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

So you dreamed about a discussion? This is a colorful dream symbol that carries a few possible interpretations.

Read on for 3 different explanations from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a discussion.

Which of these interpretations best explains your dream?

What does a discussion mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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

A dream about having a discussion signifies your need to express your thoughts and feelings, or resolve an ongoing conflict. But keep in mind that a discussion can be a somewhat nuanced dream-concept.

It can also indicate your desire for harmony and understanding.

Alternatively, observing a discussion in a dream suggests you are a bystander in your own life, possibly feeling detached or powerless in a situation.

It can also symbolize your ability to see different perspectives, indicating wisdom and understanding. Both of these dreams highlight the importance of communication and perspective in your waking life.

A discussion is a somewhat deep and multifaceted dream experience to pin down for sure. To say for certain, I'd need to understand the dreamer's life story and 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 engaging in a discussion may be a manifestation of your subconscious mind's attempt to grapple with complex ideas or unresolved issues.

Likewise — It could also signify your inherent desire to assert your intellectual prowess and articulate your thoughts. Conversely, observing a discussion in a dream may symbolize your role as an observer in your waking life, reflecting a sense of alienation or a need for introspection. It may also indicate your capacity for empathy and understanding, as you witness and comprehend varying viewpoints. Both of these dreams underscore the significance of dialogue and comprehension in your conscious existence.

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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 about participating in a discussion can be a spiritual signal of your inner self's yearning for expression and resolution. It may be a representation of your soul's quest for balance and unity. Conversely, witnessing a discussion in a dream can be a divine message, suggesting you are observing your life from a distance, perhaps feeling disconnected or powerless. It may also symbolize your spiritual wisdom and understanding, as you perceive diverse viewpoints. Both of these dreams emphasize the spiritual importance of communication and perspective in your waking life, urging you to engage more deeply with your own existence.

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Whose dream explanation is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a discussion makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a convoluted place. Each and every concept from a dream can signify a wide range of things — or be the result of multiple realities from our waking lives.

Do you have a better dream interpretation on dreams about a discussion that you want to share? Add your own analysis to the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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