Why naked in dreams?

June 28 - July 5, 2006
Gulf Weekly Why naked in dreams?

Dear Nikki,
In all my dreams I am naked. Why is that?
Michael David

Dear Michael,
Many people embarrassed to find themselves dreaming of being in a public place and being either naked or wearing only their underwear. These dreams often express feelings of guilt or inferiority. It is a metaphor that exposes the dreamer’s perceived faults or feelings of vulnerability to some situation in their life. If in the dream, other people are oblivious to the dreamer’s nudity it indicates that they should discard as groundless any fears that they will be rejected if their real self is revealed. If you dream of being ashamed or frightened of being naked this may indicate a fear of relationships or of showing your real feelings.
A dream of being disgusted by the nudity of another person suggests anxiety or aversion at discovering the ‘naked truth’ about a person, a situation or even about yourself. Acceptance of the nudity of others indicates that you see through people and accept them for what they are.
Ask yourself: Do I want people to see me for the person I really am? – It’s usually the best policy to be yourself despite what others may think. Examine the attitude of other people in the dream. Their behaviour may reveal what attitudes are holding you back from being the person you really are.
Do I feel guilty about something? Often these dreams reveal a fear of being exposed. For example, have you been cheating in some way? Perhaps you have been putting up a pretence or lying about something that you fear someone may find out about.
Do I fear disapproval? You may fear that a plan will meet with disapproval from your colleagues. This may be particularly relevant if you dream of being naked at work.

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