Longing for or fear of happy Family and a cozy Home appear often when all of this is being missed, or when it is simply too much to cope with. Enjoyment of the retirement years (Evening) indicates a zest for life and sensuality.
Vision: Dreaming about eating a rich meal: you lack empathy and concern for others—it is important to change this at all costs. Dreaming about a big meal while fasting (in real life) should not surprise you—your unconscious is looking for food. Wanting to eat but facing an empty table: you don’t have enough energy. Sharing a good meal with others: your kindness has made you very popular. See Eating.
Depth Psychology: Eating is a symbol that your soul is being nurtured.
The dream is suggesting that you can obtain vital energies through spiritual nourishment. There is also something very sensual about a good meal.
The sacred meal has always been an integral part of most systems of belief. Food is such a vehicle for the life force and for sharing in community that this type of meal becomes an important spiritual concept. It carries this significance in dreams.
Material aspects: From a purely practical viewpoint a meal eaten alone represents an aspect of self-nurturing; when eating in company, a convivial social process. In dreams, such images help to widen our perspective to encompass the needs of others. Offering a meal to a beggar would signify our need to share what we have. You might also like to consult the entries for festival, food and party.
To dream that you are eating oatmeal represents your encompassing and thorough knowledge of a matter. On the other hand, to dream that you are preparing and serving oatmeal suggests dominion over the fate of a close person.
To dream that you are hungry and cannot obtain any Food foretells business troubles and loss of money. But it is a fortunate omen to have plenty of Food on your table, or Provisions stored in your larder.
Watching television in a dream may point to a need tp view something that is important for the conscious mind to comptthend. It may also represent leisure time and concerns over what’s new and what’s news.
A television may indicate that it is time to “tell a vision” for the future that you have been carrying around in your mind.
If you dream of watching television, then this is about the wisdom that comes from being able to look at life objectively. Consider the television show, the characters, and the scenario that you are watching. This dream could be a message for you to stop being content to live vicariously through other people and to engage more fully in your own life.
If you dream of being on television, then this signifies prominence, success and recognition. Perhaps you are preparing to become more public with your work, mission or life’s purpose. See Actor and Celebrity.
There are some aspects of spiritual learning that require an element of practicality about them. Often this will appear in dreams as a medium such as television. It is as though the dreaming mind requires a recognizable intermediary in order to accept the information.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Television, with its many repeats and ‘reality’ programmes, gives a rich source of dream images, from celebrities to fantasy scenarios. Many such images can, with a little thought, be identified as archetypal; football stars, for instance, representing both the hero and the tramp as freedom lover.
Material aspects: Dream images connected with television drama series and ‘soaps’ where we are able to follow a story are much to do with our ability to recognize archetypes that we can relate to, or situations that have resonance with us in our work or personal life. Consult the entries for celebrity, fame, famous people and media as well as the information on archetypes in the introduction for further information.
To dream that you are watching television suggests that you are watching life pass you by. Perhaps you are living vicariously through the actions of others.
If you dream that you are playing a role in the TV show (or appearing on the TV news), something from your unconscious is about to be revealed. It can also mean you are getting ready to play a new role in your life and go down a new path. Seeing things on a television in dreams may also represent memories or scenes from your past.
To dream of seeing static or “snow” on a TV screen represents your refusal to see the truth in a situation. You might believe in someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you.Finally, the show on television may represent worried or troubled feelings you are having in a real-life situation. Also see “Game Show” and “Reality Show”
If you are watching a video or television movie and are able to follow the story, note that the main character in the movie represents yourself. Whatever sort of program you are watching, if you are able to follow it in your dream, it relates to you and your present problems or situation. Relate it to the universal and personal symbolism given in the earlier part of this book.
If you are unable to choose which video to play, you need to examine your choices in life or work and give good thought to where you want to go.
Dreams of tunnel vision are giving you the message to focus on the accomplishment of the task at hand. Alternatively, this dream could also be giving you the message that you have become rigid and stubborn, and that perhaps you should look on the bright side and broaden your perspective.
If you dream of a favorable vision of the future, then you are aligning yourself with that which you desire to manifest.
If you dream of a future vision that is foretelling a particular event, then you are perhaps predicting the future.
If you dream that your vision is impaired, then your subconscious mind is giving you the message that you have been short-sighted, and that it is time to step back and see the big picture.
If you dream of having better vision than you normally have, then this dream is showing you that your instincts and intuition is right on; that you are seeing the truth. See Precognitive Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.
To dream that you have a strange vision, denotes that you will be unfortunate in your dealings and sickness will unfit you for pleasant duties.
If persons appear to you in visions, it foretells uprising and strife of families or state.
If your friend is near dissolution and you are warned in a vision, he will appear suddenly before you, usually in white garments. Visions of death and trouble have such close resemblance, that they are sometimes mistaken one for the other.
To see visions of any order in your dreams, you may look for unusual developments in your business, and a different atmosphere and surroundings in private life. Things will be reversed for a while with you. You will have changes in your business and private life seemingly bad, but eventually good for all concerned.
The Supreme Will is always directed toward the ultimate good of the race.
1- The mind, once it is free of conscious restraint, appears to work on several different levels. Thus, it is possible to be aware of three separate parts of a dream. T hese arc the T of the dream, the content, and finally - usually pictorially information and knowledge. T hese are the visions of dreams. Many dreamers have suggested that this type of dream has a different ‘feel’ to it from other more mundane dreams.
2- In the half-awake, half-asleep state just before and just after sleep many people experience very strong images which are remembered in a wav that dream images arc not. These could also be called visions.
3- Spiritual manifestations, or rather, manifestations of Spirit, are acccptcd as visions.