Have you ever dreamed about witnessing a murder? Do you think it will affect your life? Dreaming about witnessing murders represents the awareness of an actual event, regardless of whether or not you were actually physically present at the time it occurred.
Have you ever dreamed of witnessing a murder? Most of us have fallen asleep while watching a movie or reading a novel and found ourselves dreaming about the characters. As you started to dream about the story, you were surprised to find yourself in the scene – as if you were really part of the action. In some cases, however, these dreams take a dark turn and the character you are dreaming about becomes the victim of foul play at the hands of an unknown assailant.
Whether you are a person who loves to analyze dreams and look for dream meanings, or hate it when someone starts analyzing your dreams, this article will help you understand what your dream of witnessing murders means.
Although it is rather uncommon, it is possible to dream about witnessing murders. Although witnessing the murder of someone close to you is an even rarer dream, they are often vivid and disturbing nightmares. If you are one who has had such a dream then you probably want to know what it means. Knowing what your dream about witnessing a murder might mean can give you better insight into yourself and your psyche as well as allow you a better chance at predicting any future actions based on the symbolism of your dreams.
Dream About Witnessing Murders
The dream of witnessing a murder is a recurring nightmare that can be extremely traumatic and even cause anxiety in the waking world. This type of dream can be brought on by a number of different factors, including stress, anxiety or depression. In many cases, this type of dream may also occur after watching or reading about violent content.
Interpreting Your Dream
Most people I talk to don’t know how to interpret the dreams they have during the night. With a smile or laugh they tell me their crazy dream, not thinking it has any significance. I’ll laugh with them at the funny surface meaning, but then I’ll often reply, “Would you like help to understand your dream?”
In the Bible people knew that their dreams may be from God and so they listened carefully to their dreams as a source of guidance. When they didn’t understand the spiritual meaning of a dream then they’d seek the help of a discerning prophet of the Lord. Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Gideon, Joseph the adoptive father of Jesus, Peter, Paul, and other Bible characters received guidance from God by listening to their dreams.
Most dreams are not prophetic, but still may be from God as an opportunity for greater self-awareness and discernment of God’s wisdom for your life. With normal nighttime dreams there are psychological and spiritual angles to understanding them. As John Calvin taught in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, knowledge of God and self are connected. Listening to your dreams is helpful for all of us and is especially important as part of psychotherapy or spiritual direction.
The Deeper Meaning of a Dream
Typically there’s stuff in your dreams that seems random. Your unconscious mind is pulling events from your day or your past to tell a story. The images and scenes are like a kaleidoscope that may be interesting or funny, but is probably confusing. This is why we tend to laugh off a dream or shrug our shoulders and move on. But underneath that surface level there are emotional meanings in these dreams and perhaps spiritual significance as well.
For instance, I dreamed that I had a penny in my hand and someone was trying to take it from me. So I ran away holding tightly to my penny! When I woke up my hand was in a fist and I was sweating! I literally looked in my hand to see if a penny was there! That was almost thirty years ago. It seemed silly until I reflected on all the financial pressure I was under, paying over $30,000 a year for Kristi and I to go through graduate schools in psychology (in the late 1980’s). Sharing my fearful emotions with Kristi and the Lord helped me.
Praying About Our Dreams
“The Spirit of truth” is at work deep inside our body and soul, praying earnestly to help us become more aware of reality, certainly of God’s presence and action, but also of our own inner self and experience (John 14:17, 16:13; Rom. 8:26). One way that God helps us to be more aware of reality is by using our dreams to help us pay attention to what he’s saying or what we’re experiencing.
This is a very important teaching about prayer and it relates to our dreams. The Spirit of Jesus is praying for us continually, but a lot of the time we don’t notice because we’re busy thinking about and doing other things with our conscious, rational mind. But to go to sleep we need to shut down our thinking and relax. This gives the Holy Spirit has more room to bring feelings, images, and ideas into our conscious awareness.
So Kristi and I ask the Lord to speak to us in our dreams and to help us interpret them.
T-TAQ: A Simple Method of Dream Interpretation
Many people who interpret dreams have elaborate systems for attributing mystical meaning to various symbols. I’m cautious about this approach. But dream interpretation isn’t just for prophets and psychologists. Anyone can learn how to better understand their dreams. The key is understanding the underlying emotions of your dream and relating these to your life and how God may be guiding you.
David Benner, a Christian psychologist and spiritual director, suggests a simple method of dream interpretation in his book Sacred Companions. The basic idea is to treat your dream as a story or narrative, like a movie to enter into. You’re seeking to understand the unconscious meaning, psychologically and spiritually. This is the T-TAQ Method of Dream Interpretation, using T-TAQ as an acronym.
If you are experiencing this type of dream regularly, it is important to seek help from your doctor or therapist. They can provide you with more information about what might be causing these dreams and how to deal with them. If you find yourself being affected by stress in the waking world due to this type of dream, try taking steps to reduce your stress levels. This might include making time for relaxation activities such as yoga or meditation each day.
Dreaming about witnessing murders is a common nightmare. In fact, it’s one of the most common nightmares. It’s also one of the most terrifying that people can have, because it involves seeing something truly awful happen to someone you love or care about.
When you dream about witnessing murder, it means that you’re worried about your own safety—you might be worried that someone will hurt you or someone else who is close to you. If this has happened before in real life, then it could be that your subconscious is trying to warn you about something going on in your life right now. If this has never happened before and there’s no real-life reason for your subconscious to be worried about this issue, then it could just be a random fear that popped into your mind during sleep.
Dream About Witnessing Murders
Witnessing Murder represents your drive to be successful. There is a calming influence in your life. You are experiencing new-found freedom and gaining a new perspective on things. Your dream is an omen for achievement and success. You want recognition for your efforts. Dreaming of Witness and Murder Witness in your dream denotes a freer, less encumbered relationship. You are at a phase in your life where you are not quite a child and not quite an adult. Perhaps you are looking for an outlet to express your raw emotions. The dream points to someone in your life who may be working around some issue. Your problems will multiply exponentially. Witness in this dream means your family ideals. You are searching through your subconscious for a better understanding of yourself. You need to conserve your energy. This dream represents your desire to nail down a solution to a problem. You need a reality check. Murder in dream states some overt emotional issue or need. You may possess some fears or some repressed emotions. Perhaps you are moving painfully slowly toward a goal. Your dream denotes fire, inspiration, spirituality, action, initiative and the Psyche. You are being overwhelmed by some dominant female in your life. Murder dream is issues and feelings that you have not dealt with. Light is being shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You may be tearing people down and belittling them in some way. The dream is about youth and mental development. You need to keep in mind that things are not one-sided. Dream about both “Witness” and “Murder” is a warning signal for an aspect of yourself that you are unable to express freely. You are experiencing doubts in your own decisions and actions. You may be trying to block off your emotional energies. The dream is an evidence for a lack of freedom in some aspect of your life. You are letting your potential go to waste. Dream about witnessing murder expresses gentleness, fragility and delicate beauty. There is something you are hiding from others. You are taking on a new project which will require your creativity. The dream is sometimes your need to explore more possibilities. You are reevaluating your goals.