I dreamed I lost my handbag and was carrying someone else’s handbag. Under a mysterious circumstance of a big mix up, I was carrying a stranger’s handbag. I was worried and searched everywhere for the woman who lost her bag. I was eager to get my own handbag back. Suddenly, I spotted a woman carrying my handbag. I rushed up to her and showed her handbag. She was unconvinced she got the wrong bag. I told her to check in the purse, which had my ID. She opened the bag and indeed, found my purse with my ID inside. We exchanged handbags. Then I woke up.
The meaning of this dream is about threat simulation. I was threatened with the loss of my handbag. This dream reminds me to be careful in my waking life. I could lose my bag or other things if I got careless.
To dream of switching handbags can mean you did not like your present handbag. Other dream interpretations can mean you envy another handbag or set of circumstance and you desire to be in that set of shoes.
Yet another dream interpretation is that you are not suited in your present situation and change is recommended. Hence the dream imagery of switching handbags.
One dream analysis for the imagery of switching handbags is about the message of believing you are enough and whatever handbag (and resources) you have, are sufficient. We started life as children, who believed that the world is our oyster. We were taught that hard work is the key to success. We don’t need to envy others (and their material wealth like nice handbags) as we can accomplish our goals with hard work..
How to cope with our dream of switching handbags?
We can dream of a day in the life of someone else, but we need to be practical and handle our circumstances. When we believe in our own abilities and use our signature talents, we shall feel happier and more at ease. You know you’ll be comfortable in your own skin in a job that uses your talents.
When we face problems, loss, illness, mistakes and changes, we experience self doubts. We may think of switching our handbag/ role/ job/ environment/ relationships. However, we can’t change who are our family members, relatives and certain other factors. We may not change our handbag because we don’t have extra cash to splash on a new bag. We are more than material possessions. The way to cope with whimsical desires to switch handbags or anything, might be due to the lack of self-confidence and self-worth. If we have these, we won’t be bothered by a superficial show of materialism.
Reconcile with yourself and what you have. You are good enough. This positive attitude will help you more than a hundred new handbags.
Do you have friends with positive attitudes? These friends will believe in you and your potential. Share your time and meals with them.
There are ways to maintain positivity in your life. Take care of your body, mind and spirit. Eat nutritious food and exercise. Feed your soul with reading and healthy hobbies. These will carry you farther than any luxury handbag could.
You fear your old handbag isn’t good enough, because you imagine it. Talk to someone who understands you. They will affirm your worth.
Explore your intrinsic talents and learn new skills. You’ll progress further. Much more than a fancy handbag which would probably end up as the white elephant in the depths of your closet.
Meditate and pray. Connect with your sanctuary where peace, calm and love reside. You can’t find these qualities in a handbag.