Friday, January 4, 2008

What Dreams About Eyes Mean

Eyes are one of the most important distinguishing characteristics of any person, so it is no surprise that eyes often play such a prominent role in our dream lives as well.

One of the most intriguing dreams about eyes is the one in which the dreamer sees his or her own eyes in the dream. Seeing your own eyes in a dream, in a mirror for instance, or even symbolically, is often a representation of knowledge, enlightenment, intellectual awareness, understanding or sudden comprehension.

Dreaming about one’s own eyes can often mean that unconscious or repressed thoughts and images are breaking through to the surface. The eyes are often seen as the window to the soul, so dreams about eyes can often be seen as meaning that hidden desires of the soul are coming through to the surface.

Dreaming of only one eye, or seeing only one eye in a dream, is very significant. The left eye is often seen as a symbol of the moon, while the right eye is seen instead as a symbol of the sun.

Some people have reported dreams in which their eyes turned around in their heads. This kind of dream can symbolize insight and spiritual awareness. Dreaming about inwardly turned eyes can indicate a desire on the part of the dreamer to examine themselves and their psyche.

These kinds of dreams often accompany psychological turning points in the life of the dreamer. This type of dream about eyes can also mean that your subconscious is trying to warn you to be aware of something, or that you need to look within yourself for answers. This kind of dream can be a warning to the dreamer to trust his or her instincts and intuitions.

On the other hand, dreaming that you have something in your eye can mean that there are obstacles in your path. Dreams in which the dreamer has something in his or her eye can be the subconscious way of telling the dreamer that they need to overcome the barriers in their path. These kinds of dreams can also be representations of the dreamer’s tendency to take a critical view of the actions of others.

Dreams in which the dreamer has only one eye can symbolize the dreamer’s refusal to accept or see other points of view. It can mean that the dreamer suffers from a jaded and stubborn way of thinking.

Dreaming that you have a third eye can mean that you should pay attention to your insight and inner vision. Dreams about a third eye are often warnings for the dreamer to look within themselves.

Dreams of injured or closed eyes can symbolize a refusal to confront the truth about something you have been hiding from. This kind of dream is often about avoiding intimacy, or avoiding looking at something you should. Dreams about closed or injured eyes can also be expressions of pain or hurt feelings.

Dreaming about crossed eyes can mean that you are not seeing things properly. Dreams about crossed eyes can indicate that you may be getting mixed up.

67 comments:

Akashic Cosmic Creations said...

My four year old has mentioned to me a couple of times that he dreams of an eye, just one eye on the ceiling of his room.

berry81 said...

My three year old is having nightmares about eyes that float up. She says the eyes are like the eyes in snow white when she is running through the woods. But i asked her if they were. This is really freaking her out she is recusing to go to sleep and is not sleping well. Any ideas?

Lindsay Prince said...

I had a dream where I was looking at myself in the mirror and improved my eyes were red. I pulled down my bottom lid and saw a blackish moving blister on my left eye. I pushed slightly on it and it popped. it went all over my chest. I looked at my lower eye lid again and saw a black leech. any thoughts?

aspenway said...

I had a dream that I small snake was coming out of my pupil from the back of my eye. (all in my right eye) I could see it's tail under my eye lid. When I freaked out about it no one else saw anything but snake designed eye liner

Tam said...

I had a dream of a guy with one eye. It really freaked me out. What does that mean?!

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Mecca Hamilton said...

i recently had a dream that my left eye was dilated to the point where there was no white in that eye. My right eye was normal. Then all of a sudden my left eye seemed to be strongly focused on a strange figure. can anyone tell me what that means?

Josh Givvenan said...

Sleep next to her so her dreams won't intrude

Josh Givvenan said...

In my dream apparently went to the movies. I think there was this ghost I think trying to scare me or talk to me not sure but all sudden I looked up at the wall the ghost was there but small and then I was zoomed in and it was a blur white then a strange aura and then the eye appeared with unique designs . Then I woke up. To be honest it felt like my third eye opened . Can't explain to well, there was no fear in my dream. Ifeel free to throw in an idea I'm not to concerned to figure out.

Josh Givvenan said...

U either seek companion ship or something else which eye.

Josh Givvenan said...

He is closely watched from another. Determine colors and looks to see if the watcher is good or bad

Amber Wuchter said...

My husband had a dream that he got a letter from the doctor and his diagnosis was an eye with fire which meant he only had 2yrs to live. I thought maybe it was his fear of dying and leaving us alone.

Boxermama said...

I have had two dreams in the last couple of weeks where my dog's eye is injured. One time it was smashed and the other time I accidentally poked it. My husband and I have no kids and he is our fur child so he means the world to me. Why would I have these dreams and so close together?

Tameka Grant said...

In my dream my 7yr old son is missing his left eye.

Renee Sheridan said...

I just dreamt that I was a detective working on a missing person's case. I was interviewing a Chinese man at a family run restaurant, and was able to get all of the details my boss had asked for. Then, as I was about to leave, I realized I'd forgot to ask for their phone number. I guess this was in a time before google. Anyway, as I asked her, she began to roll dice as if to play a game with me and had me write a couple of numbers down at a time. So, I interrupted her, and told her I didn't have time to play a game- "Does this place not have a phone number?" I asked. Then, with the help of a few others I was lowered into what looked like a living room below the restaurant. I was lowered into the room with thick blankets tied around my lower body. I struggled for a long time to try to free my legs, but felt paralyzed. My arms were heavy and weak. Also, I couldn't call for help without extreme mental effort, and when I did no one could hear me. As I lay there, the most terrifying aspect, besides immobility, was a painting of a demonic face with lips twisted so the teeth were showing and the eyes would move from looking at me o looking over to the side as if to look at what would be my attacker.

tony lara said...

I had a dream I was wearing eye contacts and the right one fell so I decided to take them both off and put them in a container.

maria quiggle said...

I dreamt I was pulling a very long hair from my right eye. Any thoughts??

Rosa Fullmore said...

I dreamed that I was looking in the mirror at myself, I leaned closer, I noticed my pupil had a Red C in them .

Ian MacDonald said...

I had a dream,, that the white of my eye was progressively tearing downward. My right eye. Everytime I checked it, it had torn just a little more. "nobody will notice" is what I continued to assure myself. "it's not that bad" 3 times I checked it, and it worsened every time. Thoughts?

TeenageDreamer said...

I don't know if my dream was under an "injured eye" or not but I had a dream that i was picking my eyes and my eye came out and I was looking at it. When I looked in the mirror at it I saw a hole (obviously). What does this mean exactly?

Drethrake said...

I know I'm late to the party. But I want to share a dream I had a few weeks ago that is really bothering me.

So I was in some store somewhere right? Just some random place I don't know where I was, okay? And I took my glasses off. And placed my hand over my right eye.... and I PULLED IT OUT OF ITS SOCKET! Holy hell it felt weird.

Blood fountained from it. Poured down my face, all over my hands. Dripping on the floor. I just said nonchalantly "Looks like I need an eyepatch."


But the blood bled through the eyepatch, it constantly bled, it wouldn't stop, no matter what I held over it to keep the blood from pouring out.

I woke up in a fright, holding my hand over my eye to make sure it was still there. I breathed an epic sigh of relief. And said "The hell did I eat/drink last night?"

It still bothers me.

Nina Arce said...

What about when you are looking at your own eye and your lower lid has a blister?

Kyla Bell said...

So I keep having this reoccurring dream where I am standing in front of a mirror in my PJs & I'm starring in my eyes. Suddenly the whites of my eyes turn light red. Then the brown in my iris changes to a crimson red. Then my pupils turn dark red. I feel panicky & try to close my eyes hoping they'll change back to normal but when I open them they are still shades of red.
Anyone know what this means????

Ashleya King said...

You seem to know a lot about dreams, so I will tell you. For about a year, I've been having dreams of my eyes. Sometimes I lose both of my eyes, a reaccuring one is where my eye hurts really bad, and It's blurry in vision and just painful, so I pull it out (the right one). There seem to be dreams that follow it, like they're all realated somehow. I'd had other dreams after that where I was seeing myself from a first person view, infront of a mirror. The eye which I had lost is no longer in the sink where I had thrown it, and the lid where it used to be is shut, and I am no longer able to open it, or perhaps I fear opening it, I'm not sure. And this goes on for a few nights, just me sitting there with a blank expression on my fave as I pull on a colorful eyepatch that looked like it was designed by the Japanese. But the dream I had last night caused me to wake up in a pool of my own sweat. I went upstairs to get ready to go to bed, and it was like I was not controlling myself for the first few minutes. I did not use the cliser bathroom in my room, instead I ran down the hallway which, alarmingly, seemed to go on longer than usual. I got to the bathroom and stared atmyself in th mirror, starting to pick up the colorful eyepatch. Then I stare a little longer, something telling me to not open my right eye, that something terrible and hideous is on the other side. finally, I have control of myself once again and I force the other eye open and see that there was still an eye there, but it was dead looking, out of place. The eyewhites were bloodshot and the pupil was black. (When I said the eye looked dead, try to imagine a lazy eye) the dream ended when I closed my eye and put my eyepatch on.

These dreams are not particularly scary, they make me feel angry and sad at the same time. Do you have any idea to what this might mean for me? I'd greatly appreciate your feedback.

skyork said...

I found this blog in a search. I have something of a twist to this symbolism and it is driving me crazy. Off and on I have dreams of decreased relatives. They're facing straight at me, sometimes talking, usually smiling or laughing. But their eyes are closed. Which seems to bother me. It's like I question why don't they look at me. Is there a reason why I am dreaming this?

Jennifer Jones said...

I had this dream last night - hence why I'm here. I did have some irritation in that eye the previous day, though.

Veronica Chavez said...

His right eye

Tiarra Magby said...

I've been having these reoccurring dreams where my eye my right eye is falling out this time I was standing in the bathroom with my mother when I felt like it was something in my eye i turn around to look at it in the mirror and it starts to roll around in fallout I pull my head back so I can fall back in and it does but then I close my eyes but before I open my eyes I see my own right eye in my right eye looking at me when I open my eyes I wake up I'm still actually feeling the pain from my right eyewhat does this all mean?

Tiarra Magby said...

By the way the number I was given its My mother's birthday that is weird

Hector J. Gonzalez said...

Im 12 and i yust dream tha my eyes where pure purple and my body was purple and like it was burning from the inside my toes where like one purple the other one was burning from the inside.the i saw a shop strange shop there was a disk that you throw in the water and there was two paths one up the other down if the disk was going up your human if it goes down your not human. My disk went down i was not human the woman said and told me i was a some kind of nonhuman guy.i attack my enemy by singing a strange song and they will obey me.but then they tuck me into a giant building like a mall inside there was a ton of people like non human not like me but then there she was another girl like me purple eyes same everything but she knew how to sing but i couldn't sing then some stuff happen and i ran away like i was naruto jumping over houses very fast .but then i finaly woke up.i wish id stay there forever.

Jessica Eggers said...

I had this same dream last night except it was my left eye.

DontYaTalkSIlly said...

I dreamt that I looked at the eclipsed sun, it gave off a green light and my iris and white of my eye rubbed off in 1 piece and my eyes remained a serpent like black! The worst part of this dream is that the eclipse happened while I was asleep! Fortunately my eyes haven't changed since I've woken up!

Veasna Ling said...

My eyes color is dark brown. In my recent dream, I was staring at my bathroom mirror. I notice my right eye was golden yellowing brown like some one was shining a bright flashlight into my eye. Then i realize that pupil was a shape of a four sided diamond. As i try to open my eye lid further, my pupil change shapes. It look like my pupil rupture like a dark dye was drop beyond my iris boundary. My vision became like a camera zoom len. My eyes magnify my vision 60 times or if not greater. I could see the inner side if my iris and i could see beyond my reflection of my pupil as i zoom in the mirror. When staring at my magnifying face in the mirror, I could see the inside of my rupture pupil. It was beautiful. I was told from a horoscope before i sleep to share my dream to the world. And this was my dream right before i woke up. What does this mean?

Judy Day said...

I've been having a recurring dream about my eyes. In the dream Im standing in my teenage room (as an adult) looking in the mirror and pulling out staples from my eyeballs. In the dream there is swelling and blood but I can see clearly. Im trying to figure out what possible meaning this dream could have.

The Wehrmacht of Odin said...

Had a dream about me picking my own eyeball out and severing the optic nerve sort of like odin but i have no idea what this means
please help me understand

Majken B├╝low said...

What does it mean when you look directly into yellow and red eyes in a dream that is very alive.

Gerardo Hernandez said...

I dreamt that i was gluing something together and it somehow got in my eye. It didn't hurt so i took my time to restroom and there i saw my right eye being eaten away by acid. It was getting small so i flushed it with water for like a long time. Then somehow more acid ended up in my hand and i throw it in my eye and realizing it i flushed more. Then i stood there not wanting to loose it. After a few minutes i saw my right eye heal in front of me. I was seeing it through a mirror. So what could this mean?

Ajay Sal said...

I dreamt that I was being held down, and was being sliced under my left eye and on my mouth what does this mean.

Ajay Sal said...

I dreamt that I was being held down, and was being sliced under my left eye and on my mouth what does this mean.

Ajay Sal said...

I dreamt that I was being held down, and was being sliced under my left eye and on my mouth what does this mean.

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THEpAnda 4U said...

I had a dream where I was looking at a man and then I pulled my left eyeball out of its socket, I felt no pain however and I can see it as if my left I was still there. Any thoughts?

THEpAnda 4U said...

I had a dream where I was looking at a man and then I pulled my left eyeball out of its socket, I felt no pain however and I can see it as if my left I was still there. Any thoughts?

Cheshie said...

I remeber having a dream where I was in some form of bathroom. I can't remember what kind I only remember looking into the mirror. Everything was normal then out of no where my eye color changed to red. Like a normal response I was shocked and tried to observe them closer but I abruptly woke up. What could that mean?

Unknown said...

I had a dream last night and its bothering me..kay well, to make the dream short i found spiders in a ceiling, they were about an inch long from their legs, light brown and skinny. Some dropped from when i tried to kill them and all of the sudden i saw one falling into my left eye, i was panicking and didnt know what to do. All i could think of was that it could release its venom or something. I ran to the bathroom and thought"im gonna have to remove my eye" so i took my left hand and placed it over my left eye. I removed my own eye from ots socket and looked straight into the mirror in front of me. I saw myself with my left eye missing. The thing is, it didnt leave a "hole" it was more like a small "dip" that was left behind. So i rinsed my eye with cold water. But at the same time i was trying to be careful on not letting the water hit it for too long or as mucn cus it could "dry" my eye out. I finished rinsing the spider legs off and everything that was stuck to it, and placed my eye back in to its place. I closed my eyes and moved them around to see if i had placed it right and yup..it felt dry. But i felt relieved. Any thoughts??

Unknown said...

My friend is having dreams about people's eyes falling out And then they're eating them, any ideas on that one?

Mirian Padilla said...

I dream my eye pop out of the socket while putting makeup on. It didn't fall out but it was loose and I could not focus my vision it dint hurt either

Mirian Padilla said...

What could my dream mean? Is there any significance?

One Warlock said...

I had a very surreal dream last-night, It started as running through a darkened city at night, It was raining heavily and I had no shoes or socks on, There were other people like me, Running...To find shelter from the rain maybe? Anyway, as the dream progressed, Me and the rest of the people, All in grey T-shirts with no shoes and socks on are ushered through a pair of large metal gates where a man, with shoulder length straight hair greeted us, He began talking but I cannot remember what about, I remember arguing with the man and turning around to leave, All of the people seemed to follow me. I get to the gates and the long haired man stands in my way and pulls out a kitchen knife around 6 inches long, He starts to madly ramble, His head and neck distorting as he approached me with the blade, Screaming almost demonically, The person next to me, I recognize him, but don't know why? He looks to me shouting "Show me!" "Show me!" again and again as this "Thing" with a knife gets closer, I put my hands over the person next to me's eyes, The long hair man, Now looks almost 7 feet tall and extremely slender grabs the person who's eyes i had covered by the back of his hair and slashes his eyes in an "X" pattern, Then the dream ends. I've had one dream like this before but not as vivid or long, It started as me in what seemed to be a reception room to a hotel, the carpet was red and it again was night time, There was a woman in a dress lying on the floor facing the wall, as I approached her to see if she was alright her head snapped back and stared at me, She too had "X" eyes like they'd been cut out, she then preceded to grab me and hold me while staring directly into my eyes with no expression, the dream then ended. Seems crazy I know, But then again people seem to think I am crazy, I'm diagnosed Psychosis and I'd say borderline schizophrenic although not diagnosed. I believe people can watch all of my memories like a movie and read my thoughts and i can influence their thoughts, The voices in my head tell me I need to learn to control it. At first they were sending me mad, Now Im batshit insane on the inside but normal on the outside.

One Warlock said...

Edit, I write my last post literally 2 minutes after I woke up out of the dream, Ive just got up to make myself a drink and you know when you do squats at the gym, The day after ache? My legs feel like that, Like I HAVE been running. Weird, Huh?

Daniel Christmann said...

I had this dream last night right eye. A whole bunch of hair. Like a clogged bathtub drain amount. The hair was beautiful and was red and white and purple.

Daniel Christmann said...

I had this dream last night right eye. A whole bunch of hair. Like a clogged bathtub drain amount. The hair was beautiful and was red and white and purple.

Unknown said...

I had a dream about eyeballs buried on the beach under the boardwalk by this scary monster thing... They were everywhere what does that mean!?

Unknown said...

I'm a vivid, lucid dreamer. Last night I was having a typical bland dream exept, when it became lucid, I noticed my vision was really blurry (I have fine vision so it tipped me off I was dreaming.) Anyway, I made myself go into a third-person point of view to see what was wrong and saw that my left eye was messed up. The iris had holes ripped in it and shreds hanging down in front of the pupil. My in-dream self didn't seem bothered by it and no one he interacted with noticed. Any ideas why this woud appear?

NiamhZ said...

I had a dream last night that I was being intimate with someone (who I am attracted to in real life also) but we have not been intimate before and he stopped as he had noticed my eyes. I looked in the mirror and my eyeballs were red and my pupils were black and the veins round my eyelids were purple and quite bold, in the dream I felt surprised at what was happening but calm at the same time, any ideas what this might mean ?? Thanks

Unknown said...

I had a dream of a woman with no eyes and no mouth and what seemed to be like a sleep paralysis effects very strange she told me something about the woman in the king's castle doesn't do something what she said next I could not for anything because I was so scared all I can remember after that was screaming for someone and hearing everyone in the living room talking is around Christmas time and company over and I was taking a nap in the room any feedback? Anybody its bothered me for a while.

Unknown said...

My daughter had a dream with people but their faces were different animals, pig skunk, etc. she said that their eyes were cut out and that the pig had blood running down the sides of his face

Noble Games said...

I had a dream last night of me looking at my eyes on the mirror and then realized my right eye was infected and i could see pus coming out and i was trying to squeeze it. (i know it's gross)

Jay said...

I had a very vivid dream yet all I remember was feeling a deep sense of awareness, so I looked at my own reflection and I saw a pair of crystal blue galaxies as my eyes. Totally tripped me out. felt like I was watching a movie. Currently amidst finding myself after letting go of the drinking/partying days, yet I don't have an ego about life. I mean I do have a gut feeling I'm on the right path, however I get this feeling of being lost in the sauce on the daily. Thoughts? - Jay

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Shannon said...

I had a dream last night that someone hurt my baby girls eyes. Like there was no blue in them anymore, like someone cut the out or something. I remember she would follow my finger so she wasn't blind but she was very clearly in a lot of pain. It's freaking me out and I would love to know what it means.

vik said...

Hi Akashic, did you get an answer? I had a similar dream when i was very small.

vik said...

Hi Akashic, did you get an answer? I had a similar dream when i was very small.

stanzin noryang said...

I had a dream that my right eye is swollen ....... any thoughts????...... same dream couple of times...

1STMETALGOD said...

I had a dream last night that my friend poked and badly damaged my left eye causing it to bleed and causing me to lose sight in that eye it was messed up and it felt real. I love how crazy dreams are and the meanings behind them.

Unknown said...

K have a dream of seeing my eyes and they have red and white thread twirled together in them. they are have about an inch or so cascading out of the inner corners of my eye I was concerned but not scared in my dream

Unknown said...

K have a dream of seeing my eyes and they have red and white thread twirled together in them. they are have about an inch or so cascading out of the inner corners of my eye I was concerned but not scared in my dream