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

Whenever an interesting dream vision like writing shows up in a dream, it can have several different interpretations.

Below are 3 possible ways of interpreting dreams about this dream subject from our dream gurus.

Which meaning sounds right to you?

What does writing 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 writing often hints at the need to express oneself or communicate something important. That's the most simplistic interpretation.

It can also represent a desire for self-understanding and introspection. If you're writing, it may suggest you're trying to convey a message or you're grappling with feelings or ideas you need to make sense of. If you see someone else writing, it could mean that you feel someone is trying to communicate with you indirectly, or that you need to pay attention to the messages others are sending. Both of these dreams emphasize the importance of communication and self-expression.

Writing is often a rich and colorful dream experience to offer a firm opinion about. To know with any kind of confidence, I would have to really dig deep into the dreamer's life story and current 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 writing, in the Freudian sense, may signify an unconscious desire to articulate repressed thoughts or emotions.

Some additional thoughts: It is a manifestation of the ego's attempt to reconcile with the id's primal urges. If you are the writer, it suggests an internal dialogue, perhaps a struggle to comprehend or accept certain aspects of your psyche. Observing another person writing, by contrast, could symbolize your projection of these repressed elements onto others. It may also indicate a latent expectation or hope for others to understand and validate your unexpressed feelings. Both of these dreams underscore the fundamental human yearning for self-awareness and meaningful interaction.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 writing signifies a spiritual call to express your inner truths. It's a divine nudge to bring forth your wisdom and share it with the world. If you're the one writing, it's a sign that your soul is ready to reveal its profound insights. Seeing someone else writing suggests that you're being guided to listen to the wisdom of others. It's a spiritual reminder that we are all interconnected, and there's much to learn from the experiences and insights of others. Both of these dreams are a divine invitation to engage in the sacred exchange of wisdom, fostering spiritual growth and enlightenment.

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Which dream analysis matches your dream?

Which of the above ways of explaining writing applies to your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a multifaceted thing to understand. Any concept from a dream can reflect a wide range of things — or be the result of multiple activities in our daily life.

Do you have a slightly different analysis for dreams about writing that you want to share? We'd love to hear your personal interpretation to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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