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

A image like a window can be a perplexing one to really explain for sure. Because dreams are blurry reflections of our subconscious minds, and they often include specific references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about a window or any other symbol.

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

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What does a window 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 looking through a window often hints at your outlook on life, your perceptions and how you interpret the world around you. There are many different takes on that idea though.

If the view from the window is bright, it suggests optimism and a positive mindset. If it's dark or obstructed, it may reflect pessimism or obstacles in your path. A dream about opening or closing a window can be about controlling how much you let others into your life. Opening a window may indicate a willingness to be open and receptive to new ideas or experiences. Closing a window, by contrast, might suggest a need for privacy or a desire to shut out certain aspects of your life.

A window is a somewhat deep and multifaceted dream image to interpret. To know confidently, I would need to really get to know the dreamer's life and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of gazing through a window, in Freudian terms, may be a representation of the ego's attempt to discern the unconscious, the window serving as a symbolic boundary between the conscious and unconscious mind.

Also: The clarity or obscurity of the view may reflect the dreamer's current understanding of their inner self. As for opening or closing a window, it may be thought of as a manifestation of the dreamer's defense mechanisms. Opening a window may symbolize the lowering of defenses, allowing the unconscious thoughts to permeate the conscious mind. Conversely, closing a window could signify repression or denial, a subconscious effort to prevent certain thoughts or feelings from entering consciousness.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 about looking through a window can be a spiritual sign of your soul's yearning for enlightenment and clarity. The view from the window represents your spiritual journey and how clear or obstructed your path to enlightenment is. Dreaming about opening or closing a window, by contrast, is a spiritual metaphor for your openness or resistance to divine wisdom. Opening a window signifies your soul's readiness to receive divine guidance and wisdom, while closing a window could indicate a spiritual blockage or resistance to spiritual growth.

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Which interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation of a window best matches your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complicated place. Each and every concept from a dream can symbolize a long list of meanings — or symbolize multiple themes from our conscious lives.

Have a better explanation on a dream about a window that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own ideas in the comment area down below.

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