To dream of being underwater represents being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, emotions, or uncertainty. It may also reflect preoccupation with sadness, guilt, or fear. Difficult circumstances. Overwhelming emotional turmoil. Feeling that you are struggling. Difficulty coping with pressure. Overwhelming family or relationship problems. A very hard time in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by problems. Consider the saying “deep trouble.”
To dream of breathing underwater represents being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, emotions, or uncertainty while remaining calm or confident. It reflects a level head or intelligence while confronting negative emotions, or facing stressful or uncertain situations. Keep cool or finding your strength during a crisis.
To dream of choosing to submerge underwater may reflect situations where you are choosing to confront a negativity or uncertainty in your life. Choosing to be completely “submerged” in your problems.
Example real life situations that may encourage a dream of breathing underwater may be when you feel forced to lie, or when you are faced with an emergency that requires you to stay calm.
Example 1: A young man dreamed of being underwater. In waking life he was always sad because of his parents divorce.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being trapped in a car underwater. In waking life she life she felt trapped by serious financial problems.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of being deep underwater. In waking life she was having serious problems in her marriage with no way to reconcile the relationship. She had just decided to file for divorce.
Example 4: A man dreamed of being deep underwater with a shark about to attack him. The shark suddenly dropped dead. In waking life he was in the middle of a serious argument with a woman and expected the argument to result in serious problems in his life, but he settled the argument in email. Being underwater in this case may have reflected the dreamer’s feelings about how overwhelming the argument with the woman felt.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of her house being submerged underwater. In waking life she felt that her family’s overwhelming problems were holding her back in life.e was always sad because of his parents divorce