CHOCONEIRIA

by The Chocolate Dictionary

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Choconeiria is the interpretation of chocolate in dreams. That chocolate is full of symbolism is already acknowledged, so it comes as no surprise that in the psychology of dream interpretation chocolate can mean many different things.

Some have it that dreaming of chocolate indicates a subliminal desire for more pleasure in life: either for more enjoyment and carefree frivolity, or for more romance and sex. Others have the viewpoint that chocolate indicates a need for more sweetness in life, or even the desire to escape life’s constant pressures. And then again, there’s the opposite view: that chocolate signals the dreamer is indulging to excess and therefore has a need for self-restraint. Chocolate also symbolises an attitude of mind or the memory of happy events – things or people that bring joy, or friends who make us feel welcome. Given the complexity of chocolate it’s no surprise that it draws us to such ambiguous conclusions.

Dreaming of opening a box of chocolates symbolises the thrill, the delight, in approaching or engaging in new experiences, and can also mean the dreamer is about to experience a great love, a celebration of some kind, or a richly deserved reward.

At a very deep level, dreaming of chocolates is said to symbolise the desire for wholeness – the desire to be at ease with ourselves and others. In this interpretation, the couverture represents the surface level of thoughts – our conscious thought processes; the filling inside represents our emotions and unarticulated feelings; and the sweetness of the chocolates themselves represents the vitality, the lifeforce, that permeates everything.

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