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Flood

You can be flooded by water, by emotion, of fear, a flood of energy, flooded by sense impressions, by sexual feelings, hatred or anger, flooded with feelings and memories.

Depression could be seen as an inundation of negative emotions; anxiety a flood of fear; an overflow of usually unconscious or uncontrolled feelings and urges into consciousness. The flood can of course be of positive feelings like love. In any case, floods can be enriching to growth if handled well. In many flood dreams it is positive energy the dreamer is anxious about.

This usually indicates powerful and difficult emotions causing you to feel swamped and threatened by their intensity. One can also  be ‘flooded’ with anxiety, a flood of fear, or even an overflow of usually unconscious or uncontrolled feelings and urges into consciousness.

The flood can of course be a release of positive feelings like love. In any case, floods can be enriching to growth if handled well. In many flood dreams it is positive energy the dreamer is anxious about.

In any case, floods can be enriching to growth if handled well. In many flood dreams it is positive energy the dreamer is anxious about. See: Deluge; Avoid Being Victims

A flood dream for Artemidorus indicated misfortune in litigation or ill tempered masters; and it has virtually the same meaning for the Africans.

If you have a tendency toward fluid retention a flood dream could be showing that, so drop your salt intake and take some green tea which flushes you out. This often shows as strange feelings  in the head, headaches or even migraines.

Flooded house: This might indicate you have water retention or health problems or else that a tremendous emotional upset has happened.

Example: So when I imagine standing at that spot I am flooded with feelings and memories. I am aware of the changes that have gone on over the many years I have stood in that place.

Example: The family image would be tarnished if feelings trapped beneath the surface heated up and became visible. Mary was stunned by these comments but recognised their validity. Suddenly she found herself flooded with previously repressed memories about specific incidents of physical abuse and emotional trauma from her childhood. These were memories that had been totally blocked from awareness during the intervening years.

Useful questions and hints:

Do I feel as if I might be overwhelmed of late – if so what by and can I avert it?

If this is positive energy how am I expressing or sharing it?

What power of change is rising around and in me?

See Techniques for Exploring your DreamsEdgar CayceMartial Art of the Mind


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-Paul 2015-09-19 12:51:57

I had a dream battle. I was with few friends that I don’t know. I do not believe that we were entirely human maybe Dwarfs or elfs, or just youngsters. Our backs were to in ocean. tiny little formations started to March towards us and battle with us. I shot at them with a silent machine gun and was able to take many of them down. suddenly I had a sense that something was wrong, I had an overwhelming sense of a godly presence that was warning everyone of an impending doom due to a catastrophic flood , and I myself sense that something was wrong as well.

During battle a massive flood first started as a trickle towards the ocean and then long rolling waves violently clashed over the land and joined with the ocean.we were situated on high ground but eventually that became submerged as well. Then suddently I was in a boat with my companions and a female companion a tiny boat first being pushed all around by the waves. I am Not sure what happened to the boat but we ended up in the water and eventually found a floating iceberg. we were anguished but not necessarily thinking that we would die, searching for dry land. we found our self on a hard flat surface such as a iceberg or broken ice Floor and paddled with our arms against the waves and in the direction that the the water came from ;in land . there were houses and cars that had evidence that they were once under water but now all of the water which navigated to the coastline left dry land In its leave. the dream ended here with the sensation that land that we found would soon become flooded when the water return from the ocean as it was below sea level

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-arnold 2015-10-20 18:00:57

last night I dreamt I was in the middle of the street and surrounded by tall buildings and suddenly I shouted water coming and I run as fast as I can and went inside the building I don’t know the people with me, the water reach to a certain level and we went out the balcony to check the water level and I head someone said that they are going to freeze the water so it wont go up, then I started asking the people to get out of the water it seems like they are just swimming and I saw something fell and the water becomes thick and the fish are dying but it was not successful the water did not freeze, its strange because the fish was violent and started biting people, the water kept rising to the point I went up the roof together with two boys that I don’t know. I saw a metal ladder and the three of us climb at the end of the ladder, water keeps on rising and it almost reaches us, one boy want to play, he jumps into the water and he started to sink to the point I cant see him, I was scared and waiting for him to float to my surprise the water subsided fast and I saw the boy holding onto the ladder smiling. Then I woke up……

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-David 2015-12-12 14:46:32

I keep having this one dream, where I’m in some nuclear apocalypse world, and I’m in some fort. The flood gates open and an Atleast 20 foot wave wipes the whole fort and many people out. I was the last survivor, standing on top of a warehouse.

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-Raul 2016-01-09 1:23:02

Dear Tony,

Can you please help me in understanding the meaning of my dream. I saw city was flooded (murky water) and there was ship (brown colour) submerged into water, waiting for my uncle who was leaving us. He told that he will come back after 1.5 – 2 years. While sending off to him I was crying and tell him to do tell all bad things that happened to me because of my father to my grand father (who passed away).

Surprisingly the person whom I was referring as uncle did not resembled my uncle.

Please help me in understanding the meaning of this dream.

Regards,
Raul

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-maria 2016-03-19 13:43:35

I can someone explain to me what my dream means? I have this recurring dream that I’m at different places different times and the ocean starts to over flood water starts coming out of everywhere and before you know it but for some reason you’re not drowning any more and then the water leaves and everything is back to normal but within the dream I’m trying to escape from the water and are people drown it’s just horrible

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-Cris 2016-05-11 17:56:33

My dream was about trying to flee from flood that was about to happen. I was with my niece and upon seeing some others who were trying to escape, asked them to join us and help them, escape too. What does this mean?

The dream was in a place where there was a community, ground was of soil, not cemented. And I have my niece in the car when I stopped and asked 3 other people I didn’t know to join me and my niece to flee with us. How this dream all started I cant really recall but this part I remember as I woke up nervous.

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-Taylor 2016-05-19 13:49:41

Hi Tony, I’ve been having a reoccuring dream about my family and a flood, but the flood is sort of supernatural. My family and I seek refuge on this very tall tower thats just big enough to fit us all. The waters will come rushing up, but just after a period of time they will go down and we are able to swim to a nearby house to gather supplies. When I go down to the house, I look in all of the cabinets but they are all empty except for a plate and some silverware so i grab it anyway. There are also some pills on the counter and some little snacks so i grab those too. In the dream it is raining, but there is no other explanation for the flood. The water is only down for a few minutes before rising up again, and it continues to be like this throughout the dream. I make it back to the tower just in time before the waters rise again. My aunt and uncle are fighting while we are all on the tower, and my cousin dangles off of the side of the tower while I warn her to come back in. She doesn’t listen and is almost swept away by the water. I’m worried this dream might be a warning for my family and I. What could it mean?

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    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-05-24 9:46:18

    Dear Taylor – Your dream is a reflection of how you deal with memories, experiences, feelings, energies and sense impressions that you perceive as threatening; it is all about your INNER world so there is no need to worry about your family; http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/inner-world/#MakesInner
    Recurring dreams arise because there is a need to learn something. Also the growth instinct is incredible powerful one and pushes you through growth, sometimes unwillingly. And if you resist it can cause recurring dreams.
    Your defence is reflected in you and your inner family seeking refuge in this very tall tower.
    Your inner family represent values, attitudes and emotional or social responses you have absorbed from your family and you do not seem to be willing yet to expose what you have absorbed and question it.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/defence-mechanisms/ and http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/individuation/
    When you enter the house you become aware that this approach makes you feel empty and what you take with you may reflect the external means you use to deal with internal feelings of emptiness.
    When you return you also become aware that your approach leads to internal conflicts and not being able to communicate in a helpful way with your selves anymore.
    Perhaps you feel like exploring a new approach that will expand your awareness; “this very tall tower that’s just big enough to fit us all”?
    See http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/
    Anna :-)

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-Helen Clarke 2016-06-08 15:49:23

Today I dreampt that i was out in the street talking to a friend when the rain started pouring down, i ran inside only to find 3 females and 2 children 1 being a toddler, they had come in to the first place they found open for refuge from the rain, i went to get towels for them to only find 1 and they had raked in my house and already helped themselves to towels and my pjs. While I was in the livingroom in turmoil about what i should say to them going through my stuff after letting themselves into my house, a gushing waterfall fell from my upstairs landing, i ran up the stairs and kicked open the bathroom door to see the sink tap had been left on full, i was wearing sandles and the water was scalding hot on my feet as i went to turn the water off. In the sink there was a toy belonging to the toddler. In all this the (i assume) parents just sat & did nothing, this angered me to the point where now the rain had lessened, i threw them out as they had wrecked my home. My husband came back home while I was trying to clean up the mess & found me crying hysterically.
Please help me understand what is going on in my mind, it takes a lot for me to get angry to that point but I’m now left totally confused & remorseful of my actions yet still angry.

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-Tara Richards 2016-08-10 14:08:38

thank you i did not finish my dream and i feel like so many questions are yet to be answered. thanks for the break down.

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-Whitney 2016-09-03 19:19:24

hello I have those two odd dream that happened to me first time even I’m good to remember my dream it was so vivid. first dream I had was tsunami .. I was sitting down and talking to Chris Brown (celebrity , I dream about him few times I know that’s was weird) and his manager I never see him before but anyway I was talking to him about the business I don’t remember what I was saying but all I know I say san Francisco then somehow the manager seem like fraustrated then he put two hand on his head then say oh my god I looked up there was tsunami the water hit the tower but it was odd I wasn’t panic I feel confitdent I told them I got the key to safety and chris say thank god I love you for that and I was smirking then next I saw chris sit his chair I told I will be right back and I saw people I never met them in real life I was helping them if they need anything everyone was wet and exhausted and some of them are chatty about what happened.. then I looked up at chris he was at his sit hen he was gone.

I know it was odd. so next few day I dream about flood in old building… it was different. I walking on dry land with girl look like rihanna but I didn’t caught her face it just happened fast.. anyway I was walking on desert with sand. I was walking, look right back over my shoulder there’s was flood i see old building i saw one was have straight point on top it building. i was gasp when i saw it then moving on. then it dream changed into other dream i was confused and doesn’t remember but little bit..

so do you know what does my dream mean. i hope my detail wasn’t awful for me to describe <_<

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-Mhel 2016-10-19 17:46:06

I dream of walking in a flooded place and passed tbrough 2 huge doors. And my love was waiting for me at the other end.

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-Van 2016-11-21 14:59:49

Hi i have a dream this is so new to me coz i never dreamt about flood. Me and my husband were in a 2 storey house there were 2 washrooms but i prefer to use the washroom upstairs because in that dream i thought it will flood if i use the washroom downstairs so i decided to put the washroom right in the middle of the stairs where it turns somewhere in my dream theres a guy like a driver that i used to ride but this time he is outside our window sitting facing outside like hes driving the house? So weird so i stood up after i peed then i notice hes about to peek but hes too late im already looking at him then as the sound of the flush it the sound grew louder and its flooding i realized its flooding downstairs the water was clear toilet water i noticed the water is draining right away and turning too just like when you flush at the toilet i was so mad at the guy coz if hes looking outside then why didnt he tell me why did he wait for me to see hes a stranger by the way a bit old in his early 50s. Then when i came downstairs the water already calmed down but the damage is already done the phones and chrger and our bedroom downstairs are already wet. Please can you explain a bit of my dream coz me and my husband and our toddler is gonna live with a fmily member just one member. is it a sign that were not gonna be in good terms? That its gonna be rough? We also have flood issues here on where we presently live the washroom flooded and it really got me upset.also im going to school again to improve my skills and i am excited and scared coz its been a long time i havent gone schooling since i graduate maybe thats a useful information too that you need to know.

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-roger 2016-11-23 16:15:26

I had two water dreams back-to-back and nothing online quite explains it.

1st dream = I was upstairs in master bedroom of my house and heard dripping in the bathroom. I walked into the bathroom and the toilet was exaggeratedly 5 feet from the wall detached and the metal cable water line was attached to the wall but no water running out of it. I ran over to the hose looked to see if it was blocked, knowing it should be flooding (and damaging the house) but wasn’t. Then suddenly clear water started gushing from the hose and I pulled the toilet back over, jammed the hose into the toilet, watched the clear water rise to the top and spill over a bit before the constantly rushing water went back down the toilet pipe. I turned off the water valve and crisis (damaging the house) was adverted. But then after the incident I noticed the bathroom walls were soggy here and there and I told my wife I was going to redo the bathroom because some of the drywall was wet. I knew if I pulled the drywall off I could put new on and everything would be ok.

2nd water dream (same night) = I went outside to head out to get drywall for redoing the bathroom. I noticed a low flood out in the street (we live in Arizona so floods during heavy rain are normal). I started walking out into the street and found the water to be ankle deep. I grabbed a foam board, got down in the water, and used my hands to launch me down the street. I saw two aligators, zoomed around them and was having fun in the flood water. I stopped playing in the water when I reached the end of the street and decided it was time to go back to work on the house. The water was muddy brown but mostly transparent.

Seems like two different types of floods but obviously a message there. Would love some analysis. In neither did I feel like a victim. Second flood dream was fun. First, was weird because I knew there would be lots of water but I dealt with it. Ideas on what it means? Thanks!

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