Dreams and Health: how to recognize a dream is about a health issue

Infinty model of healing

In my series of blogs and Facebook posts about the relationship between dreaming and health I have often stated that dreams can be an early warning sign of a disease or a chronical illness. What are the things to look for in dreams? What common themes could refer to a health issue? I will give you a short list. It is not a “golden” list it could be different for everybody. But these are common themes:

1. Dreaming about a house.

If you dream about a house it might refer to your body. What room are you in? Every room can refer to a different part of your body. A kitchen might say something about your digestive system. An attic might say something about your brain. Is the house well kept or is it untidy? Maybe you are putting out a fire in the house. Fire could refer to an infection. Are there any unwanted visitors?

2. Dreaming about snakes

Snakes are very powerfull totem animals they are and always will be the sign of asclepius.  Whenever you dream about a snake try to look for a relation with your current health. Beacuse they are not only healing, they can be poisonous too.

3. Dreaming about horses

Horses usually refer to the energy of life. A physical strength, vitality, but also our psychological or emotional ability to go on in life.

4. Body wounds

Dreaming about your body being hurt or wounded can be an indication of an illness. Dreams about being shot or stabbed may be an early warning sign about a physical symptom.

5. Car

Dreaming about a car that stops driving or even gets a flat tire might be signals that you have to carefully track the energy-flows in your body. A car can be a symbol for the vehicle that moves us around: the body.

6. Vegetables and trees

If the vegtable Kingdom in your dream appears to be dark, dehydrated,
wounded or neglected one should pay attention to the way your body feels. All worlds: those of animals and of plants are integrated and likewise they mirror each other.

7. Losing money

Money in a dream might represent energy. In waking life, you get an amount of money for the energy you put into a project or job. If you lose money it might indicate a physical blockage of energy.

It is no all-inclusive list I can give you. Every person is unique. If you dream about a fire in your attic it may not mean you have an illness. But hopefully you will, like a detective, scan the possibility of a disturbance in your physical energy-flow.

Has this article inspired you? Do you want to share a healt related dream with me? I am investigating the relationship between dreams and health at this moment: feel free to share. All results will remain anonymous.


About Mindfunda

My name is Susanne van Doorn, I am a Dutch psychologist. I have been working with psychology, dreams and mythology ever since I finished my study of psychology at Tilburg University. I made this site to share insights, and recent scientific articles about the brain, dreams, and mythology for use in your personal life. A Mindfunda a day keeps the doctor away: a healthy mind in a healthy body. If you are a blogger yourself, you’re invited to submit a blog (if you use the contact form I will get back to you asap) on the subjects of science, mythology or psychology.
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