Dream of Childhood Home – Meaning and Symbolism

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Dreams about childhood home are a very common dream subject.

These dreams often appear during times when we are confronting some issues from the past, dating back to our childhood.

The reasons for having these dreams are various, but they often have something to do with some subconscious content we need to confront and deal with for good.

Our childhood is the period of our lives when we develop most of our personality traits and we shape into the person we will most likely be for the rest of our life.

Childhood is for many people the most carefree and innocent period of their lives and period when they felt most secure and protected.

Often, we dream about our childhood when we are experiencing some difficulties in some areas of our lives, whether at work or in our private life, and we subconsciously desire to return back to the carefree times of our childhood past.

This dream could be a sign of our subconscious desire for comfort and protection which we are currently lacking in our reality.

This dream often announces the changes that are expecting you in the near future and preparing you to welcome them.

These dreams could also reveal your thoughts about the past, which can have a different emotion attached to them. They can be happy or sad thoughts, thoughts of regret, resentment, etc. depending on the experiences and circumstances you had during your childhood years.

We often dream about our childhood home when we are confronting some issues which are somehow related to our childhood beliefs.

We tend to dream dreams about our childhood home when we feel unhappy in our current life circumstances and we desire support to overcome the negativity we have found ourselves in.

We also tend to have dreams about our childhood home during times when we are going through some major changes in our lives, whether good and bad, and our subconscious tends to compare the present circumstances with the ones we experienced way back in our childhood.

Here are some more possible explanations and meanings of your childhood home dreams:

Nostalgic desire to go back to your childhood

One of the most common meanings of a dream about a childhood home is our nostalgia for the old days.

Possibly you are experiencing some challenging moments in your life, and the dream represents the attempt of your subconscious mind to find some relief in remembering the carefree life in your childhood days.

Desire for comfort and support

Our childhood is the period of our lives when we feel pampered and cared for. We feel that we are fully supported by our parents and that someone s watching over us.

The dream of a childhood home could reveal our desire to feel that way again. Possibly we don’t feel supported in our current circumstances.

Maybe the people who are closest to us currently are disappointing and making us feel unloved.

Experiencing changes of some aspects of your life

In some cases, a dream about our childhood home happens because we are subconsciously comparing our reality to our childhood days.

Possibly you are very different from the person you were in childhood and the dream reflects that.

Maybe your living conditions have changed from the ones you had in your childhood and your subconscious mind registers that fact.

Unfinished issues from the past

We also tend to dream about our childhood home when we have some unfinished and unresolved issues from the past, especially that period of our lives.

Maybe we still hold some resentments from those times, often towards our parents or siblings.

It is possible that they have become bothering us and our subconscious is sending us a message through this dream that it is time to confront the resentment and release it.

Also, it is a sign that we need to confront these issues from the past, which are in some way blocking our current progress.

Desire to release the past

Although we might not always be consciously aware of the issues and resentments we have from the period of our childhood, in some cases, we are totally aware of their presence and the fact that they are bothering us and preventing our current achievements.

Having some limiting beliefs from the past which hinder your progress

A dream about our childhood home could indicate that some beliefs you have which date back from your childhood years are still present and represent a limiting factor to your progress and achievement of your desires.

This dream is an indication that you should reexamine these beliefs and get rid of the ones which are not serving you good.

For example, your parents have thought you to be humble and not put yourself first.

This belief and attitude could now be detrimental for your progress, especially in your career where other colleagues make advancements while you wait for years without making any career move.

It is time to become aware of these beliefs and get rid of them for good and make space for some new ones which will be highly beneficial for your future.

Escaping a harsh reality

Oftentimes a dream about our childhood home is a way for our subconscious mind to take us to a more pleasant place in time to help us find retreat from the unpleasant circumstances we are currently experiencing.

If your childhood home was a comfy and secure place and you are currently not doing well in life, you can be sure that the dream is a way that your subconscious uses to protect you at least during night from feeling bad and desperate.

Some scenarios of dreams of childhood home

Dreaming of your childhood home destroyed – If you had a dream about your childhood home being somehow destroyed, that dream usually isn’t a good sign. In most cases, this dream indicates some unpleasant things from your childhood coming back to haunt you.

Sometimes that can be a big secret from your childhood that you have been hiding all your life and is now being revealed to the public, which you symbolically see as a destruction of your childhood home.

It could also be the discovery of the truth about something from your childhood that you hoped would never come to light and now you feel desperate because is revealed.

Dreaming of your childhood home looking better than it did when you lived there – If you dreamed of your childhood home, but it appeared better looking and bigger than you remember it, this dream could be a confirmation that you made the most of your childhood upbringing and which helped you achieve the success you now enjoy in life.

Dreaming of cleaning and tidying your childhood home – A dream in which you were tidying and cleaning your childhood home also has a very symbolic meaning, and its meaning should not be neglected.

This dream usually indicates finally getting rid of some bad issues from your childhood or releasing yourself from some negative influences from that period of your life.

You have probably realized that some childhood beliefs and attitude are no longer serving your good and you decided to let them go.

With this, you have created space to embrace new beliefs and change yourself completely.

Dreaming of being ashamed of your childhood home – If you dreamed of finding yourself in your childhood home and feeling ashamed of it, that dream could be an indication that you have some unresolved issues from your childhood which are causing you to feel unease and shame when you think about it.

It might be because of something unpleasant that you have experienced in your childhood years, or the childhood itself and the home were something you were ashamed for some reason.

If you realize that these are the reasons for having these dreams, it would be wise to try to somehow resolve them and leave them in the past.

You can do it buy yourself if you can or you can seek professional help to support you in overcoming these embarrassing moments from your childhood years.

Dreaming of enjoying spending time at your childhood home – If you dreamed of being happy and enjoying spending time at your childhood home, that dream could reveal your longing for the happiness and carefree times in your childhood home.

Dreaming of feeling happy for visiting your childhood home – If you dreamed of being very happy for visiting your childhood home that dream is usually a good sign, and it usually indicates experiencing fortunate events or hearing some good news soon.

Dreaming of your childhood home falling apart – If you dreamed of your childhood home being neglected and falling apart, that is not a good sign. It could be an announcement of some unpleasant events expecting you in the future, usually related to loss of money and worsening of your health.

This dream sometimes indicates scandals which you might soon experience. In some cases, it might indicate being harmed by someone close to you.

Dreaming of your childhood home looking new and beautiful – If you dreamed that your childhood home looked new and well cared for, that dream is usually a good sign and it announces good health and happiness which are expecting you.

Dreaming of your childhood home burning – If you dreamed of watching your childhood home engulfed with flames, that dream is usually a very bad sign symbolizing problems, difficulties, and in some cases, experiencing loss of money and poverty.

Dreaming of seeing some deceased relatives in your childhood home – A dream in which you encountered some deceased relatives in your childhood home is usually a bad omen. It could mean that some danger is approaching you.

Dreaming of renovating a childhood home – If you dreamed of renovating your childhood home, that is usually a good sign. Sometimes it could indicate some dear guests coming to visit you soon.