What are spotlight dreams about?
A spotlight is a light design to brightly illuminate a single spot. Unlike diffuse lighting, spotlights often require intention. When you use a spotlight, you need to decide what to illuminate. There is an analogy with our attention and focus. We can focus our attention like a spotlight. This symbol is identified by words like spotlight.
Spotlights in dreams is a very rare dream symbol, occuring in about 0.1% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 900 dreams.
What are the major highlights of spotlight dreams?
Spotlights is a normal dream symbol. Having spotlights in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Spotlight dreams are friendly
Dreams of spotlights have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of spotlights will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of spotlights are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include pizzas, nurses, uranus, ancestors, hair, warriors, unnamed groups of people, general senses, Kuwait, and intrigued.
Dreams with spotlights might be a nightmare
Dreams of spotlights are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain spotlights might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with spotlights are not nightmares. But, dreams of spotlights are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include unpleasantness, opening, vision, hair falling out, tools, car crashes, obeying, cannibals, worms, and opened my eyes.
What symbols more present in dreams of spotlights?
Spotlight dreams are notable because they have substantially more ovations, brightness, horrors, helicopters, hollywood, stages, darkness, rental cars, black eyes, silence, yellow eyes, dragons, colors, concerts, Indonesia, actors, circles, loss of speech, baldness, black, fighter jets, microphones, blindness, cheering, qualities, unicons, Donald Trump, crowds, knees, detectives, vision, red eyes, zebras, hurricanes, imagining, medicine, eye contact, skunks, feet, being tied up, hats, Russia, jails, parts of buildings, buffaloes, lasers, jackets, shapes, characters, tents, Chad, authors, mountains, underground, ballet, pooping, movement, edges, squares, and revenge than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of spotlights?
Spotlight dreams are notable because they have substantially less brothers, spouses, husbands, messages, pets, dogs, boyfriends, sex, relationship events, sexuals acts, romantic partners, break ups, mothers, snakes, dying, doctors, seeing a dead relative, and sleeping than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of spotlights affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of spotlights
Who is in spotlights dreams?
Overall, dreams with spotlights are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spotlights are more related to insects and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to close people, less related to family, and less related to romantic partners.
What are the emotions in spotlights dreams?
Overall, dreams with spotlights are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spotlights are more related to fear and more related to love than dreams in general. They are much less related to grief and sorrow, less related to pain, and less related to hatred.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in spotlights dreams?
What happens in spotlights dreams?
Overall, dreams with spotlights are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spotlights are more related to friendly interactions than dreams in general. They are much less related to sex.
How do spotlights in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with spotlights are much more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spotlights are much more related to nightmares and much more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to sleep paralysis and less related to sleeping.
How do spotlights in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with spotlights are more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of spotlights are much more related to hearing and much more related to vision than dreams in general. They are less related to taste.
How can you make sense of spotlights in dreams?
Spotlight dreams are very rare. Among other things spotlight dreams are normally interconnect, friendly, and nightmare.
Do you think this is true for your dream of spotlights? How might your dream of spotlights 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 spotlights 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 spotlights in dreams. See how you feel about spotlights now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of spotlights?
A spotlight can symbolize focus—focus on you, or on something, such as when you focus your attention. It can mean something is the object of attention. It’s important or central. It’s connected with recognition and fame.
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 spotlights
Read some real dream reports of spotlight 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.
scary dream I had multiple times
I am in my hometown, in my parents house, I go out for dome errands,electricity goes out and it's dark everywhere ( super scary to me), I go to sit next 5o some people who are under the inly working spotlight and we chat for a moment, suddenly metal walls are rising around us and we're in a moving bus, I start freaking out, I want off but we're already far from home and it's even scarier to walk back home, we are now on some sort of bridge, underneath us rock formations like hardened molten lava, we keep getting farther from home and the people reassure me that the bus will eventually make a u turn at the terminal and go back where my house is, except I know it's going to this twisted scary place like a school or a institution, I make the bus driver stop so I can get off but it's too late we are already there at the borders. when I get off and try to go home it's confusing and hard, I see some friends, I understand that the friends lived there and survived, I also understand that to get out of there I have to survive twisted things, there's corridors and infinite flights of stairs and it's basically a maze, the "teachers" give you impossible assignments, one of them was like twisting sausages but the casing kept breaking and the meat was plasticky, I want to run up a flight of stairs and see blood everywhere on the second floor, it must be a student that did their assignment wrong, I go back down quickly because I am not supposed to see that and if I get caught I'm dead. I then see a wall and on the other side of it is decomposing meat and sausages and minced meat and body parts all bloodied, the fail students bodies it must be, I decide I want to leave whatever that takes me. that's when I wake up.
I had this dream multiple times that when dreaming it I get the feeling that I know what will happen next and sometimes I act on it.
sorry for weird format and wrong punctuation,I had to write this 2 minutes after I woke up so I don't forget the details.
I am in my hometown, in my parents house, I go out for dome errands,electricity goes out and it's dark everywhere ( super scary to me), I go to sit next 5o some...
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A dream about a girl i dont know
I had a dream where i was just spending a normal day with one of my best friends and then a girl who I have no idea who she was, however it seemed like she was my S/O. While ive had girlfriends in the past none have even closely resembled her nor has anyone ive ever met. Even though there where two people in this dream it definitely seemed like she was the spotlight so to speak. Does anyone know what dreaming of people like this means or why it happens?
I had a dream where i was just spending a normal day with one of my best friends and then a girl who I have no idea who she was, however it seemed like she was...
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Self Pleasure & Ex Crying
Embarrasing Dream & I don't remember too many details but I dreamt that I was in a spotlight in a circus type environment & I was mast*rbating and there was an audience watching. Mostly men my ex was there and he was weeping and looked really disturbed. He was begging me for something which I couldn't hear from a distance .
When I woke up I was so embarrassed but in the dream I was enjoying it.
Any underlying meaning to this dream ?
Embarrasing Dream & I don't remember too many details but I dreamt that I was in a spotlight in a circus type environment & I was mast*rbating and there...
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So i have this dream/nightmare once a month. My dr says it's a night terror and meds will help get rid of it, but I've been having it monthly since my late teens, and 20 years later it's still here. (I start crying towards the end so it gets a little long winded)))
((( its reoccurring and continuing))
It starts in pitch black, I'm tied to a chair and there is duct tape over my mouth. I'm illuminated by a spotlight from the ceiling. I can tell that I'm in a huge wearhouse, but it is still 100% dark out side my cone of light. One by one lights come on around me, spotlight from the ceiling. In each beam of light is some one I care about. When I was a teen it was about 15 people, now that I'm in my 30s, it's about 40 people including my 2 children.
A very loud disembodied man voice starts telling me that I did this, it's all my fault, and I deserve this.
The light over one person brightens (I assume it's the person my brain thinks is the least important to me), and the voice starts talking about them.
"This is ****, you dated him when you were 16. You spread rumors his penis was small in high school, even though you never saw it, because you were trying to fit in. His self esteem was shattered and he didn't have another girlfriend untill he was 27."
The voice sounds so malicious and evil and it talks.
Then, just as the light goes out, I can see him get ripped limb from limb and fall to the floor.
One by one, the voice goes through every person, telling me how much I hurt them, what a terrible person I am. And every time, befor the light goes out, they are killed in a horrible way.
The order of everyone changes every time and people are added and removed as I aged.
The last three have been the same for the last 8 years. The third from last is my mother. The voice tells me that even though I have done so many horrid things my mom has always loved me and that she deserves a better daughter than me. And BOOM she's dead. Second to last is my 13 year old, the voice tells me that I should have placed her for adoption, that I was too young (20) to have her, that because of who I am she never had a chance. And then she is killed. The last is my 8 year old. The voice tells me that she loves me, he sister and her grandmother so much, that she deserves a mother who isn't a piece of shit. That she didn't even know what a bad person I was but she does now. That She has seen my actions destroy every one in my life, including the people she loves most.
She is sitting on the floor sobbing, she falls back ward limply and her light goes out.
Then I wake up in tears.
So i have this dream/nightmare once a month. My dr says it's a night terror and meds will help get rid of it, but I've been having it monthly since my late...
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Tooth pulling nightmare
The other night, I dreamed that I was in my dad's workshop and it was pitch black. Suddenly, a spotlight popped on and illuminated a room with dental supplies and a man wielding a chainsaw-like homemade apparatus made from a blade and a tire? He began to run toward me and I knew he was going to cut my teeth out. I called out "Daddy! Help!" and the dream ended. I apparently called this out in real life.
The other night, I dreamed that I was in my dad's workshop and it was pitch black. Suddenly, a spotlight popped on and illuminated a room with dental supplies...
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