Dream meaning » television

To dream that you are watching television represents your mind and its flowing thoughts. The dream reflects how you are receiving, integrating, and expressing your ideas and thoughts. The programs you dream of watching are an objective view of the things that are in your mind.

To dream that you are on TV suggests that there is something that you want to broadcast to the whole world. You have the desire to express yourself.
Alternatively, the dream means that you are trying to take a more objective view on your life issues. If you dream that the TV show is your reality, then it means that you are avoiding some responsibility.

To dream that the television is broken or that the picture is fuzzy suggests that you are looking at a problem all wrong. You need to re-evaluate an issue.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You’re focusing on your inner process, the way your energy flows, and your self-image. Seeing yourself onscreen means you need to be more objective about yourself.
Emotional Emotional
A monitor that freezes or blacks out means you need to drop into your feelings and break addictions to visual stimulation.
Spiritual Spiritual
You’re examining your mind, thoughts, logic, and intuition, and how you receive, integrate, and express your ideas. You’re looking at your attention span and how distracted you are. You need to concentrate on one thing. You’re receiving a message.

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

The television could represent your mind with its flow of thoughts.
It is possible that you are observing yourself in an objective manner. In this case, what appears on the screen will tell you a lot about your subconscious.
On the other hand, dreaming that the television is on while you are sleeping signifies that you do not control your energy in an appropriate manner. You have a lot of information, but you do not manage to process what is truly important.

Modern oneiric superstition says that if you enjoy watching television in dreams, you will achieve success. If, on the contrary, the feeling is unpleasant or it bores you considerably, there will be people who will lead you astray.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

The meaning depends on what you saw. If you were pleased or impressed, the dream suggests that you are proceeding along the right lines; otherwise, it carries a warning that you need to resist a tendency to be too easily influenced by others. Make your own judgments.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

The collective consciousness and the concept of manufactured truth are represented by a television in a dream.

Television represents this collective thought in action. Through programming, especially the news, there is an almost hypnotic experience in the Western world that makes the general population accept what is seen in TV as the truth about life, whether or not that is actually so.

The line between what is truth and what is fiction is continually blurred, and this has increased with the advent of so-called reality television. The proximity between yourself and the television in your dream should be considered to represent your current relationship to the impact that television and its content is having on your life.

Some people never watch TV, while others are addicted. Where you fit on this continuum will affect how you view this symbol in a dream. First examine the landscape of the dream for an accurate, contextual theme of what messages the dream might be offering you. Then filter this through the perspective that television always presents manufactured truth. Ask yourself how you might be being manipulated by what other people think as opposed to your own authentic notions about life. It may be time to turn the television off and start living life in real time.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

If you dream of watching TV, you might be watching too much TV, but you might also be getting an electronic message through your dream about something you should pay attention to. Just what are you watching that is so important you have to do it while you sleep? It may symbolize something you need to know or notice.

If you dream your TV is broken, you are missing something important that everyone else knows about.

If you dream someone else is watching TV and won’t listen to you, you are having problems communicating with someone. You might have better luck if you use technology. Send an e-mail or a text message.

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