A mythical flood is a myth where a great flood—usually sent by a deity or deities—destroys civilization, often in the act of divine retribution. Some of the most famous examples include Gilgamesh, Noah, and Ragnarok. So, what does it mean to dream about flooding water? We’ve broken it down for you.
What Is A Dream Interpretation?
Dream interpretation is the process of giving meaning to dreams. While it’s associated with some forms of psychotherapy, there is no credible evidence that interpreting dreams positively impacts a person’s mental health. In many ancient societies, dreaming was considered a supernatural form of communication or divine intervention. Dreams were interpreted by people with these associated spiritual powers—like the psychics of today.
Flooding In Dreams Interpretation and Meaning
Water in a dream symbolizes emotions that run deep, or perhaps (if the water is muddy) feelings that are confused and unclear if the water is muddy. Dreaming of a natural disaster suggests a response or a forewarning of a significant change, destroying your sense of security, goals, and plans. Here are a few typical flood dreaming meanings.
SURVIVING A FLOOD
To dream that you survive a significant flood predicts that you will overcome extreme grief or a significant illness. If the flow of water is continuous and does not decrease, it could be that you have a chronic disease or build-up of fluid in your body from a condition such as diabetes. If you have this dream, keep an eye on your health.
DROWNING IN A FLOOD
To dream that you are fighting to keep your head above water while in flood suggests emotional turmoil and stress in your life. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, a divorce or breakup, or a severe illness. It also could be a subconscious fear of drowning.
A FLOOD WITHIN YOUR HOME
A flood in the kitchen mentions your heart is filled with grief and sorrow. A surge in the bedroom points to emotional issues surrounding your romantic relationship and the expression of your sexuality. If the flood occurs in the living room, it could indicate emotional tensions building with relatives or friends. Flooding in the bathroom suggests difficulties in releasing your sadness. Finally, walking through floodwaters could represent that you’re fully experiencing your emotions.
A FLOOD WITH ANOTHER NATURAL DISASTER
When you dream of a flood with another natural disaster such as a tornado tsunami, or an earthquake, it means that you’re dealing with a significant crisis. This could be related to your relationships with others, too.
WALKING THROUGH A FLOOD STREAM
To dream that you are walking through a stream of the flood could indicate circulation problems in your feet and legs—do your feet get cold while sleeping? Consider speaking with your doctor and wearing socks at night.
CLEANING A FLOOD
Cleaning a flood may be a mess, but dreaming of getting rid of the aftermath means you’re on the right track in life. Your problems will soon be solved, even repressed issues that have been lingering for a while.
BLOCKED BY A FLOOD
If a flood blocks the path you’re on, you could be feeling overwhelmed by other people’s words, actions, and demands. This type of dream is a warning that you shouldn’t cross any lines. If your clothing, feet, and shoes get wet, it means you’re too emotionally involved in other people’s affairs.
DRIVING THROUGH A FLOOD
Dreaming of driving through flooded streets could mean that you’re exposed to suffering such as poverty, yet you tend to ignore problems that don’t directly affect you.