What are breaking dreams about?
Things can break. But breaking implies that things were once whole. Things can break and they cannot be repaired. But things can break and they can be repaired. In any case, breaking is a change and often in a violent way. This symbol is identified by words like split, fracture, disintegrate, etc.
Breaking in dreams is a very common dream symbol, occuring in about 13% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 8 dreams.
What are the major highlights of breaking dreams?
Breaking is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having breaking in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.
Breaking dreams are friendly
Dreams of breaking have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of breaking will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of breaking are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include spotlights, intensifiers, pretending, tackling, Congo, elevators, destruction, rage, hollywood, and stages.
Dreams of breaking are aggressive
Breaking dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all breaking have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having breaking in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include exits, betrayal, different roles, hit the ground, safety, rental cars, distant people, Congo, dead ends, and fireworks.
What symbols more present in dreams of breaking?
Breaking dreams are notable because they have substantially more grief and sorrow, ribs, movement, break ups, broken glass, Cameroon, emaciation, tools, general movement, bartenders, bones, robbing, Kuwait, fists, things, necks, rage, devouring, wrestling, events, orange eyes, former partners, erupting, eggs, places, slow motion, embarking, seals, safety, silence, characters, athletes, descending, locks, entrances, spotlights, castration, senses, intruders, apocalypses, elbows, hearts, destruction, relationship events, peninsula, psyches, knees, destroying, eye contact, windows, Congo, metal, abandonment, dead ends, body parts, tackling, fences, journeys, microphones, Somalia, and El Salvador than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of breaking?
Breaking dreams are notable because they have substantially less Donald Trump, crushes, seeing a dead grandfather, recurring dreams, verbs, seeing a dead father, aggressive interactions, breaking, seeing a dead relative, dolphins, specific people, giving birth, circuses, youtube, snakes, United States of America, the night, lucid dreams, seeing a dead pet, funerals, spouses, presidents, hawks, pregnancy, kittens, owls, remembering, Egypt, husbands, spiders, schools, bees, princesses, sex, cancer, waking life, abscesses, crows, Algeria, Bolivia, calluses, Venezuela, uranus, pheasants, Nepal, Laos, Guatemala, Frodo, collective unconscious, Fiji, Ecuador, Estonia, countries, weddings, pythons, the morning, mathematics, sexuals acts, clergy, and outer space than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of breaking affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of breaking
Who is in breaking dreams?
Overall, dreams with breaking are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of breaking are more related to family and more related to romantic partners than dreams in general.
What are the emotions in breaking dreams?
Overall, dreams with breaking are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of breaking are much more related to grief and sorrow, more related to pain, and more related to hatred than dreams in general.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in breaking dreams?
Overall, dreams with breaking are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of breaking are more related to home than dreams in general.
What happens in breaking dreams?
Overall, dreams with breaking are more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of breaking are much more related to aggressive interactions, more related to friendly interactions, and more related to disasters than dreams in general.
How do breaking in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with breaking are more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of breaking are more related to nightmares, more related to recurring nightmares, and more related to sleep paralysis than dreams in general.
How do breaking in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with breaking are aren't really related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of breaking are more related to hearing and more related to touch than dreams in general.
How can you make sense of breaking in dreams?
Breaking dreams are very common. Among other things breaking dreams are very postively interconnected, friendly, and aggressive.
Do you think this is true for your dream of breaking? How might your dream of breaking be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience breaking in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about breaking in dreams. See how you feel about breaking now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of breaking?
Breaking something in a dream can symbolize stress or frustration, which are common sources of dreams about teeth breaking. See: Teeth
It can mean you are ready to go in a new direction, break with the past or with someone in your life—a “clean break.”
A break can mean that a change is being forced on you, either because of external circumstances or internal ones. For example, breaking off a relationship or engagement.
It can mean you “take a break.”
Or you are financially strapped—“broke.” See: Walls
A break can symbolize loss or injury, or infirmity. See: Elderly people, Illness
It can mean progress has stopped.
It can be a wordplay for “brake.” See: Cars
Breaking a bone can symbolize a major setback or a major break in a relationship. It can symbolize loss of support, since bones are used to support the body. Look up parts of the body associated with the broken bone, collected together under the entry for Body, and see the entry for Amputate.
A fragile object such as glass breaking can mean that you need to handle something more delicately, or that someone or something is delicate. For example, a glass dragon in one woman’s dream symbolizes her mother, who is both fragile (glass) and fierce (a dragon).
See: Body parts, Cars, Dissecting, Elderly people, Illness, Teeth, Trees, Walls, X-rays
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of breaking
Read some real dream reports of breaking dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
I dreamt about the real world
It was as if I had seen the real world, not the one that we are in but, a dystopian place where people who consciously dream are locked away for fear of finding the real world. I escaped from the prison to eat my favourite food, chicken schnitzel, due to the fact that in the prison you barely got to eat and a lady (That I knew was guarding the real world trying to catch dreamers) spoke to me and asked me if I was ok, I stared blankly at her, she replied with "Oh good I almost thought you were conscious" with a sinister smile. I heard speak of someone once I had left the restaurant talk about words that would unlock the gates to the prison and let the conscious dreamers be free, I found other dreamers, fell in love and walked amongst the rooftops of cities and through streets for what felt like days. I found myself reaching a pinnacle of a grand tower, that stood above the city and the code words that would set the dreamers free, I returned to the prison, near the restaurant that I had broken into, the same lady spoke to me she was angry with what I had done, that I would let people know of the real world and with the words of power, I let out all the people into the real world and woke up.
It was as if I had seen the real world, not the one that we are in but, a dystopian place where people who consciously dream are locked away for fear of finding...
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Strange dream last night - chased by a giant hostile Dark Souls boss kind of worm thing. What does it mean?
This dream was in what I like to call “video game perspective” - where I am watching something happen but also controlling a specific “character” in the dream. Sometimes it can feel like this even in first person perspective, where I am somehow disconnected from being the person, even if I am the person, not watching a screen or using a controller.
So in the dream there was this giant worm creature. It wasn’t really a worm, more wormlike, as in it was oblong and had no limbs and wasn’t reptilian enough to be a snake. First it chased me through a corridor (this was in the perspective of a 2d sidescroller video game) trying to I think eat me or at least somehow kill me and I ran from it and it would smash stuff behind me. Sometimes I was really close to being caught by it but I managed to get ahead. Then I got into a chamber place (it was more in first person now) and it was at the bottom of some stairs. When I would go down the stairs there were smaller worm things that would attack me. I felt like I was struggling with fighting the worms and I thought I was not strong or skilled enough to fight the big worm.
When I am awake and I think about the worm it reminds me most of a Dark Souls boss since it was very strong and big and it was sort of eldritch horror-like. Through the whole dream I was scared of the worm and I felt like I was not strong enough to fight it but I was progressing forward anyways. I also was fighting it in some sort of ruin, like ruined stonework everywhere and stuff. The closest I can describe the ruin as is maybe the Arbiter’s Grounds dungeon from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, but not as dark.
This dream was in what I like to call “video game perspective” - where I am watching something happen but also controlling a specific “character” in the dream....
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Made out with crush, he had a snake's forked tongue and upon arousal his mouth produced semen.
As the title says, I made out with a guy I was crushing on, and he had a thin, forked snake's tongue and the more aroused he got, his mouth would release semen, kinda the way your glands release pheromones or a vulva would release fluids, only it was semen, and from his snake-human mouth while we made out. I had this dream probably three years ago, and it still baffles me. If it's any context, in real life, he was not a good guy for me, and bad news in general, but back then I didn't respect myself very much and would fall for people who were not going to treat me right.. I knew this in the dream as well, but that didn't stop my horny mind, although I do recall feeling conflicted about hooking up with him, as he was kinda scary. His breath, aside from all the semen, smelled horrible and rotten. It was both disgusting and totally hot in the weirdest of ways, hahaha. Why are brains?
Anyone care to try to crack this one?
As the title says, I made out with a guy I was crushing on, and he had a thin, forked snake's tongue and the more aroused he got, his mouth would release semen,...
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I asked God about the meaning of life?
I just had a semi-lucid dream where I was winter hiking with a photographer and my two cousins and we stumbled upon a small hole in the snow/ice that led to an enormous lair/dimension.
A godly statue that was in this lair thing started flashing light and eventually started moving. He made is way up to us; I said hi to him and asked him how he was, and he waved at me peacefully.
I then asked him, “What’s the meaning of life?” He didn’t answer or stop, he just continued walking up to us.
Once he got to us, he slowly started winding up the right side of his body, and he says, “The meaning of life… is THIS (slaps me with his ginormous right hand)”.
Everything around me (and myself) breaks into colourful fractals. It’s like with this one slap, he destroys the entire world.
After a few seconds of falling backward/downward into these small fractals, and hearing screams around me, I awoke in my bed.
Any possible ideas of what this might mean, if anything?! Did I piss off this God when I asked him the meaning of life, or was that the meaning of life?!
I just had a semi-lucid dream where I was winter hiking with a photographer and my two cousins and we stumbled upon a small hole in the snow/ice that led to an...
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Dreaming while awake?
These past few days, it has come to my attention that I tend to dream while being awake. For example, I could be lying in bed with my eyes closed, not asleep, and a few minutes later I begin to vividly see a string of events before my eyes.
They are not memories, it is randomized such as a dream would be. I usually have to snap myself out of it once I become aware that I am...dreaming? I do not do anything to trigger this. It just happens. I even noticed that I have been waking up mid conversation or mid thought. But that is irrelevant.
Is that even a possibility? If not then, what exactly is this that I am experiencing?
These past few days, it has come to my attention that I tend to dream while being awake. For example, I could be lying in bed with my eyes closed, not asleep,...
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