For thousands of years, it has been believed that dreams are spiritual in nature. They can be analyzed in a variety of ways, and the analysis is dependent on the specific topic, character, setting that you were dreaming about, as well as the current circumstances you are experiencing in life. Many people dream of alligator at one time or another. If you have, you are probably wondering what the animal represents and why it would be in the forefront of your subconscious mind.
What does it mean when you dream of alligator?
When an alligator appears in your dreams, it could be a sign that you have discovered a hidden instinct within yourself; it could also mean that you have experienced or uncovered an act of treachery or deception in your life.
Another possible explanation: an alligator could signify that you need to take a more inquisitive approach or acquire an enhanced perspective about a particular situation that you are currently experiencing.
1. If dreaming of attempting to flee from an alligator.
When your nightmare scenario finds you fleeing from an alligator or trying to escape alligator-infested seas, ask yourself if there’s someone in your life who makes you feel threatened by their sharp remarks or criticism. If you’re attempting to flee the beast in your dream, that’s going to be a direct representation of how you’re reacting to this individual. Are you avoiding them instead of confronting them? Or are you in a situation where you can escape without having to deal with them?
2. If dreaming of being bitten by an alligator or being eaten by one.
This could be your brain pleading with you to get away from whatever is bringing you pain. If the alligator is eating you, your subconscious is alerting you that the person the alligator represents is starting to swallow you, eat away at you, and overwhelm you. If this is the case, you must act quickly.
3. If dreaming of finding an alligator in a pool or aquarium.
If the alligator in your dream is contained to some form of enclosed space, it means you’ve done an excellent job of containing this angry, biting, critical side of yourself, or the critical, biting, angry person in your life. You are not allowing the situation to spiral out of control.
4. If you dreaming of alligator chasing you
If you dream that an alligator is chasing you, it is a sign that you are afraid of your own power. Alligators represent the power that we have to create our own reality, but this can also feel scary for some people. A fear of success, or a fear of letting people down may be causing you to shy away from pursuing your dreams.
You may feel overwhelmed by something in your life, or are facing a challenge. Instead of facing it and seeing it as an opportunitiy for growth, you are viewing it as an enemy that you have to run away from.
5. If you dreaming of killing an alligator
Dreaming of killing an alligator, whether for fun or for self-defense, may seem like you have conquered your enemy; however, it often represents an avoidance of facing your fears.
Sometimes, when we see a perceived enemy, we get defensive and think that the only way to survive is to kill it. To kill or be killed. However, in dreams you can’t really die, it is all just in your subconscious.
This represents an overreaction to perceived threats, and the tendency to avoid challenges or blame others for your mistakes.
Taming the alligator is a better solution to killing it; yet, this takes time, patience and persistence. Just like many challenges in life.
6. If dreaming of a dead alligator
If you dream of a dead alligator, but you weren’t the one that killed it, is a sign that you are going to experience a big change in your life. Death is always the sign of rebirth, and the chance to start over again.
It may represent something that you manifested in your reality fail, such as a business or relationship. However, whatever is about to end will give birth to many new opportunities that will move you closer to your goal.
What is the spiritual symbolism of alligators?
Alligators are majestic creatures. They have long been highly regarded by ancient civilizations. The ancient Egyptians, for example, worshiped Sobek, the God of Crocodiles. He was also regarded as the God of the Nile River; it was believed that Sobek delivered prosperity to the ancient Egyptians via the ebb and flow of the Nile.
In the modern world, people perceive alligators a bit differently. For instance, it could mean that something troublesome will happen in your future; however, some people believe that dreaming about this animal is a good thing, as it indicate that you are about to embark on a healing process.
Alligators live on both land and in the water, and spiritually this represents the physical world and the spiritual world. Water represents the subconscious mind and access to the intuition; whereas land represents the conscious mind and logical or rational thought.
They are believed to have psychic abilities known as a sixth sense that allows them to perceptive to dangers that are lurking nearby. This is the same sixth sense that humans can tap into when connected to their psychic centers and are living in the present moment. This connection gives us our intuition.
Alligators and Crocodiles as a Sign of Manifesting Power
In Aztec cosmology, the crocodile, known as the Cipactli, symbolized the earth floating in the primeval waters, and appears as the symbol of the first calendar day of the Aztec calendar. The Cipactli symbolized the beginning of the earth and the beginning of all things that are created in the physical realm.
The Cipactli represented psychic powers, wisdom and the power of manifestation. The most powerful manifesting tool that we have is the power of the mind, and it is the source of where our reality is created.
When dreaming of an alligator, it is often a sign of your manifesting power and the power of your thoughts. People who are creators, thinkers, and manifestors often have dreams with alligators or reptiles in them for this reason.
So these are the meanings if you dream of alligator. Alligator dreams can surely make you wonder. If you ever have a dream like this, take a moment to consider your current circumstances and how an alligator might relate to it. Dreams are a concentrated experience, and their meaning varies from person to person.
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