Comfort; support; may represent someone you rely on or want to be close to. Or a substitute lover you are holding. Attitudes you use to soften the blows or hardness of life. Cushions often appear in dreams to do with finding things hidden under them, so suggest searching in what is presently covering what you feel is there. They might also have a link with a particular person if they gave you the cushion.

Some pillows have special functions such as helping sleep, aiding posture, or holding something to influence your mood or confidence. So if ones of these is in your dream then it is expressing that as an influence in your life.

Jacob took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.  And he called the name of that place Beth-el.

A dream pillow: There is the tradition that suggests that if a young woman sleeps with a piece of someone’s wedding cake under her pillow she will dream of her own future husband. Another example comes from an article in Time magazine (September 20, 1976, pp. 94-5), where it was noted that when the Dalai Lama performed the three-day ritual of the “Sermon of the Wheel of Time,” he gave each of his disciples two reeds to sleep on, one for under the pillow and one for under the mattress. He requested that they remember their dreams so that he could interpret them as part of the ceremony.

Similarly we might try placing a letter to our dream creator under your pillow. In the letter you could ask for guidance, healing or inspiration.

Hugging pillow: Feeling alone and needing contact.

Idioms: pillow angel; pillow talk

Useful Questions and Hints:

What is the action with the pillow?

Do I feel anything in the dream – emotions?

Am I using the pillow in some way?

See Being the Person or thingConditioned ReflexesCharacters and People in Dreams


-Lynn 2016-04-15 3:33:32

I dreamt admiring my relatives neat flower garden in our old house. Among them was a bunch of beautiful red roses. I was taking pictures of them I guess and wondered thought they’d look cooler burning. So I set fire to them. After a while of admiring the burning roses I become worried of them getting turned to dust. So in fear of my relative who was now the new tenant of my old house I tried to put it out. But a pillow was covering the burning roses in such a way that every time I thought I removed it I saw another pillow in the same place.

I’d like to know what is it trying to tell me?

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