Dirty Toilet

Dirty Toilet

Dirty Toilet Dream Meaning

A dream about a dirty toilet indicates toxic thoughts, emotions, beliefs, judgments or relationships. To see a dirty bathroom, full or even back-flooded toilets implies that one needs to try to sort out problems in life. Dreaming of a dirty toilet can often be symbolic of feeling overwhelmed, anxious and out of control. I feel that this could represent stress in your life or environments where you feel unbalanced and overwhelmed. It could also be representative of a toxic situation in which you need to let go or distance yourself from the person or thing causing these feelings.

What does it mean to dream of a dirty toilet?

When we see a toilet in a dream it is often because we need to go to the toilet in waking life. It is your unconscious mind communicating with you to arise. Sigmund Freud associated this dream with being creative. In spiritual terms, the dream of a toilet indicates positive property and business deals. Additionally, it may symbolize deficiencies in how one communicates with others if all the toilets were broken. If we break down this dream into simple terms -the bathroom is about removing waste from our body.

This dream suggests there are feelings or people in waking life that one needs to get rid of. This dream is connected to our emotions and if you see a nasty poop mess in a toilet this indicates that you need to think about how to clear up your life. Spiritually it can imply you are “clogged” up in terms of your energy fields. To see the water in the toilet has risen, maybe lapped the canyon wall and goes over the rim denotes that you may wish to take a gamble in life. If you attempt to flush the toilet in a dream it can indicate your emotions that you want to clear problems in life. To see a row of toilets that are smelly are unusable (and you keep going to each toilet to find a clean option) indicates that you feel your out of choices in life.

What does it mean to dream of a clogged up toilet?

We also have to understand what could possible “cause” the toilet to be clogged up. What is causing the congestion? Is it a natural blockage? Is there too much poop in the toilet? Is toilet paper stuck in the toilet? If you tried to remove the blockage, with perhaps a plunger then this can indicate that you wish for things to be controlled. To clear the clog with a closet auger or a stick in the dream can suggest that someone around you is feeling withdrawn.

Let’s, for now, think more deeply about your dream. The toilet indicates our own internal privacy. There could be many types of dreams such as the exposed toilet in the middle of public, a toilet appearing to be completely overflowing or blocked, dirty toilets with poop and urine inside and as I have said before they all point to the fact you feel your out of choice. Each dream indicates what I call a metaphor that you wish to let something pass or go in life. You may have recurring dreams of an overflowing toilet (I know this month I have had this dream twice) this means that you are finding it hard to communicate with others.

What does it mean to dream of a dirty bathroom?

To see a dirty bathroom can be a distressing or difficult sign - especially if it smells. We either leave a bathroom happy that our waste has been removed, alternatively, if one is unable to go to the toilet because it is so dirty then . These bad dreams may appear as dirty toilets. Finding yourself in such a place means that one must work with natural processes in waking life. When you see a toilet in your dream it shows that you need to release your emotions or you have to get rid of useless things in waking life. It can also be a manifestation that your bladder is full and you need to release yourself in the toilet and the dream, therefore, is trying to wake you up!

Everyone has an inner child but the majority of us remain oblivious to what it's. Whenever we miss out listening to our inner voice we have a tendency to encounter trouble and face conflict. After we know about our inner child, we are responsible for our own mess and, consequently, start to clear our own mind. This is a message of this dream, that it is time to clear away the old, to make way for the new. If this is a repeating dream, then inner work with our inner child is a necessary part of one’s life. When one is too busy, or disinclined, to heal ourselves, that's when the dirty toilet dreams start to appear.

When you have a dream that a toilet bowl is full of maybe poop, then one needs to deal with old attitudes and emotions. This means you find it hard to enjoy current everyday relationships with others and even with yourself. When you see excrement on the walls of a toilet it suggests that you are having difficulty in close relationships. To go into a toilet that has urine overflowing in the bathroom means that meditation is required to solve life's problems. If everybody could see you or the walls have fallen down in the bathroom it means that you need to have some privacy in your life. It also shows that you need some time to be alone just with yourself.

Why have you had this dream?

If you don't wake up wanting to go to the toilet then it can indicate the need to listen to what our intuition is telling us. When you have a dream about a filthy toilet which is unusable, it shows that we need to listen to our inner child according to psychology. In some instances, the dirty toilet means we need to visit the toilet in waking life. We resort to just holding ourselves in - instead of going to a dirty toilet. This dream is mostly experienced by women who tend to hold on instead of visiting a dirty toilet. You're likely dreaming about something not being correctly removed from your life and it's important to identify what’s creating that feeling so it doesn't become too overwhelming. I believe it can also signify unresolved emotions that appear as negative energy in our dreams even if we consciously think everything is okay on the surface.

What does it mean to dream of an overflowing toilet bowl?

In my view, the overflowing toilet dream indicates that you are feeling overburden. As you might imagine, to dream of bathroom represents dealing with something unpleasant, or relieving yourself, cleaning yourself from something that made you feel uncomfortable in waking life. The toilet is a symbol of the elimination of wastes and represents the intimate aspects of life. However, to dream of an overflowing toilet bowl represents your current mental state and many problems you face every day. You’re feeling overflowed with unnecessary worries and issues. Your dream also denotes the emotions you’re hiding. You will soon survive a possibly difficult situation that will affect your life in a positive way.

What does it mean to pass a stool in a dream?

To pass a stool in a dream signifies your way of perceiving a certain situation in waking life. You’re feeling uneasy and uncomfortable, yet, you can’t find a way out. You’re able to figure this out on your own. Just give yourself some time and you will come up with one and a few exit strategies. Your dream also signifies difficult times. You will have to put in your best effort to pass through everything. It will all pay off in the end. Trust your own instincts and you’ll be just fine.

Conclusion of a dream of a dirty toilet

I also must say that when dreaming about a dirty toilet, there may also be underlying fears at play such as fear of germs, messes, situations getting worse and out of hand quickly. I have had this dream many times, and it is normally when things in life are just "out of control" Being aware is key! On further reflection, this dream might also mean acknowledging perceived limitations you have put upon yourself – for example taking time out for self-care or releasing old patterns surrounding your control/power dynamics within relationships around you. 

Positive changes are afoot if:

  • You are going to the toilet: This dream shows that you are trying to express yourself. It indicates that you are releasing your feelings and letting go of tightly held-attitudes. It means that you are avoiding the past and your sexuality and you are accepting yourself, your natural drives and your needs.
  • You have a dream that you are putting something into the toilet: This shows that you are eliminating what is least important and unpleasant to you. You are forgetting all the bad experiences you had in the past and you want to move on with your life.

In your dream you may have:

  • Seen the toilet overflowing and it cannot flush: this dream means that you have a problem getting rid of bad relationships, people, and emotions among others. Maybe you are not willing to let go of people that are polluting your life, body, and mind.
  • Seen something you value get flushed down the dirty toilet. This means that you are letting something go and you have a feeling that you should have held it out. It also means that you have a feeling you have lost something important to you.
  • Seen a clogged dirty toilet. This shows that you are keeping your feelings to yourself and holding them back from others.
  • Seen a flooded toilet: this implies that you have a desire to express your emotions to someone in waking life.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of Dirty Toilet:

Nervous, fearful, irritation, exhausted, bad, anxious and worried.

By Florance Saul
Mar 21, 2013