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

A image like paper can be a perplexing one to understand. Because dreams are sketches from our subconscious mind, and they may include symbolic references to our daily lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 different interpretations of a dream about paper, written from three different angles.

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What does paper 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 a piece of paper often symbolizes the need for clarity or a fresh start. That's the most general analysis.

It can also represent potential and possibilities, as paper is a blank canvas for ideas. Writing or drawing on paper in a dream, on the other hand, suggests you are consciously expressing your thoughts or emotions. It can indicate a desire to communicate or a need to document something important. Both scenarios emphasize the power of expression and the importance of understanding one's thoughts and feelings.

Paper is difficult dream symbol to interpret. To know without any doubts, I'd want to get to know the dreamer's past 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 a piece of paper, in the Freudian context, may symbolize the id's desire for a tabula rasa, a clean slate, to rewrite one's unconscious desires.

I'm also thinking generally about paper: It's an embodiment of latent potential, a canvas for the psyche's unexpressed yearnings. Conversely, writing or drawing on paper in a dream can be seen as the ego's attempt to articulate these repressed desires, a manifestation of the reality principle striving to reconcile the id's demands with societal norms. It signifies a yearning for communication, a need to externalize the internal. Both scenarios underscore the perpetual struggle between the id and the ego, the unconscious and conscious, the primal and the civilized.

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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 a piece of paper signifies your soul's quest for purity and innocence, a longing for spiritual cleansing. It is a divine message urging you to wipe clean the slate of your spiritual consciousness. Conversely, dreaming about writing or drawing on paper symbolizes your spirit's endeavor to etch its divine wisdom onto the canvas of your conscious mind. It represents your soul's yearning to communicate its divine insights and spiritual revelations. Both scenarios highlight the eternal dance between the purity of your soul and the wisdom it seeks to impart, the spiritual and the conscious, the divine and the human.

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

Only you can say for certain. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a complex thing. Each and every dream image can symbolize many different meanings — or symbolize multiple themes from our daily life.

Have a slightly different interpretation on a dream about paper you can add? We'd love to hear your own interpretation in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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