Dreaming about being afraid and its meaning

It is a basic emotion, which belongs to both men and animals, an emotion guided by instinct that seeks to survive when there are dangerous situations.

Fear affects everyone, at least once in their lives, from childhood, when it is “more contained”, to adulthood, when it becomes more destabilizing, a source of real anguish. In fact, it covers states of different emotional intensity , ranging from fear or worry to anxiety or terror , that is, the classic pathological forms.

But what is the genesis of fear? Where does it originate from?

Empirical research leads to the assertion that objects, people or situations can potentially be perceived and experienced as a source of danger and threat to one’s safety and thus provoke a feeling of fear.

And as in reality, also in dreams this feeling is alive, intense, “corporeal”, amplified or diminished according to the intensity of the fear experienced by the dreamer. In the next paragraph we will deal with the symbology related to the dream of being afraid .

Dreaming of being afraid: symbology of this oneiric image

It is not an uncommon dream, whose “proportion” is probably found in the state of anxiety or stress in which the subject finds himself, determined by a work or personal situation, or even by a delicate phase of his life.

Dreaming of fear is an image that is linked to threatening or mysterious situations, in which it is not known what is going to happen, situations that generate concern, anxiety for what is not known, for the unknown, or for something that is known very well and perceived as a potential danger to life.

This ‘state’, in dreams, appears in the form of terrifying visions, which are difficult to escape, and which leave us dazed and sometimes panicked upon awakening.

The motivations behind dreaming of being afraid are many and multifaceted, but they all have the common denominator of fear of living, acting, walking new paths. And the unconscious part tries to “alert” or, on the contrary, to “ask” the dreamer, depending on the specific situation that she experienced at that moment.

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Dreaming of being afraid: the most common images

After underlining the symbology related to dreaming of being afraid , let’s see some of the most recurrent dream visions below.

  • Dreaming of being afraid of falling, dreaming of being afraid of heights , are images that refer to suffering but also to insufficiency, and that find their meaning in the dreamer’s lack of confidence, in his feeling of guilt, in his extreme concern about a given situation.
  • Dreaming of being afraid of water, dreaming of being afraid of fire , are visions that respectively symbolize the dreamer’s need to postpone any ongoing project, and the lack of objectivity in their evaluations.
  • Dreaming of being afraid of the storm denotes problems in the professional environment.
  • Dreaming of being afraid of the dark is a very common dream vision, especially in the presence of changes at work, new sentimental perspectives on the horizon, or an exam for which one does not feel sufficiently prepared. It is an image, therefore, linked to the problems of life, which the dreamer does not know how to deal with, and for which he feels overwhelmed, overwhelmed.
  • The dark represents the alea , the unknown of the future , the uncertainty in which it staggers : it can be perceived as a great void in which you lose yourself, or as something consistent, with a lot of body, but in both cases it refers to everything that you no longer know precisely what you fear.
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Total darkness denotes absolute lack of prospects, desires ; A small light , on the other hand, gives a glimpse of hope , a possibility, for the dreamer, of finding a solution, of being able to face his insecurities and his fears.

Dreaming of being afraid: lottery numbers

The “classic” number , associated with dreaming of being afraid , is the number 90 . Then we must consider the specific cases: thus, for example, the number related to dreaming of being afraid of water is 33 , the one related to dreaming of being afraid of fire , 37 , the one related to dreaming of being afraid of the storm , the , the 30 , the …. If you dream of being afraid of the dark , you finally have to play the number 53 

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