Dreams maybe weird, crazy, horrific or beautiful and yet we don’t know the exact reason behind their being so. Some dreams seem to have no meaning at all and some seem to be related. Sometimes we dream about a person we really care about, sometimes a person with whom we have recently interacted a lot or maybe someone absolutely random. Has it occurred to you what it means to dream about a person? Let’s try to explain it.
Dreaming about a person you have been thinking just before going to sleep:
This is the most used and apparent reason for dreaming about a person. Maybe you have been thinking about him all day long or maybe just before you went to sleep. It may even be that you just had an interaction with this particular person before going to bed and that thought has stayed in your mind and manifested itself in your dreams. But this does not work all the time.
Remember those times when you wanted to dream about your crush and thought about him a lot before falling asleep, just to wake up disappointed? Our unconscious mind expresses itself in our dreams and in all probability it tells us the truth that we tend to avoid when we are wide awake.
Dreaming about a person from your past:
There are some things that trigger our past memories. Similarly, dreams about people from our past maybe because of a certain thing or incident that we have come across recently that have triggered the memory of that person or it can be absolutely random.
Say, you had a dream about your grandma who had passed away some years ago and there hasn’t been any incident involving her; it also might be because she had an impact on your life. We usually dream about people who had been important to us and affected us in some way; they have left memory – a blessing or a scar, which has re-surfaced now.
It might also happen that you had unsolved issues with this person from your past, a misunderstanding that was never cleared and although you have consciously shoved it aside to a corner of your mind, your unconscious mind has still retained the memory of it and that has been expressed in your dreams.
Dreaming about someone you like/love:
The most obvious explanation for these kinds of dreams is that your mind is brimming with the thoughts of your partner and obviously that has found a way to your dreams.
Although a lot depends on what exactly you are dreaming. If it is about spending time or some future planning then it just proves that you have happy thoughts about your sweetheart. On the other hand, if you or your partner is cheating on the other one then perhaps you are not as happy in the relationship as you should be.
You have to consider the fact that this is a possibility and not always true. Sometimes you may also get these kinds of dreams due to insecurity and fear. You might be afraid that your partner may cheat on you or you may cheat on your partner.
Dreaming about famous people:
In a world of extreme social media interaction, ‘stars’ aren’t stars anymore – we seem to know a lot about their lives in terms of what they like to eat, drink and where they like to party and more. In other words, the stars have become more approachable and available: they are not gods anymore, they are one of us.
And if we get mentally attached to them we tend to treat and think about them as someone we have known for some time. Fans tend to involved emotionally and spend a lot of effort and time in thinking and knowing more about them. This shows up in their dreams.
I, for example, used to dream a lot about this particular movie star (I won’t mention the name, I am too embarrassed!) because at the age of eleven I was completely into him. In all these dreams he was never a movie star but either a family member or a friend. And that is usually what fans dream about: the stars aren’t stars in their dreams but normal people with whom they can easily interact with.
Dreams with metaphors:
It is often difficult to find a specific meaning of a dream. It seems weird without any meaning at all and yet if we analyze it we can usually come up with an explanation.
It might also be that one incident follows into another one without any logical transition but if you study them carefully it might have quite a deeper meaning.
All the things mentioned above are merely possibilities because no specific causes have been found for the phenomena called ‘dreaming’. The whole process is apparently controlled by the unconscious mind and we know very little about it. Don’t take your dreams too seriously but don’t ignore them either, is all I can say.