If you’ve ever had dreams about storms, you probably dealt with this rather interesting dream imagery in one of two ways: you either ignored it, or you woke up troubled.
The good news is dreams about storms don’t have to cause alarm but at the same time, you can’t just conveniently sweep them under the rug.
If you have dreams about storms, your subconscious is trying to get across important messages regarding your present circumstances, as well as your need for inner peace.
These are hardly light topics that can be ignored without consequences.
The general meaning of a storm dream
If you’re having dreams about storms, and the main focus of your nighttime vision is the storm itself, this can indicate that your subconscious is detecting a confluence of events that may lead to disaster.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you’re some sort of prophet or a person with a third eye.
No, far from it.
Instead, your subconscious is able to pick up on patterns that your waking mind may simply be too distracted or stressed to even bother to notice.
That’s the bottom line.
If you were to look at all the traumatic events in your life, as well as your personal disasters, if you’re completely honest with yourself, chances are in hindsight.
In the 2020 vision of hindsight, you could have seen these coming.
Rarely do people experience a “black swan” event that just hit him out of the left field.
Usually, the handwriting is on the wall, unfortunately just didn’t bother to take the time to read them, but they have been there all along.
Your subconscious is trying to draw your attention to certain areas of your life.
Maybe it’s your career, maybe it’s your business, maybe it’s your relationship, whatever the case may be your subconscious is trying to flash a red signal and storms do have a way of getting our attention.
The question is, are you willing to set aside comfortable assumptions you may have about your situation or your personal capabilities or certain personal “truths”?
To see all these issues head-on, because at this point in time, if you want to avoid those disaster circumstances, then you need to be completely honest.
This is no time for denial.
The other general meaning of storm dreams involves your need for inner peace.
Nothing reminds us of our need for an internal area or internal core of serenity and peace than the turbulence of life symbolized by a storm.
It seems like everything’s breaking down and the house of cards that our lives have been built on, are beginning to crumble.
It is precisely in these times that we need this store of inner peace.
This is one place inside us that nobody else can reach.
This is a place where we can draw strength and confidence to make it to the next day.
The good news is you’re able to create that inner space.
The problem is, are you willing to give yourself permission to make that space?
Because remember, this is not going to just drop into your lap.
It takes quite a bit of work, it takes setting aside your ego and accepting some hard truths about who you are, where you are in your life, and where you’re probably going.
A lot of this is not pleasant news.
But if you’re able to desire this inner peace so much that you’re willing to sidestep your ego, you can make quite a bit of progress.
Finally, another general meaning of storm dreams involves an inner conflict that leads to rapid change.
Now that may sound bad, but the truth is we’re always in conflict.
There’s always a war between the old you and the future you.
This conflict takes place in the present.
We’re all growing.
Changes are the only constant.
Unfortunately, most people are unaware of just how fast they’re growing.
And this divide between their consciousness and who they’re becoming plays out in their daily lives.
No wonder so many people are frustrated stressed, and live in a tremendous amount of tension, both internal and external.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You just have to be clear as to who you are, who you were, and who you want to be.
All of these are choices.
So please understand that there does not need to be conflict.
You can resolve things, but it takes work.
It also takes self-control, focus, and motivation.
But if you’re able to do this, you can make the rapid change that often involves this conflict work for you, instead of against you.
What does it mean to dream of damage from a storm?
Now that we have the general dream meaning of storms out of the way, let’s focus on specific contextual dreams involving this very common imagery.
If you are looking at or surveying the damage that happened after a storm has passed, this can indicate that once the dust settles, you will be able to achieve your goal.
But for this to happen, you have to struggle not with other people, not with organizations, not with finances, but with yourself.
Because you have to give yourself permission to succeed and unfortunately, a lot of people claim the universe’s wealth and abundance, but their mental wallet can only hold $1.
What’s wrong with this picture?
You have to understand that you have fought for everything that you have, and may not have seemed too much of a fight but you have fought either way.
The main struggle really is not with the world at large, but with yourself.
When you’re looking at the damage from the storm, in your dream, your subconscious is telling you that when the current challenge has passed, you will emerge victorious, but only if you hand yourself the victory.
This means trusting more in yourself and allowing yourself to be confident in the fact that you have been able to make it this far.
If you’re able to wrap your head around that, then the next idea should be easier to accept.
If you’ve made it this far, then you can make it all the way through.
What does it mean to dream of a storm carrying you or your property way?
One of the most terrifying things that could happen in a storm, especially in the Midwest in the United States is a tornado.
All these frightening rainstorms come and then this tornado, this whirlwind comes out of nowhere and carries off whole buildings including the people inside them.
When you see this play out in your dream, don’t worry, this is not going to physically happen to you or your loved ones.
But what it symbolizes might actually be scarier.
The sad reality is that there are some people in your life right now who have an outsized influence on you.
You may be thinking that you’re coming up with these opinions and coming up with conclusions.
But in reality, what they say and what they value plays a much bigger role in your decision-making process than you care to realize.
It’s as if you don’t have a mind of your own.
And once things play out, you only have yourself to blame.
In fact, that’s exactly what happens.
You blame yourself in reality.
You did not understand the influence of others around you and you just went along to get along.
At the end of the day you are responsible for your life and the sad reality is well, it’s okay to blame yourself, you have to blame yourself the right way.
I hope you understand how this works.
Because you have to be clear as to how much you rely on your own discernment and discretion compared to simply blindly accepting other people’s version of the truth.
What does it mean to see a raging storm in a dream?
Storms are bad enough and of themselves.
But if you see a raging storm where everything is dark, lightning is flashing all over the place, this indicates a period of intense emotional turbulence in at least one area of your life.
A lot of people would shy away from this because after all, who wants the drama?
Who wants to go through anger, passion, and forceful heated emotions?
Well, this situation doesn’t really come from people directly.
You’re going to go through this internally.
In other words, certain events will happen to you and you will fall into an all too familiar pattern of emotional intensity.
When you see a raging storm in your dream, your subconscious is trying to tell you, “If you’re unhappy with the last set of choices that you made in the same type of emotional situation, now is your chance to make different choices”.
In other words, is able to pick up certain signals that can lead to the same level of emotional tension as what happened to you previously.
But this time around, it’s your subconscious that is trying to get you to be more thoughtful so you can say the right things at the right time around the right people to produce better results.
Please understand that you are in more control than you give yourself credit for.
But unfortunately, if you just give in to the heat of the moment, and you let your emotions get the better of you, don’t be all that shocked to find yourself in the exact same place as before.
What does it mean to see a storm destroying a place?
If you see a storm actively destroying a certain location, this is an indication that you feel that there’s a lot of difficulty in a certain area of your life.
You can’t even think straight, you just feel a tremendous amount of frustration, possibly even rage, and anger.
You can’t help but get feel depressed and hopeless as well as helpless.
The truth is it’s only destroying that place because you allowed it to.
I know that sounds harsh.
But oftentimes, acid has to cut through a thick outer covering for it to reach your heart and you can see the truth.
The problem is if you believe that you are some sort of victim that doesn’t really have much of a voice and how things turn out in your life, you will always end up feeling frustrated.
You will always feel that you’re the person that ended up with the short end of the stick.
The reality is that your life as it exists right now, is the result and the causes are your emotions and mindset.
You can choose your mindset, which leads to different emotions.
Different emotions can lead to different words that you say to yourself on a day-to-day basis.
This internal script then can change how you behave.
And once you change your behavior your world changes because for every action there is a reaction.
The world sits up and pays attention when your behavior changes.
These are all interconnected.
You are in more control of your life than you give yourself credit for, your life is the ship and you are the captain.
So start steering it the right way.
Stop wasting time surveying the place that God destroyed because this storm takes place within you.
You call the shots.
I know that that’s hard to believe considering that there’s so much frustration right now in certain areas of your life, and it’s so easy to just point the finger at certain people that may have gone may have triggered the whole thing.
But at the end of the day, nothing really happens to change you without your permission.
What does it mean to dream of a storm carrying someone else away?
If you see someone you know, or a complete stranger being carried off by a storm, your subconscious telling you that in stark terms, you have to face up to your challenges.
Don’t run away from them.
People run away from tough situations in their lives, by either withdrawing or getting into an addiction.
They also can drill deep into what they’re doing with no intention to change.
All of these are bankrupt options.
All of these are useless.
But the truth is, the more you run away from your issues, the more they will grow, and the less powerful you become.
Your powerlessness will eventually lead you to feel hopeless.
But the truth is, this is all a choice.
Don’t let your fear get the better of you.
I know it’s inconvenient, I know that you have other things to do, possibly more pleasurable ones.
But the truth is, if you handle the difficulties of these brewing internal emotional storms today, you increase your chances of finally getting out from under these long-term personal issues.
You have to start today.
Stop passing the buck or stop pointing the finger at other people either in the present time or in the past, you have to decide today.
What does it mean to dream of birds caught in a storm?
This is actually a symbol of your decisions.
When you see birds basically being tossed around in the air in a storm, your subconscious is trying to tell you that you make impulsive decisions.
These decisions are often contradictory, hard to explain, and not unified by any sort of internal logic.
They’re just driven by your emotions at a certain time in a certain place.
The long and short of it is that you should think through your choices.
Now that may seem simple, but you need to first focus on your personal values, and then use them as filters for your choices.
What move can you make that live up to your highest values?
What kind of goals can you set that manifest the values of the person that you want to become?
What does it mean to dream of a storm that clears out all your belongings?
This is actually a very positive sign.
A lot of the reasons why you’re struggling both internally and externally is because you hang on to clutter that you should have let go of a long time ago.
This can involve toxic memories, but they can also involve unproductive or even counterproductive coping mechanisms.
Whatever the case may be, there is a brewing storm or tension going on right now that you should just let pass.
Don’t oppose it.
Just acknowledge it and understand where it’s coming from and let it do its work.
By doing so you stand a good chance of letting go of a bad mindset that has been holding you back and dragging you along for all this time.
What does it mean to dream of seeing a storm from a safe place?
If the main focus in your dream is the safety of the interior space you’re in as you’ll witness a storm, this indicates that you have finally made progress.
We are establishing your inner core of confidence and assurance.
All of us are able to set up this internal space, but we need to overcome our egos first, we also need to make peace with our past, but you’ve been making progress for some time.
If you see this dream of you safely witnessing a storm from a secure inner space, then it means that you have finally made progress in establishing this inner fortress of confidence.
What does it mean to dream of overcoming a storm?
If your main focus is the looming clouds that may have been accelerated in your dream, this can indicate that you have been overlooking certain issues with your health.
You have to fast forward to the future.
if you continue your lifestyle now, what would be the effect on your health?
Remember, health is wealth.
You only your good health when it’s gone.
For instance, I only started to value my kidneys when I started suffering from kidney stones.
To understand how this works, acknowledge the importance of your health and start taking care of yourself better.
This may mean making small changes in what you eat, as well as in your daily routine.
What does it mean to dream of seeking shelter because of a storm?
This is an indication from your subconscious that your mind is now opening to the possibility of getting help.
This doesn’t necessarily mean setting up an appointment with a psychiatrist or a psychologist, it can be as simple as taking the time to set up a coffee get-together with some friends and just getting stuff casually off your chest.
In other words, just having people around that listen to you without judging you can go a long way in helping you get your mind straight about certain key issues that you’ve been dealing with in certain areas of your life.
What does it mean to dream of hurting yourself in a storm?
If you see yourself hurriedly going down the steps and you end up falling and possibly breaking a rib or some bones, this can indicate that your own overreaction to predictable situations in your life harm you and you are now aware of it.
Now, this may seem like cold comfort, but this is actually good news.
Now that you are aware that your certain emotional reaction reflexes are causing negative effects down the road, maybe your mind will be open to responding to things differently.
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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.