Dream symbol Buried alive


burial, confinement, imprisonment, digging a pit for someone, inferiority complex

The idea of being buried alive is a nightmare for many people.Being buried alive in a hole in the ground because everyone thinks you have died. Or even being locked in a tight coffin, even though you're not dead yet, but you have no air to breathe. Yes, what could this mean if none of the people present realize that one is still alive? What does this strange dream mean?

General dream interpretation

Judging by the general interpretation of this dream image, everything points to a specific fear of the dreamer. There may well be a possibility that in real life the subject will face the fear of death with composure. However, the dream from the depths of the subconscious symbolizes certain fear. This could be caused by a funeral of a close friend or relative.

If this does not correspond to reality, this dream image refers to the concept of imprisonment, which means that the dreamer currently feels imprisoned or confined in real life circumstances. It is impossible for him to free himself by his own efforts, so he needs help from others.

Often it appears in the dream to be buried alive, which means that you dream how you are buried and also see all the participating mourners. What comes into play for the interpretation is that one recalls the people who participated in the funeral. If they are family members participating in the funeral, this could clarify to the person concerned that when he has conflicts and quarrels with them, he perceives that he cannot stand up to them and that he is usually on the short end of the stick and feels lost.

If the dream is about colleagues at work, the meaning shifts to the professional life of the dreamer. It seems as if his colleagues want to dig a pit for him and he cannot get out of it by his own efforts. Somehow it has already dawned on him that something is wrong, but since his subconscious gives him this dream image, everything seems to be clear and put into perspective.

Psychological dream interpretation

For psychological dream interpretation, the dream symbol "being buried alive" expresses that the dreamer has mistakenly chosen a wrong path due to certain ideas and beliefs. This path is paved with self-pity or feelings of inferiority . This indicates an overload on the psychological level, which caused these feelings.

He should look for the cause in himself in the outer world and get to the bottom of the aberration and thus change the direction of travel to tread a new path in life.

If one finds oneself buried alive by an avalanche in a dream, it could illustrate futile hope of the dreamer. The available energy and strength are not sufficient at the moment for the long desired goal. If one is dug out of the snow by a rescuer in the dream event, this could serve as an indication that a new path of life will be opened to one.

Spiritual dream interpretation

Seen on a transcendental level, the dream image "buried alive" stands in a special way for a spiritual crossing into another dimension.


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