If you’ve just woken up from a dream involving earthquakes, you probably are feeling literally and figuratively shaken up.
An earthquake, after all, involves a lot of shaking and rolling.
Going through an earthquake can be very unnerving.
And it’s no surprise that when people wake up from dreams involving seismic activity, they instantly search online for their earthquake dream meaning.
Read below for an in-depth analysis of this fairly common dream.
General meaning of earthquake dreams
First, the good news.
If you had a dream of living through an earthquake, please understand that these types of dreams are usually not prophetic.
Just because you dreamed of an earthquake doesn’t mean that there will be an earthquake in your area.
With that out of the way, the general interpretation of earthquake dreams involves feeling unready and unprepared for an unforeseen personal disaster.
This can involve your health, family, finances, or work situation.
Whatever the case may be, there is this sense that this disaster hit you out of the left field.
You didn’t see it coming.
The truth is a large percentage of the personal challenges that we face didn’t materialize anywhere.
In many cases, we could see the signs if we just open our eyes to them.
But the thing is, we are just too preoccupied with many areas of our life.
Maybe we’re just worried about our bills and just keeping our heads above water that we become blind to developing situations that we could have otherwise seen.
Your subconscious is telling you that this is about to happen in a certain area of your life so it’s crucial that you’ll be a bit more aware or mindful of just how things are going in several areas of your life.
Another general meaning of earthquake dreams involve how we handle fear.
A lot of people think that fear is just a purely negative emotion.
There is nothing good in it.
That’s why most people tend to fear this emotion.
Can you imagine that?
The reality is that fear is neither negative nor positive.
It is just a feedback mechanism that you are born with.
You can use it to your favor by understanding that it is an alarm.
And if this alarm goes off, instead of turning around and running the other way, you should focus on why you’re feeling fear.
Get to the bottom of your anxieties.
Look at what’s triggering them.
And this can lead to you, establishing a better mental and emotional relationship with the concept of change.
Unfortunately, a lot of people simply choose to react to fear.
They don’t even respond to it.
Once they detect fear, they just go on overdrive and all these negative emotions flow and they end up repeatedly.
Doing the same thing, saying the same things, and repeating the same toxic patterns that they know frustrate them in the end.
Your subconscious is using earthquake symbology to get across the message that you can break this cycle.
Finally, earthquake dreams can also involve sustained intense emotional instability.
Just because you’re emotionally unstable for an extended period of time doesn’t mean you’re going to go crazy.
It doesn’t mean you’re going to “lose it.”
Instead, it means that you are subjecting yourself to certain situations and certain triggers that bring out the worst in you.
The sad reality is that you don’t have to be in that helpless state.
There is hope.
How? Look at the big picture.
Look at where the stress is coming from.
How do you put yourself in that situation?
Now that you are aware of the steps that put you in that situation, try to reverse it.
Make different changes, and ask for different accommodations.
You have a lot more say over your emotional life than you care to realize.
The biblical interpretation of earthquake dreams
Earthquakes and earthquake effects can be both triggered by man or be brought about by the Almighty according to His sovereign will.
Regardless of where it comes from, in the Bible, it involves the certain destruction of the mighty, the fallen, and the corrupt.
These are people who have allowed their selfishness to take over their lives.
They have become uncharitable, headstrong, and proud.
God uses the imagery of earthquakes to lay bare our pretensions to security, confidence, and strength.
We only need to look at the walls of Jericho that came tumbling down, courtesy of an earthquake, after Joshua led Israel into a procession several times around the city.
Biblically speaking, earthquake dreams involve a change of heart, not in a soft, comfortable, and convenient way.
Instead, biblically speaking, if you’re having earthquake dreams, you may be going through a personal challenge that is going to shake your old confidence to its foundations.
This is not necessarily a bad thing.
You just have to keep trusting in the Lord to the point that you let go of your ego and pride.
Because a lot of the time, the reason why you are stumbling and why you find yourself in the same toxic patterns in different areas of your life is that you’re being stubborn.
Let the Lord lead you out of your personal wilderness.
Trust in Him.
Lean not on your own understanding and let His will direct your way.
What does it mean to run away from earthquakes in your dream?
If the main image of your earthquake dream involves you running away from the action, this indicates a futile attempt to try to fix an all too common problem by doing the exact same thing you did yesterday.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Don’t be too surprised if things don’t change if your primary response to challenges in your life is no different from your previous responses.
This also indicates relying on your personal reaction instead of thinking things through.
What does it mean to hear about earthquake news in your dreams?
If you see yourself watching TV and the broadcaster is communicating live news of an earthquake and then you feel the earthquake, this indicates that you’re paying too much attention to what other people say about your life.
While external feedback has its place, it shouldn’t be the central focus of your own personal analysis.
You have to be part of the picture.
You have to step in.
When you rely too much on what other people think of what’s going on in your head and in your life, don’t be all that shocked to discover that whatever advice they give you doesn’t really work.
Because what you’re doing is you’re just outsourcing responsibility for self-improvement and self-care to other people.
Remember, nobody can love you better than yourself.
Start with self-love and self-care.
What does it mean to feel tremendous earthquake tremors in your dream?
If the main focus of your dream involves the tremors where it feels like the foundation of the ground that you’re on is just being shaken not just sideways, but up and down, this can indicate that there is a tremendous unstated conflict between you and another person close to you.
This person might seem like they want to support you.
This person might even seem like a positive person.
But in reality, whatever vibrations they send your way cause turbulence and unexpected chains of consequences that lead to you, failing.
And what makes this really sad is that this person intends you to fail.
Misery loves company.
And no matter how close this person may seem to you and how important they are emotional to you, at the end of the day, they prevent you from becoming the very best version of yourself.
How can you spot these people?
They refuse to lift a finger to change their own lives.
It’s easy to see what went wrong. It’s easy to see what adjustments need to be made.
But despite their desire to be listened to and paid attention to, they don’t want to lift their finger to change their situation.
Worse yet, they sent off toxic and yet subtle vibrations that end up poisoning those around them.
What does it mean to dream of hearing the destruction caused by earthquakes?
If you are listening to the radio in your dream and you hear about the destruction caused by earthquakes, your subconscious is trying to draw your attention to the power of reputation.
You have to understand that people don’t really know you.
Only you can know yourself.
Everybody else can just make their best guesses.
But the advantage that reputation has, that self-regard or self-perception solely lacks, is external proof.
In other words, you will gain a reputation based on what you do.
That is the bedrock of any reputation.
You have to do something.
You have to produce something.
You have to make certain things happen.
And from there, people start to talk and influential people can greatly enhance your reputation when they start talking about you.
Because a lot more people can blindly accept what they’re saying about you.
Do you see how this works?
But it all starts with something objective.
The problem with hearing about the destruction caused by earthquakes in your dreams highlights the fact that there is a disconnect between your reputation and what you actually do.
This is causing a tremendous amount of personal anxiety because you are laboring under this fear that you will be found out sooner rather than later.
You have to come clean.
Build your reputation based on something real.
Base it on something that reflects your highest values.
What does it mean to see an earthquake destroy everything around you but leave you intact?
If you dream that you’re the sole survivor of a devastating earthquake, this mirrors a victimhood mentality.
You feel that everybody else is flawed and everybody else has caused you to harm in some way or other.
You are at the center of this universe and everybody owes you.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The reality is, if you’re feeling a bit like a victim, then you’re constantly waiting for other people to serve you.
You’re constantly waiting for people to get their act together so they can make amends with you.
You’re going to be waiting forever.
Do yourself a big favor and lose the victim mentality and attack your problems right here right now.
Understand that nobody’s going to put on a cape to save you.
Nobody’s got the time or resources to do that.
The world’s got enough problems of its own.
You’re going to have to resolve your issues.
What does it mean to see earthquakes causing cracks in your walls?
If you dream about a massive earthquake cracking the walls of your house or interior space, your subconscious is telling you that a lot of your assumptions that you used to draw a lot of confidence from are beginning to give away.
While it is a terrifying image to see what would otherwise be a solid wall developing cracks in a dream, this is one of the best images you can come up with.
A lot of your ideas about who you are, what you can do, where you can go, and who you can be with, are holding you back.
And when you see cracks in them because you no longer believe in certain assumptions or premises, things are possible again.
Now, does this mean that if you see walls cracking in your dream that tomorrow, your life will be infinitely better?
No. It just means that there is an opening and you have to decide to walk through that opening and challenge whatever assumptions you may have.
It takes a lot of work.
But the good news is, the more you challenge a lot of your assumptions and expectations, the more you can line them up to the reality that you desire for yourself.
There still has to be some sort of objective bedrock to all of this.
You can’t just base it on fantasy.
What does it mean to witness walls falling because of an earthquake?
This can indicate that the unavoidable challenges that you have been trying to deny or overlook have finally caught up to you.
Now is the time to challenge your assumptions and come out a better person.
Regardless, things are all up in the air and it’s anybody’s guess how things will turn out.
Instead of waiting for somebody else to step up and deliver you from your situation, you’re gonna have to roll up your sleeves and take care of the problem yourself.
What does it mean to pass through ruins after an earthquake?
If you dream about passing through a devastated area after an earthquake, this can indicate that despite the internal and possibly even external violence that has happened in a certain area of your life recently, there is a lot to be learned.
All is not lost.
In fact, when you look at the space that has been cleared up, you can’t help but feel a sense of possibility and even hopefulness.
Previously, this stuff has been filled with clutter. It’s as if you’re an emotion and memory hoarder.
You’re filling up certain areas of your life with clutter stuff that doesn’t make sense, stuff that used to make sense and doesn’t apply now, and all such other nonsense.
Now that this challenge has come and destroyed a lot of the things that you held dear, now’s the time to let go.
Don’t rebuild them.
Instead, build on the sense of relief.
Now, you have a blank slate or at least close to a blank slate.
Use this opportunity wisely.
What does it mean to arrange whatever possessions you have left after an earthquake?
This is a sign from your subconscious that you’re now beginning to pick up the pieces.
Things are now possible again.
And what makes this different from the other sections above is that you’re aware that a lot of the mental and emotional clutter that you’ve been hanging on to is gone.
You have taken the initiative to reshape your personal internal reality based on your values.
This is a very positive sign.
Keep at it.
It’s only a matter of time until you start enjoying the new life that you deserve.
What does it mean to find yourself in a collapsing building during an earthquake?
This is a projection of your internal loneliness.
You feel that all bad things in the universe happen to you and nobody else.
Of course, this is just personal drama.
You know full well that misfortune occurs to other people.
In fact, you’re the lucky ones.
You’re not getting killed.
You’re not getting starved to death.
You’re not in prison.
You’re not being tortured.
You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, those are extreme cases.”
Well, think again.
Please understand that you are not the center of the universe.
The universe has its own axis.
It has its own rules.
We only exist for a tiny fraction of the total existence of the universe.
This is why it’s really important to make every second count.
Stop looking at yourself as the only one that suffers.
Stop looking at yourself as some sort of victim.
Understand that you can create new worlds.
You can create a new reality.
It’s all up to you.
You’re not bound by the past.
Start making different decisions.
And unfortunately, people like to laugh at this.
They like to content themselves with this comforting fiction that they are somehow victims or powerless pawns.
But what they’re really doing is that they are just absolving themselves of the responsibility of living the kind of life they want to live.
Because when you have other people to blame or circumstances beyond your control to point the finger at, you get off scot-free.
Stop playing this game with yourself.
Understand that you are always in control.
You may not control the external circumstances of your situation.
You may not control what happens to you, but you can definitely control how you respond and that is good enough.
Because your response sets in motion the future.
What does it mean to lose your house after an earthquake in your dream?
This can indicate a deep and profound sense of insecurity regarding financial issues.
Most Americans’ net worth is tied up in their home.
If you lose your home to foreclosure or some other financial disaster, you are left feeling stripped and naked.
Whatever financial power and confidence you may have had, go up in smoke.
The good news is there are many things you can do to avoid managing this fear.
In fact, in this context, the fear may not be all that negative.
If you’re feeling fearful about your personal finances, please understand that there are all sorts of sidelines you can do online.
You can also build digital assets that can make passive income.
You can also invest whatever little money you have to invest in dividend stocks.
There are just so many different options out there.
Don’t think that just because you feel a tremendous amount of pressure when it comes to your personal finances you just have to take it all on the chin.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.