This is a follow up to my recent blog on weird awkward dreams. As with most anything in the dream interpretation realm, some topics are way too big to write just one blog about and call it a day. The kind of dreams I’m discussing today are a continuation of correction type messages in parables which you can find straight in the Bible. As I said last time, I have a ton of experience with dreams of this kind because, well… just read the last post.
Based on that “all too familiar with” sort of personal history, I can guarantee that you either have or will have dreams of the kind I’m about to explain today. But maybe you’re wondering…
Remember… These Are Necessary
I’m guessing by now, some of you’re thinking, “Chris, what’s up with this all of a sudden? We like hearing about science dreams and driving on roads and airplanes…” Yep! I have to include these because if I don’t I’m deliberately excluding a very valid category of dreams that we cannot ignore.
So here are the dream types in today’s blog… cutting the grass, getting your hair cut, shaving some area of your body, hair in your mouth, dirt in your mouth and just about anything that in real life would basically gross you out. Exactly as I said last time, these are all various types of dreams where God is using parabolic images in your dreams to tell you about character and behavior issues.
I won’t go into detail on this like I did last time but God is very big on correction and if He’s not doing this with you then you need to be very concerned. Unless God is correcting you in your dreams at night, you have no way of knowing what His “report card” is for you and you have no way of knowing when you are totally off course and heading for an eternal judgment.
For the basic foundation on this, check my last blog where I dealt with that more extensively…
So with that intro out of the way, let’s get straight into the explanation of the dream types I listed above. Without proper understanding of these, you’re probably throwing them out (and continuing to get more as a result).
Cutting The Grass
Dreams of cutting the grass are fairly common as corrective messages from God. Grass is equated with works of the flesh and that idea comes from (among other verses) this below…
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:1 Peter 1:24 (KJV)
Works of the flesh are explained in the next passage below…
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV)
Think of it also like this… if your yard had long grass and weeds growing all out of control, it would look like a total mess. Disorder and sloppiness is not a character trait God likes. Even if you didn’t know the verses above, just a common sense interpretation of a dream of cutting the grass would still be possible.
The next section is very similar to this and also deals with the works of the flesh so I’ll avoid further commentary here.
Cutting Hair & Shaving
Getting your hair cut or shaving some area of your body is very similar to the above section. Most of the time when you see yourself getting your hair cut or shaving a part of your body, it means you need to cut off the works of the flesh. Anytime you are acting in the flesh, you may be getting dreams that have this type of images in them.
The idea of hair being equated with the works of the flesh comes from the passages about Esau who was such a person and did some very foolish things.
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.Genesis 25:25 (KJV)
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.Hebrews 12:16 (KJV)
Cutting hair or shaving is equated to spiritual cleansing from evil behaviors and attitudes and is a call to correct that by a process of renewing the mind and living in the Spirit.
And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.Leviticus 14:8 (KJV)
Sometimes, the exact body part that you might be shaving can have an added meaning. For a good online list of those, check the list here: Body Parts.
Hair Or Dirt In Mouth
Just as hair is equated with the works of the flesh, dirt is likewise. The idea of dirt symbolizing the flesh comes from Genesis where God created man out of the dust of the ground. Since flesh comes from the ground, the works of the flesh are equated with dirt or anything in a dream that involves dirt or being dirty and needing to wash yourself.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.Colossians 3:8 (KJV)
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.1 Corinthians 6:11 (KJV)
Old House / House In Disrepair
In a previous blog I gave a short explanation for how a house is representative of yourself and just like a car in your dreams, the condition of that house indicates your spiritual state. A house that’s a disaster and falling apart, with dirt on walls, old paint pealing off, rooms a mess or empty, etc are all signs that you are in a very bad state spiritually.
On that same theme, if you see yourself going back in time and living in a previous house that’s in poor condition, that is a sign of backsliding and reversing everything you once believed and giving up your faith.
The idea that we ourselves can be represented symbolically in a dream as the condition of a house (or apartment, dorm room, etc) comes from many verses including these here…
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?1 Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.Proverbs 25:28 (KJV)
The idea for backsliding when you see yourself going back to a previous residence (when it’s in poor condition) is taken from these verses below that speak about going back to a former state in life.
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.2 Peter 2:22 (KJV)
This is what the Israelites did in the desert when they spoke against God and His promises and spoke negatively in fear when they saw the giants in the promised land. If you read that entire account, you see how God did many miracles in their midst and yet they still had a very evil attitude and did not believe anything.
Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:Psalms 78:22 (KJV)
For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.Psalms 78:32 (KJV)
I’ve had my own dreams exactly like this where I at first believed something God showed me but then, when negative thoughts or contradictory circumstances came up, I went back on that and began doubting everything God had first told me.
Note: this is not the same as seeing your childhood house in a dream – that has a completely different meaning which I explained in a recent blog…
Old Man / Woman
When you see an old man or woman, it is not always negative. The context of the dream and actions taking place in it are the clue to whether this is a positive or negative symbol. But, many times when you see an older man / woman in a dream, there is a good chance it may be a reference to the former life (before coming to salvation through Jesus) or a person who is acting in the flesh.
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;Ephesians 4:22-23 (KJV)
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;Colossians 3:9 (KJV)
As I say again, I’ve had dreams including all of the above and I’ve had many emailed to me here by people all over the world. These are very common dream types!
Key Word Searches / Proper Response
By now, you might be getting the idea that sometimes the key to interpreting a dream can be as simple as looking up key words in the Bible. If you just realized that from reading the above then yes, you are on the right track! This is a perfectly valid way to find the meaning of some dreams. And, that is what I mentioned in my first short ebook (see below).
As I said last time, the most important thing for dreams like this is to 1) understand what God is saying and, 2) take proper action to correct what He is pointing out. We all must go through corrections!! There is no way to avoid it. The sooner you take action (and with a good attitude), the faster you will progress. Just speaking from experience!!
Ok, well it looks like you survived this blog. Now that I’m getting these mandatory topics out of the way and updated, we can soon get back to the kind of content I normally post here.
Check all my other resources on this same topic below. Thank you for reading!!
- Article: Common Dreams: Awkward Embarrassing – Public Exposure – Sex – Indecency – Toilets
- Article: Rebukes and Corrections in Dreams: What They Mean and How to Respond
- Online symbols reference: Joshua Media Ministries International online dream symbols
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