Two things in life are certain. Death and taxes.
But why is it millions of people a month search the web to find out why they are dying in their dreams?
Believe it or not dying in dreams actually has nothing to do with you dying, but rather relating to abrupt endings, transformations or rebirths in your life. Your unconscious speaks to you in a metaphoric language using the theme “dying” as something that used to be, that is no longer.
You might wonder why these dreams are so graphically yet vividly disturbing. Depending how you may react to the change, if the ego is unable to let go, or the mere fact that new beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
Death Dream Meaning
Dreaming about yourself dying might actually be considered a positive thing relating to a major shift taking place in your life.
In fact your unsettling dying dream might be a symbolic goodbye to a relationship, a job, or a change of identity – the ego dies all the time only to be reborn again. Maybe on an unconscious level there might be a part of you that is dying or trying to remove yourself away from.
Positive Symbols of Death Dreams
- Reinventing yourself
- Traumatic experiences changes how we see life
- Emotional change
- Physical transformation, health or diet
- Changing old ways or negative habits
Negative Death Dreams
- Fears and anxieties
- Unable to proceed or advance
- Emotional disturbances
- Unconscious shadow
Common Death Dreams
Dying In Plane Crash
Dying in a plane crash seems to be very popular on google searches. Airplanes are used as a metaphor that shows you failed stages or advancement in projects or personal matters. Planes are synonymous for new destinations or arrivals to a new venture and this has been stopped. This can also relate to your moods or finances that could be crashing down.
Dying In A Car Crash Dream
Dying in a car is brings your attention to your personal drive that has come to a halt. In dreams are car is considered a part of our path or journey, the road ahead of us; a symbol that determines how much control we have stemming from relationships, ideas or goals.
Dying Drowning In Water
Dying in water shows you a struggle with your emotional state. These are common dreams that make you aware of being consumed by your feelings during a difficult time in your life.
Dying Dream Symbolism
Oddly enough dying has some strange correlation with sleep paralysis – occurring when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. In this frozen state the dream might feel as if they are falling to their death.
Women often dream of dying during child birth. If you are pregnant these dreams are quite common to suggest unconscious fears of having a child. If you are not pregnant it suggest a death and rebirth, the old must die for the new to come.
Dreams of dead wife, ex boyfriend, ex husband or ex girlfriend are positive dreams that suggest you have come to terms with the past. This is time you are able to move on fully and not look back.
Dreaming of a dead body might be relating to dead weight in your life. Something that needs to be buried along time ago but still resurfaces.
Dreaming of dead ancestors might hold a very important message in the dream. They have appeared for a reason, possibly forgotten memories, news or forewarning.
Dreams of being buried alive suggest a resistance of not wanting to change.
Dead Animal Dream Meaning
- Cat – Connects to the feminine side of the dreamer
- Dog – Relates to the instinctual side
- Dolphin – They bring your attention to the unconscious emotional and communication
- Elephant – Stability, family and personal growth
- Snake – A deadly threat is not longer around; or possibly connecting to the spiritual
- Shark – Possibly connected to an emotional threat that has been stopped
Why Children May Die In Dreams
These horrific dreams would have any parent in a mess in the morning. Most of these dreams have a connection to the stage of life your kid is at. Children grow from toddlers, teenagers to full grown adults.
Possible in any of these stages you might see the death of the old them and now its on to a new stage for you. If you child is being murdered might suggest how you perceive outside threats in his or her life. Do you fear that your child will lose his innocence or go down the wrong path?
Did you know Abraham Lincoln had a dream that predicted his own death. Abraham Lincoln was very fascinated with his own meaning of his dreams and knew it had some knowledge of the future, both good and bad. There is actual proof of his curiosity that lies in a 1863 letter to his wife.
The letter writes “put tad’s pistol away” as he recalled having a bad dream about him. Lincoln recalled in the dream about asking a soldier standing guard “Who is dead in the White House?” to which the soldier replied, “the President. He was killed by an assassin.”
The dream took place on April 11, he told Lamon that the dream had “strangely annoyed” him ever since. Ten days after having the dream, Lincoln was shot dead by an assassin while attending the theater.