Dreams About Intruder

Dreaming of an intruder is a negative symbol that represents an infringement from both our inner and outer worlds. Since our house is often represented as the mind (psyche) of the dreamer, the intruder is often disguised as someone or something that is infringing on your personal boundaries.

This so called “break in” warns the dreamer that they need to protect themselves in the areas they might not be secure in. Once the intruder has entered your house it tells the dreamer about a threat has now barged into you mental state of being. The emotions that are expressed while you are experiencing this invasion will mirror how you will react to this personal violation.

The main purpose of your dream is not only to inform you of this threat but also how to remove it from you house (mind). In most cases when the intruder in your dream remains faceless this often points the dreamer in direction of what is hidden or unconscous – emotional states, intrusive thoughts, repressed feelings or behaviours that disrupting your peace of mind.

How To Understand The Intruder

These intruders are known to uses knives & guns as clues, or perhaps you turned the tables and killed or attacked the intruder. Regardless if you’re hiding or confronting the attacker head on will change the meaning of your dream.

Did you know that most break in or intruder dreams happen during sleep paralysis? The dreamer must decipher if this was a dream or related to sleep paralysis; occurring before sleep or waking up, an episode consists of not being able to move, speak or hallucinate. In some rare cases dreaming of an intruder might be a precognitive dream warning you of such an event.

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Intruder Dream Meaning

Your dream should be nice enough “if you remember” to provide you with clues to understand the meaning of your intruder dream. How the intruder enters and how you react reveals the level of threat, or how defenceless you are against this unwanted trespassing.

  • locations of the intrusion; window or door
  • how many people appeared breaking in?
  • what weapons did the intruder use?
  • were they trying to kill or attack you
  • did you defend yourself or was hiding?

Intruder dreams encourages the dreamer to investigate their own personal boundaries or privacy around other people, relationships, work environments that need to be secured. People who have an agreeable disposition often have dreams about people breaking into their houses as they are unable to set limitation between you and the other people.

These people who are known to take advantage of nice people also have the ability to morph in your dream as an intruder. The intruder in your dream has more to do with setting up your own personal protection so you learn not to be taken advantage of in the future. But how do you do it?

How To Stop Intruder Dreams

By finding out in which aspects in your life you are “allowing in” the wrong set of people in your personal space that are taken you for granted. If you have exhausted this option you will then want to look into your inner world by examining your beliefs, ideas, behaviors or emotions that are causing stress in your life.

Home invasion dreams are very vivid and feels almost like a nightmare, however they contain a very important message that still remains unconscious to the dreamer. Whenever we secure doors or windows it tells us about the safety in our own home. Unfortunately someone has pushed their way into the comfort of your mind. Who could this be referring too?

Dreaming Of An Intruder With A Knife

To dream of an intruder with a knife represents an invasion of your personal space with aggressive force and hostility. Knives in dreams are symbolic in the sense they have the ability to “remove” or “cut” away things from the dreamer; the attacker may be related your unconscious emotional side, situations or people in your life that have hostility against you.

According to some theories the knife might be related to painful penetration that might be reflected a painful sexual undertone. Alternatively, these dreams might be related to unconscious fears of being attacked as nightmares serve as a benefit for the dreamer.

Dreaming Of An Intruder With A Gun

Dreaming with an intruder with a gun symbolizes hostility, aggression or an urge to forcefully hurt someone. If they are in your home with a gun it tells you about a “direct attack” that will result in a inner conflict. Guns in dreams often point to power and strength that a person, feeling or situation has control over you.

If the dreamer was shot by the gun indicates the emotional upheaval they will endure when this metaphorically attack occurs. Alternatively, theses dreams might be a result of unconscious fears of this event actually occuring in your life.

Fighting or Killing An Intruder In Your Dreams

Whenever the dreamer confronts an intruder in their dreams either by attacking or killing, represents removing or challenging this destructive threat. When this negative element gets too close to comfort (home), these aggressive behaviours or defensive action is required to handle this situation. Often times these emotions are unconscious and hidden within the dreamer.

Intruder Dream: Psychic Warning

In rare cases dreaming of a break in might be related to an actual house invasion. Dreams that predict life changing events tend to be more vibrant or vivid that resonates days after the dream – a gut or intuitive feeling that something is not right. If this is the case you would want to always secure the doors and windows in your house “just in case” this was a psychic dream. Find out how your dream will come true the next day.

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arif
arif
3 months ago

my father asked me to take something from the car outside at 1.30am. so i was hesitant at first, i felt something wrong but i still went outside. when i went outside a group of men(i think ≥ 6, immigrants i believe) rushed towards the door but instead they targeted me. i wanted to fight back but there were too many of them and i was surrounded. then i was knocked by someone to make me unconscious but i remained conscious. i was drag outside and i felt my phone in my pocket. when they left me outside i wanted… Read more »

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emc
emc
3 months ago

So my dream started with me, my mom, and my brother trying to go to sleep in a very thin walled house. We could hear all the noises of outside. The doors were locked but there was a window that had metal bars around it. This lady came in with a crowbar and pried it open. I stood up and grabbed a piece of the metal and started to hit her as she just stood there smiling. She then pulled a gun and pointed it at my mom. I hit her again with the metal and she dropped her arm… Read more »

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
4 months ago

There was a black dog barking in my living room and I was wondering why it was barking then it stopped. Next to him was a sliding door window and I saw it was slightly open then a group of 3 men showed up and entered my room which was a hotel apartment. I screamed but nobody hears me. I screamed at the dog to bite them but the dog stopped moving like he was hypnotised. Two of the 3 men looked alike. They were asking me for money but I said I didn’t have any. The 3rd person grabbed… Read more »

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
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3 months ago

Update (the day after this dream): I met a cute black pug and 2 exes in a bar on the same night then 4hrs later another ex (that I have not talked to for a while) liked one of my videos in my social account. Bizarre!!

Jess
Jess
4 months ago

Hi, my dream was that. I moved into a new flat and I was partying with my friends then a group of “chavs” broke into my house and then after they broke in more and more uninvited guests kept piling in. I was trying to push them out and aggressively confronting them. But they wouldn’t leave they just sat in my floor. I felt very frustrated.

Please help me understand what this means.

Bang
Bang
4 months ago

So my dream was weird the intruders were 4-6 people and they used a drill to drill open a big hole next to my door so the door could open once the door opens i attack with a metal rod i have irl i hit one of them.(only saw the top of his head)and then as i come out i see one of the intruders and its a person i know irl(good kid but he hangs around the wrong crowd so he thinks he is a gangster) and so i talk to him and another kid which i have never… Read more »

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
4 months ago

If you so kindly interpret my dream, thank you in advance! Me and my faceless housemates were in a house arrest while unidentifiable intruders (of at least 2) from outside the house were trying to enter the house. At first, the leader tried to lure me out by holding my unidentifiable boyfriend hostage. The boyfriend had no left arm and right leg. Somehow, I got back into the house and locked every door. The leader tried to knock one door down without success until he slipped through underneath the doorstep and got in. Me and my housemates tried hitting him… Read more »