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?
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.
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.