It’s no surprise to have dreams about the end of the world — we’re all facing pretty scary times, right?
There are so many things that are up in the air when it comes to the state of the world.
If you take any time to tune into the news, you might swear that an apocalypse could be starting tomorrow!
However, if you’ve recently had a dream that you’re in the middle of the end of the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re having a prophetic dream about these unprecedented times that we’re in.
You don’t have to worry or freak out and tell your friends. Most dreams are more reflective of what’s going on on an internal level individually, rather than predicting the future.
This means that having a dream about the apocalypse is more reflective of the feelings that you haven’t been dealing with, subconscious symbolism that needs to be brought to the light, and how you feel about your waking life.
In this post, we are going to explore the different meanings and messages that may be hidden in your dream about the end of the world.
How To Interpret Intense Dreams Like The Apocalypse
If you’ve recently dreamt of something like an apocalypse where you see the world as you know it coming to an end, it could have come across as something like a nightmare.
However, it’s important in these moments to pay attention to the details of your dreams rather than the overwhelming picture.
The thing about the dream world is that it’s an open field for your subconscious mind to take over.
The subconscious holds all of the fears, emotions that get buried in your waking life, and signs or symbolism that you’ve picked up throughout your day or even in the media that you consume.
It’s highly unlikely that you’ve actually experienced anything like an apocalyptic scene in your reality, but you may have watched a movie that invoked fear, anxiety, and stress associated with the world as you know it being completely torn apart in a short amount of time.
It’s more likely that your dream relates to the emotions that come from images of the end of the world rather than your dream predicting the end of the world.
To dive deeper into your personal dream’s meaning, try to recall all of the details that you can.
The best way to do that is to either record a voice note on your phone explaining all of the details of the dream or to write them down in a journal dedicated to dream interpretation.
You’ll begin to remember small details that might have slipped your mind as you went along about your day.
Overtime, you’ll begin to recognize patterns about your dreams, the way that your dreams speak to you, and unveil the hidden messages that lie within.
How Are You Handling Stress in Your Waking Life?
If you have a frightening dream or what many call a nightmare, it may be because you’re experiencing unpleasant emotions in your waking life.
One of the most undermined negative emotions is stress.
It actually puts your body into a state of fight or flight throughout your day, even if you don’t acknowledge it.
These buried feelings and natural responses get stored in the subconscious mind.
Sometimes, you only allow yourself to experience these things in the dream realm because your conscious mind is finally taking a break.
Even though it makes sense that you would want to experience a peaceful dream to combat the stress, your subconscious mind knows that the only way to truly deal with the stress is to acknowledge it and face it head on — not to keep burying it.
If you’re facing a big change in your life — whether that be a move, change of your job, or even a new addition to your family — you may not be handling the change well.
You could internally be interpreting this change as a threat to your normal life and be preparing for your life to end, which is a fear response.
Rather, after having this type of dream, try to accept the changes that are coming, welcoming new possibilities to a better reality.
Are You Afraid of Uncertainty?
The biggest fear that comes up in apocalyptic movies is the begging question, “Well, now what?”
While most civilizations have some type of order, systems, or law in place to keep life organized, this all seems to melt away instantly with whatever disaster is taking place.
It leaves everything in what seems to be chaos and the future is very uncertain, making people feel very insecure within the place they live.
It also breeds mistrust between the people because it becomes more difficult to see people’s true intentions.
If you’ve recently had a dream about an apocalypse, you could be afraid of what’s to come — or the fact that you cannot predict what’s to come.
However, your dream could be reminding you of a very important lesson in life: that the only thing constant in life is change.
Many people try to plan and prepare for uncertain moments in life, but there is no way to avoid the uncertainty in life.
There is an old Yiddish proverb that goes, “We plan, God laughs.”
This means that although our human conscious minds prefer to feel safe and secure, increasing your faith that everything will happen in divine timing as it should is really the only plan to truly rely on.
Different Types of Apocalypse Dreams
There are different viewpoints that you may have in your dream about the world ending.
Each may reveal a different meaning.
Here are some of the most common dreams that people have reported having about the end of the world.
Dying During The Apocalypse
If you had a dream about being in the apocalypse and actually dying during it, that does not mean that you’re facing a true death in real life — rather, you may be facing a metaphoric one.
As mentioned above, having a dream about the end of the world could be symbolic of the world as you know it ending, which may require you to become a new version of yourself.
The old version of yourself may also have to be left behind as this new life emerges, calling higher parts of yourself to the forefront.
Being The Hero in an Apocalypse
This is a completely different perspective than most apocalyptic dreams.
If you ever watched a movie about the end of the world, you may have been really drawn to the main character of the story who has a mission to keep everyone around themselves safe…or even make attempts to save the whole world!
Your subconscious mind may be trying to activate more courage within yourself in your waking life.
Although you may be facing large challenges, it’s nothing that you and your loved ones can’t handle, especially if you work together.
The end of the world doesn’t always show up dramatically with zombies or a deadly virus.
There are plenty of sci-fi movies that bring these wild fantasies out to other planets in space and involve completely different beings from other parts of the Universe.
If you had a dream about the apocalypse taking place in space, your subconscious could be highlighting that you’re not really grounded in the changes that are taking place.
You could be leaning towards escapism in your waking life, choosing to mentally be somewhere else when there are real life changes happening right in front of you.
What Are Your Dreams Telling You?
If you’ve had intense dreams about the end of the world lately, what do you think the dream realm was trying to reveal to you?
If you’ve had any other experiences that we didn’t cover in this article, don’t hesitate to share! Your revelations may help someone else on their healing journey as well.