One amazing way that God can speak to us is through our dreams at night. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand them. Many people are wondering, ”What do my dreams mean?” After interpreting thousands of dreams for people, I began to notice patterns. Several dream themes seemed to be common in many of the people I came in contact with. Dreams like flying, falling, teeth coming loose, running or being chased, having a baby, showing up naked, going to the bathroom in public … recognize any of these? Chances are you have had one or more of these common dream themes.
As I give meanings to some of these common dreams, realize that I’m generalizing. There may be more details to your dream, so this is only the basic meaning for most of them. The following are the most common dreams.
By far, flying dreams are the most common. Dreams that involve flying without the use of an airplane are usually very positive (depending on context). They indicate you have a high degree of creativity, you have the ability to rise above circumstances, and you are possibly maturing spiritually.
This type of dream reveals that you are in need of direction. Teeth chew food and make the food useful for the body. Symbolically, teeth chew the Word or teaching of God, so it can be digested and made useful through application. Chewing, or thinking about something, brings deeper understanding. That’s why teeth coming loose or falling out means that you’re in need of direction, wisdom, or advice.
Both men and women can have this type of dream. Most of the time, it is not a literal dream but symbolic. It’s referring to birthing something new into your life. It could be a new job, a gift, an anointing, creativity, or even a clever invention.
More often than not, dreams that involve running can be frightening. This type of dream usually represents one of two situations–you are either running from something in your life, or you are being chased down by your own destiny, and it’s trying to catch up with you. Either situation can seem scary, because they both require major changes. This type of dream is a strong indication that there’s some calling on your life that you have yet to fulfill. Why would something evil try to prevent you from this? It is because you have something great to fulfill in your life for God.
Dreams in which you are falling indicate that you are out of control in your life. Falling can also suggest that you may need to let go and take some risk. Most people who have falling dreams also have flying dreams. If you’re having a repeated falling dream, this indicates you need peace in your life. Once the peace manifests, you can get the creative juices flowing and fly again.
Showing up late for anything in a dream is a warning to not miss what is coming. It is just making you aware of something approaching. So when you wake up, ask God to help you catch whatever it is.
Whenever we are unable to run or move in a dream, it indicates that something is trying to stop us or hold us back in life. This interpretation can also be applied to dreams when we are not able to speak or cry out for help. This can indicate there are dark forces working against you. But, the good news is that there must be something great for you to fulfill, and that is why you are getting so much resistance.
Next time you have one of these common dreams, you will be much more prepared to not only understand it but also how to respond to it.
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Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerfully, positively funny style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.