A friend is someone we have special feelings for; friendship is much valued in spiritual work. We can continue on our spiritual search in the knowledge that we are being supported. In dreams friends often highlight a particular part of our own personality that we need to look at, and perhaps understand or come to terms with, in a different way. The concept of friendship appearing in dreams clarifies how we relate to other people. Friends appearing in our dreams can signify one of two things: firstly we need to look at our relationship with that particular person, and secondly we need to decide what that friend represents for us (for instance security, support and love). Childhood friends may signify innocence, whereas a best friend might be an identification of the best in us. Often in male/female relationships we will dream that lovers have changed to loving friends and vice versa before this has actually occurred in waking life. Also consult the entry for People.