Waves represents the threatening and sometimes stormy activity of the conscious, but also symbolizes a transcendent, open, and expressive emotion. To notice that you are being carried away by the waves indicates a passive attitude toward the circumstances, as minutiae easily distract you from your goals. By contrast, choppy waves announce a possible emotional conflict. Everything indicates that will jealousy and envy arise, and that aggressive outburst could occur at any time. However, this situation will be temporary. On the other hand, to dream that you walk over the waves predicts you will overcome the obstacles that separate you from your goal. (See water , lake , and sea ) Dreams of waves denote, according to some superstitions, a need for inner cleansing.