Are you dreaming about your house flooding? Well, you’re not alone. One of my most common recurring nightmares is that I’m trapped in a flood. Sometimes, my house is flooding, and I’m forced to go to the second story or roof to survive. Other times, I’m trapped in a car, or I’m standing outside, watching a tsunami come towards me. This can be incredibly terrifying, and I often wake up still feeling the physical and emotional turmoil. So, what does it all mean?
Psychology has many different dream interpretations of your house flooding. Typically, water signifies your emotions in some way. But there is no one-size-fits-all answer to most dreams, including this one. So we are here to talk about many of the different possibilities of what your dream might mean. But don’t worry- It’s possible to make it stop! Dreams are a guide to our subconscious, and they can be very useful once we understand them. Once you figure out the meaning behind your dream, you can take action to help fix issues in the waking world.
One of the most common dream interpretations of flooding is that you must be feeling overwhelmed with whatever is going on in your life right now. I can personally attest to the fact that I usually only dream about flooding if I feel “in over my head”. In the past, I had a habit of piling on too much responsibility into my schedule without giving myself a work-life balance. For you, it might be that you’re taking care of your kids without much of a break. Or maybe there are a lot of bills due, and you’re not sure how it’s all going to get paid. There could be any number of reasons why you feel overwhelmed.
This is often a sign that you need to take a look at your life and ask yourself what is bringing you the most stress and heartache. If at all possible, try to figure out a way to eliminate the extra work or responsibility. Maybe take a vacation or “staycation”. Hire a babysitter, and go out for a date night. This should help alleviate the overwhelming feelings in the short term. But remember that these small breaks don’t fix the overall problem. If you make getting overwhelmed a lifestyle, the nightmares are going to continue. Recognize that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed, and it’s okay to say “no” and put limits on what you do on any given day.
Anxiety Over What Could Go Wrong With Your House
Becoming a homeowner is stressful. If something breaks, you’re responsible to fix it. And if you have a fixer upper, these issues could be detrimental. Flood damage is no joke. So if you live in a waterfront home, it probably feels like a flood is not just “if” but “when”. And when you have anxiety, you’re constantly worried about the future, already. Anything that can go wrong might go wrong. So logically, if you have anxiety, and you’re a homeowner, it only makes sense that you would occasionally worry about your house flooding.
When we see stories like what happened to Texas during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, that’s totally understandable that you have this fear. However, you can use data to combat the worry. Check out your local area’s FEMA flood zone map. You can play out every scenario of “what if” and see the data in front of you. If you happen to be in a high risk area, consider getting flood insurance. Or if the fear and worry is non-stop, consider moving somewhere else.
Fear of Losing Control
With all of the modern technology that we have nowadays, we still can’t control the power of weather. No matter what we do, a tsunami, hurricane, earthquake, or storm can come in and completely wipe out everything that we worked hard for. Deep down, we understand that the weather and Mother Earth are a symbol of something so much more powerful than us. We cannot control the ways of the Universe. So if we are experiencing a dream where the weather consumes us and we’re losing that control, it can be scary.
It’s time to have an honest conversation with yourself to see if you are a controlling person. And I don’t mean trying to control others, either. You could be holding on very tightly to trying to control every aspect of your own life, as well. Instead of fearing the loss of control, try to embrace it. Just let go. Once you adopt the mindset of “it is what it is” and go with the flow, life becomes so much easier. Believe it or not, it also helps get what you want, because opportunities seem to flow in better once you’re not holding on to it so tightly.
Not to sound like Sigmund Freud over here, but sometimes the dream interpretations of a house flooding suggest that you might be trying to suppress some kind of romantic or sexual feelings. Maybe you’re questioning your sexuality, or you feel ashamed that you feel attracted to someone while you’re already in a relationship. A lot of people tend to push those feelings down, which leads to having these nightmares about your house flooding. Just like feeling overwhelmed and out of control, you could be suppressing your sexual feelings so hard, you feel ready to burst. The feelings could be overflowing, which manifests this flood in your mind.
If this sounds like you, this can be complicated. This might lead to you breaking up a relationship, seeking counseling, or making a decision that completely changes your life. It’s understandable why so many people push it down. However, if you deny it for too long, this could lead to cheating. It’s much better to be honest with yourself (and your partner) about your wants and needs before someone gets hurt. Again, there is no one size fits all solution, because sexuality and relationships are complex. But instead of suppressing those feelings, be honest with yourself about what you are attracted to. As long as it’s not hurting anyone, it’s perfectly healthy.
What Does it Mean To Dream of a Flood While You’re Trapped in Your Car?
According to Sigmund Freud, dreaming of driving a car represents your direction in life. If it’s smooth sailing, that’s great. But if you dream of being trapped in your car while it’s flooding, this logically represents feeling overwhelmed by the direction of your life. Maybe you’re in school because you’re trying to go after a new career, but you feel overwhelmed by the amount of homework and exams.
If you have recurring nightmares about being trapped in your car while it’s flooding, it’s best to fix the direction of your life. Make steps towards your goal. This can be easier said than done, but at least making some sort of progress towards your dreams should be enough to alleviate the issue.
Maybe You’re Remembering a Past Life Experience
As we mentioned earlier, psychology would have you believe that the dream interpretation house flooding would mean that you are feeling overwhelmed in your current life. But what if all of those options don’t seem to describe you? And what if you have hyper-specific details in these house flood dreams over, and over again? There is a chance that these feelings of being overwhelmed are echoing through your past lives. There are many cultures around the world who believe that souls reincarnate after death.
Tragic flooding events have happened all over the world for thousands of years. So it would make sense that if you lived a past life, many of us will have this underlying trauma. I recommend reading Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss, and going through his past life regression hypnosis on YouTube to see what comes up for you. With that being said, the two are not mutually exclusive. For example, I used to have house flooding dreams all the time. But after going through multiple sessions of regression hypnosis, I never imagined a past life of dying in a flood. For me, the two were not related at all, and I can clearly see that the dreams were coming from my subconscious about my current issues. But if this is a common occurrence for you, it would be worth trying.