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Dreams: Losing Something

Having dreams about losing something is similar to having dreams about being lost. There is probably something missing from your waking life, or something that you are feeling insecure about. Usually the thing you have lost is important, so when are trying to interpret the dream, it’s key to figuring out what you’re missing. The lost object can be a symbol for a lot of different things. For example, someone dreaming about losing their locker combination could be a sign that they are feeling insecure about a something related to school- one of your classes, perhaps. Dreaming about losing your wallet could be a sign that you aren’t being careful with your money. You might be spending your money too recklessly and not saving any for the future. Pay attention to the object that you lost in your dream and think about what kinds of things you associate with that object. If it’s a pencil, that could be related to study, intelligence, or creativity. Keys could symbolize a feeling of security or privacy. Shoes can relate to travel, motivation, and a sense of purpose. This dream will mean something different depending on your lost item, how you feel about that item, and how you think the item can connect to events in your waking life.

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The Colors of Ancient Crete: Minoan Natural Dyes

Minoan art is marvelously colorful, even 3500 years later. Was ancient Crete that colorful in real life? Probably.

Part of that color would have been due to the plant and animal substances used to dye the fabric that made the Minoans' clothing, household textiles, and temple decorations.

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Falling Dreams

This super common dream usually symbolizes losing control. The terror you might feel in your dream as you fall from a skyscraper, airplane, represents the fear you have about managing all the responsibilities in your life. Perhaps you’re trying to juggle homework, extracurricular activities, chores, and hanging out with friends. It’s a lot. And it’s ok if you can’t manage it all anymore. Let go of your desire to be in control of every little thing. Dreams about falling can also be a sign that you are dealing with some insecurity. Is there anything happening in your life that has you questioning your self-worth? If so, remind yourself that you are doing the best you can and that you are worthy of happiness and light.

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Dreams on Drowning

Dreams about drowning can be interpreted a few different ways. The most common interpretation is that you are feeling overwhelmed. If there are too many things happening in your life, you may feel like you can hardly take a breath. You might be afraid of losing control. Anything from deadlines or, a heavy homework load, to friend or family drama, or responsibilities at home can make you feel trapped. If things in your waking life feel hopeless, this dream can be a sign that you have hit a dead end. Water as a dream symbol is associated with emotion, so think about the feelings that are bogging you down in life and what steps you can take to let go of some of the pressure you’re feeling.

On a more positive note, this dream can also symbolize rebirth which means some exciting changes are ahead. Perhaps you want to take up a new hobby or learn a new language. A new friend in your life is also a positive change. Or, you might want to sign up for a fun extracurricular activity at school. This will help you get there!

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Dreams: Failing a Test

Taking a test in a dream is often a sign of a challenge in your waking life, something that has put you under pressure or that is causing the people in your life to analyze you. Perhaps you actually have an upcoming exam in real life that is causing you anxiety, or maybe the “test” in your dream is a representation of some other trial you have had to face. Tests often symbolize being unprepared, and can reflect anxiety for the future as well as guilt about the past. Did you back down from a challenge?. There may be another lying in wait for you. In these dreams, people often find they feel like they are running out of time, or they can’t understand the questions, or their pencil keeps breaking and preventing them from finishing the test.

The feelings you experience while taking the test in your dream can reflect your confidence in your waking life. If you are failing a test or wallowing in the fear of failing, you may be struggling with self-esteem. You likely have all the tools you need to succeed, but are selling yourself short, or you are setting goals that are too high, and, as a result, you fear not being able to meet your own standards.

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Somebody (or Something) is Chasing You

This is one of the most common—and most frightening—dreams you can have. It’s the sort of chest-pounding, heart-stopping dream that makes you shoot up out of bed, right before the chaser lays their hands (or claws) on you. This dream has to do with feelings of stress and anxiety in a person’s waking life. It can be the result of your brain’s fight or flight in response to something that is threatening your well- being. Some things you will want to notice in your dream are who or what is chasing you, how you are feeling in the dream, and whether you escape whatever is chasing you.

Chase dreams are also associated with avoidance. A chase dream can mean that you are running from something in your waking life. It could be a situation you don’t want to deal with, a person you need to hold accountable, or a fear that needs to be confronted. Probably, the things that happen in this dream indicate how you cope when problems and pressures come your way. If you know the person chasing you in your dream, it’s possible that you have an ongoing issue with that person in reality. The chaser can also represent some part of yourself or some feelings that you have been keeping down. Let your intuition guide you—chances are you already know what this dream is trying to tell you, you just need to confront the truth. It’s time to stop hiding. Once you face the thing you’ve been avoiding, you will have much more peace of mind.

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Wearing the Wrong Clothes

Clothes symbolize the version of yourself that you show to other people, or how others perceive you. If you are having a dream that you are dressed inappropriately, whether that’s wearing a wedding dress to a baseball game or gym clothes to the school dance, your subconscious self might be trying to tell you that it’s time to stop worrying about how people perceive you and to start expressing yourself freely. We tend to dress up based on what sort of image we want to show to others, but in putting up this sort of front, you might be stifling your own individuality—trading who you really are for who you think others want you to be. What your clothes feel like can tell you something about yourself as well: too-tight clothes are a sign that there is something in your waking life that is holding you back, while clothes that are too loose can indicate that you are feeling inadequate. It is possible that you are also in a circumstance that you feel unprepared for.

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