Spiritually, baptism symbolizes a decision and commitment to a new way of living, a new attitude or approach to life and others, cleansing and rebirth. Submerging the body in water symbolizes death. Rising out of the water represents resurrection and a new life. The former person and negative aspects or "sins" have been washed away. When an individual is of the appropriate age to choose to be baptized, this is a powerful ritual because it represents a choice made by free will and a commitment to that choice.
If the person being baptized in your dream is you, you may have recently been considering or have chosen a better way of living. It is likely that this new path will be successful because you have made a conscious choice. The new life that your dream is related to could be on the physical, emotional or spiritual level.
If the person being baptized in the dream is someone else, this person could symbolize who they appear to be in the dream or an aspect of your inner self. A baby being baptized is powerful sybolism of new birth.
If you have dreamed of baptism, your higher self approves of your choices, goals, hopes and dreams. Your feelings and behavior are congruent with your expectations of yourself and are being blessed by the Divine. Your dream may be reflective of renewed faith and trust. It is likely that things will fall into place and that this change will be successful.
Dreaming of a baptism that somehow goes wrong could symbolize obstacles or doubt about a change in direction. Look at the events surrounding the baptism to determine the meaning of your dream.
Mystical folklore says that a person who drinks from a baptismal font will become a famous singer!
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.