Dreaming Of Worms

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.

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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.

  • grounding
  • root chakra
  • mother nature
  • fertility
  • healing

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.

  1. Pulling worms out of your Hair represents removing negative thought patterns and past emotions in your life.
  2. 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.
  3. If you are pulling worms from your mouth in your dream it connect to negative speech patterns, poor verbal communication and behaviours.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  • destroyer
  • 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.

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C R
C R
2 months ago

Hello. I have a rather interesting dream that I would like a little help with. This happened last night and I can’t seem to make sense of it, and normally I’m pretty good at doing this. So this is out of my norm and honestly, the dream has left me pretty freaked out. I started off in some non-important building, leaving through the main doors to go outside. There are 3 white smooth concrete steps (about 6 feet wide) right outside the entrance/exit, leading to the ground. The ground and surrounding area, reminds me of the deserts in the movie… Read more »

C R
C R
Reply to  The Dreamer
2 months ago

I will definitely look those things up! The reason why i said some things were unimportant, were because there was no focus on them at all, so I knew they didn’t have an affect on the dream. The building, basically were very nondescript and fuzzy and only on the peripheral of sight. The dream literally started as I was walking out the also nondescript fuzzy dark doors. The building itself, was more sensed than seen. I’m glad I provided such an interesting dream. I’ve had some before, and they all seem to be very in depth. I believe it’s because… Read more »

jacob
jacob
2 months ago

I literally just woke up from a horrifying dream. It wasn’t one of those demonic dreams it was more of just horrifying in a sense of disgust. I was with family and I looked in the mirror and my neck was throbbing as if something were in there, then it opens and there’s about 3 huge bugs crawling around in my neck. I go get a family member to come see and when I look into the mirror the wound was closed, so I cut it open with a knife and it’s a different bug from before, it looks literally… Read more »

anne
anne
2 months ago

I had a horrible dream of having round worms and huge tape worm with teeth and claws trying to bite my hand. They were swimming in toilet and I was trying to take a picture and then find the number to the doctor! IT was very gross and scary, and I have never had a dream like that before!

Mercy Brown
Mercy Brown
3 months ago

I had a dream last night of pulling many long worms out of my (blank) , looks like many holes in the anus and the worms are coming out of many holes and I kept pulling them out

Can anyone please help interpret ?

Thank you

mercy brown
mercy brown
Reply to  The Dreamer
3 months ago

Hello , Thank you for the interpretation

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago

I keep having a dream for the past few days where I’m pulling big worms out of my leg hair, it’s not all of my leg hair but some of them have worm like things and I pulling them out. It’s like that’s just a part of me and I’m showing my family how I have these worms in my leg hair and I looked happy when I was pulling it out. Can someone explain what it means?

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

I had a dream that I was outside near a graveyard with three graves, one was being re-dug and the mud (dirt) thrown out of it had many Earth worms. There were bystanders including me, scared of stepping on the worms. I’m so scared.

Mary
Mary
3 months ago

Ive had a very strange dream with one part of it related to worms. I had been trying to go somewhere and felt a pain on the top of my right foot. I looked down and saw a small black mark. I thought it was a bruise and went to sleep (in the dream). When I woke up this black mark had become much much larger and raised – like a blister. Inside the blister there were black worms wriggling around. I was very frightened and tried to find help. I found my neighbour and lifted my foot on to… Read more »

Mary
Mary
Reply to  The Dreamer
3 months ago

Thank you for your reply. Its helped me think about the dream a bit better. I think what bothered me the most after I woke up was that in the dream I saw the black mark and thought nothing of it – I thought I would deal with it later. I think this bothered me the most. Why did I leave it till it became a bigger problem? Why didn’t I act immediately? And in my life I often ask myself that question – in previous problems Ive faced in life Ive always felt like I let things go on… Read more »

Christina
Christina
3 months ago

Can anyone help please? I have a recurring dream that I am pulling a very long, thick worm out of my mouth/stomach which are usually grey, it takes a few minutes to do that then, as the last of it is coming out there’s a feeling of pressure release in the stomach but followed by me vomiting more smaller worms up then feeling better. These start with me usually around other people and the worms start emerging and I have to try and stop them coming out until I can find a toilet or bathroom. It’s an awful dream. Thank… Read more »

Nancy
Nancy
3 months ago

In this short dream, I was reclining (I sleep on my back sometimes) and I noticed the tip of a worm poking out of something that was close in front of me. Not sure what this something was but it had a soft texture to it. I was quick to pull the worm out before it retreated back into hiding. It was a pale worm about 12 inches long. I threw it onto the pavement to my left. No sooner did it hit the ground that a hare pounced on it and began to eat it. The hare was suddenly… Read more »

Nancy
Nancy
Reply to  The Dreamer
3 months ago

Thank you for your analysis! Much appreciated! 🙂

Tenacious
Tenacious
3 months ago

I recently had a dream I was popping a pimple on my nose. It came out perfectly like they sometimes do in a perfect tiny worm like line. I grabbed a piece of toilet paper and when I went to wipe the mushy line it jumped like a worm and crawled into another pore. I was frantic. I didn’t want this thing in my nose. Then in the dream I realized I couldn’t do anything about it. Then I realized I was dreaming and woke up (I don’t generally remember my dream anymore, and when I do I generally wake… Read more »

Marianne
Marianne
3 months ago

Hi i had a dream that an old acquaintance was at the beach with some of her friends and she drowned..a friend of hers saved her brought her to the sand and a long white worm came out of her mouth. Soon after I saw myself waking up from that dream,I was in bed talking to my sister and started choking on something myself and before you know it I’m pulling a long worm out of my mouth myself. Then i truly woke up and here i am trying to get some answers..I’m lost as to what this dream means.

CBx
CBx
4 months ago

Had a disgusting dream last night. Normally I don’t even remember mine, but I can’t stop thinking about this one. I was sleeping and pooped the bed, when I woke up I couldn’t find it. Moved the bed and it was on the floor. I saw something moving/trying to crawl out of it (upwards)…I got scared but peaked closer & noticed that one worm alive & about 15/20 dead ones in it…but it got weirder cause then I saw a shedding of my on the floor next to it. I’m on a detox right now (for about a week now)… Read more »

Court
Court
4 months ago

Had a dream a week or so ago I was frantically pulling long thick worms from the back of my head… Not sure what’s wrong but been curious

Aurora
4 months ago

Last night I dreamed something gross but that left me wondering about the meaning. So, warning, this will be gross. In the dream, I saw myself pulling loads of thin and long white worms out of my nose (from my right nostril, to be precise.) Then I tried to get rid of them by getting them into a pipe or something like that, and the little bastards held themselves with sort of tentacle suckers. Next thing, I saw myself pulling thin black worms out of my mouth. And then I woke up. Any ideas? Please help me to decipher this… Read more »

Aurora
Reply to  The Dreamer
4 months ago

Thank you so very much for the explanation and the quick reply!

Kait
Kait
4 months ago

I’m so scared it’s something bad and I keep coming to the worst conclusions so some maybe positive insight might help. I had a dream I got like a pet worm I had to feed and it was crawling around and getting really big in the soil I know the soil was very prominent in my dream. Well then it got too big and fast and was trying to get out of its case we had for it and it was trying to throw itself at me case and all and it scared me. It never escaped the case and… Read more »