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Birth, dependency – especially upon mother; the way we connect our deepest self with the outside world. Having no navel would suggest you have no connection with your parents and forebears, or have lost or repressed any feelings of such connection. In some literature or drama it is shown as meaning the person is an alien or spirit. See navel and umbilical cord under body; birth dreams. Particularly read the piece under active imagination about the umbilical connection loss.

A symbol of an outer connection with our innermost feelings and being. It also represents a sign of dependency, of our dependence upon mother, upon the life process, upon earth.

The navel is a very important dream subject and can indicate your feelings of connection with your mother. But such feelings transfer onto any person we develop a close and feeling relationship with. So when there is any threat or disturbance in the relationship with husband, wife, or partner, this area might be involved and appear in a dream, or you might feel the pain or shock there. These feelings might be positive or very disturbed, depending upon your birth and childhood experiences. The likelihood is that such feelings will be blamed on the partner, wife or husband, instead of you being aware that they arise from ones earliest experiences of connection and physical and emotional dependence.

The navel, and its link with the umbilical cord, also can deal with feelings of dependence and the need for nourishment at a basic baby level. As such they sometimes become very linked with sexual need and what is felt in the sexual relationship. See Ages of Love

At a more abstract level, this area – the solar plexus – links with the way we connect with other people and the world through sympathetic feelings. It deals with how we take things into us from others, and what we give out. The digestive tract, with its ability to absorb and excrete is an image of this, but needs to be seen in a psychological way. Hurt, disturbance or pain in this area of our psyche can lead to tension and painful emotions or even physical sensations in relationship with a person or life.

Also the navel, like the nipples, can act as a sexual stimulus for some people.

Useful Questions and Hints:

How would I describe my early connection with my mother, or with my present partner – is it easy and secure, or do I still hold back or feel insecure in any way?

Is something happening in my life related to secure connection in a relationship?

What is the situation of the navel in my dream?

See Arm Circling Meditationnavelumbilical cordblood sucked



-mariana 2015-05-26 16:30:38

What does it mean when you have two navels, one on top of the other??


-Blanca 2015-08-22 12:49:37

I had a dream that I gave birth thru my umbilical cord… I was screaming for help, and my pain was horrible.. No one came to my help so I ended up just giving birth standing up thru my umbilical cord!! What does that mean???


-Nicola 2016-01-02 22:00:53

What does it mean to have someone put their finger in my belly button? I have a recurring dream of my partner putting his finger in my belly button. When he does this in my dream, I feel almost completely paralyzed, I can’t scream out and can hardly breath.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-01-08 14:25:06

    Dear Nicola – I trust that you have read through this entry in the dream dictionary and I suggest you read this entry too; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/paralysed-paralysis/
    It can mean many things if you dream to have your partner puts his finger in your belly button and perhaps there is a better question available than to ask “WHAT does it mean”?
    Because it is a recurring dream, I would ask my unconscious mind; “HOW can I become aware where this occurs in my waking life and HOW can I move beyond feeling stuck in a recurring pattern?”
    If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistorted. We therefore do not need to interpret them, simply to recognise them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/self-observation/
    and perhaps you feel like using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson for your partner – your inner male – as he appears in your dream and for the part of you that responds feeling paralyzed.
    To move beyond feeling stuck in a pattern that is not helpful you could also use Power Dreaming.
    So while awake and relaxed imagine yourself back in the dream and continue it as fantasy or a daydream and move it toward satisfaction. Alter the dream in any way; experiment with it; play with it, until you find a way to fully feel at ease with it. In doing this you must not ignore the feelings of resistance and spontaneous emotion and fantasy that may occur. Satisfaction comes only when you have found a way of integrating these into your conscious imagining;
    Let me know if you have any questions Nicola.
    Anna :-)


-Renee 2016-02-06 12:09:22

Hello, I had a dream that I began pulling random things out of my belly button last night. Anything from paper clips to ketchup packets. I was even able to look inside to see all sorts of junk inside. I began to panic and showed my husband, but when he looked it was nothing but a pool of green stomach acid. With one or two ketchup packets floating. What could that mean?


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-02-09 15:59:57

    Dear Renee – All the random stuff that you pull out of your navel suggests that you have to remove whatever experience or thought/feeling you cannot digest.
    Do you think/feel that you consciously choose what you are giving your attention to, what thoughts, what feelings, what experiences etc. or do you consume everything mindlessly?
    If you go back into your dream and you use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson for your own dream figure, what does it feel like to have a pool of green stomach acid with one or two ketchup packets floating in your “emotional and mental digestive system”?
    And what does it feel like to “Be a ketchup packet floating in a pool of green stomach acid”?
    What do you associate with ketchup packets, paper clips and with junk? See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/digest/
    A way to move towards consuming mindfully is by practicing self-observation; what feels good to take in, to think, to feel, to experience, to hold on to etc. and what does not; what is enough and what is too much.
    You might want to take in “one packet of ketch-up” but when you take in too many, you will not be able to “catch-up” anymore to digest all of the experience/thoughts/feelings.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/self-observation/
    Anna :-)


-Kara 2016-03-10 13:24:03

So last night I had a dream that was gushing blood out of my crotch ( but knew it wasn’t my period) then it started gushing out of my anus , blood was at my feet then I look down and it gushing out of my navel, then my nose. I was bleeding so fast and was trying to get my husband to call 911 , but they were unavailable . Side note the whole instance started after my husband wanted to be intimate when I didn’t. When the ambulance finally arrived no one was helping me and I was in extreme pain, they were watching t.v and there were porn pictures all over the wall and I was super frightened at who these people were. I passed out and when I came to my husband said while I was unconscious they had to do an emergency historectemy. I feel a connection but can’t quite connect all the dots, mainly with all the blood.


-Liv 2016-06-29 12:56:32

What does it mean when I dream about eating this substance that I retrieved out of my navel. It was a waxy like substance creamy and clouded colour, the taste wasn’t sweet or sour just fatty like butter and chewy smooth. I didn’t exactly favour the flavour unsure of what to feel about it.


-AB 2016-10-11 15:22:56

Out of the blue I dreamed that I had grown a second navel below the first one. What does this signify?


-Corrinne 2016-11-09 18:46:01

What does it mean when you have someone (I didnt recognize the man from any where) standing over you stab you through the belly button and you can feel with every heart beat more blood pumping out and the person saying that at a certain heart beat I’m going to stab someone the same way before dying..?


-Priscila 2016-11-22 16:35:36

I had a dream that my belly button was bleeding soemething black, it was cut off by one of my cousins and after there was only a hole. We were at one of my cousin’s wedding. It was a few moments before the ceremony but all my family saw


-ann 2017-01-27 5:24:36

I have the same dream with Nicola but I don’t see the face of someone who pushes my belly button..it’s also recurring and I feel exactly the same way she did..It gets me worried and think of a health problem that may cause the dream.


-Kalliroe 2017-02-27 22:45:04

I dreamt that I squeezed my belly button (like a spot) and some white liquid came out…
What does it mean? It didn’t hurt.


-Megan 2017-03-08 3:49:56

I had a dream about my belly button having teeth last night! I’m currently 33 weeks pregnant so I’m guessing it’s pregnancy related. It was interesting though!


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