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Today, we provide a more in depth analysis to some of the common dream themes that most people may have at one point in their life. It is not only fascinating, but yet another mysterious facet of dreams where people of diverse backgrounds, of varying experiences, and of different ages can share these common themes.

1.”I’m Naked!”

So you are going about your normal routine – going to college, waiting for the bus, or just walking down the street – when you suddenly realize that you are stark naked. Nudity symbolizes a variety of things depending on your real life situation. Becoming mortified at the realization that you are naked in public reflects your vulnerability or feelings of shamefulness. You may be hiding something and are afraid that others can see right through you. Nudity also symbolizes being caught off guard. Finding yourself naked at work or in a classroom, suggests that you are unprepared for a project at work or school. You may be unprepared in making a well- informed decision. If you dream that you are proud of your nakedness and show no embarrassment or shame, then it symbolizes your unrestricted freedom.

If you are prone to sudden bouts of amnesia we advise you to pinch yourself after leaving your house each morning. Just to be on the safer side.

2. “I’m being chased”


As with most of the common dreams, they often stem from feelings of anxiety in your walking life. Running is an instinctive response to physical threats in your environment. In these dreams, you can be pursued by an attacker, an animal or an unknown figure that wants to hurt or possibly kill you. In turn, you run, hide or try to outwit your pursuer. Your actions in the dream parallel how you respond to pressure and cope with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it.

Disclaimer: DU Beat will not be held responsible for the grievances caused to those who decided to implement this philosophy in the oh not so appropriate REAL LIFE situations, say when being chased by a rabid dog.

3. “My Teeth Are Falling”


Common dream scenarios include having your teeth crumble in your hands, fall out one by one with just a light tap, grow crooked or rot. Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but often leaves the dreamer with a lasting image of the dream. One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you. These dreams may stem from a fear of your sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old. Teeth are an important feature of our attractiveness and presentation to others. Another rationalization for these falling teeth dream may be rooted in your fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some specific situation. These dreams are an over-exaggeration of your worries.

DUB Prophecy: For all you skunks out there, who do no deign to brush regularly, this dream may soon assume very realistic proportions

4. “I’m flying”


Flying dreams fall under a category of dreams known as lucid dreaming. Lucid dreams occur when you become aware that you are dreaming. Many dreamers describe the ability to fly in their dreams as an exhilarating, joyful, and liberating experience. If you are flying with ease and enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation. You have risen above something. Having difficulties staying in flight indicates a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances. You may be struggling to stay aloft and stay on course.

Realization dawns: Alas, tragic as it may sound, it’s high time you wake up and smell the coffee. You aren’t superman, so just deal with it. See the silver lining in the cloud, for you don’t have to put on red underpants over tight leotards.

5. “I’m Falling”


Contrary to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before your hit the ground during a fall. As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties. You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life. This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment. You have lost your foothold and cannot hang on or keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life. When you fall; there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control. This lost of control may parallel a waking situation in your life.

Falling dreams also often reflect a sense of failure or inferiority in some circumstance or situation. It may be the fear of failing in your job/school, loss of status, or failure in love.

However we advise you not to get to carried away and walk around with your eyes closed. The bruise on your bottom should serve as a sufficient deterrent from doing that, klutz!

6. “I Failed the Test”


To dream that you are taking an exam indicates that you are being put to the test or being scrutinized in some way. Such dreams highlight your feelings of being anxious and agitated. You may find that you cannot answer any of the questions on the test or that the test is in some foreign language. Such factors contribute to you failing this test. These dreams usually have to do with your self-esteem and confidence or your lack of. You are worried that you are not making the grade and measuring up to other people’s expectations of you. You may also experience the fear of not being accepted, not being prepared, or not being good enough. Dreams of this nature are also an indication that you are being judged and this dream is a signal for you to examine an aspect of yourself that you may have been neglecting and need to pay attention to.

Unpleasant as it may sound, the aspect in question can be the mounting study load, which many have been conveniently dreaming away. So scramble for your books, folks for with the exam around the corner, this is one nightmare you don’t want to live through!

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