Zombie Dream Meaning

One of the scariest nighttime visions you could ever have involves zombies. Zombie dream meanings can only be analyzed within the context of this background emotion.

These creatures are scary not just because of their appearance but because of what they symbolize.

A zombie is neither alive nor dead.

This is a very scary state of being.

It’s like being caught between waking up and falling asleep.

You don’t know which is which.

If you’re looking for a life of confusion, frustration, misdirected anger, and generalized angst, then you have come close to a zombielike existence.

These are the underlying realities and whatever form they may take in your specific life that your subconscious is trying to get across by using zombie symbology.

The General Meaning of Zombie Dreams

The General Meaning of Zombie Dreams

When your subconscious uses zombie imagery to communicate deep personal truths to you, you need to definitely pay attention.

You’re not just dreaming of zombies because you watched a scary movie.

If only things were that easy, simple, and shallow!

They’re not!

When you experience several zombie dreams in different contexts, you need to pay close attention to your daily waking life.

A part of you is deeply disappointed with how things have turned out and where you are in your life’s journey so far.

It’s as if you’re caught in a no man’s land between giving everything you’ve got and doing everything you can to chase your dreams and dying inside because you have settled or you’ve lost your way.

What makes the zombie so troubling is that it is alive but not really.

It has the function of life because it can move from A to Z.

It can definitely eat brains, and it has enough functioning senses to make its way around the world.

But it does so very slowly.

In fact, it often walks at a shambling pace.

Are you doing the same thing?

If you’re living a zombielike existence, you think you have goals.

You think you have aspirations.

But when you look at what you actually do on a day-to-day basis, it seems that you’re just walking around in circles slowly.

You can’t quite figure out what to commit to so everything that you do is half-hearted.

The moment you pick some path and put in some work and time to achieve the bare minimum in that path, another path presents itself.

It’s shinier, more exciting, and definitely sexier.

So you drop whatever it is that you’re doing, and then you move on to the next one.

And before you know it, another “better opportunity” presents itself and you repeat the process again and again.

Give it 30–40 years and when you look over your shoulder, you see a long trail of half-finished projects, disappointments, and general personal frustration.

This is the zombie existence.

It is racked with guilt, regret, and an aching feeling for what could have been.

Another meaning of zombie dreams involves an irrational fear of death.

I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you, but we all have an expiration date.

Of course, we don’t know the exact date or time but we can all rest assured that we are going to die.

Some of us will take longer than others, but we’re all going to end up in the same state of non-existence.

A lot of people dear death to the point that they transform it into a lust for sex.

Others deal with their fear of mortality by focusing on making money and “leaving a legacy.”

Even others worry about their health to the point that they become hypochondriacs.

Every single symptom brings the specter of impending doom.

Sadly, none of these situations is good.

They all lead to dead ends.

When you suffer from zombie dreams, you have to come to grips with your own personal mortality.

There will be a time when you will see the message flash across your life’s screen “Game Over.”

Instead of being paralyzed by this certainty, choose to be encouraged by it.

You only have one life to live just as you only have so many seconds left on this planet.

Are you using those seconds wisely?

Are you packing as much meaning into what remaining time you have on this planet?

Please remember that every single breath that you take is a breath closer to your final one.

I don’t mean to be depressing but reality is crucial if you want to get out from under the shadow of your zombie dream.

Your fear of death has pushed you to adopt coping mechanisms that are not that all that productive.

Either you’re chasing your tail emotionally or psychologically or you’re just wasting a tremendous amount of mental and spiritual processing power on things that ultimately don’t matter.

You have to ask yourself: “What did my stay on Planet Earth mean?”

This leads to the final general meaning of zombie dreams: You are feeling overwhelmed.

When you roam around smiling and people see you, they can easily be forgiven for thinking that you are a well-adjusted and happy person.

At some level you are.

But these deeper issues that we discussed above can translate to a sense of personal, emotional overload.

You can’t quite put your finger on it and you definitely cannot articulate it as well as you wish.

But all these issues are bubbling up.

It seems like you’re being hit from all sides.

You don’t even know how to feel.

You don’t even know how to make sense of all of this.

But eventually, it will explode.

A lot of people think that if they don’t think about “deep issues” and just enjoyed the day for what it is, then that is a well-lived life.

You’re more than welcome to think that way, but ignorance is bliss.

You have to choose your life’s meaning.

There’s no getting around this.

What Does It Mean to Be Attacked by Zombies in Your Dream?

What Does It Mean to Be Attacked by Zombies in Your Dream?

You have this growing perception of mortality.

Maybe somebody close to you died.

Maybe a good friend met up with a horrible accident or worse yet committed suicide.

A good friend of mine, Matt, committed suicide right after I finished graduate school.

He didn’t go to graduate school, but he used to hang out with my best friend in grad school.

So I got to know Matt quite well.

He was a very handsome person.

I mean in every club we went to in San Francisco, he got the lion’s share of the female attention.

He was so attractive to members of the opposite sex so it’s almost scary.

The moment he would walk in, all these women would look at him in their own way.

Of course, they try to play it off so it’s not obvious.

And it’s quite funny seeing them try to bend over backward trying to pretend not to notice him that they’re gawking at him.

That’s how appealing Matt was.

He was also the son of a physician so all his material and financial needs are taken care of.

It showed because he would take a couple of classes in college then drop out, and go on a trip to Europe or northern California for several months.

Then he’d enroll again the next semester and repeat that same process.

He did that for several years.

On the surface, he seemed happy.

All he talked about was his travels: Southeast Asia one year, Eastern Europe another, and then Western Europe.

The guy was amazing.

He read a lot and talked to a lot of people from different backgrounds.

He seemed like he had a lot to live for.

So it broke my heart when I heard from my friend Jason that Matt’s roommates found him hanging in his dorm at Northridge, California.

The only word that could come out of my mouth when I heard the news was “Why?”

It took me several years to unpack this story until I came up with something that made sense.

You see, Matt had everything to live for.

He had great looks, he definitely had money, and he was one of the most knowledgeable people I ever met.

And that is saying a lot because I’ve traveled quite a bit and I’ve known quite a number of people.

I’ve also read a lot of books.

This guy took the cake!

He had a lot to live for.

The problem is he had nothing to live from.

As I discovered more about Matt’s personal story, it dawned on me that he was either competing with his father or trying to surpass his father’s achievements.

Or, trying to come up with his own identity.

Apparently, he felt disappointed in both, and things came to a head when his father died of cancer.

It took Matt one year after his father passed away for him to take his own life.

Zombie dreams indicate this “no man’s land” between consciousness, which is our waking life, and our subconscious.

We try to come up with our sense of meaning and purpose in both these realms.

And unfortunately for most people, there is a disconnect between who we think we are, where we think we’re going, what we think we should be doing, and who we really are.

You all have to have a place to live from.

While it’s easy for the conscious mind to come up with a list of things to live for, if there is no inner core of things to live from, then we’re in trouble.

I saw this disconnect with Matt.

In fact, I see it in varying degrees with a lot of people.

Thankfully (I used that word loosely), a lot of people also engage in willful ignorance.

For them, it’s better not to dig under the surface because what they may find may depress them or distress them to the point that it may rob them of their motivation.

So either we’re living our lives in delusion, which is another zombie state, or we simply have nothing in the tank, which is the classic zombie state.

So if you see yourself being attacked by zombies in your dream, this is your subconscious showing you a positive sign.

I know that sounds crazy because if you’ve seen zombie movies, it’s horrific.

They claw at you and then to top it all off, they eat your brain.

How horrible!

But your subconscious is using that dream imagery to wake you up and draw your attention to the fact that you’re in this zombie state.

You have to make a decision.

You have to live up to the things that you feel you live for and what you’re actually living from.

What Does It Mean to Dream Of Killing Zombies?

What Does It Mean to Dream Of Killing Zombies?

If you see yourself looking like a classic Hollywood movie zombie killer in your nighttime vision, this is a positive sign.

You are aware that there’s a part of you that goes on autopilot or is just drifting when it comes to personal meaning, personal consciousness, and all the heavy-duty stuff that you should be aware of and who you want to be.

Do you see the disconnect?

You are self-aware enough to know that you have it in you to basically be numb and drift through life.

So you have resolved to stop it!

This is a positive sign.

But for things to truly become meaningful and fruitful, you have to go from that state of intellectual realization to actually put yourself in situations where you are forced to change.

That is the key!

Anybody can say: “I’m going to get my act together.”

Anybody can say: “I’m going to change my life for the better.”

In fact, people do this all the time.

It’s part of their routine.

But guess what!

Things never change.


Old habits die hard.

So how do you fix this?

Well, if you’re tired of making chump change at your current work, change your environment.

Quit and sign up for school.

Be a freelancer.

Force yourself to hustle.

In other words, change your environment to the point that it forces you to undergo personal changes.

Similarly, if you are unhappy in your relationship, do something about it.

Don’t let it drag out, engage in some sort of emotional passive-aggressive kabuki theater, and split up.

Do you see how this works?

Put yourself in that difficult situation and things will fall into place instead of just claiming victory through the psychological and emotional realization that you have been living like a zombie in certain areas of your life.

That isn’t enough.

What Does It Mean to Dream of Zombies Attacking Other People?

What Does It Mean to Dream of Zombies Attacking Other People?

This is a very dangerous kind of dream image.

There’s really no other way for me to phrase it because, on the one hand, it seems positive.

You see that other people are basically failing to live up to their fullest potential and are living in a very spiritually confused way.

They are not chasing after their highest ideals in fact.

In fact, they don’t have any ideals so they’re just going around in circles.

You see them attacking normal people.

What is the danger?

You think you’re exempt.

This is called the prophet on a mountaintop false mindset.

Just because you can see what’s wrong in other people’s lives doesn’t mean you are exempt.

In fact, this perspective can easily be excused for hypocrisy.

You’re so eager to call people out as to what’s gone wrong and how they’re living and how they should be living.

But in reality, you suffer from the same problems.

You claim the moral high ground because you can see this play out.

You’re the one who is “enlightened.”

Until and unless you kill the zombies in your own life and you leave that zombie state, you’re no different from those people that you see attacking others and being attacked by fellow zombies.

You may have a different perspective because it’s high up and you have better awareness, but that’s not enough.

Just as it isn’t enough to be chased by zombies and killed by them, you have to do something more.

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Zombie Invasion?

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Zombie Invasion?

If you see the image of armies of zombies attacking a city, this indicates that your subconscious is feeling overwhelmed.

You’re thinking that you have psychologically and emotionally bitten off more than you can chew.

This is perfectly understandable.

You have to understand that part of you wants things to remain the way they are.

You may be telling yourself:

“I’m miserable.

I don’t really have much to live from.

I feel confused.

I feel numbed.

I feel like my life is meaningless.

How can I want this?”

Well, the truth is most people would prefer the Devil they know that makes them upset, frustrated, and unhappy than the Devil they don’t know.

You have to understand that many of us live in a mental prison and the whole time, the key is in our hands.

But we can’t be bothered to put the key in the lock and turn it.

We can’t be bothered to liberate ourselves from our mental prisons with no physical walls.

This is what it means to see yourself in the middle of a zombie invasion or even a zombie apocalypse.

You’re overwhelmed so you stay in place.

You’re overwhelmed so you give in to your fear and nothing changes.

You focus on the size of the army, but let me tell you.

The more you focus on your problems, the bigger they grow.

And the more you focus on how your problems can harm you and hurt you, the more powerless you feel.

At this point, what happens is that you are left with an emotional and intellectual husk.

On the surface, you know everything.

That’s all and good, but there’s no willpower underneath it.

If there’s no will to power, as the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche would say, then what’s the point?

This is just all intellectual masturbation, so to speak.

Don’t focus on the size of the army.

Focus on the fact that you are a zombie and that you need to be free.

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Drugged Out, Knock-Out Fight Between You and the Zombies?

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Drugged Out, Knock-Out Fight Between You and the Zombies?

If you see yourself struggling physically with zombies involving fists and bare-knuckle brawn, this is your subconscious’ poetic rendering of your struggles against yourself.

It’s hard to let go of old habits.

We are what we consistently do, and it’s hard to break out of that.

Did you know that a rocket uses up most of its fuel when it’s taking off?

Once it gets into space, it uses way less fuel than during lift-off.

The same goes for personal change.

When you’ve decided to lose weight, look for a better job, get a better education, or aim for that promotion at work, it takes a lot more effort to start and go through the initial process than when you already have put your foot in the door and are part of a system.

The initial part is always the hardest.

This is why your subconscious is using this imagery of sweaty people desperately and angrily pounding each other because that’s how it feels.

You’re struggling against yourself.

You’re trying to cast off the old man.

But old habits die hard.

In fact, if you’re not careful, you might be thinking:

“I am this person.

This is all I can be.

This is my identity.”

No, it’s not.

It’s a choice!

You’re just giving yourself an excuse not to change.

That’s how desperate change could be, but you need to rise up.

You need to push through.

And the good news is that if you’re reading this, chances are, you’ve overcome a lot of problems in the past.

If you put your mind to it, you can do it this time again.

What Does It Mean to Dream Of Cutting off the Head of a Zombie?

What Does It Mean to Dream Of Cutting off the Head of a Zombie?

This is one of the most powerful and positive dreams you could ever have?

Because when you cut off the head of a zombie, you’re subconscious is telling you that you know that it’s all about mindset.

When you kill a zombie by cutting off its head instead of just lopping off its arms and letting it bleed to death or stabbing it through the heart, your subconscious is visualizing your realization that your mindset determines your life.

Your attitude sets your life’s altitude.

How far you rise in life is determined by who you think you are, what you think you can handle, where you can and cannot go, and who you can and cannot be.

It is not determined by your ability to learn new things because, on a technical level, aptitude follows attitude.

If you are a person with a bad attitude, who feels that things are not gonna change and they can’t figure things out or the world is stacked up against them, no matter how much resources and knowledge you give that person, they are not going to make the necessary changes to benefit from that knowledge.

You can take that to the bank!

Their problem is not a lack of resources or opportunity.

Their problem is that they have the wrong attitude.

On the other hand, if you see somebody who is rather dumb and ignorant but has the right attitude, they know where they’re starting.

They know that they’re on the ground floor.

They know that they are a student, and they don’t know anything.

Well, that person ultimately is wise because the wisest person knows he does not know.

So who do you think has a winning attitude?

The one who is aware of what they do not know.

They’re willing to learn and do whatever it takes for however long it takes to succeed.

Which person would you rather employ?

The answer should be obvious.

When you cut off the head of a zombie in your dream, you realize deep down inside that attitude is crucial.

But as I’ve mentioned earlier in the interpretation of killing zombies, this dramatic mental image is not enough.

It has to be matched by real, waking life action.

And the best way to do that is to force yourself to change by putting yourself in difficult and uncomfortable situations.

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Zombie Biting You?

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Zombie Biting You?

You have to understand that your mindset came from somewhere.

But here’s the twist!

It’s a choice.

You may have grown up with toxic parents.

Maybe they have this strong sense of personal victimhood, and they may have tried to pass on that mindset to you.

At some point, you’re going to absorb that.

But you have to remember that it is all a choice.

You chose to absorb your parents’ mindset.

Maybe they have a victor mentality.

Maybe they’re thinking that regardless of what life throws their way, they are going to come out ahead because they are winners.

On the other hand, they could have a victim mentality.

The world is out to get them.

The rich get richer, the poor get poorer; life is unfair, life sucks.

Life is a bitch and then you die.

This is not just a question of choosing which over which.

Instead, this is about consciousness and understanding that your mindset determines the direction of your life.

This is not a series of simple beliefs.

Those beliefs have an impact.

They influence what you say and what you do.

And believe me, the moment you take action out there in the world, the world will sit up and pay attention and react to what you do.

That’s how it all becomes real.

All your emotions, intentions, and motivations don’t mean much of anything until and unless you take action on them.

That’s how you create your reality.

And unfortunately, you chose the path that you’re on.

This is the first step to power.

Understand that you chose to be where you are and to look at the world a certain way and do things a certain way.

Acknowledge, accept, and understand that choice, and if you don’t like that choice, make a different one.

But be clear on the fact that you can make choices.

You have that power.

And if you’re able to wrap your head around that, then that’s how you mature.

You start thinking differently, you start saying different things to yourself, and most importantly you start acting differently.

The problem is that when a zombie bites you, they infect you.

This is your subconscious letting you know that attitudes are infectious.

Be careful of who you hang around with.

While your attitude and mindset are choices, make it easier on yourself to make better choices by hanging out and being around people who going where you want to go.

If you want to move up in life, stop hanging around people who tell you:

“You can’t do it” or “I can’t do it” or “I’ve tried and failed and so why should you try?”

While you can still be friends with them, contain and quarantine the infection.

Please understand that attitudes are infectious, and if you allow yourself to be infected, then that’s on you because it’s all a choice.

What Does It Mean to Dream of Zombies Touching You?

What Does It Mean to Dream of Zombies Touching You?

Depending on the choices that you made recently and depending on the results that you’ve been getting, can indicate envy.

You have to understand that misery loves company.

The bottom of a personal pit feels much better when there are other lost people in it.

But if you get the sense that you’re the only person feeling a tremendous amount of guilt and regret over the bad choices you made in life, you feel miserable.

What a horrible feeling!

This is why people love to make each other miserable by feeding into each other’s delusions.

If you have a friend who has a tough time keeping relationships, the worst thing that you can tell her is to say: “It’s always the other people’s fault.”

You’re perfect the way you are.

You don’t have to change.

They have to change.

Or a friend of yours that can’t keep a job because he is incompetent and doesn’t want to learn.

The worst thing that you can say to that person is that “you’re perfect the way you are.” or “you’re a hard worker.”

The people who you apply to, they’re racists or bigots.

They hate gay people.

There’s something wrong with them.

Do you see how this works?

Oftentimes the worst way to kill somebody’s dreams is to keep saying yes to them.

Because eventually they will tire and they want to be comforted by being given excuses.

So they themselves an excuse and they “try to figure out who their real friends are.”


By seeing who bounces back the excuse to them.

But are you really doing them any favors?

Are you really pushing them to live up to their fullest potential?

Or, are you part of the chorus of people that enable them to live in this mental and emotional bubble of unreality?

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Zombie Ex-?

What Does It Mean to Dream of a Zombie Ex-?

If your former love has become a zombie, your subconscious is telling you that you have changed in terms of what you expect from people who you allow yourself to get close to emotionally.

Your needs have changed but they haven’t!

They’re still using the same coping mechanisms.

They’re still telling themselves the same comforting falsehoods and delusions.

This means you need to move on because the foundation of any solid relationship is you must have the same values.

You must aim for the same point forward.

Unfortunately, a lot of people would rather stay as little girls and little boys.

There is after all a sense of security in the past.

Pretend for a second that you are 8 years old like my son.

My expectations of him are going to be very different than if he was 18 or 28 or even worse 38 years old.

I don’t expect him to pay his own way through life.

I don’t expect him to have a solid plan.

I don’t expect him to put in the work and sacrifice needed to make those plans a reality.

I don’t expect any of that.

Instead, I expect him to just enjoy life right where he is.

He’s playing a video game.


We’re out shooting hoops on the basketball court.


He’s running around at the arcade when he and my wife take him out every weekend.


But once he gets older, my expectations of him change.

Do you see how this works?

People don’t want to grow up because they don’t want higher expectations “imposed on them.”

But who imposes these expectations?

The people around you are just proxies.

It’s the Universe!

Because as you grow up and move through your life decade after decade, expectations change.

You’re supposed to grow.

In the Christian Bible, there is a parable of the ten talents.

Jesus said that the master gave one servant five talents.

The other got two.

The third and final servant got one.

When the master came back, the servant with the five talents turned it into ten.

He doubled it.

His master was happy.

The same story with the second servant.

He turned two talents into four.

But the third servant said:

“I know you’re a hard man.

You expect stuff to grow stuff for you when you didn’t put in the work so I just focused on preserving what you gave me.

Here’s your talent back.”

There are many ways to read that parable because Jesus did tell that story in the section of the Bible when he is talking about the end of the world.

But that’s another topic for another blog post.

What I’d like to draw your attention to is the notion of preservation.

The final servant thought that he was pleasing the master because at least he didn’t lose what was given to him.

To him, that is a victory — to preserve what he started out with.

But that’s not what life is about!

We’re supposed to change.

We’re supposed to get more and develop.

And by getting more, I’m not just talking about making a whole lot of money.

You don’t necessarily have to become rich.

Instead, you have to venture.

You have to go out there and take risks.

You have to plan, sacrifice, work, and focus because ultimately that is the reward.

It is not preservation.

It is not staying where you are unscathed by the ups and downs of life.

That’s not a victory!

But that’s what too many people want to hand on to by asking to be treated like children.

Your subconscious is showing you that you have to be the adult in your life.

It’s important to have role models, but if you didn’t grow up with a kind, loving, and strong father figure, then you’re going to have to do it for yourself.

If you grow up with a nice, cultivating, ever-loving, ever-accepting mother, you’re going to have to do it yourself.

There are no excuses.

You can’t just say: “Oh! I have a lousy childhood so my life is in a zombielike state.”

That’s not gonna wash.

Do you know why?

The audience is you!

People ultimately don’t care.

So when you say that to the world, you probably would get a lot of nods.

People would just say: “Yeah, I feel you. You be you, bro!”

Deep down inside, you are the audience and you know that the answer doesn’t wash.

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