Dream/nightmare Interpretation

Updated on May 03, 2008
A.K. asks from Stony Point, NY
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Last night I had an awful dream involving my daughter. So awful that I really don't want to even say what it was, but I guess I kind of have to.

I dreamt that her crib, the one she was sleeping in was on fire. I called the fire department, and then soon after I went back to bed. When I woke up (Still dreaming) I went to check on her and all was good. But I was concerned as to why the fire department didn't showed up. So naturally I called to ask and they stated that they didn't come because the fire had distinguished itslef and that she was OK. (Very strange, I know!!) My question is this...can anyone recommend a good dream book or maybe even tell me what this means. I was so nervous today leaving her while I went to work. I am such a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, and that dreams/nightmare are trying to tell us something.

Thanks for listening. Looking forward to your input!

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answers from New York on

I can't interpret dreams, but I've had similarly frightening dreams about a gastank blowing up and other things where someone in my family died. I always have the sense after these dreams that I need to do something to protect myself or family. And thankfully they've never been a premonition of something bad. I have however reached out to family after dreams of these nature.
It may be a reminder to me to keep in touch and value my loved ones. Of course you probably don't need a reminder in the case of your dd. But I wanted to reassure you that this dream wasn't necessarily a warning.

I'd be interested in hearing more interpretations of the dream though.



answers from New York on

Call me a cynic, but honestly I think you're just stressed out. Get some more exercise or do something fun... that's what usually cures my crazy dreams.



answers from Rochester on

Your dream could be reflecting your feeling that you are the only one who can protect your daughter. Thats a good motherly instinct- and possibly true.



answers from New York on


great book



To see children in your dream, signifies your own childlike qualities or a retreat back to a childlike state. It is an extension of your inner child during a time of innocence, purity, simplicity, and a carefree attitude. You may be longing for the past and the chance to satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes. Take some time off and cater to the inner child within. Perhaps there is something that you need to see grow and nurtured.

To dream that your own grown children are still very young, indicates that you still see them as young and dependent. You want to feel needed and significant.

To dream that you are watching children but they do not know you are there, is a metaphor for some hidden knowledge or some latent talent which you have failed to recognize.

To save a child, signifies your attempts to save a part of yourself from being destroyed


Depending on the context of your dream, to see fire in your dream can symbolizes destruction, passion, desire, illumination, transformation, enlightenment, or anger. It may suggest that something old is passing and something new is entering your life. Your thoughts and views are changing. In particular, if the fire is under control or contained in one area, it is a metaphor of your own internal fire and inner transformation. It also represents your drive and motivation.

To dream of that you are being burned by fire, indicates that your temper is getting out of control. Some issue or situation is burning you up inside.

To dream that a house is on fire, indicates that you need to undergo some transformation. If you have recurring dreams of your family house on fire, then it suggests that you are still not ready for the change or that you are fighting against the change. Alternatively, it highlights passion and the love of those around you.

To dream that you put out a fire, signifies that you will overcome your obstacles in your life through much work and effort.

**See The Meaning In Action: "Line Of Fire" & "Smell Of Fire"

Fire Engine

To see a fire engine in your dream, suggests that you are tending to the needs of others and overlooking your own needs. You tend to worry and stress out in situations that are beyond your control. Stop trying to be in the middle of things and stop trying to fix things. Use more discretion.

Fire Fighters

To see a fire fighter in your dream, represents your higher Self. You are experiencing a period of cleansing and purification.


To see your bed in your dream, represents you intimate self and discovery of your sexuality. If you are sleeping in your own bed, then it denotes security and restoration of your mind. You are looking for domestic bliss and peace. If you are waking up in different and/or unknown beds, then it represents the consequences of the decisions you have made.

To dream that you are searching for a bed, suggests that you are having difficulties acknowledging your intimate self. You may be feeling inhibited in expressing your sexuality. Alternatively, it may also mean that you are looking for domestic security and happiness.

To dream that you are going to bed with a stranger, suggests that you are making friends too fast. You need to be more cautious.

To dream that you are floating or lifting up into the air from your bed, suggests that you are feeling helpless and disconnected from those around you. Your ideas may be alienating people. You might need to tone down your personality a bit.


To see your own family in your dream, represents security, warmth and love. Consider also the significance of a particular family member or the relationship you have with them.

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