Anger; dramatic release of energy in making changes in self expression; social upheaval; fear; orgasm.

Because our ego is only a small thing compared with the immense uncosicious forces of life that are underlying it, an explosion of growth or destruction can occur from the unconscious which may destroy all we have built in our conscious self as Life readies us for change and growth.

Example: I watched an insect emerging from what appeared to be its chrysalis – shaped a little like a mermaid’s purse. As it emerged it was vibrant with life, movement and colour. In fact it shifted its shape so quickly I was amazed at how it moved in and out of shapes as it adjusted to its final form. It had a beautiful gold barred design on its back, like a symbol – perhaps a bit like one of the zodiacal symbols. I watched another insect doing the same thing, and began to realise how life was bursting forth in the garden. Looking up in the hedge I noticed a large pod expanding on top of a stalk. Its was visibly getting larger, like a balloon. Suddenly it opened, forming many stalks with leaves and small rose like buds. Another pod was doing the same. As I watched I noticed a young woman nearby. I called to her to witness this extraordinary explosion of growth and life – a dynamic extravagant springtime of activity. She didn’t appear to really see. I was very moved though, and stood leaning against what felt like a wall, perhaps the wall of a house, and wept at the beauty. I started to restrain my emotions, as the woman did not share them, but then thought I wouldn’t hold back because of her. Andrew.

Here is an example of destructive forces at work as one gets ready for change.

Example: We could hear bombs dropping and exploding. We were just carrying on with our normal activities though. Then I was standing near a big floor to ceiling glass window. I heard a bomb whistling down and it landed just outside. It exploded and the whole house disintegrated, glass was flying around and I was flying through the air from the explosion. I felt like the explosion had taken place in my head and blasted my brains, and I thought although the people near me had got it pretty badly too, that the children, being nearer to the ground, would have avoided the worst of the blast. It was a horrific mess and I knew I had been killed. This didn’t seem to worry me though. At this point I was waking from sleep and found myself thinking I had kept awareness through the whole situation, so there was part of me – an awareness – which did not or had not died. I was left wondering – is that what happens after death, and can one communicate with others in that state? H. C.

This interesting bomb dream occurred just as HC was entering menopause and great changes occurred in herself and her life. A break-up began to occur with her husband as well as external changes in work. So the death suggests the end of the life she knew up till then. The awareness that did not die shows HC experiencing her central self, her core self, that does not die and is not the external personality or body that constantly changes and can die – in other words undergo massive change.

Another side of explosive force in ones life is given below.

Example: Dreamt I was on a bomb site. I found old shells from the war. I was interested in them and dug them up, but felt that they might explode. Throwing them to one-sided I crawled away sheltering from expected explosions. None came, only smoke. Then a friend offered a basement to Chinese restaurant owner. It was enormous, with great possibilities. I began to work in the basement. Brian.

As Brian explores his inner life through his dreams he comes across damage that occurred in his childhood and youth. The war was the personal inner conflicts he experienced. Meeting these was not as difficult as he had expected. Then, in doing this a whole new area of possibility opened up – the basement, an area of himself that had previously remained unconscious.

Useful questions and hints:

What is my reaction to the threatened or actual explosion?

Have I felt inwardly under pressure lately or near to emotional release?

Can I allow this explosion by letting my body and feelings express it?

See  Interpretation and the passionExploring Dreams -Techniques to use –  Life’s Little Secrets


-Mary 2016-03-31 21:30:14

I dreamed that I was standing with my husband and our two children outside in a field. We looked across the field and watched a white trail of cloud as it fell from the sky. It landed in the far off distance and then exploded. The sound was enormous and then the shock waves came. It was so loud and so powerful that we were in pain. I saw the look of terror in my husband’s eyes… then I woke up.

-AS 2015-04-25 13:12:32

Thank you for your informative website. If I may trouble you for your opinion on my dream, here it is. I was standing in my living room when suddenly there was a major loud explosion -as though an atomic bomb was dropped on my very street. The house immediately began to break apart w/my 7 mo old granddaughter in one of the bedrooms. I thought ‘Omg, I’m going to die now & so will Leilani!’ (granddaughter). The thought of her dying while in my care frightened me so badly that I woke up w/my heart pounding!

-Henry Channer 2014-12-09 3:36:58

I had a dream the other night that I was in the 1960s (pretty weird since I’m only 16) and I was in a flight suit with one other pilot. We were preparing to fly a blackbird spy plane at high altitude. I don’t remember taking off but we were at 60,000 ft when the window on my side of the aircraft imploded and a fragment sliced the compressed plastic bubble helmet thing I was wearing and I could feel my head expanding (although it physically wasn’t) and I said,”I’m dead” to the other pilot. That’s when my eardrums perforated and my brains leaked out of my ears. It felt like the pain was so real, it was very strange. Then I moved on to another dream. Can someone please explain this dream as it’s a very unique one? Thanks 🙂

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