Most people have experienced an extremely vivid dream in their lifetime.
Whether it be a nightmare that wakes you up in a cold sweat or a dream that had you rethinking your current relationship, sometimes your nightly snooze can get really interesting.
Some even keep a dream journal to track their adventures during REM sleep. Dreaming of infidelity, flying, or even spiders is believed to have significant meaning when it comes to your actual life path.
Many of us have a had a dream that left a lasting impact — even far after your alarm goes off.
Dreaming About Your Own Death Can Get Your Attention Quick
Ever have a morbid dream of losing your life? You’re definitely not alone.
Having a nightmare where you fall off a cliff or even get murdered can be absolutely terrifying, but it’s usually just wrapped up in fears about your future. Turns out, your subconscious thinks pretty deeply about your big life changes too!
Dying in a dream can signal that you are transitioning to a different part of your life — shedding a positive light on an otherwise dark and disturbing set of thoughts.
Your May Be On The Brink Of Big Changes
Dying dreams can mean “the symbolic ending of something, whether that’s a phase, a job or a relationship,” according to Jeffery Sumber, a psychotherapist.
Dreaming of your own demise may signal a fresh start, whether it be in your love or professional life.
“Dreams of experiencing your own death usually means that big changes are ahead for you. You are moving on to new beginnings and leaving the past behind. These changes do not necessarily imply a negative turn of events,” according to the popular dream interpretation website DreamMoods.
Don’t Fear That Your Life Is Coming To An End
Before you walk around afraid of your own shadow, be aware that a dream that involves yourself dying does not mean you should start planning your own funeral. It should go without saying, but dreams are not visions of the future.
It may simply be time to do a little reflection on where your life is and where you would like it to be — and how you want to grow as a person.
“I can potentially learn that part of me is not at peace with the notion of my own death or the ending of something big in my life… I have the opportunity to look within, take stock of myself and make adjustments as needed,” Sumber says.