One of the most confusing dreams you could ever have involves explosions. The is just something about a dream of explosion images that rattles even the strongest and calmest of nerves.
Usually, when people think of explosives, things blowing up or coming apart violently, they think of bad things.
They think of death, destruction, terrorism, fear, panic, many even think of the end of the world.
But believe it or not, a dream of explosion images and scenarios is actually quite complicated.
There are many nuances to it.
One can really say that it’s completely bad or completely good.
If you have had a dream of an explosion image and you’re just stumped as to what it could possibly mean, keep reading.
The general meaning of dream of explosion images
First, let’s get the most common interpretations out of the way.
If you dream of explosions, your mind is stressed about the idea of death and disease.
You feel that you’re losing control over your finances, your health, or a situation with your loved ones.
Whatever the case may be, you are not feeling well when you have this dream.
It is a reference to certain areas of your life that you feel have spiraled out of control.
On a more positive note, a dream of explosion images or more specifically, explosion scenarios, can be metaphors that your subconscious mind uses for important developments in your life.
For example, if you’ve been working at a job and it seems that you’re not going anywhere with your career, well it turns out that you have been overlooking certain developments.
There are a few things happening behind the scenes that involve your progress in the company or in your industry.
Whatever the case may be, you are about to achieve a massive breakthrough.
You probably have seen that meme cartoon image of a guy mining for diamonds and one of the captions says, “Keep going.”
The cartoon image of the guy is that he is so close to hitting that diamond.
But he gets but he gives up he turns around and gives up in failure.
The point is the difference between spectacular success and abject failure can be very small.
In fact, it can be a thin line between going forward and giving up.
Because that next push might actually lead to a breakthrough explosion of riches, success, productivity, praise, respect, or whatever else you’re after
Another explanation for a dream of explosion images involves strong emotions.
There is going to be big news in many areas of your life and be very careful of your emotional state.
Generally speaking, this is good news.
But depending on how you take it, you might over react to the point that you snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
This does happen.
Death and disease
Your subconscious has been picking up signs that things are not going well when it comes to the health or the health of somebody you truly care about.
You don’t know what to do.
You can’t quite figure out how to react, so you overreact.
You may not be obvious about it.
But the scenarios that you play out in your head are counterproductive.
You’re always thinking of the worst case scenario.
You’re always thinking of the worst symptoms.
The truth is, there’s a lot of ambiguity regarding the health condition you or your loved one is facing.
It’s not a simple case of black and white.
Don’t make things worse by overreacting and getting overly emotional.
Please understand that when it comes to potentially life threatening diseases, there’s usually a process of diagnosis testing, the doctor’s opinion and then a second opinion.
Have faith in the process.
Let’s put it this way.
If you’re worried about the worst thing happening, you’re not really doing anything to change the underlying facts of your condition or the condition being faced by your loved one.
So cut it out.
It’s just going to make you a less effective person because you have become emotionally fragile.
What does it mean to dream of a plane explosion?
When you dream of explosion images, take the form of a plane blowing up in the air or exploding on the tarmac.
This is your subconscious trying to get the point across to you that you are feeling a tremendous sense of powerlessness.
You feel that there are many things spiraling out of your control.
So you try to “control things” by worrying about them.
Let me tell you, worrying is a waste of imagination.
You think about a million in one scenario and guess what?Most of them are not going to pan out.
While you know that there are things brewing and you feel that you really can’t do much about them, don’t beat yourself up by engaging in worry.
Because worrying is just as effective as trying to change the weather by chewing gum.
It doesn’t make any sense at all.
There is no connection.
Whether you are worrying about things that have happened in the past haunting you or somehow negatively affecting you and your loved ones today, or you’re obsessing about things that have yet to happen, you should cut it out.
Why? You can’t control the past.
Those facts already happened. It’s not like you can jump into a time machine and make certain changes to change history.
It doesn’t work that way.
The only thing you can control is how you process or respond to the things that have happened in the past.
Here’s a tip: focus on not making things worse.
When it comes to worrying about the future, you have even more control because that hasn’t happened yet.
What does it mean to dream of car explosions?
When your explosion dream focuses on a car blowing up, this indicates a deep and profound insecurity regarding your plans and your ability to make them happen.
A car generally symbolizes one’s capabilities.
You can get from point A to point B.
When you see that vehicle blow up in your dreams, you are worrying that certain things are happening in your life right now that are seriously affecting your capability to effect change not just in your life, but in the life of other people.
This type of explosion dream can indicate a creeping sense of debilitation.
You’re mentally paralyzed although you’re physically fine.
You’re beginning to experience a crisis of confidence.
What does it mean to dream of seeing an explosion all around you?
On one level, this can indicate anger management or frustration coping issues.
You have a tough time dealing with your feelings, either you bottle them up or you project negative emotions.
At the very least, you get it out of your chest.
This is a good thing.
Even though you bottle things up, eventually it comes out.
It could be worse.
How? You can engage in passive aggressive behavior.
That is one of the worst coping mechanisms you can adopt.
You just have to channel the emotional energy that you release.
Maybe you can take up a creative hobby like writing or drawing.
Whatever the case may be, look at these emotions welling up deep within you as a fuel, just like the gasoline inside an engine block.
Did you know that a car is actually propelled by controlled explosions in its engine block?
You can do the same.
You can choose to be motivated by the strong emotions you’re feeling.
You don’t have to explain them away.
You definitely don’t need to sweep them under the rug.
You just have to channel them positively so they push you forward instead of holding you back and dragging you down.
What is the meaning of bomb blast dreams
If your dream involves bombs blasting all over the place or a bomb blast damage like massive holes in walls or the whole floors of a building ripped apart, this can indicate that your ability to manage your anger is changing.
And you are going to be inflicting more internal damage than external.
This happens a lot to people who bottle their emotions.
You’re the ones taking the brunt.
And don’t be surprised if you develop depression, anxiety, or a deep and profound sense of low self-esteem and low self-confidence.
Why? It’s like protecting others by holding a grenade in your hand and letting it explode in your hands.
Who do you think will take the hit?
Now, nobody is saying that you should throw the grenade to the public and harm other people. But there are other alternatives.
You can channel that explosion.
You can throw it in a safe place, but your instinct is to hold it in your hands and absorb the blast.
You’re not helping anybody by doing that.
What does it mean to dream of hearing a bomb blast?
If the main focus of your dream involves you just hearing a bomb blasts or hearing about a bomb blast, it indicates that you are letting your fear get to you.
Because you’re fearing that you’ve lost control.
You fear that there’s all these changes and that you can’t manage.
So your number one instinct is to distance yourself.
This is why you’re listening to the bomb blasts or hearing about them, instead of actually doing something.
This kind of dream also can represent a paralyzing fear of an impending disaster.
This is somewhat related to your fear of losing control.
In this context, your mind equates loss of control with an impending catastrophe.
A lot of the time, they’re not one of the same.
There are many things you can’t control in this world and a lot of them are beautiful.
A lot of them lead to positive results.
You didn’t control the rise of the Internet.
You didn’t control the rise of medical 3D printing that has saved a lot of lives.
So focus less on trying to control everything and focus more on just acknowledging everything and eventually embracing it.
What does it mean to dream of a gas explosion in your home?
This strikes close to home because many households in the United States have piped in gas.
And to see your home explode or go up in flames because of a gas leak problem, indicates a deep and profound frustration and sense of powerlessness in your home life.
Maybe you have a family member who has an addiction issue.
Maybe you have a little brother or sister you are really protective about who is seemingly trapped in an abusive relationship but they don’t want to leave.
Whatever the case may be, you feel really frustrated because there are no easy solutions.
There’s no easy way out.
And your mind is coming up with this explosion metaphor as a wish fulfillment mechanism.
You’re hoping that something really big happens.
So finally, this impasse that this person you really care about seems to have trapped himself or herself in will finally disappear.
What does it mean to dream of causing a gas explosion?
This is a fairly rare dream image.
But if you see yourself as the person who’s causing a gas explosion, your subconscious is telling you that you have to roll up your sleeves and take it upon yourself to break all the impasses surrounding you.
So you’re going to sacrifice a little bit of your convenience and comfort to try to solve other people’s problems.
This is a very dangerous dream.
A lot of people step into other’s life issues without a full understanding.
Even if you did fully understand, you still are bound to cause a chain reaction that might come to haunt you.
A lot of people think that action is the solution to problems.
There are situations where that is the correct answer.
But a lot of the time, people have a tendency to make things worse.
So the fact that your subconscious is using the analogy of an explosion should clue you in as to what kind of cautious mindset you should have.
What does it mean to dream of dying in a gas explosion?
If you see yourself blown to bits in a gas explosion, don’t freak out.
This is actually a very complicated dream.
But if you wake up feeling energized although a little bit panicked, this indicates that your subconscious is either seeing dots connecting that would lead to a major breakthrough in your life, or you are wishing for such a breakthrough.
Either way, you understand that you have been putting in the work.
You have been laying down a lot of preliminary steps so you can finally achieve the goal that you’ve been working on for quite some time.
Well, there have been problems in the past.
Perhaps there have been dead ends, maybe you’ve found yourself waiting for somebody else to deliver what they’re supposed to bring to the project.
Whatever the case may be, there has been a breakthrough.
And your subconscious is saying, “This is that explosive leap forward that you have been waiting for.”
The alternative to this is that you’re wishing for such a leap forward and it’s quite surprising what metaphor your mind comes up with which is you, blowing up in a gas explosion.
What does it mean to dream of surviving a gas explosion?
It’s one thing to dream of a breakthrough or a massive leap forward using a gas explosion metaphor, it’s another to actually see yourself survive that.
And if this is how your mind frames the break through, this indicates that things are actually more in control than you care to recognize.
As long as you don’t overreact and are able to manage your strong emotions, things will fall into place and you will end up in a better situation than what you began with.
But at this point, it’s not very clear because there’s a lot of strong emotions.
The dust hasn’t settled yet.
There’s a lot going on.
So the best thing that you can do right now is to keep your cool.
Don’t overreact because that breakthrough needs some time to solidify so you can come out with a solid advantage.
You are going to survive this. You just have to fight your tendency to overreact.
What does it mean to dream of a city wide explosion?
If you see yourself as a witness to the explosion that ripped through your city, this is an indication that there is big news coming in many areas of your personal life.
This big news can lead to breakthroughs.
It can lead to a change in mindset that can actually benefit you tremendously.
On the other hand, it can also be very debilitating because it applies across the board.
Usually, this can involve being laid off, your company closing down, criminal charges being filed against you, a divorce, where you lose a significant chunk of your property, and so on and so forth.
In other words, this is a development in what seems like one area of your life but actually has a wide ranging effect on other areas of your life.
Keep this in mind.
Because if you see your whole city destroyed in an explosion.
Your subconscious is telling you that this one change that is coming that you can actually anticipate has unintended consequences that run deep.
So you have to prepare.
You have to stop being scared.
Instead, start thinking clearly.
What is my plan B? What is my plan C? How much does plan B cost?
What resources are available to me should I adopt Plan C?
This is how you should think.
Dreaming of being at peace during an explosion
This is a very paradoxical dream because your subconscious is actually telling you that you normally freak out.
Aspirationally, you should remain calm during an explosion.
You don’t have to sit in a lotus position and meditate your way while explosions are happening all around you.
But you just have to understand that this too shall pass.
I remember when I was working at an insurance company in the Wilshire district of Los Angeles, it was in the middle of a recession and a lot of people lost their jobs.
I was just fresh out of college and I saw this middle-aged African American man with a sign.
So I sat down during my cigarette break and struck up a conversation with him and slipped him a $10 bill.
It turned out that he used to be an executive at a company and he got hit by a perfect storm. His wife left him, the company folded, he had issues from the past that caught up to him.
Long story short, he lost everything. And now, he’s living on the streets and it didn’t help that he had an alcohol problem.
But I remember his clear eyes looking at me straight as if he was looking at the back of my soul. He said to me, “This too shall pass.”
Whatever you’re going through, however explosive it may seem, please focus on these words:
This too shall pass.
And you will make it.
What does it mean to dream of being wounded in the face during an explosion?
Your face signifies your emotions.
When your subconscious is showing you this dream image, it’s telling you that you are taking things too emotionally.
This is not the end of the world. In fact, if you look at your current situation, it’s not even an explosion.
Sure, it’s upsetting and it’s quite inconvenient and uncomfortable, but eventually you will overcome it.
Your subconscious again is trying to draw your attention to your emotions: Do not let them overtake you. You are bigger than this. No matter what loss you may feel, things will work out in the end.
This is not just an empty phrase to make you feel good during times of uncertainty and loss.
This is the truth and you know it because you’ve gone through bad times before.
What does it mean to dream of rain after an explosion?
If you see raindrops or even a torrential rain after an explosion rip through your home, your car, the scenery in front of you, or even your complete city, your subconscious is telling you that this explosion was absolutely necessary.
Now, you may be shaking your head.
Who wants a disaster? Who wants loss?
Who wants their relatives to die? Who wants their family to go away?
Who wants to lose all the things that they were confident of?
Who wants to lose their personal foundation like their job, their net worth, their home?
Who wants to go through that?
Of course, the answer is no.
But your subconscious is telling you that you have been living your life in such a way that you are no longer living.
Maybe you’re just so obsessed about your possessions, your career, your net worth, your toxic relationships.
Whatever the case may be, you know that this is not the life that you really wanted for yourself, but you felt you were stuck so you played along.
You tricked yourself into believing that that’s what you wanted.
And now there was this explosion that came and took everything away from you.
Your subconscious is telling you this is the new beginning that you have been secretly wishing for. It’s a guilty secret but it’s true, nonetheless.
Take full advantage of it.
You’re no longer wedded to the past.
You can start to make new foundations.
Make it count.
Don’t let the past be this automatic pattern for your future.
If you are in any way unhappy with your life as it was, now is your chance to build a different life.
What does it mean to dream of going deaf as a result of an explosion?
If your dream mental camera focuses on you going deaf, your subconscious is trying to warn you that you should not let pain, loss or discomfort numb your ability to empathize.
A lot of people retreat into themselves when bad things happen to them.
They think that this is self-care.
No, it’s selfishness that leads to self-harm.
Why? You’re walling yourself off from the world.
You’re trying to defend and preserve yourself but in reality, you’re losing yourself.
You’re killing yourself because you’re no longer connected to people.
You still have to stay in the world.
You still have to put yourself in other people’s shoes.
Resist this temptation if you want to grow as a human being.
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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.