I’m sure you’ve heard it said that we dream in black and white. NOT TRUE! That is a myth that seems to have been born in the 50s, the age of black and white television. The truth is, we all dream in color just as we see in color. Sometimes a dream can be in shades of grey or the colors can be muted. In these cases, it is often due to depression. Sometimes our dreams can have an old black and white movie feel to them and that is often because the dream is commenting on an issue from your past. So, for the most part, our dreams are in color and very often, vivid technicolor!
The color choices our dreaming minds make are not at all random! When a color stands out to you in a dream, it is for a very good reason. Listen to the audio below to hear what I mean. When I was on the air on WPXY in Rochester, NY on the Spezzano and Sandy Morning Show, a woman called in with a dream about her son drowning. But believe it or not, the color of the shirt and pants her son was wearing in the dream was just as important as the drowning…
In the audio I mentioned that red can mean anger; it can also be a red flag, a warning your dream is sending you that something in your life needs to stop. Here are some other colors and their meanings…
White – starting over; new beginnings.
Green – jealousy and envy. Less often it can represent growth.
Yellow – fear and anxiety.
Black – negativity or the unknown.
Blue – as mentioned in the audio, it often points to depression, the blues.
As with any symbol in a dream, with colors you also want to try to include your own personal associations. Does the pink in your dream remind you of your childhood bedroom? Does the orange in your dream remind you of the colors of your high school football team, etc.
Every single detail in your dream has a meaning, from the colors down to what is said in the dream, it all holds a message for you that is specifically designed to help you with your life. In my latest book Dream On It, Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life, you’ll not only learn how to understand the symbols that show up in your dreams, you’ll also learn how different dream themes are connected to the different parts of you. For example, house dreams are connected to your self image. Animal dreams are connected to your behavior. Nightmares are connected to difficult and mis-handled issues. If you don’t want to wonder about your dreams anymore, if you want to be able to easily understand them from now on, get yourself a copy of Dream On It!
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