It can refer to the Life in you, the spirit that lives in you and can advise, uplift, grow and lead you. To understand it see Life’s Little Secrets

In most dreams water indicates emotions, moods and flow of feeling energy. Because of the nature of water it lends itself to depicting aspects of how you relate to your feelings. For instance you can ‘drown’ in or feel swept away by some emotions. At other times you can feel cleansed and refreshed. But because water is vital to your existence it can show how you long for or thirst for something and feeling fulfilled.

But any flow, even if it seems threatening, is the flow of our own life energy. Most of us are only aware of a trickle of life energy, and when it dreams it is a torrent we have no experience of dealing with so much of it, and become scared, which blocks it even more. See Our Reaction to meeting the Huge that we Are

Example: The first time I ever slept in the bed with my wife Hyone, she quickly went to sleep and I noticed she had difficulty breathing through her nose while asleep. She would start breathing through her nose but couldn’t continue and the breath burst in through her mouth. I felt it must be a tension, so while she still slept I spoke to her quietly, suggesting that the muscles in her nose and face would relax. I repeated this a few times and Hyone’s breathing became easy and normal. Seeing that she responded so well, I decided to try something else. So I quietly suggested that her whole body would drop unnecessary tensions, and emotional and mental stress would melt away. I went on to say that this would open all the doors of her being, allowing cleansing and healing throughout.

There was no apparent response to this, so I lay quietly ready to sleep. But suddenly, about eight minutes later, Hyone woke, almost with a jerk, and said enthusiastically, “I just had the most amazing dream.”  In the dream Hyone had been with her mother and sisters in a garden at the back of a house. Hyone was lying in the sun relaxing. As she relaxed she felt a wave of energy flow up her body to her head. Then, wave after wave moved up her body, giving her tremendous pleasure and feelings of well-being. But the waves got stronger and stronger, and she was frightened they would overwhelm her, and at that point she woke.

This is very important, because it shows how our good healing energy can be felt as threatening. It is because our personality is so guarded and insecure it feels it will be overwhelmed or they would lose their self-control. See What Happens When I Die?

That flow of energy shown in Hyone’s dream is like a river, and a river can carry you along or you can resist its current. For each of us is 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 there are more stages of growth beyond 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 of Life. This current then carries us on through old age and through the 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 is a force of growth and change; and is fought like hell by many as they are afraid of such changes, especially getting old and facing death. See What Happens When I Die?

Water also represents your potential to experience many emotions because water can take any shape or move in so many ways. How you relate to the water shows how you are meeting your emotions and moods. In a collective sense, as a lake or the sea, it can represent the mysterious source of life, the womb and the processes of life creating you.

But any flow, even if it seems threatening, is the flow of our own life energy. Most of us are only aware of a trickle of life energy, and when in dreams it is a torrent, we have no experience of dealing with so much of it, and may become scared, which blocks it even more. See Our Reaction to meeting the Huge that we Are.

How we relate to the water shows how we are meeting our emotions and moods. In a collective sense, as a lake or the sea, it can represent the mysterious source of life, the womb and the processes which bring us about; women frequently dream of being in water or swimming during menstruation. The dream content will show something about what is happening in the body at such times, or even if there is excessive water retention.  See: Flow.

‘I was standing in front of a series of glass water tanks. I had apparently written an article about the balance between intellect and emotion, which had presented emotion in a way to show its equal value with intellect. The tanks demonstrated the different relationships between intellect and emotion. Some tanks were beautifully clear and colourful, showing the right balance. The unbalanced ones had weed growing in them. I was then in a lift with a young woman. We moved close together and kissed. This moved my feelings so much I felt a great melting in my abdomen, and a lot of body sensation against her body.’ Anthony F.

Anthony’s dream perfectly illustrates how water refers to the emotions and flowing body feelings.

Deep water: The deeps of your inner life and what lies under the surface of your waking awareness.

Dripping water: Sometimes can depict the damaging feelings or interference that can enter your life, especially if the water is coming through a ceiling or wall. Otherwise a dripping tap might mean the leaking away of your feelings or energy, or the passage of time.

Electricity and water: Emotions which can generate very powerful reaction to a situation – such as jealousy or anger – so a release of enormous energy that can be negative or positive.

Entering water: Entering into strong feelings such as might arise in a relationship or new job. Starting a sexual relationship. If it is a deep lake or turgid water, it could point to emotions that might stand in your way of moving on or changing.

Going under water: It suggests bringing internal contents to consciousness; remembering the womb experience; letting our ego surrender a little; looking at death.

Also it shows that we, our conscious self, has entered more deeply into the enormous depths of our consciousness; we have literally dipped below the level of our conscious self. See My Body is a Moving Sea

Hot water: Strong emotions or facing difficult situations, such as social criticism. Or being warmed by flowing feelings.

Leaking water: This can mean that your emotional energy is be used unwisely, possible through such things as anxiety or fear, especially if the water is coming through a ceiling or wall.

Muddy water: It suggest you may be experiencing a lot of emotions that are causing you not to be seeing clearly

Walking on water: It depends upon the state of the water walked on. If it was stormy or calm can make a difference. But in general it is about having confidence that you meet the storms of your emotions and feel okay. But it could also mean you are frightened of ‘going under’. In dreams you cannot drown, and going under the surface can meet a dip into your inner life.

Water overflowing: The water overflows means that the life force now flows freely. It suggests your life purpose is being expressed. If nothing is hurt when it flows over, all is well, but if it ruins things watch your emotional overflows. If you take care, your present life will allow it to express without harm.

If you are a Christian it might point to having trust that you will be upheld by your faith. See: Baptism; River; Sea; Spring.

Idioms: Make water; muddy the waters; tread water; water something down; turn on the waterworks; water under the bridge; hold water; in hot water; head above water; pour cold water onto something.

See: Water Wonderland; Fluid; Pool; River; Rain; Sea; Spring.


-savi 2017-11-01 10:57:19

what did it mean neighbor pouring hot water on his wife in a dream

-Magdalena 2017-06-03 0:59:30

I feel the dripping and leaking water is somewhat accurate; I say this because prior to having this dream my significant other hurt my feelings and never truly apologized and now I have developed feelings of resentments and disappointment.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-06-04 9:08:38

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/#Summing and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ 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 – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Magdalena – I know these feelings so well having been tortured by them. But there is a way to get rid of them. It is forgiveness. Forgiveness may sometimes be mistaken for an action taken through weakness, or as an act of “goodness” or Christian sentiment. But that is far from the truth, because such feelings can continue to ruin your life and future. Forget the person who evoked the feelings in you – it is you who are suffering.

    Forgiveness does not mean forgetting. Hard lessons should not be forgotten but learned from – but the experience is making you a victim, and why should you suffer? See http://dreamhawk.com/news/avoiding-being-my-own-victim/

    Here is another person’s description.

    “It was difficult to find this forgiveness because I felt that what my mother had done was unforgivable. Of course none of this was neatly rational. The feelings were burning beyond reason, and could not be rationalised away. But I could not ignore the fact that this was not, in the end, about my mother, but about myself. My continued anger was ruining my life. So for my own sake I had to sincerely forgive my mother. The anger did not abate and it became obvious that unless I could forgive my mother, I would ruin my marriage with my anger. So for my own sake I had to sincerely forgive my mother. This was not a fast change, and it was not easy. But it did release me from the crippling effects of the anger. I also saw with great clarity that the judgement I had placed on my mother was also working on me, for I was judging myself with as much energy and fierceness.”

-Camille Newton 2017-01-06 18:22:23

Very interesting,, answer my question to the point. Thank You

-Christine 2016-06-21 13:51:59

I had a dream of a crystal clear stream of water over my head. it was a very gentle stream. it was almost as if it was a roof but when I touched it, it was water.

What does it mean.

    -Jennifer 2016-12-28 8:29:59

    I dreamt of that I thought my Rottweiler who has passed away was in a basement. When I entered basement it looked like she peed in the room. I handed her to someone and asked them to take her out to use the bathroom. With them gone I realized it was a water leak from some where. I walked in the water which was warm and came up to my ankles and it was still. I tried to find where it was coming from. Some places came close to my knees. I walk until I went in this room and called out for my ex husband to help me find where the leak was coming from. (I have been dreaming of him lately. It feels like him but sometimes looks like my boyfriend of two years. I still feel and think however it’s my ex husband.) He is sleeping and I wake him by apogizing for waking him. I’m kiss him on his face until he wakes up. We then wade through the muddy water searching for where it to a coming from. We end up at his work. A female was laying down with other people a d says, Jennifer get out. My ex sits or Kay’s down. I then tell him always loved him and still do. He gets up and we walk again untill we see the water start flowing. We then find a pile or something leaking water. We were amazing,ex the leak went from his work to my baement, which is an hour apart. I feel that I want him back, I feel love, and I’m kissing him all over his face. His face sometimes looks like my boyfriend of two years. Then I woke up.
    Strange dram. What is your
    opinion, please. My ex and I have been divorced for seven years.

-RENEE MCALPIN 2016-02-24 2:20:19

I was dreaming and i was around a few people and started rubbing my left ankle. then clear water started gushing from my ankle it was a massive amount. I said di you see that they said yes. i woke up and my ankle was sore this morning.

-Shakhia Truitt 2015-10-09 6:39:56

I just woke up from a dream 5-10 minutes ago i believe i was over my aunts house and it started to rain so i try to get a ride home . Wasnt even thinking i forgot all bout my daughter she was running after the car to get to me but the person i was in the wit wouldn’t stop he just keep on goin so i was like hey my daughter i gotta get my daughter so we stop at the bridge , i told him let me out im walk back and get my daughter, i had to wait for the other car and trunk to go over the Bridge and den the whole bridge started coming apart when the trunk was goin over so i just started hurrying up to walk but i didn’t make a big water fall came down so fast and knock me up and i saw a bright shinny light the i woke up… plz can somebody tell wat it means plz… so i no its long

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