Shooting Shot

A hurt received, or given. Fears or worries about death. The destruction of a part of yourself by another which is demanding energies in an aggressive way.

Example: 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 without the shooter guy seeing me.

The interesting thing in the example 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 terror and hurts that haunt us.

But whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

Being shot: A traumatic injury to feelings, often out of parental or other close relationship. It need not be something dramatic like being assaulted, but can be a quiet injury like not bonding emotionally with parents, or feeling as if you have been a target for other peoples ridicule. Occasionally a bullet wound suggests some sort of illness in the part of the body indicated. It can often depict critical remarks that are deeply wounding. So the criticism is felt as an attack.

But being shot can also indicate penetration, the breaking through your barriers of old patterns of thinking and feeling, to allow something more into your life. It may be painful but growing or being enlarged is often like that.

Someone or something else shot: Still usually refers to dreamer.

Dreamer shooting someone or something: Anger; fear or defence against meeting feelings or insights; being very critical; aggressive sexuality; exploring feelings about death.

Idioms: Get shot of; shot across the bows; shot in the arm; all shot to pieces; shot in the dark.

See Attack Attacked AttackerActive Passive


-April Mijares 2018-04-30 17:35:12

Last night I dream that I unknown man walked up to me and shot me in my chest

-Vera 2018-04-22 16:40:54

Dear Tony,
Thank you so much for your reply. I will have to sit and focus to remember. So many things point to pain that I don’t want to remember. But until now I have not been able to realise what it was.
I thank you for your time and your incredible help you do here!
Blessings, Vera

-Vera 2018-04-17 0:43:45

Hello Tony,
When I was a kid i had a reoccurring dream. I do not know why I have to take the journey back to these. But while I looked up my recent dream about escalators and running from someone with knifes I remembered that dream from childhood. Maybe a connection?
I remember I would hide behind a sofa, (curled up, face down) because someone was following me. Then I could feel the person come closer, nearer and nearer. I could feel how I was about to be shot in my back before it happened. And when it happened, each shot was incredibly painful. There was no blood, or open wound. It felt like immense pressure each time a bullet hit me. The sofa stood in the former child’s bedroom where we would sleep as kids which was then used by my grandmother as living room. But in both uses for that room there was no sofa. What was I hiding behind? What does the sofa represent?
I thank you for your help and effort.

    -Tony Crisp 2018-04-19 9:15:56

    Vera – Dreams used symbols or symbolic situations in an attempt to communicate, but because we do everything we can to avoid painful emotions we attempt to hide the experiences behind dream images. Even so the dream very clearly point to a painful childhood experience.

    Hiding is a normal child way to avoid being found out or to avoid pain. Years ago I walked into our sitting room during the day, but it was in semi darkness because the curtains had been drawn. Wondering why I searched and found my young son hiding behind the sofa eating from a large box of chocolates.

    So the sofa can be used as a dream image representing a child’s efforts to hide or avoid.

    If you sit quietly and imagine the intense pressure you felt in the dream, and let it continue, asking yourself when this happened to me. As a child we cannot face the pain of remembering, but as an adult you can deal with it. That is why the dream recurs because a main function of dreams is to remove painful blockages in you. See

-Jonathan 2018-04-14 8:19:22

Hello Tony,

I recently dreamt that I was in the middle of robbing a supermarket.

A female security guard appeared and I immediately started to run from her.

She pulled a black handgun out and started to run after me whilst firing the gun. I was hit by a bullet in the back of my head on the right side.

I managed to escape.

Whilst firmly pressing the bullet wound with my hand on my head to stop the bleeding, I was thinking, why did she have to hit the right side, now I am not going to be able to spiritually connect with source energy (Cosmic energy, God, The Devine… whatever you want to call it).

I felt stuck in my logical left brain, helpless.

How does one begin to interpret this kind of dream?

Thanks Tony, it’s amazing work you are doing here.

    -Tony Crisp 2018-04-16 10:04:51

    Hi – It is important that you read
    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practicing what is described in – or


    Jonathon – Let’s look at your dream piece by piece, because I feel that you are truly stuck in the logical left brain. To understand your dream you need to see it from its own standpoint.

    To start with I need to quote something: Humans live in two very different dimensions. The one most people identify with is the three dimensional physical world of the body. There are a lot of rules to learn in this world; when very young we learn not to touch hot things; not to rush out into a road with moving cars. But as adults we have learnt not to step out into space while at a height because we will fall and have a major injury or die.

    The second dimension is totally different and is experienced in dreams or deep mental activity. It will surprise many people to realise that in this dimension you have no physical body, although most people are so locked into thinking that their reality is their body, that they create a dream image of themselves. But that is not all they carry with them, because they believe so much that everything is ruled by their body life and experience, they are also terrified of falling in dreams, they believe they can be torn apart by savage animals, also they frighten the life out of themselves with dream images of demons or even the devil, or are horrified of being shot or raped, etc.

    So, whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen, so that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear; so, all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

    Your own dream shows this in that you were not killed by being shot in the head, but your thoughts feelings created the images of you trying to stop the bleeding – a logical thought if you were in the waking world.

    It is also important to realise that every image, every scary or terrifying thing, is taken place inside you, in your mind, as you sleep. This means that every awful animal, every scary thing, or person, is created out of your own fears and must not be seen as outside you as happens in waking awareness. See and

    Looking at the start of your dream where you rob a supermarket shows again the enormous mistakes we make while in the dream state. People are very confused about the difference between their waking life and their dream life. They believe that what they dream is the same as what they meet in waking life. In other words, we take as a truth that what is important outwardly is as important in our dreams. So, you are as upset by a dream as if it had actually happened in waking life. Such mistakes make us feel things that are ridiculous.

    This happens with the morals we live by, which may be necessary in waking life, but we try to make them fit to our much bigger and freer dream/inner life, and that causes conflict because the two worlds are completely different.

    In dreams everything is yours, so you do not need to steal anything, or run away because of your feelings about stealing.

    As for the Divine, what are you struggling for, you are already Divine at your Core, but perhaps you are thinking it out instead of BEING it.

    “At this point I felt as if that great inner mind had opened to me and that I could ask a question of it. I asked to be given words in my own tongue that would clearly explain to others and to my children what this path was and what is involved in it. I asked that I might understand clearly what is required of someone taking this inner path to meet the divine, what they will face and what it is about. What shall I say to them? What shall I say to myself?

    My experience here was a powerful sense of losing myself. I suppose you could call this loss, the melting away of all that one is. It was a feeling of losing, of letting go of control, of surrendering myself. As this happened to me I had a complete feeling of trust and was able to let myself fall into that nothingness, a nothingness in comparison with my sense of existence anyway. And that is what I learned about the entrance to the path. It is a readiness to drop into that nothingness that is the core of life, and as you drop into it the thoughts, the feeling that you have is, “I love you!” You go to that meeting, that union, that losing of oneself with the feeling of love. And that is marriage. That is the spiritual marriage.”

-Nikki 2016-04-22 12:27:48

I had a dream last night I got shot 12 times one by one in my back and my friend got shit once I got up called the ambo but before they came we went to the bar across the street she took shots I just watched then they pulled all the bullets out of my back so all I needed to do was get looked at and be on my way the next couple of days I kept forgetting I got shot and was thinking it was s dream what does this mean

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