Dad

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A dream including your dad is likely a comment on your relationship with him and how it is holding you back in some area of your life now. Dreams only focus on problems in your life. Although you may have had a wonderful relationship, there are still often traits or attitudes you copied that you could do without.

To dream of your dad dying is not a warning about his death. Rather it asks you to let some negative aspect of yourself die so that a more positive one can find expression. The negative aspect is connected with your dad. You either copied or developed it as a result of your relationship with him. It does not matter if your dad is already dead or you have not seen him in many years. It is the effect you are carrying today that is the target of the dream. Male energy is affected by your relationship with your dad and gives you confidence, belief in yourself, creativity, individuality, various spiritual gifts and more. The dream can be about any of these.

Dancing

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Dancing represents expression of feelings and is therapeutic for your heart in dreams. The dream is symbolically giving expression because you do not do this in reality.

Dark

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When dark refers to night time, darkness or being in the dark, the dream is about your feeling of not knowing where you are going, or how to get to where you want to go with regard to the subject matter of the dream. Other symbols in the dream tell you what you need to do to move out of the dark. For the same reasons dark can also symbolize depression; for example, this would be indicated by dreaming of the upstairs of a house in darkness.

Dark Passage

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A dark passage, especially with dirt or dust on the floor, indicates your colon in dreams.

Daughter

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Your daughter can indicate your female side or that you had issues with your mother in at the age of your daughter in the dream. You have both male and female aspects to yourself and dreams encourage you to restore balance to this energy mix. In fact that is one of the main purposes of your life.

To dream of your daughter dying asks you to eliminate the negative conditioning you picked up around the age of your daughter in the dream.

Dead

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Death symbolizes you need to eliminate negative influence from past. An aspect of you has to die before another aspect can find expression. For example, to dream of  the death of your father means you need to eliminate negative influences resulting from your relationship with him.

To dream of your partner dying is indicative of being in a relationship you do not want to lose. While it seems dramatic, the dream is trying to get you to face your fear of losing your partner in order to get over it. This is a common dream when you find yourself in a relationship that feels like true love, particularly when it follows a bad relationship. The most common theme is your partner dying in a car crash.

Death

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Death symbolizes you need to eliminate negative influence from past. An aspect of you has to die before another aspect can find expression. For example, to dream of  the death of your father means you need to eliminate negative influences resulting from your relationship with him with regard to the subject matter of the dream. The point of these dreams is that there is something you are either not doing or not doing the way you want to because you are taking into account how it might affect or be perceived by your father.

A very successful single mom who always wanted her son to have a sibling by the time he was 7 began dreaming of her dad dying when he turned that age. Although she wanted to have another child she held back because of how her father reacted to her first pregnancy out of wedlock. The dream of her father dying is a request to not let him influence her decision. It is only society that puts importance and attaches morals to such things. Dreams and spirit don't.

To dream of your partner dying is indicative of being in a relationship you do not want to lose. While it seems dramatic, the dream is trying to get you to face your fear of losing your partner in order to get over it. This is a common dream when you find yourself in a relationship that feels like true love, particularly when it follows a bad relationship. The most common theme is your partner dying in a car crash.

Deceased

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Death symbolizes you need to eliminate negative influence from past. An aspect of you has to die before another aspect can find expression. For example, to dream of  the death of your father means you need to eliminate negative influences resulting from your relationship with him.

To dream of your partner dying is indicative of being in a relationship you do not want to lose. While it seems dramatic, the dream is trying to get you to face your fear of losing your partner in order to get over it. This is a common dream when you find yourself in a relationship that feels like true love, particularly when it follows a bad relationship. The most common theme is your partner dying in a car crash.

Defecating

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Defecating eliminates waste that would become toxic in the body if kept any longer. In dreams it symbolizes the need to eliminate an issue from the past or a negative influence in the present that is the equivalent of toxic.

Delta

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Delta is formed by sediment dropped by a slowing river and as such can symbolize the need to cleanse your colon as toxins are getting into your blood stream.

Delta can also be a pun on feeling stuck with the hand you were dealt.

Dentist

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To dream of a dentist means you need healing for your bite. Do you feel you are losing a grip on things? This dream can be triggered by a feeling that you have bitten off more than you can deal with at this moment in time? It is a healing dream, with the intention of giving you the assertiveness you need to deal with the situation.

If the dentist is filing your teeth it means that you are too aggressive or assertive when it comes to the subject matter of the dream. There is no need for you to sink your teeth into whatever it is that’s going on right now.

Depression

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To dream of someone with depression is about your existing depression or a warning that you are heading towards depression. The same dream is likely to link the depression to a particular parent by featuring them, or to a past event through symbolically representing that.

Desk Lamp

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A desk lamp indicates an intuitive / psychic ability. However, desks are also used for writing, so look for other symbols that indicate a writing ability, such as a fountain pen.

A beautiful combination of symbols is where a dreamer discovers that a desk lamp is part of the arm from the elbow down. The most common desk lamps are very like an arm, with a joint in the middle where your elbow would be and a joint to control the direction of the lamp where your wrist would be.  This means that you have a creative writing ability that works in combination with your psychic ability. Use both together to compliment each other.

Diamond

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Diamonds symbolize that you are a crystal healer. Crystal healers channel energy through crystals to areas of their client’s body. By directing the crystal, energy can be channeled into or away from the body.

Diaper

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Diapers indicate your elimination system.

Digging

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Digging to prepare a garden or grounds asks you to do the groundwork on yourself to move forward with regard to the subject matter of the dream. If the work is nearly complete in your dream it means that you have already done the groundwork and are now ready to proceed. That is a very positive indication.

Digging for buried treasure indicates you need to discover your spiritual abilities.

Digging your heels in shows that you are stubborn with regard to the subject matter of the dream.

Dining Room

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Dining roomssignify communication and interaction in dreams. In general we share how our day went, when eating meals there.

As a place for eating, a dining room can also indicate your digestive system in health related dreams.

Dirt

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Dirt indicates your colon needs cleansing. Your colon is symbolically the dirt track of your body.

Dirt Road

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A dirt road or dirt track indicates your colon. Your colon is the dirt track for waste matter in your body.

Dirty

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Dirt indicates your colon needs cleansing. Your colon is symbolically the dirt track of your body.

Disembodied Voice

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A disembodied voice in a dream is always a guide / guardian angel. If you can remember what they said follow their advice. They are infallible.

Doctor

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To dream of a doctor means you have a healing ability. However, in dreams, this means you have a hands-on healing ability like Jesus practices in the bible.

If a doctor is reluctant to do healing it means your immune system is repressed or slow to act in the way it should.

Doctor's Surgery

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Dreams of a doctor’s surgery are about your state of mind and how it influences your health or healing.

Dog

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A dog is mans best friend and in dreams signifies your human nature (animal nature). If you disconnect from life you can find yourself dreaming of losing your dog. To dream of a lost dog returning asks you to let your mental guard down and trust your instincts.

Dolphin

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A dolphin symbolizes channeling in a dream. A channel is someone who can communicate directly with spirits and Angels. Dolphins are mammals like us but live in the ocean. In dreams the ocean represents spirituality so here is an air breathing mammal that has adapted to travel into the spirit world.

Doom

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Dreams evoke a feeling of doom when this is how you normally feel with regard to the subject matter of the dream. Other symbols in the dream will tell you how to heal this in reality.

Door

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Doors represent opportunities due to the fact that we use them to create openings in what would otherwise be an obstacle in our path. Where the door is located can be significant. If the door is ahead on your path it signifies an opportunity in the near future. A door to your right can signify the same thing but it could also be an opportunity that has already manifested.

To close a door in a dream means you are closing off an opportunity that you should be taking advantage of.

To lock a door signifies refusal to create or take an opportunity out of fear. Your protection mechanism is to avoid it. This is not good to do, regardless of what you think you are protecting yourself from in the dream.

A locked door indicates you are blocking an opportunity in reality. This meaning holds even if you did not lock the door in the dream.

Double doors represent your heart and sharing as they allow a flow both inward and outward. Your heart needs this flow of feelings to stay healthy.

Revolving doors symbolize your heart due to their circular movement and also because they allow flow in two directions. Revolving doors can also symbolize karma as it is possible to get caught on a karmic cycle where you keep spoiling opportunities to clear your karmic debts.

Unusually large glass doors, including sliding doors, indicate you have a psychic / intuitive ability. You are being asked to open up to using it. For example, encountering a sliding door on the public pavement asks you to take the opportunities (door) presented in public (public pavement) for using your psychic ability (glass).

Houses represent the body so the back door to a house represents your rectum (the back door to your body) while the front door can represent the vagina – the front door to the body by which someone can exit.

Doorbell

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A doorbell ringing is a request to open the door on a newly awakened aspect of your being. It is very common in these dreams for the doorbell to ring early in the morning or to wake you up in your bedroom. It’s a very good symbol in dreams.

Doughnut

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To dream of a doughnut is a pun on ‘Do Not’ and is asking you to avoid doing something.

Downstairs

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Downstairs in a dream can represent your physical body while upstairs represents mental or spiritual activity.

Going downstairs is about moving your consciousness down from your head to your heart, to get in touch with your feelings. You are rationalizing too much with regard to the subject matter of the dream. Involve your heart in the decision making process. Ask yourself if you heart was fully in charge of the decision or the direction of your life, what would you be doing now?

 Going downstairs can also be about your birth symbolizing your arrival on the ground.

Dr. Phil

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Dr. Phil, in a dream, indicates you can use your enlightened intellect to demonstrate new thinking to others. It is as if you are putting your hands inside their head and rearranging their thought process so that they absolutely connect with what you are saying. Of significance with Dr. Phil, is that he works with one person at a time even when dealing with groups, so you must address each client individually. The effects can be achieved very quickly and are lasting. See flying for more.

Dracula

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Dracula symbolizes absent healing and strong intellect. Vampires have the power of flight and as such they signify the same thing as flying in a dream. Since your physical body can not fly it symbolizes being able to project your mind onto others. This is quite useful if you work in marketing or sales but it also has a spiritual dimension. You can use your strong mind to influence how others think and to influence their health. It works along the lines of thinking yourself healthy, but in this case you can think somebody else healthy. This ability is best known from the bible when Jesus heals the centurion’s servant without ever seeing him. You are probably wondering why the vampire though. The reason is that while you can heal someone by thinking well of them, you can also negatively affect someone by harboring negative thoughts about them.  For those of us without this ability, it is not a problem as our thoughts do not affect others that way. In your case, however, dreaming of a vampire is reminding you that you have a special ability, and right now you are using it in a way that is sucking the life force out of somebody. You should know who it is already, and if you do not, then check how you think in general. Do you see everyone as a jerk and wish bad luck on them? The dream is reminding you of your power and that it is your responsibility to control it, or accept the karmic consequence. Oh yes, and please don’t think badly of me for telling you what it means!

Drain

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A drain or drain pipe is about your elimination system. It can be the colon, particularly if it connects to a sewer. It can also represent your bladder.

An overflow drain pipe connected to a heating or water system is about the immune system. Here the drain pipe kicks in when required. This is how the immune system works. It is connected to the circulatory system and drains infection from it. You will notice this if you get a cut on your shin. A swelling bellow the knee at the back of your leg is where the immune system drains the infection.

Drainpipe

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A drainpipe indicates your colon or bladder.

An overflow drain pipe connected to a heating or water system is about the immune system. Here the drain pipe kicks in when required. This is how the immune system works. It is connected to the circulatory system and drains infection from it. You will notice this if you get a cut on your shin. A swelling bellow the knee at the back of your leg is where the immune system drains the infection.

Dress

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How you dress in dreams indicates your attitude towards the subject matter of the dream as we dress to suit our mood or to suit the role we feel obliged to play (e.g. career). In the dream context, we are free to wear anything we want or to even wear nothing. How we dress, particularly the colors worn, can be very revealing. Old fashioned dress would indicate that you have adopted an old fashioned attitude towards the subject matter. This is most likely handed down to you by one or both parents. Being given hand me downs belonging to your father would be clearly showing you have adopted your fathers attitude.

Drinking alcohol

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Drinking alcohol in a dream is about repression of feelings as drinking suppresses your sensitivity.

Driver

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The driver of a vehicle in a dream can indicate influences in your life, guidance, or spiritual abilities you have. Whether in a car or not, a taxi driver indicates you have a counseling ability that works well one on one. It means this because taxi drivers take you from where you are to where you need to be on a one on one basis. In the same way, a bus driver indicates you are a group leader / teacher.

If the driver is a successful family member the dream tells you to listen to their guidance – let them sit in the driving seat for a while. If it is a member with difficulties, a parent or partner, it means you are not following your own direction in life and are letting others push you around either consciously or subconsciously.

Driving

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Driving along a road is about striving towards your ideals or goals as we use cars to take us from where we are to where we need to be. The dream can indicate movement forward mentally or spiritually.

If a police officer is charging you with drink driving it means you are being told drinking alcohol is affecting the pursuit of your goals. Similarly, a parking ticket is telling you that now is the time for action – set goals and pursue them.

To receive penalty points for speeding or other driving violation signifies that something you are doing is incurring karma. In the pursuit of your goals, are you pushing your responsibilities onto someone else or blocking them from pursuing their goals?

Driving towards a crossroads indicates difficulties ahead and the need to take care.

Driving alongside a river indicates your spiritual path, as water here represents your spiritual side. It is common in these dreams for the river to have flooded the road at some point. It is usually not dangerous in the dream. This is a request to let your spiritual development become part of your quest, or more precisely to use your spirituality in the pursuit of your goals.

Driving with family means you are carrying family influences which could be blocking you in the pursuit of your goals. For example, are you in the back seat or not in the driver’s seat? Not being in the driving seat symbolizes not being in charge of the direction of your own life. In this case the family member in the car, is there to represent the issue or trait that is holding you back. Although very unusual it is not always a negative influence. For example, if you dream of driving with a sibling who broke free from something that has affected both of you, the dream can be showing you that you too have to do what they did. Driving with someone can indicate you are carrying the influence of that person or a parent of the same gender.

To dream of driving over the line at a traffic signal or stop sign, when your intention in the dream was to stop, is a pun on overstepping your bounds in waking life. Whatever it is you have been doing recently, take a step back. It’s not good.

Driving on a highway or motorway is about your heart and circulatory system, as these are main arterial roads. The artery network of the body is part of the circulatory system.

Drowning

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Drowning in a dream signifies that life (water) is threatening or overwhelming (coming in on top of you).

To save someone from drowning indicates that you do spirit rescue. Spirit rescue can be done consciously or when you have left your body during sleep.

Drugs

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Drugs indicate you suppress your feelings.

Drunk

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To be drunk indicates you suppress your feelings.

Duct

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A duct for a ventilation system symbolizes your respiratory system and lungs.

Dustbin

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A dustbin, a receptacle for waste, symbolizes your elimination system and colon.

Dustpan

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A dustpan indicates your elimination system, the need to eliminate something from your diet, or the need to eliminate conditioning. For example, to dream of a silver dustpan tells you that keeping your system clean is directly linked to your ability to intuit things. It also means that you can use your intuition to help you overcome issues.

Dying

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A man dying is a request for you to ignore someone's (a male) negative influence. However, in these cases we usually know the man and it's hardly likely you're being strongly influenced by someone you don't know well. The point of these dreams is that there is something you are either not doing or not doing the way you want to because you are taking into account how it might affect or be perceived by someone else.

A man dying may represent your male side so some male aspect is weak when you are around people you don't know that well. Male aspects include confidence, belief in yourself, feeling worthy of the space you occupy, feeling entitled to be there, etc..