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

So you dreamed about bells? It's a colorful dream symbol that can have a few fascinating interpretations.

Read on for three different points-of-view from our dream guides on what it means to dream about bells.

Which interpretation best matches your dream?

What does bells 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 bells ringing points to things like a call to attention or a revelation. It's often not quite so simple though.

It can indicate a significant message or warning that you need to pay attention to in your waking life.

Alternatively, seeing bells in a dream can symbolize harmony and balance. Bells are often associated with peace and tranquility. They can also represent a desire for communication or a need to be heard. Both of these dreams suggest a need for awareness and attentiveness in your waking life.

Bells can be a complex and fascinating dream object to to give you a single interpretation of. To say confidently, I'd need to get an understanding of the dreamer's life and 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 bells ringing, in the Freudian perspective, may symbolize an unconscious yearning for structure and routine, the ringing acting as a Pavlovian signal.

Dream concepts like bells can be multilayered, however. It may also denote a latent anxiety, the ringing serving as an alarm of unresolved issues. Seeing bells, by contrast, could represent a dormant desire for clarity and resonance in your life. Bells, being instruments of sound and vibration, could symbolize your unconscious wish for emotional and psychological harmony. Both of these dreams, in essence, reflect a subconscious quest for order, coherence, and resolution in your waking life.

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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 bells ringing is a spiritual summons, a divine call to awaken your consciousness and heed the messages from the universe. It's a sign that you're being guided towards a path of enlightenment and spiritual growth. Seeing bells in your dream, by contrast, symbolizes the harmony of the cosmos. Bells are sacred objects, their resonance echoing the divine vibrations of the universe. They are a reminder of your spiritual connection and your need to align with the universal energies. Both of these dreams are spiritual nudges, urging you to pay attention to your inner wisdom and the divine guidance that is always available to you.

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

Which of the preceding perspectives on bells fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a convoluted landscape. Just about any object or action in a dream can symbolize a long list of meanings — or result from many different activities in our waking life.

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