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A tsunami can indicate a tremendous and fundamental change in you. Most people now know that tsunamis are caused by massive earth changes under the sea. These changes are part of the natural order, and often show themselves to people in their dreams. So they can be understood as an expression of our personal adaptation to enormous changes. They can wash away most of the beliefs, social structures we have built or held onto as important. Yet if we are not afraid of change and the forces that we are actually involved in, then we can find enormous power and force within us.

Remember that tsunamis are dangerous in waking life, but are the expression of your inner life in dreams. They are not dangerous and need not be avoided or run from while asleep. Meeting a tsunami is saying that some tremendous change has happened deep in you and in the world. Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes on the sea bed. So many people are dreaming about them at the moment because of the enormous change going on around us and within us. So learn to face them without fear and be ready to meet change in your life and in your family.



-Kris 2015-03-31 1:40:05

I had a tsunami dream last night. I was working as a nurse (or something like that) in what was a very unconventional hospital. People were laying on the floor instead of beds with no separate rooms, for instance. I went down to what felt like the basement but must have been the ground floor because a wall was missing that led directly to the beach. It was then that I saw the tsunami. I was not afraid but excited and exhilarated by it. This bottom floor also had a pool in it and surrounding the pool were all women with babies. Some very small. Like preemies. I knew I had to get them to safety and that gave me some anxiety. As the wave hit I was rescuing the last preemie and managed to hold on to it. However, after that a new patient, a man who was ill, came down and the baby with him was injured. He refused to allow me to take the child. I was overwhelmed with anger towards him. I wanted to have all the babies safe and be free to enjoy the tsunami myself. I considered stealing his child away from him just to get it to safety. Even after showing him the approaching wave (it had receeded too far back to see for a while) he still refused. In my waking life I have a seven week old son. My first child. Since his birth my husband and I have had more fights than usual generally when I’m asking for assistance with the baby. Do you have any more insight for me? Thanks in advance.


    -Anna 2015-03-31 11:11:51

    Kris – First of all congratulations on the birth of your son and thank you for sharing about your waking life as well. It makes the work on your dream so much easier. :-)
    You are obviously trying to take care of this new situation that both your husband and you have found yourselves in and I trust some more understanding of your dreams will support your efforts.
    I feel that the many premature babies are “partly” symbols of all the new aspects that you both gave birth to, with the birth of your son. They are premature for what you meet in yourself and in each other in your new role as father and mother is still very vulnerable and needs time to grow. So please be patient and kind with your selves and each other.
    For a better understanding of these “inner babies” please read http://dreamhawk.com/pregnancy-childbirth/the-baby-in-your-dream/
    I wrote “partly” because I feel this symbol of the injured baby is also about you meeting your husband’s injured inner baby; “Since his birth my husband and I have had more fights than usual generally when I’m asking for assistance with the baby”-
    Please read http://dreamhawk.com/health-and-healing/inner-baby-and-child/
    There are many ways in which we might come face to face with our inner baby or child. These might include the arising in your daily life of inappropriate responses to situations. In a warm and loving relationship you experience only pain instead of pleasure; you feel terror that your partner will abandon you; you hit out emotionally or even physically at the person who is actually closest to you; you withdraw from the world or lack any motivation to be a part of society or be in contact with others; you feel enormous longing to find love, but it never seems to be there when you relate to someone.
    Since you want to enjoy the massive changes your son brought into your life, you respond in the dream with the desire to take your husband’s injured baby and take care of it; probably as a means to stop the fighting and find a more harmonious relationship again with each other.
    The birth of your son has triggered unresolved issues in both of you and now that they surface, it is not always easy to allow them to be and to see them as opportunities to heal and grow, rather than as disturbing influences; they are all a part of the tsunami and of your new experiences and it will be of help to communicate openly with each other whatever arises inside you.
    Although you can assist your husband with his inner process, you cannot do it for him. Please also read Jessica’s dream on the “baby site” of the dream dictionary, as she was confronted with the same:
    Anna :-)


-Kris 2015-03-31 1:47:14

Oh also, on the same night my husband had a dream that I was very sick/dying of cancer. Our baby boy was also in the dream. He rarely remembers or shares his dreams with me. He has been very nice and helpful today. Yesterday we had fought because he has been getting frustrated and snapping at me which isn’t like him. Especially as I’ve been trying harder to please him but sometimes need a hand with our son or the dogs as I breastfeed. Are our dreams both related to the fight?


    -Anna 2015-03-31 11:29:36

    Kris – I feel too that your husband is giving his best to deal with this new situation, which is what his dream expresses as well.
    He is becoming aware that his INNER female is sick.
    Cancer depicts parts of one’s emotional or thinking character that are sick and/or unhealthy. It is possible that as a baby (and child) he never received the care and the love which he needed to develop these nurturing qualities in himself and the birth of his son confronts him with these unhealed parts.
    Please read
    In general we can say the woman represents the man’s emotions, his nurturing and caring quality, forgiveness, his sense of what is natural and his connection with nature, its cycles and drives. Through such feelings a man would recognise in people and animals the urges that link one to a mate, the strength to protect and nurture children, and the natural within himself.
    That your husband remembered his dream AND shared it, I see as another wonderful step.
    Anna :-)


-Charles 2015-06-15 19:39:28

This is the best dream interpretation of a tsunami I’ve found on the net.

I had a tsunami dream the night before last where the approaching tsunami was 20 miles away and was about 30 degrees above the horizon, which would make it about ten miles high. The event that caused it would have been world destroying. I knew no matter what I did I would get hit by it. I tried to encourage the party I was with to run with me to higher ground, but they thought it wasn’t that bad. Then water started coming up the road from a smaller wave and we were a few thousand feet in altitude. I wasn’t afraid but I took of running to higher ground.

I feel we are in for a great world changing event. My life is relatively peaceful and I have no penned up emotions I’m dealing with. I pray everything turns out okay.


-Mark Hurley 2015-06-19 7:12:50

I had a dream of a tsunami I was working with a bunch of other people then an alarm went off telling us an tsunami is on its way it was weird cause we all acted like it was a regular thing and I was waiting and waiting for it too hit the last minute I always seem to do this I always run and hide inside a wardrobe then the tsunami hits and everything goes back to normal but in my dream the same thing happens over and over again like Groundhog Day


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-06-20 14:20:47

    Dear Mark – Our inner world is indeed sometimes like a fantasy comedy movie ;-)
    In a way your dream is speeding up the process to wake you up.
    “Normally” (what is normal?) people tend to have these recurring dream themes over weeks, months or even years and your dream creator did not seem to want to lose time with that approach; so “the time loop” was created into one dream.
    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 there is a way of breaking out of the useless cycle of repetition.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/processing-dreams/
    Hearing an alarm in a dream suggests something is trying to get your attention and wanting you to wake up. Basically it is to get your attention to do something – what are you supposed to do?
    Your dream expresses that you are not supposed to run and hide in a wardrobe, and so that is not “the key truth” to help you escape from the loop.
    Running away and hiding is about avoiding inner change; avoiding inner growth and letting go of beliefs and habits that no longer serve you.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/personal-growth/
    A helpful approach to learn to meet this change is using Power Dreaming.
    Your dreams are a unique area of self-expression. They are a safe area to experiment and experience things in any way you wish. Often we introvert, or take into our dream life, rules and fears that have no place there. For example, while dreaming, you may fall into the sea and be terrified you will drown. But that is impossible because you are only experiencing images of your feelings and thoughts. All you can do is to feel fear. You can easily breathe under water in a dream, or fly, or die and be re-born. So remove such limitations from your inner life by visualising such changes into your dreams when awake. Imagine yourself being what you can in your dreams. Even passive people who couldn’t stand up for themselves can change as they do this.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/
    Good Luck!
    Anna :-)


-Anna 2015-06-22 16:50:57

I just had a dream last night, my mom, dad and siblings are out by the beach/ water, skies are clear and it was a sunndy day and suddenly there was an earthquake. Then after few minutes, I saw a wave coming. My dream then stopped and shifted to another dream, so I did not see what happened to us. I have been depressed lately coz of a failed relationship. This is the 3rd time I have dreamt of an earthquake, the first just few days before the Nepal disaster. Also this is my 2nd dream regarding tsunami.


-Charlene 2015-06-24 7:18:10

I had a dream about tsunami just now and it really terrified me. I was talking with one of my good friend then the tsunami attacked us, I managed to survive by going to a higher ground but my friend died. I remember in there I was so depressed and saddened by the pass of my friend. Then 2nd & 3rd tsunami hit, this time we prepared for it and manage to escape it.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-06-26 6:30:49

    Dear Charlene – Your dreams suggests that you are meeting a period of great inner change and the first part of the dream suggests you used the opportunity well.
    In many past cultural traditions ascending – as in going to a higher ground – was associated with purification or refinement – as in the ascent to heaven, or a holy mountain. It also suggested becoming more detached, or finding a different perspective. We could see it also as evolution of ourselves to a newer level. Because we often move to a wider view of things, becoming more aware of our situation or surroundings as we get higher, ascending is often linked with change, and perhaps leaving things behind, the dropping away of what occupied you below.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/news/there-is-a-huge-change-happening/
    You will have to explore what you associate with the friend who died to be able to understand what you left behind and if this death was inescapable.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/characters-or-people-in-dreams/
    Death in a dream might be a symbol of some aspect of your outer or inner life that is fading, or being superseded by a changed approach or attitude.
    In the last part of the dream you escaped from the tsunami, but you did not share how. Did you climb to higher ground as well?
    Sometimes when we meet inner change “Life asks you” to die to old patterns of living ; to let go of your ‘old self’, or to let go of the traits that limit your awareness to an identity connected only to your body.
    You can support your inner growth by entering and exploring this dream (and other dreams) using
    Good Luck!
    Anna :-)


-Maria 2015-06-26 14:01:57

Hi had a dream I was walking in thus downtown area and was big tornado forming then it transformed into a tsunami (it was almost touching the clouds) and I ran into this bank with a bunch of people to take cover but my attitude towards the situation was as if I was just going to take my death as is and not be scared…so it came through the bank window i closed my eyes tight water splashed twice but the water came to my waist so I didn’t drown


-Chelsea 2015-06-29 19:15:39

I just awoke from what seemed like a never ending tsunami dream. I was in some tropical paradise, swimming in the ocean when I see a cruise ship being pushed along by a tsunami sideways. I decide to swim to higher ground where there are ships docked. As I reach an industrial type boat and climb up on it I see the tsunami approaching the coast. So I enter this ship type thing and see that there are motorcycle looking vehicles with men already strapped on them awaiting the tidal wave to hit. They say to choose wisely because some are attached to nuclear bombs?? After changing my mind twice I decide on a bike and await the wave. As it hits the ship/ container thing we were in is wiped away leaving us hanging from a crane? That is holding up all of us. The men decide it’s funny to mess around and jolt the vehicles around where we keep leaning forward and backward. I freak out and jump off onto a dock below with rats attached to my feet and run towards a nearby restaurant where no one is inside except a waiter and waitress whom I tell my story to. A girl and her brother show up and talks to them. They all sit and talk leaving me outside watching them through the glass.

I apologize for the long entry but any help is greatly appreciated.


-Jessica 2015-07-07 16:24:29

I have had tsunami dreams for the past 10 years. Very frequently and every tsunami dream is different but involves a tsunami. I had one last night that I can’t stop thinking about. I live in the Bay Area and I was in San Francisco. I was in a tall hotel downtown when without warning a tsunami hit the city. The water started to flood the open windows but didn’t fill up the windows completely. I was okay and my cousin was with me and she was okay too. We didn’t drown. A second wave came but was smaller and didn’t make it to our windows. At that time my mom left to go get coffee during the tsunami and I thought she was gone. Also my father lives close to the ocean and I thought he was gone to. Miraculously they both were downtown and survived and met me in the hotel. Some of my friends and my grandma were gone though from the wave. The dream felt so real I was so distraught. I woke up from my dream and when I went back to sleep again I jumped back into the same dream (that hasn’t happened to me before) it was filled with sadness for half my city was destroyed along with my friends but the closest people in my life were safe. I have no idea what this means. I have no idea why I have tsunami dreams constantly.


-marie 2015-08-09 15:19:04

I had a dream of the ocean I see a big wave coming a tsunami I was by a hotel I went up the stairs looking for my family took them went up up the stairs and I see water coming from the stairs but I don’t see one of my sister she was by the sea I look in the window I see sea water cover everything went up but where I was on the top the water dint come but I saw outside everything distroy but I was safe with some of my family my kids


-Charlie 2015-08-23 5:04:26

I’ve just had the most awful dream I was at a very nice hotel Riley my son from a previous relationship was playing not to far away I was stood with My partner chatting to some people then all of a sudden I look over and see a huge wave I scream and run to get Riley but it gets him before I can,but luckily pushes him closer to me so I can take his hand I then look behind me to grab My partner and see another wave a lot closer this time and just tell him to put his head down while I cradle My son and protect him. I woke up with the force of the second wave however once I eventually got over the shock of it just being a dream and remembering where Riley and My partner were I closed my eyes again still shaking and feeling sick from the last dream. The next part was me cuddling Riley as he was badly hurt covered in cuts etc so I opened my eyes again as I don’t wanna see my baby boy like that. Overcome with puffy eyes from crying and tiredness I closed them agin this time I was looking for My partner…nowhere…there’s television crews everywhere there talking to me about the tsunami and how I protected my son and people helping look through say they found a body…its Nathan,he didn’t survive. I immediately breakdown wailing and crying.i couldn’t take the upset of seeing him like that so Ive opened my eyes again and haven’t been able to get back to sleep since.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-08-30 18:53:58

    Dear Charlie – The way I see your dream is that you are exploring how to approach and perceive inner change and growth.
    Staying in a hotel in a dream can be a symbol of the shifting states of mind which are part of this process, because change means moving from one long established way of thinking and living to something new.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/body-and-mind/every-seven-years-you-change/
    Your dream symbolises the growing pains and the death of the old way of living and the way you deal with that.
    Perhaps you feel like entering your dream again while awake and explore other ways of perceiving your inner process.
    You could for instance see your son Riley in your dream as an aspect of yourself that still has to grow and allow the huge wave to uplift him.
    You could explore if you can see Nathan’s death as a symbol of letting go of old ways of dealing with yourself and others.
    If you can learn to feel more positive about growth and (inner) change, the process will be perceived as easier.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/
    Does that give you a start?
    Anna :-)


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