Are you dreaming about water? Perhaps you are dreaming about the ocean, flowing rivers, or waterfalls. When water appears in your dreams, it signifies a deep and powerful message from your subconscious.
This is because water is one of the major elements in the universe, and therefore our souls have a significant connection with it. It represents emotions, wisdom, and purity, and can appear in our lives in so many different ways.
In this article, I will look at the different ways you may be dreaming about water, and what it might mean for you.
Why We Should Pay Attention To Our Dreams
Before we get into what dreaming about water might mean for you, we should briefly be reminded of the importance of our dreams.
The Spiritual Importance of Dreams
Dreams are a window into our subconsciousness. When we are asleep, we let go of the constraints of modern society and allow our minds and souls to flow freely. This means that we are much more in tune with higher levels of consciousness and the occult.
Have you ever heard of the witching hour? This is the time of night, shortly after midnight, when many spiritualists believe that the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. At this time, ghosts and witches are more active as they can visit the earth. This also means that we can connect with other realms. We are normally asleep during the witching hour (and I don’t think that is a coincidence).
This is a pretty traditional view of the paranormal and occult, but I always think that there is some truth in this. Of course, we aren’t really expecting witches at the bottom of our beds at this time of night, but we are definitely more in tune with different realms of consciousness when we are asleep.
Our minds are opened up to new experiences, other souls, and higher realms of existence. If you have ever practiced lucid dreaming, you probably know what I mean! There is something pretty spiritual about the night and sleep. Our souls are free to truly understand the world around us and receive messages that we may have ignored in the waking world. Because of this, we must pay attention to the messages that crop up in our dreams.
The Psychological Importance of Dreams
Of course, we can’t talk about dreaming without mentioning Freud. The founder of psychoanalysis, Freud argued that dreams showed to us our subconsciousness and our deep hopes, fears, and traumas.
However, our dreams aren’t that easy to interpret. Our brains use symbolism and imagery to send us messages, so it is up to us to figure out what our psyche is trying to tell us.
Dreaming About Water Meaning
Whether we think that dreams are a window to higher realms of existence or a window to our subconsciousness, we can agree that dreaming is important.
So, what might it mean when we are dreaming about water? Water is often a symbol of our emotions, and the type of water that we are dreaming about will reflect what emotion we need to address. Water can also represent cleansing, hope, and transformation.
Let’s look at different ways we might dream about water and what they mean.
Dreaming About Water and Drowning
Dreaming about drowning in water is a terrifying experience, and we will probably wake up pretty shaken. It will often be a sign from our subconsciousness that we feel overwhelmed in our waking life.
If you are dreaming about water and drowning, your psyche is telling you that you are under huge amounts of stress right now, and you need to address this! Take a look at your work-life balance and figure out if you have the time and space you need to relax and recuperate from your commitments.
It might not be work that is overwhelming you. Perhaps you are the friend or family member who takes on all the burdens of your loved ones. Of course, this is a wonderful and caring part of you, but you need to be able to express your emotions too. You may spend your life helping others, but you can’t do that if you are not truly looking after yourself.
Take a good look at your stress levels and your commitments in life. Have you got the time for yourself that you need?
Dreaming about water and drinking
Water is often seen as a symbol of renewal and transformation, and when you are dreaming about drinking water, your soul is telling you that you are on the cusp of an emotional or spiritual awakening.
How are you feeling when you are sipping the water in your dream? Are you feeling refreshed and renewed?
This is an exciting feeling, and it suggests that success is on the horizon for you. You are on the right track in life and are embracing your spirituality. You are currently in a transformational period of your life and are connecting with the elements in the natural world.
If you are particularly thirsty in your dream before you drink, it may be a sign from your soul that you need to be more proactive in regard to your spirituality. Meditation, Tarot, and connecting with your spirit guides are great ways of developing your spiritual side, allowing you to truly transform and follow your soul’s calling.
Dreaming About Water and Falling In
Another pretty scary dream, falling into water is not a nice feeling. In this dream, we are not jumping in, but falling in. Yup, there is a huge distinction!
When we are dreaming about water and falling into it, we are not in control of what is happening. This represents something in our waking lives that we feel is a risk to our personal health and happiness.
What are you scared of right now? What do you think is threatening you?
You may be feeling pretty helpless, and it is really affecting your mental health. But, perhaps there are things you can do to lessen the strain. It may be time to work on admitting that there are things outside your control and that it is best to focus on the things we can change.
Dreaming About Water and Jumping In
Unlike dreaming about falling into water, dreaming about jumping into water has a positive meaning. This kind of dream can be pretty thrilling, but also a little daunting!
A dream about jumping into water is often a message from your soul that you must take risks in order to fully enjoy life. Perhaps you aren’t the most daring person and prefer to follow the rules and stick to what you know.
But, when you are dreaming about jumping into water, your soul is telling you to get out of your comfort zone! It is time to explore new things and release fear. You are at the beginning of a new adventure and must take a leap of faith in order to achieve your goals and dreams.
If you are a Tarot lover like me, you might also be relating this meaning to the Fool card. Your psyche is telling you to learn from the Fool, following the path into the unknown. There is so much to gain by taking a little risk!
Dreaming About Breathing Underwater
This is actually a pretty common dream, with a deep and insightful meaning.
If you dream that you are underwater and you can suddenly breathe, it will often be an exciting and hopeful feeling. You may feel saved, refreshed, and renewed. Of course, we can’t breathe underwater in our waking lives, so why do we have this superpower when we are asleep?
Your soul is telling you that you have the power and strength to get through anything that is standing in your way. Remember how water will often symbolize emotions? When we dream we are breathing underwater, our psyche is telling us that we are able to deal with the weight of our emotions, and understand how to use them to our advantage.
Dreaming About Water Leaks
Water leaks aren’t just irritating in our waking lives, they can sometimes be annoying when we are asleep!
If you are dreaming about water leaks, you firstly need to identify where you are in your dream. Are you in your own home, with water leaking through the walls? Or, are you somewhere unknown?
If you are dreaming about water leaking in your home, your psyche is telling you that there is something threatening your peace. Your home is your sanctuary, and water can be pretty destructive. There are outside forces that you need to address in order to feel safe and comfortable in your waking life.
If you are dreaming about water leaks in an unknown location, it can often represent your insecurities and doubt. This unknown place will often represent how you feel about yourself, and the water represents overwhelming emotions.
It is time to work on your self-confidence and take time to practice affirmations or use a gratitude journal. Work on how you feel about yourself, and remind yourself of all the good traits you have!
Dreaming About Water and Snakes
A bizarre mix, dreaming about snakes and water is actually pretty common. It will often occur when there is emotional distress in your waking life, and you don’t feel in control of your feelings.
This will soon get out of hand if not addressed. Your soul is telling you to work on how you deal with your emotions and how you express them. You may find it useful to get counseling to talk through what is going on in your life right now. Or, you may find it helpful to practice mindfulness and meditation.
Dreaming About water – Diving Deeper
Water comes in so many forms, and therefore there are so many different meanings behind dreaming of water. You may not have identified with the common dreams listed above, and therefore I thought it would be useful to look at the different forms of water and what they generally represent in the dream world.
If you are dreaming of a calm, serene ocean, you’re in a good place right now! Your emotions are in control, and you are working towards inner peace and happiness.
If the ocean is turbulent in your dreams, with crashing waves and dark, deep water, this is a sign that there currently are obstacles in your way. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Life is full of ups and downs, but you have the strength to get through the stormy water.
The horizon is in sight, you just need to work extra hard to get there. Soon, the seas will calm, and you will find yourself in a peaceful and tranquil place.
Lakes are normally pretty calm, but dreaming about them will often represent repressed emotions. If the lake is particularly murky, it may be a sign from your psyche that you are avoiding something in your waking life.
Are you not fully addressing feelings that you have? Perhaps you are feeling down, but instead of dealing with the emotion, you are ignoring it and hoping it just goes away.
It is important to acknowledge the emotions we have and learn how to deal with them in a healthy way. When we are dreaming of lakes, our souls are feeling a little trapped right now and we need to start expressing ourselves!
If you are dreaming of waterfalls, it suggests that your emotions are flowing freely, and you are able to change and transform throughout your life.
Waterfalls can often symbolize letting go and forgiving. This may be about forgiving yourself, or someone who has done you wrong in your life. Whichever it is, you are moving on right now and releasing the worries of yesterday.
As water represents our emotions when we are dreaming, rivers will often reflect the flow of feeling that is within us.
Dreaming of rivers can serve as a reminder of the changes that we go through in our lives, and the journey we are on. In order to get to where we wish to be, we need to carry on following our emotions and letting them flow. There may be obstacles, but we must always be putting one step forward.
Dreaming of rivers can be a sign from our ancestors and spirit guides to carry on enjoying life and the twists and turns it takes.
Have You Been Dreaming About Water?
Dreaming about water is a common occurrence for many people around the world. It will often represent emotions and change, and serve as a reminder of the importance of allowing ourselves to feel and grow.
Have you been dreaming about water? I hope this article has helped you understand the importance of these dreams, and you have learned what you need to do in order to move forward with your life.
Alice Taylor says
i have dreamt of being by the ocean and huge bodies of water for years and years. often i am in a familiar place like the ocean and river I grew up on. But always water. I’ve walked over water on wooden planked jetties that span for long lengths that contain tourist shops or hotel rooms and sometimes like a man-made island that has me lost or trying to hide. I’ve found myself in pubs in the middle of a river, flat and in unhealthy water. I’ve been deep below in very strange types of vessels and unfamiliar circumstance often very overwhelming situations and with the whisper of danger and or unseen presents that follows me through the dream like a pair of eyes. I have been in water like in an amazon river containing very threatening species that leave me feeling afraid. my association with the water that is all surrounding is very often pleasant and I feel envious of how it makes me feel whilst asleep or it is the very opposite. The thing that has me so consumed by my dreams is how I feel while dreaming them asleep. It’s like nothing I have experienced in my whole life. The emotions and feelings that overcome me are almost magical. Often I am self-aware during my dreams and more often than not I am playing with something that haunts me. Or if not haunted then I am navigating through the dream but I’m not the only one in my dream. It is as if I am sharing these dreams with an extremely intelligent but unseen entity. Would you shed some light on what these relentless dreams mean?
I just lightly scrolled down this article.. as I’ve deamt about a TSUNAMI (!!) coming upftont and several waves chasing us. I woke up on the first one (probably) enclosing us from behind…
Then, This same night later, I dreamt I woke up, and my parents told me I woke myself up because I was screaming “there is a tsunami coming” a tsunami is coming..
A huge emotional release on the way!? Transformation? For sure!
Would not be surprised though if there is one in the world soon… wish, if so, there is in a place with a warning system around <3
Hope to find some more answers about it today, so seach goes on and letting it go.