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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Lynn Cannon
Lynn Cannon
1 month ago

I had a dream that I was already at a Dr.’s office for another reason not related to health but for a meeting. Then there was a cut in my finger and out came a white worm more like linked white worm the ones in people’s bodies that can get long. Anyway, there was a dr that pulled one out and then stuck her finger inside my finger and pulled out a bunch more. Thats all she said but she also said that it was a nit that got in my cut to begin with and she asked me if… Read more »

Dibs
2 months ago

I had a dream where I had two worms, they looke like earthworms on my neck. I was able to pull them but they both snapped in the process of pulling them. I got tired and waited to continue. When I went on to continue, I noticed that they were dead. I was able to squeeze out the one on left side of my neck in a football stadium and it was messy. I decided to leave the right one for later because I was in the stadium and didn’t want to get my hands messy again. I noticed I… Read more »

Amber Grabusky
Amber Grabusky
2 months ago

I dreamt that I had squeezed a pimple on my stomach and after the puss came there was a black worm,big and fat and black.It had sharp feet and I could feel it trying not to get pulled out. Once I got him out I was going to take a picture of it but dropped it and lost it.

Kristina
Kristina
2 months ago

I dreamt that I was looking at my forehead in the mirror trying to pull a big zit out (blood and something white) and then quickly it poped out – a big white long worm that was still in my head and I could feel it on the left side of the brain. Then I asked my boyfriend if he could help me, because I was afraid I am going to hurt my brain, and he said he can’t help me and I just took it out (fast). This big white worm fell on the floor and was not moving… Read more »

Chels
Chels
3 months ago

I had a weird dream that brought me here. I was looking in the mirror and noticed something above my eyebrow so I took tweezers and started to pull it. It kept coming out til it broke, so I had to grab the piece that stayed in the skin and slowly and carefully extract it. Once it was out I threw it all in the trash, it was some kind of long tick or parasite/worm thing. Then I noticed a bunch around my belly button and started pulling all those out, but instead of soft worms they were worms as… Read more »

Abbella
Abbella
3 months ago

I had a dream that there were long black whiskers sticking out of my leg and I pulled on each of them and a long fat ugly dark colored almost black, worm came with each whisker I pulled out. The whiskers were long & hard like cat whiskers but a worm was attached to each one! Weirdest $hi!. I think I’ve ever dreamed in my life. Other than I got them while living with my hateful egg donor. (My abusive hate mother) And getting busy with some guy I’ve never seen in my life or else he was a high school guy… Read more »

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Lourdes
Lourdes
3 months ago

I dreamt I was pulling it out of someone’s ear someone close to me and I pulled two one in each ear at first it looked like it wanted to bite me then I put them in containers to look at them at they seemed calm

BB
BB
3 months ago

Last night I dreamed that I was cleaning my living room, and underneath the coffee table was a pile of pale, pink, worms wiggling on the floor, and one hotdog sized worm on the wall! I have been doing a lot of work on the house the last few months as I’m working from home since 2020, and have been BUGGED that the list of things to do seems to be endless. I probably get more done in my dreams than in real life! Any thoughts? Thanks!

Achiever
Achiever
3 months ago

So i was dreaming of a worm in the farm, my cousin pick some worm yeah there are so many of them, and then she begUn to coke it and at first i was hesitant of trying to eat it.. she put some on my plate and put aside the rest and we started eating it together.. and i liked how it taste so i was like i will bring the rest for our house so they can try it but wen i look at the other plate it was all gone actually even its done cooking they are still… Read more »

Amanda G
Amanda G
3 months ago

They started on my left forearm, they looked like skin tags in a pile, I began to notice they were getting bigger. Then I saw pale-colored worms (pale green, pale orange, pale pink) opening out of the “skin tags”. They were coming out of my belly button too. When someone was trying to pull them out, the worms were screaming and I was screaming, “GET THEM OUT OF ME! I DON’T WANT THEM!” The person managed to pull 2 or 3 of them out, then I woke up from a phone call.

Shazny
Shazny
4 months ago

Whats the meaning if I am pulling a 3 squishy black worm and 1 hard white worm inside my body, litterally inside my skin located in my thigh part, what does that mean?

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

I had a dream that I picked at a bump on my neck (which I have in real life). I squeezed it and a long thick whitehead came out but when I looked at it closer, I saw it was a worm that had tiny jaws like an ant. I freaked out in the dream and then it ended. Any thoughts on the meaning? Thank you

Jay
Jay
Reply to  The Dreamer
4 months ago

That would make sense. Some recent behavior and actions of family members made me feel disappointed and possibly disgusted in their behavior. Thank you for the insight 🙂

Danny
Danny
4 months ago

I had a dream that was pretty odd. I was with some people just hanging out in a back yard and we’ll later i just left. I needed up walking with some women. Just walking and talking till we walked up to a new home i had purchased. I also bought a turtle. I was excited with my new turtle. I was going to take him a bath and he ran towards the shower but stoped because it was filled with worms but mostly caterpillars, bigger than usual. Worms in the drain, on top of the soap and coming out… Read more »

Danny
Danny
Reply to  The Dreamer
4 months ago

Now that i remember a little more the people , i was with was my ex’s family, we’ve been recently spending more time together.(my ex and i)i can’t remember if she was the one walking with me

BlueJasmineWings
BlueJasmineWings
4 months ago

I had a dream that was rather weird, It started out at my mom’s house (I think) I was worried about her, so I snuck upstairs and saw her dressing up, applying makeup, and she almost looked oriental. She looked noticeably young. She was embarrassed when I saw her, and I said “Well as long as you are okay, I don’t care what you do.” I was relieved she was okay, but it was strange to see her looking that young. Then it went to me, and my one son, I can’t remember exactly what happened to my son, I… Read more »

Dani
Dani
4 months ago

I had a dream earlier where there was a tearing in my right temple and I just instinctively started pulling a long, white, almost tapeworm looking worm out of it. Then I had a weird feeling in my right eye and I pulled my lower lid down and saw a worm fragment that I was trying to get to but couldn’t without damaging my eye. So I decided to go to the hospital and I was waiting for an ambulance but I was in my childhood livingroom, and when I looked at my eye again in a mirror my eye… Read more »

Dani
Dani
Reply to  The Dreamer
4 months ago

That makes a lot of sense. Thank you. I’m about to search childhood home now. A lot of my dreams take place there.

Amy B
Amy B
4 months ago

I had a dream last night that I had multiple earthworms in my leg(s). I was trying to pull them out, they would come out nearly all the way but then they would snap and the broken part of the worm would go back into my skin. I could see them moving around under the skin on my leg and the dream itself was very traumatic. What could this mean? I’ve recently had problems with my mother who often emotionally and verbally abuses me when she is drunk. The last episode was the night before my dream.

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Bastian
Bastian
5 months ago

Hey, I had a dream lastnight about one worm crawling in my leg. It looked small but with a long white body. I squeezed it out so it would move out. It worked. And as i was pulling it out I saw that the worm was quite short and very fat, still white in color, I pulled it out. And I took something that resembles cooking pan and smashed it couple of times until it was dead. What does it mean?

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Bastian
Bastian
Reply to  The Dreamer
5 months ago

Thank you so much. About my weight can be true, me and my family ate much food yesterday because of Christmas celebration here in Europe. Can this dream also be some type of an angelic download into my mind or perhaps a test from universe to see if I was going to smash it? I still remember the intense conflicting feelings I had before smashing it.

Bastian
Bastian
Reply to  The Dreamer
5 months ago

Wow I didnt think like that. It makes sense when you say it like that. I actually had people in my life that I decided no longer to have contact with. It was family members that I cut out of my life for good. They were manipulating me and trying to get my money, spying when i didnt talk with them, and when I did help they quickly turned their backs on me. But I am also wondering, can this dream also be a good sign regarding abundance and prosperity coming back into my life? I love the fact that… Read more »

Bastian
Bastian
Reply to  The Dreamer
5 months ago

Thank you so much. I had a bad feeling when I woke up, like all the joy was gone from this world. It really helped when I discovered this forum, thanks for the help. I wish you a Happy New Year friend!

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Elizabeth
Elizabeth
5 months ago

Hi! I had a dream last night about pulling a long, thin worm from my belly button. There was pressure inside as I was doing it and once it was free I had a feeling of deja vu in my dream that I had done this before. I also started to think in my dream that I need to find out ways to remove parasites from my body before I woke up. Prior to this dream I had woken up from another dream where I had purchased an organic soil bag from a gardening store that was filled with lots… Read more »

Y n
Y n
5 months ago

Woke up from an odd dream. There were 2 worms living in the veins of my inner forearm (right) and 1 in my left. I noticed them while I was with my friends, sitting on a sofa. Eventually one of the worms popped out like a pimple near my inner wrist and I pulled it out. It was white but has little legs so it kinda crawled out and ran really quickly as I tried to kill it but it ran away. Then after a while the second popped in a similar way and I pulled it out but it… Read more »

Alicia Ortiz
Alicia Ortiz
5 months ago

I had a dream that i was at some gathering and then it turned into a funeral. I was comforting my cousin when i noticed something in my leg. I pulled out a really long worm. And then later pulled out another one which was gray and longer than the previous one. What the heck does this mean? It didn’t hurt to take it out just stung a little