Have you recently been dreaming about mail or messages? Mail and messages are filled with potential… they can contain good, bad or neutral things.
You might receive good news, money, important information, and answers to your questions in a message. But you can also get bad news and bills in the mail, and your questions may go unanswered and ignored.
Consider what else happened in your dream and how you felt, and then continue below to see what your dreams might be trying to tell you.
What it Means to Dream About Mail & Messages
Abundance + Opportunities
I know I’m not the only one who thinks receiving mail can be exciting and fun. This association likely comes from childhood (when mail was more common) and the experience had not yet been ruined by endless bills and junk mail.
Anyone can find your address and reach out unexpectedly… how exciting is that?
Did someone send you an unforeseen love letter? An acceptance letter to the college you have been dreaming of? How about an unpredicted missive stating that a long lost relative has died and left you their fortune? Yes, mail can be exciting and filled with possibilities and opportunities.
Were you receiving mail in your dream? How did you feel about it? If you recall feeling positively, this could be a sign that you are expecting good news about an opportunity, or that abundance could soon be flowing more easily into your life.
Information + Insight
Just as mail can contain gifts, money and thrilling opportunities, it too can be the bearer of news, good or bad. Test results, newsletters, letters from loved ones or strangers… mail and messages can be representative of important insight.
If you are receiving the messages in your dream, it could be a wake up call to bring your attention to something. You are being invited to know something. Is there anything you are taking for granted, or ignoring in your conscious hours?
If you are sending the mail to someone else, you may feel like you have been trying to communicate something. Are the messages recurring in your dream? This may indicate you feel like you just aren’t reaching the person you are trying to communicate with, and feel frustrated that your messages fall on deaf ears.
Anticipation + Anxiety
The act of waiting for something can be exciting and frustrating, sometimes all at once. Knowing that there is some item or some information out there, but to not have it yet can certainly cause anxiety.
If you dream of getting your answers in the form of mail or messages, this could simply be a manifestation of the excitement or impatience you are feeling during the day.
“That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!”― Connie Willis, Passage
Types of mail or messages you may encounter in your dreams
- Postal Mail
- Handwritten Notes
- Text Message (iMessage, SMS)
- Instant Message or Chat Message (Social Media Dms, Gchat)
- Spoken Messages
Now that we’ve covered some common themes and types of mail or messages you could be seeing in your dreams, let’s take a look at a few scenarios involving mail and messages.
Common Dreams About Mail and Messages
You are receiving mail (or messages)
When you dream of receiving mail this could simply be about something you are anticipating in your waking hours. Maybe you are expecting news, money or an answer to a question, and you are anxiously awaiting it. This dream could represent the anxiety you feel regarding whatever it is you are waiting for.
Receiving something is often a pleasant experience… if in your dream you were happy and pleased with the contents of your message/mail, this could be a sign that good things are heading your way.
If you dream you are receiving many messages, over and over again, this could be your subconscious telling you that something is being overlooked. You are not “getting the message” ~ consider if you have been ignoring something that needs attention.
You are sending mail (or messages)
A dream about sending mail suggests you need to communicate with someone. Maybe you have already tried to reach out to this person, or maybe you have not yet, but your subconscious is telling you that you aren’t being heard, and you may need to try something else.
This dream could be about the frustration you are feeling about someone else not getting the message, or it could simply be about a desire to reconnect with someone from the past.
You are waiting for mail (or messages)
If you are waiting for mail in your dream, you are likely waiting on something in your life. Perhaps an answer to a question, money you desperately need to make ends meet, medical results etc, and this anticipation is causing you enough stress that it is seeping into your dreams.
Lost mail (or messages)
Dreaming of mail that goes lost can be about you feeling like you’ve missed out on something. If someone sends you something and it goes lost, you’ve missed out on receiving it, and who knows, it could have been something really great like money, a gift, an opportunity, or a declaration of love!
If you send something to someone else and it goes lost, they never receive it and you missed out on their response. Perhaps you are trying to communicate with someone, and you very much desire their understanding, an acknowledgement or some sort of reciprocation.
If they never get the message, then you both lose out. This dream likely represents disappointment or frustration.
To understand more about what your dream means, ask yourself these questions:
- How do you feel about mail/messages in everyday life?
- Do you have any personal associations with mail/messages?
- Were you sending, receiving, or anticipating the mail/messages?
- How did you feel in the dream?
- What other symbols appeared in the dream?
- Have you been trying to communicate something to someone with no luck?
- Are you anticipating something?
Did you have a dream about mail or messages? Tell us about your dream and what it means for you in the comments section below!