12-17-2015, 12:12 AM
Being naked or partially naked is a common dream theme. It may be a negative or a positive experience, depending upon how you feel about being naked in the dream.
The clothes we wear in waking life help identify us – they represent how we want others to see us. Clothes also hide our imperfect bodies, and metaphorically, our emotional and psychological imperfections. When we aren’t wearing clothes we are stripped of our identity and others can see us as we really are.
- If you experience negative emotions when naked in your dreams
It may suggest you are feeling vulnerable or insecure.
- You may be afraid that you or your actions will be exposed to others.
- You may be feeling ashamed of yourself for something you said or did.
- The phrase, “the naked truth” comes to mind and so you may be “baring your soul” to someone or you are being open and honest with yourself about something.
- You may have recently revealed a secret about yourself to someone, or the dream may be telling you that you should.
- If you are trying to hide your nakedness, consider asking yourself what it is you are hiding from yourself or others in waking life. What truth are you trying to deny?
- If you experience positive or neutral emotions when naked in your dreams
It may symbolize freedom, feeling uninhibited and true to yourself.
- You may feel comfortable with who you are and love and accept yourself as you are.
- You may be unconcerned about what others think about you.
- You may have a clear conscience and/or you are self-confident.
- To see someone else naked
You may be seeing them as they really are.
- You may have discovered a secret about them and/or you are accepting them as they are – imperfections and all.
- If they are hiding their nakedness from you, then you may know they are lying or deceiving you in some way in waking life.
- To see someone else naked may also suggest that you find them sexually attractive and you would like to get to know them better.
These are some common idioms related to being naked that may or may not make sense in the context of your dream. You may think of others which can help you determine what your dream means to you.
- • Baring yourself (telling the truth about yourself).
- • Naked eye (see things as they naturally appear without mechanical or other assistance).
- • How does being naked make me feel – guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, free, confident?
- • Why am I feeling this way?
- • Where in my waking life might I be feeling this way?
- • Does anyone notice or care that I am naked?