The Digestive & Elimination System

The digestive and elimination system commonly feature in dreams. In many cases the dreamer may already be aware of a problem in this area but may not be aware of the cause of the problem. Dreams show where a problem is (or could manifest in the future) along with why and what needs to be done to cure / prevent it.

The digestive system is affected most by our male energy and because of this we see dreams often link problems in this area with dad. Dad may have been very black and white or judgmental and we could have picked up this way of operating from him. Our body reflects to us how we are and if we psychologically hold onto things from the past (i.e. have difficulty eliminating out-dated thoughts) our body will follow suit and develop difficulties with the elimination system. Similarly if we have difficulty accepting / digesting new ideas or ways of operating we may develop problems with the digestive system.

If you are not already aware of the food items which trigger dreams about your digestive system watch your diet for the day before each dream. Write out everything that you ate / drank and keep the list for reference. The next time you have a similar dream compare what you ate to what is on the previous list. If you find one food item in common then cut down or eliminate its consumption and see if these dreams stop.


Dreams use the color orange to stimulate the digestive system. A typical dream would have the dreamer queuing in line for orange drink in a cafeteria. In this case the queue represents a sluggish digestive system and the orange drink is a healing device to stimulate and speed it up. Brown is another color which may be used in dreams regarding the elimination system. The colors black and white together are also common. For example, a dreamer could be busy cleaning a dirty black and white tiled floor. This indicates that the dreamer needs to clean his dirty elimination system (often indicated by the state of a floor). The dreamer also needs to eliminate his black and white view of things because this is adversely affecting his physical elimination.

The Kidneys and Bladder

The kidneys, being part of the elimination system, are again linked with dad. The emotion associated with them is sadness. Denial of ones spiritual gifts is also linked to disorders in this area.

The colors yellow and orange are used to stimulate this region.

Symbols which represent the kidneys and bladder include; bottles, sinks, the bathroom and garden gnomes around a pond.


The following symbols indicate the digestive system for the reasons given.

Anger Anger is the emotion most often seen as a cause of digestive problems. People 'eat with anger'. All the negative emotion being poured into the food adversely affects our digestive system.
Back door The back door of the body (house representing the body) is the rectum.
Car trunk Elimination system.. The back of the car (with the car representing the body)
Cooker (hob) Where we cook food. A dream showing milk boiling over on the cooker and spilling down onto the floor indicates an allergy to milk / dairy products. It would also indicate anger (boiling) that needs to be dealt with.
Dirt tracks / roads Colon. The colon is our 'dirt track'.
Dark passages (especially with dirt or dust on floor) Colon.
Drainpipe Colon. Our 'drain pipe'.
Food items Dreams showing food items in a negative way indicate that the body has difficulty eliminating the specific food item. For example a dreamer could find himself removing soggy milk cartons which are clogging the toilet. Literally indicating that the body cannot properly eliminate dairy products.
Food items exploding Speaks for itself. Don't eat / drink the food item in question.
Fridge Indicates the stomach because we store / place food into the fridge.
Garden path, cemented ‘back passage' Colon. Indicates the path that food takes through the body is 'cemented'.
Grave, tomb, burial place Stomach. Probably sounds morbid but symbolically we put dead meat into a grave and the stomach.
Hosiery, tights Intestines.
Kitchen A place where we prepare and eat food.
Kitchen table A place where we eat food.
Mixing bowl Bowl is a pun on bowel.
Moldy hay / barn Mould is growing inside the colon. Usually indicative of the condition Candida Albicans.
Moldy room, paper / plaster falling off walls The state of the kitchen / bathroom shows the state of our digestive system. If the room is moldy it indicates that mould is growing inside the colon. If plaster / paper is falling off the walls it indicates that the lining of the intestines is damaged.
Queue / line of people, cars (etc.) A common symbolism is to see a line of people at a bus stop but the dream could show any queue, e.g. a line of taxis at at taxi rank. This indicates a slow moving colon.
Rubbish disposal Colon / rectum.
Sewer Colon is toxic.
Shopping trolley Stomach. We place food items into a shopping trolley.
Slugs, slow moving animal Indicates that food moves through the colon too slowly. Keep watching your dreams for signs of improvement which would be indicated by faster animals.
Sink Represents the kidneys (two taps) and bladder.
State of floor The state of the floor often indicates the elimination system.
Things falling into tea or coffee Cut down / eliminate consumption of the drink in question.
Toilet - toilet bowl The elimination system / bowels.
Train tracks, tractors Pun on digestive tract.
Tubing (especially 6 foot long) Colon.
Turf Colon. Mostly because of the color of turf.
Wash basin Represents the kidneys (two taps) and bladder.
Washing machine A very common symbol for the stomach because of its 'churning' motion.

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