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Online Database of Past Dream Interpretations: Dreams About Home

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I have a recurring dream that I live in my home, but I find new rooms I never knew existed. But I can't go into these rooms because the wood floors are so bad and I might fall through. There are holes and sometimes severe water damage so I cannot get in there. These rooms are all furnished and have a lot of old things I'd like to see because our house is over 140 years old, but I can't get in. I have this dream several times a month.
Dear Dreamer, The new rooms are probably symbolic of innate talents or aspects to your personality that you never knew existed. The bad wood floors may suggest that you need to replace your foundation (e.g. understanding or awareness or emotional foundation) before these aspects of yourself can be further explored. The severe water damage might be symbolic of the fact that you could be prone to emotional swings and those emotional swings are hampering you from accomplishing certain goals in life. Overall, the dream may be suggesting that there is much more to you than you have previously given yourself credit for and that you may need to change the way that you've been dealing with certain things in your life.

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I just had a dream this morning that my house burned down from bad electric lines. My boyfriend just bought an old 1926 fixer-upper house, which I live in with him. We have been refinishing it for about 5 months now. The dream seemed too vivid. I saw all of our things and our kitchen we are working on fixing in a black, bubbling burnt heap. I remember in my dream thinking we should have called the electrician to come fix the circuit box and plugs. I was wondering what this means and should I take it seriously since we do have old wiring in the house or is it a sign that I am burnt out on the house and all of its fixings.
Dear Dreamer, Call an electrician immediately! If the dream is a warning dream you need to have the circuit box and plugs checked, just as you suggested in your dream. The dream does have a metaphorical interpretation, suggesting that you are burned out or that your communication with your boyfriend is "fried" because of all of the work on the house, but even if the dream is a metaphor to be on the safe side call an electrician.

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I once dreamt that there was a knock at the door. I'm not sure if I answered or dreamt I answered, but no one was there. It was approximately 3:00 am and I couldn't go back to sleep. Then it happened the following night. This time I didn't get out of bed. It was 3:00 am again and I lay awake, scared to sleep. Every morning last week this happened...at 3:00 am. It hasn't happened since then but it was so strange that it was the same thing waking me at the same time!
Dear Dreamer, The Edgar Cayce material suggests that sometimes when we dream about a knock on the door it is our own Higher Self (or even the Christ presence) inviting us to become more involved in our own spiritual search or in applying our spiritual beliefs. This interpretation is associated with the following reference in the Book of Revelation: "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:19-21) Another possibility is that the dream could simply be symbolic of an opportunity trying to be let into your life but it is waiting for you to "open the door." A final interpretation could be someone deceased trying to contact you, especially if you have recently experienced the loss of a close friend or relative. I hope that helps.

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My mother was diagnosed with a malignant tumor two years ago. For the last year she has been severely depressed refusing to let go of her depression. I think it is more than just the tumor. She is 75-years-old and all she does is have regrets about the past. She is letting go of her anger but she seems to have a hard time allowing herself to find joy. She was always a very material person but she is trying to be spiritual and praying every day. This is the dream she had the night I was explaining to her about will, mind and soul: She went up in the elevator to the 21st floor of a narrow building. Three of us, me and two other people wanted to buy this house but when we went up it was dirty and unsafe and each room had a toilet. All she could see were toilets and rickety walls. She started crying and shouting that she didn’t want to stay she wanted to leave and that, “NO NO I don’t want you to buy this. You can’t even divide it 3 ways. Now we can’t even get down the elevators are broken.” Could you please interpret the dream? This is not the first time she has dreamt of toilets and dirt and not wanting to stay there. I would like to add that she does seem to be finding more interest in life lately and she is starting to laugh.
Dear Dreamer, Essentially, the dreams are suggesting that there is something your mother needs to turn loose of or eliminate but she either doesn’t know how to or is refusing to. The symbolism of the 21st floor might be associated with the age of 21 and something she did then that she regrets now. On the other hand, it might simply be connected to the time she has spent in her head (e.g. up in the air) thinking about her regrets. The dream also suggests that your mother feels like she is being forced to do something she doesn’t really want to do. Not being able to divide something three ways could be associated with not being able to find balance – physically, mentally, and spiritually. I hope that helps. -

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I’ve had very similar dreams that I’m hoping you can help me interpret. Basically what happens is my husband and I find ourselves visiting a house we used to live in. When we lived in it, it needed a lot of work. Other people have bought it and fixed it up, and we stop to visit the house and the new owners. So far, I’ve had three or four dreams with this theme.
Dear Dreamer, Essentially, the dream suggests that you and your husband are revisiting experiences and “themes” in your marriage that correspond to a time when you were first married. That theme has something to do with reorganizing or refurbishing or redoing or repairing something in your lives, marriage, occupations, etc. Perhaps one way to look at this dream is to ask yourself, “What were my husband and I most concerned about when we were first married?” The answer to that question might give you insights into what the dream is trying to describe in the present.

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I am very curious to find out what these recurring dreams could mean; they aren’t exactly the same but they have a lot of similarities. They take place always in what begins as a house that is somewhat dark, not a lot of lighting, but later they are more like a boiler room or maybe a large kitchen. There are rolling metal tables, etc., where I keep ending up but the main thing that I am curious about is that there is a man with no face. It’s blurry and it’s like I can’t focus on it. He comes after me with a knife. He always gets me cornered under the metal tables that I mentioned before. For some reason I crawl under it I a kind of fetal position, and he is waiving the knife at me under the table; it never gets me, but just misses and then I wake up. Please help me.
Dear Dreamer, A house can represent your current situation, your state of mind, your living condition or even your physical body. A place that is somewhat dark is suggestive of the unknown or aspects of self that you really don’t want to have to deal with. A boiler room can indicate repressed anger. A kitchen can symbolize something that nurtures or it might symbolize your mother. The unknown man who comes after you could represent a repressed part of self or something that you have to deal with that you really don’t want to. With all these things in mind, the dream may be suggesting that you have repressed anger within yourself that is trying to come up but that you keep ignoring it. If this is the case, let me recommend seeing a counselor so that you can get past this experience and get on with your life. An alternative interpretation might be that you have become aware of aggressive/angry parts of yourself that you are trying to get away from and/or ignore.

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My dream has been recurring for several years. I am in a sandstone house in a very nice neighborhood. It is beautifully decorated; however, when I see the bedrooms I am locking the door in each bedroom from the inside then I go around the back of the house and there are no outer walls in these bedrooms. I am worried about someone breaking into to the house and have asked others to fix the walls however no one ever does. I can’t see that there is no wall from the inside. Good luck!
Dear Dreamer, One possibility suggested by the dreams is that you may have the tendency of being too emotionally distant and cut off from people– especially close personal relationships. Bedrooms can signify close personal relationships and the fact that you are essentially locking all of the doors (and there is no other entrance) could indicate that you too frequently try to “lock out” the outside world (and people) so that you don’t have to deal with it/them. If that is not the case, then the houses could symbolize your current occupation and the dreams might be associated with your fears regarding financial or staffing problems at your place of employment. I hope that helps.

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I’m French. Could you help me with my dreams? Often, I dream about houses. Sometimes I am looking for a house to rent (often with my mother helping me). Many times I am trying to figure out which room I want to rent. Sometimes I rent hotel rooms and find people from my past renting nearby. Sometimes I am in an old woman’s house and I keep trying to get where I am not supposed to be; or I am trying to get to my favorite room but can’t find it and wander into the forbidden rooms and I get chased out. Many times I am in a house running around shutting out the storm, or closing the windows to keep out the high tide or tidal waves (the ocean is the other main character in my dreams) or looking out the window of my beachfront property. Sometimes more recently I am somewhere and I need a place to stay for the night and I try to sneak and stay with strangers...
Dear Dreamer, Houses can have a variety of meanings but generally they are associated with the dreamer’s present experience or situation and/or the dreamer’s consciousness or physical body. The act of looking for a house to rent could be symbolic of looking for some kind of temporary situation or activity that would fill the void between where you are right now and where you ultimately hope to end up (e.g. a temporary job, a temporary break from a challenging experience, etc.). People from your past can be associated with experiences, patterns and thoughts from the past resurfacing in the present. In other words, sometimes they suggest that whatever is going on in your life right now is similar to an activity or an emotional state of mind that occurred when you knew these individuals. Exploring an old woman’s house could be associated with exploring long-dormant thoughts, talents, abilities (or even negative patterns) within your own soul consciousness or memory that are the result of past-life experiences. Being chased out of rooms might correspond with being advised not to pursue various aspects of your personality or desires that are a part of your soul memory. Shutting windows or trying to keep out the storm is often connected to trying to protect self from emotional experiences or people that are overwhelming. Looking at beachfront property can symbolic of attempting to or desiring to relax. Looking for a place to stay can be symbolic of trying to discover what it is you are supposed to be doing in life. Staying with strangers might correspond with being involved with some kind of unfamiliar situation or experience. I hope that helps.

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I have had this dream more than once. I find myself at the house of a man that I’ve always found attractive. I have been with him or on the phone with him or waiting for him. The downstairs is a mess. Dark red brick from the fireplace is broken and all over the floor. On either side of the doorway into the kitchen there are 2 neat stacks of colorfully wrapped gifts. I spend a great deal of time going through the house as if I am looking for him and I never find him. I was with him only in the first dream. I have never been formally introduced to this man. I am married to someone else. I just don’t get it. It’s like I’m familiar with the inside of the house and I’ve never entered it. Please respond!
Dear Dreamer, You may not like the answer, as it does not look good for the possibility of a relationship with this individual. Looking for the man but not finding him might suggest that the likelihood of getting together is not very realistic. Being familiar with the house but never having entered it could correspond with your fantasies of this man and his life. The messy house could indicate that he is not as suitable as you have imagined him to be or it might show the need to put your own house in order. The two beautiful unwrapped gifts may, in all likelihood, correspond to two beautiful gifts you have in your own life that have perhaps been neglected (e.g. children). If you still think you have a possible future together, ask specifically for a dream on your relationship with this individual and see what happens. All the best to you.

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Please help me. I dreamt that I got a new bed and stove. At first, I thought I had left the mattress out in the rain but I did not. I was told not to put the stove together because it could catch a fire. [In real life I had an old mattress and stove and then I got new ones.] I awoke feeling it was about a relationship. Thank you in advance.
Dear Dreamer, The Edgar Cayce information suggests that dreams often contrast and correlate the events of the day. With this in mind, your dream is suggestive of making new changes in your life – symbolic of the new mattress and stove that you have just purchased. As you surmised, the dream is probably suggesting you are (or will be) making changes in your relationship life, as well. A mattress can be symbolic of an intimate relationship or sexuality and a stove can represent the home and family, personal nurturing or it might represent repressed feelings and emotions that can ignite or erupt. Leaving the mattress out in the rain might be suggestive of some kind of overwhelming emotional experience that you thought could have ended or ruined your relationship but the dream is suggesting it did not. The fact that you are hesitant to put the stove together because of the possibility of fire could indicate a cautionary feeling on your part in terms of following through on some kind of new life or new relationship situation because of a concern related to anger, aggression or volatility. I hope that helps.

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I’ve had a recurring dream for years about a house by a river that feels like home to me but each time I go there something is different and new. Sometimes the house is in disarray and cluttered, sometimes I find new rooms filled with things I haven’t seen before, it’s almost like treasure hunting. Sometimes my Mother is there (she’s deceased) and sometimes the house is scary. It’s always varied but I love going there. Does this just reflect my life? I’ve always been curious about it!
Dear Dreamer, Oftentimes a house in a dream can be symbolic of an individual’s state of consciousness, his or her current life situation or even some aspect of the person’s physical body. When the house is in disarray and cluttered, it could correspond to a feeling of things being disorganized in your daily life. The appearance of new rooms in the house can correspond to new talents, abilities or discovering aspects of self that you may not have had to rely upon before. The appearance of your mother might be indicative of the watchful eye of your own Higher Self. The house being scary could be associated with different things that you may not want to face and so forth. Overall, a house in a dream generally corresponds to activities, thoughts, or feelings that are occurring in waking life.

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I am an architect and I have had a recurring dream for years. I am in a large, older building, possibly a mansion or some kind of institutional building. The place usually varies but I am always in the stairwell. Sometimes I am going up, sometimes down, but I am always looking for a way out of the building. I am not scared, just concerned that I need to find a way out. The stairs are all different, some steep, some with no handrails; some actually turn into steep ramps at times. Sometimes, I climb over the handrails to get to levels that have handrails, because I am afraid that if I use the stairs without handrails, I will fall. I open doors at each level, but can not seem to find a way out, because I somehow know that if I leave the stairwell, I will not find my way back. There are other people around, but I don’t know who they are, and they don’t seem concerned with me. I have never been able to find a way out of the building. I just keep searching. This time was different, I opened one of the doors and I was in a library. I decided to ask the librarian which stairwell was the one that led out. She directed me to the wrong door, and I said “No”, and found the correct one myself. As I turned to the door, I saw my Grandmother, who currently has bone cancer. She looked at me asked me for some salad dressing? Then she told me that she loved me. That was the end of the dream.
Dear Dreamer, Since you are an architect and associate houses with your job, a major possibility related to these dreams is that part of your really wants to do something else with your life but you either don’t know what or you don’t know how to get out of your present entanglements (e.g. bills, obligations, etc.). Being afraid to use the stairs without handrails suggests that even when you see a way out, you are concerned that it is not a “safe” approach without some financial problems or probable pitfalls and so forth. Certainly a library can be the search for more information. In this dream, your Grandmother can be a symbol of someone who has a condition that is “eating her up.” If you are, in fact, unhappy with your job, then your Grandmother makes an appropriate symbol for the psychological experience that is occurring within you. Asking for salad dressing can correspond to not dealing with the problem and just trying to cover it up with life’s normal activities. The dream is also suggesting that no matter what you do, your family will still love you. If you are not having frustrations with your job or life’s direction, then the dream is suggesting that there is some other situation in life that you are trying to get out of because you don’t know how to deal with it. I hope this helps.

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I look out the window of my house and find that it is no longer in it's usual location but is now in the middle of a construction site with large machines and no trees in sight. I am very confused and keep asking how this could happen. This dream recurred three times so far.
Dear Dreamer, Houses can often be associated with one’s current life situation or experience or they might correspond to the activity within one’s physical body. From the description of your dream, it suggests that you are either considering or in the process or considering doing something different in life: a new job, a change of locations, a change in your relationship, etc. My sense is that the house is “under construction” because you have only been considering these changes on a mental level and have not yet fully followed through on whatever change(s) you are planning to make.

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This past year I've had many dreams about flooded houses as well as ceilings leaking water. Sometimes I'm looking at the house after the flood and seeing the damage done. (The houses are almost always empty of furniture, etc.) Other times I'm in the house while it's full of water, which is never higher than my knees or waist. I don't have the impression these are ever my own home. One time I went to sit on a bed (not my own) and discovered it was thoroughly drenched. I was worried the owner would think I was somehow responsible for it getting wet, though I knew it had to be due to a leak in the ceiling or wall. One time I was looking out a window in a house on a mountaintop and saw water gushing out of the heavens and rapidly filling the valleys below. I ran inside to pack up some food and move to a higher floor in the house before the water level rose further. Thanks for any insight you can give me.
Dear Dreamer, Houses are often symbolic of our present circumstance or situations. Sometimes they can also represent our personalities or our physical body. Leaky water is generally a symbol of some type of overwhelming emotional experience that is trying to break through. Ceilings are often related to thoughts and ideas. The way you've described your dreams, it appears as though something really emotional (or something about which you are vulnerable or extremely sensitive) is occurring in your life. OR, you may inadvertently be causing someone in your surroundings some kind of emotional situation. Overall, the dreams seem to indicate that someone either is or needs to be having an emotional release about some situation going on in her or his life - At home? At work? At school?

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I have been having recurrent dreams where I am lost. I know that “home” is close but cannot seem to make my way to it. I feel extremely frustrated. In these dreams, I am at different places. It is never the same situation but the same theme of lost and frustrated and almost hopeless. Thank you!
Dear Dreamer, The dream might mirror the feeling of being “lost” or “frustrated” or “hopeless” in some other area of your life. In other words, if you are in what appears to be a hopeless situation or feel somehow lost or disconnected from your job or a relationship, this dream might simply be reflecting what is occurring. If any of this is applicable to what is occurring in your life, you might want to investigate some of the Cayce-related book titles or programs that could help you address the situation (ARECatalog.com). Another possibility is to write out the question, “What can I do about __________?” before going to sleep and dream on the question. The dream you have might give you insights into how you can solve whatever issue is occurring in your life.

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Hi. Lately I've had repeated dreams involving stairs. In the dreams I'm falling, sliding, or riding up and down the steps as if on a roller coaster...sometimes alone, sometimes not. I'm usually going down the stairs (against my will) and I've awoken feeling concerned and a bit worried. Also (and I don't know if this is related) I've been dreaming that I'm selling my house, only to move into a bigger, empty house that I really don't like and only wish to move back to my old house with the beautiful views. Thanks in advance for your advice. Can't get those stairs out of my mind.
Dear Dreamer, Life itself is often described as being on a roller coaster. Going down the stairs in a dream can symbolize such things as being demoted, becoming involved with issues that have been repressed, or even feeling like you are really having to deal with the people and events in your life rather than simply living in the world of your thoughts. (In a dream, being in the upper levels of a house can correspond to thoughts and ideas.) Getting a bigger house could correspond to taking on more responsibility, expanding your horizons, moving beyond your level of control and comfort, etc. Overall, I think the dreams are suggesting that events in your life may be prompting you to expand your level of comfort, move beyond the structure and parameters you may have set for your life, and become aware that there is much more you are being called to do then you may have thought you desired or were comfortable with.

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My dream was about me trying to get in touch with a former landlord, telling him that there was a man in my apartment that I didn't care for. Apparently, this was something the landlord said was okay. I tried desperately to dial the landlord's number, but kept getting the number wrong. I finally had to have someone else dial it for me.
In general the dream suggests that there is something going on in your present situation or living environment (apartment) that you don't feel comfortable with or don't really know how to deal with. In an attempt to figure out how to handle this situation, you are looking for aid from your higher self (landlord of your apartment) but have been unable to discover or understand just what the situation is all about (problems with the phone/communication). Continually getting the number wrong and asking for someone else's help to dial may suggest that you may need outside help in coming to terms with or understanding how to deal with whatever is occurring in your life that you may be trying to avoid.

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I had a dream I was hired to work at a hardware store and that my job was to go to houses and fix problems they couldn't. I had a trainer that went with me, and I caught on fast. I'm thinking houses mean our consciousness and that I am going to help people do this with the help of a person or spiritual guide?
Dear Dreamer, Certainly your idea is a possibility. Houses can also represent one's current situation, one's physical body, or an overall activity with which the individual is involved (e.g. work, raising a family, etc.). Since we most often dream for ourselves, this type of a dream might be suggesting the possibility that the dreamer could use some assistance getting her/his own house in order. As you've already suggested, the dream could also be about helping others fix their problems and/or serving as some type of a psychological/ spiritual (or even health) adviser. This might sound funny but another thing to keep in mind is that "houses" in dreams can literally be houses and therefore the dream could have something to do with the need for and/or a future in home inspection.

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I recently moved and am not sure I made the right decision. I found out yesterday I may have to chance of moving back to a similar place soon. Cost is not involved. Last night I had two dreams. In one I was with my parents and sister in a new home - everything was right - there were clean curtains at the windows that were the right length and fitted with the decor. I remember going into the garden with my sister and saying that this was a nice place and that it had a nice feeling to it - it feels good. I was not sure if that could relate to where I am or where I could be! I had another dream about my camera. I was in a car full of people and remembered I had left my camera at home and asked if they wouldn't mind if we went to fetch it. They did not mind and took me home. My father was curled up looking pitiful asleep on a chair. I got my camera and then lowered it through a square opening and threw it down to the level below. I was a first worried that that action might damage the lens but it rolled quietly and was fine. I decided not to follow the camera through the opening.
Dear Dreamer, Since you have been wondering about whether you made the right decision, the first dream seems to suggest that you are presently in "a nice place" that has a "nice feeling to it." Unless another move would place you closer to your parents or your family, it seems like where you are right now is your new "home." In the second dream, being in a car with a bunch of people and then going to fetch your camera where your father is, could suggest that you might have the tendency of living and thinking about the past (camera = past memories/experiences). Not following the camera through the opening could be the act of consciously deciding to not following through on the tendency to always reflect on the past.

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I was standing at a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes and a bug dropped down from the faucet. I looked closely and it was a grasshopper. I had at first thought it was a centipede. The grasshopper was upside down kicking in the sink.
The dream may be suggesting that there are dirty dishes and things that do not belong there clogging up the plumbing in your house. In other words, the dream might be suggesting problems with improper diet and resulting poor eliminations. If these things are not occurring in your life, it may be suggesting that you have too many half-finished activities going on in your life (dirty dishes) and that the stress of your pent-up emotions (clogged sink) is really beginning to "bug" you.
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I dreamed that I was walking in my house and discovering all kinds of doors that I didn’t know were there. I seemed pleased with the discovery, but I didn’t know what was behind any of them.
Dear Dreamer, Oftentimes a house can represent aspects of an individual, his or her personality, body, or even a current situation. One possibility suggested by the dream is that whatever is going on in your life right now is providing you with the opportunity to see aspects of yourself (your talents and abilities) that you didn’t even know existed. It suggests that your life events are enabling you to grow and expand as an individual and that there is more to you than you have even imagined.

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Here's my dream. I am in a strange house, and I can't move around from room to room because the hallways are all filled with furniture and boxes of stuff. I'm looking down at this from above and see that all the corridors are choked with stuff.
Dear Dreamer, Oftentimes a house in a dream can represent the dreamer's physical body or her or his current life situation. The imagery in the dream suggests that for some reason your life at this point is filled with clutter and disarray. In the dream you're looking down from above, suggesting that your spending time in your waking thoughts trying to figure out what to do with the situation in real life.

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