What Does It Mean When You Dream About Wood?
Our dreams are full of wonderful symbols that reflect our personality, our points of view, things we like and don’t like, things we don’t know deep down, and repressed and forgotten emotions.
Dreams have an even more important meaning for people who are very religious and pious, as well as those who are alternatively spiritual. For Christians, dreams are often interpreted as special channels of communication with heavenly forces, even God. Biblical interpretations of our dreams abound in symbolism.
The Bible itself is full of countless symbols that could help us better understand the world we live in, on any level. Religious people look at life from their special perspective. They see the world as a place heavily influenced by the sacred forces of the Christian religion.
As many symbols appear in the Bible, these have even more special meanings when they occur in our dreams.
Biblical symbolism of particular ideas, objects, motifs, etc., are sometimes difficult to interpret, both as a dream phenomenon and as something we see in our waking life, for the very nature of biblical symbolism is complex.
Biblical motifs that appear both in our waking lives and in dreams have many meanings; they represent valuable metaphors for our own earthly life. One of those reasons is wood.
What does wood represent in the Bible? What is the biblical meaning of wood in our dreams?
First, it is important to mention that wood, in various forms (depending on which aspect of the “wood idea” you refer to), occurs in the bible many times.
If we look at this idea from a broader perspective, we can interpret it as an arboreal plant (e.g. trees in the Garden of Eden, olive tree, acacia) or simply as a material (e.g. various wooden objects, raw material of wood). However, when we talk about dreams, we usually refer to wood as a raw material.
Wood in the Bible is associated with human nature; it is considered a material that is corruptible and changeable, just as human nature is. Other interpretations refer to wood that is alive, like a tree branch or something, and those are associated with Christ himself.
The biblical interpretation of wood in a dream
In general, the raw material of wood is not something you would dream of so often.
However, various things made of wood come into our dreams. As for the link with biblical motifs, it is good to mention some of the most present types of trees used as material according to the sacred text and these are cedar wood, acacia wood and olive tree.
For example, in the book of Exodus, it is mentioned that there is an altar made of acacia wood. In Kings two figures of cherubim are said to be made of olive wood, as is the entrance to the sanctuary, &c.
If we think about these wooden motifs, we can say that they are positive symbols, in a way, and that they can even be considered sacred. These woods were used to make certain sacred objects; therefore, wood could also be seen as sacred.
Furthermore, it is something that is changeable, transformable, useful and practical. The wood of the bible has a special meaning, especially if you remember that Christ himself was a carpenter. Therefore, wood, as a material, is something precious and significant for all Christians.
Various trees from which the wood material is obtained have various symbolic meanings in the Bible.
If you dream of a certain type of wood, it can be helpful to know the meaning of the tree. For example, the palm tree is associated with victorious results and personal strength, while the olive tree is considered a means by which we keep in touch with God.
Acacia and cedar are known to be trees native to the lands of Israel, so it is only natural that they appear frequently in the Bible. In general, trees are symbols of knowledge, wisdom and longevity.
If you dream of wood and wooden objects, it means things you weren’t aware of, you finally get some way you could notice and recognize. You are getting in touch with these things, ideas and concepts.
Either you will have to face certain things that you would like to avoid or, on the contrary, you will embrace some good and positive things that are finally being realized in your reality.
Dreams about a boat made of wood
Biblical interpretation of a dream in which you see a wooden boat says that you are ready to undertake a new voyage, in a symbolic sense. You are ready to finally take at least one step forward and move on with your life, especially if there were things that were bothering you for a long time.
However, the exact interpretation varies depending on other factors.
For example, if the wooden boat is still there, it means you are unwilling to move on or feel tied down and unable to move on. Try to think about whether your fears are holding you back from discovering new opportunities or whether there is some external factor.
If the boat is moving, it’s good. It means you are feeling free, adventurous and ready to discover what your true destiny is. If the boat is in constant motion, it means that everything in your life is under control; the course of events unfolds exactly as you wish.
If the boat is moving too fast, it means you are losing control over your life; you cannot undo the problems. This dream comes to remind you to pull yourself together and take your life in your hands.
Dreams of people made of wood
Dreams about wooden people can be quite disturbing; at least, they are particularly uncommon. However, if you just had such a dream, it means that you doubt the loyalty of people close to you.
People try to manipulate and trick you, but you are able to see right through the wooden masks they wear.
You’re not an easy person to fool, but it makes you feel very frustrated. You feel like you’ve lost all the support you had before. You feel like you can’t trust anyone, even your friends.
On the other hand, this dream could indicate that your behavior made other people act as if they were literally made of wood. They seem insensitive and completely deaf to your calls, because you are the one who has deceived them many times.
You might think it’s funny and unimportant, but some people are sensitive, very emotional and can feel hurt by your words.
Dreams about wooden people always mean that there is a big distance between you and the people who were once close to you.
Dreams about wooden hands
Dreams about seeing wooden hands or, even worse, having wooden hands are not common, but they have extremely strong symbolism.
Such a dream reflects your deep frustrations about not being able to change or manage certain things in your current life situation. You are literally feeling deficient, restricted, caged, trapped.
This dream means that you are constantly doing something wrong, so you always fail to improve your life. Try to think what it is. Perhaps there are other signs in this dream about wooden hands, for example, if you are touching a certain object; try to remember what the object was.
Wooden hands in a dream also symbolize emotional suppression. You are not comfortable expressing your emotions; you don’t know how to approach certain people.
This dream could reflect your reserved and somewhat cold personality, which is something that really makes you feel uncomfortable deep down, even if you have convinced yourself that it is just a part of your strong character.
You lack love and tenderness from others, because you don’t let yourself show any weakness.
Dreams about wooden objects
The wooden objects that appear in dreams are many. It is interesting to note that there are several objects made of wood in the Bible. In your dreams, these can represent different things.
On a positive side, if you’re making wooden objects, that’s a good sign. It represents your willingness to change things, to create, to improve your skills and talents. Such a dream is encouraging, it means that you will achieve great things for yourself.
On the negative side, if you see lots or lots of wooden objects around, it means that there are a lot of things that keep you from moving forward in life.
You are stuck right now, surrounded by people, obligations and responsibilities that you never wanted and yet they are here.
Don’t panic, but try to deal with these things step by step, eliminating them from your life one by one.