The Meaning of Discovering New Rooms in a Dream



One of the most intriguing of dreams to have is of being in a house, and suddenly discovering new rooms in it that you did not know were there.  In the dream, these rooms may be a very pleasant and even exciting surprise, they may be unusually decorated or full of interesting things.  Other times, these new rooms in the dream will feel old and even neglected, as if they have not been visited or used for a long time.  But most commonly, you will have a sense of surprise, because you thought you knew this house well, and never would have suspected that rooms such as these were here.

To dream of discovering new rooms is often a symbol of realising new aspects of your own personality.  The analogy is that you thought you knew yourself so well, but suddenly circumstances have arisen that have revealed there is far more to you than you previously thought.  These kinds of dreams are a great gift, they challenge you to outgrow previous limited perceptions, and to embrace growth and change in your life.

Even if the rooms you discover are old and neglected, it still is a positive sign that there are aspects of yourself you may have forgotten about, but still exist as very real parts of who you are.  The fact that you are dreaming about these rooms means there is still some value to be gained from going there.  It can help if you have a dream like this to take time to contemplate lessons from the past that may be relevant now.  Items you find in the room may give you a clue as to what the message is about.  Look for childhood toys, items you may have used in work or school, things that remind you of a close friend or family member who may have had a special influence on you.  Then consider how these may relate to what is going on in your life right now.

Discovering new rooms in a dream invites you to step outside of what you had accepted as reality, to expand your horizons.  Discovering new rooms can mean learning new skills, traveling to new places or taking on new responsibility, or it can mean rediscovering something special about your self and your history you thought was lost.  Dreaming of discovering new rooms challenge you to move past your self imposed limitations, and to embrace a new and exciting way of living that you never thought possible before.

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Amy Campion is a writer, speaker, workshop facilitator and dream coach who works globally with people using their dreams, intuition, imagination and consciousness. She is the founder of The Dream Well, a website dedicated to helping people understand and become experts of their own dreams. She also runs an online course on sacred dreaming, which includes lucid dreaming, shamanism, Tibetan dream yoga, dream incubation and a variety of other approaches. Amy holds the following qualifications: BA (Hons) Comm Arts, Post Grad Cert (Strategic Foresight), Member IASD (International Association of the Study of Dreams).