Shapeshifting. To dream that you (or someone/something else) are undergoing a transformation, into another thing, person or creature, symbolizes a need for change from your usual routine. It also suggests your expanded awareness and a deep-level personality development. - desteni is this true? i had a dream that i was moving this black substance or sort of blob with my hands while it was floating, and then i clinched my fist and it turned into my fist and hen i released it and it turned into birds flying away.