Dream interpretation Drowning

When you see images of some being drowning, or feel the water closing in on you, it can certainly feel very upsetting. Before you decide this is a dream based on emotions or some other non-tangible factor, you might want to make sure the dream is not rooted in physical reality. Among other things, being hungry, or something as simple as a blanket or sheet slipping over your face and nose can induce this type of dream. Once you are certain that the dream does not have a physical basis, you can look to other modes of interpretation.

General Dream Meaning: Drowning

Drowning can easily symbolize drowning in debt, social obligation, or other areas in which you are "over your head". In particular, if you dream of someone else drowning, the odds increase that the dream represents a situation beyond your control. If the drowning is preceded by sinking, then you can consider this a magnification of the theme "overwhelmed".

While many feel this dream tends to be related to emotional issues, it can also represent issues or thoughts from your past that you have been trying to suppress. Oddly enough, if you dream of dying in a dream, it may mean that you are about to experience a rebirth or regeneration. Fortunately, if you survive the drowning event, it may indicate new beginnings, but you will have to overcome a difficult situation.

How Dream Symbol Drowning May Fit in Your Life

Even though a dream of drowning may leave you feeling overwhelmed and shaken, you can still use it to your advantage. At the very least, if you have been trying to suppress your insecurities, this dream will give you an opportunity to confront all of the problems that have been building up in your life. You may even be surprised to find that these dreams will serve as an indicator that a once impossible path may now be open to you. No matter whether you are unable to cope with stress at work or at home, this dream can give you the necessary space to explore your feelings, and perhaps find a way out.

A Sample Dream, Drowning Dream Interpretation

Consider a dream where you were swimming in a beautiful lake. Suddenly, you develop a cramp and begin sinking into the water. Your friends are sitting on the bank of the lake, chatting and enjoying the weather. Frantically, you try to wave your hands and alert them that you need help. As your arms become tired, you slowly feel water creeping up to your chin, and finally over your head. Within a few seconds, you see a beautiful blue light and awaken in a field of beautiful flowers. One of your co-workers, dressed in silky garments offers you some food and wine. While you are eating the meal, you find yourself wondering why you were ever afraid of drowning to begin with.

In this dream, you should start off by understanding that you most likely feel overwhelmed by some type of relationship. Even though you call out and ask your friends to help you, their lack of response indicates that people around you are not aware of your feelings. The drowning event itself can be seen as the point at which you succumb to all of the stress and finally let go of it. Since you awaken in a beautiful place, you can conclude that your life will be better once you confront the situation. Awakening to helpful co-worker may indicate that you will find new levels of happiness in your career once you are no longer torn between it and other aspects of your life.
 
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Natasha 2015-03-17 12:54:49
I just dreamt that my boyfriend and I were swimming in a pool or something and he took a huge deep breathe went under and then didn't come back up and was flapping his arms for help but I couldnt reach him and the water was dark so I couldn't see him! so I used my foot to try and help him and eventually was able to pull him out and lay him on some flat pool toys after I lye there holding his face and keeping his face to my chest so upset after what happened.
What does this mean?


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Sarah 2015-03-13 21:38:10
I had a dream where an unknown person was drowning and I jumped in the water to save her, but my ex-boyfriend also jumped in to save her as well. Then I gave him a high five, said good job! At first he was happy as well, but afterwards we just stood there and he didn't say a word to me. He didn't want to talk to me. I wanted to jump back in the water and just swim away. What could this mean ?

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Danielle 2015-03-12 11:57:17
In all of my dreams no matter what they are there is always water involved in some way or another. I may be swimming, I might be breathing underwater comfortably, there may just be a glass of water sitting near me on a table or a puddle where I'm walking. No matter what water is always there. I do not know if this means anything but my dreams have been that way for as long as I can remember. I find it puzzling?

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Mirzha 2015-03-11 06:11:43
I have had a dream these couple of nights that I'm just all of a sudden in a pool and I start panicking and screaming that I can't swim but when I stop panicking, I just come back up and can finally breathe...

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Laura 2015-02-20 23:28:30
I had a dream last night which is a recurring dream that differs slightly in appearance. I cross a river to get to the other side but the rocks disappear beneath my feet and I begin to drown but I'm looking at myself drown then I wake up.

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Jack 2015-02-16 15:14:32
I had a dream that last night i was on some form of cruise ship talking with girls i just met. Then I remember somehow the ship being in 2 different parts and i had to jump into the water and cross over the other side to be with these girls. So i dived in and heard "That's good Jack" but i dived and went to the bottom of the water. I then try to frantically make it too the top and it is a struggle. I finally get my head above water and that's when i woke up feeling breathless and really overwhelmed and scared. Does this dream mean anything?

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Eva 2015-03-09 16:02:50
Hi Jack, I think your dream represents some discomfort your feeling about where you are right now in life. Perhaps you're not being true to yourself and not allowing your true colours to shine. You may be feeling a bit down at the moment and that you want more joy in your life and know how to get it but there's something holding you back, keeping you down and you feel it will be a real struggle to overcome. Is there something going on like this in your life? Let me know how I went.

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Francis 2015-02-10 13:17:53
I dreamed of a big flood, everything went under water, it seemed I was this little girl, but yet it wasn't me. I was sinking under water, holding my breath and then there was people going about their business as usual but under water, then this other little girl tells me take a deep breath and you can be ok, I tried and I felt burning and choking, then I woke up.. What could this mean? I am going thru a lot right now, money isn't enough, I found my husband cheating online with one woman, and he has locked me out of his FB, and has added many women to his friends, and he has it where I cannot see any posts on his page. I cannot leave him bc I haven't money to do so and no job. If I leave him I will lose a lot, but gain freedom from him. Is this dream meaning something to do with this stuff going on? I am just curious to what others think.

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Eva 2015-02-10 18:14:54
Your dreams have everything to do with whats going on in your life. How did it make you feel? Were you frightened? Was it strange to you that people were going on about their business under water? I'm going to assume that the flood was frightening to you and it did seem strange because it seems the dream is trying to tell you that you're feeling suffocated and fearful and you know that is no way to live. Is someone telling you that staying in this marriage is the best thing for you right now? Maybe your trying to tell yourself but you don't believe it. You may have picked this up from observing your own parents in their marriage. Were there issues around faithfulness or did they stay together in an unhappy marriage? I think your inner child is trying to tell you something and this might be that there is an issue from your past that may require some healing regardless if you decide to stay in the marriage or go. You can keep trying to live under these/his conditions but its not healthy and deep down you know this isn't how life is supposed to be. Little Francis knows that eventually she will need to come up for air or she will drown. Challenges are a necessity of life, they make us stronger and more appreciative of the good stuff. After all, how do you know what joy really is without having an understanding of sorrow. Embrace the challenge. Don't base your decision on fear, be true to yourself and feel what is right for you then trust that you have made the right decision.

Please let me know if this has helped you by emailing me at eva@theblissfulnessproject.com.au

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Holly 2015-02-01 06:30:36
This morning I had a dream where I was at an amusement park and was on a roller coaster with my sister. It was one of the fast-moving, upside down sort of things but the only thing holding me on was a worn down fabric buckle. I had to hold it a certain way to keep from falling. Once it was over, a boy starting yelling to everyone that the rollercoaster wasn't safe and that there were too many people on it. My sister and I disregarded that then left and we turned a corner to a body of water that had the look of an ocean. At the end of it, which wasn't really that far, was a beach and only a few people. To get across, my sister and I held onto each other and started swimming. I'm not sure how, but suddenly she wasn't there anymore and I started drowning. At no point in the dream did I feel fear or even feel like I was drowning. Up until that point it had been entirely third-person point of view but while I drowned I was just looking up and I couldn't see myself. I felt so free the deeper I sank, just because of the water, not because of the possibility of dying, and then I suddenly woke up.

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eva 2015-02-09 12:57:15
It sounds to me like this dream represents something you can't let go of. You might be holding onto something that is either causing some anxiety or pain in your life. Maybe a relationship but probably a negative emotion over a situation from the past perhaps with a family member, maybe your sister or just a female in your life that you are close to and you are trying to ignore it when instead you need to let go of it or make peace with what has happened and move on to free yourself.

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errn herder 2015-01-18 10:54:55
this was a part of this big dream series i seemed to be having that night but this was part of the dream that turned lucid...im in this hotel im laying in a bed and i look up and see an old child hood friend so i spring up from the bed and chase him down the hall he goes into this big dineing hall with alot of people i dont know then i see this table filled with people from a ban i know blah blah we talk playful banter i see the friend again out of the corner of my eye i chase him down the hall again and this is when i relized i was in control, as i ran down the hall i chased him back into the same room he disapears i look around the room hes gone but the waters running in the bathroom i go and see some one in the tube the water running i poke the person on the butt no response i pull the person out of the tub its me... i give myself mouth to mouth and i spit up water and open my eyes i look at my self look at me silently then it switches itno another dream story what does this mean?

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Eva 2015-02-09 20:21:44
I think that your old friend represents either a physical or emotional issue from the past that is troubling you in some way. There may be a health issue, something that you've recovered from but its got your attention again because of some familiar symptoms perhaps and its distracting you from enjoying life because you're worrying about it. The running to catch your friend suggests to me that this is something quite important that you want to address. You may want to get checked out but at the same time you want to believe that you won't find anything. Otherwise you might recognise this as an emotional issue you're dealing with. The old friend might represent a situation that is familiar to you because its happened in the past or continues to happen. This same old issue, same old problem is causing you some distress (the sitaution/person/event might be different but the underlying theme is the same), youn may be overwhelmed and distracted from things that you normally enjoy.If you are concerned about your health I think the message is that regardless of what you might find, you need to follow-up and get it checked out because its playing on your mind too much to leave it alone. Ultimately your health/safety/life is in your hands. You have the power over your life and you should either stop worrying because that doesn't help you at all but if you're like most of us thats easier said then done, get checked out and it will either put your mind at ease or you will get some answerd and possibly some treatment and find relief that way thereby reviving yourself. If its an emotional issue then the message is similar but rather than getting checked out, you need to 'check-in', have a good look at the situation, and do some honest self-reflection. Ask yourself what upsets or angers you about it? Why? and how does it feel? This 'old thing' that keeps popping up isn't really about 'them' its about you. Thats why it keeps happening to you. The part that most upsets you about this situation or issue is the part of yourself that needs to be recognised and healed. What you resist persists and it will keep reflecting itself to you in various ways until you get it. For example, say you have been through a relationship break-up not of your choosing and you feel hurt Again! You need to ask yourself the questions above. What upsets or angers you might be that they have left you, why might be because they let you down and you feel betrayed, rejected and unloved. Now you would ask yourself if there's been a time in your life when you have betrayed, rejected or felt unloving towards another person or yourself. If its not another person, group of people (eg. racial or religious group) or even an animal that you have rejected then this issue may stem from a feeling that you let yourself down, you weren't true to yourself about something or you're beating yourself up about something thereby betraying, rejecting and not loving yourself the way that you deserve to. The hardest wound to heal is the one you inflict on yourself and most of us are guilty of this form of self-torture. When you learn to love, accept and forgive yourself then you will be revived and you will open yourself up to attracting someone that treats you likewise instead of that same old story. If you go through this process and your answer is an honest no, and you don't think you're getting back what you've put out then your issue might stem from a judgement you've made about anothers situation. Perhaps you've lacked empathy or made a judgement about a similar situation in a friends life and this is your opportunity to gain some understanding and become more compassionate.

What do you think? Does this resonate with something in your life? Reflecting like this can be quite confronting and if you have any questions you can email me on the address below. I'd also appreciate some feedback if this has helped you or not. Just a yes or no would be great: eva@theblissfulnessproject.com.au

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DC 2015-01-15 20:16:55
I've had a recurring dream where I'm walking in a building, and suddenly, it fills with water. So I hold my breathe for what seems like a long time. Finally it gets to be unbearable, so I look for a room that wasn't filled completely, so I struggle to open the doors, but while I'm pulling the doors open, I black out. Then I wake up gasping for air.

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muskan 2015-01-01 05:33:06
i had dream that my elder brother jumped into a pond n disappeared and a little girl also got slipped n both drown. i was crying n thinking that we will save them. thats it. what does it mean ??

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shilpi 2014-12-29 20:33:26
I had this dream again n again.Either someone pushes me or throws me or i myself fell in a lake which is shielded with walls from three sides n stairs from fourth side.i am dreaming this since childhood.
I fell at the bottom,i could feel sand on my legs n no matter how much i try i never able to come out.i feel choked but the most amazing thing i never died.

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sandbong 2015-01-19 04:05:25
thats very similiar to a dream i had as a 4 year old child where this character from the kids show Beetleborgs, name (Flabber) pulls me off of my bed (waking into a dream) and into a full bathtub of water, he begins to hold me down, Im facing looking up at him underneath the water, air bubbles escaping me. That dream was just so powerful, I couldnt possibly forget it. But thankfully I didnt die either, I awoke after a few seconds of being held underwater.

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miss kay 2014-12-26 17:06:38
I had a dream I fell in a lake and my body was sinking to the bottom I was gasping for air while my body wa sinking down tgthen I seen a light and woke up

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Danielle 2014-12-21 20:07:51
I dreamt I went swimming in the ocean and got caught up in the wave it felt like ages when I came to shore when I had got their people were all around me trying to save my life I was semi conscious they were calling my name saying come Danielle open your eyes your going to ok doing cpr on me I woke up freaked out ....

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KLAUDIO 2014-12-19 18:27:25
I dream about me and my girlfriend drinked a bit and she felt in water and i tried to save her and i done, she felt again like 2 other times and i saved her and then later she felt again and i gone to save her and 1 other girl and 1 other boy try to help me and the girl was trying to save and catch her but i got crashed with them and my gf dont know where it gone and i was asking the girl wehere is she to save but she said me its here not down but i cant see her so i was seaching and i dont found her i got shocked and i wake up.(whats the meaning).

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