DREAM DICTIONARY - End-of-the-world :End of the world dreams maybe triggered by the following types of feelings.
1. PESSIMISM Have you been especially gloomy recently?
2. KNOWING SOMEONE'S TRUE FEELINGS Some dreams are like short plays which help us express our emotions. If it was the end of the world then you would tell someone you love how you truly feel. An end of the world dream may capture related feelings like "I love her so much" or "I cannot live without him" or "my family means so much to me". Such a dream may occur when you are feeling especially emotional.
3. CRIPPLING ILLNESS If you have just been diagnosed with a serious illness then an end of the world dream may capture your low mood at the moment.
4. WORST POSSIBLE OUTCOME Some dreams are "worst possible scenario" dreams. These help us to keep things in perspective. They alert us to risky behaviour. An end of the world dream may help us avoid danger. These may link to everyday thoughts like "if I carry on drinking then it will be disastrous" or "I nearly had an accident yesterday because I was driving too fast."
5. DEPRESSION Dreams capture our emotions. Maybe you feel like its the end of the world because you suffer from depression.
6. I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT HIM!!!
7. EXAGGERATIONS Some dreams pull us back into reality. An end of the world dream maybe your minds way of saying "things are not as bad as that" or "this is typical of how I exaggerate everything".
8. THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE Are you thinking the unthinkable right now? Are you thinking about a change which will truly shock you? If so the end of the world dream captures the level of your shock right now.
9. MY FINAL WISH
10. ECONOMIC CRASH An end of the world dream may be a metaphor for an economic crash which is affecting your life right now. Is your job in danger? Is your business about to go bust
An end of the world dream need not be feared. It may simply be about your own tendency to see the worst? Maybe your fears are unfounded and others keep telling you that you exaggerate the severity of a problem? Perhaps you have been especially gloomy about some major change in your life? Perhaps you are thinking through a worst possible scenario and how you would deal it?
Think about what would happen if it were truly were the end of the world. If the world was about to end you would tell people exactly how you felt about them. Perhaps you have been thinking about someones true feelings? Do you doubt someones love for you? Have you been wanting to tell someone just how important they are to you? If you have been thinking about someones true feelings or have been wanting to tell someone how you feel then the dream could merely be a device to express those feelings.
If it was the end of the world then you might act in a very wild and uninhibited way! Could the dream capture some wild act were you acted like it was the end of the world?
KEY WORDS : "pessimistic", "Crippling illness", "my final wish", "my world has ended!", "gloomy", "a worst possible outcome", learning someone's true feelings, "economic crash", "depression", "you cannot live without him!", "exaggerated claims", "think the unthinkable"
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "Its just terrible. I feel like my world has ended"
- "If the world was about to end then I know exactly what I would do!"
- "If the world was about to end then my final wish would be to ...."
- "I just cannot live without her"
- "Everything I previously believed has now been swept aside"
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- If the world was about to end what would you do?
- Has your world recently ended and your life is in tatters?
- Has someone been making exaggerated claims about how bad things are?
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : One end of the world dream linked to the dreamer worrying about his father dying. His father had decided to have a very serious operation that could kill him. The dreamer was wondering what he could possibly do with his time as he had few friends outside his family. If his father died then he would be devastated (everything is devastated if its the end of the world).
Example dream : In one dream there was an end of the world feeling. The dreamer felt as if there had been a huge economic meltdown and buildings were not being maintained. This was especially scary as the dreamer was in a skyscraper in the dream and feared that this may fall down. In real life the dream was triggered by the dreamer thinking about an elderly woman who was in danger of being totally homeless and living on the streets. This shocked the dreamer and left him feeling like society had descended into chaos.
Example dream : A dream about the end of the world linked to the dreamers thoughts about a guy. He seemed interested in her but was sending out some very mixed signals. The end of the world was merely a symbol for learning peoples true feelings. (if it was the end of the world you tell people you love how much they mean to you). The meaning of the dream involved this theme of wishing to know someone's "true feelings" and linked to this specific thought "I do not really know my boyfriends true feelings as I keep getting some mixed signals"
Example dream : A dream in an end of the world apocalypse was linked to the dreamer moving in with her boyfriend. The end of the world was a symbol of her thinking through a worst possible scenario (what would happen if the worst comes to the worst. How would they cope with an extreme crisis - an end of the world scenario). In this case the dream had a homely feel to it so she was thinking that even if they had financial difficulties then they could band together and get through.
Example dream : Trudging along in an end of the world setting was symbolic of the dreamers tendency to be pessimistic. The end of the world represented his attitude that nothing was worth doing and that he really had nothing to live for it felt like it was the "end of the world".
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer was eating an apple in an end of the world type place. This dream seems to have linked to the previous day when the dreamer eat an apple at a friends house. For quite a time the dreamer had sat frustrated because he was hungry. However, because he could get quite nervous he dared not mention that he was hungry. The dream seems to recreate this situation in his emotions as he sat there hungry and dared not say. It must have felt like the end of the world as he sat there deprived of food. Dreams mirror our emotions and this dream seems to recreate this bizarre situation in the dreamers mind. It probably links to this thought "You are so stupid and unable to communicate your feelings. You just sat there unable to say that you were hungry." Dreams will note strange and unusual behaviour and so when you have acted strangely look for signs of this in your dreams.
Example dream : A dream about an end of the world type of situation occurred after the dreamer had fallen out with a good friend. The end of the world was symbolic of him realising just how much of a loss this was to him.
Example dream : A dream about an apocalypse linked to the dreamer finding out he suffered from arthritis. This seemed like the end of the world for him - he was distraught to find out he was going to be crippled by such an illness. From now on he would not be able to do many things
Example dream : A dream about a nuclear war was linked to the dreamers worsening health. The night before she had been thinking about how miserable her existence was and how she was never going to get better.(from now on she would just suffer)
Example dream : A dream of the end of the world was linked to the dreamer worrying about health problems which he now felt were impossible to overcome. For him this was "the end of the world" or an "apocalypse" so the metaphor is easy to understand.
Example dream : A dream about an apocalypse was linked to the dreamers own health problems as he was in danger of killing himself with alcohol. It was not the end of the world but it would be the end of his world.
Example dream : A dream about the end of the world linked to the dreamers recent gloominess about his health - (it was the end of his world as he knew it).
Example dream : A dream about the end of the world took place as the dreamer had been suffering terrible diarrhoea for days. It was starting to dawn on him the seriousness of this health problem and that this could be the end game for him(the end of his world).
Example dream : A dream about the end of the world was thought to be a premonition of the Japanese Tsunami. The next day the dreamers home was engulfed in water. It seemed like an almost Biblical disaster.
Example dream : A dream about the end of the world was a literal symbol as an ancient Mayan prophecy had predicted the end of the world on 21st December, 2012, just days away from this dream. The dream linked to the dreamers scepticism about this claim.
Example dream : A dream about the end of the world was a literal symbol as an ancient Mayan prophecy had predicted the end of the world on 21st December, 2012, just days away from this dream. The dream linked to the dreamers scepticism about this claim and thoughts stirred up by this. The dreams meaning linked to this exact thought "people keep speaking about this end of the world prophecy in Mayan culture. I wonder what would happen and how I would react if this was true. I am a bit sceptical of it all though."
Example dream : An end of the world dream seemed to be a symbol for the economic crash which occurred shortly afterwards. It was thought to be a premonition of this end of the world feeling.
Example dream : Sitting around waiting for the end of the world in a dream linked to the dreamer turning thirty in real life. The end of the world symbolised the dreamers feelings of depression caused by her feeling that she was no longer young. She was utterly devastated and it now seemed like the better years of her life were now over. It felt like the end of the world to her.
Example dream : A dream about the end of the world linked to the dreamers ex boyfriend trying to get back together with her. She was angry that he had kissed another girl. The end of the world symbolised his attempts to show her how he could not bear to live without her - it would be the end of the world for him. So an end of the world dream can link to someone feeling "utterly devastated as if it was the end of the world."
Example dream : An end of the world dream linked to the dreamer starting to really understand a subject. Everything he previously thought was now swept aside. The end of the world symbolised his feeling that everything he had known on this subject was now swept aside.
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