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Dream symbols - lion

Lions are not very relevant to most people as they have never ever seen one. Yet think of words such as "fear" and phrases like "an overwhelming threat". These are at the heart of a lions symbolism and their relevance will be quite obvious in most peoples daily lives.

LIONS IN DREAMS:Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance one lion dream translated into the words "feeling nervous" and the dream meaning was linked to the feeling "I am very nervous about being caught breaking copyright rules". So dream meanings are in fact very relevant yet they seem so bizarre.

KEY WORDS LINKED TO THIS SYMBOL? Here is the full list of simple key words and phrases which link to lion dreams. Try to think which of these are relevant in your life right now. If you can think of anything then your dream may simply tap into that theme within your life at the moment.
- "very nervous" (Lions can often translate into very relevant emotions. If you see a lion you get very nervous so a lion can symbolise any situation where you feel very nervous? This is how the dream mind expresses a situation you are very nervous about. Were you very nervous yesterday? If so then the dream probably captures that particular emotion from the previous day)
- "doing something wrong" (Are you scared of been "found out" for breaking some rule or law? The lion could portray the terrible consequences)
- "failure" (Failure is a very bad feeling. Whatever you do it is not enough, a bit like a lion which will always be too much for us.)
- "intimidating" (its a metaphor - someone is as intimidating as a lion. Who strikes fear into in exactly the way a lion would?)
- "fear of terrible consequences" (what do you fear could go dreadfully wrong? What plan could go very badly wrong?)
- "need to do something or else!" (the lion being a symbol for the "or else". )
- "mistake" (Have you been thinking about doing something which could go badly wrong? If so your dream portrays your fears of things going badly wrong)
- "temper" (Who flew into a temper yesterday? Who could simply not be restrained - just like a lion?)
- "rage" (A lion dream will often translate into a very real feeling. Who had the rage of a lion yesterday? Who was seething with anger? Maybe this show of temper has made you think?)
- "provoked" (again the lion links to anger and temper. Who did you provoke? What action was very provocative?)
Often dreams build up a story which contains a message or moral. If you go up to a lion its a very big mistake. So lions can symbolise any situation where you have made a major mistake. The message of the dream could be linked to any thought which features that theme such as "I am playing with fire. Taking him on is a major mistake" or "I constantly try to live dangerously and that's a mistake."

- "something to avoid at all costs" (What do you really wish not to happen?)
- "fatal illness" (a lion can link to any terrible illness - illness ravages you just like a lion would)
- "a strong leader" (who has the heart and soul of a lion?)
- "courage" (Is there a need for courage? Who was courageous yesterday?)
- "real tension" (What real tension has been worrying you? What do you fear could happen?)
- "it could easily have turned out badly" (This maybe a warning. You maybe got away with things but it could so easily have gone wrong.)
- "bully" (lions are obviously more powerful than us so they can very easily symbolise a bully who picks on the weak)

Now try to see how words in this list feature in your thoughts. Think of the things that you write down in a diary or tell a friend. Its likely that dreams translate into conscious thoughts that you are all too aware of - nowadays not many people believe in the unconscious mind. If any of the thoughts that you have seem to feature words on the list then its likely that the dream could link to that thought - it may even portray that exact thought process. So if you have been feeling that "I do not know what will happen if I don't pass my exam." then the "lion" in dream could symbolise the fear of some terrible consequences.

Simply try to see which of these is most relevant right now. Can you spot a quote that seems to hint at something in your mind right now? Write your own quote down - dreams will probably link to some prominent thought in your mind. On many occasions your dream will capture that thought - it may not seem so though as dreams are written in the language of symbolism.