If you were lost or drowning in an ocean, you could feel overwhelmed by your emotions. Keeping a safe distance from choppy waves could symbolize emotions that are not being dealt with. There are many ways to dream about water. Sometimes dreamers are fearful of it, resulting in nightmares, but other times it is a pleasurable experience, resulting in dreams of freedom and exploration. The following two dream examples may provide help for your own interpretations. You are out at sea, floating on a small wooden raft alone. The waves have been rougher than usual, and you fear the raft will tip.