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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. I had a dream I was in a large hotel room. A person dressed in a blue jump suit walked over to me and sat next to me on the bed. I asked the person who he was. He said he was me. He looked extremely tired and worn out. He warned me and said if I keep bothering him, I would be extremely punished. At the other side of the hotel room I saw a large muscular man. I didn’t know who he was. He simply said to me that he had to leave because he was getting married. He ended up leaving and I woke up shortly after. Can you please help me understand what all this means?

    • The other you in the dream may be trying to tell you that you need to relax and not let everything bother you, which is why the other you was so tired in the dream. AS for the muscular man, he could have appeared randomly, or his mention of marriage may symbolize your desire to find some type of committed relationship.

  2. I had a dream I saw ‘myself’ standing in a room, but I was naked. I thought oh wow, this is me. I’m beautiful. And I went up to myself and stroked my own thigh. Later again that night I had the same dream, and did the same thing again, but this time I also touched myself sexually. I wanted to touch both of us at the same time, but I woke up before I could.

    • Your dream may be related to your thoughts regarding yourself. It is normal and healthy to be attracted to yourself. You may be interested in exploring your sexuality. Take this time to consider what you are interested in. Self exploration is beneficial, so consider your interests and allow yourself to feel confident in your behaviors.

  3. I wåaså stuck in traffic, becuase something happend futher some cars. I decide to go to my backseat and sit back there, i suddently see myself sitting in the front, at the stearingwheel. I was in shock for some time, just sitting there. Then i reached out touching myself, and i felt me, there was real skin, everything felt wrong in every possible way. I then tried punching my self, then my other me dissapeared. 5sec later i was back, my other me just sat there staring at me, and smiling, saying nothing. Then i tried going to the passenger seat again… dissapeared? I sat back again, and i appeared again. I really wanted to beat my self? But it was like i couldn’t and like if i was trapped with myself.

    • Reflections of yourself are often indications of your desire to look inward. It is possible that the car is a manifestation of your thoughts about freedom or travel. Take this time for introspection, as this will help you understand the purpose of this dream. If you feel that there is a specific action that needs to be addressed, then take appropriate action.

  4. I always see my self in my dreams and all of them I was in my country, like I was eating ice-cream outside our house, most of them I just see my self smiling. Please what does it mean?! I live here in England for almost 11 years now, but why I always see my self in my country?!

    • This dream could be a manifestation of a wide variety of experiences in your life. It is possible that you once ate ice cream in your home country. It is clear that your reflection of yourself was a positive person, so ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. 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.

  5. In my dream I was saving someone after I got through saving someone I was in front of my old house but then I saw myself I try to run after it but it ran away from me I wasn’t fast enough fo catch then I had to save a whole crowd of people but something was trying to stop me

    • This dream is a reflection of various aspects of your life. You saved someone within your dream, which is a sign of your positive behaviors. The reflection of yourself may be a manifestation of your desire to look inward. Take this time for introspection, as this will help you understand the purpose of your dream.

  6. I dreamt that I was at a concert , watching performers sing. It was a happy, vibrant atmosphere in which everyone was having a good time. In the dream, the singer started morphing into different people, and then finally, it morphed into me. I was viewing myself from afar, dancing and singing up there on stage. It was a separate version of myself, but one that I wanted I think. The audience was really enjoying this version of me and was cheering. I felt slightly unsettled because I’d never seen another copy of myself doing something that was totally out of my control. In real life, I never usually took the spotlight, but now that’s starting to change. Could this mean that on a subconscious level, I desire recognition and appreciation for putting myself out there; or that I’m starting to get closer to the more confident self I wish to achieve? Would really value your input on this

    • Your insights into the purpose of this dream are likely the most accurate. It is clear that you are interested in being recognized for your achievements. Take this time to consider what it is that you want for your future. You may find that simple changes may help you reach your goals. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times.

  7. I just wake up when I’m typing this. I know there’s something in it in my dream: I’m sleeping and i hear and feel that someone is opening our cabinets and I’m pretending sleeping cause I’m scared until i saw her she’s in my room standing beside the cabinets and wearing the outfit i wore yesterday she is just staring at me really creepy smile while I’m laying on ny bed she is just there watcning me. Dream no2: A black lady (a lady who wear all creepy black outfits) she told me to break up with my boyfriend (my fiance rn) and she will give me something. dream3: my boyfriend is on prison and she gave me a paper and told me to write my name and I can’t even spell it right i even requested to uave another paper again cause i keep mispelling it

    • Your dreams seem to be reflections of various concerns that you may have in your life. The appearance of the woman with in your dream could be a sign of your knowledge that there may be other people who are interested in your partner. Allow the negative aspects of these dreams to fade. Nourish your connection with your partner by spending additional time with him in person. If you have similar dreams in the future, then address the presence of the person within your dream regarding their purpose.

  8. I had a dream where I was in a lane nearby my house and a group of people were standing in circles and we’re singing a song. Than I saw my father coming back to home and I was standing with that group of people. After seeing him I first got scared that he might see me there but then I said hii to him and than I saw him getting rewarded by one of the local politician. Than a boy came to me and told me that he wants to see the hotel that I own. By seeing his face I could tell that he had some evil motive behind that but still I took him to the hotel. When I reached there I saw the most beautiful place I’ve ever been too. I was in a restaurant which had an awesome sceneric view. All I could see was beautiful waves coming to the beach. Sunset was about to happen. The boy with whom I came there suddenly became happy and I started enjoying with him. Then suddenly I was dancing with three girls. One was my senior from my real life and one was a junior of my from my real life and I didn’t knew the third one . Than I noticed the boy again coz I was making videos of us having all the fun. He had great skinny body than I noticed his face it looked a lot like me and then I realised that it’s me from the future. I was just thinking about this in my dream that why I’m seeing my future self and suddenly I woke up and I felt extremely happy after waking up.

    • This dream seems to be a manifestation of various social and emotional relationships that you may have in your life. It is possible that you are interested in developing your relationship with one of the women in your dream. The presence of your future self could be a manifestation of your thoughts regarding your life. 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.

  9. A few months ago I dreamt I was at a place that looked like a restaurant. As I entered I saw myself sitting across from me, next to the person I believe is my twin flame. We all talked and laughed like old friends. I remember looking at the other me thinking: wow, this is how people see me. It was very pleasant and positive. The other me had a very good vibration. I was proud of myself at that moment. Suddenly I looked at the other me and she said it was our 2 year anniversary, then she hugged me. What could that possibly mean?

    • Your dream is a manifestation of your social and emotional desires. You are interested in nourishing a relationship with someone that you feel a strong connection with. If you are interested in strengthening the connection that you share with your twin flame, then speak with that person about your thoughts and feelings. You will find great benefit in spending additional time together in person.

  10. I had a dream of myself and it was an house where i used to live and i was helping my dad and i just saw this little girl and it was me i was asking “myself” how am i doing then i didn’t get a chance for a answer bc i woke up what that mean

    • Dreams about reflections of yourself are often manifestations of your desire to look inward. It is possible that your past self may have existed at a time that you would benefit from remembering. Introspection will help to guide your understanding of this dream. If there is something your past self would want you to do differently at this time, then consider making a positive change in your life.

  11. I had a dream that I was at a bar, with many people I know but also some I didn’t. I remember that I ordered a drink but the person who brought us drinks didn’t bring a glass for me, I asked for one and they did bring one. The person serving us was a friend of mine who has psychiatric disorders. Now, further along the way, I was talking about my life with a woman, how I was physically sick during my childhood, but now I’m fine, and that now I just have some tremor issues with my hands. She started crying because she felt bad for me, so I changed the subject. I got the impression that she was attracted to mem After that, I went to the bathroom and I was trying to call on my phone my girlfriend but she wouldn’t answer. I went to the group and just told the woman that “I have to leave because reasons.” She understood. We started walking together, but just as I was leaving, I saw someone get dressed putting a coat on, about three feet in front of me. It caught my attention because this was a coat I lost some time ago, a biker leather jacket. After he finished putting it on, it changed to a trenchcoat. I recognized myself! The other me said “You already made your decision.” and started walking away. I was thinking that I am having a hallucination and this is really bad, I have a history of schizophrenia in my family tree. I asked the woman, can you see him, and I pointed at the other me. She said no, what do you mean? The other me disappeared, and I was left pointing at a painting of a portrait of a woman. The woman that was with me said, ah, the painting, yes I see her. I changed the subject again and started walking, she followed. It was strange that I left without saying anything to anyone, I never do that, I always say bye to everyone. As we were walking, she started talking about how she lives a healthy lifestyle, that she doesn’t drink too much, etc. I was still thinking about the hallucination, then abruptly I woke up (my dreams are often very realistic and they feel real while I’m having them, then I can’t fall back to sleep after waking up from one).

    • Your dream was a powerful reflection of your relationship with yourself. It seems that many aspects of your thoughts have influenced the appearance of this dream. Notably, the transformation into a reflection of yourself into a portrait. This may provide you insights into this aspect of your mind. You will find great benefit for introspection, as this will help you better understand the purpose of your dream. It is likely that the knowledge you gain from this consideration will be accurate.

  12. Its first time that I see myself in my dream.
    I was in another body and she was beautiful with long black hair and fair skin. (I get to describe her because she was staring at the mirror doing her make up I guess) She was living with a guy in an apartment. And then suddenly I see myself standing near the window looking pale and broken.I dont know but I look very sad and disappointed and unpleasing to look at.
    I can’t figured it out why did I see myself in that state in my dream. I am so worried and confuse

    • Your dream is a reflection of your thoughts regarding looking inward. It is possible that your appearance and behaviors in your dream were manifestation of thoughts that you may have. The reflection of yourself could be a sign of questions that you have about what may have had should you have made other choices. Ensure that this dream guides you toward introspection, as this will help you better understand the purpose of this dream.

  13. I dreamt I was inside my house and I was walking in the corridor, walking past my room and before reaching my, I saw myself standing, smiling and looking at me..I felt a little confused and frightened at the same time but I just walked past by witout saying a word..and when I turned back, Myself was still standing there and smiling at me..please tell me what does it mean.
    Thank you.

    • Your dream is a manifestation of your reflection of yourself. It is possible that you are considering introspection, as this will help you understand the purpose of this message. This will provide you with additional insights and may impel you toward beneficial action.

  14. I just woke up from a dream, where I saw multiple versions of my self. For example, in the beginning of my dream when I “woke up”, I had saw a version of my self maybe a year or two younger than my current age, she was boisterous and bubbly and very loud. I was so scared and frightened because it was scary to see myself out of myself. It was also very confusing because of the way she acted was very different from my present self. Even though she looked just liked me, she acted nothing like I do now.

    I told my family about her but they said that they all couldn’t see her in the house, but supported and believed me anyway. I was super anxious because sometimes she would walk into the room like a ghost and tell me that I needed to change the way I looked, dressed or acted to ever succeed in the future. “Think about the future! Think about the future! Think about the future!” She would repeat on and on, but her voice would no longer sound like mine when saying some words, but instead would sound distorted and controlled, like a ghost or a robot. After a while I just couldn’t shake off the feeling that my “self” was instead a demon or a negative spirit that wanted to hurt me or control me.

    Later on in the dream it only progressively felt like it had gotten worsen; more and more versions of myself would pop around, this time with different ages, styles and goals. I felt so disheartened and frightened cause I didn’t feel connected to any of them at all nor did I feel safe. There was a moment where one of my older “self” had told me that I couldn’t wear a certain shirt because it was no longer my style and that I no longer like it.. which wasn’t true at all, not that it matters, I quite liked the shirt.
    During all of this I would tell my parents, and they were filled with concern, but since they couldn’t see what I was seeing, I was convinced that maybe I had a mental disorder. So I went on my computer to do some research, and of course in my dream google gave me this long mental disorder name, but anytime I would try to do my research, my computer would glitch, crash and die, like the other “selves” didn’t want me to see. Than they got more and more powerful and started to make me hate myself so badly, no one could help me, and I couldn’t even leave my house anymore.

    However, as ridiculous as it sounds, I had a new house neighbor. From what I could remember he was just a mechanic who was temporarily staying on our patio. I kept my distance because he was 1. A stranger and 2. Always quite to himself and unapproachable. But matters seemed dire, and since at this point I was severely depressed and anxious, I had asked him if he’d understood what was going on with me, and if he can see what I’m seeing.

    He had very unusual colored eyes for a black man (he also looked exactly like the actor Lakeith Stanfield) his eyes were blue grey, but focused only on the ring of the eye, it didn’t seem natural at all, and it almost seemed like the color was underneath his eyes than on top.

    He said that he could see my “selves” and that everytime he looked at one of them in the eyes, that he would feel an overwhelming feeling of pain, sadness, anger, and corruption. He told me that I was in danger, and shouldn’t give in to their words. I asked him if he could help me get rid of them since it seemed like he had some sort of powers, and he accepted.

    The rest of the dream was him trying to catch each of my “selves”, it was a whole adventure. Everytime he was look at one of them, the self’s eyes would glitch and distort, like someone was controlling their bodies, or that they were devils being crucified or something. I wonder why they tried so hard to make me unhappy. I wonder why they were so unhappy.

    This dream was really a nightmare, I hated every moment of it. I’m glad I was saved at the end, but finding this website, reading the article and also reading other people dreams in the comments, makes me feel confused. Why were the version of myself so corrupt and empty. Why couldn’t I relate to any of them? I never felt connected.

    Does this mean that I have no proper vision for my future? Maybe this is a sign that maybe I’m changing so fast as a person, that I’m still insecure on what’s to come? I’m on a self love journey and I feel more confident in myself, so this dream took me aback. I’m 19 if that helps anything.

    Sorry for this being so long..

    • Your dream is a reflection of your deep understanding of the experiences that you are aware of at this time in your life. It seems the reflections of yourself are manifestations of the various influences that you are aware of in your life. You clearly are following a positive course of action. It is certain that you are being benefited by this experience. Your insights are likely correct, and it is certain that you should continue your journey. Be generous, kind, and be welcoming to others.

  15. I was with 3 friends, but I only know 2 of them in real life, and we were to go inside a house but the door was too small we had to go around the house to enter by the window, the left me behind because I was on top of the house, They were all telling to come down, and when I did something was trying to stop from going, but I overcame, and when I almost got there I got lost, and I was trying to find the window, but I couldn’t. Instead I was walking towards to a girl wearing same clothes as me, when I take a good look it was my other self and she was dark skin. And I was scared and I knew I was dreaming. But I didn’t say a word cause I thought if I see myself in a mirror in a dream it might be means that I’m dead, and she stopped, and I kept walking when I turned around to looked back at her, she didn’t. I went to her and say ” you’re ugly” she didn’t say anything, but she seemed offended and disappear. And I was trying to wake myself up.

    What could that possibly mean ?

    • There may be various reasons for why this dream appeared, but it is clear that your feelings regarding aspects of your character may have influenced the appearance of this dream. Reflections of yourself are often manifestation of your desire to look inward. Take this time for introspection, as this will give you greater insights into the purpose of this dream.

  16. I had a dream that I saw myself I have the exact photo that I saw in my dream I felt something poor silver glitter over me and that person was me,what is the purpose of my dream

    • This dream is a reflection of your desire to look inward. The behaviors of your self and the emotions that you felt within your dream should guide your personal understanding of this dream. Introspection will help you understand this dream experience.

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