If you had a dream where things seemed normal and then all of a sudden, you blacked out, you have experienced fainting in a dream.
What makes this type of dream experience strange and sometimes even troubling is that at some point, you can’t tell whether you’re dreaming or you’re experiencing something in your daily waking life.
If you’ve experienced any kind of fainting in a dream, it’s a good idea to get a solid understanding of what it means.
You have come to the right place.
General fainting dream interpretation
The general meaning of fainting in dreams indicates that your subconscious is feeling a tremendous amount of pressure.
You may be thinking that your job doesn’t have too many responsibilities and you have it fairly easy.
Maybe you’re still living with your parents or maybe you have a spouse that takes care of your household’s day-to-day needs.
But you may want to think again.
Because your subconscious is sending you a fainting dream for a reason.
At some level, you are feeling overwhelmed because you either have direct responsibility or you feel responsible for something else that people might not be telling you to do.
You know deep down inside that you should do it.
You feel some sort of obligation but for whatever reason, they haven’t gotten around to requesting you to do it.
Whatever the case may be, you sense this and you feel a heavy weight of responsibility.
You don’t want to let people down.
You definitely don’t want to be embarrassed.
So what do you do?
That’s right, you worry, you feel anxious, and you keep it in instead of coming out and asking, “What do you expect of me?”
This happens quite a bit in new relationships.
You can’t quite figure out where the lines are and so you’re just trying to feel your way around.
But at some level, it seems emotionally heavy.
Another general interpretation of fainting in dreams indicates that there may be certain issues about your health that you may have either overlooked or are completely ignorant of.
As you probably already know, when it comes to health issues like cancer, oftentimes, we only find out when we go to our general annual checkups.
That’s the only time we find out because prior to that point, it seemed that everything is going well.
You might even feel exceptionally healthy.
But your doctor has totally different news.
You don’t want to be taken by surprise so it’s really a good idea to take better care of your health.
At least this is what your subconscious is telling you by showing you fainting images in your dream.
Please understand that your health doesn’t just involve your physical health.
You should also pay close attention to your emotional and psychological health.
These are different sides of the same coin.
If you face and suffer through sustained stress, don’t be surprised if your health or physical health also starts to suffer.
There is such a thing as a mind and body connection.
The same goes for personality stresses.
For example, if you’re hanging out with toxic people and their personality issues are really weighing down on you, don’t be surprised if it manifests itself in weird rashes, allergic sensitivity, or some other physical ailments.
Take care of your health before it’s too late.
What is the meaning of dreams about you or your loved ones fainting?
If you dream that you were fainting or somebody you care about faints, this indicates that your subconscious is grappling with feelings of anxiety.
You’re uncertain about the future.
You don’t feel all that confident about what’s going to happen.
Usually, this happens when you’re in between jobs or you think something’s happening with the organization you work for that may lead to you being jobless.
This can also indicate that you are feeling stuck in one place.
Maybe it’s your career.
Maybe it’s your educational path.
Maybe even your by relationship.
By relationship, I’m not just talking about romantic relationships, I’m also talking about your family relationships.
And since you’re feeling that there’s really not much changing and you either feel ignored, overlooked or anonymous, there’s a sense that things are operating on autopilot and you just lack motivation.
You still show up for work just as you still say I love you to your loved ones, but at the end of the day, the fire isn’t there.
It’s as if you’re just going through the motions.
When you dream of a loved one or yourself fainting, your subconscious is trying to draw your attention to the fact that you have lost motivation at a certain level and this might not be all that good for you.
What makes this complicated is that you feel powerless when it comes to other people in your life.
You care about them very deeply but you don’t want to rock the boat because you don’t want to hurt their feelings.
So you feel stuck.
You have certain needs, you have certain demands.
Because deep down inside, you feel that your relationship is not as fulfilling as it could be.
For instance, with your parents, can you talk to them about everything?
Do you feel that you have to hide certain things from them?
Are you under the impression that they’re hiding stuff from you?
The positive meaning of fainting in dreams
Many dream symbols both have both a positive and negative side.
Sadly, I can’t say this for all dream symbols.
But the good news is when it comes to fainting dreams, it does have a positive aspect.
When you see yourself or somebody else faint in your dream, this can also indicate that you are out of your comfort zone.
This is not necessarily bad.
A lot of people would only make changes in their lives if they feel that their back is against the wall.
When they find themselves in a situation where things have become so uncomfortable that they can’t help but take action, things start to change.
Maybe that needs to happen to you.
Because a lot of people have a long list of “things I should do.”
Believe me, everybody has a long list.
We run out of space.
That’s how many things we should do.
We should lose weight, we should take better care of ourselves, we should be more attentive to our partners, we should give more gifts, we should volunteer more, we should do this, do that.
Of course, we all know why we have this “should-do list.”
They speak to our values regarding what it is to live an awesome life.
They speak to our personal conception of what it is to live a meaningful life.
While we may not be able to agree on the exact content of that list, we probably all agree that we should have such a list.
But here’s the problem, we know what we should do but we never get around to doing them, not even close.
Every single day, we only have enough energy to do the things that we feel we must do.
We must keep a roof over our heads.
We must get from Point A to Point B so we can go to work.
We must eat.
You know, the basics.
And by the time you take care of the basics, there’s really not much willpower or energy left to do any of the items on your should-do list.
This is where being jolted out of your comfort zone comes in.
When your situation changes, for example, you lose your job or your business goes south, you suddenly find the sense of urgency that you need to start making changes.
And within this period, you are given a golden opportunity to look at your “should-do list.”
When your subconscious is showing you or somebody you know fainting, this is an indication that at some level, you are out of your comfort zone.
In your waking consciousness, you might not think you’re outside of your comfort zone but things are shaping up in such a way that you are.
It’s only a matter of time until you realize it.
Use this as an opportunity to make changes.
For example, if you are in danger of losing your job and you know full well that you’d rather work in another industry, use this time in your life to change careers.
Or if you want to go back to school, this is the time.
Take advantage of the crisis because once it’s over, you will go back to your old routine.
And if you are in any way frustrated by your day-to-day life or at least an aspect of it, it’s your fault for staying in this situation.
Use this crisis or the setback or defeat or whatever it may be to finally give yourself the sense of urgency you need to make certain changes.’
Of course, it’s uncomfortable.
Of course, you’d wish that things were less stressful and hectic.
But the reality is if things settle down, you will go back to your old routine and your should-do list will remain an aspirational list forever.
What does it mean to see your child faint in your dream?
If you see a child you don’t know or your own offspring fainting in your dream, this indicates a sense of doubt about your abilities.
As you get older, you get the impression that you are able to get things done, that you are, at some level or other, a competent person.
This comes with the territory of adulthood.
Back when we were kids, let’s say eight to nine years old, we probably can’t even be relied on to do basic stuff like pay bills, or wait in line to sign up for something.
But as you get older, you’re able to handle a lot of complicated tasks a lot of times.
You are also able to handle decisions that can have long-term effects on not just yourself but those you love.
This is part of adulthood.
But when you first experience those things, let’s say signing up to buy a car, getting insurance dealing with government bureaucracy, it is very confusing.
In many cases, it’s so confusing that you’d rather not deal with it.
But when your subconscious is showing you an image of a child, either your own or somebody else’s fainting, this speaks to the inner child in you and your ability to adapt.
You need to be in touch with that side of yourself right now because there are certain changes on the horizon that will test your resolve.
One of the easiest ways to know that you’ve grown old mentally is to automatically think that you cannot handle whatever challenges the future brings.
Maybe part of you is saying to yourself, “I’m too old for this.”
But the truth is you are just as mentally agile today as you were when you are eight to nine years old.
The big difference is that you have not given yourself permission to jump in there, play around with things, and risk breaking things.
That’s the mindset you had when you were a child and that’s why the world opened up to you like a giant puzzle.
Sure, there are a lot of twists and turns and mistakes along the way, but eventually, you figured it out.
What’s stopping you from doing the same now?
What am I talking about?
I’m talking about possible issues with your relationship, possible complications with your job, or issues with self-esteem.
These are the things that need your attention and need new solutions.
The reason why you are feeling some level of discomfort or even frustration with these and other areas of your life is that you no longer allow yourself the creativity to come up with solutions.
Just because you’re getting on in years doesn’t mean you have to grow old mentally.
These are two totally different things.
What does it mean to dream of fainting alone?
When you see yourself pass out in your dream and there’s nobody to help you, this indicates that you feel that at some level or other, you really cannot count on anybody for help.
Of course, this doesn’t apply across the board.
At a certain basic level, people can and will help you.
I’m talking about your family, your co-workers, or your neighbors.
But there are certain areas of your life that you feel that they cannot help you with.
Either because it’s hidden or you’re trying your hardest to hide things from people.
Maybe you’re embarrassed.
Maybe you don’t want them to feel about something that may lead to complications later on.
So at some certain level, you’re hiding from people who think they know you.
This is a problem because when you need help, deep down inside, when it comes to certain emotional issues, long-seated frustrations, past trauma, that kind of thing, you feel that you really have no other option except to suffer alone, just like fainting by yourself.
Imagine yourself falling down on the floor possibly even hitting your head and nobody is around.
It’s a dark image.
It can fill one with a deep sense of loneliness, helplessness, and possibly, even hopelessness.
But please understand that this is what you chose by hiding.
If you truly want to connect with your loved ones, you cannot hide.
Tell the complete truth.
If they truly love you, they will understand.
Because the foundation of love is acceptance.
Let’s put it this way, if you love your child, there may be certain things that your child does that don’t make you happy.
Maybe they play video games all day every day.
Maybe they have the special talent for making a mess.
It doesn’t matter how clean you make the room, they will find a way to make it messy.
But despite those things that oftentimes irritate you and possibly even infuriate you, especially if you come home really tired and now, you have to clean, you accept your child.
That is part of loving that person.
So keep this in mind and understand that this applies to how people treat you as well.
If they truly love you, they will accept you.
They may not be happy with what you’re doing.
They may not be happy with the fact that you drink, smoke, do drugs, or are addicted to porn or whatever.
But if they love you, acceptance is part of the package.
And once you can wrap your head around that acceptance, then you can see belonging.
And this is really what it boils down to because belonging is what gives you hope.
But if you feel like you have to put on a show or like hide stuff from those who say they love you, that’s gonna be a problem.
What does that say about the depth of insincerity of your relationship?
What does it say about how you treat and regard them?
I’m not saying that there’s absolutely no space for secrets, but as much as possible
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.