Dream Interpretation/shot; death


i had a dream recently where i was shot in the back and fell to the ground and i could feel numb...  i knew i was dying and i could feel myself dying..my last thought was im scared to die...then i died and i woke up from my dream.

Hi Anna,

Just saw your dream in the question pool and thought I'd answer it.

Dreams about death and dying are often to do with something in your life coming to an end.  For example, the end could be the end of a relationship, ending a career or leaving a job (and perhaps starting a new one), moving house, anything like that.  These dreams can also be about more intangible things like the end of a certain way of thinking, the end of some personal belief you've had, etc, etc.  Death dreams often come when you are in some kind of transition in life.

In your dream, you were shot in the back, so maybe there was some kind of betrayal on your life perhaps?  Whatever this ending/change in your life is, it has taken you somewhat by surprise.  You were also scared to die, so the change is probably something you do not welcome and you may have some fears for your future.  The numbness you felt could relate to a feeling of disbelief or generally just feeling emotionally numb. Death dreams are not always bad at all because without endings there can never be new beginnings.

Hope this was helpful in some small way.  Please feel free to send a follow-up question or comment.  I am more than happy to help futher if needed.  Take care of yourself.

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