Dreaming about water is believed to symbolize purification or change in the dreamer's life. Water is the element that gives all life. Dreaming of water represents a higher consciousness or transcendence of the physical state of being in the mythos of many Native American tribes.
Different types of dreams about water have different meanings. For instance, drowning violently caj represent a feeling of being overwhelmed or out of control, while floating serenely in the ocean can represent a deep peace and feeling of oneness. The type of water and the action in the dream, along with any feelings that linger after the dream ends should also be considered to reach a deeper meaning.