Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
Someone is Trying to Kill Me
Coming to Get me and Kill Me
At age twenty-one, a recurring nightmare from my childhood is back. My family (mom, dad, brother and me) were in my childhood home. I'm scared and watching from a distance, it’s very dark and late at night. I tell my brother to hide; then I run to my parents room and try to wake them but they don't move. I hear laughter as someone comes for me from down the hall. I hide under the bed and find the heads of my parents. A bad woman is in the room looking for me and laughing but I don't make a sound. When she leaves I run into the kitchen and open the refrigerator; my brother is hiding inside and is frozen. The monster lady comes for me. She becomes my grandmother and grabs for me but misses and puts my brother in a pot and starts to cook him, laughing. I can't save him so I keep running but I don't make it to the door. I'm stuck and stare as she comes closer and closer, then grabs me.
Main Life Issues:
Ex won’t be in our child’s life now that I am remarried.
A young one does not feel safe and cannot escape.
Coming to Kill me: Death is generally a symbol of change; death by killing is a metaphor change that creates fear in circumstances beyond your control.
At childhood home with family: Feelings and/or memories related to early childhood that are surfacing as a young adult.
Tell brother to hide: Taking steps to be safe; protecting loved ones; brother as strength that you are trying to hold on to.
Someone runs after me: Feeling attacked and vulnerable.
Brother is frozen inside fridge: Being emotionally frozen, unable to react.
Stuck and can’t get out: Needing help; a situation beyond what one can handle on one’s own.
What the dream Means:
Because you had that recurring dream since childhood, something in your childhood made you feel unsafe and vulnerable, regularly. As a dream in later years, that nightmare has become a signpost for any situation which makes you feel insecure, scared and vulnerable. As you settle into a good new marriage and relax, it sounds as if the thoughts and fears surrounding your ex may have been pushed away are surfacing.
You may feel safe for the first time in a long while with your new husband, but sometimes that’s when vulnerable memories replay, like scars that need healing.
Bottom Line: If you had traumatic experiences during childhood, now that you are in a good situation, it can be wise to work with a therapist to heal old wounds. Otherwise they can resurface when you least expect it to block emotions or accidentally trip you up.
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