A recent dream request:
I keep having dreams in where death itself is after me everywhere i turn its there. & this really scares me. can you please help me figure out what these dreams mean?
Dreams about death are always troubling – very much so! It’s important to remember, however, that these dreams aren’t actually about death as much as they’re about change or transition. Death in dreams is also often a dream symbol for loss.
Often, people will dream about death during the following changes in their lives:
- change of schools (from grade school to middle school, from middle school to high school, from high school to college – or a change of schools as a result of moving)
- change of job
- a move
- parents divorce
- a friend moving away
- change of teachers
- change of boss and/or co-workers
- loss of a pet
- loss of a friendship
- starting a new relationship
- ending an old relationship
As you can see, any sort of change sort of brings about a “loss” of sorts – a new job also means the loss of an old one. A new relationship often means the “loss” of an old one, etc. Death dreams generally just represent this change.
We often will dream about lost loved ones during times of change or transition as well. Basically, anything that symbolizes change to us will symbolize change to us in our dreams.
Please don’t ever be afraid of death dreams – they aren’t negative dreams. In fact, ancient dream guides often stated that to dream of death was a great sign that something wonderful was about to happen to you! These dreamologists believed that to dream of death meant that the dreamer was moving on to a new, exciting experience in their lives.
Nothing scary about that!
A lot of people have the mistaken idea that dreaming of death foretells of a loved one dying.
First of all, dreams are a many things, but psychic they are not. Our dreams reflect what is going on inside our minds and hearts. They deal with (and sort out) things that we are currently experiencing or things that we have currently experienced.
Now having said that, we can take the information and symbolism found in our dreams to help us in the future. So, in that regard, they can provide warnings and admonitions. However, please don’t ever think they foretell bad omens or that dreaming of darkness is a prediction for upcoming darkness.
If you have had a dream which involved death, rest assured that you are far from alone. We’ve all had death dreams and, while troubling, we all know that they slink out of our lives just as fast as they slunk in.
Death dreams generally mean that you are anxious or worried. You may not fully realize how much anxiety you’re actually feeling. Many times, troubling dreams like this wave a flag for the individual and cause them to realize just how much stress they’ve been under. The dreamer can then realize that they need to pull back a little bit – enjoy life more rather than just anxiously trying to get from point A to point B!
Almost all dreams of dying can be traced back to an overworked, overly anxious individual very much in need of some time off!