Are you a dreamer? If so, do you often have dreams that feel like they have another meaning beneath the surface, one that you can’t quite put your finger on?
For the past few weeks, I’ve had an unsettling dream over and over again – I couldn’t talk!
I started to do some research, wanting to find out why this strange scenario was showing up in my dreamscape. What I found was quite interesting:
1) You don’t feel heard in real life
In this dream, you feel completely unable to talk – like you don’t have a voice.
What does this say about your life right now? Are you constantly feeling unheard?
Do you feel like your opinion doesn’t count? When people talk over you to get their point across, do you feel like they don’t even know you’re there?
If this dream is popping up for you, it could be a sign that you need to do something about the fact that you don’t feel heard.
Clarity and confidence are essential to healthy communication. Lack of confidence, lack of knowledge, lack of clarity all lead to confusion, miscommunication and frustration.
When you are not heard, you are frustrated and you are sending out a signal to the Universe that you need help to change this situation.
However, I knew that for me, it wasn’t about my communication – there were situations in my life where people just chose not to truly hear me.
Of course, that was reflected in my dream. But what I realized was that I didn’t want to feel like this any more.
I wanted to be heard, and I wanted to be happy.
I decided to speak up and really tell my truth. And the people who still didn’t understand? I made the hard choice to not keep them in my life any longer.
After such a long time, I just couldn’t keep pretending it was okay to not hear me.
2) You feel like you need to hold your tongue a lot
This dream is similar to the first one – you are completely unable to speak, but this time it’s because you have been holding your tongue a lot lately.
Why do you feel like you need to keep silent on certain subjects?
Do you feel like you might offend someone if you speak your mind?
If this dream keeps popping up, hold your tongue no more!
You have a right to your opinion, and nobody gets to decide what you can and can’t say.
If you’re dreaming that you can’t speak because you’ve been holding your tongue, it’s a clear sign that you need to start speaking your truth more.
Why do you need to keep silent? If you’re afraid you might offend someone with your words, know that this is not a valid reason to hold back.
The thing is, as long as you don’t personally insult anyone, there is nothing wrong with speaking your truth and being honest about what you think.
Holding your tongue will only lead to repressed emotions that you will later need to process.
3) You have a secret you can’t tell anyone
Not being able to speak in a dream can also be an indication that you have a secret you can’t tell anyone.
What is the secret you would risk everything to keep hidden?
What is the thing you are keeping so close to your chest that not even your closest friends and family members know about?
If you keep dreaming that you can’t speak because you have a secret to keep, it’s time to start speaking up and voicing what you’re keeping inside.
What is that secret? Is it something you did, or something that happened to you?
Whatever it is, you need to start talking about it – even if you don’t know who to talk to.
Talking about your secret might feel hard at first, but it’s the first step to getting that secret out of you and into the light.
Maybe, if you feel like you can’t trust the people you love with this secret, you could go see a therapist about this.
No matter how difficult it may be, it’s important for you to have an outlet if your secret is bothering you a lot.
You need to be able to get rid of this secret and not be afraid of what people will think.
4) You’re experiencing trauma and have no one to talk to about it
When you can’t speak in a dream, it could be that you’re experiencing trauma and have no one to talk to about it.
What is the trauma that you can’t talk about?
Is it a traumatic event that you experienced?
Is it a memory of something that has happened to you?
Is it an event that happened in the past, or is it something that you’re going through right now?
If it’s trauma that you can’t talk about in real life, you might dreaming about it in your sleep.
Is it an event that happened in the past that you can’t talk about because it’s too painful?
The thing about trauma is that it runs very deep, no matter how many years, or even decades ago something happened, it can be so powerful that you still see it in your subconscious.
When you dream about not being able to speak, it might be a cry for help from your soul, trying to tell you that you finally need to process this trauma that you’re experiencing.
If you can’t talk about this trauma, it’s time to start talking about it.
Talking about your trauma might feel hard at first, but it’s the first step to processing it. Maybe find someone you can trust or talk to a coach or therapist about what you have experienced.
When the underlying cause of your dreams is trauma, you won’t get rid of your dreams until you actually deal with the trauma itself!
5) You feel like your opinions aren’t valued
When you can’t speak in your dream, the reason might be because you’re not valued for your opinion or you don’t feel like you’re being heard.
You might be trying to express your opinions and they aren’t being listened to.
Maybe you’re getting a lot of criticism from others, or maybe no one is listening to what you have to say.
Your opinion isn’t valued by anyone, and that can make you feel really bad.
When this happens in real life, it can be very hard to hear what other people are saying when they don’t agree with your opinions.
When everyone around you doesn’t value your opinion, it’s important that you find someone who will listen to what you have to say and respect it.
Of course, it will be a burden on you when people don’t listen to your opinions, so find a way to make yourself heard or find different people to talk to.
Whatever you do, you will only resolve this situation if you address the core issue at hand!
6) You want to speak your truth but are afraid
If your dream is that you can’t speak, it could be that there is something you need to say but you’re afraid to speak your truth.
What are you afraid of? What would happen if you spoke your truth?
Are you afraid of how others would react? Are you afraid of what others would say about you? Are you afraid of getting fired? Or losing a friendship?
Whatever the reason for your fear, know that it’s keeping you from speaking your truth and keeping you from the life you want.
If you dream that you can’t speak because you are afraid, it’s a sign that you need to start speaking your truth, even if it scares you.
Your dreams might be trying to tell you something. Whether they be weird or quirky, or even just something that regularly pops up, they’re often trying to tell you something beneath the surface.
Speaking your truth is incredibly important, not only for yourself but for the world around you.
You see, when you don’t speak your truth, you will always keep stuff bottled up inside.
Once you learn to unapologetically speak your truth, not only will you feel better, but your relationships will improve, as well.
You see, your relationships will actually benefit when you speak your truth.
When you have a friend, you can be open about what’s happening in your life, and they will be able to support you and understand.
On the other hand, when you’re in a relationship with someone who isn’t open about their feelings or opinions, it can create problems that are hard to solve.
If you dream that you can’t speak because you are afraid, it’s a sign that it’s time for a change. You see, the things that scare us most often only cause us to grow as people.
The reason why we don’t want to change is that we are afraid of how others will react or how we’ll be treated if we do change.
This doesn’t mean that we should just follow our fears and do things out of fear of what others will think or say.
But rather than letting fear control our life, take action and be accountable for your own life.
Now that you know why you keep dreaming about not being able to speak, hopefully, you know what to do about it.
Which reason resonated the most with you? That’s probably where you need to start.