Killing Dream Symbol – Dreaming about killing someone or someone being killed is very reminiscent of the kidnapping dream. The only difference is that with killing, it means that the person that is lost becomes indelibly changed and cannot be brought back.
This sort of experience can ruin relationships and destroy families. It is important to view this dream as a very strong warning against losing yourself in an upcoming project. It is always better to fail at work than to fail at your entire life.
Killing is one of man’s most basic instincts. Killing for food, Killing in self-defense. When is killing an instinctual and justifiable action? When is killing murder? Is killing in war murder? Is killing animals for food wrong or acceptable? Abortion, is that killing? Euthanasia?
The list and the dilemma goes on an on. These are the quandaries of the human, whom if they themselves would be killed, would have no chance at life. The one thing we must be in order to live is alive. If that is gone, game over.
Every living being seeks to preserve their own life, yet man with his wars, hunting, and other actions, take the lives of other beings, without so much as a blip on our moral radar. For example, pollution and through other actions we create environments where life cannot thrive. We are in turn killing our oceans and our natural environment. Why is that? Ask yourself. What does it take to kill? If you consider it within this context, can you really justify say, killing for sport?
In a dream, killing can represent many things depending on the context. Are you the one killing or the one being killed? Are you killing an animal or human? Are you killing an idea?
To dream that you are killing another person speaks of heavily repressed anger and dissatisfaction that finds its outlet causing you to lash out and kill another person. The person being killed can represent an aspect of your own life or personality, a situation, or someone you know.
Killing may represent dissatisfaction with a job or lover. The fact that you are killing this person, speaks to the feeling that you feel overwhelmed or trapped. Killing is the only way out. You may be killing another, but it in fact you are fighting for your life. If you have suffered some trauma or abuse at some point, the repressed feelings are now surfacing resulting in you killing that individual because you have never been able to confront or have justice for the mistreatment in your waking life.
To dream of being killed, means that you feel that you are currently under attack or are being mistreated in some way. This may be, a job that is slowly killing you or zapping your will to live. The pressure of the job, relationship or situation can carry with it so much stress that you feel it is killing you on some level.
High stress situations can bring with them life threatening consequences leading to high blood pressure, cancer, depression and any number of diseases. Disease can be broken down to mean dis-ease. You may want to consider what it is that is slowly killing you and change it.
To dream that you are witnessing the killing of another person speaks to that fact that we witness injustice everyday. Is your intention in your dream to step in and try to prevent it? Or, do you feel helpless to do so? If you try to prevent the killing, it can relate to a situation in your life, that is a wrong that needs to be righted. If you feel helpless to do anything, it relates to knowing of abuses that you feel you are powerless to prevent.
Additional Interpretations of Killing
Dreams of killing represent parts of yourself that are easily manipulated by external factors. Killing can represent a need for power or it can also mean you kill off something you do not know how to deal with in yourself. Killing someone indicates your need to escape from something. Most likely the person in your dream. Someone dying from a beating signifies beating yourself up. This can indicate your rage and frustrations are all of your own doing. You need to learn self-control.
Killing in a dream is also a sign of conflict. Of mental anguish. What is driving you to the brink? Seeing someone killed can mean someone close will die. This can be either physically or the relationship may end. Killing someone who cannot fight back is a sign of failure and that grief is coming your way. Dreaming of killing someone you know is a sign you are your own source of frustrations and worry. The reason you feel the way you do is all your doing. This is why you feel humiliated. You are the only one who can change how you feel about what you do or do not do. If you killed in self-defense, it can bring a higher social standing in your life socially and at work.
Dreaming of killing parents signifies transformation. Your relationship with your parents is evolving and changing as you change. Dreaming of your mother’s death can mean the death of your own maternal instincts or femininity. Your ego may be hurt in some way. This is a message about taking better care of yourself or your children. Being killed in a dream indicates you overcome or dodge dangerous circumstances or dramas others try to involve you in.
Killing an animal represents killing a part of yourself. This can be old habits, old friendships or relationships. You may even need to find a new job or move to a new city. It can also represent repressed feelings that continually come back to harm you. You need to dig deep to face these so they do not keep haunting you.
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