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 sleeping denotes peace of mind. Alternatively, it means that you are ignorant of the conditions and circumstances around you. If you dream of sleeping together with someone (in a non-sexual manner), then it suggests that you are avoiding some issue or situation that is being symbolized by the person. If you do not know this person, then it indicates that you are refusing to recognize a negative or hidden aspect of yourself. Sleeping may also be synonymous with death in that it beckons renewal and new beginnings.
To see someone sleeping in your dream is a reflection of yourself and your own subconscious mind. It is telling you that you may not be alert or informed about a particular situation. More specifically, to see your parent(s) sleeping implies that you are turning a blind eye to certain things that would normally bother you. To see your boyfriend sleeping in your dream indicates that you are refusing to see a problem in the relationship. You are afraid to confront or bring up the issue.
To dream of sleeping represents a total lack of concern about noticing an issue or problem at all. Comfort with a final decision or with the way a situation is. Not being aware of issues. Not worrying about something anymore or not wanting to be involved. Obliviousness. Being completely unaware of a problem.
Positively, sleeping reflects peace of mind or satisfaction with choices.
Negatively, sleeping may reflect avoidance, ignorance, or laziness. Refusing to recognize a situation, decision, or something about negative yourself. Surrendering to an issue or not being willing to do any more hard work.
To see a sleeping bag in your dream represents warmth and protection. You are expressing a desire to slowly explore the realm of your subconscious. Alternatively, a sleeping bag may be analogous to regressing back to the womb where you were completely dependent.
To see Sleeping Beauty in your dream symbolizes eternal beauty. The dream may also be trying to tell you that you are oblivious to some situation. There is something that you are completely overlooking.
To see or take a sleeping pill in your dream indicates that you are choosing to be ignorant about a situation. You are not taking a proactive approach to life's decisions and are refusing to see the reality of things. Alternatively, the dream may mean that you are determined to make a fresh new start for yourself.
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.