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Dream Symbol: obedience
Obedience or obeying can have different meanings depending on how you feel about obeying, but usually involves issues of personal power and control, and questions of who or what is in charge or what you are allowing to be in charge of you.
Choosing to obey against your will or against your better judgment can mean you feel that you're somehow giving your power away in your real life or there's something that needs attention in terms of your personal empowerment.
Being forced to be obedient can mean you're feeling pressure to comply or go along with something in real life, such as rules, another person's expectations, your own self-limiting expectations, etc.
Agreeing to go along with someone or something for positive or healthy reasons, or because it does not compromise your integrity, can represent going along with something in real life, considering doing so.
Obeying can also represent a feeling of respect for the ideas or opinions of the person you're obeying.
Be careful not to confuse obeying a person with loving that person. Obeying is usually about a balance of power or control, and love is not.
Using this Dream DictionaryTips to Understand Dream Meaning
Dream symbol meanings are different for each person. It's IMPORTANT to consider:
- Personal meaning - What the dream symbol means to you, what it reminds you of, how it makes you feel.
- Context - How the dream symbol appears in the dream. For example, in a dream about a bee - what was the bee doing, how and where it was doing it, and how did you feel about it?
- Look beyond the obvious - A dream is often about something other than its obvious meaning. Physical events in the dream commonly represent mental or emotional matters.
What Does Your Dream Mean?About Dream Symbols
This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. A dream symbol often means something different in different dreams. There is no standard meaning of a dream symbol or dream that is accurate for all dreams. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary.
IMPORTANT: This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. There is no single "standard meaning" of a dream symbol or dream. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary. I am not a therapist. If you are experiencing physical or psychological problems, or if you are distressed, consult a medical professional.