The end of the world is inevitable, and we are bound to face it. However, there is no way to dream about the future unless you are a special person, which is not very common.
We have heard people ponder over a disturbing dream, saying it is a message. Sometimes, they even convey a message from those dreams. However, we know that it is naive to believe that dreams are messages unless there is a legitimate answer to what our dreams mean.
Dreaming about the world ending can be unsettling, for sure. It may also leave you counting your sins and good deeds. But it’s not always what it seems. I had this kind of dream when I was 14, and it still feels like I saw it yesterday.
If you have any such dreams, let us know what they mean. We may not be accurate; however, a little research won’t hurt.
Dreaming About the World Ending – Why Do We Have These Dreams?
There can be several reasons as to why you’re getting these dreams. It can be because you’re too much concerned about the end of this world, or it can be one of the following reasons:
1. Major Changes in Your Life
If you’re experiencing a change within you, it is one of the reasons why you’re getting these kinds of dreams. The change might not seem a major one to you or your surroundings, but it has got a lot to do with your emotional or spiritual being.
In the upcoming days, you may find yourself reconsidering your beliefs.
2. Feeling of Helplessness
No matter how hard we try, we can not control everything happening in our lives. When you’ve such dreams, it might be a message that you need to let go of things that are no longer under your influence. It is a sign that you ponder a lot over your future and are trying to prepare for the upcoming but in vain, which leaves you stressed and distracted.
All you need to do is relax, knowing that you can not control anything that hasn’t happened yet. However, being at peace may resolve many problems, while being stressed cannot.
3. Emotional Turmoil
These are the emotions that you haven’t expressed in a long time. You’ve kept them hidden and suppressed. Feeling guilt about something that you’ve done and not confessed, or you’re ashamed of something that you shouldn’t have done or worried about things that are not in your control are examples of the suppressed emotions you’re avoiding.
It can also be associated with your love life, not that it’s gonna end; it probably means that you’ve some unresolved conflict from your previous relationship that hasn’t been properly encountered or your partner hasn’t given you proper closure. However, this does not limit it to your love life. It can also be related to your family, friends, workplace, and so on.
4. Spiritual Awakening
You are likely to find yourself analyzing your beliefs and values. These kinds of dreams are said to have a spiritual impact too. In the concrete world, it might not be so audible or visible, but it is sure to leave a mark within you and could also result in the beginning of a better and newer version of yourself, leaving behind the old one.
5. Feeling Unsettled or Vulnerable
None of us are prepared for the end of the world. Having a dream like this could simply mean that you aren’t prepared for what is about to happen in your life and that you need to sort some situations out.
It does convey something negative, but it can be a positive change that you’re not ready to adapt to. It can be a family matter or a marriage ceremony, or it can be a simple office task that you haven’t completed, and the deadline is close.
Feeling panicked or stuck in these situations won’t help you out. Try taking help from the people around you to complete the task at hand or distract yourself with something engaging to relieve the stress.
6. Worrying About The Planet
We do say that every drop counts, but alone we can not save the world. If you have dreams of this sort, it might be possible that you’re actually worried about the planet. It might also result from the recent movie you’ve watched or the news you’ve consumed around the globe. It’s better if you limit yourself from digging too deep into the concern and do what you can. You can take a break from social media if that’s the only thing that comes up in your feed or participate in an environmental club to gratify yourself.
There can be various ways in which a dream can be interpreted by you. The meaning of the dream depends on the dream itself. However, below are the common dreams that one may have and their meanings.
1. World Ending in a Flood
If you haven’t overcome a loss and are grieving about it, you need to acknowledge yourself. A dream where the world ends by flood signifies that you are overwhelmed and are suffering because of emotions that you have suppressed inside yourself to come out strong and bold.
It can also convey that you are regretful about something and are not able to get through it. You need to be honest with yourself and acknowledge your fears and emotions. Keeping these emotions stacked up inside you is not the solution, so you might get yourself some acknowledgement and work on yourself.
Another meaning of this kind of dream can be gloomy and can also be a sign that you are about to experience sorrow and pain. Catering to financial issues or losing a dear one may also be possible.
Something that you can give thought to is if you see people that are acquainted with you, that means it is related to your emotional state, and if you see unfamiliar people, try finding the root cause of your problems because unfamiliar people in your dreams signify that you are not able to confront your problems.
2. By Fire
The world ending by fire conveys your anger towards someone or something that is limiting your growth.
You might be enraged about someone’s behavior towards you. It can be someone from your workplace or any of your dear ones behaving ill towards you.
It can also reflect your behavior towards others, so you might take a look at your own actions.
This can be an opportunity to start afresh with love and peace.
Since fire is a sign of strength, rage, and destruction, it can cause irreparable damage if you do not look out for your actions or take necessary measures.
3. By Nuclear Wars
Dreams, where the world ends by a nuclear war will leave you feeling disturbed for the rest of the day. You might feel deserted and isolated in spite of being in a place full of your close ones. You may also feel stuck in a surrounding that you do not feel a part of and are not able to get out of it.
It can be a message that someone is trying to trap or frighten you somehow. Look around yourself and try to find people that make you feel helpless and frighten you. Make efforts to get out of that situation or get away from that person since nuclear wars mean destruction, and it may be a message for you to beware.
Another meaning of this could be that you’re about to be troubled in the hierarchy of your organization, you may be confronted by someone authoritative for something you might or might not have done.
4. Zombies Attack
Zombies are said to depict a spiritual symbol. They are dead people but not really dead to give you a message. However, this dream is very contrary to what you might think, and it often signifies that the people around you hurt you. You feel as if they’ve lost their basic humanness because of how they treat you.
It can also mean the death of something old and the beginning of something new. Old here does not mean the death of humanity; it’s more for your inner self. You are likely to find yourself engaging in conversations with yourself in order to be a better human being.
Or it could simply be that you’ve recently watched a movie featuring zombies since dreams usually revolve around our normal lives.
5. Due to Extreme Cold or Ice All Over
You might need to work on your behavior towards others. If you’ve been distant and cold towards others or have been distracted and unhinged with respect to what’s happening around you, it could be why you’re getting these dreams.
It’s not just about you, if you are treated coldly and are often neglected, it is common to have these dreams. A world covered in ice symbolizes feeling isolated or alone.
6. An Alien Invasion
It is usually related to external forces which are alien to you that are bothering you. That is why you can’t help but only be concerned about it.
Alien invasion can be a sign that you’re being pushed out or neglected out of your community.
If you’ve dreamt that the aliens are taking control over the planet and you’re sitting there helpless, it conveys that you are helpless in certain real-life scenarios.
It can also be someone close or a new friend who is impacting your life more than you thought, and you are not able to decide whether to sit back or take action.
7. Surviving The End of The World
This dream leaves us in a jolly mood as if we’ve accomplished something great, and the message it conveys is almost similar to it.
If you have survived the end of the world in your dreams, it apparently seems that you are about to accomplish something very great and it reflects your confidence and the ability to tackle the changes coming your way.
As is evident, it’s a positive sign to expect something good.
Dreams about being trapped in a world signify that you’re stuck emotionally or physically in a situation, and your subconscious mind is trying to help you be free.
Dreaming about wars symbolizes the conflicts in your life, whether internal or external. There’s a possibility that because of the stress, distractions, or disturbance in your life, you behave negatively with your loved ones.
Scary dreams are a sign that you need to be scared because they are often about real-life issues that need your attention. It can be anywhere, your home, office, school, or college; you need to resolve it with a positive attitude.
It’s not always necessary to dive deep into your dreams. Most often, dreams are simply a reflection of our thoughts and our daily lives.
However, if the dream leaves you distracted, it’s good to find out if it is trying to convey any message to you which has a lot to do with the contents and people in the dream.
An enthusiastic dream journaler who has connected sleep-time visions with real-life occurrences in the past and present, Karandeep believes in tapping into the subconscious and demystifying strengths, insecurities, and deep-rooted desires. Besides identifying the interconnectedness of dreams in his personalized dream journal, he continues to study the significance of celestial objects and their relation to mythological tales that keep modern society intrigued about past civilizations.