Dreams of suffocation and drowning symbolize overwhelming situations in waking life. You may feel unable to deal with a certain situation and that you have no control. For instance, dreaming of being smothered with a pillow involves someone else holding something over you, restricting your ability to breathe or move. This type of dream indicates that something in your life has become so unmanageable that it is literally smothering you, and something or someone else is controlling its force. Identify the situation and how you can confront it. Look at the other symbols in your dream. It may be hinting at a solution.
Take a look at who or what is suffocating you. Remember that people in our dreams ofen symbolize someone else or parts of ourselves. If it's not a person, the symbol will indicate the pepetrator. A partner, boss or rival may be overbearing and attempting to stifle your emotional or spiritual growth or psychological development. Reflect upon whether this can be addressed or if you should withdraw from the relationship.
If you dream of drowning, you may be feeling suffocated by your own emotions or by overwhelming situations in waking life.
If the feeling of someone exerting pressure on your chest and neck feels quite real, you may have had an encounter with a sleep disorder called Sleep Paralysis.
May all your dreams come true!
Parthena Black is a professional social worker and ordained minister with experience in tarot and runes. For private spiritual counseling and intuitive readings via e-mail, please visit her at oymygoddess.com.