While we all prefer to have happier dreams about rainbows and butterflies, sometimes our dreams can take a darker turn.
These types of dreams may shake us up in our waking life, but it doesn’t have to scare you or make you paranoid for what’s to come in your reality.
Believe it or not, most dreams are not prophetic, meaning that there is a very low chance that whatever you saw happening in your dream will actually happen just as you saw it in the astral realm.
More often, dreams offer insight about what’s going on with you on an internal emotional level.
If you’ve recently had a nightmare about murder, don’t fret!
This could simply be a warning that there is some healing that needs to take place on an energetic, emotional level in your waking life.
In this post, we will be going over all of the different hidden messages that could be trying to be revealed to you when you have a violent dream about murder.
Should You Be Concerned If You Have a Dream About Murder?
In no way does this article suggest that you should ignore your intuition if you’re genuinely afraid that you have something to worry about in regards to your dreams.
Again, dreams can offer insights, warnings, and hidden messages that can reveal a lot of different things about your waking life.
If you’re feeling unbalanced or feel that you need professional help for any feelings that you are trying to process, it’s always recommended that you speak to someone to help you find the guidance that you need.
Whether it’s speaking up to family or friends or reaching out to a professional to better understand what’s going on with you and how to improve your waking life, don’t hesitate to take those tangible action steps!
This could make all the difference in helping you heal on your journey.
However, as mentioned above, most dreams are not prophetic.
The astral realm operates on an energetic, spiritual level.
Just as there are positive energies of love and light, there are negative energies that may reveal darker things to us.
It’s important to understand that we all have access to both energies within us.
Accepting that is the first step to a deeper understanding of why you may see darker, more violent images in your dreams.
It’s also important to understand that when you sleep, your conscious logical mind finally gets to rest as well.
This means that the boundaries that it normally upholds to help you function throughout your waking life are finally down, allowing your subconscious mind to take over and reveal what’s all happening behind the scenes through your feelings, signs, and symbols.
When you have a violent dream like one about murder or killing someone, this could indicate that there are very strong, darker energies that you are battling with internally.
You may not always be in the space to process them in your waking life.
These emotions may be pushed to the side, revealing themselves in your dreams.
The Deeper Meaning Behind Dreams About Murder
Although the images shown to you in your dreams may seem scary, the messages behind your dreams could reveal deeper seated emotions that need to be processed.
Here are some of the most common dream meanings that other people have found when they have explored the meaning of their dreams about murder.
One thing that can help you better interpret darker dreams is the understanding that you are an energetic being that is having a human experience here to experience both the highs and lows of life.
While there are lovely light energies that surround us and are a part of us all, there are also darker looming energies that we all experience and have within us, too.
Whether you’re ready to process these energies or not, they do exist.
Your conscious logical mind has a single job to do — to keep you safe.
Or, better yet, it’s perception of safety.
When emotions that are harder to process, like the darker depressive feelings, your mind will try to push them aside so that you can continue to function in your waking life as normally as possible.
When emotions like sadness, anger, frustration, or fear show up, your brain kicks into safety mode and tries to avoid the latter of it’s settings, which is fight or flight.
Sometimes, this can lead us to harboring these heavy emotions and catalyze depression.
If you’ve recerntly had a dream that you’re fighting off a murder or even if you’re the one committing the violent act, this could be a call for help from your emotional, energetic body.
This type of dream could be symbolic for you trying to fight off these energies or completely “kill” them off.
Again, if you feel that you’re slipping into a negative state and could use assistance with your mental health, don’t hesitate to reach out for professional help!
You Need a Break or Separation From Someone
If you’ve recently had a dream of witnessing a murder of someone you know, this could be a clear indicator that you’re feeling overwhelmed by their presence.
This deeper meaning to your dream could also apply if you are the one committing the violent crime in your dream.
Even if the person isn’t very close to you, like a coworker or a boss, the feelings could remain the same.
Again, it’s important to pay attention to your feelings in your waking life, but especially in your dreams.
Energy doesn’t lie!
If your nightmare is concerning someone close to you, then it might be time to take a break from that person and see how you feel after the break.
As an energetic being that’s having a human experience, it’s important to have alone time to recharge yourself and get back to your unique energy.
You’re Tired of Being Ignored
This dream interpretation may apply to a dream where you are the murderer.
If you feel that you’re not being heard or allowed to take up space in your waking life, this dream could show itself to you in the astral realm.
Again, your conscious mind would never let you actually act in this way in reality to keep you and those around you safe.
However, while your logical mind is resting, your subconscious mind could be highlighting that you’re tired of being ignored or overpowered in your reality.
If you are around people that make you feel smaller than you are or that your opinion doesn’t matter, it’s important to make adjustments in your waking life.
You deserve to be heard, seen, and felt!
You’re Making Sacrifices That Made You Uncomfortable
As adults, you have to make adjustments in your waking life to reach certain goals.
Sometimes, these types of sacrifices are necessary and worth the pay off in the end.
However, if you’ve recently made life changes that you aren’t feeling the best about, you could have a dream about murder or being murdered.
This is symbolic of a part of you dying, being lost, or taken over.
This may be especially true if the sacrifices you made were for the best interest of someone else rather than yourself.
This could be a message from the dream realm to address this problem before it begins to build into resentment or develop more negative emotions that you’ll have to process later.
It’s Time to Confess Something
This isn’t the most common dream about murder, but there have been people who have encountered this experience in the dream realm.
If you’ve recently had a dream where you witness a murder trial, this could indicate that you have something that is eating at you or that you’re afraid to have come to light.
While witnessing a murder trial, all of the details will be exposed throughout in front of everyone including the judge, jury, and sometimes even the press.
Pay attention to the feelings you have during this type of dream, because it could reveal more about what it means for your specifically.
Also, try to pay attention to the role that you’re playing within the trial as that could also relay a hidden message from your dreams.
Concentration and Focus
If you’ve recently had a dream about an assassin or about being an assassin, this can still relate to dream meanings about murder.
Although modern movies tend to glorify the assassin and their story, the violent act is still the same no matter what perspective the story is being told from.
This dream could be showing to you that you have the ability to concentrate and focus on certain targets.
If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by someone or something, this could be showing you that you have the power to eliminate that specific thing.
What Have Your Dreams Revealed to You Lately?
Having a dark dream about murder or killing someone isn’t something that a lot of people want to share with others.
You may be worried that you might scare someone or you may be scared of what it means for yourself, but sharing your experiences could help you heal as well as others on their spiritual journey.
If you’ve recently had a dream like this, don’t hesitate to share your experiences in the comments below and what they revealed to you!
We would love to hear where your dreams take you at night and how you were able to apply those lessons in your waking life.