What Your Dreams Re­ally Mean!

We dis­cov­ered your most com­mon dreams through a Cosmo poll, and con­sulted the ex­perts to find out what’s be­hind them!

Cosmopolitan (India) - - YOU, YOU, YOU - By Me­her Ba­jwa

Your Top Dream:

Be­ing Chased

Ac­cord­ing to Richard Ni­co­letti, a dream an­a­lyst at the Jung In­sti­tute in Bos­ton, such dreams usu­ally mean that you’re avoid­ing a painful or fright­en­ing is­sue or per­son. What’s im­por­tant is to fig­ure out who or what is chas­ing you. Lauri Loewen­berg, author of So What Did You Dream Last Night?, says you need to con­front the threat­en­ing sit­u­a­tion in real life to stop hav­ing such dreams.

Your Top Dream:

Fall­ing End­lessly

Have you been feel­ing a lit­tle stressed lately (work is­sues? Per­sonal prob­lems?) This dream in­di­cates a lack of con­trol and pos­si­ble in­se­cu­ri­ties in your wak­ing life, ac­cord­ing to dream­moods.com, pub­lish­ers of What’s In Your Dream: An A-Z Dream Dic­tionary.

Your Top Dream:

Be­ing a Celebrity

Ever dreamed you’re a Bey­oncé look-alike per­form­ing for scream­ing fans? Your fan­tasy may sim­ply im­ply that you want to be rich and fa­mous. Your dream is say­ing, ‘Work hard to re­alise your po­ten­tial’ (but could also

be a warn­ing to be more re­al­is­tic about your am­bi­tions). How­ever, if you’re dream­ing of an A-lister, you may ad­mire some­thing about him or her. For in­stance, you may be work­ing out to lose weight, and dream of meet­ing the fit-bod­ied JLo.

Your Top Dream:

Be­ing Naked

Have you been feel­ing vul­ner­a­ble or ex­posed while awake? Ac­cord­ing to Keith Stevens, author of The Dreamer And The Beast: How Dreams Ex­er­cise Our Pri­mal In­stincts, be­ing naked puts you at a dis­ad­van­tage. For ex­am­ple, with­out clothes, you would have nowhere to hide a weapon and pro­tect your­self. It could also rep­re­sent ex­pos­ing your­self emo­tion­ally, or re­veal­ing a po­ten­tially dam­ag­ing per­sonal se­cret.

Your Top Dream:

Los­ing Teeth

Teeth are ex­tremely im­por­tant from an evo­lu­tion­ary stand­point—for sur­vival (to eat) and pro­cre­ation (to at­tract a po­ten­tial mate), hence los­ing them ex­er­cises your instinct to pro­tect your­self and your ap­pear­ance, says Stevens. Dream in­ter­preter Ian Wal­lace ( ian­wal­lace­dreams.com) says, “Teeth rep­re­sent how pow­er­ful and con­fi­dent you feel”, so your dream could rep­re­sent a sit­u­a­tion that is dam­ag­ing your con­fi­dence.

Your Top Dream:

Be­ing Late

Oprah’s res­i­dent dream ex­pert Cyn­thia Rich­mond says be­ing late for an ap­point­ment or miss­ing an event in­di­cates re­gret about a lost op­por­tu­nity or a need to get your life in or­der. She sug­gests ask­ing your­self what you are miss­ing in life or whom you might have dis­ap­pointed. Ac­cord­ing to the ex­perts at dream­moods.com, your dream could also sig­nify that you feel un­ready, un­wor­thy or un­sup­ported in your cur­rent cir­cum­stances.

Your Top Dream:

Fly­ing

Woke up feel­ing like you have Won­der Woman’s su­per pow­ers? Dream­ing about fly­ing is linked to sex­ual am­bi­tions, say Rus­sell Grant and Vicky Emp­tage, au­thors of The Il­lus­trated Dream Dic­tionary. If you see your­self fly­ing high, it means you’re happy with your sex life, while try­ing to fly and fail­ing usu­ally in­di­cates you’re feel­ing sex­u­ally in­ad­e­quate. Al­ter­na­tively, Wal­lace says dream­ing about fly­ing shows your de­sire to con­quer dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances or re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

Your Top Dream:

Sex-Mares

As much as we’d love it, not all sex dreams are pleas­ant. But just be­cause you’re dream­ing about hav­ing sex with, say, a rel­a­tive, doesn’t mean you’re hot for him. Stevens says sex dreams about some­one you’re not at­tracted to are meant to dis­gust you so that you don’t pur­sue such un­wise cou­plings in real life. Ami An­gelow­icz on the­frisky.com has an­other the­ory: “Sex dreams are about merg­ing or con­nect­ing with some­one,” she says. “It can be a long­ing for love from that per­son, a sym­bol of the cur­rent state of your re­la­tion­ship with them, or even a de­sire to adopt some of that per­son’s thoughts or at­ti­tudes as your own.”

Even in her dreams, she dressed in Chanel

She had run

out of con­di­tioner!

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