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 pulling something refers to your burdens and struggles. You have difficulties accomplishing your tasks and goals. You need to unload and/or let go some of your responsibilities. Perhaps it is a relationship that you need to let go of. Consider also what or who you are pulling. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on your "pull" or influence for some favor or decision.
To see staples in your dream indicate that you need to organize your life and keep things in order. Learn to sort out your feelings and express them. The dream may also be a pun on the "staples" or basic essentials of your life.
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 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 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.
Leaving one’s body in a dream means that changes will take place in one’s status, marriage, or property.