Did you just wake up and remember that your dream was about big waves? Did this cause a reaction in you, and make you wonder what the dream is all about?
It may be confusing you because you seem to be more affected than usual, but are not quite sure why. It is great that you are curious about what the dream is all about. Read on to get some illumination on what dreams about big waves could pertain to.
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- What do big waves represent in a dream?
- Situations where you find yourself dreaming about big waves
What do big waves represent in a dream?
There are a lot of ways to interpret the presence of big waves in a dream. Most of the time, it means you are about to experience something important or life-changing, or you are already harboring some sort of pent-up emotion in you that you are having a hard time to express.
This may be the reason why it has become so overwhelmingly apparent in your subconscious, enough so that a big wave appears in your dream.
Symbolic of excessive emotion
You may have just experienced a traumatic event; or you may be in some sort of abusive relationship; or there may be a very stressful situation at home or in the workplace.
Whatever is happening is taking a toll on you emotionally, but you may not be acknowledging it and bringing it into your conscious awareness, enough so you could process all the emotions and proceed to take the best course of action in order to alleviate the heaviness.
This dream is telling you that you should probably take the necessary alone time and examine your feelings, so that you could move on appropriately and load off of the unconscious emotional baggage.
Symbolic of an important life event coming up
A big wave may be symbolic of something significant that is about to happen – something that will change your life drastically.
It could mean there is a special love that is about to arrive, opening you up to a romantic relationship and all the emotional ups and downs associated with it all.
It could also mean that a change is to happen in your career – maybe a promotion, or a relocation to a different place, or a special assignment that will challenge yet possibly fulfill you.
Or, it could also mean something for your family or personal life – such as getting pregnant, or moving house, or having some other similar big event or change come up.
Symbolic of a lack of control
A big wave appearing in your dream could mean that there is something in your life that you want to take control of but you can’t.
This may be a specific situation in your love life, your family, or your career. It may also be about a certain person who has been a challenge to deal with, and you are desperately trying to do something about the situation but seemingly can’t.
Situations where you find yourself dreaming about big waves
There are many different scenarios a big wave could come into your dream. There are different interpretations for each.
Dreaming of murky or muddy waves
Dreaming of dirty, murky, or muddy waves could mean that you are about to experience the opposite sides of a spectrum.
You could brace yourself for good and festive things to come, and on the other hand be ready for something particularly challenging or even cruel to come your way.
Just keep the perspective in mind that all experiences are a part of life. These may be good or bad, pleasurable or painful.
But that is how life is. It is in every one of us to be able to learn to ride the waves and take each day as it comes.
Dreaming of watching waves
If you are dreaming of not being part of the wave, or not being carried by it, but instead watching it from the shore of from afar, this may symbolize that you have a lot of reserves of courage within you.
This may be a sign that you should go for something you have been mulling in your head about for the past few days, weeks, or months.
This may be about asking someone out on a date, or asking for a raise or promotion at work. This may also be about talking to a loved one or family member, about something close to your heart that you need to express but are having second thoughts about.
If you have the purest of intentions, you really have nothing to worry about. Go ahead and take the leap – you have everything you need inside of you to do what you have to do.
Dreaming of the waves of an ocean in particular
The vastness of the ocean symbolizes your subconscious – your inner energy, thoughts, and feelings, and all the things that are related to it.
There may be a lot of things happening inside of you right now that you are not able to properly give light to.
Dreaming of ocean waves means that there are a lot of emotions deep inside you that need to be thought about and brought to the light.
You may be sweeping everything under the rug, prioritizing your work and not giving yourself enough time to really understand how external things are affecting you internally.
Now that you are dreaming of ocean waves and are reading about what they could mean for you, you should take the chance to really give yourself more illumination about the energy you carry inside and how it affects you.
You may be acting out in different parts of your life but are not aware of it. You may find yourself suddenly feeling angry or sad and couldn’t quite pinpoint where that is coming from.
Most likely, it is about all those thoughts that secretly bother you but you don’t give enough awareness to.
It is best to be more conscious about these thoughts and feelings, process them and analyze yourself as much as possible through them, and move forward accordingly, so that they don’t have to make themselves known through your dreams.
Dreaming of waves crashing onto your body
If you are dreaming about waves crashing into your body, it may mean that there is a significant event that will happen in your life that will affect you for the better.
This may be something personal or something work-related, or maybe some change will happen in your social life or your relationships.
It is good to carry a good energy about this dream so that when the pleasant surprise comes, you will recognize it for what it is and be grateful about that circumstance arriving in your life.
Dreaming about drowning in big waves
You may have dreamt of drowning in a big wave, and waking up feeling anxious or heavy. This feeling is related to what the dream could mean – the symbolism of drowning in a big wave could symbolize that you are feeling overwhelmed by emotion and that you are losing control.
Examine what is happening in your waking life that could be indicative of this kind of emotion, and see how you can do something about it.
Even if you feel out of control now, there are ways to manage your anxiety and your emotions about it, enough so that you don’t have to feel overwhelmed.
It may be good to work on a certain kind of acceptance if this is particularly about a situation that you cannot really control.
Dreaming about listening to waves
Now this may be a bit peculiar, but it does happen – if you are dreaming about the sound of waves instead of the sight or the feeling, it may mean that you are feeling very calm and contented with your life right now.
Imagine a realistic scenario where you are able to catch a seashell and decide to put your ear to it. A lot of folklore state that you will be able to hear the sound of waves when you do this.
Most of the time, you will only be able to hear the sound of waves when you are still in yourself. That is why this is what dreaming about the sound of waves could symbolize – you are listening to the seashell, calm enough so you are able to hear the relaxing sound of the waves that have been given to you as a gift.
Waves could mean a lot of things in your dreams, and you can also find yourself in different kinds of scenarios involving waves.
You could be part of the wave, where the water touches you. You could be riding the waves or drowning in them. As stated, you could also be away from the waves and just watching them from afar.
All these different scenarios could stand for a lot of varied interpretations of your life at the moment, or the current state of your subconscious mind.
Use all that you have learned to best interpret what the wave dreams could mean for your waking life, so that you could proceed to live a life that is more relaxed and in control.
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