What does it mean to dream of empty rooms?
Sometimes in our dreams the houses we see actually represent us and our spiritual self. Think about the position in the house as this could also be significant – a bedroom symbolises our inner self, our private self while a basement or lower room may represent our lower selves or our hidden desires. A dream of empty rooms can be a vital clue as to what will happen next for you!
Finding new rooms in a house in your dreams
I have a reoccurring dream where I find a new room in a house that I have explored many times before. This is symbolic of finding a ‘new’ part of yourself – it is a dream of self-discovery. When we dream of houses, we are dreaming of our humanly house – our body. But this is not just a representation of our physical body but all that our humanly body encompasses – including our earthy personality and karma. Our humanly body is a gift from the Universe and it does not come for free – we have a debt to pay for the gift of our humanly bodies and we must look after them.
The importance of taking care of your humanly body
Recently here in Australia, a sky diving instructor with over 10 000 jumps under his belt died after his parachute became tangled with another experienced sky diver. This strikes me as extremely reckless and I am mystified as to why people understand the dangers of taking drugs recklessly, but tend to applaud people who take unnecessary physical risks with their bodies.
Another story of vain recklessness I came across was Everest climber Beck Weathers. He ended up losing both his hands to frostbite and would have died if it wasn’t for a miracle and his wife’s tenacity in organising a helicopter to air lift him off the mountain. Yes, that’s right. He was a married father – on whom several people relied – and he chose to endanger his humanly body in such a way. I think this is quite selfish.
But Beck was depressed – that’s why he took the extreme decision of scaling Mount Everest. He had a stressful job, working in a lab and was unfulfilled in his marriage and life in general, despite loving his wife and kids. So he took matters into his own hands.
“Depression was a controlling aspect of my life. I got pretty suicidal for a while, to the extent that it was scaring the hell out of me,” the scientist says. “’The one thing that did help was driving my body to extremes. If you’re working yourself hard physically, it gives you this wonderful sense of drawing into yourself and all the problems of your existence disappear. Climbing became a very logical extension of that.”
What do houses symbolise in dreams: When you dream of empty rooms?
I have blogged about this before and found that dreams relating to a house often refers to various aspects of the Self. When trying to analyse the house in your dream, consider also how the house is kept and the condition of it. The rooms in the house relate to facets of your personality. Your body is your house here on Earth, so if your house is dirty or run down, the dream may be warning you that you need to look after yourself a little better.
What do rooms in dreams symbolise?
What do you remember about the rooms in the house you saw? Were the rooms small or large? Were they clean or dirty? Were you lost in the house, or could you get yourself around easily? How tall were the ceilings? Did you feel trapped in the house, or did you feel warm and cosy?
Consider all these little details and write them down. They may be an indication of what you are experiencing in your own internal house – your body. Carl Jung supposed that empty rooms could symbolise parts of ourselves that we are yet to realise.
What is the furniture (or lack of it) in the room? What does this mean?
“We all have to dwell somewhere; this is a truth in the inner world, as much as the outer. And, as in the outer world, so in the inner: our house has characteristics, and our relationship to it is changed by our choices,” says Brain Collision. The website discusses Jungian theory and is very thorough in its summations of dream symbols.
Write down everything you can about the furniture (or lack of it) in your dream. Read my post on What Does it Mean to Dream of Houses and think deeply (meditate) on what you have seen in your dream. We all have to live somewhere, says Brain Collision, and this is true of the inner world as well. The house symbolises you and your personality – the rooms in the house are aspects of this, the furniture in the rooms is also symbolic. What era is the furniture from? Is it well maintained? Is it “rich” or is it “poor”?
How can I remember my dreams?
I have given some tips in this post and they include, keeping a dream journal, living a clean lifestyle and writing your dreams down. Read my post here for some additional tips and remember to be very patient with yourself. Good luck on your journey!