1. Realizing that one could be hurt by ongoing or future lifestyle or situation. 2. Need to heal old wounds or correct thoughts. 3. Thoughts of being vulnerable or cautious.
Often in dreams we become aware of our need to overcome objections and difficulties. Sometimes the only form of expression we have is to ride roughshod over those objections. The image of a war ank helps to highlight our ability to do this without ourselves being hurt.
Tears can represent hurt or compassion, and it is often this latter meaning that applies spiritually. Experiencing compassion in a dream can make us more aware of the necessity for it in waking life.
1. Previously unknown jealousies, bitterness or hurt feelings need to be addressed (to take revenge on someone). 2. Use caution with the feelings of others, reassess behavior toward others (to have revenge taken on the dreamer).
To dream of being hurt with iron signifies damage; to trade in iron with strangers, losses and misfortune (Arte- midorus). See Kipling, “Rewards and Fairies.”
A dream that is good for all work, especially husbandry, only that they cross weddings and increase; to dream that mules are savage and mad and that they do hurt argues deceit by some one of your own household (Artemidorus).
Because of its association with pain, a visit to the dentist in dreams may highlight fears or hurt that we have hidden. A dentist may signify that a particular type of healing is appropriate, such as the removal of ‘decaying’ information.
Emotional hurt can often be healed through dreams when it seems that another part of our being takes over to bring us understanding. If we ourselves are giving healing and easement to someone else in dreams we perhaps need to explore such abilities in waking life.
Any wound or trauma in dreams will signify hurt feelings or emotions. If we are inflicting the wounds, our own aggression and mistrust are being highlighted, if the wounds are being inflicted on us we may be making ourselves into, or being, the victim.
To see a folder in your dream, suggests that you need to sort out your feelings and re-organize issues in your waking life, especially if you’ve experienced some hurt or turmoil recently. Consider the contents of the folder for additional clues.