Dream meaning » underwater

To dream that you are underwater suggests that you are being overcome with emotions and are in over your head regarding some situation. You need to gain greater control of your life.

To dream that you are breathing underwater represents a retreat back into the womb. You want to return to a state where you were dependent and free from responsibilities. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, unable to fulfill your own needs and to care for yourself. Alternatively, breathing underwater is analogous to being submerged in your own emotions.

To see houses under water implies that you are very comfortable with your own emotions. Alternatively, the dream may be a reflection of your housing situation. Perhaps you are “underwater” in your mortgage.

To dream of an underwater city represents your subconscious. Through deeper understanding of yourself, you find commonality and shared experiences with others.

To see objects underwater in your dream symbolizes your suppressed feelings as represented by the objects. The objects may trigger some emotional memory which you still need to confront and work through. For example, children’s toys or bicycles refer to an emotion that you suppressed in childhood. To see a car underwater in your dream points to feelings of regret or sadness over an abandoned goal.

Dreaming that you are flying underwater represents control over your emotions. You are comfortable with confronting your feelings directly.

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

Water is symbolic of the emotional side of the human experience. To dream of being underwater is about being immersed in the nature of your feelings.
A common dream is to be able to breathe and move with ease underwater; this represents a level of grace and ease with a current emotional situation.
Fear of being underwater reflects the opposite.
If it is you that is underwater, then it is your own life experience that is being expressed.
If someone else is underwater, then the aspect of your character that the person represents may be key to what is creating an upheaval of feelings.

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

Dream of floating or swimming underwater, and you are so wrapped up in your own emotions that you can’t communicate with anyone very well. You may need to really immerse yourself in these feelings for now, but don’t forget to come up and take a breath or ask for help if you can’t seem to get back up to the surface.

To dream of seeing someone else underwater suggests that you feel separated from someone else because that person is too emotionally engrossed in his or her own problem.

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