Waiting is a very common dream symbol and one that often leaves the dreamer feeling confused.
What is the waiting in a dream all about? If waiting is a pervasive issue or feeling in a dream, one interpretation is that you are dealing with power and control issues in your waking life.
Waiting for Someone in a Dream
You may have recently surrendered control to someone, or are about to.
Waiting in a dream can suggest dependence issues, particularly in regards to a primary relationship.
Is it possible that you are needy in your relationships, or maybe are aloof in love?
Patience is often the message that you need to hear if you are waiting for someone in your dream world, as the universe and your subconscious is asking you to wait for perfect timing.
Has this dream happened again and again? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.
Dreaming About Waiting Too Long
This symbol may also be about lowering expectations. If you feel you have been waiting too long for something, it could be because what you are waiting for is unrealistic.
The symbol of waiting for too long where you begin to experience impatience or lack of hope could be a sign from your subconscious that it is important to be practical as well as idealistic in your waking life.
If you dream you are waiting too long for someone to arrive then it could mean that you feel disrespected by this person in your waking life and that they are not showing you the appreciation you deserve.
Dreaming About Keeping Someone Else Waiting
If you are keeping someone else waiting in your dream, the message is that you are not taking other people’s needs into consideration.
You may want to pay more attention to your waking life about whose needs are being overlooked. If the person you are keeping waiting in your dream is angry or frosty with you, this person may be trying to send you a message through your subconscious that they are not happy with the way they are being treated by you in waking life.
If you do not recognize the person in your dream it could be a symbol of yourself. Are you delaying something? Are you delaying the inevitable? Are you keeping yourself waiting?
These are good questions to write down in your dream journal and ask yourself while you are awake.
Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.