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

Have you ever dreamed about a foreign country? It's a curious dream symbol that can have several possible interpretations.

Read on for three different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a foreign country.

Which analysis makes the most sense for your dream?


What does a foreign country 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 visiting a foreign country often symbolizes exploration of the unknown or unfamiliar aspects of oneself. It's often not quite so simple though.

It may also represent a desire for change or escape from current circumstances. On the other hand, dreaming about living in a foreign country could indicate a feeling of displacement or not fitting in. It may also suggest a need to adapt to new situations or environments in your waking life. Both dreams can be seen as a call for personal growth and self-discovery.

A foreign country is a very deep and fascinating dream symbol to to really give you a single answer for. To say for sure, I'd want to understand the dreamer's past and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of visiting a foreign land, in Freudian terms, may signify the unconscious desire to delve into the uncharted territories of one's psyche, a yearning to understand the repressed or undiscovered facets of the self.

Some additional thoughts on this: It could also symbolize a latent wish for novelty or a break from the monotony of the quotidian. Conversely, dreaming of residing in a foreign country could be a manifestation of feelings of alienation or a sense of being an outsider. It might also reflect the ego's struggle to adjust to unfamiliar circumstances or changes in one's waking life. Both dreams, in essence, could be the psyche's way of prompting personal evolution and introspection.

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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 visiting a foreign country can be a spiritual message about embarking on a journey of self-discovery, a divine nudge to explore the uncharted territories of your soul. It may also symbolize a spiritual longing for transformation or liberation from your current state of being. Conversely, dreaming of living in a foreign country may signify a spiritual displacement, a divine signal that you are not in alignment with your true self or purpose. It could also be a call to adapt and grow in the face of new spiritual challenges or transitions in your life. Both dreams are essentially spiritual invitations for personal evolution and deeper self-awareness.

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So which analysis of the dream is best for you?

Which interpretation of a foreign country applies to your unique situation?

Only you can say for sure. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complex place. Each and every dream concept can signify a wide range of things — or be the result of multiple realities from our conscious life.

Do you have a slightly different interpretation for dreams about a foreign country that you want to share? We'd love to hear your own thoughts to the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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