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

A subject like heaven can be a difficult one to really explain with any certainty. Because our dreams are like fragments of our subconscious mind, and they often represent symbolic references to our daily lives, no single dream interpretation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are 3 possible interpretations of dreams about heaven, written from three different viewpoints.

Which analysis best matches your dream vision?


What does heaven 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 heaven points to things like a desire for peace, happiness, and spiritual fulfillment. It can be more nuanced than that though.

It may also reflect feelings of accomplishment or a sense of reward. Seeing heaven from afar, by contrast, could suggest a longing for these same feelings but feeling they are currently out of reach. It may also indicate a need for guidance or a spiritual journey. The common themes among these possible variants suggest a focus on personal growth and self-improvement.

Heaven is a somewhat rich and colorful dream concept to really clarify with certainty. To say for certain, I'd need to get to know the dreamer's life and mindset.

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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 being in heaven may be thought of as an expression of the ego's yearning for ultimate transcendence, a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the death drive, or Thanatos.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. It may symbolize a wish for final resolution, or the cessation of life's inherent conflicts and struggles. Seeing heaven from afar, conversely, might represent the superego's ideal of moral perfection, a lofty goal that one strives for yet feels perpetually distant. This could also be an embodiment of Freud's notion of the reality principle, the constant negotiation between our desires and the constraints of the real world. The common themes among these dream archetypes, thus, reflect the eternal human struggle between desire and reality, aspiration and limitation.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 being in heaven often represents a spiritual awakening or a quest for divine connection. It signifies your soul's yearning for ultimate peace, harmony, and enlightenment. This dream could be a divine message, encouraging you to pursue your spiritual goals and attain inner tranquility. On the contrary, seeing heaven from a distance in your dream might symbolize a spiritual journey that you are about to embark on. It suggests that you are seeking divine guidance and wisdom, but feel that it's somewhat elusive or beyond your grasp. The common themes among these dream variations, therefore, are spiritual calls to action, urging you to explore your inner self, seek divine wisdom, and strive for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

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Whose dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on heaven fits with your unique situation?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a complex landscape. Just about any dream image can symbolize multiple things — or symbolize many different themes from our conscious life.

Have a slightly different explanation on a dream about heaven that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear your own analysis to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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