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Did You Dream About a Genocide? Here's What It Means

Did you dream about a genocide? This is a rich and colorful dream topic that carries multiple possible interpretations.

Keep reaading for 3 different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a genocide.

Which of these explanations explains your dream the best?

What does a genocide mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about witnessing a genocide can indicate feelings of powerlessness and distress, reflecting a situation in your waking life where you feel unable to prevent harm or injustice. But the dream is often more nuanced.

It's a manifestation of your empathy and concern for humanity's suffering. On the other hand, dreaming about hearing news of a genocide may symbolize a fear of large-scale changes or upheavals.

It can also represent a sense of guilt or responsibility for not doing enough to help others. Both dreams are a call to action, urging you to stand up against injustices and make a positive difference in your waking life.

A genocide can be a somewhat deep and fascinating dream image to really clarify. To know for certain, it's really necessary to really get to know the dreamer's life story and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of witnessing a genocide, a horrific act of mass violence, may be an unconscious expression of your deep-seated anxieties about societal disintegration or the collapse of moral order.

Dream concepts like a genocide can be multilayered, however. This dream could be a reflection of your own feelings of impotence in the face of overwhelming adversity. Conversely, dreaming of hearing news about a genocide might signify your fear of being a passive bystander in the face of grave injustices. This could be your psyche's way of grappling with feelings of guilt or complicity. Both dreams, in the Freudian sense, could be seen as a manifestation of your subconscious desire to confront and rectify societal wrongs.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of witnessing a genocide signifies a spiritual crisis, a profound disturbance in your soul's equilibrium. It's a call from your higher self to awaken to the suffering of the world and to use your spiritual power to heal and transform. Hearing news of a genocide in a dream, on the other hand, symbolizes a spiritual awakening. It's a divine message urging you to rise above apathy and indifference, to become a beacon of hope and compassion in a world marred by suffering. Both dreams are spiritual calls to action, urging you to embody love, compassion, and justice, and to use your spiritual gifts to alleviate the suffering of humanity.

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So whose dream explanation works the best for you?

Which interpretation of a genocide fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a convoluted place. Each and every concept from a dream can symbolize multiple things — or be the result of multiple themes from our daily lives.

Do you have a slightly different explanation on a dream about a genocide that you'd like to share? Add your own interpretation in the comments down below.

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