Ocean dream meaning

Across almost all cultures, water dream imagery has been consistently interpreted as involving emotions.

If you’ve had an ocean dream and this body of water is the central focus of your nighttime vision, your ocean dream meaning is actually deeper than you care to realize.

It figuratively is like diving headfirst into the ocean itself.

It is vast, mysterious, deep, wide, and potentially troubling.

This is what makes a typical ocean dream meaning so intriguing.

The general meaning of ocean dreams

If the ocean is the main focus of your dream, this indicates that at some level or other, you are feeling lost in at least one area of your life.

You’re wondering if it is all worth it.

You’re wondering if you can fully wrap your head around the issue surrounding that particular area of your life.

You may be even doubting whether you can even understand much less, control things.

This is a good feeling, seriously.

Because the only way to know that you are lost is to acknowledge feeling lost.

And once you know that you’ve lost and you don’t have all the answers or are even close to it, then the answers start to materialize slowly.

It all begins with your mindset.

Now, you are open to the answer.

Now, you are more open-minded than before.

Don’t be all that shocked to start noticing the answer materializing in front of your eyes.

Another general meaning of ocean dreams involves inner peace.

Everybody likes to talk about inner peace.

Meditation and mindfulness are getting really big in the United States and elsewhere.

But it’s one thing to think and talk about inner peace.

It’s another to actually experience it.

As terrifying as the ocean can be at a certain level, there is peace to be had when you allow it to embrace you.

When you drown in its mystery, you give in to dark, mysterious, and almost unknowable forces in the universe.

And instead of feeling destroyed, forgotten, and lost in obscurity, don’t be surprised if you feel a deep sense of reconciliation, reunion, unity, and belonging.

Heavy-duty stuff with matching heavy emotions but ultimately, it leads to calm.

Your subconscious is trying to communicate very important messages regarding how you’ve been living your life so far.

Maybe emotionally reacting hasn’t served you all that well.

The good news is there is calm to be had in the vast unknown.

There is a sense of peace that permeates the chaos that you just have to accept.

This leads me to the third crucial general meaning of ocean dreams.

When you dream of the ocean, your subconscious may be trying to communicate to you the power of possibility.

What if I told you that the vast majority of people cheat themselves out of worldly success?

They just can’t help it.

They sabotage themselves at every turn.

They are their own worst critic and they end up undermining themselves every single step of the way.

And it all begins with what you choose to believe is possible.

In the vast majority of situations, you can tell who is going to be a winner and a loser when it comes to certain issues the moment they open their mouths.

Successful people don’t start with I can’t, or that’s impossible, or no way.

Instead, they ask themselves questions.

How can this be?

What needs to happen?

What happened before to make this happen?

What can explain this?

Do you see how this works?

Compare this with how losers usually talk to themselves. “I can’t do this. I’m an idiot. I’m poor. My parents are poor so I’m poor. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. It’s over. It’s impossible.”

Notice the difference?

On the one end, you’re talking about questions.

In other words, you’re demanding yourself to tap into your vast unknowable capabilities of imagination, resourcefulness, and intuition to come up with one answer.

And then this answer can then give birth to a series of answers.

But you’re open to that.

And you’re letting your curiosity push you forward into this chaotic, vast, unknown space locked within you.

And then on the other end, we’re looking at somebody who already has conclusions that it’s over, I can’t do it, no way.

You’re an idiot for even thinking about that.

Do you see the stark difference?

And you wonder why people sabotage themselves?

Otherwise intelligent and emotionally in-tune-capable people end up sabotaging themselves because they think in terms of conclusions.

Your ocean dream is communicating with your deep psychological and personal truths regarding your spiritual world.

By spiritual world, I’m not talking about religion.

I’m talking about your mindset.

I’m talking about the things that you accept to be possible.

So if you are frustrated or feeling resigned because it seems that no matter what you’re doing, no matter how hard you try, things never change, start with your spiritual world.

You might be wearing the wrong blinders or the wrong filters.

What does it mean to swim in the ocean in your dream?

It all depends on how you’re swimming.

Are you swimming with resolve and focus?

Are you swimming against the tide?

Are you swimming against all odds?

When there’s some sort of forwarding force in your swimming, this indicates that you accept the possibility that you don’t know.

Believe it or not, this is all you need.

The wise man knows he doesn’t know so he is open to the darkness, the chaos, and the wolf inside him.

And he’s willing to struggle and do whatever it takes to discover.

This is how you live life with a sense of urgency and possibility.

On the other hand, if you are swimming gingerly at a measured pace, this indicates constraint.

This indicates that you are operating within finely-tuned lines.

You don’t want to color outside the lines.

You are operating within a narrow axis of conclusions.

This can be dangerous because the world cannot be reduced to an equation no matter how hard physicists try.

Always make space for chaos.

Chaos resonates with the chaos locked within you.

Entertain that sense of possibility.

That’s how you make it through.

But if you operate the preset collection of assumptions and conclusions, chances are whatever you do today will produce the same results as what you did yesterday.

If you’re frustrated, this is bad news.

What does it mean to have difficulty swimming in your ocean dream?

It depends on the kind of difficulty.

If you are facing resistance in the water and you’re swimming forcefully, this can indicate a willingness to trust your inner chaos to get you forward.

You don’t know where you’ll end up, you don’t have any preconceived ideas, you just know that you have what it takes to make it through.

Congratulations, you’re operating with a sense of possibility and adventure.

On the other hand, if you’re swimming in frustration because you think you know where to go and how to swim the right way, this indicates that your old ways of thinking, as well as your old assumptions and expectations, are not serving you properly.

They’re just leading you to more frustration.

It’s high time to change your mindset.

It’s high time to challenge your assumptions.

It’s high time to redefine what your personal truth is.

Because where you are right now and what you allow yourself to operate with are not cutting it, not by a longshot.

What does a stormy ocean dream symbolize?

If you see a stormy ocean in your dream, this suggests that you are battling a lot of emotions.

A lot of people don’t want to step on toes.

A lot of people want to just go along to get along.

So they take one for the team.

They just bottle it up.

They don’t let people know what they’re really feeling.

Do you think that’s going to go away?

Do you think the frustration is going to go away when you do this?

Think again.

You’re just sweeping it under a rug and just like a volcano, eventually, it will blow up.

It’s no surprise that people who have stormy ocean dreams also have volcano dreams.

These two go hand in hand.

You’re bottling things up.

Just because you refuse to talk about it or acknowledge it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

And pretty soon, you will give way because it’s just too much to contain.

And guess what?

You will be the victim of this explosion.

What does it mean to look at ocean waves in a dream?

If you see yourself on the beach, watching ocean waves come in, this indicates that part of you understands that you need to seek inner peace and quiet.

You need to take a step back from the trials and tribulations of your day-to-day life and just seek solitude completely alone, all by yourself.

And this will help you reestablish a better relationship with your inner world.

Because your subconscious will not show you this image unless you are in danger of some sort of burnout. Look at this as a warning sign.

What does it mean to walk in the ocean in your dream?

If you see yourself physically walking on water, your subconscious is telling you that you already have the answer to whatever is frustrating you.

Walking on water is physically impossible.

Your subconscious is using this miraculous image to let you know that you have the intuition, imagination, and sense of possibility to make the unreal “real” in your life.

You just need conviction, resolve, and determination.

You have what it takes to make things happen.

Just as an architect can look at an empty field and see a shining tower of glass and steel when everybody else sees nothing but vacant land, you have to do the same with your goals, hopes, and dreams.

It is your resolve, belief, and confidence that can turn those ideas that are bouncing around in your head into something that you can see hear, touch, taste, and smell.

The problem is you are holding yourself back for all this time.

Now that you see yourself walking on the ocean and it looks like a giant sheet of glass, your subconscious is telling you that now is the time to make those moves.

Make your dreams happen.

What does it mean to sail on an ocean of dirty water?

If all you can focus on is the trash and debris floating in the water, this indicates that you are letting other people’s toxic ideas and negativity get you down.

Please understand that the only person that can truly defeat you is yourself.

One way you can do that is to start believing the negativity of people around you.

If people keep saying, “No, you can’t,” “I can’t do it,” or “That’s impossible,” and you internalize all of that, you only have yourself to blame when you break down and fail.

What does it mean to sail on a blue ocean?

If your mental camera pans out and you see this wide view of a blue ocean, this indicates that you are no longer seeing limitations.

Congratulations, this is an awesome mindset to work with.

Because if you can think in grandiose terms, the specific solutions will fall into place.

It all boils down to passion and vision.

Because once you have these two things, everything else will come to the table.

They will materialize.

What if I told you that when President John F Kennedy announced to the world in the early 60s that the United States will put a man on the moon, the technology actually didn’t exist at that time?

But he had a grand vision.

He had the passion and he had assembled teams that would feverishly and passionately work on that grand mission.

That’s when solutions started to materialize.

And one small solution led to a bigger solution.

And before you know it, at the end of that decade, the United States have put a man on the moon.

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

Do the same for yourself.

Whatever grand ideas and ambitions you have for yourself all start with a small desire.

Work with that desire.

And it’s great news that you’re starting to see blue ocean dreams.

Because now, you’re thinking in terms of limitless possibilities.

What does it mean to be at the bottom of the ocean in your dream?

This is bad news.

Your subconscious is telling you that your fear of the unknown is emotionally gripping you to the point that it is shutting down your sense of possibility.

Compare this with a blue ocean dream when you are not only at the top of the surface of the ocean, but you are looking at yourself from the sky.

Here, you’re looking at yourself from a totally different vantage point: the bottom of the ocean.

All you can see are the difficulties.

All you can see are the people who say no.

All you can see are the people who have tried and failed in the past and you’re scared.

There is no sense of possibility here.

All you see is the heaviness of certain defeat.

But it’s all about perspective.

Do you let your failures and disappointments define you?

Are they hard-baked into your identity?

Or are you someone else?

You are the only person that can answer this.

Please understand that the more you look at your limitations, the bigger they will become.

And the bigger they become, the more absolute they will seem, and before you know it, all your power leaves you.

What does it mean to dream of being able to breathe in the ocean?

This subconscious image indicates that you have a will that is strong enough to overcome and master yourself despite your environment.

You probably have at least one toxic person in your family.

This is the person who refuses to encourage you.

This is the person who felt that they have tried and failed in the past so nobody else in their family should succeed.

You look past that person.

You still love them but you only focus on their positive side.

And for everything else, you ignore.

You have the resolve and the inner strength that you need to courageously go after your hopes and dreams.

Go with it.

Continue to do what you’re doing.

Take even bolder steps.

Shout to the world what you’re doing and let the fear of public humiliation push you even harder to achieve your goals.

What does it mean to dream of sailing alone on the ocean?

If you’re dreaming of sailing alone, this might seem like a lonely and rather pathetic image, but it shouldn’t be.

Loneliness is one thing, being alone is another.

Don’t confuse the two.

A lot of people find themselves lonely and they’re in a relationship.

A lot of themselves feel lonely and they’re part of a crowd.

Loneliness is all in your head.

It’s a choice.

If you see yourself sailing alone on the ocean in your dream, this is an indication that you’re willing to go it alone.

No matter how many doors slammed shut in your face, no matter how many people say no to you, and no matter how many people say that what you’re thinking of doing is impossible, you have the inner strength that you need to keep pushing forward.

Go with it.

What does it mean to be confronted by sharks when swimming in the ocean?

You have to be very careful of those around you because a lot of people may not actively seek to sabotage you.

However, despite them being around, they infect you with their pessimism.

Please understand that as strong as you are individually, at the end of the day, ideas and attitudes are infectious.

If you don’t be sapped if you lay down with dogs only to rise up with fleas.

Funny how that works, right?

The same goes with attitudes and life visions.

You think you’re just hanging out with friends that are less successful, but there’s truth to the saying that rich people hang out with other rich people.

I’m not necessarily talking about rich materially but mentally rich.

People with a sense of possibility.

So be careful who you hang around with.

What does it mean to dream about seeing fish in the ocean?

If the ocean is the main image of your dream but you’re fixating on the fish that fill it, this indicates that you are in danger of confusing the forest with the trees.

It’s one thing to have a grand vision.

It’s another to nitpick the details to the point that you rob yourself of any forward momentum or even a sense of urgency.

You find yourself majoring in minors.

What’s wrong with this picture?

So understand that you need to take a big picture view and outsource whatever you can outsource, delegate whatever you can delegate, and just focus on the big picture.

What does it mean to see yourself on a boat cruise on the ocean?

Check our interpretation of cruises in dreams.

This post will get you up to speed on the intersection between your personal ambitions and the vast possibilities that are represented by the ocean.

What does it mean to dream of being a sailor on dangerous ocean waves?

You’re a very courageous person but there is such a thing as foolhardy courage.

Know the difference.

True courage is still bound by reality.

Foolhardiness is recklessness.

A lot of the time, when you’re foolhardy, you’re blinded to factors and situations that can help you come up with a tempered view of things.

You become an extremist and you’re no longer responding to reality in such a way that you develop productive results.

Instead, it becomes a vendetta or some sort of personal grudge.

People who find themselves operating at this level meet success with bitterness.

How come?

When they finally achieved a great victory, they feel hollow inside.

Instead of feeling validated, they feel that in the end, it didn’t really matter.

They just did it because of a grudge.

They did it because they wanted to prove something.

They did it for things ultimately that didn’t matter.

What a defeat.

What does it mean to sail on a calm ocean surface?

Any imagery of a calm ocean somehow someway relates to spiritual issues.

You have a calm inner core, all of us do.

This is a place within you where you can draw a lot of strength from.

No matter what storms surround you, you can always come back to this place.

You can draw a sense of assurance.

This is the part of you that reassures you, “This too will pass.”

So when you feel the need for a quick burst of motivation, draw from the source.

It can be made up of childhood memories, but it can also be made up of feelings, emotions, hopes, and thoughts about the future.

Whatever the case may be, this is your personal space.

This is your superpower.

Draw strength from it

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