"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach." - CARL JUNG, The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man
Dear Lauri, Almost every night I dream that friends, family and co-workers tell me I'm going to die. But then in my dream I wake up and everyone is disappointed and sometimes mad that I didn't die! What is going on? – DeeDee 42, Salt Lake City, UT
Lauri: Your death in these dreams is symbolic of something changing or ending in your life. Is there some sort of change in behavior or other change that is expected of you? Or is there some sort of change or ending you are hoping for but never happens. The disappointment in the dream may really be disappointment you have with yourself that the change you need to make isn’t happening. Your inner self seems to really want some part of your life to die off, not your whole life, just a part of your life. Your dreams will be persistent until you make that needed change. This is one of the reasons we get recurring dreams; the dreaming mind doesn’t like complacency. Good luck!
DeeDee replies: I think it could be that I need a change in career, but every time I get to a point that I want to make a change the timing is never right to be switching it up, mostly family restraints. I have been feeling down about this dream for quite some time. Feeling people hate me and wishing I was dead. Your interpretation puts my mind at ease. Thank you!