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

A subject like organs can be a perplexing one to interpret. Because dreams are echoes and patterns from our subconscious minds, and they may include specific references to our daily lives, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 contrasting interpretations of a dream about organs, seen from three different angles.

Which meaning sounds right to you?

What does organs 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 organs like a heart or lung often hints at deep emotional or physical concerns. It's often not quite so simple though.

The heart can represent love, courage, or fear, while lungs might symbolize freedom or suffocation, depending on the dream's context. A dream about a medical procedure involving an organ can indicate feelings of vulnerability or anxiety about health. It may also suggest a need for healing or transformation in some aspect of your life. These dreams can serve as a reminder to take better care of your physical and emotional well-being.

Organs is deep and multifaceted dream object to really clarify with certainty. To really know for certain, I'd have to get more information about the dreamer's life story and 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 organs, such as the heart or lung, may be thought of as a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the 'bodily unconscious'.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — The heart, a symbol of life force and emotional core, may reflect unresolved feelings or repressed desires. The lung, vital for breath and life, could denote a yearning for liberation or conversely, a sense of confinement. Dreams of medical procedures on organs, by contrast, could be interpreted as a metaphor for the psychoanalytic process itself - the 'surgical' exploration of the unconscious mind, the probing into hidden fears and anxieties. It might also signify a perceived need for personal change or self-improvement. These dreams, in essence, could be a call to introspection and self-analysis.

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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 organs like the heart or lung can be a spiritual message about your inner emotional state. The heart, often seen as the seat of the soul, may symbolize a spiritual journey or a call to love more deeply. Lungs, responsible for breath, could represent the spiritual concept of prana or life force, suggesting a need for more spiritual nourishment. Dreams of undergoing medical procedures on organs might symbolize a spiritual cleansing or healing process. It could indicate a need to release emotional wounds or past traumas to make way for spiritual growth. These dreams could be a divine nudge to pay attention to your emotional and spiritual health.

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Whose interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation of organs makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a complicated landscape. Any object or image from a dream can represent many different meanings — or result from multiple realities from our conscious life.

Have a slightly different dream analysis for a dream about organs you can add? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own thoughts in the comment section below.

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