Dreaming about old friends may leave you waking up to a nice feeling. Perhaps it gives you delight to see friends you haven’t seen in a long time. Maybe it is going back to a childlike sense of wonder and curiosity about the world. Maybe it is a sense of lightness that is achieved by seeing these kinds of scenarios in your dream.
Whatever the meaning, it is good that your consciousness takes you to these pleasant memories. There are a lot of meanings and interpretations that are possible with these kinds of dreams. Let’s take a look at them in more detail.
What Do Old Friends Represent in a Dream?
The appearance of old friends in a dream could mean a lot of different things for you. Read on to see the possibilities.
Symbolic of a thirst for freedom
The specific time in your childhood when you were interacting with other toddlers and having the time of your life represents lightness, ease, and the general freedom you were enjoying as a child.
You were free from responsibility, anxiety, or any care in the world. When you dream about old friends, this could mean that you are thirsting for that feeling you used to have when you were in the sandbox or when you just had your childhood friends over.
Being with them symbolizes all these light and carefree moments in your life that you are possibly pining to have again.
Symbolic of fatigue
This kind of dream may be your consciousness reminding you that you are overworking yourself to the point that it is getting unhealthy.
This may be a reminder for you to get back to a more relaxed, calmer state – and that it is better to balance your responsibilities with taking care of yourself as well.
Symbolic of feeling overwhelmed
Similar to the previous symbolism, dreams about old friends may be interpreted to mean that you are feeling overwhelmed from all the responsibilities of adult life and you should lighten your load a little.
You may have to be the one to take the initiative to do this, instead of waiting for other people to take the load off of you.
It is better to take charge of your own life and health, too, so putting your foot down on this is something you should seriously consider.
Symbolic of missing your old friends
Dreaming of old friends may be symbolic of the way you miss these particular people in your life. This may be a good time to check on them and see how they are, and even reconnect if you have lost touch over the years.
Symbolic of wanting to be more irresponsible
Those carefree feelings that you had when you were interacting with old friends is what this symbolism mostly stands for.
You may be taking on too many tasks and responsibilities, that you just want to let go and be more irresponsible. It is more related to loosening up and being rid of your tensions and anxieties.
Symbolic of regression
This doesn’t necessarily mean a negative thing. It could just mean you miss the person you used to be when you were with your old friends, and maybe there is a desire in you to go back to the person you once were. Maybe apart from missing your friends, you are also missing yourself.
Common Situations in Which You Dream About Old Friends
Dream of Fighting with an old friend
Dreaming of fighting with an old friend could mean that you are acting immaturely towards someone in your waking life.
It could be that the situation is unjust or is making you upset, but your reaction is registering that you are not feeling above the situation.
Dream of Embracing an old friend
This dream represents a missing of your old friend, or your old state of being with them. It’s either you want to spend time with that particular friend of yours, or you are really missing how things used to be and your state when you were still close with that person.
Dream of seeing an old friend at a party
This dream is a good premonition of pleasant things that are to come your way. You are in for some good fortune that will be cause for real celebration. Waking up from this dream is sure to leave you in high spirits.
Dream of being rejected by an old friend
This dream can mean one of two things. One, it could mean that you are missing an old friend, or a part of your old life, and you are having a hard time reconnecting with that friend or that old carefree feeling.
It could also symbolize a certain envy you have of other people. Perhaps your friend has achieved a lot in his life and you want to be a part of that, but you have certain limiting beliefs that lead you into thinking that you are failing at your attempts.
This could be a reminder from your subconscious to be more constructive about your internal scripts. It could be reminding you to focus on the things you can control – like your specific talents and skills – in order that you may help uplift yourself and give yourself the confidence you need to achieve everything you desire.
It is helping you to let go of what you can’t control and let go of feelings of envy. When you learn to love and accept yourself more, you will realize that you don’t have to feel inadequate around other people, or even envy them.
Instead you will be able to look to what you have and be grateful for that, and this can fill you with your own sense of happiness.
Dream of shouting at a friend, or an old friend shouting at you
These dreams may be a premonition towards a reconnection that can happen soon between you and your old friends. Maybe you will be contacting them soon or they will be the ones to contact you and you will be caught off guard.
Dream of seeing an old friend who is a stranger
Sometimes, you may dream that you have reunited with an old friend, but find that that friend was never really your friend to begin with.
This could mean that you are about to experience some expansion in your social life or circles. Maybe you will be able to broaden your reach somehow by playing a new sport, tackling a new project at work, moving to a new place, or even being introduced to someone at a social gathering.
Dream of leaving the premises with a childhood friend
You may dream about you and your childhood friend doing something mischievous such as leaving the house where the adults are or where the adults told you to stay.
This could mean a sense of adventure that you are craving for in your waking life. Maybe you just want to break some rules in a harmless way, or rebel against your authorities, even in a very inoffensive or inconsequential manner. This relates to your need to just feel freer and less restricted in your waking life.
Dream of talking to a childhood friend
This kind of dream may be a narrative of your need to have someone to talk to in your adult life – someone you could just be comfortable with and not have to censor the things that you need or want to say.
Maybe you feel like you just need a listening ear from someone who won’t judge you and fully accept you for who you are.
Dream of wanting to be friends with another child
This could symbolize your need for acceptance to the social group you belong to. You may be longing to be recognized, be given credit for your work, or just feel that you need love and approval from others.
Dream of a confidant
One of your old friends may have been your confidant – someone you trusted with all your secrets. If you are dreaming of this particular friend, it may be related to one of the big secrets she/he knew that you told her before.
Maybe it is of some trauma that you experienced in your past that you were only able to share with her. Maybe it is about that past experience that you are facing in your current life, and you are looking for answers.
Dream of dating an old friend
This kind of dream is cute, and it is usually a good omen of what is about to happen in your life. It means that you will be reaping the rewards of your hard work soon enough.
All the seeds that you planted will be sprouting soon and will bear good fruit for you. It could also mean that you should have confidence in your ideas and just try them out – these will pave the way for much good fortune in your life.
Dreams about old friends are nice and could mean a lot of different things. In your effort to decipher what these could mean, don’t forget to factor in the specific dream and what you felt in it so you can have a more accurate reading of its meaning.
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