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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.

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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. I dreamt that I was in very vague surroundings, semi-lighted hallways maybe. I was walking in a white dress and saw my identical self. Not exactly a good feeling from identical self, was trying to walk away then turned around and felt I had to hug and merge with myself. Woke up unsettled and kind of scared. What does this mean?

    • Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You are aware that you are changing. You may feel as though something in yourself has been influenced by this dream. It is certain that you will find benefit by sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. It is certain that this will draw positive people and energy toward you. Have a great day, Lucinda!

      • I had a dream that there were two of me. The me now and a young me that don’t have any kids and husband in Europe about to marry a prince 🤴. And the me now love my husband and kids and my life

        • The reflection of yourself in your dream is a manifestation of the choices that you have made throughout your life. You are in a healthy relationship, so focus your emotional energy on your partner and family. The other version of you has made other decisions. Spend additional time with your partner, as this will strengthen your relationships. Have a great day, Eve!

  2. Hello! Maybe you could tell me too what my dream meant.

    I was going to some kind of a party with my friends while travelling but nothing in my luggage seemed to fit me and it looked like the things in my bag weren’t the ones that I previously packed, they weren’t mine at all (they also looked like the clothes I’d wear when I was a teenager).

    The whole dream took place in a clothes shop but nothing from the rails worked either. The clothes either didn’t fit properly or I didn’t like the way it looked.

    My current boyfriend came in when I was about to try a white sundress I thought it would look nice. I turned away from him to put it on and to look in the mirror. The dress was way too long for me and looked like a night gown.
    I turned towards him to show the dress but he changed into me (the way I looked when I was about 18, I’m 25 now).

    My other self just stood there looking at me. I freaked out, attacked it and woke up.

    Also we are having some issues with my boyfriend and I’ve been thinking about changing my life.

    What can all this mean?

    • Your dream is a reflection of your relationship, your thoughts, and your desires for your future. Your clothes and desires are likely reflections of your thoughts about your relationship and your life. Determine what you want at this time. Decide what you believe is appropriate and viable. End this relationship if you are no longer satisfied with it, though you may find benefit in speaking with your partner about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Maria!

  3. I dreamt I saw myself while amongst a group of people at a party who couldn’t see me (I was kind of observing). I looked younger and as I walked past i went up to myself and pushed me to get my attention. My other looked back at me. Younger with a mean streak. my natural brown eyes changed to a fierce green as my other began bullying me and pushing me onto the floor with a nasty smirk on his face. He started talking indistinguishable phrases to me in a Jamaican accent although I am actually Australian. As my other pushed me he began to move through me and the more he moved through me the more he began to morph physically into a completely different person. Pretty freaky dream… Lets hope it ain’t a recurring one :/. Can anyone explain whats happening here?

    • There may be a variety of influences in your life which caused this dream to manifest. The accent and demeanor changes may be signs that you are aware that you have changed. Some of these changes have been positive and some have been neutral. If you have similar dreams in the future, then attempt to communicate with your younger self. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Chris!

  4. I have twice had dreams recently were I appear to be alone in the house of old childhood friend. I’m downstairs when I suddenly hear movement upstairs.
    In the first dream whilst frighten by the noise I merely went upstairs to investigate the noise. I end up in what used to be his parent bedroom but the room is now all empty even of furniture and deserted .

    In the second dream I am again in the house alone when I hear movement upstairs. This time has go up the stairs to investigate, I encounter myself naked walking out of the one bedroom along the landing towards the bathroom. It a younger me in my early twenties which is strange as by that age I don’t recall every going upstairs in my friends house, where as as children we where always in and out of both our houses. My other-self seems total unaware of my presence and I have this feeling of apprehension and that I should not be there

    • Your first dream is a reflection of your memories and social relationships. It is possible that the movement upstairs was a manifestation of your knowledge that you were in a house of someone else. Your memories have influenced your second dream as well. Allow these dreams to guide you to support those in need. There are many benefits in sharing your positive energy with those who are in your life. Have a great day, Kevin!

  5. I had a dream that I saw a kid sitting in the middle of a road. I can only see his backside. So I approached him and as I was closer he looked at me and I saw my younger self. I didn’t know why I was scared and he was there staring at me and I woke up frightened. The dream had a reddish hue atmosphere.

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your desire to look toward your past. The color red has many potential meanings, so allow your feelings guide your interpretation. It is certain that you will find great benefit in looking inward. Share your positive energy with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your past. Have a great day, Kyle!

  6. Hi ,I dream that I was living in a different house from where I live now and I was leaving for work when someone knocked my door ,,it was a family member and another me ,,when I looked at the other me, looked very serious and didn’t talk to me ,my other me was carrying a baby and was visiting me at my new house ,,I felt in love with my other me she was beautiful

    • This dream may be a reflection of the various opportunities that you may have chosen throughout your life. You are on a path, though you can change it at any time. Determine what you want for your future. Make a decision about what type of life you want to lead. Have a great day, Graciela!

  7. Hi ,I dream that I was living in a different house from where I live now and I was leaving for work when someone knocked my door ,,it was a family member and another me ,,when I looked at the other me, looked very serious and didn’t talk to me ,my other me was carrying a baby and was visiting me at my new house ,, my other me was beautiful

    • This dream may be a reflection of the various opportunities that you may have chosen throughout your life. You are on a path, though you can change it at any time. Determine what you want for your future. Make a decision about what type of life you want to lead. Have a great day, Graciela!

  8. I had a dream I walked in to a class room setting with my sister as a man. We were there to visit our younger selves like watch over us. In the dream it was my younger self dressed like girl We were watching our younger selves. Being dressed in guy clothes in the dream I thought I would scare my younger self so I didn’t say anything to my younger self. My younger self looked at me in eye and wasn’t alarmed like my younger self was familiar with it. memories came back that dressing like a girl I never felt like myself. I was suddenly able to tell my self go play bc I remember always being worried when I was young. The dreams a lil hazy but it changed to first person to younger self. I saw my self walk in the classroom as a man. I remember thinking that’s me. Which is weird bc a moment before I was wondering what I would look like as an adult. the weird thing is being the opposite gender in the dream was normal. The older me was worried about the younger version seeing the way I was dressed. Discarding the fact I was a dude. The other kids played. I noticed in the dream in first person as an adult that the younger me was taller then my older sister but in real life I was always shorter as a child growing up.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your past experiences. This is a positive dream. You shared your kindness and compassion at all times. You will find that this dream will guide you in a positive direction. The height change in your dream may be a manifestation of your knowledge of a change in your life and relationship. Have a great day, Ghoest!

  9. This is not my dream but a friends dream.
    He was in a bar and he saw a girl he knew in the dream approaching him.. he open his arms as if to hug her but instead she stabs him in the ribs with a knife to both sides of the abdomen.. then her eyes turn black and she started laughing. He has had nightmares like this since he was a child and is 30 now. every dream is a nightmare similar to this one.

    • His nightmares may be reflections of an influence in his life or further in his past. He may be uncertain about the people that he allows into his life. It is likely that he is a kind person who has been hurt before. He will find benefit in continuing to share his kindness and compassion at all times. You may find benefit in strengthening your relationship with him. Have a great day, Donna!

  10. My six years old told me she had a dream where I asked her to get something from the upstairs bathroom and when she got there she saw herself standing there looking back at her and she got super scared and woke up. She was actually sleeping with me and I remember her jumping out of bed and tightly hugging me.

    • Her dream may be a reflection of her acknowledgment of herself. She is discovering herself and is aware that there are decisions that she can make. Her fear is normal for such a dream at her age. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will give her behaviors to model. This will bring positive people and energy into her life. Have a great day, Joti!

  11. I had a dream I was tickling someone with another version of myself. Not exactly me, but a devilish version, who just looked at me and grinned like a weirdo and just stared at me while tickling that person with me. What does this mean?

    • Your dream may be a reflection of various social influences in your life. The tickling may be a form of control that you wish to have over someone. The devilish version of yourself is a sign of how control is often a negative aspect. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. It is important to always be aware of how your behaviors and actions affect others in your life. Have a great day, Serenity!

    • The reflection of yourself in your dream is a manifestation of your knowledge of yourself. It is possible that this dream is a sign that you will find benefit in looking inward. Introspection is always helpful for us. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Take whichever actions you believe is appropriate. Have a great day, Abhishek!

  12. I haven’t remembered my dreams for a while but last night i dreamt that i was home on the couch (hanging out possibly with my wife.. or somebody close) then the door opens and its me (and possibly a partner).

    I didn’t focus on who i was with on the couch, neither did i focus on who had just entered the apartment with the other me, it was only myself and the other self that were very clear.

    I jumped up off the couch, immediately ran over to the new me in complete shock and pushed the new me in the chest like “get the hell outta here! You are not supposed to be here or something bad might happen!”

    Then i woke up scared as hell.

    In my waking life i have been working towards early retirement so i can spend more time doing what i love (making music and art).

    Also in my waking life, i had a near death experience 5 years ago that is always on my mind, since then i see myself not of this world, but more like an observer who has come here to observe and assist in updating/evolving the bits of life/society that no longer serve .

    Also in my waking life, i have been in a relationship for 5 years that has been triggering a bunch of my childhood traumas, (not being visable to a partner that is not available, feelings of unfairness, and even emotionally charged reactions to situations that i would usually not react to, or have been surpressing my natural reaction in order to not inflame a situation).

    I decided that i didn’t want to blame my wife any longer and that these feelings of invisibility have been with ne since before i met my wife, she is only highlighting that which was already there.

    Perhaps?

    But what of the dream?

    • Dreams which have reflections of ourselves in them are often signs of our desire to look inward. There are many benefits to be gained through introspection. It is possible that your rejection of yourself in your dream is your feelings of this need. The thoughts you have regarding you invisible nature are felt by many, and we all attempt to better understand the nature of ourselves and our reality. It is important to acknowledge that each of us suffer, and each of us is benefited by sharing our kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Joe!

  13. Hello can you help me know what my dream means?
    I was in a hallway and I was wearing a black dress. Then the lights coming from the window turned green and then I started running away from something and then everything went dark. I somehow ended up in a room and I saw a candle light up and once I got close to it another me appeared and she was wearing a white dress and then she said “What are you running from? You can’t run away forever.” Then she smiled and black blood started coming out of her eyes and her eyes turned black. After my dream switching, it went back to me being on top of a castle and I was standing there. I turned around and I saw her and then she said “so you killed your fears” then I stabbed her and I told her “hell yes”
    What does this mean??

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. In your dream, you addressed that which was causing you fear. This is a positive dream. This dream was likely influenced by the media that you consume. You will find benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. You will find pleasure in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Celine!

  14. I had a dream that the future me is embracing ( sort of cradling ) the present me .. no conversations no words .. she just embrace me warmly and while looking at me she shed tears.. what does this mean?

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your knowledge of change. You are aware that you will be different in the future than what you are now. It is possible that you needed comfort at this time, and that is what caused your dream to manifest. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Madii!

  15. I was standing amongst family at a reunion.
    I felt a prescense and that someone was looking at me.
    I turned around and it was me.

    It shocked us both

    • The appearance of yourself in your dream may be a sign that you are interested in looking inward. Introspection is always beneficial. The fact that your mirror image was surprised may be a manifestation of your knowledge that there are unknown aspects of our reality. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Doniella!

  16. Hey! I would like to ask if you could give me a general meaning of my dream?

    It was like me nearly dying because the bridge or whatever broke and another me saved me by grabbing my hand but she fell too but she tried protecting me by making sure she was the one to actually hit the ground. Then we were in the hospital and the two of us were in the same room and I lost a bit of my memories and some are jumbled up. I wondered why she felt familiar and then remembered that she tried to save me. Then her family and friends would come visit and I would look at her wondering why she was so happy. Then when the two of us were alone I asked her why she saved me and she said I was precious and important to her (forgot the rest but it was something about me making her feel better or motivated) then I would ask her why she was so happy then she said because she had her friends and family supporting her. Then I would just keep quiet and feel a bit lost or empty because she had everything. Everyone liked her because she was her. She had family and friends and I had like fake people around me.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your desire to look inward. There are many benefits to be gained through introspection. The copy of yourself appeared in your dream to give you support, just like she did by saving your life. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help to draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Miku!

  17. In my dream I was doing things that I had done about an hour before I went to sleep-watching videos and reading online-I watched myself fall asleep and a few moments later I woke up and continued to do what I was doing before and then I fell asleep again. In my dream I watched myself wake up and fall asleep over and over until I actually woke up in real life. For the rest of the day I was very uneasy and kept on thinking about my dream.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of your actions. It is possible that this dream manifested for you to look back on your behaviors and actions. Allow this dream to influence you to take this time to introspect. Determine what you want for your future. Decide how your behaviors influence your life. Have a great day, Kimberleigh!

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