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Did You Dream About a Credenza? Here's What It Means

A dream symbol like a credenza can be a complex one to really explain with any certainty. Because our dreams are like sketches from our subconscious mind, and they often include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single explanation fits every dream about a credenza or any other symbol.

Below are 3 contrasting interpretations of a dream about a credenza, written from three different perspectives.

Which meaning makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a credenza mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a credenza, a piece of furniture used for storage, often symbolizes aspects of your life that you're trying to keep organized or hidden. Although, it's likely to be more complicated than that.

It may reflect your desire for order and control. If you're placing something on the credenza in your dream, it suggests you're trying to keep some aspects of your life in order or you're attempting to hide or suppress certain emotions or experiences. The item you're placing can provide further insight into what aspect of your life the dream is referring to.

A credenza is complex and intriguing dream object to offer a definitive opinion on. To really say without any doubts, I would need to really dig deep into the dreamer's past and current mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a credenza, a repository of sorts, could be a manifestation of the unconscious mind's attempt to compartmentalize or repress certain elements of the psyche.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. It is a Freudian concept that our dreams often serve as a 'royal road' to our unconscious, hence, the credenza may symbolize the 'storage' of unresolved conflicts or repressed desires. If you are placing something on the credenza, it may signify the act of repression itself, the conscious effort to 'store away' certain emotions or experiences. The object being placed could be a symbolic representation of the repressed element. Thus, the dream may be a call to confront these repressed aspects and achieve a more integrated self.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a credenza, a vessel of storage, can be seen as a spiritual symbol of your inner sanctuary, a place where you store your deepest thoughts, emotions, and spiritual energy. It represents your inner self, your soul's repository. If you dream of placing something on the credenza, it signifies the spiritual act of offering or surrendering something to your higher self or divine. The object you place can be a symbol of what you are currently focusing on in your spiritual journey. It could be a fear, a hope, a desire, or a past event that you are offering up for divine guidance or resolution. This dream is a spiritual call to introspection and self-discovery.

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So which dream explanation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a credenza best matches your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our higher mind can be a complex thing. Each and every dream image can reflect a long list of meanings — or symbolize many different forces in our waking lives.

Got a different explanation for dreams about a credenza of your own? Please consider adding your personal ideas to the comments down below.

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