Dreams have long been an important element in many cultures and their spiritual beliefs. Even today and even if you feel as though you don’t have much of a spiritual belief in anything. Some dreams will leave you with some peculiar, and hard-to-decipher emotions, once you have woken up.
So, perhaps you have been having a receptive dream surrounding a house, or a rather poignant one that you just can’t get out of your mind. Dreams about houses can mean a massive number of things. These can meanings can change depending on the size, shape, state, and sometimes even who is in the house in your dream.
If you’re here I’m sure it’s because you are ready to get your metaphysical hands dirty and start digging deeper into the meanings behind your dreams about houses.
Why Do We Dream?
Well, firstly, I’m going to be 100% honest with you. Everything we know about dreams is theory and from personal experiences.
Dreams have fascinated philosophers and scientists for hundreds of years but we still haven’t reached the AH HA! A moment where we’ve worked exactly why we dream.
But dreams have played a huge part in the human race’s spiritual journeys. Some people believe them to be a connection to gods or creators, messages from the great beyond, or a relay of your subconscious and what you are trying to process in your waking life.
Dreams can vary from incredibly lucid scenarios, that almost feel completely life-like until you wake up and realize you were dreaming, to just fleeting moments, colors, and emotions.
Most of us dream every single night, but most of these dreams are long forgotten before we reach a waking consciousness.
Although scientists have yet to completely agree on what dreams are and why we have them, here are a few prominent theories that seem to have stuck around.
- To consolidate memories
- To process our emotions
- To express our deepest desires
- Practice for confronting potential dangers
Scientific research so far likes to take a mix of these theories and throw them all around together, although research has suggested that we experience a dream rebound effect. This is essentially the theory that suppressed thoughts tend to show up in our dreams.
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Regardless of how the world views dreams, it’s impossible to deny their importance when it comes to understanding ourselves on a deeper plane.
What Do Dreams About Houses Mean?
Dreams about houses are very common and because of the varied types of houses and number of rooms, each house can have there is an abundance of interpretations.
It is commonly believed that the structure of a house in dreams about houses symbolizes ourselves. The rooms of the house are connected to each facet of our selfhood. This makes dreams about houses incredibly personal and a definite message from your subconscious.
Getting even deeper into the reflection dreams of houses may hold of yourself, the front facade of a house tends to be a symbol for the face you show the world, whereas the back of the house is a reflection of your hidden self. The true you that the world doesn’t get to see.
The different rooms of the house will hold meaning for each level of your self-being. Such as the basement symbolizing your subconscious and the attic symbolizing your intellect.
These dreams about houses can be comforting, worrying, familiar, and even terrifying. It all depends on what you are trying to tell, well, you. You know yourself better than anyone else and so you really are the only person who can decipher the true meaning of your dreams about houses.
Dreams About Houses: Common Dreams and Interpretations
Dreams are such an important tool when it comes to understanding ourselves and helping us to discover the answer to problems that may trouble our waking lives. It’s time to finally dive deep into some of the things your dreams are trying to tell you.
Dreams about houses are actually incredibly common and this means that not everyone will experience the same messages within their dreams about houses and homes.
When you are trying to decipher the messages of your dreams you’ll need to remember as much as you can, this is where a dream journal can come in very handy as oftentimes the important details of our dreams are forgotten within only a mere few minutes of waking up.
When it comes to dreams about houses the more detail you can remember about the house and the emotions you felt when near it or inside it, the better. So, let’s have a look at some common dreams about houses and what their interpretations may mean for you.
Dreaming Of Your Childhood Home
Dreams about houses that are important to your childhood are incredibly common. Mostly, these types of homes influenced the person you are today or were the backdrop to poignant moments of your young life.
Dreaming of your childhood home can indicate an increase in awareness of how your childhood affects your current reality and life, especially if this home is on the street you currently live in. It’s like a blending of the past and the present.
Your subconscious could be reminding you to remain aware of your decision-making and how your childhood experiences may be influencing your decision-making and even your behavior.
Dreaming About Buying a House
Dreams about houses that you are buying can be both literal or metaphorical. If you are in the process of actually buying a house, dreams about this can be your subconscious processing these actions in your waking life.
They could be confirming the joy of this situation or they may be bringing to light some concerns you have about the decisions you are making. Buying a home is a serious long-term commitment and your subconscious could be telling you this isn’t the right home or even the right time to be taking this adventure.
If you aren’t physically buying a home, dreams about houses that you are buying can symbolize big changes. It may be a change you are already aware of, like a marriage or a big change that is just around the corner. These kinds of dreams are symbolizing that you are ready for these big changes. That you are prepared for the commitment they may require.
Dreaming About An Abandoned house
Dreams about houses that are abandoned can have a few different meanings depending on the state of the house you are dreaming about. If it is a house that you have abandoned this can symbolize you having let go of something from your past. The house itself may stand for bad habits or routines that you are ready to move on from.
Dreams about abandoned houses may also indicate that you are experiencing a problem that you have actually gotten used to. A problem that now needs to be dealt with because your lack of wanting to face the problem is leaving you empty and broken.
Dreaming about an abandoned house may also symbolize how you are feeling. You may be experiencing emotional neglect, feeling powerless, and a feeling of lifelessness on the inside. This dream may be your subconscious pushing you to make changes, to shed old ways, and maybe even relationships that aren’t satisfying you any longer.
Dreaming About An Old House
If you are dreaming about an old house that has clearly seen better days, this could be a sign that you are not taking of yourself, and things in your life, with the proper care they deserve. Perhaps you have been experiencing health issues that you have been trying to ignore, this is a sign to start taking heed of your physical health.
Dreams about houses that are old may also signify your past beliefs and behaviors. Something may have happened recently, a situation, a run-in with an old friend, or a visit to a place that reminds you of your childhood, these events may have brought forth memories from your past.
This may also be a sign that it is time for you to change your way of thinking. It no longer serves you and may be holding you back from new and more exciting things that want to be a part of your future.
Dreaming About Cleaning a House
Dreams about cleaning a house, especially if it is your own home, present the purification of the soul. These dreams signify your desire to look for new and joyful things.
This dream is a sign to begin something new. That course you’ve been unsure of as to whether you should join it, pick up new self-care habits, or try a new hobby. In your dream, you are clearing your ‘house’ of all the things you no longer need to make room for something new and exciting.
Cleaning a house in your dreams is representative of the spiritual cleaning work you have been doing. Shedding toxic traits, negative feelings, and gathering the strength to leave situations, friendships, jobs, and even relationships that are doing you more harm than good. You are finally letting go of the past to make room for what you truly desire.
Dreaming About a Dirty/Messy House
Dreams about houses that are either dirty or messy have a strong connection to an irregular or chaotic flow within your current waking life. It is a sign to organize your life, without organization you are feeling messy and may be suffering from a deeply rooted sense of direction.
These dreams sometimes signify an unresolved problem in your waking life. This is a message that without the courage to face these problems and solve them you may find yourself stuck in a never-ending cycle of chaos that will slowly wear down your spirit.
It may also mean that you have some feelings or emotions that you have been stifling. You need to create space to release these feelings to get back and sense of emotional stability, peace of mind, and calmness of the soul. Dreaming of a dirty house may also signify relationship problems where you are experiencing abandonment or neglect. You may even feel as though a particular relationship has stolen your identity.
Dreaming About a New House
Dreaming of a new house is an exciting dream to experience. It is symbolic of your desire to try new things, to change your life, and to never shy away from a challenge. It may represent a new stage or phase of your life that you are about to enter.
Because dreams about houses are so connected to our inner self, it’s no surprise that dreaming about a new house can be all about your emotions. Specifically how you are maturing emotionally. You are entering a new stage of your emotional growth and this is something to celebrate.
Dreams about houses that are new can also indicate an awakening. Usually concerning our own inner mindset or beliefs. You may have suddenly realized that the way you saw the world before no longer reflects the world you see and that you need to alter your mindset to match this new world that you are journeying through.
Dreaming About a Disappearing House
Dreams about houses that disappear are usually warnings and they are not to be ignored. It may be a metaphor for your inability to connect to a relationship or a sign of underdeveloped emotions that are affecting how to connect with others. You need to focus on your faults and work at developing your compassion, communication, and empathy.
A disappearing house can also symbolize a serious lack of balance within your life. This especially surrounds your finances. This is your warning sign that if you are not careful and do not adjust your behaviors and habits surrounding money you may find yourself in a serious amount of debt.
When it comes to relationships, dreaming of a house that disappears may signify that something is not quite as it seems. Be cautious in your relationships and friendships, someone may be manipulating you or taking advantage of you.
Dreaming About a Flooded House
There are a few reasons why you may be having dreams about houses that have flooded. Such as the flooding waters signifying your overwhelming emotions. You are not coping well with the problems and circumstances you are experiencing right now. You need to pay attention and stop brushing issues under the carpet.
Another reason you may be having this dream is that you have been repressing feelings of love and emotion for another. You may have had bad experiences with relationships in the past and you have learned to repress how you feel and close yourself off to people. This is the sign you needed to finally let go and allow these emotions to flow freely.
Flooding in dreams about houses can also symbolize great abundance and prosperity heading into the life of the dreamer. This could be within your finances, your love life, your health, or even your family. Floods are not always a bad omen, they can represent an exciting time of prosperity ahead of you.
Dreaming About Someone Breaking Into Your House
Dreaming about someone breaking into your home can mean several different things depending on what you are experiencing in your waking life. It may symbolize that someone is putting pressure on you, trying to get you to do something you don’t want to do. Your discomfort is reflected in the idea of someone breaking into your peace and shattering the way you do things.
It may also mean that there is some sort of subconscious material that is trying to break through and make itself known to you. There are some aspects of your inner self that you have repressed, ignored, and buried.
Dreams about houses that are broken into or robbed can also signify some money troubles ahead. This heads up may give you just enough time to get your finances in order but financial you may find there is trouble right around the corner.
Dreaming About Not Having a House or Being Homeless
Dreams about being homeless can signify financial issues that you are concerned about coming to a head in the near future. But money isn’t the only reason that you are experiencing dreams about not having a house.
This could signify your feelings that you aren’t where you belong. This could be physically where you live but it could also mean a lack of belonging in a more varied capacity. This could be your subconscious telling you that your job isn’t the right one, or that your relationship isn’t the one for you. It is a flashlight being directed on something you have ignored but leaves you feeling like you are an outsider.
It may also be symbolizing how you don’t feel as though you are fitting in with your family, or perhaps even society as a whole. Dreams of homelessness reflect a fraught, fearful, and sorrowful state of mind.
dreaming about an empty house
Dreams about houses that are empty usually have a strong connection to our feelings of indecision, confusion, being lost, or being misled. It may be a sign that someone is trying to lead you down the wrong path.
You need to be more aware of the people you surround yourself with and what they want from you. Allowing these people into your life may see you losing your identity and devaluing your emotions.
If you are having dreams about houses that are empty you may have a rather unpleasant task around that corner that you must perform or you may find yourself in a rather compromising situation.
Empty houses in dreams can also symbolize sudden feelings of loneliness and loss. You may have to shed something or someone you have held very close, embrace the loneliness that follows to experiencing the self-renewal that you desire.
Are You Ready to Decipher Your Dreams About Houses?
Our dreams are one of the many ways our subconscious connects with our conscious being. Dreaming about houses can pull up such varied interpretations that it’s important to really take the time to sift through every detail of your dream.
Your emotions are an incredibly important part of deciphering dreams about houses. You are the only person who truly knows what you think and feel and so you’ll need to get super comfortable with yourself if you want to work out the true meaning of your dream.
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