January 4, 2015 - Category: Dream Symbols

Dreams about luggage- what do they mean? (Dream interpretation luggage, baggage)


Dreams about luggage.
Luggage is a very classic dream symbol. It is very often about the “mental baggage” we have with us from experiences throughout our lives – experiences that have marked us for better or for worse.

Heavy or light luggage.
We talk about it in the same way as we colloquially say “he (or she) carries a lot of baggage” – meaning, he has experienced some things that “weighs on him.” In other words, we are again talking about mental luggage.

Luggage in dreams in relation to personal development.
For example, you dream that you find it hard to get going on a trip, because you have an unrealistically huge amount of heavy luggage to take with you. If you dream this, then you need to ask yourself how your own mental baggage slows you in your personal development.

You can also dream that you are late for a ferry, train, etc. Because of that you can not collect or simply carry your entire luggage. The meaning is as often the same – your personal life story and the experiences you have had, prevents your personal development, and the dream is a hint that there is some “luggage” to begin to work with.

Conversely, you can dream that you leave your luggage somewhere before setting out on a journey. That might give you a hard time (it’s hard to let go off ones’ mental luggage, and we occasionally even find comfort and “security” in what we know / the luggage we know – no matter how harmful it is) or you can be clarified to leave your luggage.

This last interpretation is about how you are very clear about saying goodbye to what you had with you in perhaps many years, in order to go on in your life without this luggage. Dreams of fear of losing your passport (your identity paper!), may also play a role in the dreams of luggage. It is often the fear of losing your identity on the life journey you are on.

To hide something away.
You can also dream that you frantically try to pack something into a suitcase, which you subsequently want to store in a closed / locked room in a basement, etc. That can be an image about the fact that you are trying to put some of your (psychological) luggage away – which both can be an appropriate and inappropriate strategy. The important thing is that by the help of this dream, you are becoming aware of it.

When trying to understand your dreams it is important to know that your dreams are… your dreams. As such, you are the best person to figure out the true meaning of your dreams.

However, it is important to learn how to generally approach your dreams. Dream dictionaries like this one are only a supplement, and if you want to fully utilize the potential of your dreams, you should start at a different place.

My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” gives you a great foundation for understanding (and recalling) your dreams.

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Also read: Why I no longer interpret dreams for free

NOTE: Dreams are 100% individual, and when you dream about luggage, it’s almost certainly about something else for you than it is for your friend, who also dreamt about luggage. Dream interpretation / dream analysis is sometimes a difficult art, and a particular interpretation of a dream is only correct if you feel “affected” by it. Therefore, it is not certain that the above mentioned interpretations are relevant to you.