Reasons Why You Are Being Killed In Your Dream

Are you waking inn fear after being killed in your dream? Dreams are sometimes known to be graphic at times, in fact killing and murders are so common in dreams yet nobody ever talks about it.

We know dreams are confusing enough but what happens when we are violently attacked or perhaps seeing your loved ones murdered.

Do these dreams actually suggest that you or someone you know will meet their fate?

Killed In My Dream Meaning

The good news is these dreams have nothing to do with killing but possibly reflecting areas of your life that remain hidden. Dying can be seen as a powerful symbol of transformation, however this confrontation with this powerful force might be a resistance or acceptance to undergo change.

Before we break down the symbolic meaning of “killing in dreams” we first must examine some overlooked underlying causes.

#1. Killing Dreams: Underlying Causes

Before you jump the gun and start analyzing your dream you may first want check out other reasons why this disturbing nightmare occurred.

Did you know that number of psychological triggers, foods, or medications that might be a major contributor for why you are experiencing graphic dreams. Something as simple as watching horror movie or news right before bed might incorporate the contents and play them out in your dreams.

Alternately people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are known to have vividly graphic dreams due to the  terrifying events from the past.

  • increased stress or anxiety
  • sleep disorders
  • medications
  • migraines
  • substance abuse – drugs or alcohol
  • other health disorders
  • spicy foods or cheese before bed.
  • early pregnancy

#2. Being Killed In My Dreams?

If the unconscious sends us messages coded metaphorically what does it mean to be killed in your dreams?

In short killing implies a removal, ending, expelling aspects of your identity – or – emotional parts that have been severed. Depending the context of the dream it determines whether this is the destruction of positive parts of the dreamer’s personality, or a symbol of  inner healing that comes after an abrupt end.

It’s graphic nature purposely gets your attention for you examine these unknown parts. Being killed violently in your dream suggests something has come to its final end.

Your dream will provide you with clues, for example: someone killing you with a knife represents “removal” or “cutting away” from something, where as a gun represents directed anger and aggression.

Who is this somebody who killed you? By identifying with the persons characteristics or traits might be unconscious to you. Perhaps this person carries hate, anger or hostility towards you in your walking life.

Furthermore the inability to identify who the killer is might bring you to examine your own personal shadow – unconscious behavior’s, urges, instincts that you yourself is killing off.

#3. Dream Family Being Murdered

Dreaming of your family being murdered might represent severed relationship, radical change, failure and removal that you are picking up on. These can be both external factors or related to your own personal connection.

#4. Spouse Killing Dreams

As much as you may love your partner dreams about killing each other is not as rare as you think in your dream. If your wife kills you in your dream or vice versa it might imply unconscious anger, a symbol of death/rebirth, removing old aspects of you that no longer serve a purpose in your relationship.

Alternatively these dreams imply essential parts of your emotions that have been cut off.

Being murdered in your dream might not be as bad as it seems, in fact these dream connect to an inner transformation, though you might not be ready for it. When the ego is resisting change killing might be an appropriate symbol of choice that represents this ending you have no control over.

#5. Dream Of Witnessing A Crime

Witnessing someone else commit a crime in your dream is often people we know like friends and family. The main symbol here is you seeing something that they are doing which isn’t good.

Could it suggests that you are picking up on them cutting or removing themselves away from something? Perhaps you might be seeing them disconnect parts of their relationships or emotional ties.

#6. Saving Someone Dream Meaning

If you dream of saving someone from being murdered is a positive omen that implies you are either saving or protecting unconscious qualities about yourself – or that of others you know. The person that you save might have these traits or similar characteristics that you possess that you are preserving within yourself.

#7. Child

Most dreams where children are involved usually represents our own “inner child” – representing our child-like capacity for innocence that has been affected due to our childhood. Any danger to a child suggests it needs to be rescued. See inner child dream meaning.

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Lainey Corey
Lainey Corey
1 day ago

this dream felt oddly familiar like i had been there before, i was in this super nice penthouse with a seemingly nice man, i remember him making me a dream at his bar, i watched him dr*g it but i still drank it, on multiple occasions this man harms me in some way without killing me, basically showing me he has my life in his hands, more or less manipulating me. another male walks in and i tell him to run as the first man is walking towards him, while he’s distracted i run for the stairs, then i woke… Read more »

29 days ago

This dream is Scary happeneds ones a month or when I feel scared the night before Me I am at home alone and I woman comes in to clean I get a bad fees so I hid in my basement with a lot of and that when I heard her coming down the stares so i had to jump of a window that’s when I go to a close by house to where I find my mom and her friend we hid we run and run to where they find me and my mom and I wake usaly with dreams… Read more »

Marshall Hutto
Marshall Hutto
30 days ago

Just woke up from a horrible gory nightmare and can’t find a meaning of it, anywhere. I was in a fancy apartment in my dream, and there were 9 of us total. We were all supposed to kill each other. I hid for most of the time before coming out and seeing someone betray someone by killing them, so I killed the betrayer before I was killed. Then a girl’s dad walked in (he was a cop) and said “what the fuck is happening, pile up the bodies in the living room.” Then it cut to a snowy place. The… Read more »

1 month ago

Recently I’ve been killed in my dreams. One of them was a platoon leader (I’ve never even been in the military) and one of them was a random stranger. In both of these instances I did not know either of the people in the dreams. Pretty odd stuff. What’s more bothersome is that it didn’t mess with me at all that I’d been killed twice in a dream within the span of 10 days. I got a little bit of insight here but not much.

1 month ago

I have had multiple dreams of people in my life killing me, but the one that stuck the most was my own mother doing it. It basically starts in a hospital I look around and I don’t feel like myself, I look into a mirror to find no reflection. I start walking around the hospital floor and I see a room with its door open, I see a man inside hooked up to so many machines that in that moment I couldn’t count them. I find a sign that leads me to the main “meeting place” I see many people… Read more »

Gryphon Kingdon
Gryphon Kingdon
2 months ago

I had a dream that I was living in Cheyenne Wyoming and I think I was planning on running away or something. I was walking on N college drive bridge there was a train under the bridge then all of a sudden I was randomly at an abandoned apartment complex that looks extremely familiar it had an alley way right next to it covered in pine trees and pine needles all of a sudden this person ran up to me and started fighting me so I grabbed pine needles and shoved them in his eyes as I did that my… Read more »

2 months ago

I just had a dream where I was on a school trip and the bus driver almost killed me and the other class mates six time then the teacher force’s us to get off and we do so then we were walking away from people that could help us. We were walking on a road and my friend were at the side we were supposed to crossed from and they were just yelling at me will I looked at what I was doing to see it was already to late. My dream was really visible too so I saw my… Read more »

2 months ago

I had a dream that i was in Britain and i was waiting for a friend to be done with their work shift (they worked for the queen for some reason and i also saw a few of my other friends just chilling on a hill) and so i decided to explore when i past by a dark alley way and was pulled in, stabbed multiple times, and left there to die.
i also keep getting dreams about me killing myself and idk why. I keep having dreams about me dying and it’s getting annoying.

Ashilla Brooks
Ashilla Brooks
11 months ago