Worms in our dreams contain two separate meanings that often sway from a positive to a negative omen depending on how they appear.
Unfortunately the majority of worm dreams often revolve around the dreamer either picking worms from their body, seeing them on the floor, worms in your food, and even in the toilet. What makes it worse is the fact that worm dreams tend to be disturbingly vivid that leave us feeling uneasy for the rest of the day.
Though in order to understand what the symbolic nature of the worm represents in your dream you need to explore your inner world. Basically the worm likes to show up during specific times in your life when you are unaware of an underlying issue such as fear and anxiety. The worm is actually inside your mind as opposed to anywhere else. Based off of the context in your dream the worm will act as a guide pointing you to the problem.
Worm Dream Meaning
Despite how awful worms in your dream may seem to appear they actually contain healing properties once they are removed or spotted in your dream.
If dreams like to use metaphors to point you to the answer, what does a worm mean? The worm wants you to know that it is the at the lowest of the food chain; its a weak, venerable and spineless insect that gets attacked the moment it comes to the surface. The worm in our dream is telling you about these inner weakness that buried deep (unconsciousness) in our mind.
Worm Symbolism In Dreams
- feelings of insignificance
- negative feelings, emotions, urges or behaviors
- degradation or sickness
- emotional disturbances
- shallow energy feeding off of you
- shadow archetype
- parasite or host that feeds
- bad diet
The worm will keep emerging in your dream unless you are unable to face these anxieties. Like a host or parasite feeding off of your energy the worm needs to be identified in order to eliminate the threat. This is why in our dreams we are often grossed out or have trouble trying to pull them out of your skin. Your dream purposely wants you to examine the disgust that is held within.
Dream Worms & Transformation
When worms show up in your dream in a less threatening manner it brings your attention to new growth and life. Worms hold such an important role in our ecosystem and we can’t live without them. Not all worm dreams are bad omens, in fact sometimes worms appear in our dream to represent grounding of our energies; a close connection to mother EARTH and the ROOT CHAKRA.
If you see Worms In The Soil it represents increased productivity, spiritual growth or renewal in your life. If you are Killing A Worm in your dream it suggest you have identified and eliminated the once unconscious problem in your life.
- root chakra
- mother nature
Worm Dream Meanings
Common dreams appear to have Worms On The Floor. If the worms are in your house it relates to your mind and possible hidden disturbances. A need to be grounded. If the worms are non threatening it might suggest that you are moving slow in some situation in your life.
Finding Worms In Food in your dream suggests outside issues affecting your inner being. Food in your dream emerges only to nourishes the dreamer; a symbol of absorbing negative elements into your mind, body and soul.
A White Worm or Black Worm in your dream connect to the unconscous side dark side of the dreamer called The Shadow – the unknown or repressed aspects of the dreamer that is not recognized.
To dream of Worms In The Toilet represents negative thoughts, behaviours, people, feelings that you are unable to let go. See root chakra.
Pulling Worms Out Of My Body Meaning
Pulling out a worm from any part of your body suggests what has been internally infested is now coming out. These could be good dreams as you are now aware of what you don’t like growing inside you. Noticing worms in your stool suggests you may have “let go” of something negative within. Worms that come out of your feet imply your direction and path has been compromised by your own doing.
- Pulling worms out of your Hair represents removing negative thought patterns and past emotions in your life.
- If you are pulling worms from your EAR represents the removal of negative aspect that was once causes inner distortion in your life. The ear or SPIRAL leads the dreamer to enlightenment.
- If you are pulling worms from your mouth in your dream it connect to negative speech patterns, poor verbal communication and behaviours.
- Pulling worms from your bum in the dream suggest that you have a blocked energy (root chakra) at the base of the spine. I need for grounding.
- Removing a worm from your skin in your dream reflects poor self image, agreeable nature and weak exterior – opposite to thick skinned, feelings of worthlessness
- Removing worm from your Foot or Leg in your dream suggest your balance and stability was off kiltered.
Spiritual Meaning Of Worms
Understanding the language of dreams you will notice that certain symbols have been stored in collective unconsciousness. According to Carl Jung the spiritual meaning of a worm often points to the dreamers innate fears and anxieties that stops them from being complete or whole.
Jung understood once you tap into the collective unconscious it will guide you to self – fulfillment, hence why people to should become in-sync with it. The worm has played a role in mythology associating it with at death and rebirth (renewal) a symbol of transcendence.
Biblical Meaning Of Worms
Acts 12:23 “Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last”. Like dreams worms in the bible can be associated with death and rebirth. The Biblical meaning of the worm in your dream represents feelings of worthlessness and insignifiance. A symbol that encourages you to lose your fears and live your life to the fullest.
- death and rebirth or spiritual renewal
- human being
Did you know that Charles Darwin studied the evolution of worms for nearly 38 years – concluding worms as one of the most important creatures on earth. Worms predate all vertebrates in general being 600 million years old, even older than dinosaurs. So why is this important? Worms are one oldest dream symbols possibly connecting us to the soul.