Bath Bathing

For many people the bath links with feelings of being able to relax and spend time alone without demands from other people. Therefore it indicates relaxation; cleansing; wanting to ‘come clean’ or be rid of guilt.

Such cleansing could depict a change of heart or forgiveness where old feelings are washed away. To do this you may need to cry or release and ‘wash out’ long held emotions.

But some bathing dreams or fantasies often depict the bath as a form or ritual which is getting one ready for something, perhaps a new experience, or the deepening of ones experience in an important area of your life, such as sexuality. Such an initiation might involve the meeting with your feelings or fears about relationship or your life situation – perhaps meeting your own male/female self more fully.

Bathing also includes nakedness, and therefore vulnerability, the revealing of your secrets or things you are sensitive or ashamed of. This might embody marriage/relationship intimacy.

If you are in the bath with someone then it can suggest being immersed in an influence of some sort; deep sharing, perhaps blending of qualities.

Some dreams show bathing as a powerful change or renewal and may sometimes relate to feelings about life in the womb.


Also: Need to cleanse the body internally. See: baptism, swimming pool.

Bathing in a river: Being open to flowing feelings and urges within yourself; allowing yourself to be influenced from within by urges toward change or growth or expansion of awareness.

Bathing in the sea: Being open to a more universal – less self centred – awareness of your relationship with life.

Jacuzzi: A jacuzzi is often a shared experience; or if it is a big bath like Japanese bath it can be like swimming pool, a shared experience. What is shared would be shown by the events and mood of the dream. Also it is a massage and so can be extra relaxing, or irritating if you do not like it.


Example: Now the imagery gets more specific and I watch/experience an exquisite Japanese ritual of meeting, touch, massage, that is leading to sex. Several young women are with me in a large bath. They are not trying to be directly sexual, but are getting close, touching me, massaging, allowing me to feel their flesh near me. The beauty of it is in understanding how wise and artistic the whole approach is. I see it is to lead my awareness out of being bound by everyday affairs. It diffuses concentration on particulars of external life and gradually opens my senses to feel and allow pleasure. It helps the mind to drop fixation on externals and allow it to drop boundaries until one senses oneself as in a semi dream state. This allows sex to be not just a particular thing; not just a physical penetration or being entered, but something that connects you emotionally and mysteriously with another person, and to the huge mystery that is that person and oneself. Ones partner is not simply a human being, but the very essence of the female principle, merging with the male principle. Graham H.

Useful questions:

Can I define my relationship with the bath and the outcome of this dream?

Do I experience any change in this dream, and if so what is it?

If I am being cleansed, what am I preparing for?

If I am with someone who am I with and in what way?


-Jay 2018-01-16 4:23:44

My dream was about a angel telling me to take a bath in my dream she stated I was sick so I had to take a bath. But I’m a very healthy person over all so I’m trying to understand what my dream meant

    -Tony Crisp 2018-01-18 13:45:43

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Jay – Usually dreams and angels are worried about your inner health – See

    So the health of your inner world of thoughts actions and emotions might need looking at, for a bath in dreams mean a through cleaning. In temples a water trough was place in front so people could cleanse themselves before entering the holy place – which is within you. If you have a bath with the idea you are cleaning your inner world it might work. Ask the angel to help with it.

      -Sierra 2018-03-22 19:42:21

      Please interpret my dream!!

      I had a dream I traveled to this new country that made me feel very at peace. Then I ended up at someone’s house and I witnessed a father bathing with his daughter and asking her to say certain things and told her to keep her legs up while they were in a bubble bath. And above him was camera he placed so the daughter could be seen through the camera…

      I need help understanding

        -Tony Crisp 2018-03-23 9:26:59

        Hi – It is important that you read
        Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practicing what is described in – or


        Sierra – Travelling to a new country in a dream shows you shifted your mental state so found a new level of awareness.

        Very often in dreams we use other people like the daughter to represent ourselves. We do this to hide from ourselves the dreams meaning. Obviously I am reporting what I understand from your dream.

        You start feeling at peace to lessen the message of your dream. It is that either your father suggested such things to you, or you had secret desires for him to do so.

        Example: The terror Deborah felt in this dream was so great that it led to her recall of incest with her father thirty years earlier. When she told her sister about the dream and the memories, her sister refused to talk to her. But later her sister confirmed that she had experienced similar nightmares and memories. Both had worried that they might be falsely accusing their father of incest, but after a few months of therapy, they decided to confront their parents and found solid confirmation of the abuse. I have written about it because there are so many adults who have been abused as children and do not yet know either what to do about it or that they have plenty of company among others who were abused and are still ashamed.

        Be careful how you deal with this.

-Akshita 2017-08-30 8:03:43

I had this dream that I am taking bath with my boyfriend and the door is opened and then suddenly one of his friends come inside and I try to hide myself behind him after that he goes out but then the whole room is filled with people some of them are known and others are not I was feeling quite disgusted and ashamed as well I ran from there with a towel trying to cover my body asking for help with people but they are treating me as a prostitue I was crying and then a lady helped me I went back to my parents but my father then said he is so ashamed to have a daughter like me

-88Catarina88 2017-03-26 10:29:50

Hello, I’m new to dreamhawk but I just want to know your interpretation on it. This night, I dreamt about fainting (I only partially remember this part of the dream and the one I am going to describe now, nothing else). When I woke up (not from the dream, but more like regained my concioussness), I realized I had a hard time breathing, I also realized that I was floating face-down in a body of water. I picked my head up from the water and looked forward, only to meet a reflection of me and my wet hair from a mirror. I then found out that I was in my own bathroom (well, what looked like my own bathroom). I was floating front-body down, naked in golden water, in my bathtub (kinda dirty dream hint) and my friend, who suprisingly was also naked, was washing my body alongside a clothed, victorian or asian clothed lady. When I turned to my right side to face my friend, she looked semi-digusted, looking a bit down at me whilst the clothed lady only nervously smiled. I then realized that this golden water was caused by my friend’s mother’s shampoo, which was open right in front of me. Please explain this to me, as it is the first time that I remember dreaming about my friend and her so reluctant to look at me. I can’t find dream interpretations for being washed by someone anywhere right now.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-03-27 9:10:09

    Hi – I am stopping from answering your posts fully – but will try to give hints; sometimes long ones because I quote from masses I have already put online. Also, I need to take time to update the site – dreamhawk.

    It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    The main theme of the dream is you looking at yourself — but not your outer self, but the condition of your inner self. See

    The friend and the Asian clothed lady are not actual people but when you think about a friend or a person you meet, you are only taking in your thoughts, impressions and feelings about them. So many people do not realise that they have an inner person equally as powerful as the external person you know. You have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by meeting or living with them, and they are what makes you the person you are. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner person can appear in dreams because you still carry the memories or impressions of them, and so they influenced what you hold within you.

    You are in a bath, suggesting you are going through a cleansing process, shown again by the women shampooing you. Difficulty in breathing shows that you are scared of really seeing who you are as a personality. The look of disgust if=s really your feelings of disgust with yourself.

    So what have you been living that you have this feeling of disgust about? You are obviously trying to ‘come clean’ about, because a cleaning process is under way.

-Kay'C Dunn 2017-01-14 14:32:15

Please Tell Me What I Dreamt Of. I Was Doing My Hair In My Bathroom Mirror And I Looked To My Right And Saw A Woman (I Know Her) In My Bathtub; The Water Was Clean, It Wasn’t Dirty Water Or Anything And She Was Fully Naked I Saw Everything…

-Genevieve 2017-01-02 14:37:05

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THIS DREAM MEANS!!! I was at my dads and I was taking a bath with him and this other girl(same age as me!) but I wasn’t paying attention bc it was gross and I wanted him to get out. While still in the tub I started to masterbate not realizing that the girl was still there. She came over to me and I started to eat her out. Wtf???

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