Warning Dreams

Can your dreams warn you about the future?

The horrible feeling waking up from a vividly disturbing dream usually makes you question if this was a warning dream predicting something bad will happen.

Unsettling dreams have a tendency to resonate all day like a stuck recorded replaying in our mind because of its vivid nature. It leaves us with such an uneasy feeling at the pit of our stomach as we feel something bad might happen. You are not the first person who has wondered your nightmare was a premonition and you wouldn’t be the last.

In this article we will cover all the different theories ranging from a scientific perspective, a metaphysical, as well from a biblical standpoint. Due to dreams enigmatic nature we must cover all the ground work before making your own personal assessment.

Truth about warning dreams

Can we really say we have proof that our dreams have the capability to fast forward into the future? Well this debate is not new but has been going on for thousands of years, and yet to this day there isn’t enough substantial evidence.

Though, if you ask random people if they ever had a Dream Warning before you might be shocked to find out something unusual. You might come across some people who will tell you about a dream they had predicting someone death or a pregnancy; while others might tell you that dreams are just a load of crap.

What does science say about warning dreams?

Yet, new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience provides compelling insights into the mechanisms that underlie dreaming and the strong relationship our dreams have with our memories. While other studies coming out of the University of Geneva feels that our nightmares are good for you and contain many benefits such as preparing us for real life danger.

Here at dream dictionary we can sort of vouch for the scientific approach, in fact the majority of peoples dreams in our forum tends to be revolve around past emotional trauma — repressed feelings and unconscious emotions are often regurgitated and spilled out on the floor for the dreamer to see.

This might be why the large majority of people dream of their ex long after they have broken up. I guess these emotions are still live and present in your waking life.

Are precognitive dreams actually real?

In short, dreams do predict the future, but there is a very fine line that can only be distinguished by a few tell tale signs. The majority of precognitive warning dreams are not like your typical dream, but constructed in a symbolic way that makes it difficult to decode.

The majority of warning dreams are not only forgotten but blatantly overlooked. Very few precognitive dreams are as direct as you think, in fact it is quite rare.

Take for example the dream of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson had when he begged not to fight his opponent Doyle after a nightmare that he killed him in the ring; in his dream he spoke about knocking out Doyle for the win followed by the the crowd yelling, ‘he’s dead, ‘he’s dead‘.

Unfortunately he didn’t listen to his gut feeling and went ahead to fight even with permission from his pastor. Robinson gave Doyle a final blow killing him in the ring. In a way Sugar Ray received a direct message whereas the majority of dreamers don’t.

So if you think that this tragic event will play out the same way your dream did you might be in for a shock. Sometimes your dream uses people, place or things to identify with something that mirrors it.

Dream warnings of death signs

Death in dreams is a very tricky symbol to decode and the majority of death dreams have nothing to do with death, but rather to symbolize change.

If dreams speak to us in a metaphorical code what better way to say you have changed from your past than death. Even parents who dream of their kids dying often have to do with them changing from highschool to college, going through puberty (no longer a child) or if they just becomes a different person for better or worse.

When we dream of ourselves dying might have to do with an ego death or old ways, beliefs, or habits that no longer serve you. Now any sort of resistance of this change in our waking lives tends to make us dying more graphic and disturbing — you will be forced to change whether you like it or not. Cough cough! Break ups!

Article: Benefits of dying in our dreams

How to spot warning signs in a dream

On the impression your dream is a warning dream here are some of the warning signs.

  • warning dreams tend to be extremely vivid and detailed as if you are actually there
  • the dreamer tends to waken out of the dream in fear
  • warning dreams tend to occur during the R.E.M (rapid eye movement) phase, sometimes occurring twice in one night.
  • common symbols tend to revolve around loss of teeth, houses, car crashes, death, cataclysmic events (earthquakes), murder, jail/police, cold blooded reptiles (snakes), just to name a few.
  • other people who would be connected to the event might have spoken about a nightmare with a similar theme
  • you are known to be someone who has had dreams come true the next day
  • sharing the same dream as someone else

The truth about warning dreams

Can your dreams be trying to tell you something? Analyzing the meaning of our dreams in today’s world is considered a pseudoscience that is up there with crystal balls, newspaper astrology and psychic hotlines.

Though, if you think dreams are B.S I encourage anybody to scan the comment section of Receiving Gifts From The Dead and you might notice when the dead enter our dream realm they often bring us peculiar gifts. Why? That might be because the unconscious speaks to us using geometric code and metaphoric symbols.

No matter the background, religion, or culture the dead symbolically gifts us the same items. Why? Perhaps this is the coded symbolic language mentioned above – a scripted code that is similar to the parables mentioned in the Bible. A language everybody can understand….

Dreams warning you of danger

It is not uncommon that your unconscious will hint at possible danger that could be avoided in your life.  Maybe if you have ignored your gut feelings about someone or something that might be bad for you, than it is quite possible you will be warned in your dream.

One of the most common symbols of a deceitful enemy is known to manifest as a snake biting us in our dream. Unconsciously you may pick up on this person being cold blooded predator who is only out for their own gain.

You might think that the hooded masked man in your dreams means you will be stalked but this is farthest from the truth. Deceitful or untrustworthy people tend to take the shape of animals or reptiles biting or attacking us; but than again this is not the case for everybody.

Depending the context and location of your dream you will be able to determine if this is an actual threat or belonging to you, or your own unconscious primitive behaviours.

Can God send messages through dreams?

Numbers 12:6: And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.

Can god really talk to us in dreams? According to the Bible this is possible. Some might call it a message from the unconscious, spirit world or a direct message from god.

In the Bible dreams were mentioned as divine messages from God. Daniel was well known for his prophetic dreams and visions God gave him in the Book of Daniel. Daniel interprets the king’s dream which foretells four kingdoms, which are ultimately destroyed by a great rock.

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Amy
Amy
1 month ago

My husband feels his dream last night is a visor the other side trying to tell him something can someone help me with this. He dreams he walked in seen his mother dead and twin’s standing there n one behind him n front both stabbed him they ran he shooting at him but at the same time he jumped up from the dream getting stabbed. But all day he can’t stop talking about it. He’s concerned about it because it’s a vision of something about to happen

Sara
Sara
3 months ago

Last night i had a dream that started with me my grandparents and younger sister driving in my grandpas old car going for a trip. We were drivin on a bridge in a mountain and i was feeling very bad about the whole trip(like that gut feeling that something isnt right) at some point of the bridge we could go forward into a short tunel in the mountain or a tunel that goes down; we went into the down tunel and my gut feeling started teeling me that i should run or hide so i locked the car doors for… Read more »

David
David
3 months ago

I keep dreaming of a man and a young girl carring a long lader the man i one end an young girl in front end…i have had this dream about 4 times i dont know the man or the girl in the dream

jordyn
jordyn
Reply to  David
20 days ago

growing apart?

Sofia
Sofia
4 months ago

My teacher wrote sentences in board and we students are writing. I read a word “extreme warning” and i wrote it
What the dream means

Sheree
Sheree
4 months ago

Some of my dreams have come true so I’m pretty scared about my recent dreams. I have an 11 year old daughter. In the first dream she went out with her friends but never came home and in my mind she was kidnapped. I searched for her for two days. In the second dream she got out of the car and we couldn’t get back to her to pick her up so had to drive minute down the road. My husband was really worried about her and I started running to find her. I couldn’t find her and also had… Read more »

Crystal
Crystal
5 months ago

I always dreamed of guy friend and each one of the dreams is the same guy friend. The following day in the waking life, I get drama. Either directly from the guy I dream about or another guy friend.

Ariana
Ariana
Reply to  Crystal
5 months ago

Get rid of the guy friends. They are clearly the problem lol.

Debbie
Debbie
8 months ago

They feel real last I had dream I went I. To my bathroom and there was this crazy music playin next this I know this lady came out the wall an give me shoe

Debbie
Debbie
8 months ago

I had this dream about my sister tell not to fall i have bad dreams this one time I woke yelling go b ack to he’ll they feel so teal

Sara
Sara
9 months ago

I dreamed I was preparing for some kind of medical procedure. While lying on the bed, they gave me something in my iv that made my heart drop. I screamed help me, but nothing came out. The nurses frantically began working on me. I was aware that I died, but unable to speak. My brain was alive while my body was dead. They continued working on me and I woke up. A week later I have my doctor tell me their going to do surgery on me. My sister has begged me not to get the surgery because she told… Read more »

Ariana
Ariana
Reply to  Sara
5 months ago

Sara I don’t know your situation but please don’t have that surgery. Go with your gut feeling. Something is clearly telling you guys something. Adopt a child. Get a surrogate. So many other options. Don’t do the surgery. I’m scared for you.

avaaaaa
avaaaaa
Reply to  Sara
14 days ago

yes, ive had so many instances where my dreams came true, and your sister has had the dream so many times i really do hope youre okay

Annika
Annika
9 months ago

(Background context: my 2 best friends are dating)I had a dream where I woke up to many messages from my friend we will call A. I want to say around thirty, however, I only vividly remembered one and it was “this is gonna be really hard to say” for some reason I had not had a chance to read his messages till the next day in the cafeteria. We were sitting in a booth (high school students) and discussing the situation. A says that his boyfriend who we will call L has been avoiding and ignoring him for a while.… Read more »

Lorelai Monticelli
Lorelai Monticelli
10 months ago

Hi, I just recently had this dream in my room. I’ve been having problems facing an abuser lately, -I have a bunch of tapestries and album covers on the wall, and I dreamt I was laying in my bed and it started snowing inside. The snow was coming from behind my tapestry, and it was snowing in my face and I almost couldn’t breathe, and then I ran downstairs to warn my grandma we have to get out of the house because white flakes are falling everywhere. I woke up a little calm but a little worried. Can you please… Read more »

Kathy mastronardi
Kathy mastronardi
10 months ago

I had a dream that I was taking my grandson who is actually 6 now, for a ride and as we were driving I couldn’t find the brake on the car. In the dream, he was just a baby and I kept driving in places I had never seen before but kept going back to the same places and trying so hard with my foot to get to the brake. I wasn’t sitting in a normal position but I couldn’t move my body to get closer to where the brake was. My grandson kept asking me what is wrong but… Read more »

Lauren
Lauren
10 months ago

I just woke up from a dream. It wasn’t a nightmare but it wasn’t a really nice dream either. The location was something I used to do and dislike, just something from my past. Then we were playing hockey and someone got hit (not even that hard) with a puck and immediately got a running bloody nose. Then my best friend called me over, asking what “a girl in a robe” symbolizes in tarot (since she knows I do tarot), I wait and think about it (I think it was vivid because I was actually doing the action of thinking),… Read more »

Lauren
Lauren
10 months ago

I just woke up from a dream. It wasn’t a nightmare but it wasn’t a really nice dream either. The location was something I used to do and dislike, just something from my past. Then we were playing hockey and someone got hit (not even that hard) with a puck and immediately got a running bloody nose. Then my best friend called me over, asking what “a girl in a robe” symbolizes in tarot (since she knows I do tarot), I wait and think about it (I think it was vivid because I was actually doing the action of thinking),… Read more »

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

I always have a dream and see myself naked ir flying very higher when being pursued by anything from humans to animals..last night again i was dressed with cloths but my but was showing unknow to me but somebidy told me ny but is exposed .i see myself often on hight or down from a height but i always get back to safety or to safe grounds

Aleah
Aleah
11 months ago

I had a dream where I was running from a lady with a small knife it kinda looked like a pumpkin carver and she pinned me down we where inside an office and I woke up before she stabbed me

john
john
11 months ago

ok so I had this weird dream where it was night time and I was jumping on a small one man trampoline in my backyard as you do. Then my dad walked up to me looking normal as anything. Then he just started crying (never saw him cry before at the time) and he said something inaudible. then i looked to my left and i woke up. if anyone knows whatever this means it would be great to know thank you.

Emily
Emily
11 months ago

I had a dream that I found an area that was hard to get to and they had bookshelves that had children books. A helicopter came around and as I was thinking that whoever it was wanted my books, they just got out of the helicopter and warned me to:
“out. Stay out”
In reply I said: “They are just books.”
Last words were: “just stay out.”
Then an eerie second later I woke up at 2:30 am.
What happened? I don’t know what I found other than those old I spy books.

Carrie constantino
Carrie constantino
11 months ago

My sister dreamed I was driving a black Lincoln continental cas is that a sign of death ?

Rosalyn Diggs
Rosalyn Diggs
Reply to  Carrie constantino
7 months ago

I have dreams that a lot of times are warning dreams or a lived one comes to me at pounts in my life when I need them I was in the hospital and b4 I went I Wanted coffe so in the hospital i said i hope they bring me coffe with breakfast i looke out my room door and my son who had passed was standing outsude my door holding a cup of ciffe

Samantha
Samantha
1 year ago

I had a dream that my 1 year old nephew was taking a bath and I walked in and seen him as kinda a newborn but sitting up and the drain plug was next to him. This plug seemed big anyways I pulled it up to let the water out and my nephew went down the drain! He wasn’t even drowning but the drain pulled him down. I was so scared and yelled for my brother (nephews dad)to help me get him out. And I just remember yelling for him and then I woke up

Samantha
Samantha
Reply to  The Dreamer
1 year ago

I pulled it to let the water out but then he went down the drain too. Not sure what it means either