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

A dream concept like baggage can be a challenging one to offer an interpretation for. Because dreams are abstractions of our subconscious mind, and they often represent symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 contrasting perspectives on dreams about baggage, seen from very different perspectives.

Which meaning makes the most sense for you?


What does baggage 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 carrying baggage often symbolizes burdens or responsibilities you're dealing with in waking life. But let's talk about some subtleties in that general interpretation.

The weight of the baggage can indicate the severity of these issues. Losing baggage in a dream can suggest feelings of loss or change, possibly related to letting go of past issues or moving on from a situation. Finding baggage, on the other hand, can symbolize discovering new aspects of yourself or gaining new responsibilities. It's important to consider your emotions in these dreams as they can provide further insight into their meanings.

Baggage can be a somewhat very deep dream image to to give you a single interpretation of. To really know without any doubts, it would be necessary to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's life and current life scenario.

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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 carrying baggage, in the Freudian perspective, may indicate the unconscious mind's attempt to grapple with unresolved issues or repressed emotions.

We can take this reasoning to another level: The weight of the baggage is a metaphorical representation of the psychological burden. Losing baggage, on the other hand, could signify a subconscious desire to liberate oneself from these burdens, a form of catharsis. It may also denote fear of losing one's identity or past. Finding baggage, conversely, may symbolize the uncovering of latent aspects of the self or the acquisition of new roles or responsibilities. The emotional context of these dreams is crucial to understanding their true implications.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 carrying baggage is a spiritual message about the weight of unresolved karma or emotional baggage you're carrying in your life. The heavier the baggage, the more profound the spiritual lessons you're meant to learn. Losing baggage in a dream signifies a spiritual release, a letting go of past karma or emotional burdens. It's a sign of spiritual growth and evolution. Finding baggage, however, is a divine signal of discovering hidden spiritual gifts or talents, or perhaps a new spiritual responsibility you're meant to undertake. Your emotions during these dreams are spiritual guides, helping you understand the deeper spiritual meanings and lessons.

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Which analysis of the dream matches your dream?

Which of the above ways of explaining baggage makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted puzzle. Any dream concept can symbolize many different things — or result from multiple activities in our daily life.

Have a different explanation for a dream about baggage you can add? We'd love to hear your personal thoughts in the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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