To dream of light represents clarity, illumination, understanding issues, guidance, or insight. It may also reflect inspiration. Perhaps, “light is being shed” on a difficult or confusing situation. Alternatively, light may reflect truth or answers. Something in your life that is being “noticed” for what it really is.
Consider the color of the light for additional meaning.
To dream of turning on a light represents a choice or situation in your life that you want to notice or draw attention to. Choosing what you pay attention to or get involved in. It may also reflect what you choose to feel good about.
To dream of turning on a dull light may represent your wish to avoid looking too deeply into a problem or to try understand your own behavior. Feeling uninspired or dull.
To dream that you cannot turn on a light represents a lack of insight or inspiration.
To dream of having no light represents a lack of hope, understanding, clarity, guidance, or information. You can’t figure out what is going on with a problem. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings of having no hope or that there is nothing good happening. Fear, or a negative situation preoccupies your thinking.
Bright light dreams are common for those who are near death because it reflects the dreamers total preoccupation with noticing life being close to it’s end. The bright light reflects the dreamers inability to notice anything else except their impending death.
Example: A man dreamed of turning off a light. In waking life he had decided to change his mind about visiting his mother and felt guilty about it. Turning off the lights reflected his decision to not have a good time visiting his mother.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of bright lights in a hospital. In waking life she was having a difficult menstrual cycle and had to keep upbeat about it because she felt she couldn’t do anything about it. The bright lights reflected her choice to be a positive as she could about getting through her problem.
Example 3: A man dreamed of having a light on while he was inside a cavern. In waking life he was doing a lot of self-reflection while alone and thinking over his problems.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing a column of light disappearing. In waking life a man she realized that a man she thought she loved didn’t really love her.