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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



-Tinka 2014-10-28 17:03:26

Hi Tony
I was wondering if you could help me out on this dream. Just last night I dreamed that me and 3 other people were driving across a lake and somehow the bridge must have collapsed because the car began to flood up to our necks and someone was holding my hand and let go and I went under and came back up but in the dream I didn’t panic. When I looked around I could see the passenger side window was halfway down and the car continued to move and we ended up on dry land…? Thanks:”)


-jolie winnipeg 2015-02-17 18:00:55

thank you


-Helen 2015-02-22 18:23:26

Hi Tony thanks for all your responses so far. They are most insightful. Last night I dreamt I was in a toilet cubicle. It was quite dirty. And I was hovering above the toilet seat to pee. Then all this water started flooding into the toilet cubicle from the ground. I was also seeing into the water. I was trying to stand on the toilet to get away from the dirty urine water, but it kept rising.


-Marchelle 2015-03-11 18:57:01

what does it mean when you have water on your floor from a flood.


-Robert Davis 2015-04-08 3:22:30

I just awoke from a horrible dream! I dreamt that all the rivers in a certain town had burst their banks and that I was trying to find all my family, the pain and worry I experienced was unreal! I felt as if I’d never find them! I eventually did, but the banks kept on bursting ! And I’d again round them all up, but with the same torment experienced each time! It felt like a nightmare and so real! What could this mean? I’m a 35 year old man, with 3 children from 3 separate relationships, and I’m just starting out my own business in property maintenance. Any advice would be much appreciated! Thank you Tony.


    -Anna 2015-04-08 11:09:57

    Robert – I am Tony’s assistant ;-) and I hope it is okay for you too that I have a look at your dream.
    I feel the dream expresses your anxieties about your new project. I see your trying to find your family as a symbol of working on bringing your positive qualities into focus while simultaneously dealing with your fearful (self-critical?) thoughts.
    I think it will be helpful to learn that other people meet their fears as well, when they face a new direction in life:
    Example: A woman who was a radio researcher was offered the job of presenter. She was thrilled but dreamt she was in a road walking and planes flew overhead dropping bombs and shooting. She had to dive into a ditch to avoid being killed. When she explored the dream she realised she was afraid of facing the public directly and this fear if left unconscious would have caused her to refuse the job. She accepted the fear and managed to press forward with the job.
    Some thoughts or feelings are not comfortable to become aware of. Personal growth is not a constant delight. There are growing pains occasionally. Observing your own ebb and flow of thoughts and feelings, your own habits and responses to things, is one of the most powerful of tools to use though in transforming your life. This also leads to a fuller connection with your intuitive connection with your core. Much of our behaviour is largely or wholly unconscious. Becoming aware of something can by itself produce a change. If you are not aware of how you act or respond, there is less likelihood of satisfying change.
    Please also read http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/habits/
    I wish you a whole lot of positive energy and all the best with your new (inner) Project!
    Anna :-)


      -Robert Davis 2015-04-19 23:34:50

      Hello Anna, thank you for your reply, I could go into a whole lot more detail about this dream! I appreciate your feedback and take great interest in your reply, I hope I never have a repeat of what I can only describe as a nightmare! Sorry it took so long to reply! Many thanks to you!!! Robert


        -Anna 2015-04-20 5:20:59

        Dear Robert – Knowing that you are just starting your new business, I salute you for replying at all.
        It would certainly be helpful if you go into more detail with your dream in whatever way, for it will help you to process, release or integrate; with this approach the dream has no need to recur.
        In general dreams recur because there are ways the dreamer habitually responds to their internal or external world. Because their attitude or response is unchanging, the dream that reflects it remains the same. It is noticeable in those who explore their dreams using such techniques as described under processing dreams, that recurring themes disappear or change because the attitudes or habitual anxieties that gave rise to them have been met or transformed.
        So whenever you have a spare moment;
        Good Luck in both your inner and outer world!
        Anna :-)


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