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What Does It Mean When You Meet Yourself in a Dream?

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You are wandering through the woods, and everything seems perfectly peaceful. Suddenly, you see a person in the distance. As you approach them, you realize that you are actually staring at yourself. What could this possibly mean?

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While it is a fairly common experience, meeting yourself in a dream can be disconcerting. To start with, it might be the first sign that you are actually dreaming. In addition, it feels like there has to be a deeper meaning to the experience. Other people might represent an attribute or feeling that you have, but what does your own person represent? How can you interpret the meaning of seeing yourself in a dream? Depending on the exact circumstances, location and situation in the dream, it could mean a number of different things.

According to some dream interpreters, seeing yourself in the dream is extremely important. Your true self appears in the dream to convey a specific message or meaning. Perhaps you are not listening to your intuition or inner wisdom in real life. In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, it is very easy to ignore these inner nudges and focus on the rest of your life. If you have ignored these inner nudges for too long, your soul or conscience may appear in the dream to guide you.

While it might feel alarming, it is nothing to worry about. Dreams are a representation of your subconscious thoughts, feelings and desires. If you have not been listening to your inner feelings and thoughts, then your subconscious may be trying to get your attention. It has gone out of its way to incorporate a person (you!) that you are more likely to focus on and listen to. Basically, it is like a wake up call. Now, you have to figure out what your inner self is trying to tell you.

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Other Interpretations

Other dream researchers think that seeing yourself is a reflection of your waking life. It may be a reflection of the way you act in reality or how you behave in your waking world. To really figure out what this type of dream means, you may need to look at what you are doing in the dream. For example, if the “you” that you see in the dream is running on an endless treadmill, it may signify that you feel like all of your work in your waking life is not getting you anywhere.

It is very easy to get focused on day-to-day activities and forget to really look at the world around you. In reality, we are the center of our own universes. This tendency to be self-focused is entirely understandable, but it can make it harder for you to move forward in life. When you are too close to a problem or a person, you are unable to see the problem for what it is and find a solution. You have to take a step back in order to see the totality of the problem and how your behavior can be changed.

When you dream that you meet yourself, it may be a reminder that you have to view the situation from the outside. If you can look at your life objectively, you can find new ways of living or existing. You can look for out-of-the-box solutions and discover a better way of thinking if you can view your life as an outsider.

In other cases, you see yourself in the dream because you no longer feel connected to yourself. You feel like you are already an outsider in your waking world. In the dream, you are again the outsider who just watches another “you” live your life. This type of feeling is fairly common, but it is something that you should work on in your waking life. You have to figure out why you feel so disconnected and find a way to enjoy your life again. You are the central figure in your own life, and you have the power to manifest your own reality. It just takes time and effort to figure out the changes that you want to make in your waking world.

To really figure out what is going on in your dream, you have to look at the dream itself. Where were you in the dream? Where you at a normal location in your waking life or where you at an unusual destination? Did you get a chance to talk to yourself in the dream? What did the other “you” say? What type of situation occurred in the dream and who else was there? By analzying everything that happened in your dream, you can start to understand the true meaning. If you have the same dream again, make sure to ask the other “you” what you want and why they are there in the dream.

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  1. In my dream it was like i knew i specifically went back in time to an event where it was like graduation but in a different school with different people. But to me in the dream, it was known to me as my actual graduation. Going back in time i talked with people i didnt know but told them that if i had known them at the time i wouldve chilled with them atm or even helped them with things they needed help with at that moment. For example, this one guy, i forget his name in the dream, but before he graduated he moved 2 chandeliers into a room. weird part is that since i went back in time, in my dream i specifically remember seeing him doing this in the past from a different perspective, because at that moment i was just walking by. He told me that he needed help and that since im there now i helped him. this part is essential, its like lunch time or a break or something but im in a classroom feeling depressed with my head down. *note*i was the same way in my room before falling asleep. anyway a female and her friends come in. i didnt look up but i heard her voice and it sounded familiar. they quickly left and i got up and left as well. Moving forward, its time for the graduation. Again i sit in a different seat in the back since its filled with graduates and i am already in my seat, i see a female i know in real life named rose. she asks me why i was sleeping inside while everyone was out. i look at her honestly, shrugged my shoulders and said ” im weird”. she laughed casually at that as if she understood and knew that i was like that. *note* in real life i have hung out with her twice in the last couple of months and before that i havent seen her in years. I was happy she reacted the way she did in that moment. and i told myself that wen i go back to my time i would call her up. Next i remember walking with her outside on the side walk next to the school. we are talking and joking and i see my self casually walking behind me. i jokingly said ” WTF. that really wat i look like.” and myself looked up surprised but like he wasnt really tripping off seeing me. We stop amd rose says that the past me cut himself on his hand not to long ago. he shows me and i tell him ” i know. look.” i put up my hand to show that i already have that scar from wen i did. *note* in my dream i wasnt sure if i was in the past or future up until this part proving i was in the past. we walk to a cafe shop type of store and sit on the steps in front of it. for some reason i was bare foot the entire time and my past self gave me my black vans i usually wear. *note* i remember seeing my past self on my phone all the time but myslef in my dream wasnt. my past self sits next to rose and forgets to give me the shoes but i quickly forgot too. later its night time and a truck pulls up in front of us. i got up and felt the cold ground reminding me that i dont have shoes and my past self is at the truck already. i yelled at him asking where the vans were and he said he gave them to me. looking back at the steps i figure out that he left them at the spot he was sitting at *note* in real life wen i was younger i was known to lose things by just setting them down somewhere and forgetting about it. and shortly after i wake up. it was weird because in my dream i thought it was cool seeing myself and that i knew nothing was going to happen if i interacted with him because of the movie Endgame. 💀💀. meaning effecting the past will create an alternate timeline not effecting the already made future i was in. and im sure this is why i don’t remember the events that happened after the different graduation because me being there changed that timeline. any ways im not sure wut it means. i often have lucid dreams that i can remember very clearly but this one was extremely different from the rest because i actually saw myself in person. it was trippy. i know this is super long but it’s because i remember it so clearly. but i hope sumthing is made out of this tbh😂.

    • Your interpretation of the dream is the most accurate. Your lucid dreams will help guide your actions in your waking life. Manifestations of yourself within dreams are often indications that you want to look inward. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. It is possible that you are aware of an opportunity to change in your life. This will help you make a decision about what path you want to take. Have a great day, Jaidon!

  2. In my dream, there are 3 version of me. Different personalities, different styles. The one is quirky, the other one is smart and me. I’ll move on to the part where I’ve felt something different in the dream. We were in my grandmother’s house where there’s a lot of passage ways. Then suddenly the police came. The other version was already outside and got caught. Me and the smart one came inside and she went underground. I was in the middle of a decision whether im going down or outside with everybody. She went down and i saw one police outside the door infront of me but he never saw me. Then i’ve decided. I went outside with the others and get caught. Then after 10 mins thw smart one came outside too and said she was looking for me. Weird dream.

    • This dream is a reflection of various aspects of your personality. The behaviors of each reflection of yourself may be indications of the manner in which you behave in stressful situations. This dream is an indication that you may want to make a decision about what you want for your future. Allow this dream to guide you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Maike!

  3. In my dream I met my younger self. I have many piercings and even this little girl, who seemed about 5, who was me, had them. Even though I didn’t get my piercings until I was older. A group of people had led me to her and even introduced me to the little girl. Saying “meet the younger you” but the strange part about this dream is I saw myself from third person.. so I watched from a distance almost. This dream is one that I cannot stop thinking about! I do have a lot going on and cannot help to think my dream could be trying to tell me something.

    • The dream may be from your subconscious mind. It sounds like a potential message to return to your roots and focus on what matters to you most in life. Over time, it is easy to stray from the beliefs, goals or personality that you once had. Dreams like this are often a reminder that you should reassess your current life and return to the things you care about most.

  4. I had a dream where I was back at my high school. I was hanging out with some guys, I can’t remember who but they pointed out a person at a lunch table who looked just like me. When I looked over, I saw myself sitting there, not someone who looked like me but who was actually me. I couldn’t bring myself to talk to them though. I remember getting close enough to see their face and realize it was actually me and they noticed me as well but I was too afraid to say anything to them and just ended up leaving. Any ideas what this might mean?

    • Dreams about ourselves are often manifestations of our desire to look inward. There may be a change that you need to better understand. Introspection will bring you many benefits at this time. Determine what you want for your future, and take appropriate action. You will find many benefits in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Brandon!

  5. In my dream, I was in a big fashion show watching my other self image walking on the runway with other models, wearing one of the pieces that I have designed in real life. As soon as we locked eyes with my other self, I woke up.
    In real life, I do Fashion Design ( But I am yet to do or have my clothing on a fashion show ).

    • Your dream is a reflection of your thoughts in relation to your designs. Your presence on the runway are indications that you want to be known. You should allow this dream to influence you to attempt to put your products onto the market. You may want to show you work to someone and see what happens. Have a great day, MwaZuri!

  6. I dream I went to my old school and was looking at my old stuff in the school, so I saw an old pic I drew of myself, and the picture I drew of me started talking to me but in a scary form (strange smiles and laughs, stalking me everywhere I go like shadow or odd sounds)
    In the dream, I ask a friend to take the pic (drawing) with him to see if there will be any change…
    But I still can able to explain what happened later when I woke up😔😔

    • This dream seems to be a reflection of various influences in your life. When you appear within your dream and interact with yourself, it is often a sign that you should look inward. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. The presence of your friend may be a manifestation of how your social relationships support you. Have a great day, Matilda!

  7. i saw staring at myself in my dream. To the point that i am standing close to her(myself) while she’s doing her everyday things in life like eating breakfast, brushing her teeth, and before she went to the bedroom she saw me standing at the side and she walks near me and she started staring at me. It is so clear.

    • Reflections of ourselves within dreams are sign that we will benefit from looking inward. Introspection will help you understand the purpose of this dream. Determine what changes you can make that will benefit you. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Catherine!

    • Dreams in which a reflection of yourself appears is a manifestation of your desire to look inward. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. If there is something that you want to change in your life, then make that change. Have a great day, Jess!

  8. I see myself in the dream, and i am more beautiful in the dreams and also have a very peaceful smile on my face.
    The peaceful smile is as beautiful as i feel when i am meditating but i am not really sure what does it mean when the other me on other side is more beautiful

    • Your dream is a reflection of your thoughts regarding your personal character or appearance. You mentioned meditation, which likely influenced the positive aspect of this dream. Meditation will bring you many benefits in the future. Continue to practice. Please share your insights and experiences in the future. Have a great day, Shagun!

  9. That’s Crazy, Because I just had a dream yesterday that I was at my grandmothers house and i met my younger self. I was like “Hey that’s Me!” And young me grinned and said Hi. I took her on the Porch and quickly told her how my life was turning out and giving her pointers to do things differently for a different outcome. But I had to quickly give my younger self this advice because my dad was tuning the corner coming to pick younger me up. Then I woke up. But what’s crazy is I knew the exact day this took place and hours later I found the exact pic of “younger me” in my grandmothers back yard . I took the pic around 6-7 pm cuz at that time I would always watch the sun set in the grass.

    • This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of the benefits of look inward. It is possible that this dream is an indication of your emotional relationship with your late grandmother. You will find great benefit in introspection. Determine what you want for your future and take appropriate action. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Tee!

    • Dreams about reflections of yourself are indications of your desire to look inward. The church aspect of this dream could be a sign of your social and familial influences. Make a decision about what you want for your future and take appropriate action. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Annie!

  10. Good morning,

    I had this most lively dream ever just now. I was walking into a, for me, out of this world forest with this strange dark light which made the trees look really symmetrical and sharp. As I walked in I noticed someone sitting on a bench and when I looked closer it was me sitting there looking back at me. It was a calm, fit and perfect version of me sitting there. The stare down was intens and I got scared and woke up will big goosebumps all over my body..

    • When we dream of ourselves, it is often an indication of our thoughts regarding inward. The forest and symmetry could be a manifestation of your thoughts regarding your spirituality. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. The emotional feelings that you felt when you woke up are reflections of your thoughts and feelings. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Arjan!

  11. In my dream I was leading someone somewhere saying “go this way” (cant remember where) and I turned around and realized it was me.

    • Dreams about reflections of yourself are indications of your desire to look inward. Leading someone somewhere may be a manifestation of your desire for travel or change. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Anon!

  12. In my dream I was sleeping, a cat walked in to my room and woke me up by talking to me. I got up, lead the cat outside and down the street. All the while this cat is speaking. I said to myself I must be dreaming, cats can’t speak. However it did not feel like I was dreaming, was just like real life. I walked to a town square where people sitting. I asked someone, am I awake or am I asleep? I cannot tell. The said, no, you are not awake. I asked, please go and wake me up. They replied, you have to go wake yourself up. I asked, how do I do that? They said, go find where you are sleeping and wake yourself up. So I walked back to the room with the person and the cat and saw myself sleeping on the bed. I touched my leg shook the me lying on the bed, nothing. Shook myself again and again and finally I woke up. And when I woke up it was because I felt being shook.

    • Cats are often viewed as guides to the afterlife. It is possible that this conversation with the cat and stranger could be a manifestation of your thoughts regarding death. You seemed to have a lucid experience within the dream. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive manner. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. This will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Andrea!

  13. I had a dream last night where I met myself (as now) but I was crying over an ended relationship that took an unexpected turn (I’m not dating anyone and haven’t in a while – I have just started to go back on casual dates). I was comforting myself and letting her know everything was going to be ok and to remain strong and on the right path, to preserve forward. I could feel both personas (the emotions of me in despair/feeling out of control vs the strong/enlightened self). When I woke up almost immediately after this encounter had finished I felt very comforted and hopeful.

    • Dreams about yourself are reflections of your desire to look inward. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. Your statement regarding feeling out of control and an enlightened frame of mind is an indication that you are aware of the purpose of this dream. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will draw positive people and energy into you life. Have a great day, Sab!

  14. I dreamt I answered my doorbell and it was a younger me standing on the porch looking really happy. We both looked at each other while she bounced, passed me into the house and I was saying why does this person looked like me. I then turned to her and said you can come back when your are my age. Then I worked up from my sleep.

    • Dreams about yourself is an indication of your desires to look inward. The topic of age within your dream could be a sign that you will benefit from thinking about your past. Introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Car!

  15. I saw myself looking at my other me walk pass while I stood with a man. The other me’ eyes were like she had dark circles round her eyes .
    Again I saw me looking at the other me walk pass me. So I and my friends went looking for a pastor to interpret the dream. They located him and I wasnt able to see him.

    Again I saw myself in the house of someone I am dating .it was a one room and i didn’t like it at all.

    • Dreams about yourself are often indications of your desire to look inward. Introspection will help you understand your dream and guide you in a positive direction. If you are have similar dreams in the future, then address yourself within the dream to understand the purpose of her appearance. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Christy!

  16. I had a dream where there was two versions of me, one insane and the other good. The insane one was at a mental hospital caring an invisible baby, while the good one was just there staring.. then the good one shouted to the insane one “I can help you” the insane one looked at the good one then again, good one yelled “I can help you”. Those words were so disturbing it woke me up

    • Dreams about reflections of yourself are often indication of your desire to look inward. The good one seemed to want to support you, which is an indication of your positive attributes. Allow thoughts of the insane one to fade. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Me!

  17. In my dream i was wondering thru my house and everything seemed out of place/rummaged thru almost as tho someone had broke in looking for something or maybe a burglar? And as i walked around more qwikly surveying the mess i shouted out loud “who did all this”…”who made all this mess?” And then i saw a light peeking thru a cracked open door and said “who’s here…was it you!?” And then as i opened up the door it was the bathroom and there sat on the toilet was myself and when i saw it was me and freaked out and collapsed /fainted on to myself who was sitting on the toilet and then we merged…

    • Within this dream was a reflection of yourself. This is an indication of your desire to look inward. The toilet may have been an indication of a previous experience or something that is no longer in your life. You felt that you merged with this past self, so it is certain that introspection will bring you many benefits in the future. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Angela!

  18. In my dream, I was in the bathroom and all of a sudden it felt like an earthquake happened and I hit my head. I walked out to ask my friend if she noticed the quake, but I noticed everything was normal. Next thing, I saw my self on the bed sleeping. I had asked my friend in the dream “Am I in a dream, Am I a spirit” and she was shocked and was like “omg if you’re a spirit, why can I see you? Can i see spirits? “. Next thing I know the other me woke up and we both got scared when we saw each otherfor a moment. Next thing I know the other me got over it and went out to play with some kids. I woke up from this dream with a bad headache that even tylenol can’t fix through the day. Please I would appreciate your interpretation.

    • The presence of yourself within a dream may be an indication of your desire to look inward. It is possible that something in your life made you feel uncertain or confused. Your thoughts regarding a spirit may be an indication of your spiritual beliefs. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Dede!

  19. I had a dream that I had another me laying down undressed almost dead and my mum was talking to someone they needed to take a small piece of my heart from the other me I asked someone is this a good idea they said no don’t let her do that because offcourse both of your bodies are somehow connected and if one is not functioning the other won’t I don’t know it was very confusing but then those people who wanted a piece of my heart froze up time so they can have it and suddenly the other me I heard them calling her a different name she was somehow awoken and defending us that’s how my dream ended or I was awake what could this means

    • Dreams about reflections of yourself may be indications of your desire to look inward. You may feel that there is a connection that you share with another version of yourself. The heart is an indication of your thoughts regarding empathy. It is clear that you want to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your positive energy with the world and with yourself. Have a great day, Dee!

  20. In my dream I was wearing a black suit in a dressing room with about 12 mirrors, but each mirror had a reflection of me from subtle differences to faces entirely unrecognizable, some with different voices male and female. We were arguing about right and wrong but I don’t remember what was said, what could this mean?

    • Dreams about reflections of yourself are indications of your desire to look inward. You are aware that there are many different roads that you have taken. You may believe that there are difference versions of you in the universe. These discussions may have been manifestations of questions that you may have in your life at this time. Introspection will bring you many benefits at this time. Have a great day, Ev!

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