What are executing dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like executing.
Executing in dreams is a very uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.2% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 450 dreams.
What are the major highlights of executing dreams?
Executing is a negatively interconnected dream symbol. Having executing in a dream reduces the presence of other dream symbols.
Dreams of executing are aggressive
Executing dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all executing have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having executing in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include missiles, horrors, hostages, hairdressers, nuclear bombs, biting, underground, safety, Frodo, and yelling.
Executing dreams might be about death
What symbols more present in dreams of executing?
Executing dreams are notable because they have substantially more arresting, weapons, prisoners, Kenya, grenades, bullets, hostages, fugitives, shooting, villages, guns, terrorists, ambushing, Colombia, killing, capturing, suffering, machine guns, castration, crime, death, being shot, thrones, war, Syria, planning, borders, armies, decapitation, police, hobbits, verbs, criminals and outlaws, servants, escaping, torturing, groups, conflicts, embarking, erupting, knees, fires, cutting, The Holocaust, injecting, necks, circuses, enemies, losing a body part, dying, rescuing, dressing, kings, seals, Iran, helicopters, different roles, being tied up, warriors, and abandonment than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of executing?
Executing dreams are notable because they have substantially less boyfriends, sex, chicken, peeing, bedrooms, swimming, shopping, paralysis, babies, beds, insights, dating, bathrooms, showers, pets, sleeping, mirror, needing help, schools, home towns, general crashes, food, sexuals acts, shoes, confusion, former partners, and closets than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of executing affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in executing dreams?
Overall, dreams with executing are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of executing are more related to different roles and more related to distant people than dreams in general. They are less related to animals, less related to insects, and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in executing dreams?
Overall, dreams with executing are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of executing are more related to fear and more related to hatred than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to sadness, and less related to grief and sorrow.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in executing dreams?
What happens in executing dreams?
Overall, dreams with executing are much more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of executing are much more related to aggressive interactions and more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to friendly interactions and much less related to sex.
How do executing in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with executing are less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of executing are more related to lucid dreams, more related to nightmares, and much more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to sleeping and less related to waking life.
How do executing in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with executing are aren't really related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of executing are more related to touch than dreams in general. They are less related to smelling and less related to vision.
How can you make sense of executing in dreams?
Executing dreams are very uncommon. Among other things executing dreams are negatively interconnected, aggressive, and about death.
Do you think this is true for your dream of executing? How might your dream of executing be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience executing in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about executing in dreams. See how you feel about executing now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of executing?
Dreaming about execution can connect with something you’re dreading. You face a deadline. You fear failure. For some reason life as you know it is about to end, or you fear that will be the case, such as when an important relationship ends.
Execution is “the end.” And it’s involuntary, a key reason that it’s used in a dream over other similar symbolism such as death, murder or suicide.
For example, a college student about to graduate might dream about execution as symbolism for the sudden end to college life. Entering the professional world can require major lifestyle changes, and it can feel like a part of oneself is being forced to die. Or a bachelor about to get married doesn’t want to give up single life and feels like the fun-loving part of him- or herself is going to pass away in the process.
Dreams about execution can be sparked by thoughts about mortality, or something that makes you fear sudden death. For example, you hear about someone you know who is healthy and happy suddenly dying. Or you think of your car as a rolling death trap.
Along this line, health fears and illness can spark execution-related dreams. Life as you know it could suddenly be over if you get sick. You’re not dead, but might as well be.
Dreaming about receiving a death sentence can symbolize feeling as if an ax is hanging over your head. Everything hinges on something important coming up. You have to make that sale, get that grade, or perform well in a tryout, for example.
A death sentence is the ultimate punishment and can symbolize a severe consequence, or fear of it. For example, getting fired at work for making a mistake. You do something wrong or forbidden and have a guilty conscience. You fear getting caught. A death sentence is exaggerated, but it expresses how you feel. See: Dismissals
It can symbolize the idea in the phrase “signing your own death warrant.” Something could be your downfall, or cause irreparable harm.
To be condemned can mean resigned to an unpleasant fate or circumstance. For example, a bad illness can spark feelings that your body has condemned you. To condemn can be a harsh way of disapproving of someone’s actions, behavior, or character. Depicting it as a death sentence or execution is exaggerated but fitting.
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of executing
Read some real dream reports of executing dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Nightmare of having to send my son to execution...what could this mean?
I woke up early this morning after having a nightmare that I was having to send my son to be executed via the electric chair. While I don’t remember everything, I remember feeling desperate, terrified, an immense and overwhelming sadness.
For reference, I am a woman in my thirties and my son is 11 years old. He is a good kid, doesn’t get in any trouble, is very soft hearted and emotional. He’s my not only child but he is the oldest. Not sure if it’s relevant but he did stay at his friends house last night but this isn’t an uncommon thing.
I remember my son crying and pleading not to let “them” take him. I don’t recall seeing a certain person coming for him but a sense that there was a group that was coming to arrest him maybe and he would be sentenced to death. I was trying to figure out if I should try and hide him away and runaway with him or if I had to let him go. I was devastated and recall my husband (not his dad but stepdad and only dad he’s ever known) sort of explaining we had to choice but to let him be taken. I couldn’t accept that.
I don’t remember “them” coming for him but I remember screaming and crying watching him be strapped to a chair and begging for me. It’s been hours since I woke up and I am still shaken and spontaneously crying about it. While I didn’t actually see him die (or if I did I do not remember it) I feel as though I did.
What could this possibly mean?? I am close with my son and I have never had any dream or nightmare like this. I have dreamed of myself dying in different ways more than once but never woke up with such fear and anxiety and dread before. I text him to just say good morning and I hope he’s having a good time (I wanted to ask if he was ok but I didn’t want to make him worry why I was asking) and haven’t heard back yet though he may be sleeping still.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
I woke up early this morning after having a nightmare that I was having to send my son to be executed via the electric chair. While I don’t remember everything,...
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speaking with my subconscious
I awoke in a plush bed with an elegant frame, only to find a cat with beautifully wide eyes snuggled next to me. It introduced itself as my childhood best friend. Upon this instant, it changed colors. From a tabby orange, reminiscent of my childhood cat, to a solid black, then to an odd turquoise and brown pattern I had never seen before. The cat began detailing our past memories and reminded me of how comfortable it was to know each other. I became concerned that perhaps my friend is dead and this is their spirit reaching out. On that notion, I realized I was dreaming. I do not own an elegant bed, and my walls are not covered in fine art, silky linens, nor do I have the money to afford such luxury. And my friend is most certainly alive.
When I began to think this way, an old lady who obviously owned the house and a little less younger man walked through the painted white door. The cat leapt from my arms, no longer speaking, still changing colors. It's eyes began to glow with an odd light.
The woman asked me what I was doing in her home. The man asked me if I was the murderer. I looked at them and my gaze quickly jumped back to the cat, who appeared to be smiling. I told them I had no idea where I was, then I ran towards them, telling them this cat was speaking a moment ago.
The man became concerned and jumped to catch it, but he could not. The old lady, petrified for a moment, rushed with me out of the room and down red carpeted stairs into an extravagant manor with marbled walls and columns. More fine art accompanied the view on the way down.
We ran until we were in the center of a large room with several people seated around a marble table that appeared to be the same slab as the floor and columns. A silk tablecloth drapes over the slab.
A discussion breaks out about the appearance of talking cats. Soon, we come to a conclusion that if the cats are also changing colors, they may be able to change shape.
When we make this discovery the cat that snuggled me earlier jumps onto the slab, almost to mock us.
The man chasing the cat uses a spear like object to try and pierce the cat. It explodes into a spore like substance with an uncountable amount of spores flowing. These spores flow out a front door into the wind.
The old lady becomes enraged claiming we released not just the one, but a multitude of this creature.
She runs back up the stairs and disappears, never coming back, and unable to be found.
Searching for clues, I remove the silk cloth from the slab and discover a puzzle. After spending some time and solving the puzzle, a stairway reveals itself to a store room of supplies such as food and drink. The room is vast but looks rather barren.
The rest of the dream I spend gathering lucidity between formulating and executing plans to catch this creature running amuck. I found myself being interrupted and unheard yet still attempting to be a part of a group. When I became upset that I must go my own way, I chose to end the dream and write this very account of the dream.
I awoke in a plush bed with an elegant frame, only to find a cat with beautifully wide eyes snuggled next to me. It introduced itself as my childhood best...
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Body swapping, abandoned amusement park and creepy girl child. My most bizarre dream ever!
I'm running through a jungle with a brown snake wrapped around me, his head above my right shoulder. We are speaking, but this doesn't seem strange at all. We're laughing and joyful, having a complete blast. Although this first part of the dream is harder to remember, we're basically going through this jungle with the snake teaching me how to swap conciousnesses with different animals. This is to teach me the "lessons" and physical experiences of different creatures while allowing them to spend time as a human to better understand us as well.
We emerge from the jungle and find ourselves looking across a vast grassland. To our side, following along the treeline, is an elephant. This elephant is barely touching the ground with its tiptoes, flapping its big ears and traveling in strangely graceful, gliding hops. Sharing a conspiratorial glance, the snake and I take off toward the pachyderm. Throwing a startled glance over its shoulder, the elephant flees. We take off in hot pursuit!
We're led on a long merry chase, until we finally catch up to him in a dilapidated amusement park. The rides are covered in rust and overgrown with creepers. The elephant heads straight for a small, stagnant puddle in an area of broken concrete. To my amazement, he executes a graceful swan dive right into this shallow puddle and disappears. I run up to the edge of the puddle before hitting my belly and shimmying close enough to peer in. Under the shallow green water is a perfectly circular hole that leads down deep into darkness. As I press my face closer trying to get a look at what's in there, the large gray head of a seal pops out. His penetrating, inky eyes unnerve me, and I scramble back.
His head disappears back into the water just as I hear a creepy little girl giggle behind me. Turning around, I see a girl of about 6 in an old fashioned frilly dress cupping something in her hands. When I ask her what she's got, she opens her hands and holds them up to me, still giggling. In her palms is my friend, the brown snake. He's been chopped into little slices that look like sushi roll pieces. In the center of each piece, there is an eye staring up at me, moving around. I shove the girl away in horror and start screaming "What have you done?" I tell her we were going to bring him back to life after the body swap, but now we can't, she's ruined it. I keep insisting we (I'm not sure who I meant when I kept saying we ) were bringing him back to life and am very distraught. She regards me calmly before adopting the creepiest condescending smirk. She looks me right in the eyes and says, "That's not what you were doing at all, was it?"
I wake in a cold sweat. I mean, seriously, wtf!!! This has got to be the most bizarre dream I've ever had.
I'm running through a jungle with a brown snake wrapped around me, his head above my right shoulder. We are speaking, but this doesn't seem strange at all....
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A blood sacrifice? NSFW
Content warning, blood and violence
I had a dream today (I work nights) of voluntary executions...
I was standing in a circle of “people” they had blades and knives for hands, they were tall, oddly shaped and almost sculptural and looked like they were made of paper mache (Im an artist) and in these stockades in a semicircle were people, a dozen or so (women mostly) who had volunteered to be executed or sacrificed as part of their rituals. I don’t remember anything about the deity or deities they were sacrificing themselves to, but I do remember that the blood was the important part of the sacrifice and was collected in bowls in the front of the stockades and that after the first woman was sacrificed i was asked by the second one to perform the ritual, there was fire and bowls of blood etc., I was handed a knife (I still had regular hands) and I slit this woman’s throat, she asked me to and exposed her neck for me to do it, blood poured not only from the wound but also from her eyes and mouth which is what startled me awake.
I’m NOT a violent person, and I’m a woman myself and this dream has really bugged me all day. The sight of blood usually makes me nauseous and the thought of hurting a person or animal totally creeps me out so I have no idea where the hell this came from... it was a massive amount of blood.
Content warning, blood and violence
I had a dream today (I work nights) of voluntary executions...
I was standing in a circle of “people” they had blades...
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Dreamt of a wounded deer. What does that mean?
I was back at my old home with my parents, where there was an immense amount of conflict and abuse. I saw that a relative that had caused a lot of trouble was back visiting and as I was going to the living room to tell him off, I saw a very skinny and malnourished deer in one of the rooms. It was so skinny and unhealthy that part of its torso was missing and it's white rib cage bones were protruding exposed to the air. My mother was there looking at the deer and I told her cmon there's some business to be handled in the living room. And she was like, "no wait look at the deer we need to take care of it!" I had to pretty much drag her to the living room cause she wouldn't come.
This relative had done some awful things to our family and there was a huge family feud some time ago. I berated him with the entirety of my soul, with the full accumulation of my anger. Some other family members that were there too. Then he called for backup and another cousin showed up, who is equally a despicable POS and he was very angry and pulled a sword at me. I pepper sprayed him to no effect, and he tried decapitating me but the sword just bounced off my neck. My father and uncle were standing right next to him but just stood there watching him trying to kill me. Symbolic for what happened in real life.I rushed him with a knife and jabbed up upwards his jaw and killed him. Then I grabbed his equally villainous mother/my aunt by the neck and executed her the same way. As I held her face with my left hand and with the knife sticking through her nose into the sinuses of her skull, emitting a monumental amount of anger and hatred for all the harm they've done to us, I came to a realization that I shouldn't be doing this. Then I woke up.
I completely cut contact with my family and am living isolated and secluded, to try to heal from all the damage that family has cast upon me. I read that deer are symbolic for spiritual growth, and the fact that the deer was severely malnourished and weak, and then trying to draw my attention from the drama in the living room, is symbolic for asking me to step away from my past traumas so I can finally heal?
I was back at my old home with my parents, where there was an immense amount of conflict and abuse. I saw that a relative that had caused a lot of trouble was...
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