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

A concept like a lily can be a complex one to offer an interpretation for. Because dreams are like visual manifestations of our subconscious minds, and they may represent symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three interesting interpretations of a dream about a lily, seen from very different angles.

Which of these insights best explains your dream?

What does a lily 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 a lily often hints at purity, tranquility, and innocence. That's the simple dream interpretation, at least.

It can also represent a spiritual awakening or resurrection, as lilies are often used in religious contexts. If you're smelling a lily in your dream, it suggests you're recognizing and appreciating the beauty in your life. Seeing a lily can indicate that you're seeking peace and harmony, or it could be a message of love and fertility. The context of the lily in the dream can also influence its interpretation.

A lily can be a somewhat deep and multifaceted dream image to to give you a single interpretation of. To know without any doubts, it would be necessary to really dig deep into the dreamer's life and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

In the Freudian realm, dreaming of a lily may be a manifestation of latent sexual desires, as the flower often hints at femininity and virginity.

I'm also thinking generally about a lily: The act of smelling a lily could be indicative of a longing for sensual experiences, a yearning for the intoxicating allure of the unknown. Seeing a lily, by contrast, may be a representation of the visual appreciation of beauty or the desire for aesthetic perfection. It's crucial to consider the dream's overall context, as the lily's symbolism can be influenced by other elements present in the dream.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 lily signifies a divine message from the spiritual realm, a beacon of light guiding you towards purity and spiritual enlightenment. It's a symbol of your soul's journey towards tranquility and innocence. When you smell a lily in your dream, it's an invitation to awaken your senses to the divine beauty that surrounds you, a call to appreciate the spiritual essence of life. Seeing a lily is a spiritual signpost, indicating a path towards peace, harmony, and divine love. It could also symbolize fertility, not just in a physical sense, but as a blossoming of spiritual growth and understanding. The lily's context in your dream is a reflection of your spiritual state and aspirations.

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Whose interpretation of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for a lily makes the most sense for your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our higher mind can be a multifaceted thing. Any concept from a dream can symbolize a wide range of meanings — or result from multiple forces in our conscious life.

Have a unique explanation on dreams about a lily you can add? Chime in with your personal thoughts in the comments down below.

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