Besides using the scriptures to decipher dream symbols, do you know there are three other methods to find the meaning of a dream symbol (from the book Understanding the Dreams You Dream) ?
Since some symbols are listed in the scriptures or they didn’t exist at the time of writing, you can decipher the symbol’s meaning by looking up the inherent characteristics in a dictionary or on the internet. Here are some examples. Electricity could represent power. Turtle could represent moving slow.
God frequently uses your own personal experiences about a symbol. This is exactly why no one can unlock the key to your dream but you. One of my favorite personal examples is when He used a plastic grocery bag as a symbol in my dream. I dreamt there was a clog in the commode because someone had shoved a plastic bag and an empty orange juice container in it.
For years, I couldn’t figure out the meaning of this strange picture, but one day the meaning was revealed while I was emptying the trash. This symbol was not a plastic grocery bag; it was a trash bag. Only God and I knew I used those types of plastic bags for trash in my kitchen. Immediately I knew to rethink that symbol’s meaning, and discovered that trash indicates rejection. I realized I was unsuccessfully trying to flush away the spirit of rejection.
And finally, a symbol can have a meaning based on the society or culture that a person lives in. For example, if I said someone was going postal, everyone in the USA would know about the exploding packages sent by a disgruntled postal worker.
Don’t be afraid to research a symbol using any of the above ways. Remember that a symbol can always be either good or bad, but you have to seek out the meaning.
I’ll never forget a very detailed dream about a friend with Multiple Sclerosis. I dreamt she had a terminal inside her house. I woke up crying thinking the terminal represented the deadly disease; however, I later learned that MS is a chronic disease – not a terminal one. This error meant I deciphered that symbol incorrectly. With a little more research in the dictionary, I found another meaning of the word terminal – to make smooth easy connections similar to an airport terminal.
As I prayed, I felt God say He was going to help my friend make smooth easy connections from her brain to her central nervous system. Years later that friend confided in me that she also dreamt about seeing herself well standing in her kitchen washing dishes, something she has been unable to do. Both dreams brought great encouragement during difficult times. I still pray and believe for my friend’s miracle. Only God knows the day and the time.
So don’t give up searching for the exact meaning for the symbols in dreams. God always has an answer but you must be diligent to seek out His understanding. ;-D