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Abdomen Abdominal

Your dream may be directly about your physical health or diet needs. If so it will in some way be connected with food or activities bringing illness or health.

Almost half the dreams on file that mention abdomen, belly or stomach, show the dreamer being shot, as in the example below. This is obviously to do with a particular type of hurt. When human beings learned to stand up, they exposed their vulnerable underbelly. If we are hurt or threatened we tense the pelvic and abdominal area. The sort of hurt referred to is that related to when we might be deeply criticised, feel badly wronged or slandered. This area often feels the pain of a broken relationship too.

So this might point to vulnerability, or the sort of hurt that results from being deeply criticised, badly wronged or slandered. This area often feels the pain of a broken relationship too.

Pleasure in this area show a sense of integration within yourself and with the world.  The solar plexus also links with hunger, the longing to be held, desire to give of yourself, or to be at the real or figurative breast. If these urges have been hurt, we tend to hold ourselves back from active social expression or intimacy in relationships.

We link the abdomen with ‘gut feelings’ or intuition; feeling reactions in a relationship. For instance we use such phrases as ‘you make me sick’ – ‘I can’t stomach what you’re doing’ – ‘you haven’t got the guts’ – ‘like being hit in the guts’ – ‘I’m really hungry for you’. See: solar plexus.

The opposite is to dream of waves of pleasure moving within us, which gives us a sense of integration within ourselves and with the world.

The solar plexus might also link with the potential of our fully active natural drives such as hunger; longing to be held; desire to give of oneself. If these are hurt, we tend to hold ourselves back from active social expression or intimacy in relationships.

The dream might point to gut feelings or intuition; feeling reactions in a relationship. For instance in the English language we use such phrases as you make me sick – I cant stomach what you’re doing – you haven’t got the guts like being hit in the guts – I’m really hungry for you.

Our abdomen is our digestive ability, both physically and psychologically. See absorb

Stomach or abdominal dreams may refer to some dis-ease in the actual organs. We might not be able to stomach something we have met in the everyday world. We may not be integrating our experience.

In a woman’s dream: May refer to her childbearing ability or pregnancy.

Shot in the belly: something to do with sex, a painful response to relationship, or feeling a target of someone’s verbal or emotional attack.

To vomit: A discharging of unpleasant feelings resulting from ingesting, hearing, reading, being told, experiencing, something unpleasant.

Example: The people watching are saying Kill her! Kill her! Kill her! Then someone finds an extra bullet, puts it in the gun and shoots me in the stomach. I wake with my body completely straight with my hands on my stomach. I feel my whole body cracking up inside. Vanessa. LBC

Vanessa wakes to just such tension, with a sense of her body being fragmented. In her dream Vanessa was re-enacting a disaster in which a man rampaged and shot down many people, and she was feeling the fear it engendered.

Here is a very interesting example of relating to such hurt.

I was getting ready to leave and this dark haired guy told me I couldn’t leave, I felt scared and was going to leave anyways, he pulled out a pistol and shot me in the stomach. I fell down, but there was no blood. The thoughts in my head was, “OH NO”. Next thing I remember is that I was still on the floor in the same place and I got up and I remembered being shot but I didn’t seem to have any pain or blood and was moving normally etc. I started looking for a way to leave I was sneaking around trying not to get noticed so that I could get out of there w/o the shooter guy seeing me.

The interesting thing is that even though she could see no hurt came from being shot, yet she was still scared of the guy with the shooter. And it is overcoming such fears that can release you from fears and hurts that haunt us. See What we Need to Remember About Dreaming.

Idioms: Belly aching; have a bellyful; eyes bigger than ones belly; have a strong stomach; turn ones stomach; butterflies in stomach.

Useful questions are:

What was happening in this area in terms of my feeling responses to people and events?

What was the feeling involved?

Was there pain or swelling that might indicate emotional wounds?

Might it have something to do with digesting new experiences in my life?

Is there a health or diet issue that is causing some concern?

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Comments

-Alison 2015-10-15 23:41:26

I dreamt I shot myself in the stomach twice. I didn’t die so I had to dig out the bullets & bandage the wounds to hide from people what I had done.

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-Yaasotaa 2016-12-02 8:00:13

I dream I am my sister help my helped an injured a a black dog

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-Cherish 2017-02-12 0:59:58

Hello,
To be very detailed, I had 2 dreams while napping(I was home alone, and the tv was off) My first dream, I don’t remember in such detail as I do my second. I was in the backseat of a car that my boyfriend was driving, I’m not too sure who was in the front seat. We were on the highway and he was driving backwards! Literally driving in reverse speeding. In front of us there was another car who seemed to be his friends and everyone found it funny. The road was clear but after a while I remember telling him it isn’t funny anymore to drive correctly. He tried to turn the car around going full speed, like as if he were doing a “donut” but ended up spiraling out on the highway, my body went everywhere and I remember seeing us hit a tractor trailer, my vision of it//point of view was if I was still in the car but yet my boyfriend got out of the car to look for me and I ended up being outside of the car with blood all over me I instantly woke up. Upon waking up I kinda just repositioned myself in bed and fell right back into my nap instantly. My second dream,
Was that I was home, and my boyfriend and friends were around for some reason they ended up leaving and what looked like my home had really been a hotel that had a beautiful pool and balcony attached to my room, I went outside to the balcony when all of a sudden I heard voices whom I assumed were the voices of my boyfriend and friends, I opened up the balcony door and said something when I realized they’re were strangers robbing the room. In the room with me they’re we’re two of them but they’re we’re others in different parts of the hotel room suite. The first guy instantly shot at me but I put hand in front of the bullet (my hand got shot first) he shot at me again but only got me in my right shoulder, so the 2nd guy shoots me directly in my stomach I say they’re lying on the couch in pain holding my stomach I didn’t look to see if they’re was blood for some reason I didn’t look at my wounds but felt as though their was. I sat lying there for What felt like minutes go by and suddenly found my phone next to me, I texting my friend Who wasn’t in my dream at all accidentally telling him I needed help, then texted my boyfriend a couple seconds later my boyfriend comes in and I black out. I wake back up to my boyfriend being on the floor but alive just hurt and the strangers being going I ran outside to the hall crying and holding my stomach I called 911 and was speaking to them I told them where I was and that I’ve been hurt and all I remember is falling to the floor holding my stomach in pain and I woke up in a sweat, laying on my stomach with my hand holding my stomach in the same place I’ve been shot.

For some reason this dream has really hit a nerve for me I woke up paranoid and actually started crying. This dream really isn’t sitting well with me and I really need your help. Please reply to me! Please.

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