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Paper Bag

To see an empty or folded paper bag in your dream represents the womb, secrets and the feminine.

To see a filled paper bag in your dream denotes something that may appear ordinary on the outside but can be extraordinary inside. In other words, do not judge something or someone by outside appearances. Consider what is inside the bag for additional significance.

To dream of a paper bag represents something you don't want to notice. Not wanting to care about results or the outcome of a choice you made. It may also reflect a wish for discretion.

Negatively, you may have asked for advice or help and are having a problem accepting what was given to you.

Example: A young woman dreamed of being handed a crumpled paper bag. In waking life she went to therapy for a problem she had and felt disappointed by the hard truth that the therapist gave her. The crumpled paper bag reflected how discretionary the therapist's advice was and how straightforward it felt.


Paper Plane

To see or fold a paper plane in your dream represents your frivolous pursuits. You are wasting time with ideas that go no where.


Paper Plates

To see or use a paper plate in your dream represents temporary nourishment or rewards. You need to take advantage of an opportunity before it is gone forever.

To dream that you are writing on a paper plate refers to a fleeting idea or a message that you need to quickly convey.

To dream of paper plates represents low expectations for an experience that is being "handed to you" or served to you. Not expecting too much about something that is happening to you. Knowing an experience will be short lived or "disposable." Feeling that a situation will be "in and out."

Negatively, paper plates may be a sign that a certain type of experience lacks substance. Demand more for yourself.


Paper Towel

To see or use a paper towel in your dream suggests that you are experiencing some temporary setbacks. You need to quickly clean up your past issues before you can move forward with your life.

To dream of paper towel represents temporary setbacks. Quickly responding to a problem and moving on.


Toilet Paper

To see or use a roll of toilet paper in your dream represents the aftermath of some emotional release. You are ready to heal from your emotional outburst. If you dream of black colored toilet paper, then it means that you are in denial about some of your true feelings.

To dream that your house has been toilet papered suggests that your personal space has been violated. You feel victimized emotionally. If you are toilet papering someone else's house, then it indicates that what may be seemingly harmless can have serious repercussions.

To dream of toilet paper represents feeling or thoughts about being perfectly clean, presentable, or trying careful about making sure you don't get embarrassed having overlooked a problem. Not wanting to look stupid thinking you didn't try to be perfect in some way. Reassuring yourself that you don't appear dirty or like a slob to other people.

Negatively, toilet paper may reflect sensitivity about having to be perfectly clean. Trying very hard to ensure that you don't look like a slob. Hurting or embarrassing yourself trying too hard to be perfect about something that is already good enough. Being too tidy or cautious about appearing clean to others.

Example: A man dreamed of using toilet paper. In waking life he made himself feel better by catching up on work that he hadn't finished. The toilet paper in this case may have reflected his wish to reassuring himself that he wasn't going to appear like a lazy slob at work by being perfectly responsible in completing his backlogged workload.


Paper Airplane

To dream of a paper airplane represents feelings about yourself distracting yourself waiting for something more interesting to happen. Purposely wasting time or opportunities because a situation sucks or is really boring. Preoccupation other things being you are thinking that nothing is important or serious at all. Showing others that you are not jealous at all because a situation is just too boring.

Example: Whenever a young man would have to stay home sick from school he would dream of flying a paper airplane and crashing it. In waking life he would always tell himself that he could avoid doing his homework because he was sick, and then always get embarrassed at school that he didn't do the homework when he returned.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of throwing a paper airplane and then seeing it land in water and get covered with fog. In waking life she lost out on an important opportunity because she wasted time waiting too long and didn't know what to think about her future prospects.


Tin Foil

To dream of tin foil represents a wish preserve ideas or future possibilities that you don't want to think about right now. Thinking about how important something is that you don't want to think about right now. Feeling good thinking something will fix your problem later on.

Negatively, tin foil may be a sign that you are preferring to keep a problem alive while also not wanting to look at it objectively. Feeling good thinking something negative or impossible will pan out later. Keeping your true feelings hidden. Maintaining unhealthy beliefs or habits because you think something good will fix the situation later on.

Example: A man dreamed of tin foil. In waking life he was told by a really bad psychic that he was going to marry a woman he knew in the future. At the time he believed the advice and felt good waiting for her.


Bubble Wrap

To see or use bubble wrap in your dream indicates that there is a problem that you need to be cautious in the way you handle it. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are looking to shield yourself from some emotional hurt.

To dream that you are popping the bubble in the bubble wrap represents your satisfaction with the way your life is going. You have an effective outlet to release stress.

To dream of bubble wrap represents something in your life you desire to protect, preserve, or keep intact for later. Something you may choose to wait for.

Alternatively, you may also be shielding yourself emotionally.

Example: A young girl dreamed of a boy she likes in bubblewrap. In real life she had never kissed a boy and felt it was something she would have to wait until she was older to experience.

Example 2: A girl dreamed of a boy she was interested in wrapped in bubble wrap. In real life she felt the boy was so important to her that she was willing to abandon her own plans or interests to keep him interested in her. The bubble wrap reflected her attempts to "bend over backwards" to keep the relationship going.


Fly Paper

To see fly paper in your dream indicates that you are involved in a slightly sticky situation.


Foil

To see or wrap something in foil in your dream indicates that you are trying to protect or insulate yourself from the harsh realities. Alternatively, wrapping something in foil is analogous to some pent up anger. You internalize your emotions and keep things inside. The dream may also be a pun on "foiling" or thwarting someone's plans.


Gift Wrap

To see gift wrap in your dream suggests that there is something that you are trying to cover up or hide. You are trying to present something unpleasant in a more inviting or cheerful manner. Consider what you are wrapping, as well as the color, pattern and occasion of the wrapping paper for additional significance. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes celebration and happiness. You are acknowledging a special occasion.


Hide N Seek

To dream that you are playing hide 'n seek means that you are keeping some information or secret that you cannot keep inside any longer. Consider whether you were the one hiding or the one seeking. If you were the one hiding, then it indicates that there is something that you are not revealing or sharing. If you are the one that is seeking, then it represents your inquisitive mind and your desire to find more information about a particular situation. Alternatively, the dream may be a regression of your childhood where the times were more carefree and simpler.


N

To see the letter "N" in your dream implies the end of some habit, journey, relationship or condition.

The letter N in a dream represents creating only positivity. Something you're doing or thinking is free from negative influence. The inability to fail. N reflects overcoming problems or having already confronted negative aspects of your life. Being very focused on not doing anything stupid.

The symbolism is N is based on the two vertical lines representing co-creation. The left pointing line representing positivity.

N is the 14th letter of the alphabet and in numerology 14 represents experience or something that doesn't cancel.


Paper Or Parchment

If you have occasion in your dreams to refer to, or handle, any paper or parchment, you will be threatened with losses. They are likely to be in the nature of a lawsuit. For a young woman, it means that she will be angry with her lover and that she fears the opinion of acquaintances. Beware, if you are married, of disagreements in the precincts of the home.


Blotting Paper

Dreaming of using blotting paper, signifies you will be deceived into the betrayal of secrets which will seriously involve a friend. To see worn blotting paper, denotes continued disagreements in the home or among friends.


School

To dream that you are in school signifies feelings of inadequacy and childhood insecurities that have never been resolved. It may relate to anxieties about your performance and abilities. If you are still in school and dream about school, then the dream may just be a reflection of your daily life and has no special significance.

Alternatively, a dream that takes place in school may be a metaphor for the lessons that you are learning from your waking life. You may be going through a "spiritual learning" experience.

To dream that you are looking for a school suggests that you need to expand your knowledge and learning. To dream that you are at a new school means that you are feeling out of place in some situation. Or perhaps there is a new lesson that you need to learn.

To dream that you are running away from school means that you are not being receptive to new ideas and viewpoints. You have not learned from your past mistakes.

To dream that your childhood school is in ruins suggests that you are dwelling on some unresolved childhood issue. Alternatively, the dream represents the passage of time. You need to look toward the future instead of reliving the past.

To dream of a school most often represents social concerns, insecurities, or anxieties. Worrying. Anxiety about how well you are being perceived by others, or how well you are performing in life. There is something happening in your life that you are sensitive about, or that's very important to be to careful about.

Schools symbolize a state of mind when you are caring about what you are thinking. You may have issues at work, or other areas of your life that are weighing heavily on your mind. You are concerned about something.

Positively, schools may reflect your concern with work or long term projects being perfectly accurate. Carefully thinking about what you are thinking. Enjoying learning something difficult. Learning about your problems, your past, or how to improve yourself. A school dream may also appear if you are an expert at something and are very concerned about potential mistakes. Analyzing written work, theories, or ideas.

Negatively, dreams about schools may reflect heightened levels of anxiety or prolonged periods of fear. An unbearable problem that you can't stop worrying about. Worrying or having second thoughts about how other people will react to negative comments you made about them. Second guessing yourself. A worried attempt to come up with excuses or "get your story straight." Feeling stupid that you aren't perfect.

The level of difficulty of an institution, or the grade you are in may reflect how serious or emotionally taxing an issue is. Where as elementary school may simply reflect caring about an issue, university may reflect a more serious concern that requires your full and constant attention.

Attending specific classes in a school may represent the manner in which you are thinking. For example, history classes may reflect the reexamining of your past and math classes your attempts to solve a difficult unforgiving problem that requires a perfect solution.

To dream of a school hallway represents anxiety or a concern about something that is important to you during a transitional moment. You may be concerned or worried about a change that you are making.

School hallways may also carry personal symbolism for current emotions based on memories you have had at specific spots inside the hallway. For example if someone hurt your feelings or made you concerned about what they thought in a certain location (hallway, doorway, or back of a room) in a dream it may reflect your concerns about what other people think.

Examples life situations that may encourage school dreams may be nervousness about dating someone, anxiety about work, or caring deeply about how others will react to a project you are working on or plans you've made.

See the themes section for school for a more in depth look at school symbolism.

Example: A man dreamed of being in school. In waking life he was very concerned about his book being very accurate. He was spending a lot of time reviewing his past work for mistakes.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of hiding in a classroom. In waking life she was very nervous about what to say to someone she angered and was carefully thinking of an excuse.

Example 3: A man dreamed of standing on stairs inside a school looking at a shirt made of good material but looked like poor material. In waking life the person received some rather harsh criticism. The school may have reflected their concern about what other people thought about them or anxiety that what they were doing in life was wrong.

To dream of a school most often represents social concerns, insecurities, or anxieties. Worrying. Anxiety about how well you are being perceived by others, or how well you are performing in life. There is something happening in your life that you are sensitive about, or that's very important to be to careful about.

Schools symbolize a state of mind when you are caring about what you are thinking. You may have issues at work, or other areas of your life that are weighing heavily on your mind. You are concerned about something.

Positively, schools may reflect your concern with work or long term projects being perfectly accurate. Carefully thinking about what you are thinking. Enjoying learning something difficult. Learning about your problems, your past, or how to improve yourself. A school dream may also appear if you are an expert at something and are very concerned about potential mistakes. Analyzing written work, theories, or ideas.

Negatively, dreams about schools may reflect heightened levels of anxiety or prolonged periods of fear. An unbearable problem that you can't stop worrying about. Worrying or having second thoughts about how other people will react to negative comments you made about them. Second guessing yourself. A worried attempt to come up with excuses or "get your story straight." Feeling stupid that you aren't perfect.

The level of difficulty of an institution, or the grade you are in may reflect how serious or emotionally taxing an issue is. Where as elementary school may simply reflect caring about an issue, university may reflect a more serious concern that requires your full and constant attention.

Attending specific classes in a school may represent the manner in which you are thinking. For example, history classes may reflect the reexamining of your past and math classes your attempts to solve a difficult unforgiving problem that requires a perfect solution.

To dream of a school hallway represents anxiety or a concern about something that is important to you during a transitional moment. You may be concerned or worried about a change that you are making.

School hallways may also carry personal symbolism for current emotions based on memories you have had at specific spots inside the hallway. For example if someone hurt your feelings or made you concerned about what they thought in a certain location (hallway, doorway, or back of a room) in a dream it may reflect your concerns about what other people think.

Examples life situations that may encourage school dreams may be nervousness about dating someone, anxiety about work, or caring deeply about how others will react to a project you are working on or plans you've made.

See the [[themes section for school]] for a more in depth look at school symbolism.

Example: A man dreamed of being in school. In waking life he was very concerned about his book being very accurate. He was spending a lot of time reviewing his past work for mistakes.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of hiding in a classroom. In waking life she was very nervous about what to say to someone she angered and was carefully thinking of an excuse.

Example 3: A man dreamed of standing on stairs inside a school looking at a shirt made of good material but looked like poor material. In waking life the person received some rather harsh criticism. The school may have reflected their concern about what other people thought about them or anxiety that what they were doing in life was wrong.

In a dream, a school represents its teachers, scholars, a gnostic, a school of thought, or its founder. Seeing a school in a dream also could mean divorcing one’s wife then returning her to wedlock. It also means righteousness, establishingthe divine laws, promoting a business, or inviting trouble.

Dreaming of attending school, indicates distinction in literary work. If you think you are young and at school as in your youth, you will find that sorrow and reverses will make you sincerely long for the simple trusts and pleasures of days of yore. Dreaming of teaching a school, foretells that you will strive for literary attainments, but the bare necessities of life must first be forthcoming. To visit the schoolhouse of your childhood days, portends that discontent and discouraging incidents overshadows the present.


Notes

To read or write a note in your dream suggests that there is an important message that you need to convey. There is something that you need to let others know.

To dream that you are passing notes symbolize your pursuit for knowledge and information.

To see musical notes in your dream represent harmony or disharmony in your waking life, depending on whether the musical note was a sharp note or flat note.


Paper

To see blank white paper in your dream signifies your desire to make a fresh start in your life. You need to express yourself through writing or art. Alternatively, blank paper indicates that you need to work on being more communicative.

To see a stack of papers in your dream denotes overwhelming responsibilities and stress that you are having to cope with. You are not effectively dealing with the issues at hand.

To see crumpled paper in your dream symbolizes abandoned ideas.

Dreaming of a piece of red paper suggests that you need to communicate your anger in a more effective and rational manner. Alternatively, red paper is symbolic of luck, happiness and wealth.

To dream of objects made of paper represents your feelings about something being worthless, having no substance, or having little value.

To dream of blank writing paper represents ideas that aren't happening or aren't being tried out yet. The ability to try out new ideas whenever you want. Alternatively, blank writing paper may also reflect a lack of ideas. Feeling that you have nothing substantial to say.

To dream of blank art paper represents a wish to be admired for something you are planning to do. Working towards a memorable accomplishment. Alternatively, blank art paper may reflect frustration or jealousy that you can't do anything

To dream of crumpled paper represents abandoned ideas or feelings that an idea is worthless. Frustration or embarrassment that something didn't work.

To dream of document papers represents ideas have to be respected or responsibilities that need to be attended to.

To dream of a stack of office papers may represents feelings of being overloaded or over stressed. You may need to slow down, ask for help, or learn to delegate.

Example: A man dreamed of wanting to file a complaint about prevailing conditions in his office. He ended up placing a blank piece of paper in a envelope. In waking life this man was living in Nazi Germany and was struggling to get the confidence to file a real complaint because he feared that his complaint may make the government take him away. The blank piece of paper may have reflected his low level of confidence to file a real complaint once it became time to do so. His sense of protest reduced to nothing.

A sheet of paper in a dream represents an oath, a vow, or a pledge. Writing a note on a piece of paper in a dream means being ungrateful and perfidious toward others. A writer in a dream also represents someone who is burdened, pressured, doubtful and uncertain, whereby, writing has become his escape goat and a way out of his depression. If one’s boss gives him a paper to write something on it in a dream, it means that he will solicit something from his boss and eventually receive it. If one feels uncertain about some people then sees himself holding a pen and a piece of paper in a dream, it means that his obscurity will be replaced with clarity. Holding a piece of paper in a dream also means attaining one’s goal, or completing a project, or finalizing a program. A paper salesman in a dream represents someone who helps cunning people do their tricks.


Wrap

To see oneself wrapped in a blanket or a cloth in a dream means being serious about one’s work and earning an honest livelihood. It also means receiving a medal of honor, recognition, or an endowment for his noble virtues.


Wrap Up

In a dream, a wrap represents one’s limbs. To wrap up something in a dream means turning the page on something, closing a book, retracing one’s steps, winding up a conversation, or controlling the spread of a rumor.


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