IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING GEOLOCATIONS IN DREAMS
Specific dreams of PLACES often come up in dreams.
We find ourselves traveling to another continent, visiting a different state or city, or re-entering our homeland. These are often exotic places, cities we have never visited, or locations where we once resided.
We have found the following clues to be quite helpful in interpreting the message within a dream.
Rarely literal, geographic locations elude to an outstanding feature of the place or what is it most known for, the meaning of the proper name, or maybe the nickname or motto associated.
Sometimes one city symbolizes another, or tells us that a past situation is resurfacing. Often, the symbolization originates from the dreamer’s culture or personal association with a place. Note the dream context.
The most important factor is whether the dreamer has any personal connection with the continent or if it is their homeland. The examples below are of symbolization in dreams where the continent is NOT the place the dream resides or has resided:
We can tell you from experience, don’t count on dreams to be politically correct! Some countries have negative connotations because of what has taken place historically or what their current leaders are doing. Rather than being offended; remain open minded.
Again, the most important factor is whether the dreamer has any personal connection with the country or if it is their homeland. The examples below are of symbolization in dreams where the country is NOT the place the dream resides or has resided:
CONSIDER THE COUNTY’S OUTSTANDING FEATURE
Consider what that country is known for. Some of these may seem obvious, and some may be difficult to obtain unless you’ve spent some time within that country. (If you know someone who has traveled the world or been to that country, you might start by asking them.) Below are some examples from our dream inventory.
CONSIDER THE NAME MEANING OF THE COUNTRY
There may be a hidden meaning behind the name. Perhaps the name is actually French, Spanish, Native American, etc.
The word Argentina means silver.
The word Ethiopia and Sudan both mean land of the blacks.
The word Ghana means warrior king.
The word Ireland means fertile.
The word Italy means bull.
The word Panama means abundance of fish.
The word Singapore (a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay) means Lion City.
The word Trinidad means Holy Trinity.
The word Zimbabwe means house of stones.
CONSIDER THE SPIRITUAL CALLING or SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY
Perhaps the person who goes to the country in the dream has a calling to travel to that nation on a mission or ministry trip. Maybe this person is being told in the dream to pray for that country. There may be spiritual authority this person has through prayer.
CONSIDER THE BIBLICAL MEANING
Does the nation in the dream carry a Biblical meaning? Numerous countries are mentioned by name in the Bible and hold consistent symbolism. EGYPT represents bondage while ISRAEL is the promised land and land of milk and honey.
CONSIDER WHETHER THE NATION IS AN ENEMY
Is the country in the dream a declared enemy of the dreamer’s homeland? Leaders representing several nations have proclaimed loudly their mission to see the US go down (Iran, North Korea, etc.).
One team member recently dreamed of returning to the US from a foreign country. It was about getting back to a productive career. In a more general sense, one could say it was a dream about returning to the place he belonged, a comfortable secure place we call home.
Another team member dreamed she lived in an unnamed foreign land and was slowly and diligently packing and preparing to move. After factoring in the rest of the dream, it was clear that this symbol pointed to Phillipians 3:20 “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ”. The message? You can’t take it with you!
Essentially the country is vast, harsh, beautiful and dangerous. The people are resilient, creative, pioneering and inventive. I would describe Australians as having dry senses of humour. It’s also a very multicultural country. Recently heard it described as a small sample of the world. It’s laws are based on Judeo-Christian principles.
A similar possibility for dreamers form counties which were originally British colonies is that England symbolizes the mother (the originator of or motive behind) something.
To provide a little background, I used to live near the border and during one season of my life, crossed over weekly for business and occasionally for pleasure. I have never traveled to a resort city in Mexico.
However, Mexico has always symbolized a resort, vacation, or time-out (not a place I am to dwell).