To dream about your own body signifies your level of self-worth and self-esteem. Often times, these qualities are dependent on your physical appearance or how your perceive yourself. The dream body also reflects your conscious identity or is representative of your state of health.
To dream about dead bodies implies that you are feeling detached from those around you. It may also mean that you are feeling emotionally drained.
To see a decomposing body in your dream refers to a situation that has long been dead. It is time to move on.
To see or find a bloody dead body in your dream refers to a situation or issue that you can no longer avoid. You need to make an important decision and act on it immediately.
To see a body bag in your dream indicates that you are feeling distant or disconnected. You are out of touch.
To dream of a body bag represents your concealment of evidence, failures, or a change. You or someone else that doesn't want the results of a bad situation being seen by others or influencing other areas of your life.
To see a body builder in your dream suggests that you need to develop a better sense of power or be more flexible in some situation.
To dream that you are a body builder means that you are feeling empowered.
To dream that you have body order suggests that you are being offensive to others without realizing it. You need to adjust your attitude.
To smell body odor in your dream signifies an issue or problem that needs to be addressed. Alternatively, the dream implies not to take too many things personally.
To dream that you are covered in body paint represents acceptance of yourself. You are proud of your body.
To dream that you are throwing away garbage suggests that you are kicking your old negative habits and throwing away your bad characteristics and unwanted traits. Alternatively, garbage indicates that you are not taking responsibility for something.
To see piles of garbage in your dream represent rejected or unwanted aspects of yourself.
To find something valuable in the garbage suggests that you can find value in the least expected of places. Do not undervalue or underestimate things. The dream may also be telling you that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Perhaps you need to view things from a different perspective.
To dream of garbage represents thoughts, feelings, habits, or life situations that are unwanted. Garbage points to things in your life that are unproductive, or no longer needed to be happy. A belief or situation isn't helpful to you anymore. Unwanted emotional problems, unwanted health problems, unwanted relationships.
Negatively, dreaming about garbage may be sign that you are putting to much "crap' from other people. Feeling that you are unwanted or not respected. Being treated like a piece of garbage. Feeling surrounded by worthless options or choices. A low opinion of someone. Waking life situations where you may be experiencing an appalling conditions. Feeling that something is beneath you.
To dream of throwing something in the garbage represents feelings about beliefs, relationships, or situations that are unwanted. Negatively, it may reflect a lack of respect for other people's feelings, time, or property. Not valuing other people enough. Wasting your own power or resources in hasty overly emotional moments.
To dream of cleaning up garbage may reflect problem solving or fixing a situation that you feel is beneath you. Addressing bad habits.
Example: A young girl dreamed of someone throwing her pony in the garbage. In waking life she felt that her parents divorce was destroying her relationship with her father who liked to spend quality time with her.
Example 2: A young man dreamed of killing and throwing the dead body of his enemy in the garbage. In waking life he had gotten his first serious girlfriend and lost his virginity. The garbage scene may have symbolized his growing confidence allowing him to stop lying about having already lost his virginity to look good to friends. Metaphorically discarding his jealousy and need to be dishonest to feel respected by his friends.
Example 3: A young woman dreamed of throwing a body in the garbage. In waking life she felt that her relationship with her boyfriend was over and wanted to be rid of him from her life.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of police telling her that a person was a piece of garbage. In waking life she was being told by her jealous boyfriend not to meet someone. The statement about the person being a piece of garbage may have reflected the boyfriends low opinion of the person she planned to meet.
Example 5: A man dreamed of sitting on a garbage can like a homeless beggar and then wearing a sign around his neck that said "I make room for trash if need be." In waking life he was a Jewish man living in Nazi Germany with the new race laws enacted. As an assimilated Jew with the new laws he may have felt worthless or like a "piece of worthless trash" due to how he was being so easily discriminated against.
Seeing garbage in a dream is good news for poor people, though it represents bad news for rich people. Garbage also could mean money or receiving a variety of merchandises.
To see heaps of garbage in your dreams, indicates thoughts of social scandal and unfavorable business of every character. For females this dream is ominous of disparagement and desertion by lovers.
To see a garbage can in your dream symbolizes unwanted ideas, thoughts or memories. It is time to rid yourself of the baggage. Alternatively, the garbage can means that you are rejecting an idea or emotion.
To see or drive a garbage truck in your dream indicates that you need to rid yourself of your old habits. You are carrying around too much negativity.
To dream of a garbage truck represents decisions or a direction in life that allows you to always not have to notice negativity. A choice or new method of thinking that always spares you of a problem.
Example: A young man dreamed of killing a childhood enemy and sticking his body in the back of a garbage truck. In waking life he was experiencing hair loss due to an illness and feared embarrassment. He had also just purchased a hat to hide his problem. The garbage truck represent his new hat being a way to always avoid the embarrassment of his hair loss problem.
To dream that you switch bodies with someone implies that you secretly want what the other person has. Alternatively, dreaming of switching bodies with someone suggests that you are trying to understand the other person and see things from their perspective.
See the [[themes section for body parts]] for a more in depth look at body part symbolism.
To dream of a dead body represents feeling about an area of your life that has completely changed. It may also reflect a loss or sense of failure. A transition or ending.
Positively, a dead body may represent negative aspects of your personality or negative situations that have been successfully confronted. You have stood up to something or resisted negative influences. The end of an era.
Negatively, a dead body may represent positive aspects of your personality that have been overcome by negative emotions or situations. A mistake or failure may have spoiled an area of your life. The end of a relationship or something happy in your life. Feeling replaced. Feelings about experiencing a permanent loss of some kind. Feeling that there is nothing left you can do to keep a situation going.
To dream of trying to hide a dead body may represent your attempts to conceal your past or to cover up a failure. It may also reflect your wish to edit your tastes or beliefs for a special situation, group, or person.
To dream of burying a dead body represents a wish to due away with things about ourselves that we feel are undesirable. Hiding a liability or a concern that something about you will be brought to light. Positively, it may reflect progress of you move away from bad habits, negative influences, or things you feel are childish.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing her own dead body floating in water. In waking life she separated from her husband and was beginning to realize that she could never love her husband again. Her desire to be married was lost for good.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing a dead bird. In waking life he accidentally crossed paths with an old girlfriend and fully realized that there was no hope left to be her ever again.
Example 3: A young woman dreamed of seeing a dead dog. In waking life she had broken up with her boyfriend.
Example 4: A young man dreamed of seeing a number of dead people. In waking life he was thinking about how terrible it was to experience a friendship ending.
To dream of garbage bags represents thoughts, memories, habits, or life situations that you want to be rid of as soon as possible. Noticing something going away. Something unproductive, or undesirable is being removed or discontinued.
To dream of a garbage can represents ideas, memories, habits, or situations that you don't want to notice ever again. You want to see something over or simply don't care about something anymore.
To dream of a garbage man represents awareness of yourself never caring about something ever again. A final decision to completely rid yourself of something. Feeling good noticing something is finally over.
Negatively, a garbage man may represent feelings of being pressured to make a final decision remove something from your life that you may not be fully ready to let go of. Realizing that you have made a hasty decision to be rid of something from your life.
To dream of an out of body experience represents an objective awareness of yourself or who you are as a person. A situation that causes you to see yourself in a new way or be critical of yourself as person. It may also reflect self-criticism or noticing what's wrong with yourself.
Alternatively, an out of body experience may simply be a symbol for awareness of yourself doing nothing or not progressing in some area. Negatively, it may reflect your concern that "every other thing" being done and not the most important issues.
Famous celebrities or people with a public life may dream of standing outside their bodies to reflect their awareness of their public image being different from their private life. The body is then a representation of their awareness of their cultivated famous persona.
Athletes may have out of body experience dreams to reflect their professional concerns with their body being an effective tool to compete.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing himself while he clung to the ceiling. In waking life he was having problems going any further with his personal development spiritually. He was "noticing himself" having reached the limits of personal growth. He felt he couldn't go any further.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing himself sitting in bed having hallucinations. In waking life he was aware of himself having hallucinations and choosing to not tell anyone about them or seek treatment.
To dream of looking at a place or person represents your focus or careful thoughts about an area of your life.
To dream of someone looking at you represents feelings of being important or get more attention than usual. Feelings about being more interesting than other people. Being the focus of someone else's attention or the topic of someone else's conversation. Feelings about "the answer staring you in the face."
Negatively, dreaming of being looked at may reflect feelings of unwanted attention or your privacy being invaded. It may also reflect an awareness of other people being irritated or angry with you. Feeling that someone thinks you're stupid or not good enough. Embarrassment of bad choices being confronted. Feelings of inevitability about confronting something different you don't want to confront.
Example: A woman dreamed of carefully looking at a piece of gold she found. In waking life she was carefully weighing the option of abandoning her ex-husband so that she could focus more on her own health problems.
Example 2: A man dreamed of looking at a coin. In waking life he was very focused on a new insight he was shocked to have learned.
Example 3: A man dreamed of looking at a beautiful woman. In waking life he was very focused on how incredible a recent discovery he made was.
To dream of body slamming someone represents feeling good totally embarrassing someone else that you don't have to care about them or anything they are thinking at all. Making others feel that they are perfectly unimportant. Positively, body slamming may reflect feelings of enjoying yourself making problems or enemies feel pathetically unimportant. Feeling too big to care about problems.
Negatively, body slamming someone may be a sign that you are going overboard making others feel that they don't matter at all. Excessive use of power to make others feel like a total loser compared to your total superiority.
To dream of yourself being body slammed by someone else represents feeling of being embarrassed by someone's else superior power. Feeling too easily manhandled or written off.