Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not yet understood, though they have been a topic of speculation and interest and discussion throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is known as oneirology. It has been speculated that dreaming of a baby may mean innocence, warmth and new beginnings. Babies may symbolize something in your own inner nature which is pure, vulnerable or uncorrupted. Dreaming of a dead baby symbolizes the ending of something that is an important part of you and does not necessarily mean anything literal.
Dreams were historically used for healing as in the Asclepieions found in the ancient Greek temples of Asclepius as well as for guidance or divine inspiration. Some Native American tribes used vision quests as a rite of passage, fasting and praying until an anticipated guiding dream was received, to be shared with the rest of the tribe upon their return.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung identified dreams as an interaction between the unconscious and the conscious. They also assert together that the unconscious is the dominant force of the dream, and in dreams it conveys its own mental activity to the perceptive faculty. While Freud felt that there was an active censorship against the unconscious even during sleep, Jung argued that the dream's bizarre quality is an efficient language, comparable to poetry and uniquely capable of revealing the underlying meaning.
Fritz Perls presented his theory of dreams as part of the holistic nature of Gestalt therapy. Dreams are seen as projections of parts of the self that have been ignored, rejected, or suppressed. Jung argued that one could consider every person in the dream to represent an aspect of the dreamer, which he called the subjective approach to dreams. Perls expanded this point of view to say that even inanimate objects in the dream may represent aspects of the dreamer. The dreamer may therefore be asked to imagine being an object in the dream and to describe it, in order to bring into awareness the characteristics of the object that correspond with the dreamer's personality.
Dreaming of a baby in your dream means innocence, warmth and new beginnings. Babies may symbolize something in your own inner nature which is pure, vulnerable, and/or uncorrupted. If you dream that you forgot you had a baby, then it suggests that you are trying hide your own vulnerabilities; You do not want to let others know of your weaknesses. If you dream that you are on your way to the hospital to have a baby, then it means your issues of dependency and your desire to be completely care for. Perhaps you are trying to get out of some responsibility. If you are pregnant, then a more direct interpretation may simply mean that you are experiencing some anxieties of making it to the hospital when the time comes. Dreaming of a crying baby, is indicative of a part of yourself that is deprived of attention and needs some nurturing. Alternatively, it represents your unfulfilled goals and a sense of lacking in your life. Dreaming about a starving baby, represents your dependence on others. You are experiencing some deficiency in your life that needs immediate attention and gratification. Dreaming of an extremely small baby, symbolizes your helplessness and your fears of letting others become aware of your vulnerabilities and incompetence. You may be afraid to ask for help and as a result tend to take matters into your own hands. Dreaming of a dead baby in your dream, symbolizes the ending of something that is part of you. Dreaming that you are dipping a baby in and out of water means regression. You are regressing to a time where you had no worries and responsibilities. Alternatively, it is reminisce of when the baby is in the fetus and in its comfort zone. In fact, some expectant mothers even give birth in a pool, because the environment in the water mimics the environment in the uterus. It is less traumatic for the baby as it emerges into the world. So perhaps, the dream your search for your own comfort zone.
Help I had a dream that I was pregnant, very big belly at this time, me and my boyfriend went to a scan and we sat there waiting while I was getting scaned, the woman couldnt find no heart beat and told me the baby had died. I paniced and refused to have the baby taken out of me, I ended up in my boyfriends room just standin up and I looked down and there was blood lots of blood poring out my jeans. I grabbed onto a door the pain was so bad I was yelling and I had to go to the toilet,whilst on the toilet crying and yelling in pain I pushed and the dead baby came out. I got up and looked into the toilet and there was the dead baby ( was as big as a 2 liter bottle of pop ). I grabbed the baby out of the toilet and started to morn over the dead baby, for some reason it had open eyes that were green like mine and it just stared like any other dead thing would. After that I woke up can someone please tell me what this dream means please thankyou
This one dream I had just before I got pregnant or I think I was already pregnant but anyways, what happen was when I was laying down on the bed in a room in my dream. Then I was looking to the direction of the door way which the door was open and then I saw a dead baby boy walking back and fourth in the hallway by my door. Then the baby stopped and looked at me and the part that scared me the most is when the baby boy came running towards me trying to attack me well that's how it felt like to me. Then when I was about 5-7 weeks pregnant I had a miscarriage. It was the worst time of my life for me. A year later I got pregnant and now I have a baby boy!
Can you help me I had a dream that I had a tex saying that my cousin's baby had died and I broke down and then I was driving to her and was comforting her and her partner and she was telling me what had happend .They were bathing him and he was splashing around in the water really happy and healthy and then he had trouble breathing and they took him out of the bath and wraped him in a towel but he died and al my cousin was saying to me he can't be dead and she would not let go of me .