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If so, what did you see? What do you think it represents to see yourself face to face in a dream, if anything?

The other night I looked at myself in the mirror in a dream and what I remember is that aside from barely recognizing myself, my face was extremely pale and I had dark rings around my eyes, like I was sleep deprived or had heavy eyeliner on. I remember being slightly disturbed by my paleness, but my thoughts were more along the lines of "damn dude, you need to get some sun", as opposed to "are you a zombie?" Hmm. Any dream experts around?
 

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Never.
It would be better if you explain your dreams, and let people analyze.

But, I could speculate. Your inner psyche may show your dualism or what is inside your outer personality.
Thus, you fantasize about looking at your different self in the mirror.
 

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I see my reflection occasionally but it's a little different everytime, sometimes there's no reflection at all. I'll sometimes see myself as I was when I was a child or around 16 y/o or just an idealized version of what I'd like to look like. As far as it meaning something, I think for me it's exactly what it is -- an idealization of how I would like things to be or a reflection of how I currently see myself in relation to the world around me, ie a lost and confused child in a grown up world, or an awkward pimple faced teenager angry at the world. I dunno. I'm not sure what it means or if it means anything at all.
 

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Whenever I ''see myself'' in a dream it usually represents my feelings on what might happen or that I ''just know'' something but am denying it.

I could speculate though.

It could mean that a distant memory, an idea or a person was bothering you, and you had fear that it might effect the identity you believed you had.

Or,

It could mean that you felt as though you destroyed someone or something but were unwilling to face it.

I'm not entirely sure though.



However, I advice you to be careful when talking about your dreams, especially odd ones, in public. Certain people have a way of being manipulative about one's inner thoughts and dreams.
 

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I've never looked at myself in a mirror, however most of my dreams, I watch myself in them as though it's an "out of body" experience. I've always had dreams from that perspective, so for me it's normal, and I almost always look the same in my dream as I do in real life.

There is a website though that you should take a look at. It's a dream dictionary, with very good explanations and probable reasons as to why you may have had a particular dream. I've always found it very useful, and quite accurate. You can probably correlate the dreams you are having to some aspect of your waking life, after reading the definition for any dream symbol you have visualized. Dreammoods.com is the place to go. :happy:

This is their definition of mirrors:

Mirror
To dream of your own reflection in the mirror, suggests that you are pondering thoughts about your inner self. The reflection in the mirror is how you perceive yourself or how you want others to see you. You may be contemplating on strengthening and changing aspects of your character.

To dream that you are looking through a two-way mirror, indicates that you are coming face to face with some inner or worldly issue. What you see is related to your persona and unconscious. Seeing images through the mirror may be a safe way for you to consider and/or confront material from your unconscious. Mirrors symbolize the imagination and the link between the conscious and unconscious. But if you are being watched through a two-way mirror, then it suggests that you feel you are being scrutinized and criticized. Alternatively, the dream means that you are unwilling to acknowledge your unconscious emotions.

To break a mirror in your dream, suggests that you are breaking an old image of yourself. You may be putting an end to an old habit. Breaking a mirror is also an old symbol for seven years of bad luck. To see a cracked or broken mirror in your dream. represents a poor or distorted self-image. Alternatively, it means that you have put an end to your old habits and ways.

To see a fogged mirror in your dream, signifies a hazy concept of who you are and confusion in your life goals. You are lacking clarity and purpose and questioning your self-identity.

And their definition of reflection:

Reflection
To see your reflection in your dream, represents your true self; it is time to look within. The reflection may highlight both your flaws and positive attributes. Learn from your flaws and how to improve them. At the same time, appreciate your good qualities. Alternatively, your reflection indicates how you want others to perceive you.
If you see a strange figure or something other than your own reflection, then it suggests that you are undergoing some identity crisis. You are not sure about who you are anymore.


Take a look at their site for other dream symbols, and see what you can find. Good luck.
 
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To dream of your own reflection in the mirror, suggests that you are pondering thoughts about your inner self. The reflection in the mirror is how you perceive yourself or how you want others to see you. You may be contemplating on strengthening and changing aspects of your character.

To dream that you are looking through a two-way mirror, indicates that you are coming face to face with some inner or worldly issue. What you see is related to your persona and unconscious. Seeing images through the mirror may be a safe way for you to consider and/or confront material from your unconscious. Mirrors symbolize the imagination and the link between the conscious and unconscious. But if you are being watched through a two-way mirror, then it suggests that you feel you are being scrutinized and criticized. Alternatively, the dream means that you are unwilling to acknowledge your unconscious emotions.

To break a mirror in your dream, suggests that you are breaking an old image of yourself. You may be putting an end to an old habit. Breaking a mirror is also an old symbol for seven years of bad luck. To see a cracked or broken mirror in your dream. represents a poor or distorted self-image. Alternatively, it means that you have put an end to your old habits and ways.

To see a fogged mirror in your dream, signifies a hazy concept of who you are and confusion in your life goals. You are lacking clarity and purpose and questioning your self-identity.

And their definition of reflection:

Reflection
To see your reflection in your dream, represents your true self; it is time to look within. The reflection may highlight both your flaws and positive attributes. Learn from your flaws and how to improve them. At the same time, appreciate your good qualities. Alternatively, your reflection indicates how you want others to perceive you.
If you see a strange figure or something other than your own reflection, then it suggests that you are undergoing some identity crisis. You are not sure about who you are anymore.
Interesting. My first ever post on this board was related to a sort of identity crisis. I wonder if the dream could be related to my recent near-obsessive introspection and sudden interest in existentialist philosophy.
 

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I had a few times.. Once, I remember looking into the mirror and my eyes looking right back at me. At first I couldn't recognize my own eyes, because they were huge and pretty. I always thought my eyes were ugly as a kid. Then I noticed my entire face, and was like, "Is this me? An older more mature version of me?" My own reflection reassured me that I was going the right direction and that I was becoming more of myself but in a really peaceful kind of way.

The other one was pretty deep. At that time, I think it was really about me looking into someone else and finding myself in that person.. in a one-in-a-million kind of way..
 

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Looking at oneself in the mirror is actually a common "reality check" for DILD lucid dreaming, as your reflection is almost guaranteed to be abnormal in some way.
I personally have noticed that I tend to have obscene amounts of facial hair when I look in the mirror while dreaming...
 

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As far as I remember, my reflection is usually normal. Sometimes it's disfigured in some way.

The most recent time I've done it, it was as a DILD reality check. When I saw that my reflection was normal (and therefore non-indicative as to whether I was dreaming), I raised my right hand to check whether my reflection would raise the correct one. After doing this like ten times (I swear my reflection was just screwing with me), he finally raised the wrong one, and then off I was to lucid dreaming!

That experience was unnerving at the time, but I can't remember why. All I was thinking was, "Oh my god, why am I doing THIS." Possibly something to do with how real the reflection looked.
 

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Last night, I dreamt of seeing myself in the mirror too. It was very similar to your dream.

Within the mirror was a reflection of myself except it was really haggard and pale. I remember telling myself in the dream, that I should sleep more and apply more moisturizer. But I woke up again midway, to look myself in the mirror and I saw the same reflection. It was disturbing.

I remembered feeling sad and touching my face. But my reflection did not reflect any of my emotions.
 

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Whenever I see myself in a mirror during a dream it tends to reflect a shadow/gas entity.
Though it's not like I dream about seeing myself in the mirror much anyways.
 

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I looked in a mirror recently during a lucid dream, and didn't see a reflection at all. I didn't find this odd though until I woke up. I laughed and thought to myself my dream self must be a vampire :p
 
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About 2 weeks ago I had a semi-lucid dream [I could control some of my actions]

I was in my bedroom and saw myself with jet black feathery wings. Looked at my wired haired dashchund and he also had small black wings. This is the 2nd time I dream this.

This time I decided to look myself in the mirror. The image in the mirror was a warrior angel, tall, very masculine features, body completely full of scars (I looked closely and saw scars everywhere), missing one eye [as in battle] but otherwise very handsome, tall, jetblack feathery wings, 3 protruding horns coming from the upper back and slighly leaning forward(similar to elephant tusks). Some unknown symbols on top of the central tusk

I was in doubt and asked him (my own image or whatever) to pray the our Lord prayer with me, in a sort of tests. We started together but after a while he started forgetting the words (this has happened to me before in my dreams so for me the test was not conclusive)

Very weird, isn't it?


ps: About 2 years ago I had my first dream of angels. In the dream I was in a little town in the middle of the mountains. I could see a big war going on in the sky but i could not discern the details. As time went on, the battles (at that point could see that it was between angels and demons) were approaching were I was and out of fear I started praying our Lord prayer.

At that point the town was attached and a group of warrior angels surrounded me in a protective mode and the leader of the group used a big jar to pour a viscous liquid (I guess it was honey or oil) on my legs and upper back. My legs shrank with a bronced tone and a big pair of feathery wings sprouted from my back.

After that, and in a period of 1 year, I had a dozen or more dreams in which I would see myself as a warrior angel, basically flying, being instructed, fighting demons and aliens, etc. After one lucid dream in which I exorcize a weird looking being, these dreams have stopped. I now only rarely dream this
 

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Interesting. I don't remember ever dreaming of looking in the mirror or even seeing my own appearance at all. It sounds like a relatively cool dream though as long as it isn't too scary.
 

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Interesting. I don't remember ever dreaming of looking in the mirror or even seeing my own appearance at all. It sounds like a relatively cool dream though as long as it isn't too scary.
I am not scared at all in these dreams. As a matter of fact, I feel full of power, sometimes too much power that makes me behave arrogantly at times but consistently when it happens, I immediately feel a terrible shame and apologize to God, and then continue whatever I was supposed to do with the proper mindset

I only wished I could dream of this more often these days. I went through a couple of months when I was dreaming this night after night. It felt as if living a 2nd live :flushed:

Nowadays it hardly happens
 

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Nope. Hate it day time already.
But I saw someone else. Which would make sense then. A perfected version. Problem is she's real.
 

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If so, what did you see? What do you think it represents to see yourself face to face in a dream, if anything?

The other night I looked at myself in the mirror in a dream and what I remember is that aside from barely recognizing myself, my face was extremely pale and I had dark rings around my eyes, like I was sleep deprived or had heavy eyeliner on. I remember being slightly disturbed by my paleness, but my thoughts were more along the lines of "damn dude, you need to get some sun", as opposed to "are you a zombie?" Hmm. Any dream experts around?
I just had the exact same dream. I saw myself and i looked extremely PALE, White as a sheet. Had eyebags, my lips were very red by contrast and my eyes seemed to have heavy eyeliner on... so i came here and found your comment. In the dream i remember thinking i looked very ill, like i was gonna die and felt worried :/ no idea what it means
 

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I have. Now that I've thought of it(aka what I tell myself I remember), it was one of those initial dreams that started it all. I remember the where, the whos, and some minor details as to what happened next. When I write that though - thinking of those details - I question whether or not I did look in the mirror. I woke up screaming in a house full of family but nobody heard me I think. It's also weird that when I remember that 'waking up', I pictured myself from the third person view opposed to first person(which only came after when I tried to think of it). That leads me to believe maybe I can't really trust myself with the finer details...
 
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