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Did You Dream About Making Something? Here's What It Means

A dream subject like making something can be a complicated one to explain. Because dreams are like windows into our subconscious minds, and they may represent symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three different interpretations of a dream about making something, written from very different viewpoints.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does making something 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 making something yourself signifies creativity, resourcefulness, and self-reliance. It's often not quite so simple though.

It suggests that you are in the process of creating new ideas or projects in your waking life.

Alternatively, watching someone else make something in a dream can indicate that you are observing and learning from others. It may also suggest feelings of inadequacy, as if you are watching others achieve while you remain passive. The common themes among these possible variants encourage self-reflection on your role in creation and productivity.

Making something is complex and intriguing dream object to interpret. To really know for sure, I'd need to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of crafting something oneself may be thought of as a manifestation of the ego's desire for mastery and control, a reflection of the Freudian concept of the pleasure principle.

Somewhat similarly: It may symbolize the subconscious working to reconcile internal conflicts or anxieties. Conversely, observing someone else create something in a dream may be a representation of the superego's influence, highlighting the individual's internalized ideals and standards. It could suggest a perceived lack of agency or a longing for mentorship. Both of these dreams, however, underscore the importance of the individual's relationship with their own creative potential and their place within societal structures of productivity and achievement.

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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 making something yourself signifies your soul's yearning to manifest its divine purpose in the physical realm. It's a spiritual nudge to tap into your innate creative abilities and bring forth your unique contributions to the world. Conversely, watching someone else create in a dream symbolizes your spiritual self observing the divine creation process. It may indicate a need for spiritual mentorship or a desire to learn from others' experiences. Both of these dreams are spiritual reminders of your role as a co-creator with the divine, urging you to actively participate in the creation process, whether it's by manifesting your own dreams or learning from others' creative journeys.

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So whose dream interpretation makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation above for making something fits with your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our dreaming mind can be a convoluted puzzle. Each and every object or action in a dream can signify a long list of things — or be the result of many different themes from our daily lives.

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