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Did You Dream About Awakening? Here's What It Means

A image like awakening can be a challenging one to explain. Because dreams are reflections of our subconscious mind, and they often include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 interesting perspectives on a dream about awakening, taken from three different perspectives.

Which explanation explains your dream the best?

What does awakening 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 false awakening, where you believe you've woken up but are still in a dream, can signify feelings of confusion or disorientation in your waking life. But the dream is often more nuanced.

You may be grappling with a situation that's not what it seems, or struggling to discern reality from illusion. If you've dreamt of someone else experiencing a false awakening, it could indicate that you perceive this person as being in denial or not facing the truth about a situation. Both of these dreams suggest a need for clarity and understanding in your waking life.

Awakening is a somewhat complex and intriguing dream image to to give you a single interpretation of. To know for certain, I'd want to understand the dreamer's background and current 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 a false awakening, where you perceive yourself as awake yet remain in the dream, points to things like a state of cognitive dissonance.

Somewhat similarly: This Freudian concept refers to the mental discomfort experienced when holding two or more contradictory beliefs, values, or perceptions simultaneously. It suggests an internal struggle to reconcile these conflicting elements in your waking life. If you've dreamed of another person undergoing a false awakening, it may reflect your projection of this cognitive dissonance onto them, indicating your perception of their inability to reconcile their own contradictions. Both of these dreams underscore a deep-seated desire for resolution and harmony within the psyche.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 false awakening, where you believe you're awake but remain in the dream, symbolizes a spiritual journey. It signifies a transition phase, where you're moving from one level of consciousness to another. This dream is a divine nudge, urging you to awaken your spiritual self and realize your true potential. If you've dreamt of someone else experiencing a false awakening, it suggests that you're intuitively picking up on their spiritual journey. You may be called upon to guide or support them. Both of these dreams are spiritual wake-up calls, urging you and others to seek enlightenment and embrace your higher self.

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So which dream explanation is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining awakening best matches your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex and multifaceted place. Each and every object or action in a dream can signify many different meanings — or result from many different activities in our daily life.

Have a unique dream analysis on dreams about awakening of your own? Add your own interpretation to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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