A particular feeling state – for instance the room might feel sinister, warm, spacious, cold, etc. – so depicts whatever you feel in the dream room. It can also indicate experience of life in the womb, or your present life situation if it is a room you are living in. In this sense the room can depict what difficulties, what traps, what poverty or richness of life you are living in.
Sometimes a room, because of its spaciousness represents the amount of potential or opportunity you have. The ‘containing’ quality – feeling restricted – of a room may also depict involvement in your mother.
The décor of the room usually suggests how you feel about the quality of your life.
Bare room: This may suggest you feel your life lacks comfort, or the joy of your own created environment. It can also suggest potential.
Entering another room: Entering a new experience or phase of your life, a new feeling.
The finding of extra or secret rooms: A common dream theme – recognition or discovery of previously unnoticed aspects, abilities, fears, or traits in yourself. If the discovery is distressing, this may reflect a feeling of a change in your status quo which is disturbing. But the hidden room can indicate entering a new dimension of your awareness, one that reveals previously hidden or unknown facets of your personality
Example: ‘There was a room in my house I had never been in before. It was filled with water and had three kittens submerged in it. While in the room I didn’t need to breath.’ Audrey P.
The room here represents Audrey’s childbearing function – her womb i.e. the reproductive drive, the unconscious desire for a child or more children, and the possible neglect of those feelings and longings. The room can therefore depict mother or qualities of mothering.
Example: I am at my original flat but come across an extra room or sometimes part to the flat no one knows about. I am always surprised when I find it, but inside myself I know of its existence. It is as though it belonged to me although I am unaware of ever having used it. It is usually a bedroom but sometimes a lounge with a bed in it. It’s obviously lived in. The bed is unmade and it’s a little untidy but comfortable. I feel very familiar with it but recognise none of the contents as mine.
The dreamer explored this dream and discovered it help her artistic abilities left to her form er father’s influence.
Sometimes the room can hold old attitudes or things you left behind because of life’s necessities. Or at other times it can be things you did not want to admit to yourself, as in the following example.
The room immediately reminded me of the way I had described my awareness of my sexual stagnation during the first dream session – like a room that had been closed for years and had been unopened. Everything had been left as it was. Perhaps a murder had taken place, and the powerful aura pervaded the whole place.
Room without doors or windows: May represent the womb and life in the womb. What is happening in the room may show the state of a pregnancy, feelings about pregnancy or feeling trapped.
Small Room: Lack of space or opportunity or small time dealings. It could suggest a limitation of vision or potential.
Useful Questions and Hints:
What feeling did you or do you have about the room?
Did something happen in the room, and can you describe it?
Does the room have a history, if so what impressive memories do you have about it?