What does it mean when you have painful dreams? I often dream and have random occurrences with a sharp, striking pain in my back for no reason it seems. I don’t have any back pain awake either…
I really don’t know for sure but it sounds like you’re experiencing something i would like to call ‘ghost pain’. Psychologically you project something so much that the terror or pain in the dream disperses your mind into believing that it’s happening for real, so much that your mind will “think” your really in pain, when in reality your not. It’s the mind illusion.
For instance when i was younger i had my gallbladder out because it was diseased but i kid you not five years later i would still have pain in the same place where i had the sharp pains originally. However there was nothing there, how could i have gallbladder attack if i don’t even have a gallbladder? The pain was so intense back then when it happened that your mind basically created an imprint of it back into reality. This works the same way with dreams.
In Psychology they call it “Phantom Pain”. This could also somehow connect to the root chakra and also your kundalini energy which rises at the base of the spine. Also since this is simply pain in the dream and not in waking life, you also have to remember the symbolic nature of dreams. What would this symbolize in your waking life if it’s being projected within your dreams?
To dream that you are in pain suggests that you are being too hard on yourself, especially if a situation was out of your control. The dream may also be a true reflection of actual pain that exists somewhere in your body. Dreams can reveal and warn about health problems. Consider where the pain is for additional significance. If the pain is in your neck, then the dream may be a metaphor that you are literally being a “pain in the neck”.
To dream that you are inflicting pain to yourself indicates that you are experiencing some overwhelming turmoil or problems in your waking life. You are trying to disconnect yourself from your reality by focusing on the pain that you inflicted to yourself.
The power of illusion lies within the mind.
Hope it helps
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