Broken glass in a dream can have either positive or negative connotations, and it often depends on the experiences of the dreamer.

Other instances where broken glass is something positive is if you are making final and positive changes in your life. For example, maybe you are in recovery overcoming addition to alcohol or other substances. In these cases, it can mean that you are moving forward to becoming a stronger and healthier person.

Walking on broken glass

Walking on broken glass may mean you are afraid of the honest truth or are concerned about how to proceed in a situation. This is also the title of a popular Annie Lennox song, in which it is used as a metaphor for how it feels to have your entire life crashing down after the end of a relationship.

Unable to Touch Something in Glass

Many times people share dreams with me where there is something inside a box or jar made of glass that they cannot touch or get to. In these dreams, the glass is a symbol for an invisible barrier.

Colored Glass or Stained Glass

While we usually associate this material to be clear and see-through, often times there are instances where the glass may have a certain tint or hue to it. Others may experience dreams of stained glass.

To see or use a magnifying glass in your dream indicates that something in your life needs to be examined and looked at more closely.

Dreaming of a glass table

Dreaming of a glass table can mean that you are quite literally “putting it all out on the table”. You may be thinking about ways to clearly make your point or how to be transparent in your dealings in business or even with family members and in your relationships.

A Glass Lake can sometimes mean that you are trying to find clarity on your emotions. Bodies of water are often symbols for emotions and feelings. You may be either feeling separated from your feelings, or you may be trying to better understand something about your situation.

Glass House

Often times in a dream, a house is a symbol for ourselves. You may be feeling that others are judging you or that you are completely transparent on who you are.

“What you see is what you get” is a very literal statement for you. There is also the expression, “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

Vases Made of Glass

A vase or other type of vessel can sometimes mean that you are looking for ways to care or preserve something in your life. For example, you may be trying to find clarity on what to do for your children or an older adult you are caring for. You may be seeking some way to preserve a situation with truth and grace.

Stained Glass

To see stained glass in your dream signifies spiritual healing and enlightenment. You are seeking guidance from a higher source. Consider the dominant color in the stained glass to determine how you need to incorporate the symbolism of that color into your Self.

Glass Doorknobs

Crystal glass doorknobs are an interesting symbol, because it often means you are finding clarity about an opportunity that is presented to you. This symbol frequently appears for people who are exploring their own spiritual calling or even are considering career changes.


To see a drinking glass in your dream signifies healing, rejuvenation, and healing. Alternatively, it indicates a transcendence into a realm of higher consciousness. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Do you see life from an optimistic or pessimistic point of view. Consider also the contents of the glass. If you are drinking from a glass, then it is a positive omen.

To see a broken glass in your dream denotes feelings of powerlessness, guilt and/or low self-esteem. Perhaps you feel unqualified or inadequate in dealing with a situation. You believe others can see your shortcomings or insecurities.

To dream that you are washing glassware or drinking glasses suggests that you are looking for clarity in a situation.

Dreaming that you throw a drinking glass on the ground and it doesn’t break as expected refers to your resilience and your ability bounce back from hardship. You or someone is not as fragile as you had thought.

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