A fairly common but confusing element to many of our dreams is morphing or shape shifting. For example, I recently dreamed I was me but when I looked into the mirror I had morphed into Whitney Houston. Later in the dream I was being interviewed by Steve Harvey but he morphed into Patrick Stewart with a really bad wig!
I actually got to tell Steve Harvey that dream the first time I was on his show. He didn’t know who Patrick Stewart was!
Dreams are funny when they get all shape-shifty like that, but there is also a reason they do that… and it’s all about changes that are taking place in your life or within you. If you think about the most recent changes that have happened in your life, can you see how one situation in your life has sort of morphed into a different situation? Or how your attitude or perspective has shifted recently? Changes aren’t typically sudden. They tend to evolve with time. Our dreams will give form to the changes in our life by the cool effect of morphing or shape shifting in order to give us a better understanding of the changes at hand.
Below is a great example of how our dreams use morphing to illustrate changes. This is from my nationally syndicated newspaper column The Dream Zone…
In my dream I kept morphing into different animals. Each animal was like a progression to the next level up. I went from a deer to a wolf to a tiger and then a hawk. These people were trying to capture me, but when I became the hawk I was able to soar and none of them could reach me or even get close. – Lacie 24, Salt Lake City, UT
Lauri: All the morphing in this dream suggests you and/or your life has been changing. The animals are clues as to what these changes are. The deer suggests you may have started out feeling victimized, the wolf means you then decided to take on the mindset of a predator rather than victim and that seems to have led you to discovering your feminine prowess, symbolized by the tiger. And the final transformation is very fitting, a hawk. You have risen above and freed yourself from that which had you playing the victim and now can see, like a hawk, through those that would not have your best interests at heart. In a nutshell, have you realized that you are above certain lowly behaviors and attitudes and, just as no one could touch you in the dream, do you now feel you will no longer allow yourself to be trapped in bad situations or bad relationships?
Lacie replies: Wow! I would say that is right on point. I have had a TON of changes in my life. I finally got the raise I’ve been working my butt off for. There was a lot of drama with that and I did feel like a victim and like I wasn’t being rewarded. I also just moved into my own apartment. I would say that all this has given me a lot of confidence in myself. That is interesting about the deer to wolf morph because I had just came across a quote that said, don’t be a victim, be a warrior. Kinda crazy!!
Lacie’s dream shows us how the changes she is making in her life are improving who she is. She is no longer a victim. Her dream is a pat on the back from her subconscious mind. When you have a morphing dream, ask yourself first how the morphing in the dream seems to correlate to changes in your waking life. Then ask yourself if the morphing shows a positive progression or a regression. These questions should give you clarity on whether your waking life changes are good for you or not.
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I was running. Then a guy with a hook was trying to get me. He kept on Miss . His hook turned green. I seen potions morph together into a clock. I felt so much love. The guy with the hook hit me but the hook broke.
I dreamt of a person/monster shapeshifter attacking whoever was close. It was just attacking people with a blade. I think it changed once into someone familiar but I don’t really have people in my life. It could have just been someone I seen at some point. Most of my dreams are just like movies or I am not myself but other people. I think I remember myself as a guy from time to time. I’m not sure I was even in the dream because I was just walking and I didn’t interact with anything or anyone.
Watching not walking. Oops sorry.
I don’t know if I have ever even googled a dream before! but I woke up this morning in complete panic, from the dream I had just woken up from.My dream started off with me standing in my backyard ,very quickly I realized something was biting my foot I looked down to see a striped spider biting the top of my foot so with my other foot I smashed the spider And ran inside to tell my boyfriend what had happened he came outside to look at the spider and it was still alive he tried to step on it but it would not die so he soon took a piece of carpet and laid it over the spider and then stepped on it…. All of the sudden the spider turned into a snap in tortoise…..As I was looking at my boyfriend in complete shock the snapping tortoise quickly turned in to a red dragon which At that point started to fly low to the ground in my backyard and right as I am about to panic my pitbull who has been dead for a few years now ran through the backyard and started attacking the red dragon…. I yelled get him Kevin get him to my dog and then I woke up. I can’t stop thinking about the dream and would love some insight
My friend keeps having dreams where her friends change into strange monsters, or things similar to that happen. For example once she was in the woods talking with me, and two friends in our friend group (these friends we were with are people we both complain about often.). A silver bullet struck one of the friends in the head, and their face started changing. Their eyes grew bigger, their nose swelled up, and their jaw unhinged. Their facial features turned black, purple, and blue, like they would if someone were suffocating. They looked like a monster from a horror movie, dead on the ground. My friend and everyone else started running, and all of a sudden our other friend stops. My friend asks what is wrong, and all she says is “They died because they were chosen by the master. The organization wants us too.” Her face morphed into something that looked like the friend from before’s face, and my friend having the dream took out a gun, shot her, and began running with me. The dream ended here. There was another dream she had where her mom morphed into some sort of demon, but still had her own facial features. There was another where a monster morphed into her own face. There was another where a black figure with an unhinged jaw called through the window wanting in, but it sounded like one of her friends, then for a second, it was her friend, but only a second through the reflection of the window. That figure cried and broke the glass to get in. Anyway, my friend keeps having dreams where people she knows morphs into something that just isn’t right… things that should not exist.
I had a dream that I was being taken over by a demon and was trying to fight it off. I was looking in a mirror and my face was morphing in to a different face and I tried to fight it so my face just kept on changing shape. It was making me feel dizzy but what was really weird was that although I fighting it, the demon face that was trying to change my face was much prettier so I was mesmerized as well as being scared. I can’t work out what that means.
Mud often symbolizes depression or negativity, that which is dirtying up an otherwise clear psyche. Have you been down and depressed lately? I love how you pull the mud off your legs as that indicates that you are ready to stand back up and move forward with your life, that you are not letting anything bring you down anymore. 🙂
My dream was scetchy and not to clear. I dreamed I was lying on the ground and covered in mud. In the dream I started to pull mud off the hair of my legs and then the dream just ended or should I say I can't remember any thing else.
Excellent way the dreamimg state shows us the changes in our minset
This is funny that I got this today because last night I had one, My first one, It felt so real that I could feel the pain in my body as I was, But all I could see was my arms and hands in total darkness. It was crazy I woke up before I finished.
Nice one i dre owls when i was little