Dreams about bathing might differ a bit in interpretation in the Biblical sense from modern – day dream interpretation.
Bathing is an essential part of our lives and as such has great significance when it appears in our dreams as well.
Such dreams bring an important message we should apply to our daily living.
Biblical interpretation of Bathing
The symbolism of bathing in the Bible is usually related to purifying the soul and releasing our sins. The act of bathing with such meaning is often mentioned in the Bible.
Bathing in its actual sense as cleansing the body is mentioned in the Bible only several times.
Up to recent times, water was a luxury and was a pleasure reserved for the higher classes. In ancient times, it was an event performed in special occasions and it usually had a religious significance.
Bathing is the central act in the ritual of baptizing. The most famous story of baptizing described in the Bible, is the story of the baptizing of Jesus Christ in the river Jordan, performed by John the Baptist.
Submerging under water during the act of baptizing, symbolizes the act of clearing the soul from the sins we have committed on earth.
Also, ritual bathing was used by priests to purify themselves before performing important ceremonies.
Bathing was an act to prevent contamination but usually had a ritual significance, such as paying respect to God.
Biblical Meaning of Bathing in dreams
Dreaming about bathing in general – If you dreamed you were having a bath, such a dream usually has a very good meaning, as it is a symbol of purification and cleaning. This dream could indicate avoiding some difficulties or resisting some temptation.
This dream might signify being tempted by something or someone to do something wrong or immoral. Fortunately, you will be able to resist these temptations.
Dreaming about bathing someone – If you dreamed you were bathing someone, such dream could indicate the need to perform some duties or tasks related to your private life or your career, which you will successfully undertake.
Dreaming about bathing a baby – If you dreamed about bathing a baby, such dream could signify some difficulties related to your creative endeavors. You might experience lack of inspiration for some creative work you are doing, but fortunately that won’t last a long time.
Dreaming about bathing a doll – If you dreamed you were giving a bath to a doll, such dream might represent a warning related to your finances. You should pay attention to your finances. This dream could be an indication of an unstable period regarding your finances.
It warns you to think well before you make some investments or decisions about spending money. Start thinking about ways to save money instead and organizing better your spending.
Dreaming about bathing with someone – If you were bathing with someone in your dream, such dream might not be a good sign. It might signify the need to keep quiet about some private matters because someone might use this information against you. Sometimes this dream might signify being gossiped about by some unfriendly people or some fake friends.
In some cases, this dream could be a sign of issues you have with someone or with the person you were bathing with in your dream, but fortunately, successfully overcoming these issues with this person.
Dreaming about bathing alone – If dreamed you were bathing alone, such dream is usually not a good sign related to your emotional life. It might indicate experiencing some emotional disturbances and stress. This dream might signify things in your life not going in the direction you desire and being annoyed because of that.
In some cases, this dream might indicate emotional problems in your romantic relationship, which might grow in size if you don’t address them in time.
Dreaming about bathing with your partner – If you dreamed you were bathing together with your romantic partner, such dream often indicates overcoming issues the two of you have. It might signify resolving some problems and difficulties in your relationship which caused both of you negative emotions and stress, clearing the path for your relationship to blossom.
In some cases, this dream might be a sign of ending of your romantic relationship because of irreconcilable differences.
If that is the case, it is better to leave that part of your life behind you and clear the space for new people to enter it.
Dreaming about your mother bathing – If you observed your mother bathing in your dream, such a dream is a good sign, and usually indicates overcoming some huge problems in your life. Maybe this dream indicates your mother solving some issues in her life.
Dreaming about bathing in the river – If you dreamed about bathing in a river that is a good sign. It signifies good luck and progress, and things moving forward in the direction you desire to move. The upcoming period might be a good sign to do things you enjoy doing and being around people whose presence you enjoy or it could indicate meeting new friends.
Dreaming about bathing in the sea – If you dreamed you were bathing in the sea, such dream is usually a good sign. It might be sign of solving problems and overcoming difficulties. It is a sign of confronting and dealing with issues which arise in your life.
Dreaming about bathing in the ocean – If you dreamed you were bathing in the ocean, such dream might be a kind of a warning. It might signify some danger you might find yourself in, in the near future, and reminds you to be cautious, especially in risky situations.
Dreaming about bathing in a waterfall – If you dreamed about bathing in a waterfall, such dream might represent issues from the past coming back to haunt and cause you stress. Maybe it signifies past memories of something wrong you have done and now that is bothering you.
This dream reveals these issues so you can confront them and deal with them and clear your mind and soul from guilt and other unwanted emotions.
Dreaming about bathing in mud – If you dreamed about yourself bathing in a pool of mud, such dream is usually a good sign, indicating progress and success you might experience soon. This dream encourages you to have faith in your current endeavors and trust in their successful outcome.
This dream often signifies experiencing some beneficial changes in the near future.
Dreaming about bathing in cold water – If you dreamed about bathing in cold water, such dream usually isn’t a good sign and indicates embarrassments or disappointments you might experience soon. Maybe the outcome of some situation will leave you disappointed and worried.
It might signify ruining of your plans and disappointments because of that.
This dream also indicates that these obstacles will be temporary and you just need to have patience to overcome them.
Dreaming about bathing in hot water – If you were dreaming about bathing in boiling water, such dream usually indicates passion and strong emotions you have for somebody.
This dream might reveal your intense emotions towards someone and reminds you to take action and discover whether the passion and feelings are mutual, and if it’s just your illusion to stop wasting your time and move on towards someone who will have the same feelings towards you.
Dreaming about bathing without clothes – If you dreamed about bathing without your clothes, such a dream could signify embarrassment you have experienced and which still bothers you. This event might have exposed a different side of your personality and made people who are close to you very disappointed in you.
This dream might sometimes indicate feelings of shame for letting someone down or betraying someone.
In any case, this dream reminds you to try to resolve the issues you have caused to others or try to mend the situation in some other way. Try to apologize or do something else to clear your name.