waves dream meaning

Visiting a nearby beach is an experience that everyone should have.

Being near such a big, beautiful, powerful body of water can help you to feel so much more connected to Mother Earth.

Some even say that the granules of sand hold more grounding properties than the typical grounding practice of just putting your feet on grass. 

If you’ve recently had a dream about visiting the ocean or the waves in your dream seemed to be especially significant to you, this post may just have a message waiting for you to discover!

We are going to be discussing the different ways that waves can show up for you in your dreams, their deep symbolism, and how to integrate those lessons into your waking life. 

There’s Always More to the Ocean Than What Meets the Eye 

One of the great mysteries of the world is what lies beneath the waves of the ocean.

The waters run so deep that even our best marine biologists and scientists have still yet to reach the bottom of it!

More than ever, we have been discovering new (and probably prehistoric) marine species that continue to blow our minds. 

If you study the ocean and it’s many mysteries, it’ll be easy to see that your dream about the ocean and it’s big waves may hold some deep messages for you to decode.

The ocean may show up in your dream because it holds significant symbolism that your subconscious mind has held on to for years and years. 

When the conscious mind finally rests and puts logic to the side for just a moment while sleeping, the subconscious mind takes over.

Dreams show up in so many odd ways because the subconscious mind gives us insight into what’s going on with you on an internal, emotional, and spiritual level.

Some things may be hard to explain or consciously articulate, so your subconscious mind communicates them to you through imagery, symbolism, color, and the weird occurrences in your dreams. 

Waves showing up in your dreams could mean many different things.

There could be hidden animals or plant life within the waves that bring even further meaning to your dreams.

Or you can even pay attention to the motion of the waves, their height, and intensity to find out what the dream may mean to you. 

The Most Common Dreams About Waves and Their Meanings 

If you’ve had a dream about waves, you’re not alone.

There are plenty of people who also have similar dreams, but they’ve all found different meanings depending on their perception of the dream and its significance in their waking life. 

Here are some of the most common dreams about waves that others have had.

Hopefully, as you read through these you can find something that resonates with you and takes your dream interpretation to the next level. 

Dreaming About Huge Waves 

Now not all waves have to be massive, but if they are this is definitely on purpose during your dream.

It can be helpful to understand a little more about waves and how they actually work to better understand what message your dream was trying to convey. 

Technically, the definition of a wave is the vertical rise of the surface of the ocean.

When waves become massive, they don’t just happen by themselves.

For instance, in a storm like a tsunami, there are multiple factors like things below the waves as well as other factors in the weather that conjure the storm. 

This can be symbolic of what’s really happening when a huge wave of emotion rises.

Usually, this isn’t because a single event happened and caused a huge trigger.

More realistically, there have been a series of events in your waking life that may cause you to blow up emotionally. 

If this dream is showing up for you and the wave’s size is what stands out to you the most, this could be a sign from your subconscious that there have been many things bothering you.

Beneath the surface, you may be collecting a lot of stagnant energy, creating a build up within.

Emotionally, you may need to find a healthy way to release this energy before it’s too late. 

Dreaming of Muddy or Dirty Waves 

As we have explained above, there are many ways that water and waves show up for us symbolically.

Usually when you think about the ocean, you may picture crystal clear waters or even a bright sparkling blue. Sometimes with waves, a sea-foam green could also stand out to you in your dream. 

However, your dream could have shown you a different type of wave or body of water on purpose – a murky one.

This could be very metaphoric to how you feel.

There could be a big question mark coming to you when you think about certain situations or people, making your energy a bit murky.

If you’re looking for a message about clarity, this could be a sign that it’s time to have a more transparent conversation with those around you. 

Furthermore, if you don’t know how you feel about a particular situation this dream could come to you as a reminder that clarity and peace of mind don’t take very much time to achieve.

All you need to do is isolate yourself for a few moments, breathe, and take a step back to look at things objectively.

Soon enough, you’ll be able to identify why you feel so clouded about the situation and make the best decision for yourself. 

Dreaming About the Undercurrents of Waves 

As you know with bodies of water, there is always more to it than meets the eye.

Bodies of water create whole ecosystems with their own natural rhythms and cycles of life that support the wild life that’s there. 

If you’ve recently had a dream about an undercurrent of a wave, this could mean that you’re fearful of being sucked up underneath the wave or possibly drowning.

Since water represents emotions in many esoteric or occultist teachings, we can assume that having this type of dream could mean that you’re feeling overwhelmed by your own emotions.

You may even be fearful that if you don’t do something about this in your waking life, you could become consumed by them. 

However, there is a simple solution to this problem: ride the wave.

Rather than being engulfed by large or heavy emotions, allow yourself to feel them so you can move past this wave of emotion.

Before you know it, a new type of emotion will visit you and you’ll soon forget about the heaviness of this one. 

Dreaming About Surfing Waves 

There are plenty of people who actually have no problem getting out into the big ocean and actually taking waves for a ride.

Surfers are usually seen as fearless, thrill seeking, and really overall “chill” personalities. 

If you had a dream that you were the surfer taking a long ride on a huge wave, this dream could mean that you’re becoming more in control of your emotions.

Rather than letting the wave take over you, you’re learning to go along with the wave and use its power in a positive way.

This is a great sign if you’re on your spiritual path and trying to learn more about emotional intelligence. 

Dreaming About Being Lost At Sea 

If you’ve recently had a dream that you’re unable to find your way back to land, this dream could hold a special and important message.

In your dream, you may have felt a bit of panic once you realized that you were lost at sea.

This was purposely done by your subconscious so that you would better remember the dream when you wake up. 

This dream could mean many things depending on the details of your dream.

However, it’s very symbolic for the realization that you’re the only one who can actually help yourself in that situation.

It doesn’t take too long to realize that you’re the only one around that can choose which direction to start swimming towards. 

While you may come across help from others along the way that can be greatly beneficial in your dream, this dream may be reminding you that ultimately you’re in charge of your life and the direction you decide to move towards.

At any time, you can make a decision and switch lanes.

However, the sooner you’re able to commit to one, the better so that you can actually make progress towards safety. 

How to Better Interpret Your Dreams in the Future 

Even if you’re not into studying the ocean, the energies discussed in this post may ring true for you and your dreams about waves.

When it comes to interpreting your dreams, they can hold many meanings as we’ve just discovered, but there are a few practices that we recommend to get better with dream interpretation.  

Try to keep an open mind as you explore the many things that the astral realm may present to you.

Keep a dream journal by your bedside to jot down as many details that you can remember.

And as always, try to think more about the symbolism of what you’re seeing in your dream rather than literally or logically as those two things don’t exist in your dreams! 

If you’ve recently had a dream about the ocean or it’s waves, share your experiences in the comments below!

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