Why am I dreaming about my feet?
Sometimes important elements in our dreams are those that focus on certain body parts rather than on a whole person. These specific features have special meanings as well. As in all symbolism, body parts must be interpreted from your individual experience, but here are some examples that will illustrate how the procedure works and give you a starting point.
Hair: Another common symbol, the hair on our heads is a perfect analogy for ideas, thoughts, or thinking. Matted or disheveled tresses may signify tangled, confused thinking, while shining locks are positive mental aspects.
A woman dreamed that she was cutting off masses of long hair into a shorter style that was easier to care for. (In reality, her hair was of medium length.) Her dream was advising her to cut off so much thinking and start doing.
We’re all familiar with the term “letting down your hair.”
Hands and Fingers: Hands and fingers are commonly highlighted in dreams and are complex symbols with many possibilities. They may represent feelings, service, work, help (give a hand), praise (as in applause), creativity (the hands of artists, musicians, writers), communication, or any of a number of productive ways we use our hands. They can also signal disdain, be idle, or getting into mischief.
Feet: Since feet are used to stand, they’re often used to illustrate “understanding” or perhaps bases (on firm footing, or feet made of clay). They’re also our main method of locomotion, so feet may represent our path in life or our direction. Bare feet are especially vulnerable to the environment, so they may represent sensitivity or being a tenderfoot (a novice). Toes are extensions of the feet and help with balance. They can also have to do with sensitivity or with testing (sticking a toe in the water).
Eyes: Of course, eyes are considered windows to the soul. Dreaming of having a third eye is common and signals a spiritual awakening, an ability to “see” beyond the mundane. A woman was thrilled to discover in her dream that she had an extra eye in the back of her head. The eye, rather than looking grotesque, was beautiful. She determined that she was learning to see the past clearly and deal with the pain there; the message was a progress report from her inner counselor who said, “Well done.” Losing your sight might suggest “losing sight” of some objective, purpose, or ideal or being blind to certain realities.