A nun is a symbol of chastity, celibacy, and sacrifice. Nuns have turned over their worldly pleasures and have vowed to stay away from them as a sign of their commitment to God.
Dreaming of a nun or having a nun in your dream in any way could be symbolic of these kinds of values or principles that are running through your head in your waking life.
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- What does a dream about a nun represent?
- Common Situations in Which You Dream of a Nun
What does a dream about a nun represent?
Dreaming about a nun could reflect your current state about the aforementioned values, and how you have been thinking about them. Here are the possibly symbolisms of your dream about a nun.
Symbolic of simplicity or need for a simpler life
Nuns represent the simple life – a life free of frivolity and capriciousness. Dreaming of a nun could symbolize how you have been craving for a much simpler life lately.
Maybe things have been more complicated and things have lacked clarity for some time. You may be in dire need of this clarity and just want to breathe a little bit.
Maybe you have been so engrossed in your work as well that you have been questioning what the point of everything is if you aren’t feeling fulfilled or are enjoying your day to day.
Coming back to the core of who you are, to that simplicity that is all about the stripping away of the non-essentials could be the salvation that you need right now. This could be the meaning of your dream of a nun.
Symbolic of letting go of pleasures
In their commitment to God, nuns have vowed to let go of worldly pleasures. This dream may be talking to you about the pleasures that you wish to let go, or would want to let go but are having a hard time doing so.
Or maybe you feel sinful about the things that you are enjoying right now. Try to ask yourself what is making you feel this way.
Pleasure in itself is not an evil thing – in fact, it is your birthright. If you are seeking it in all the best ways, then you have no need to feel guilty if this is the case.
But if you are stepping on some other commitment or responsibility in order to get pleasure, then that is when you should probably question why you are doing this, and how you should handle your ensuing guilt or unworthiness about it.
Symbolic of guilt
Sometimes, those in the religious vocation could represent the guilt that you are harboring. When you were a child, maybe a priest or a nun or some other religious person condemned you for something you did.
Dreaming of a religious person, in this case, a nun, could be representative of some sort of guilt that you are feeling in your waking life right now.
Try to see if this guilt is founded on anything worthy of the anxiety that it gives you. In many cases, it really isn’t.
Understand that you aren’t supposed to succumb to the righteousness of people around you – and that you are free to decide on your own valuation systems, and what you feel is best for you and for your happiness.
This is important because as you fill your cup, that is the only way you can give meaningfully to others as well.
Symbolic of a spiritual thirst
Dreaming of a religious person such as a nun could also be symbolic of a spiritual thirst that you have. Maybe you are wanting to have a closer relationship with God.
Maybe you want to be awakened to other things – things that could help you calm down and achieve peace in your heart.
Let yourself pursue the deeper spirituality that you want and receive the inner satisfaction that this could give you.
Symbolic of servitude
Dreaming of a nun could also be symbolic of your need or desire to serve others. This could be because you just want to find more meaning in your life, and serving or helping can give you that meaning that you crave.
You should try it out and see if it will do the job for you and for what you feel you need right now.
Symbolic of a need for focus
Nuns are highly focused in their meditations, religious practices, and the tasks that are given to them. This is how they are able to feel fulfilled in their vocation. Dreaming of a nun could symbolize your need for focus in a particular area or aspect in your life.
There could be a lot more fulfillment to enjoy if you are able to deeply focus on whatever it is that strikes your fancy or tugs a chord in your heart, so just go for it.
Common Situations in Which You Dream of a Nun
Dream of being a nun
This dream could mean that you want to embody the values that a nun has. What does a nun connote for you? Common ones are discipline, austerity, simplicity, and servitude.
Are these values that you want to practice more in your life? Try to ask yourself if this is the case and do what you can to adjust and give yourself what you need.
Dream of seeing a nun
A dream of seeing a nun could symbolize fear. When you were young, religious people used to be those who could have caused fear in you.
It may also be a symbolism of needing to do something you don’t really want to do – it may be something you are just forced to do.
Try to see what this is, and if it is causing you misery to have to do it, then find a way around having to do it.
Dream of a group of nuns
This dream could be symbolic of the external pressure that other people or even groups of people are putting on you.
What is it that they are trying to do that you are resistant to? Allow yourself to say no if you feel that it is something that you do not want to say yes to.
Dream of having a conversation with a nun
This dream could symbolize your yearning for a deeper peace in you. You may need to find a place of calm and quiet in order to achieve this.
Take yourself away from chaotic situations as much as you can, in order to give yourself what you need. Clear your mind and allow yourself to meditate, breathe, and get clarity.
Dream of being in a monastery
This dream could be representative of your need or want for more discipline in your life. If you are already in the monastery where nuns live and work, then you may be wanting to put yourself in an environment that is conducive to the goal that you wish to achieve.
There may be people you would want to surround yourself with more, who can influence you strongly towards the direction you wish to go. Allow yourself to go towards this energy so you can accomplish the goal you have set for yourself.
Dream of wanting to become a nun
If in your dream, you wanted to become a nun, then there may be values that you wish to espouse that nuns have that you do not have right now. Try to assess what these could be. Is this the discipline, the life of simplicity, or the dedication to God?
Once you understand what it is you are yearning for, you will be able to more accurately understand what this dream could be about or could be interpreted as.
Dream of being scolded by a nun
This dream could be representative of childhood authority figures who have affected you when you were young.
A nun could have been one of them, but it could also be any other authority figure such as your parents, your relatives, your teachers, or other adults that heavily influenced your childhood experience.
Are you experiencing fear or anxiety about them lately? Try to assess what is making you feel this way and consequently dream of being scolded by one.
Dream of a scary nun
Nuns have been portrayed in a horrific manner in film and television. If you have been watching too many of these kinds of media, then that could be the reason why you are dreaming of it.
Maybe something else is causing fear in you and it is taking the shape of a nun that is fearsome for you in your dream.
Dreaming of a nun could be quite rare, something that is not as commonplace as dreams about other more mundane things, especially if you don’t really come from a Christian or very religious background.
Nevertheless, this could mean something for you – something that symbolizes a strong emotion or craving in you, that is represented by the nun in your dream.
Do your best to practice awareness on your thoughts even as you are awake, and the emotions that they bring about. This is the best way to understand and interpret your dream about a nun.
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