Do you ever wonder what it means to see someone in your dreams that you don't know? The answer may be surprising! In this blog post, I will explore the possible meanings of dreaming about unfamiliar people.
For some, dreams are messages passed by their subconscious to their conscious brain while they sleep. Most of the time, these messages are gut feelings and instincts, which, while awake, they usually ignore. Perhaps they bury them with reason and intellect or with choice.
Surprisingly, these niggling doubts and instinctual feelings are usually right. But then again, we're human beings. We like to second guess ourselves on a daily basis.
And while we do, our subconscious is doing its best to talk to us (or our consciousness) while we sleep. Sometimes, its advice takes, but most of the time, we forget about it the moment we wake up. The memory just disappears, and we are left with only feelings.
Strangers In Our Dreams
In the dreams that we do remember, sometimes we see various shady characters. At times they help us out, but most often, they just stay in the background, lurking and looming, like foreshadowing in a book or in a movie. And then you'll wake up wondering what exactly they were doing in your dream.
Some dreams don't make any sense. It's not like a story that has an exposition, a climax, and a resolution. The characters are sometimes people with whom we interact daily. At times it's someone we haven't thought about or seen for a long time.
And then there are dreams which introduce strangers. These strangers often act as if they know us. They even help us out on occasion. And since we are naturally curious people, we wonder about the meaning of such dreams.
Dreams With A Lot Of Strangers
Some dreams introduce a variety of characters whom you don't know. Most of them act out supporting roles in your dream. Some become your parents, your children, and even your neighbors. In some dreams, the strangers will appear like the audience to a strange dream-play, where you play the main character.
If you see many strangers in your dream, and they appear non-threatening, it means you have good friends who will help you out in times of trouble. The strangers in your dream represent the people in your life right now. And since they are around you in your dream, it means they will always be there to support you in real life as well.
However, if you see strangers in your dream, but they slowly disappear as time passes on, it means you can't rely on anyone in your life. You have to trust and rely on yourself instead. Only you can save yourself from potentially hurtful situations.
Dreams About Kissing A Stranger
Let's face it- dreams are weird. They have no obvious translations, and even when the guidebooks that we have (like this article) try to explain the strange phenomenon that happens when we sleep, it still feels oddly bizarre.
So when you find yourself kissing a total stranger in your dream, it should mean that you will find your forever soon, right? But no. A shared kiss with a stranger in your dream means that you are beginning to accept some of the most repressed parts of yourself.
Perhaps you are ashamed of your body, or you are confused about your sexuality. By kissing this stranger in your dream, you are finally conceding to the truth about yourself. It means that you are slowly accepting your hidden truths and that you want to finally bring them to life.
This is not an easy task- I know. This is why people rarely see themselves kissing strangers in their dreams. It's a long journey and a hard process, but it is worth it in the end.
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Dreams About Strangers Pretending To Be Someone You Know
When we dream about strangers who confuse us by pretending to be someone we know in real life, it means exactly how it appears. It is one of those rare things where a dream's meaning doesn't seem too far from the truth of real life.
The stranger pretending to be someone we know is a friend, but he is not who he appears to be. He (or she, for that matter), could be someone who looks like he's happy when he is actually depressed. He could be someone who looks like he can afford anything when he is actually struggling financially.
These pretentious friends that we have are harmless to us. The only ones they are endangering with their denial are themselves. If we get a dream like this, it would be best to start looking a lot more closely at our friends to figure out how they're really doing.
Dreams About Having Intimate Relations With A Stranger
When we dream about having sex with a stranger, it doesn't mean that we aren't getting it in real life or that we are not satisfied with our current partner, so don't worry about it too much. Sex in itself is filled with meaning.
The most obvious one is passion. People don't normally treat sex like a boring bank transaction. To successfully do the act, you will need to have even the tiniest bit of passion. This means that having sex with a stranger in your dream is not that rare.
Many people go through their everyday lives without energy- treating everything and every day like a routine that feels as lifeless as a dead candle. And while to some, this is the safer alternative, others are not that easily appeased.
They crave a lot of excitement in their lives. They want to feel many emotions, and they want to feel these emotions passionately, with helpless abandon. They want risks and rewards, but they also want to feel the opposite. After all, anything is better than not being able to feel anything at all.
Dreams About Wise Strangers
When you start dreaming about strangers offering your advice or keeping you company with conversation ranging from the stupid to the ridiculous, you have got to find friends- fast! When you start having dreams like these, it means you see yourself as alone. You feel lonely, which is why you have strangers keeping you company.
And when these strangers start offering you wise advice on top of the titillating conversation, it means that you are painfully aware of the emptiness and that more than the knowledge, it also pains you to think about it. And you wonder why you don't have anyone to talk to.
It's more than likely that you don't see yourself as a people person. You choose to be alone, and you tell yourself that you're better off that way when the truth is, you're lonely. Once you have a dream like this, you should take your own advice and try to have a meaningful relationship with at least one person. Start with that, and then you can just go from there.
Our Dreams Are Meaningful
Neurologists believe that images, memories, and emotions are released at random when we sleep and that these make up our dreams. This is why they say that dreams don't mean anything. They're basically just gibberish. However, some people also believe otherwise. I'm sure you're one of those people.
Our minds are complex, and our brains are fascinating. We haven't even begun to explore the full potential of our brains. It shouldn't come as a surprise that our brains would be functioning and advising us in our sleep.
It's alright if you don't believe that your dreams mean anything. But if you suspect that they do, and you are having a hard time remembering them, keep a dream journal. Write down even the tiniest details you can remember. You can try to decipher them later on. It would be a very good pet project. You can learn a lot about yourself by learning what your dreams mean.
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Nicole Graham is a relationship expert at Womenio.com. She is helping women grow into their best selves so they can be confident and bring more love, passion, and purpose to their lives. Nicole enjoys studying the psychology of love and is passionate about writing on them. She offers helpful tips and advice to help overcome any relationship issue, whether you’re single or already in a relationship.