Cold Coldness

Often used in a dream to show how we or someone holds back any warmth or acknowledgment. Therefore it often indicates held back emotions, feeling abandoned, without love or hope and having no emotional warmth, or experiencing fear. This can link with an inward, lethargic, introspective attitude.

In some dreams it suggests feeling neglected or ‘left out in the cold’, and occasionally appears in dreams connected with feelings about death.

Cold flesh is about the lack of sexual or emotional warmth and the living flow of feelings and ease with oneself or others.

Cold spell: This is a term when from warm weather the temperature suddenly drops, and in a dream suggests that the warm feelings you had about someone or life have suddenly ‘chilled’ – or that you are in an environment in which people are cold to you. The following dream illustrates this shift of temperature and also the conflict and death (of love or feelings) that can be associated with coldness.

Example: There’s solid ice and snow all around. Everything is solid white. I’m blinded by the white ice and snow, I feel cold, I’m shivering and I think I’m close to death. Then all of a sudden a huge hand reaches out and grabs me. I recognize the hand. I stare at it for a few minutes. Then I grab the hand. I recognize the hand as the man I have just started to date. What does this dream mean? I’m confused about my relationship with this man, confused about my feelings…

Feeling cold: Suddenly feeling cold, or shivering with cold can be an expression of conflict or avoidance, even fear. When we pull back from something emotionally, or are frightened of our own inner feelings, we often experience a temperature drop, and possible sudden tiredness. It often happens when we are opening to the action life within us, but are in conflict about allowing it. See Life’s Little Secrets

Idioms: catch a cold; cold comfort; cold shoulder; cold storage; cold turkey; cold feet; in cold blood; cold call; cold refreshing; cold murderous rage; cold sweat; left out in the cold; out cold; throw cold water on it.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Can I see any sign of coldness in my waking life – and if so what is it about?

Am I cold, or is someone else cold in the dream?

If the surroundings are cold, can I see there is not much warmth in my environment at the moment?

Try using – Easy Dream UnderstandingBeing the Person or ThingTalking As


-Alexandra 2018-02-13 10:18:24

I am 16 weeks pregnant… Although I have always been a very colorful visionary and detailed dreamer … My dreams have been full of terrors and scares of late… Lots of death or murder or ghosts in my dreams… Some battles I’ll win by toughing it out I guess and others I don’t escape until I wake up. I had this dream where I was hiking a mountain…. I drove my van to the top and an old school friend and mine were hiking this mountain …. It was high up there and the trail circled around the width of the mountain …. We were on our way to get groceries? From town? The sky was deep blue and the trail was dusty and green life growing around us with the susceptible falling rock .. Then I see a beautiful rainbow curved like I have never seen before we are climbing on our bellies at this point rather than walking… I crawl through the end of the rainbow it was a hazy gold color maybe like evaporating red mud perhaps …. As I cralwed through the end of the rainbow I felt so alive and accomplished although it sent a rushing freezing cold through my entire body as if i entered the spirit of a ghost or a ghost entered in me by crossing this rainbow ….. The next thing I know I’m two feet deep in snow still crawling and tell my friend it is impossible we continue on she argues at first and then clearly sees the issue…. We turn around and I’m walking through thick snow I mistake the edge of the mountain as the trail and am gripping my feet and leg deep in the snow helping me defeat gravity I climb back up towards the trail just in the nick of time before I would have completely fell off the edge. I am on trail again turn around and the sky is grey and no more rainbow only a scattered hues of what once was… Then my dream quickly converts to the year 1912 me and my two lady friends we were 18 in the dream we were at the same.mountain but inside a lodge built there that was a restroom on both sides of the restroom were two large doors that read something I can’t remember…. And there was a saxophone and an old school drum and some other foreign musical objects sitting on a bench for amusement … I tried to blow in the sax but it was dry and not musical I insisted on trying more ….. My friends and I opened the doors out of curiosity and saw descending staircases that were decidingly creepy so we did not go down ourselves. … Then this 40 something year old man with brownish reddish stringy hair and thick glasses shirt tucked in to jeans kind of guy came rolling into the lodge and i looked down and around and me and my friends were down to our wet shirts? And undies? He was trying to get us to descend the staircase with him but we knew awful things were bound to occur so we fought all our fight trying with each of us and failing we kicked him down the stairs finally and closed what now were floor doors rather than wall doors we ran out to my van that was parked there originally from my hike earlier and i tried to just get us out safe but rather the creep had our keys and was walking towards us we locked the doors and prayed for the best…. The next think ya know …. Me and my friends pictures were on news and posters and I don’t know if my friends survived okay but I did my name was Liz in this dream and we were the first girls to have been abducted and then escape and survive an attack ….. It felt good to help others in a weird way in ever thought I would but it was all so scary and like what the neck through all of it…. I woke up urgently having to pee…. Again 16 weeks pregnant …. My dream world has been a horror movie maker/conscious stifler.. And its been the most and probably only unenjoyable thing about my pregnancy…. I just don’t want to harm the baby’s new conscious with my weird visuals and out looks …. Strange. 2 am and venting. Thank you for your site and insight.

    -Tony Crisp 2018-02-15 11:02:16

    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


    Alexandra – Quite a dream – but it is known that when pregnant women have crazy dreams. One study found that having anxiety dreams lessened the time of giving birth, because the tensions were released in the dreams – which is one of the great functions of dreams or nightmares. For homeostasis, the power that attempts to keep our body and mind functioning at their optimum is extremely important. If we lack the ability to work in harmony with it we will never be able to be fully at ease or realise ones amazing abilities and potential.

    As a pregnant woman you are undergoing the great miracle of life – not a supernatural one, but the ordinary everyday miracle of Life active in you. In a way you are simply a host for the life form growing in you, for you are never the one who directs the amazing process of a baby growing from a tiny fertilised egg. No plant or creature grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So, the seed in your womb is as old as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom in you. And it is that unknown force carried in the seed that is a part of what creates your dream.

    Hiking a mountain: In dreams it is usually about climbing higher, or becoming aware of more of who and what you are; like and initiation into Life’s mysteries – motherhood. For instance, the experience of motherhood can be transformed into a realisation of a general principle that permeates all living things, perhaps by seeing it everywhere in human and animal lives. Seeing yourself as part of a huge process is a holy feeling, and that is what is meant by climbing the mountain.

    I cannot comment on everything in your dream like the circled trail, but you can see

    Crawling through rainbows end: It seems your dream is an initiation into the huge thing you are doing as a mother. You will only really appreciate it if you explore your dream by using

    The rainbow is the complete spectrum of light, and you bathed in it. At the core of each of us is an amazing potential. Throughout history religions have been built around connecting with or recognizing this potential. The reason being that it holds the possibilities of enormous transformation of body and mind. From it can emerge healing of illness and enormous change and enlargement of your mind. The action or release of this core potential into your everyday life is shown in dreams by anything shining or deeply beautiful, and the rainbow is such a symbol. So you allowing this extraordinary power to enter and influence you. The red mud is seen as holy by ancient tribes, and you experienced a freezing cold a ghostly thing.

    The cold is often felt by people who have experienced a great release of life energy, but instead of relaxing their control of themselves and surrendering to the experience they hold on, and that causes the coldness. The snow and the edge of the trail show that you missed the way and took a wrong direction. See

    The saxophone you couldn’t get it to work because you were not ‘in tune’ with your own self enough to produce the music you are capable of. This was probably because you try to be in charge of yourself, but in fact how can you ever be in charge of the Life that is forming a wonderful new life within you. So you missed another opportunity by refusing to go down stairs, which is the unconscious – the source of Life.

    You felt elated about winning, a very Western civilised view.

    You say, “I just don’t want to harm the baby’s new conscious with my weird visuals and out looks.” Well your dream was trying its best to avoid that. But from the dream, it seems your outlook is the area to avoid.

    “Now, I felt and saw so clearly, that to grow into further maturity, (i.e. wider consciousness, more mature, further growth and unfoldment) I only had to surrender myself again to that same invisible, unknown influence. This would carry me forward as it had already done.”


-Angel 2017-08-12 22:33:11

So last night I dreamt that I was in a very cold place, a tower of sorts and everyone else was cold but I was in a t-shirt. This is especially weird for me because I’m cold 98% of the time in winter. The weirdest part is there was another person who was similar to me, I don’t know it it was my boyfriend (who I just started dating) or a stranger. But we ended up breaking some strange rules (like boys and girls can’t be in the same area) and we went simming in a really cold place, again I couldn’t feel the cold at all. I had to hold my breath for a long time while we found something in an underwater abandoned building.
Any ideas on what this could mean??

-tw 2017-01-22 14:19:15

I had a dream where my deceased son was at the end of my bed, shirtless and cold. I hug him and he hugged me, it felt very real, but he felt cold.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-01-23 9:33:08

    Hi – I am going to halt from answering your posts – the reason is that in so many of your post I give the same information to. That is because most posts do not realise the difference between dreaming and waking life. It makes a great difference.

    So, most of what I put in answers is my attempt at explaining what dreams are really about. It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – it would help me, and hopefully you too.


    While in the body most people cannot communicate via thoughts. I have learned more and see that whenever we think of the dead with warm feelings we are immediately in their presence. So all you need to do is to imagine them and talk to them, as if you would if they were there physically. Talk to them saying whatever it is you want to communicate. In dreams you will be able to receive their answers. I learned also that my dog could hear and see me, and that he loved me. I know it sounds simple but it is. Communication with the dead is easy, but we make such a big thing of it.

    So ask him why he is cold.

-Marianne 2017-01-20 4:14:45

Had a dream where I was sleeping in my younger sisters bed, I heard laughter so I had woken up in my dream and looked where it came from, it was my sister, mom and grandma all lying on my grandparents bed. (We share a room and my sister and I sleep on bunk beds, I sleep on the top bunk and my sister on the bottom one). When I heard laughter I gave them this perplexed look because my mom and grandpa have a weird, and complicated relationship. They were making small talk, laughing and looking at the ceiling. I noticed that I started feeling cold, I could even feel my breath, I started feeling a chill on my spine, I got goosebumps and felt as if I was being watched. I was terrified, so I got out of my sisters bed, blinked fast while “running” to my grandparents bed and noticed I was in the same room but the lights were off. I shook my grandma to wake up (the bed is on the corner of the wall) because she’s the closest one. I started to say “Wake up” desperately, and multiple times. (end) Then I woke up because of my alarm, shiverying and weak to my knees while being wrapped around a polar blanket.

-evelina s. ross 2017-01-02 22:55:27

Will appreciate your interpretation. As I was falling asleep I felt a young child (age7) who is a cousin to my children, touch my left arm and her hands were ice cold. She visits often and is very close to me. What does things mean? Thank you in advance

-Kyla 2016-11-10 8:12:30

I will just confirm i am 38weeks pregnant with a baby girl and lastnight I had a dream that i had my daughter and she was in her bassinet. I got up from sitting down on the lounge and told my partner I was going to check on her when i went into her room she was very white and cold (i thought she had passed away in the dream) but when i went to pick her up she moved and then i held her and as i was holding her she was warming up and color was coming back to her. I also remeber holding her and TRYING to look for her blankets (that i could not find). But i just remember her being so white and cold. I didnt get any sad feelings once i was holding her just joy and happiness that she was okay. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what this dream meant!

-Taylor 2016-08-09 16:43:23

I had a dream maybe a few weeks back and all I remember of it now is that I was with a lover/friend I’ve been seeing occasionally. In the dream we were watching movies and hanging out like normal in my loft. But, I was extremely cold, I felt freezing! Wind was blowing all through the room as he was trying to keep me warm.
Then, last night I had a dream with him in it for a second time. The dream was going as normal as a dream could be, but once he entered the dream I started feeling cold again. Not as bad and dramatic as last time but again just really cold and had/wanted him to keep me warm.
I had to look up what this meant and now it’s got me wondering even more what my and his true feelings might be.

-Pink 2016-08-04 8:38:20

All I can remember from this dream is the last part, before I was woke up by external sounds.

I know I was with some friends; I picked up a gf of mine from the hospital. There was a guy with us, I can’t remember if it was a random one or one of my ex’s (me and my gf both liked him at school). He told her he’s take us to a japanese restaurant to celebrate her discharge from the hospital. (jap restaurant’s my fave).
As we were crossing the street, opposite from us there was “him” (still a friend of us from the school days and bff with the guy with us; they both like me since then). He was dressed in a light-blue ceremony-like 70’s suit and I assumed he was going to play his guitar at a wedding.
I felt nervous, We haven’t talked in months (he’s been resenting me, for picking his friend over him, for almost 16 years; we talked about our feelings for each other throught the years, but always end up fighting because he holds back and he’s still in love with his ex of a decade), days ago we met in the train but we just sneaked glances. So I grabbed my friend’s arm for support, and after a while he locked his arm with me, as hecwas already locking arms with my gf.
Then he slid his hand in mine. But it wasn’t my ex anymore, it was the “light-blue” guy holding my hand. His hand was cool to the touch, I didn’t perceive it as cold, but cooler than mine, fresh. I was overwelmed with joy, happiness, love, security, I felt as if he was saying he still is with me, cares for me, loves me. After a while I felt his hand inside my front pocket massaging towards my groin… I felt awkward but it was maybe pleasant ? We haven’t even kissed, he never found the courage to tell things to my face, always hiding behind friends or texts. Faking a fiance to make me jealous and ish.
When I woke up I was happy, but I’m still scared the dream didn’t have a positive meaning.

-Shelby 2015-12-20 20:29:22

Last night I had a dream where by boyfriend asked if I was cold, we were outside in the snow. I told him yes because I was, I couldn’t feel my toes. Even though I was dressed in winter clothes. For the last few months I’ve been feeling conflicted becasue I’ve been together for over three years with him but he hasn’t proposed. I’ve also been thinking lately that I would like to have a child. So maybe this is why?

-Til 2014-05-11 14:38:30

Icecold hand taking mine next day that person was declared missing and never found

    -Tony Crisp 2014-05-12 10:17:31

    Til – In the dream did you know whose hand it was that you held?


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