Birth, dependency – especially upon mother; the way we connect our deepest self with the outside world. Having no navel would suggest you have no connection with your parents and forebears, or have lost or repressed any feelings of such connection. In some literature or drama it is shown as meaning the person is an alien or spirit. See navel and umbilical cord under body; birth dreams. Particularly read the piece under active imagination about the umbilical connection loss.

A symbol of an outer connection with our innermost feelings and being. It also represents a sign of dependency, of our dependence upon mother, upon the life process, upon earth.

The navel is a very important dream subject and can indicate your feelings of connection with your mother. But such feelings transfer onto any person we develop a close and feeling relationship with. So when there is any threat or disturbance in the relationship with husband, wife, or partner, this area might be involved and appear in a dream, or you might feel the pain or shock there. These feelings might be positive or very disturbed, depending upon your birth and childhood experiences. The likelihood is that such feelings will be blamed on the partner, wife or husband, instead of you being aware that they arise from ones earliest experiences of connection and physical and emotional dependence.

The navel, and its link with the umbilical cord, also can deal with feelings of dependence and the need for nourishment at a basic baby level. As such they sometimes become very linked with sexual need and what is felt in the sexual relationship. See Ages of Love

At a more abstract level, this area – the solar plexus – links with the way we connect with other people and the world through sympathetic feelings. It deals with how we take things into us from others, and what we give out. The digestive tract, with its ability to absorb and excrete is an image of this, but needs to be seen in a psychological way. Hurt, disturbance or pain in this area of our psyche can lead to tension and painful emotions or even physical sensations in relationship with a person or life.

Also the navel, like the nipples, can act as a sexual stimulus for some people.

Useful Questions and Hints:

How would I describe my early connection with my mother, or with my present partner – is it easy and secure, or do I still hold back or feel insecure in any way?

Is something happening in my life related to secure connection in a relationship?

What is the situation of the navel in my dream?

See Arm Circling Meditationnavelumbilical cordblood sucked


-Sana 2018-02-04 5:17:38

I had a dream where i was sleeping next to my mother and suddenly she became ghost alike face and pressed my navel with her thumb. I became paralyzed and felt pain in my belly. When i uttered Kalima ( um Muslim) then this pain slightly faded and i could move . Then i could remove her hand from my belly and woke up ! i could still feel slight pain when i woke up . :\ what does that mean?

    -Libby 2018-05-22 15:22:26

    I had a similar dream. For me, it was like a phantom shadow person who pressed my navel with their index finger and I started to sink into paralysis. Before I became completely paralyzed, I managed to flip over and wake up but I also felt a pain in and around the navel even after waking up. I thought the stomach pain might be because I was still not fully digested from dinner the night before. It was around 01h30. Did you ever find out what this means?

      -Tony Crisp 2018-05-23 13:55:47

      Libby – There is so much more you need to understand about dreams and your own mind to be able to have insight into your dreams. For example becoming paralysed in dreams is normal. The shadow figure is also a normal way dreams use images to aid us in understanding, because a phantom is not a living being but part of your own healing process trying to wake you up to yourself.

      During REM sleep while we are dreaming our voluntary muscles are paralyzed – except for our eyes. It is thought this was developed during a period when our forebears were sleeping in trees. Any movement would have made them fall. The eye movements were of course not dangerous. So signals for movement while we dream are sent by the sleeping brain to the muscles but are blocked.

      So In life and sleep we have two powerful actions working in us. The first is our waking experience based on having a body, its limitations, vulnerabilities and a particular gender. Our second is the power that gave us life and continues to express as dreams, in our breathing and heartbeat – our life. This I have given the description as the Life Will.

      So while we sleep our conscious self is largely or totally unconscious and while we dream our voluntary muscles are paralysed – therefore another will or motivating force moves our body. So we have a Conscious Will, and what I will call a Life Will. The first one we have experience of as we can move our arm or speak in everyday activities; but the second will takes over when we sleep. See and

      This Life will can move us to speak, to move our body, and in fact do things that we cannot do with our Conscious Will. As Freud pointed out this inner will has full access to our memories. It can do so many other things that are described else where –

      So your Life Will stated, by using symbols, pushing you deeper into your own awareness by paralysing you while you still had some awareness. This is a way of trying to show you that you are a much bigger person than you realise. Instead of allowing it of deepen you fought it by flipping over to wake yourself.

      Many people as their awareness reaches beyond what they feel is their normal self feel scared. Such resistances cause us to create awful dreams and fears as a means of avoiding our own inner world and its wonders. We feel that we will be swallowed up and we will die. It is important to say that when we meet the experience of powerlessness through becoming aware of the hugeness of your Life, which we are usually unaware if, it feels like something alien or attacking and it is a shock.

      You are bigger than you suspect because 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 mother’s womb is as old as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom or memories in you. But in this life you developed a new brain, and the memories you gathered this time are what you built your personality from, but beneath that is a very ancient self. To explore it see

      As an egg and sperm we are tiny single celled creatures. The next two stages of development as the cells increase in size and number resembles the activities found in many simple living things such as plants. The twenty day old embryo develops four brachial grooves, which in the embryo of a fish grow into gills. At this point the formative forces which produce a fish are active, as were the formative forces of a plant at an earlier stage. These are then supplanted by forces which bring about features of the mammalian upright animal we are. As one textbook states, “A human is not constructed like a modern office building, as cheaply and efficiently as possible . . . but rather like an ancient historic edifice to which wings and sections were added at different times and which was not modernised until it was almost completed.” See

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