DREAM DICTIONARY - Dying :Death in dreams can often be a symbol for death (but that need not be so frightening). It may just show that you fear someone might die (if they are ill). It will not mean that they will die - just that you fear that they might die. Death dreams may occur after you narrowly escaped death in a car accident (especially the day before). All the dream means is that you recognised that 'I could have died' or that 'She could have died'.
Death is also a symbol of those feeling down or lacking health. It could be that the passion you once had is now gone. It could simply mean that you are depressed and feeling uninspired.
Death in dreams can also be symbols of relationships which have died. A dead dog can often be a symbol of a relationship which has now ended or which you fear may end. It maybe that you have been regretting this.
Death of a loved one may simply show how much they mean to you. If your dream takes you to a place where they have died then it could be your way of realising how important they are to you. If people have did then we remember all the good things about them so it could be your minds way of trying to concentrate on how much we like a person instead of concentrating on the negative things about them.
Death can also be a symbol of failure. We speak of a comedian who 'died' on stage. So if you completely failed in some way yesterday then that's probably caused the dream. The dream merely recognises that lack of ability and with it the loss of confidence.
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : Animals dying and drowning linked the day before when the dreamer had come into contact with a man who was desperately ill - nothing could be done for him. He was in constant pain which was overwhelming him. The animals dying represented this pain which seemed to be consuming him. It was like the pain of a dying man.
Example dream : Dreaming about her mother dying symbolised the dreamers thoughts about her ex. His mother had just died in real life and yet she argued with him. Dreaming about her own mother dying symbolised her thoughts about a real life death that had just occurred. The dream captured this thought "I should have more sympathy for my ex as his mother has just died. How would I like it if my mother had died and someone started arguing with me."
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer writes a story which reveals his inner thoughts was about the dreamer knowing he was dying. In real life this had some resonance as the dreamer had been very pessimistic about his own health. His eyesight was worsening alarmingly and he could not do many things that he regularly did previously. So the story he wrote in his dream revealed his own deep pessimism about his health.
Example dream : A dream about her mother dying was a premonition of her own Mothers Mother being diagnosed with cancer (an illness which can obviously lead to death)
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer falls through a hole and survives by landing on a pile of dead bodies. This is a very twisted way of surviving. In real life the dreamer had just cut herself off from someone she was desperately in love with. She still believed that she could carry on this relationship on a psychic level. Dying in the dream was a symbol of the unhappiness caused by her cutting herself off from him (she was "dying in her heart"). The fact that she should have died was symbolic that any relationship between her and this man was now over.
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