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Dream symbols - breath

BREATHING IN DREAMS:Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance a "breathing" dream may simply translate into the word "exhausted" and the dream captures the thought "I found the pace at work too much yesterday. I was exhausted". So the dream taps into one of the key features of exhaustion that you are breathing heavily.

In practice breathing can have several symbolic meanings. Here is the full list.
- "unable to cope" (If you are unable to breath it could be because you are stressed out and unable to cope generally)
- "exhausted" (A heavy breathing dream maybe your minds way of saying "I was exhausted yesterday")
- "having too much to do" (If you have too much to do then then you can start to breath heavily.)
- "a difficult task" (Dreams use symbols to compare one thing to another. Heavy breathing may simply express your feeling that "It was a difficult task I had to do")
- "pressure" (Heavy breathing can link to stress and it may suggest that you feel under pressure. Did you feel pressured to do something yesterday?)
- "actual discomfort whilst asleep" (Were you in an uncomfortable position when asleep? Were you sleeping in a way it was causing breathing problems. The dream could simply link to that because we monitor our bodies during sleep)
- "feeling uncomfortable" (Did you feel uncomfortable doing something yesterday?)
- "real life breathing problems" (Are you really suffering from breathing problems such as asthma? If so your dream maybe about your thoughts about this problem)

Its a fallacy that dreams capture unconscious thoughts - dreams represent thoughts that we are all too aware of. A typical dream would translate into the types of thoughts that we might write down in a diary or tell a best friend. Dreams represent your key thoughts which pinpoint the problems right now. Try to write down some quotes which capture your feelings right now and try to include the words and phrases above.

For instance one dreamer had a dream about feeling breathless. In real life she was feeling "under pressure" as her father was watching everything that she did. So obviously the list for breathing dreams features "pressure" and so the dream could be linked to that. Really the dream had a simple meaning capturing the pressure her father was putting her under to make sure she did not break the rules again.

Dreams can represent very sophisticated thoughts. In real life one dreamer had been taking on too many responsibilities and ended up exhausted having too much to do. This was obviously an issue which troubles the intuitive mind and so when he had a dream about piglets being crammed together having difficulty breathing then it could easily link to this issue. The breathing problems could symbolise his "exhaustion" and "taking on too much" which are both mentioned in the symbolic meanings. We often associate piglets and pigs in general with greed so that symbol seems to have some relevance. So by using careful deduction we find out that this dream captures this exact thought - "I know I have taken on too much and need to cut down my responsibilities. I feel exhausted!"