Since Hurricane Isaac just stormed through my neck of the woods and is now on his way to the coast of MS and LA I thought it would be fitting to explore what the weather in our dreams means, particularly hurricanes. The following is an excerpt from the weather chapter of my latest book Dream On It, Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life

Tornado and hurricane dreams both reflect the storm of worry that fill our mind from time to time. But there is a distinct difference between the meaning of a hurricane dream versus the meaning of a tornado dream, and the difference lies in the nature of the storms. A tornado is unpredictable, and you can see it coming but you never know if you will wind up in its path or not. A hurricane covers a broad area and its main characteristic is its powerful wind. And the wind is the key to the meaning of this dream. To the dreaming mind, wind represents the forceful changes that blow through our lives, “the winds of change” so to speak. When the wind in your dream is threatening, such as the winds of a hurricane, then the changes that are happening in waking life are upsetting you.

I dreamed my husband and I were trapped in a grocery store during a hurricane and could not find our son. It really bothered me.
– Chrissy 30

Lauri: Your inner mind must be feeling that you aren’t spending enough time with your son for some reason and that is where the missing comes in to play. You “miss” him. The hurricane tells us a big change has blown into your life, a change involving your son that is upsetting to you. This all takes place in a grocery store because you are hungry for the emotional nourishment your relationship with him provides.

Chrissy replies: My son just started kindergarten so you are right. We do not have the time together anymore that we are used to and I have been having a hard time adjusting.

Even though we love to watch our children grow and develop, a part of us resists the changes because it means that, before we know it, our baby will be an adult and no longer in need of our cuddles and care. Chrissy’s dream reflects her inner awareness of how fast the changes her son is going through are blowing through her life.

The message of hurricane dreams: The winds of change are upon you and are causing you a tremendous amount of upset. The more you resist the changes the more difficult they become just as it is harder to walk against the wind than with it. Rather than evacuate these hurricane force winds of change, prepare for it and withstand it. And remember, the eye or center of the hurricane is the calmest point, if you can center yourself you too will find peace despite the changes whirling around you.

Weather changes from one day to the next, even from one moment to the next, and so do our emotions. To the dreaming mind, our emotions are the weather conditions that form and flow within our psyche.  Just as a meteorologist tracks the weather in order to keep us informed and prepared to handle the days ahead, so should we track and understand our psychological weather to keep us informed and prepared to handle our lives  If you pay attention, your own dreaming mind will give you the most accurate and reliable emotional forecast available.

The weather chapter of Dream On It also covers: Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Rain, Floods, Lightning, Snow, Ice, Sun, and Rainbows

Your dreams don’t just have meaning, they also have important advice, solutions and even warnings for your life! But you won’t get those powerful made-for-you messages if you don’t know how to understand your dreams. Fear not! I’ve written three books that will help you to easily figure out your dreams every morning. Consider them dream insurance. Keeping a dream book by your bedside will ensure that the next time you wake up from a troubling or recurring dream, you can just grab the book and quickly figure it out instead of letting it bother you all day!

“I had a crazy, disturbing dream. When I awoke, I was frightened.  I’m glad I have your books! After breaking the dream apart I had so much relief!” 
– Rhonda, Dayton, TN

17 thoughts on “When hurricanes storm into your dreams

  1. Debra says:

    Hi Lauri, I have two of your dream books but don’t have the last one yet. I had a dream last night that the ground was falling away like it was the end of the world. Things being swallowed up by lava and water. I ran until a group of us got to a military base and they weren’t letting anyone in and then I woke up. If you can help me figure this dream out it will be helpful..I do have a lot of Tornado dreams yes I know I am a worry

    1. In a nutshell, something must be causing you to feel unsupported, unstable or on shaky ground. You may need to find a way to be more militant or disciplined in order to resolve the matter. As you may know, I offer private and much more in-depth readings starting at just $15.00. You can get a lot more from your dreams this way:

  2. Cole says:

    I had a tornado dream last night in which we were in an open field area and could see many funnel clouds approaching. Could this relate to my son moving off to college this weekend?

  3. Absolutely! I can only imagine the worrisome thoughts swirling around in your head about that!!

  4. angie hood says:

    Hi. I used to have a recurring dream about being at the beach with my kids and we would watch the waves as they grew larger and larger and we would rushinto this beach house with large Windows just in time for a large wave would crash the house. We could see sharks and then I turned around and could not find my children. I would frequently have this dream and waked up in an anxious state. I don’t have those dreamsany more, but I have since divorced an alcoholic husband and my children are now adults @ 24 & 25. I often wondered what the dream meant.

  5. I had a dream I was inside a grocery stores like a target with clothes as well, when I was leaving with my partner a hurricane started forming and she started panicking because the wing started moving us, her sister was trying to calm her down and ask where she parked the car, then I woke up scared.

  6. Andrea says:

    Hi Lauri,
    I had a dream i was in my mothers house eating and as we (my mother, her boyfriend, and my brothers girlfriend) were eating the storm was already in place. As we ate it countinued to build itself as hurricane. I moved to the hallway when windows were getting broke. It later calmed down as a drizzle.

  7. Sadie says:

    Hi Lauri,

    Last night I had a dream where a hurricane was coming rather fast and I had to take shelter with an ex co-worker, whom I haven’t worked with for over a year at my previous job. In the dream we felt like we were going to die and I just kept praying for my husband and two children to be ok. The winds were very strong but we survived. Our home was torn to shreds but I was able to find my husband and two kids who were sheltered in a department store basement. I’ve been having many vivid dreams lately, this being the most recent. I’ve no clue what’s going on here.

    All the best,

  8. Console says:

    I had a dream i was inside a car and my son was standing a bit far from me and then there was a very big storm while i am inside the car and after the storm i couldnt find my son the storm took him. What does it mean because it has been troubling alot and i am far from him currently.

  9. Last night I dreamt of a hurricane. My father is a psychic healer and medium. Im said to have his abilities. I hopeful a hurricane doesn’t come close to anyone. Sending love and light to all.

  10. Mary says:

    Hada dream of torrential rain it was coming in the doors and windows and doors couldnt get out so i woke up.Really scary.

  11. Mary says:

    Had a dream that torrential rain was coming in the windowsand doors.i was trapped and couldnt get out.Then i woke up.

  12. Shubham goel says:

    I saw a dream in which I saw a heavy black tornado turning its direction towards me and within seconds it came and I looked around and a saw a shelter behind me, I ran inside and say. I eat holding the door with my toe and I saw the tornado/hurricane/storm from the gap between the door and the wall.

    I was very heavy and black, like it could easily take all the establishments nearby with it. I was I experienced it for a very good time u til I was awake.

    What does this mean ?

  13. Justin says:

    Hi Laurie, thank you for your posts. I had a dream last night of a hurricane. My Family has been hit bye too hurricane this year. I am Indiana lol so no hurricane here.. I woke up and checked the news it felt so real. In my dream it was just my wife and I, never had the funds to evacuate. As the storm drew closer and closer my wife and I sat in our living room extremely anxious and I was angry but we prayed and then i woke up. I lost my job third shift has my anxiety through the roof. I’m moving into a new house and all my friends are busy keep backing out makes me feel alone my wife is trying but my mind don’t see it thank you for sharing it actually makes alot of sense

  14. Nicole says:

    I have had dreams in the past month that there was a tornado hitting this random city me and my friends were in. Each time I either was responsible and ran to find a safe place or irresponsible and ran with them. Although, in every dream about this there are always different friends and I always end up finding my mother and my sister. After this we run around a bit then the dream stops right before I die

  15. TJ Doyle says:

    Last night i had a dream about work. I am a tugboat captain and in my dream they were dredging out a new “cut” for the illinois river in peoria ill. They were digging at least 60-100′ deep, when the illinois river is at an average of 10-20′. I was talking to some other guys on the other boats, no real meaning as i cant even remember what we talked about. Out if nowhere, the fleet dispatcher, who is very religious, is next to me and we are talking. Again i cant remember about what, but the end if our conversation was her saying, “its the year of the hurricane”, and just looking at me waiting. Those are the only words that really stand out, and the only other really “unusual” aspect was the depth the corps of engineers were digging to.
    After the words of the lady i work with, the dream just stopped.

  16. Lexy says:

    I know its late but last night dream bothered me all day, I had a dream that me and 1 out of 3 of my kids was in a big house and we got in a car that was in the house 2 other people were there and i dont remember who it was, the tornado came and we tried to drive out the house, we ened out some how and the turn around only to face the house. But blink abd end up back inside. I woke up! Had a boost of energy and it was before my alarm went off.

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