I found this fascinating article by Amy Cope at amycope.com and thought I would share...
71% of our world is ocean with depths and vastness beyond our comprehension.
In the dream world, ocean dreams are connected with strong emotions and your unconscious – which is also vast beyond comprehension.
We think we are in control of our lives, but really our unconscious runs the show. Imagine that the land on Earth represents your conscious actions and the ocean represents your unconsciousness. That means that 71 percent of what you do is actually unconscious. Dreaming of the ocean can show you areas where you are unconscious. Often, ocean dreams are about bringing awareness into your life.
Water is connected with emotion and ocean dreams are about strong emotions. These dreams will shed light on emotional areas in your life. They can also show you how to deal effectively with powerful emotions.
Pay close attention to your feelings during the dream. Feelings connect the dream world with the physical world. Now link the feelings in the dream to the same feelings in your waking life.
Connection to the Soul
You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. ~unknown
From our limited human perspective, we can barely imagine the vastness of our own potential. We are limitless beings, currently experiencing limitation. We may not be aware of it, but we are always connected with soul. Ocean dreams remind us of this connection.
Ocean dreams represent the bridge between the physical world and your soul. Your soul seeks expression and these dreams remind you to do whatever makes your heart sing.
Ocean is a feminine symbol and connects us with our divine feminine nature. It's associated with compassion, creativity, and intuition. Water reminds us that we are all connected – energetically and through water itself. Like being cradled in the womb, the ocean brings us back to a time when all our needs were met. No effort or struggle required. These feelings are often associated with the mother-figure in your life. Ocean dreams remind us that the universe is abundant and that we have everything we need. Life began in the ocean – the ocean is literally the “mother” of life. It represents birth, death, and the cycle of life. Ocean dreams are also about renewal and our desire to connect with Source.
The state of the water shows your emotional state. Calm water shows peaceful emotions, while harsh waves suggest more aggressive emotions. Big waves may suggest waves of strong emotions.
Putting it all together
Ocean dreams are powerful. They are deeply spiritual and reveal your connection to your soul. The ocean reminds us that we are all deeply connected. It shows us the cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
Dreaming of the ocean asks us to get in touch with our deeper selves and connect with our true nature.