This may be unfounded anxiety or a warning about possible outcomes. We may fear the danger of allowing our sexual urges – the danger of falling in love with its possible pain – the danger of failing if we take a risk. Even ideas, such as those of future peril cause enormous anxiety. These may be depicted as impending danger in a dream, or a sense of present danger. In such cases the real danger is of taking our anxieties as reality, instead of seeing them for what they are, feeling reactions to a situation. But in fact you cannot be hurt or die in dreams. See Nothing Can Hurt You in Your Dreams
But some dreams are very clear warnings and should be used to avoid or be aware of the situation shown. An example of this and how to deal with it is shown in the following dream.
“I awakened one morning with a sense of foreboding and the word `ETIWANDA’ ringing through my mind. Realizing that I had probably failed to remember all of the dream, I simply prayed about it.
“Although it was early November, I was prompted to get out my Christmas card list and addresses. One of the first addresses I saw was the street-name Etiwanda. I called the friend who lived there and learned she was about to take a mountain road trip to Big Bear, Calif. I warned her to be especially careful and to pray for protection. When she returned from the trip, she told me: `As I was coming around a sharp mountain curve, I heard brakes screeching. Because of your warning dream, I immediately drove completely off the highway onto the grass on the cliff side of the road. The next moment a sports car, out of control, came careening around the curve in my lane.’”
Awareness and seeking to stay open to ones core self can protect and guide when danger is imminent. In fact pray for help on avoiding danger.
A relative or loved one in danger: The temptation is to believe the dream is presaging a real event. Our concern for children and loved one’s, but more often our fears regarding them, create most of such dreams. A woman told me a dream in which her daughter was strangled while at university. In processing her dream the woman wept strongly as she met feelings of fear about her daughter leaving home and living independently at university. The daughter was in fact okay. See: Child Killed; attack; precognition.
Useful Questions and Hints:
Is this danger to myself or someone else – and what can I do either to calm my anxiety or deal with the danger?
Is there any sign this is simply anxiety, and if so where does it arise from?
How can I remain aware of this impending danger?