There is much discussion in the scientific world as to whether or not we dream in color or in black and white. I have read that some scientists believe that about 80% of our dreams are in color while others say it is biologically impossible to dream in black and white. On a purely psychic level and not so “scientific” meaning of colors comes from clairvoyants. A clairvoyant is someone who can see peoples aura’s (energy surronding us) say that a subjects mood or feeling are a resultant color. i.e. “green with envy or jealousy” “seeing red” or “having the blues” etc.
Colors in dreams as in life also have different meanings with respect to our personal feelings, experiences and likes or dislikes of a particular color. For example in general the colors black , dark grey or browns are said to depress people who wear these colors or are surrounded by them. But for me personally being a fashionista those colors are fabulous and when I wear black I feel powerful, in-style and confident. When I wear brown I notice I am in a more down to earth mood. I have worked in the fashion industry for years and any woman in fashion knows the little black dress (thank you Coco Chanel) is a must for all of us! And far from depressing! But let me not get into fashion here - that is a whole other blog! I simply wanted to point out how colors have personal meaning too. The color meanings listed below are general meanings. As I always point out go with your gut or intuitive reaction to the color when interpreting it in your dream.
Black: dark and mysterious, death, mourning or hate if accompanied with feelings of fear. Can also be uncertainty. If you have positive emotions in your dream with the color black it can hint to unmanifested spiritual gifts or qualities
Blue: Truth, Wisdom, calmness, tranquility, devotion (true blue)
Brown: Practical, down to earth, earthy as in nature
Green: healthy, growth, goodness, peace, healing/healer, learning
Gray: depression, fear, illness and undefined or not clear, i.e. the gray area or it’s not black or white its gray meaning not this or that but something in the middle.
Purple: Royalty, healing abilities, spiritual oneness with God, spiritual powers, success, psychic abilities
Orange: Friendly, out going, social, energy, happy.
Pink: Love, affection, kindness, softness, lack of fear
Red: Pure, raw energy, action, power to love or hate or conquer, controlling, agressive
White: Purity, clean, fresh, perfection, holiness
Yellow: Intelligence, happy, new beginnings
Pastel colors are hues of the primary colors and indicate an immaturity or weakness in the area of the particular color.
May you have wonderful colorful dreams tonight.
For the past 20 plus years that I have been interpreting my dreams and dreams for others I have met some people who have no interest or desire to understand the value in interpreting their dreams. In all my studying and gathering of information from many great scholars and dream analysts such as Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Robert Moss etc. there are many things about dreams that are still unanswered such as: Where do our dreams come from?, Why do we dream?, Why don’t we dream in our verbal language? I do not want to go into debate and discussion about those things which I still have not found valid answers to for my own belief. I want to stay on the subject of why I believe dreams need to be interpreted.
There has yet to be scientific discovery in regards to meaning and feeling that proves or disproves theories on whether or not a dream has a message or that its intention is to have meaning to the dreamer. We don’t know how images are made in our dreams or the stories the images tell us. Where are they from? Do they come from God, the soul, the mind, unconscious or a bunch of neurological firings?
What I do know and what I believe is that a dream once it has been “figured” out by the dreamer can enhance the dreamer’s knowledge of themselves or solve a problem, change a habit, and inspire.
Here are a few comments I have received on dreams and dream interpretation:
“I don’t dream or I don’t dream much”
There are some people who do not dream according to a few scientists and doctors. These people seem to skip through the REM or rapid eye movement stage which is the dreaming stage of the sleep cycle. Other doctors and scientists say they really can’t prove if everyone dreams or not. So, when someone responds with I don’t dream I am usually intrigued and also a bit sad for them because I think our ability to dream is really a wonderful thing.
“Dreams don’t have any meaning to them”
Actually, they do. There is a plethora of research that shows how our dreams reflect our waking concerns, problems and help us cope with stress, solve problems and even inspire ideas in us. I usually recommend that if they would just try a few weeks of interpreting and understanding their dreams they will see the meaningfulness of at least one dream.
“How do I figure out what it means when there are no words? Why can’t dreams just be like a letter instead of a bunch of pictures?
It would be nice if when we go to sleep a letter would appear saying Dear SuzyQ, Hi here is a message for you…..But that is not how it works. Dreams speak to us in our first language and that is one of images, symbols and things we see not necessarily a bunch of letters that arrange a word meaning to the image. There are basic meanings to common symbols but then there are other things that have different meanings to us by what they symbolize and our experience, culture, age, with said symbol or thing. Also, it has been said that dreams are more direct when we are in a state of emotional openness or dire situation.
I say the reason’s to interpret your dreams are: to know your self better, solve problems, stop bad habits, help you cope with stress, and be inspired to write the next best seller, new invention, cure a disease, make more money and be happier. And lastly, because dreams are an amazing gift to us wherever or whomever they come from.
Sweet Dreams, Big Dreams.
Last night, as I drifted off to sleep I repeated to myself an affirmation in order to have an answer to a question. This morning when I awoke an idea popped into my head and I am following it. What I would like to point out is that I did not dream the answer but by sleeping on the question it came while I was waking up and I quickly jotted it down. It was not at all what I was thinking it would be but as a good friend of mine recently said “you might not get to where you thought you were going but trust that when you get there you were meant to be there.” I like that because it means we must stay open to life.
We can have goals and dreams and plans but not hang on too tightly to them because God will always have something bigger and better than we humans can ask for or dream up. Which brings me back to the ideas that came from my dream time this morning; I am going to go ahead and follow the ideas and see where it takes me. The main thing I want to stress is not to over think it too much or dissect it and ask why? Just trust and have fun.
Affirmation: Divine Intelligence give me a definite lead on what my next step regarding_____(insert your query) in my dreams tonight.
Remember always relax, forgive, count your blessings and say your prayer of protection before sleeping.