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The seaside symbolizes your approach to life or spirituality. The sea represents life since that is where life on earth began. The seaside is the approach to the sea so symbolically represents your approach to life.
In dreams security is always negative and indicates you are protective in some way and the dream is asking you to let go of this security. The specific security mechanism is usually referred to in the same dream. For example, if a security guard is trying to impress a group, it means that your security blanket is to impress others with your gift. This is not the way to approach the subject matter of the dream – be comfortable within yourself regardless of how you think others perceive you.
Sexual activity in a dream is asking you to get intimately in touch with your male side, if you are having sex with a man; your female side, if with a woman. We all have male and female aspects to ourselves and each have unique traits. For example, compassion, listening, leadership, feelings and your philosophy of life work through your female side. Confidence, belief in yourself, feeling worthy of the space you occupy, career and spiritual healing work through your male side. The dream may be triggered due to an imbalance which is affecting your ability to develop or move forward in an aspect of your life related to a particular energy. The dream tries to heal this by representing your male or female side as something desirable.
The dream wants both male and female sides of yourself to share closeness in an uninhibited way. This sharing restores balance, so dreams can draw on the strength inherent in the aspect of your nature that is repressed. Many people are shocked to find themselves having sex in a dream with a person of the same sex. This still has the same meaning. A woman having sex with another woman in a dream is still a healing device intended to put the dreamer in close contact with her heart / feelings.
Dreams can also include members of the family in sexual roles with the dreamer. Here the intent is to use an existing loving relationship as a pull to seduce the dreamer into having sex, and therefore accept the healing the dream is offering.
Where you are able to be honest to yourself in private but put on 'an air' or repress your feelings in public, you can dream about having sex in public. Again the purpose of the dream is the same, but here it is also asking the dreamer to not be afraid of being honest with themselves in front of others.
Another reason for dreaming about having sex is to heal the dreamer of the fact that they are currently not having sex with their partner. In this case the dream attempts to heal stress or whatever impact abstinence is having on the relationship.
A sheep indicates that you are timid with a tendency to follow others rather than do your own thing. Exactly who you are taking leadership from is likely to be indicated in the dream by that person or something belonging to them appearing in your dream. If this is the case the dream is asking you to ignore their negative influence and to get the resolve to set and follow your own goals instead.
A shell indicates that you do not allow others to get close to you. This is always about your heart and emotions. The idea is that by keeping people at a distance you cannot get hurt. The dream shows you this to ask you to open up and allow others to get close. It is not healthy for your heart to suppress your feelings over a long period of time. Ideally you are open and honest about your feelings both to yourself and to others.
A shelter is a safe place in times of trouble. The purpose of dreams is to deal with your problems, so if you find yourself in a shelter, the dream is about how you protect yourself from having to face your problems. For example, sheltering from the rain shows you that you are avoiding life (rain).
A shepherd indicates you have a spiritual teaching or leadership ability (a spiritual leader is referred to as a Sheppard). This does not mean you should be teaching religious doctrine or necessarily preaching to others. Rather you have an innate ability to empower others that look for you help. This is most commonly done in the course of your day rather than by formal instruction. This is a female energy gift and works through the heart. The best leaders are compassionate.
A shield indicates that you do not allow others to get close to you. This is always about your heart and emotions. The idea is that by keeping people at a distance you cannot get hurt. The dream shows you this to ask you to open up and allow others to get close. It is not healthy for your heart to suppress your feelings over a long period of time. Ideally you are open and honest about your feelings both to yourself and to others.
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