What are infesting dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like infest.
Infesting in dreams is a very rare dream symbol, occuring in about 0.1% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 850 dreams.
What are the major highlights of infesting dreams?
Infesting is a normal dream symbol. Having infesting in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Dreams of infesting have a striking lack of emotion
Infesting have substantially less emotion than other dream symbols. It is particularly surprising. Other symbols that are like this include pluto, hamsters, collective unconscious, outer space, Chile, chefs, Egypt, United States of America, Iran, and Brazil.
Dreams with infesting might be a nightmare
Dreams of infesting are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain infesting might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with infesting are not nightmares. But, dreams of infesting are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include loss of speech, ears, gas, quicksand, ovaries, slowness, backs, death, shaking, and ghosts.
Infesting dreams focus on smells
Dreams of infesting have more words related to smells than 90% of all other dream symbols. In other words, infesting dreams involve the world of scents. Other symbols that are like this include mercury, fugitives, outer space, El Salvador, pythons, fighter jets, collective unconscious, Laos, Thailand, and Denmark.
What symbols more present in dreams of infesting?
Infesting dreams are notable because they have substantially more roaches, insects, sharks, antelopes, general insects, characters, animals, rainforests, ants, snakes, spiders, maggots, water, parasites in body, mosquitoes, edges, crocodiles, zombies, captains, orange eyes, attacking, creeping and crawling, widows, boats, bees, legs, reptile, swimming, flies, tanks, movement, worms, Voldemort, skin, ugliness, alligators, places, infecting, x-rays, witches, creatures, parasites, accomplices, tea, hugeness, seeds, protecting, journeys, blood, abandoned places, guest rooms, monster, wizards, castles, arms, tents, Brazil, wasps, eggs, and oceans than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of infesting?
Infesting dreams are notable because they have substantially less boyfriends, laughing, accepting, paying attention, shirts, love, sadness, mirror, sisters, sleep paralysis, friends, money, events, best friends, large gatherings, stabbing, regret, and crowds than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of infesting affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in infesting dreams?
Overall, dreams with infesting are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of infesting are much more related to animals, much more related to insects, and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to distant people, and much less related to close people.
What are the emotions in infesting dreams?
Overall, dreams with infesting are much less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of infesting are more related to pain than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, much less related to sadness, and less related to embarrassment.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in infesting dreams?
Overall, dreams with infesting are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of infesting are more related to home, more related to transportation, and more related to natural places than dreams in general. They are less related to work, less related to human places, and much less related to magical places.
What happens in infesting dreams?
Overall, dreams with infesting are much less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of infesting are less related to friendly interactions, less related to sex, and less related to disasters.
How do infesting in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with infesting are less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of infesting are much more related to nightmares, more related to recurring dreams, and more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to sleep paralysis and less related to waking life.
How do infesting in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with infesting are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of infesting are less related to hearing, much less related to smelling, and less related to taste.
How can you make sense of infesting in dreams?
Infesting dreams are very rare. Among other things infesting dreams are normally interconnect, lack emotions, nightmare, and focus on smells.
Do you think this is true for your dream of infesting? How might your dream of infesting 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 infesting 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 infesting in dreams. See how you feel about infesting now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of infesting?
An infestation in a dream can connect with a situation in decay, such as when you haven’t been taking care of yourself and your emotional, psychological, or physical health declines. It’s a condition that spreads and grows because of neglect. The symbolism is based on the association that an organic substance in decay is likely to be infested with insects or maggots.
Yeah, gross, right? But in a way it’s beautiful because it’s part of the process of eating the waste and renewing life. If you dream about an infestation eating decayed flesh, it can symbolize that you are letting go of something holding you back, in your life or in your personal development.
Infestation can symbolize squalor. For example, an infestation of rats or roaches can symbolize squalid living conditions. An infestation of bugs can symbolize worries, problems, and anxieties. They infest your mind. An infestation of sharks can symbolize feeling as if you’re in dangerous water. You don’t trust the motives or intentions of people around you.
Infestation can symbolize shame or disgust. The bigger the infestation, the greater the shame or guilt. See: Insects
Infestation can have similar symbolism to disease or plague. It’s something contracted, something spread, something dirty, damaging, or disgusting, something that plagues you, that won’t go away, that has to be cleaned or cut out. See: Disease
Something infested most likely has not been cleaned up in a long time, and in dreams that idea can translate into a personal condition that has gone on long enough to negatively affect you. For instance, abuse and trauma infest the rest of the psyche when left untreated or unhealed, leading to secondary issues such as depression, anxiety, and delusion. In which case, an infestation in a dream symbolizes how an untreated psychological wound can create other problems. See: Clean, Wounds
It can go deeper. In rare cases, dreams about infestation are associated with serious psychological and spiritual issues. These dreams will recur and are likely to be nightmares—unless of course you personally identify with whatever has infested your mind or spirit and enjoy the company. See the writings of Adam Blai for more information about this sort of infestation. See: Demons
An infestation of worms or grubs in your face or head can symbolize bad thoughts or influence that has wormed into you. It can symbolize something that affects your reputation or self-image. See: Faces
See also: Insects, Cancer, Demons, Disease, Erupting, Illness, Infecting, Insects, Invading, Parasites, Rats, Roaches, Skin
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 infesting
Read some real dream reports of infesting 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.
Had a dream involving the woman I love
And it was strangely erotic yet horrifying. Just feel like sharing. Lil bit of backstory, my ex-girlfriend whom Ive realised I still love has been playing games with me recently (unconsciously or not, saying she also has feelings for me still, coming off hot and cold, playing with my emotions), but I'm having trouble letting her go as she's a really beautiful person otherwise.
Anyway, in the dream she was offering me sex and trying to kiss me but I kept saying it's not the time for it. I gave her a single kiss, I smiled at her and she smiled back but her smile grew into that of a lunatic, as I was looking into her face I saw her eyes grow less and less sane. Was strangely disturbing and sad. I can already see what my brain is telling me but I just thought it was interesting how our subconscious does this sorta shit; the dream then led into me thinking that my house was infested with some weird grub things, woke up itchy ahahah. If you took the time to read this cheers!
And it was strangely erotic yet horrifying. Just feel like sharing. Lil bit of backstory, my ex-girlfriend whom Ive realised I still love has been playing games...
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Dead pig in the desert
So... my father, sister and I were standing at the edge of a desert patch, across from a shopping center that exist in waking life, not far from our real life home. I saw a big, round looking pig in the desert, I didn't think it was real, but like a prop or something, and we went out to examine it.
I had no shoes for some reason and there were a lot of snakes, but I didn't get injured or anything, although it wasn't comfortable.
We got to the pig, and it was massive (although in the dream I was also younger than I am now), and apparently hollow. It had no legs, only circular holes were it's four legs and arms(?) would be, and it's either were either closed or also missing.
It was also a real, obviously very dead pig. It's corpse was infested with flies to the point of being black and glittering inside.
My sister who seemed different than my IRL sister wanted to cut it open (silly enough, with a sword she suddenly had lol) but I said that would be a terrible idea and had a bunch of thoughts comparing it to a city for the flies, a building for them, and I said \*something\* along those lines.
The dream promptly ended and shifted into something unrelated in pretty much right next to this area.
Anyway I'm not sure how much I needed to describe but like... I don't know, I keep thinking about that pig and it's bothering me. It wasn't necessarily a nightmare because I was having a good time with my family as a kid again, but that pig, I don't know what it was and it left me with a really uneasy, ominous feeling. Not exactly normal creepiness but something bigger.
So... my father, sister and I were standing at the edge of a desert patch, across from a shopping center that exist in waking life, not far from our real life...
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I had a dream that I was walking around at night, and some bees followed me home. They were in my room, and I couldn't sleep because I was afraid of getting stung. I ended up fleeing to the guest room, but when I woke up the bees had infested the house. I was also running late for school, and I had to keep running back into the bee-infested house to get things I had forgotten.
I had a dream that I was walking around at night, and some bees followed me home. They were in my room, and I couldn't sleep because I was afraid of getting...
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Had a strange dream last night and have been looking into what it could mean?
Last night I had a dream that I was back at my parents house. It was night time, everything around me looked dark and blue. I had entered my old room and dropped food on the floor and stuff got on the wall as well, I believe it was syrup or some sort of sticky food. I cleaned up as best as I could and left the room. Later on I returned to the room and there were ants all over where I had previously dropped the food, I killed all of them and left. I returned once again and now there were ants on the wall eating food stuck on the wall, I killed them and cleaned up and left. When I returned the last time there were long, big, fat and yellowish larvae on the wall and they were eating the ants and the food. At first I was puzzled and didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know where they came from. I thought I had a bug infested room, then I realized that the larvae were basically cleaning up my room for me. More ants started coming and the larvae just ate them all. After a while, the room was clean and no more ants or food were seen anywhere, just the larvae sitting on the wall. They weren’t moving or anything, just sitting there very still. A friend of mine in the dream got one of the larvae, and was teasing it on how fat it was and put a tiny sweater on it for some odd reason, then later asked me if we should sell them since they were eaten in oriental cultures. I initially agreed but later changed my mind since they helped clean everything.
What could this weird dream mean?
Last night I had a dream that I was back at my parents house. It was night time, everything around me looked dark and blue. I had entered my old room and...
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Nightmare - my dream involved singing, my dress falling down, an ocean, my iPad getting drowned in the ocean, me in shark infested waters, no one I knew with me, and trying to get on more secure...
Last night my dream was incredibly vivid. I was in some sort of singing competition- it was fierce. I’m a former pro singer - but I have had surgery leaving me with only one working vocal cord and an insignificant voice. My top kept falling down during the performance. It was embarrassing but I went in with the show. Then it turns into me opening the desk drawer in what felt like my Dad’s office, but I’m the one with the customer (I’ve been desperately building an insurance business with this company) and all I see when I open the drawers of this gorgeous desk are business cards with my dad’s name on them and stickers with my mom’s name and logos of the biz with the rest of my family but not for me. It kills the sale and so I am left with nothing to provide the potential customer. Then suddenly I am carrying my purse. I recently dropped my lifeline- my computer- it fell upside down on the floor and the screen broke internally. My car’s transmission went out, so I have no vehicle, to say times are tough is an understatement. So, in my dream I have my iPad Pro ( my second real-life lifeline) and cell in this large purse on my shoulder. Somehow I am on a boat in the ocean. I don’t know the people I am with, I’m not scared - but I stupidly get my bag wet- and quickly try to get the iPad out in time - but it’s too late. It is broken- I rescue my iPhone. So now, I’m down to a phone. Then, I realize, while I was busy F-ing with that, I miss the correct boat to leave the big boat to go ashore. I’m somehow in the far away island that is populated with tourists- there is a dock and all along the dock are people eating and looking into the pristine water filled with sharks. All kinds of sharks. I am in the water- coming into shore with the waves- body surfing in- begging anyone in a small boat to get me out of the water Bc there’s no real shore- only that large dock- and the sharks gather there because people have fed them. Finally someone grabs my arm just in time and I am on the dock. I think maybe my ex is there in the Marshall Islands. He would be the only person Theo would be there I’d know. I pray. He is there- but I can’t catch up to him- and even if I could- I think to myself - he won’t want me. So, I find a nice young fisherman. Kind of a hippy- I have to get back home. I’m seeing Bull sharks, hammer heads, nurse sharks, worst of all, white tips and black tips. I cannot fathom how I’ll fight this situation with no resources or contacts but I just forge on. The young fisherman puts me in touch with other boatmen heading towards my home- but they keep feeding these huge sharks claiming that if I jump in the water quickly the sharks won’t attack me while I swim aboard their vessel. But they are basically chumming the water and asking me to jump in the middle. I find another way. The back way. But for a while - the situation seems desperate. Then a man helps me cross a platform that is still in the water and very close to the sharks but much safer than being fully submerged into the water. The captain thinks this is truly funny and I am crossing and the guy is helping me cross onto the vessel and I wake up. I have been bothered and very depressed all day. What does it mean?
Last night my dream was incredibly vivid. I was in some sort of singing competition- it was fierce. I’m a former pro singer - but I have had surgery leaving me...
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