No matter whether your car dies out while driving over a flooded road, or you wind up to your waist in floodwater in the basement, chances are your dreams of flooding will be disturbing. While these dreams often reveal that you are overwhelmed in some area of your life, you can use other aspects of the dream to understand just how bad the situation is. For example, if the flooding in the dream is not severe, then you may not be as overwhelmed as you think you are about any given situation.
General Dream Meaning: Flood, Deluge
In general, flooding represents suppressed emotions or actions. In some cases, the repression may have to do with sexual expression, or other feelings surrounding your love life. Dreams of flooding may also suggest that you are the one repressing others in such a way that they want to revolt. If you happen to be unhappy about many areas of your life, a dream of flooding may also indicate that you want to make a new beginning. Depending on the severity of the flood, you can use this factor to interpret the level of disturbance. In addition, if the flooding happens to be mild, or gentle, then you can look forward to the issues being resolved without much difficulty.
How Dream Symbol Flood may Fit in your Life
You can use dreams of floods or flooding to examine your feelings on a wide range of issues. If you are worried about work duties, or responsibilities at home, these dreams may offer you a chance to vent your frustrations. That said, you should not have to rely on your sleep time to do this job for you. At the very least, if you dream of floods as a matter of routine, it may be time to look for ways to change the situations that are bothering you most. In most cases, if your dreams shift to indicate getting through the flood, or the flood being less severe, then you can consider you are on the right track.
A Sample Dream, Flood Dream Interpretation
Consider a dream where you are washing laundry, and enter the basement to put them in the dryer. As you open the door, a stream of soapy water forms a puddle around your feet. Dismayed, you wade into the room and then begin mopping up the water. While you are mopping, you think about the fact that your son causes more laundry to pile up than any other member of the family; and that the entire load was for his clothing. Upon recording this dream, you become irritated over the fact that your son should have a better job so that he is not so dependent on you.
In this particular dream, you would start of by recognizing the fact that the flood represents a situation that you feel overwhelmed by. Since the flood is not very large, and you are able to clean it up fairly easily, you can consider that the disturbance is fairly minor when compared to other matters. The key to determining where the situation is in your life is revealed by what you are thinking about while you are cleaning up the floor. In this instance, you are thinking about your son, who is an adult, but still relies on your for assistance. Clearly, this dream indicates that you are tired of "cleaning up the mess" that your son always seems to leave behind. Rather than go on in this situation, you might want to see if giving your son money for the laundromat will ease your frustrations. This is just one of many things you may want to try doing in order to see if you can avoid further dreams of flooding in relation to your son.