Most dreams will translate into thoughts which you are all too familiar with. For instance, an "impossible" dream could link to the words "I am out of my depth" (which is one of the key words and phrases below) and the dream capture a thought like "I simply cannot do this job. I have not got the skills. I am out of my depth" That phrase is one of many common translations of this type of dream. Look at the list below for clues on what this dream could mean.

KEYWORDS and PHRASES :needing help, a realisation, huge task, unthinkable, too much, out of your depth

Dreams make associations. Think of anything that comes to mind when you read through the list of word associations above. Dreams will especially link to recent thoughts and moods. If you can think of a way in which you might use one of these words then the dream may just capture that exact thought. Dreams will translate into conscious thoughts - the type of thing you would write down in a diary.

Your dream will probably link to specific thoughts like those listed below.

- "I am starting to realise that it will never happen"
- "She is going to have to think the unthinkable and divorce him"
- "That is too much for me to cope with"
- "We have been set a huge task"
- "I cannot do this on my own"
- "he is out of his depth and not up the task. He needs replacing."

You can also guess the true extended meaning of a dream. Take phrases like those listed above and look for a phrase which is a natural conclusion. For instance, take the phrase "he is out of his depth and not up the task. He needs replacing" and extend that to "he is out of his depth and not up the task. He needs replacing. I hate having to sack people." The main point here links to the phrase "I hate having to sack people" yet the symbolism does not point to that at all.


Example dream : An impossibility of getting back symbolised the dreamers realisation that he could not get back together with this woman .
Example dream : A task which seemed impossible linked to the dreamer realising that he could not do something by himself. He would need an expert to help him resolve a problem. So the "impossible task" in the dream could be translated into the words "I cannot do this by myself" (it would be impossible) and this fits neatly into this key thought on the dreamers mind at the time "I need help to help me resolve this problem. I cannot do this on my own."
Example dream : Finding it impossible to get away symbolised the dreamer facing an impossible task in reality. He wanted to escape a growing reputation (for the wrong reasons). No matter what he did he still felt people criticising him.
Example dream : Thinking that a death sentence was possible was linked to the dreamer losing some hours at a community centre where he worked. This had devastated him - and he was beginning to think the unthinkable - he could lose his job entirely.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer finds it impossible to move linked to the dreamers thoughts about his arthritis. This impossible task in the dream merely mirrored the dreamers emotions about the impossible task of recovering from this illness.
Example dream : In one dream soldiers are having to complete a task which seems impossible and stupid. In real life the dreamer had agreed to help out a relative despite his eyesight deteriorating rapidly. He was now realising that he had been stupid to have agreed to such an impossible task. 
Example dream : A dream about an impossible task took place whilst the dreamer was thinking about his failing health. He was now unable to work at a fast pace.
Example dream : A dream in which time is running out and it is impossible to complete an exam took place when the dreamer was unwell. Just recently he had been trying to pull himself together and see if he could manage working more. He had some success at this, but in the last day or two he was feeling very unwell. He was totally incapable of coping of working at a reasonable pace.
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer realises that he cannot sustain an effort over 7 hours during an exam. This linked to his failing health and caught the feeling "I simply cannot work hard over a longer period. I am getting tired very quickly."
Example dream : A dream with a road which was impossible to pass took place at a time when the dreamer was low on confidence and reluctant to meet with people. He was suffering from social phobias and was finding a lot of social contact impossible.
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer has to jump over a gap in a bridge. This seems impossible and freaks the dreamer out. In real life he was having to fill forms in to claim welfare for his mental health disabilities. This "impossible" dream was symbolic of how difficult (impossible) this was to him.
Example dream : A dream where its impossible for the dreamer to escape a huge fall linked to the dreamer feeling out of his depth with some people who were about to set up a new business - this was an impossible situation for him

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This website has a huge collection of dreams. The accuracy of the dream symbolism depends on a huge huge number of practical examples. If you have a dream which you feel you understand then please send it to me at hairybobby@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to add it to the collection.