Dreams About Water: Surprisingly, it wasn’t flowing uphill anymore.

I’ve always been having dreams about water recently; sometimes a river, a flooding river, a calm stream, a stormy river that turns into an ocean, a big wave splash of water in a river flowing from a mountain, an estuary, water flowing back to a damn, waterfalls, and some other kinds but most of the time these rivers or lakes or estuary would have water flowing uphill–flowing in the opposite direction. Surprisingly today, I woke up remembering there was nothing weird in my dream. The river was calm, and it wasn’t flowing upstream anymore. Today, I just feel like nurturing myself spiritually, too. || Monday, July 11, 2022

When I was in my freshmen year in college, Psychology was one of the most fascinating subjects for me. For some reason, I liked it and got interested in it a lot. Naturally, as Ms. Puracan, the teacher in my PSYCH101 class, would explain things, I could easily pick out people whose behaviors I can relate to the things being discussed. From then on, my belief that every behavior and every human action has explanations was confirmed and because of psychology, I learned and since then believed and understood that dreams are products of our subconscious thoughts. But then, every time I dream about water, I always ask myself “Why do I dream about a lot of water these days?” Today, I just felt enlightened and my interest in the subject just got aroused and so I spent my time Googling some possible dream interpretations, just for fun, and here they are! I start from the most interesting one for me because, heck, why would a river flow upstream? (I will be highlighting some parts that reflect my dreams and the events in my life.) 


Dream about Water Flowing Uphill symbolizes your own desires for building a family and your family ideologies. You are undergoing some spiritual enlightenment. You need to focus your attention on something that you have placed on the back burner. Your dream represents giving yourself a second chance. You are in a good place and are embracing what life has to offer.

Water in your dream signals your introverted personality. You are standing in the middle ground. You are letting someone down. This dream suggests your latent paranormal abilities. You need to be cautious in affairs of the heart as they may be fleeting. Flow dream states your dependence on somebody in your family. Perhaps you are being too frigid. You can freely release your emotions that may not be appropriate in your life. The dream denotes how you manipulate your surroundings. You need to be more objective when evaluating a situation.

Uphill dream is a message for the repressed and dark aspects of yourself. You are on the verge of an emotional outburst. Your actions are being misunderstood and misconstrued. Your dream stands for the nurturing mother and how you are there for your loved ones. You are trying to put on a tough or mean face.

Dreaming of Water and Flow and Uphill Dream About Water Flowing is sometimes fertility, growth, and emotional maturity. It is time to take a stand and be more assertive. You also need to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you. This dream is a message for a rapid rise to success. You are overloaded and overwhelmed. Water and Uphill is a harbinger of lurking danger, aggression, and raw emotions. You may be experiencing a new relationship, a new career path, or a new adventure. You have the ability to stop at a moment’s notice to consider your next plan of action. The dream suggests the emotional or physical burdens you are carrying around with you. A burden will be lifted off you and you will come out victorious.

Flow and Uphill is a harbinger for your social interactions and how you relate to others. You prefer a quiet life of simplicity. You want the focus to be on you. Your dream is about a reminder of something important that is occurring in your life. A project, relationship, or idea is about to take off in a sudden and spectacular way.

Dream about Water Flowing Uphill points at your boundless creativity. You are unwillingly going along with a plan. Something old is passing and something new is entering your life. This dream means prosperity and satisfaction with the current state of your life. You are protecting someone or something. Sometimes, dreaming about water flowing uphill states internal chaos and turmoil while an orderly drawer signifies calmness. You feel you are being overshadowed and are underestimating your abilities. You are not letting your vulnerabilities show through. This dream is sadly a warning alert for feelings of frustration and lack of control in making decisions. You or someone is meddling in a situation you or they have no business in.


A river is normally a body of water that has predictable boundaries. Dreaming of a flooded river could therefore symbolize that someone in your life who is usually reliable and stable has been pushed beyond their limits due to exceptional circumstances. You could be in this position yourself.

A dream about crossing a flooded river could symbolize that you are trying to go on with your normal business in spite of some major disruption. In some cases, toughing it out and going on with your business is the right answer.

In other cases, you really do need to honor the disruption and change your plans accordingly. It can be hard to tell the difference in waking life, but how crossing the river goes for you in your dream can give you some guidance.

If trying to cross a flooded river ends badly for you in your dream, you need to stop your regular plans and give your full attention to dealing with the problem that has come up for you. As inconvenient as this may seem in the moment, you need to deal with the disruption before it becomes even bigger.


If you dream of a destructive flash flood that seems to come out of nowhere, the flash flood dream meaning could have to do with any upsetting situation in your life that has caught you by surprise. It is more likely to be someone else’s emotional outburst that has shocked you in this way, as most people know if something is brewing with their own emotions. If you tend to lack awareness of your own emotions, however, it could be about your own emotional outburst.

The National Weather Service in the United States says that flash floods are most often caused by extremely heavy rainfall from thunderstorms, though mudslides or breaks in dams or levees can also cause them. If you dream of heavy rain and flood in this way, this could symbolize that you feel like you are under attack from some circumstance in your life and therefore pushed to the point of exploding.

Flood dreams most commonly symbolize emotions that have built up to a crisis point. If you have not yet had the emotional explosion, the flood dream can serve as a warning that you need to find someone to talk to about whatever is troubling you before you blow up.

If the emotional explosion has already happened, however, your flood dream can guide you toward finding a way to recover from the damage. As many of the world’s cultures have been taught, life can begin anew after a great flood.


Dream about Rivers And Waterfalls hints at some emotional journey that you are going through. You want to amount to something in your life. There is a part of yourself that you can always rely on. This dream points to something you want your significant other to do. You are struggling with success.

Rivers And Waterfalls is evidence of harmony in your life. You may be expressing some aggressive feelings toward others. The future looks bright for you. This dream represents a good friend hiding her or his true feelings. It is time to focus.

Dreaming of River and Waterfall River in your dream means feelings of abandonment and unworthiness. You need to channel and transform your outdated ideas or past experiences into something you can learn from. You have left behind your past. This dream stands for some sort of advice or message from your subconscious. You are going around in circles and headed nowhere. The river in this dream is a symbol of fear and your frigid attitude. You are prepared and ready for the task at hand. It is time for introspection. In addition, you need to be more self-sufficient. The dream is a message for your supportive role. You will redeem yourself and regain your honor after your fall from grace.

Waterfall in dreams draws attention to issues about your self-esteem and self-image. You may feel nervous about exposing yourself and are feeling a resurgence of those old emotions and feelings. You need to relax. The dream expresses your state of mind. You are neglecting aspects of your own self. A Waterfall dream indicates your mother. You may feel nervous about exposing yourself and are feeling a resurgence of those old emotions and feelings. You need to conserve your energy. Your dream states sadness and remembrance. You are looking for acceptance.

Dreaming about both “River” and “Waterfall” stands for a transformation and regeneration is only possible through some hardships. You or someone is being lured or tempted into some negative activity. Someone that you are interested in may not feel the same way about you. This dream refers to some rejected aspect of yourself. You should not underestimate someone’s ability because of their size. Dreaming about rivers and waterfalls points to power, strength, faithfulness, and intellect. You are rejecting some advice or message. You are well disciplined and secure in your life. This dream is a symbol of spiritual harmony. You are well-balanced in your personal, social and professional life.

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