Give Us Enough Information

You have not given enough information for me to understand your dream. Things to remember when writing to us with your dream:

  1. Write down anything that you think might have triggered the dream or links with it in some way.
  2. Write down the whole dream; do not leave out parts because you consider them not important.
  3. Put in any insights you have about people or animals in your dream – it has to be the character of them as they appear in the dream. See Characters and People in Dreams and Being the Person or Thing
  4. Please let us know your age and gender, and any information about your life, health or anything about you that  might relate to your dream.
  5. Describe any emotions expressed or indicated in the dream.

The following example of a dream record shows two possibilities of recording the same dream:
‘I dreamt that a short slightly glowing bolt had entered into my side, and I knew in that moment I had become pregnant with my child. I turned and told my husband, but as he did not seem to hear I did not repeat it. It seemed only to matter to myself.

’If we analyse the feelings in the dream closely, however, the description of the dream might be enlarged as follows: ‘I dreamt that a short, slightly glowing bolt had entered my side. I felt great excitement at this, as if I had long awaited it, and was now fulfilled in my waiting. In the dream I knew that the bolt was something divine that had now entered my being. I also knew in that moment that I had become pregnant with my child, and it would change my life. I told my husband about this, but it was as if he couldn’t hear because I was speaking on a different wavelength or something. Then I realised that this should be kept to myself. That I was to give myself over to the child within, that it would grow strong.’

Here is an example of how to write your dream:

I am in a large house. It is very pleasant and interesting, being like an old “folly”. It has passages leading off all over the place that one could explore. I am being led up the stairs by a very wilful child. It wants to explore the house and is dragging me with it. As we go up the stairs, a man comes out of a door and walks down past us. He looks at me as if to say, “Don’t go up”; or, “if you go up, be prepared.” He looks like a caretaker, but is very indistinct and shadowy.

The child leads me up however into what is like a loft where I have never been before. It is attachted to, yet somehow distinct from the rest of the house. Also it is very light and filled with ancient books and objects. I look at them and feel that there is something oriental and mysterious about them. Somehow they seem like a treasure, all dusty but full of wisdom about life.

Then the child goes to a door that is split in halves, a higher and lower. It can not get through the lower, but goes out the top half.

 For how the dream was looked at see Interpretation


-Aristie 2017-08-04 7:25:19

I had a dream of shitting in a toilet and everytime I tried to flush the toilet it was overflowing and the poo was not going down. This was not in my house but someone elses a co worker I think I cant rememeber.

A bit about me: I lost my fiance to cancer 2 years ago – last year I met someone who seems to of cheated on me .
Hope you can help me!

Thank you

    -Tony Crisp 2017-08-04 11:18:59

    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


    Aristie – Thanks for taking notice of ‘Not enough information’.

    Someone else’s house and co-worker are important. They suggest a different feeling or environment that is the background to the dream. As I don’t know what you feel or associate with them I suggest you use

    The overflowing toilet suggests that you are ‘overflowing’ with old feelings which need to be dealt with. The story of Hercules where he cleaned the stables by diverting a river, which washed out the massive mess, has a great message.

    Such stories are hugely symbolic. So the river can be seen as the feelings that flow through us or we are immersed in and are the process of life in our body, connecting with emotions, sexuality and changes of mood. We know this river as the flow and events of our life or destiny. Each of us are immersed in a ‘river’ of constant change. If you think about it you have been carried, pushed, impelled by this current as you were moved through babyhood, childhood, teenage and adulthood. And as we passed through these changes we died to our old self in order to change to the new. It is the current if Life. This current then carries us on through old age and through gates of death. All the time we are faced by decisions, and each decision directs us on a different path, helping to create our future. And this force of growth and change. And is fought like hell by many as we are afraid of such changes, especially getting old and facing death.

    How do you divert the huge river that flows through you constantly? You can divert the flow to cleanse out the feelings left from the death and the felt cheating by imagining you are floating in a warm river. Hold on to something to stop you floating away, and feel the river flow through you, and as it goes let go of all plans, emotions, memories and hurts to the flow. See

-Meg Smeaton 2017-05-13 14:20:29

2 very vivid dreams: 2 weeks ago: a very large tortoise in my back yard, fire coming out its head every once & awhile, a blonde boy about 5 or 6 was with tortoise, I thought he might be hurting it so I went to them, the boy was trying to help it get back to where it belonged (I know of no large tortoise in this area of NC). I decided to help too, then that was it. No communication with tortoise. Last nite : another very vivid dream : wherever I was had a huge plate glass window: A Huge eagle came flying towards the window, it was chasing a humming bird to eat (I knew that this was nature but I wanted the hummer to get away)….which he did, he made a sharp turn at the window over the flowers & the eagle didn’t get him. This appearance occurred as I was dreaming of something else(happening inside the window with lots of people). Thank you for any help you can give me. Note; the day after the tortoise dream a heron flew low in front of my car, & 30 secs later a large earred rabbit ran across…this am, a yellow finch & a woodpecker were at my bird feeder. First time this season for the yellow finch & has never been to feeder before. Thank you for whatever help you can give me.

-Samantha Tranmer 2017-04-26 11:48:00

Last night,I had a dream that I was in this large house with my cousins. We ran around certain rooms, playing in the halls. (Strange since we are all now adults ) Then we get in the car. Seems uneventful. We get to this old fashioned theatre house,and I, along with my female cousins ,are instructed upstairs. For some reason, I’m told to change and I have these clothes handed to me. My family leaves me to go sit down,and I’m behind a curtain in this weird bedroom. I get this sick,frightened feeling. The clothes won’t go on. So I look down at the floor and begin searching for mine which I had previously taken off. There’s random stuff all over the floor and bed to my side and I can’t find my clothes. All the sudden,I feel a cool breeze and then heat. Searing heat. When I look down at my chest, the words ” He is mine, I am his” are carved into my skin & bleeding. Alarmed, I run downstairs crying but nobody will listen to me. There’s beauty and the beast music playing faintly through the doors. More cuts appear,and then the front door flies open. Objects are flung at me,and panicked,I run outside and to these pine trees. Long dream short,it changes rapidly ,and later on involves a werewolf and my boyfriend running after it and a lot of strange things . It’s just bothering me about the words carved in my skin. What does it mean?

-KATINKA 2017-03-23 8:16:52

Hello Tony,

I had a dream about a man attempting to pick pocket my rucksack. I could feel him trying to go inside of it. I warned him but then he tried again to pickpocket me.

I then caught him again trying to go into my backpack, so I shot him in the foot with a hand pistol.

What does this mean??

Thank you.

Warm regards,


    -Tony Crisp 2017-03-23 10:13:43

    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


    In the ancient view of dreams recorded in the yoga teachings of the Atharva Veda, being active or even actively aggressive in one’s dreams, was seen as a positive sign, even if one was injured or mutilated as a result of one’s active stance; whereas if the dreamer passively accepted injury in a dream this was seen as a negative implication. This was because it was felt that the active or passive stance within the dreams indicated a similar disposition during waking life. As the active person is generally more successful, the dream sign of an active disposition was seen as fortunate.

    But it is important to remember that while dreaming you are in a completely different dimension of experience than life in the body. So our beliefs are creating what you dream. So, believing that the gun would scare the guy off did the job. But whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen, so that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear; so, all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

    The real and important question is not about you protecting yourself, but why did your dream process create a dream of a guy trying to rob you? All the images, people, animals, places we see in our dreams, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes and wonder projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind as images. So, it makes sense to take the image of your dream person, thing or animal back into you and own it. In that way, you are meeting and dealing with the things about yourself you are not owning or conscious of. That is why dreams are often difficult to understand, because we are hiding things from ourselves. So try using to find out what the real message of your dream is about.

-Patricia 2017-03-13 11:24:24

Dream flooded my house but not my room but my son room was flooded I call my son and he respond back to me

-Neha 2017-03-10 23:09:52

I am 34yrs old.
Two days back I had a dream of my husband death.His body was brought to me and all relatives and me myself started crying. I said in my dream that we were about to go India for celebrating our daughter’s 1st bday but he didn’t even got to see her 1st birthday.In reality we are going india to celebrate her 2nd b’day in the month of Apr.

Please share the intrepetation as I am really worried for him.

-Linda 2017-02-21 20:10:07

I had a dream my boyfriend was giveibg me a bath like if I was a baby…

-Emma 2017-01-07 3:28:47

I dreamt that my family lived in this beautiful house and I had friend over, I think they might have been staying the night or something, I don’t exactly remember which if my friends were there. But I do remember one of my guy friends. I have known him for years, I have always thought that he was pretty cute but never in a personal feelings way. And the first thing that happened was we started holding hands and laying next to each other, and he was telling me that he has feelings for me. After we spent some time together and I think he was getting ready to leave and he was trying to talk to me in private but we couldn’t find anywhere alone, so we went into my living room and he was telling me about how he has a lot of fun with me and how he wants to spend more time with me. And then I woke up. And the weird thing is, is that I didn’t even remember the dream until I saw him this morning

    -Tony Crisp 2017-01-08 12:31:03

    Hi – I must take time to upgrade the dream dictionary, so must halt from answering your posts – I started revising it in 2006, and haven’t neared the end yet. I believe someone else may start giving interpretations.

    So, for a while I urge you to read – It describes ways that can help you.


    Come on! All it is saying is that you would like to try it with someone new, but your upbringing in a culture with such conflicts about sex, marring and mating prevents you.

    Most of us interiorise our morals or beliefs into our dream life. In other words we take as a truth that what is important outwardly is as important inwardly. In other words you are as upset by a dream as if it had actually happened in waking life. Such mistakes make us feel things that are ridiculous. This happens with the morals we live with, by and may be necessary in waking life, we try to make them fit to our much bigger and freer dream/inner life and that causes conflict because the two worlds are completely different. So in dreams about sex we do not have to live by the same small moral world often necessary in waking life. In dreams we experiment emotionally and sexually, so dreams often stand in place of actual experience. In doing so we expand our mental and emotional life without any danger or consequences. Through dreams we may experiment with new experience or practice things we have not yet done externally. For instance many young women dream in detail of giving birth. This function of what might be called ‘imagination’ is tremendously undervalued, but is a foundation upon which human survival is built. See

-Camille 2016-10-04 12:16:39

I dreamt my neighbor was fixing the septic. the plumber placed to much pressure and as a result I had feces all over my bathroom

    -Tony Crisp 2016-10-06 10:56:33

    Camille – I am guessing this one because I need more information to really understand your dream.

    But my guess is that you feel some pressure or difficulty with your neighbour. It leaves you with a feeling of a shitty relationship.

    It helps to give us enough information – So things to remember when writing to us with your dream:
    1. Write down anything that you think might have triggered the dream or links with it in some way.
    2. Write down the whole dream; do not leave out parts because you consider them not important.
    3. Put in any insights you have about people or animals in your dream – it has to be the character of them as they appear in the dream. See Characters and People in Dreams and Being the Person or Thing
    4. Please let us know your age and gender.
    5. Describe any emotions expressed or indicated in the dream.


-Kael 2016-09-12 10:21:06

I dreamt I was pregnant with twins and I think I had been at a midwife appointment, which went fine. When I left there I went to a place which had a few relations of mine. Kind of like a party. Im not sure if it was before or during having contractions that I looked Down and I put my hand on the left side of my stomach and knew something was wrong with one of the babies , then I did the same to the right side and knew that that baby was fine. I spent a day walking anywhere and everywhere to bring on labour. Right after giving birth I saw a son with blonde hair and I thought to myself in disbelief ‘he’s blonde, really’ ( blonde does not typically run in my family) I saw his face so vividly, watching his first cry. There was no mention of the other baby after that. when leaving the hospital my mother or grandmother was holding him and then vice versa when getting home. I don’t think I held him in my dream, but I did feel warm In the dream when I saw him the only time, after giving birth.

-Kayla 2016-09-08 19:34:57

Good Afternoon,

I don’t remember how my dream started, but everytime I have this dream(once every so often) I never do. It’s always the end that startles me. It’s almost like a final destination type of thing. By the end of my dream, mostly everyone I know is already dead from some weird coincidence or big natural disaster. And then it comes to me and one other person, usually my then boyfriend or best friend, in a house talking about the things happening around us. I then get up to go to the kitchen, knowing somethings going to happen when I get up. Once I get to the kitchen, the house starts caving in on itself and I know the other person is dead somehow, yet I find somewhere safe enough to hold myself and live. It flash forwards to a couple of months later when I’m just walking down the street,being the only survivor of whatever weird events, and suddenly something always happens. The most recent time, something from a construction site goes wrong and as the thing comes flying towards me to kill me, I wake up.

Same dream happens a lot. Just Different people and different ways we all die.

Always leaves me not able to sleep for a long time.

-Penny Rice 2016-09-07 0:03:28

In my dream I had my hands under a facet trying to wash of urine. I was in a bathroom. Have no idea why I had this dream. Never had one about urine before.


-Matt 2016-08-22 9:00:10

I was adopted by an older man and woman. It was in my (real) grandmother’s modified house. When I was sent to bed a woman in a red cape with a hood was at the door. The old man went to answer her and sent me to bed. I awoke in bed after peeing in the bed to a cat, and a large guinea pig type rodent in a cage. On the bed was a smaller guinea pig who was killing the many white mice that were also in the room. He was killing them, tying their bodies up and storing them in his nest in groups of threes. The room I was in had a large bed but there was a smaller room with two twin beds attached. Attached to the fans in the bedrooms were white words. In the large room it said “Pet” though I could not read the other. I think it said cj. I hid in a crawlspace because the mice were squealing as they were being killed and then I woke up…..

-Wanda 2016-07-15 12:52:04


I dreamt I was with my boyfriend trying to help him begin a new job (I went to sleep doing this literally). I kept needing to put on my glasses to see. As we were waiting in a house (with a young boy who lived there) for ‘work to start’ we ended up on a front porch.
A frazzled woman ran out the house with a large bin and began releasing a brown owl into the air. She was yelling ‘you gotta go, they’re going to find us!’ The owl would not fly away, it kept landing back in the bin as the woman threw it up at least 3 times. I was thinking “he had his wings clipped because they had him as a pet, that’s why he can’t fly” Then the owl said “I don’t want to go, would if nobody likes me?” I then decided I would keep the owl so I put it back in the bin to keep as the woman went back in the house.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

-Amalia 2016-07-12 16:55:40


I had a dream I was walking around my daughter in a casino when a woman asked if my daughter wanted to keep this magic trick gift as long as she can do magic on my daughter. So I said okay she did Abra cadabra and she turned my daughter to someone else and she disappeared quickly, they both changed appearance. I was so scared and went back to our hotel and my husband wasn’t back at the hotel yet. I felt I was drugged or something I just didn’t feel right and got lost on my way walking through the hotel and outside before I found our hotel. I saw kids riding their bikes outside etc.

Before having this dream, I had a conversation with my step son asking him to please not gossip badly about me to my own family since he is so used to saying bad things about me since he has been negatively influenced by his biological mom for 11 years now, and also sister to not show respect towards me, and to always say bad things and complaint badly about me to everyone he meets… because of this gossip about me by his mom my in-laws don’t have respect for me, and I don’t have any relationship with my own mother-in-law or father-in-law because the exwife has made it hell for me spreading ugly, untruthful things about me being a bad step-mom but obviously found out it’s just jealousy and she doesn’t want her kids to have a good relationship with me. Its been hard and I have been affected emotionally because of this…my own mother-in-law doesn’t even like her own granddaughter came from me and her own son, and she is 9 now. I feel sad, confused and very doubtful that things will ever change…

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