Deciphering your dream about a forest can be quite complex. Forests in themselves already carry a mystical image – seductive in the mystery that they hold, the life that they let propagate.
The vast expanse of land has been the setting for many legends and folklore, fairytales and works of fiction alike.
Many stories are born out of forests, and take place in this wonderful setting. It always has an enigmatic and substantial essence to it.
Table of Contents
- What does a forest represent in a dream?
- Common Situations in Which You Dream of a Forest
- Dream of walking through a forest
- Dream of a forest with towering trees
- Dream of a forest fire
- Dream of a rain in a forest
- Dream of meeting someone in a forest
- Dream of getting lost in a forest
- Dream of seeing unusual animals in the forest
- Dream of getting bitten by an animal in the forest
- Dream of talking to someone in the forest
- Dream of running in a forest
What does a forest represent in a dream?
A forest can represent many things in a dream. The things that were just mentioned can provide clues as to their many symbolisms.
Symbolic of repressed emotions
A lot of unknown things hide in the forest. It isn’t very blatant as to what flora and fauna exist there, no matter how abundant it may be.
A lot of times, these creatures tend to camouflage perfectly into their environment, making it easy to not get noticed even as you pass them by.
In this way, dreaming of a forest may represent the many things that exist in your world but easily go by unnoticed.
They can be right there but you wouldn’t know that they were actually present, because they are able to blend into their environment so well.
Possibilities for this could be your feelings towards other people, your thoughts about situations, your own emotions about yourself and what you are going through.
They could also speak about the past and the trauma you’ve endured but don’t give much attention to. Basically, it speaks about the many things in your life that pass by unnoticed or don’t get too much attention.
Dreaming about this could mean that they want to be noticed a little bit more. Maybe they are telling you about something that could happen soon in your life that is related to the things that you are thinking or feeling – and can be indicative of the vibration you are holding often lately.
Symbolic of mystery
Dreaming of a forest could also signify the things that you do not quite understand in your life. This could be a person, a situation, or a setting that you find yourself in. It doesn’t really make much sense to you even if it is present in your life.
Symbolic of life
The forest gives room for all of life to occur and flourish. In the same way, this could symbolize something or someone in your life that lets life be lived to the fullest.
This is definitely a lucky thing and you should identify what or who this person is, in order that you may give it your full appreciation. The more you appreciate, the more those things become present in your life.
Symbolic of magic
The unknown, mysterious things in the forest also carry magic with them. In folklore and fairy tales, there are a lot of magical creatures that live in the forest – they could be unremarkable, or they could be a sight to see indeed, and either way, they carry some sort of magic in them.
Dreaming about this could mean that you should open your eyes more towards the things that may not be how they seem in the beginning – and actually carry magic in them if only you could look closer and pay a little bit more attention.
Symbolic of power
In a lot of fairy tales and legends, there is also great power in the forest, particularly the towering trees that saturate in one.
Dreaming of a forest could symbolize the power that you hold in your life, or the institutions that have been there from the very beginning and who have much influence on you.
If the ones who symbolize power are external from you, you should find a way to use this power for your own good. If it is coming from you, then harness it so you may continue being of service to yourself and to others.
Symbolic of simplicity
A lot of power can be garnered from forests, as it gives life to an abundant number of creatures. Yet it is so simple and lets nature take its course on its growth and proliferation.
The best and most powerful forests are the ones that are untouched by humans. Those that have been altered do not carry as much grandeur as their more untarnished counterparts.
Dreaming about a forest could be a sign that you should go back to the simple life – or the self that you have forgotten and may have been drowned out by the noise of the world and the will of other people.
It is easy to get lost – the influence of our earliest guardians, our peers, and society as a whole can easily eat us up and make us someone we never wanted to be.
Dreaming of a forest may be a sign that it is time to quiet down and go back to the basics – back to who we’ve always known we are, as staying true to this will give us the most power and will help us be of service to ourselves and others in the best possible way.
Common Situations in Which You Dream of a Forest
Dream of walking through a forest
If you dreamt of walking through a forest with the sun shining and the birds chirping, this may be about finding your own peace and nourishing your own soul with the simplicity.
Maybe life has been too busy for you and it has been challenging to find what it is that truly quiets you and gives you authentic happiness.
Dream of a forest with towering trees
This dream may symbolize your feeling of smallness in the world you are living in right now. Maybe there are so many people wielding their influence about, always drowning out your voice or not really lending you much attention.
You may literally feel small. Notice how you are feeling as you are walking through this forest. If you feel at peace and happy, then you have no problem with what is happening.
But if you feel anxious, fearful, or scared, then it may mean that you should change your environment and be around more encouraging people.
Dream of a forest fire
This dream may mean that a great overwhelming force will trump an institution in your life – and this may actually be a fortunate thing for you and the people around you.
Dream of a rain in a forest
This dream may signify the many blessings that are about to come your way very soon.
Dream of meeting someone in a forest
This dream may mean that you will discover something about someone else that is in your life right now. It may be a good thing, or it may be something you don’t feel much about, or it may possibly be a negative thing. But whatever it is you are about to hear, it may be a surprising revelation.
Dream of getting lost in a forest
This dream could indicate a general sense of anxiety that you hold in your life right now. You may be feeling directionless and don’t really know where to go.
It may be best to reassess your choices and go for the things that truly make you happy. You will be surprised how simplifying things could actually bring you the most fulfillment in life.
Dream of seeing unusual animals in the forest
If in your dream, you see animals that you particularly haven’t seen before, this is a sign that new avenues of abundance will open up for you.
You probably haven’t entertained the possibilities of reaping benefits from these sources before, but they will present themselves to you real soon and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Dream of getting bitten by an animal in the forest
This dream is a sign or indication of your protective nature. You may have people depending on you, such as family, a spouse, or children.
Though you also aren’t an expert at what you may be doing right now to provide for them, you will gladly face any suffering needed in order to protect them and provide for them.
Dream of talking to someone in the forest
This dream may mean that you are seeking out wisdom in your life. You may want to get it from someone who knows better.
If you have a particular person in mind, then that may be the person you are seeing and talking to in your dream. Otherwise, it may be that you just need help and will be glad for any assistance that will be given to you on the matter.
Dream of running in a forest
This dream may be telling you that you are putting your efforts in places that don’t really need them. It may be a reminder to look at your life and focus your energies on the things that will yield the best outcomes for you – that is, the positive things that have already manifested. You should feel most grateful for them instead of trying to fix what isn’t working.
There are many things that dreams about forests can mean. Take note of what you are feeling in your waking life vis a vis what happens in your dream. You may be able to get a better reading on what your dreams mean if this is how you interpret them.
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