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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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.
Dreaming of luggage and going somewhere but my luggage was on the ship and I left on the island .But my my luggage was already on the place where I want to go.
I dreamt that we went somewhere with my fiancé and I left my black and blue green luggages unattended with a lot of people around and when time to go I found my luggage not in the place I left it.
..previous to my post on the dream about stepping over suitcases and my thoughts on my family issues and the word family, i just wanted to add that perhaps the term family is really just a human construct helping us to feel powerful or wanted or fitting in like being in a Clan, Club or Tribe and thus, giving us a purpose or identity ? i know that just being me after being called Mother for so long feels very strange but, isn’t family still an old fashioned kind of ownership? one can never own a human and regardless of dogma teachings, we are all in the end, still very much alone. Sandy
” i dreamed i was stepping over many suitcases whilst carrying one. ”
I think the ‘mental baggage’ interpretation found here does apply to my circumstances at the moment, the suitcase (mental baggage ) i carry is the family issue i am trying to deal with because i am asking myself the big question ” what really is a family ” i will take this question into my future. I have two sons who have gone their own way whom i never see, i don’t see my grandchildren either so clearly, my sons don’t need blood family cos assorted friends will do. One can only say ” i am in a relationship, married, in love, have family ” if those people you love actually love you and want you, i guess its all about ones own identity, tradition and age really. Stepping over suitcases are perhaps the obstacles trying to prevent me from moving forward, things i know i need to ‘ overcome. ‘ Many years ago i dreamed i was trying to remove a dead body from my house during a catastrophe but, finding it difficult had to give up and just save myself. The body i believe was my’n but i was still attempting to hang on to a long gone dead past. Sandy 3/ 10 / 21
i have a dream ,my cousine took very big bag but not closed ,he only went somewhere else.that time i played marbal game with children.please tell me the meaning of this dream.
i dreamnt that i was in a journey and my daugters were helping me pack up my clothes and just before i leave my clothes fell in a pool as i picked them up ready to go
there was a baby boy crying to go with me but this child is not a relative then i had to feed him with some youghart then i woke up my journey was cut short
I dreamt that i help a Man to put his suitcase on his head
I dream of having a lot of heavy luggage and I could not walk about with it so I would leave it all together at a place where there were other luggage too while I went to get a car / something I had to do etc … when I get back all the luggage is gone … I can’t believe all my things are gone including my documents and I have a sense of there is no way to find it and it’s all gone … I dreamed a similar dream twice in the last night I remember that I kept a backpack with money on me , so I lost everything but I had money … in the previous dream I had lost it all…. in both dreams before leaving my luggage To go do what I have to I have a fear of it being stolen…. when I get back there are feelings of disbelief, of I should have known better and of helplessness ….. but at the same time as weird as it sounds there is a relief that I can move around without worries because it’s all gone already…. if that makes any sense at all ….. it’s almost as if deep deep inside I didn’t value it that much to begin with … it was too much to carry … it weighed me down … also there was a feeling of not trusting people and how could anyone have done that or the people around not have looked after my bags ….
I dreamt that I travelled to my home town without my luggage and suitcase. And in my dream I saw my late father asking after my suitcase.
Last night I dreamt that I was staying with some people and had lots of luggage with me, some heavy some light, and I was really worried about accidentally leaving them behind. At Some point I had to go home and the people, who I now considered friends, all really helped me get the bags to the station. When we arrived, there was no space on the train except for a dirty horrible area. The friends told me to wait for the next one but I said no, so I got on this filthy train really worried about how I was going to manage this all on my own, then I realised I didn’t even know where I was going and my mum wouldn’t answer her phone to tell me where “home” was.
I have dreamed of late dead fiance in a yellow suitcase. Not once but tiwce. Please what does this mean?