By Amy Brucker
Years ago, one of my clients was struggling with her life. She was unhappy because she couldn’t make friends or meet a loving partner to share her life with.
During one of our sessions she told me she dreamed she was going to commit suicide. In the dream, she was standing on the scaffolding of a building. She was visibly rattled, wondering what in the world it meant.
I could understand her concern, but my first response was to say,”Yay! Congratulations.”
Time for a Change
While there is always the possibility that death in dreams is a literal premonition, it’s usually about a transformation that is so complete the person going through it will be radically altered. The old self is dying, or will die, or needs to die, so the new self can be reborn.
Similarly, suicide–in waking life AND in dream life–is a call to transform, to consciously kill off the part of your life that is no longer needed so you can create your new self.
I’m not talking about killing the physical part of you. This is NOT about literal death of the physical body.
It’s about eliminating a habit or trait that is no longer needed so you can create new habits or traits that are better suited to your health and wellness.
A Sign You’re Ready (or Not) to Transform
If your soul is ready to shift it might send you a dream of death. The death of someone or something, or even yourself.
But the feelings you’re experiencing in the dream are the key to everything.
Does your dream self feel anxious about the death? Then it’s likely you’re feeling anxious about the transformation process.
Do you feel nervous? Fear? Joy? Indifferent? Blindsided? Any feeling in the dream is likely a reflection of your waking life feeling, a feeling you may or may not be aware exists. The dream is there to help you process your emotions.
So what do you do if you, a loved one, or a client is dreaming of death?
Reflect on the accompanying emotion and explore ways to address these so you can create a more fluid and fulfilling transformation.
When I work with clients, I listen to their dream and help them explore the meaning. That’s where most dreamworkers stop, but I go much deeper. I craft original soul medicine through a combination of soul constellation, flower essence remedy, and energy shifting to help my clients embody their dream and transform whatever it is they are experiencing. It’s far more effective than simple dreamwork and it creates profound shifts.
The client of mine who dreamed she committed suicide decided to move to a smaller town and build a new home. She’s much happier now, living with the love of her life.
Dreams of death and suicide are invitations to release that which no longer works so you can make room for something more aligned with your soul’s wishes. What a wonderful gift to help us delve into the healing power of soul medicine.