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

A dream subject like a wilderness can be a difficult one to get one's brain around. Because our dreams are vibrations of our subconscious minds, and they may include specific references to our waking-life, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 possible perspectives on a dream about a wilderness, seen from very different perspectives.

Which analysis makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a wilderness 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 being in a wilderness often hints at feeling lost or confused in your waking life. But the specific meaning of a wilderness in a dream obviously depends on your present circumstances.

It can also represent a desire for freedom and independence. Observing a wilderness from afar, by contrast, might suggest feelings of isolation or being an outsider. It could also indicate a longing for exploration and adventure. The common themes among these possible variants invite introspection and self-discovery.

A wilderness is a somewhat deep and fascinating dream concept to make any kind of definitive analysis about. To say for certain, I'd need to understand the dreamer's past and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of inhabiting a wilderness may reflect an unconscious manifestation of the Freudian id, the primal, instinctual part of the psyche.

We can take this reasoning to another level: It suggests an exploration of uncharted territories of the self, a journey into the raw, untamed aspects of your personality. Conversely, observing a wilderness from a distance could symbolize the ego's struggle to maintain control over the id's wild impulses. It may also indicate a fear of confronting these untamed aspects of the self. Both of these dreams, however, underscore the importance of achieving a balance between the id, ego, and superego, the three components of Freud's structural model of the psyche.

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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 being in a wilderness signifies a spiritual journey, a quest for self-discovery and enlightenment. It suggests a need to connect with your inner self and the divine, to find your spiritual path amidst the chaos of life. Observing a wilderness from afar, however, symbolizes a spiritual awakening. It indicates a yearning to delve into the unknown, to explore the mysteries of life and the universe. It's a call to embrace your spiritual journey, to seek wisdom and understanding. The common themes among these dream variations are divine messages, urging you to embark on a spiritual quest, to seek balance and harmony within yourself and with the universe.

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So which analysis of the dream works the best for you?

Which of the above interpretations for a wilderness applies to your unique situation?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a complex landscape. Each and every dream concept can represent a long list of things — or result from multiple realities from our waking lives.

Got a unique dream interpretation for a dream about a wilderness you can add? Chime in with your personal thoughts to the comments down below.

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