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What Does It Mean When You Dream of Getting Shot by a Bullet and Didn’t Die?

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Being shot by a bullet is terrifying. Often, you wake up immediately after you die in a dream. In some cases, you do not always die from the bullet. Instead, you are forced to keep fighting through your injury or have to run away from the assailant. When you are finally able to wake up, you are left wondering what the bullet and your survival mean about your subconscious mind.

From what scientists and researchers can tell, dreams are a reflection of the subconscious mind. They include the thoughts, feelings and desires that you experience in your waking life. Because of this, each aspect of your dream may represent something unique about your waking world. It may show your desires, fears or current problems.

When it comes to being shot in a dream, the emotions involved are normally fear, anger and confusion. At the root of this dream is a sense of being victimized. You are being hurt at the hands of someone else, and the other person has an advantage. Their gun means that you are at risk as you run away or try to fight.

In a dream, a gun typically represents a sense of dominance or strength. It may also represent a fight for desire. Depending on your own experiences, a gun could also signify social status, a certain lifestyle or a career. Often, a gun represents a speedy response and defense. The true interpretation of this depends on the number of gunmen, the kind of gun and how serious the fight is.

If you are shot by a gunman that you cannot see, it generally means that you feel stricken or hurt by the words that other people say. Perhaps someone is gossiping behind your back and causing problems in your waking life. If you dream that you shoot someone else, it could mean that you are rejecting that person or an aspect of yourself. They may represent a certain feeling or attitude in your waking life. You shoot them in the dream because you want to reject that feeling within yourself.

When someone shoots you in the dream, it can also mean that you are trying to reject a certain part of yourself. Even the most emotionally balanced individuals have feelings or traits that they dislike within their mind. Being shot in the dream could mean that you are trying to reject that aspect of yourself. To figure out the trait that you are trying to reject, look at the type of person who is the gunmen. Do they represent a certain feeling or experience to you? If so, your mind may be trying to reject that thought or experience within yourself.

Bullets, Guns and More Interpretations

According to some dream interpreters, watching a bullet get shot in your dream means that there is a situation of hardship in your real life. You may feel attacked or you may feel like there is a significant level of competition in the real world. There may be other people making decisions in your life that you have no power over. You feel like your only option is to get shot because you cannot take control and determine your own future. Because of this, the dream may mean that you are in a situation where you lack the authority or power to make your own choices.



The good news is that you were not harmed in the dream. This means that those individuals are not able to harm you in real life. While you feel attacked and powerless, you are ultimately unaffected by those individuals. You are still injured, but you have some power to take control and achieve your aims.

On its own, a gun generally shows a fight for survival. If you are being shot at by gang members, then it shows that you feel overwhelmed in your real life. You feel like everyone is united against you, and you are the minority struggling to make your case. This may show some of your major fears and frustrations.

If you are in a natural environment or at home, it typically shows your fight over familiar territory. It means that it is most likely a home, family or friend-related situation that is making you upset. In an urban environment or city, the same actions show a fight for survival for your social status, career position or financial status.

If you are hunting in the dream and get shot, it shows a fight for survival. Hunting an animal shows that you are trying to survive and be self-reliant. If you are shot during your hunt, it shows that you feel unable to survive on your own. As hard as you work, it seems impossible to keep your head above water.

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  1. Had a dream that I was at my grandmothers house, and a distant family member began to shoot at me multiple times & I wasn’t dying I just kept shouting “more” and “is that all you have” repeatedly afterwords I was sitting in a circle with my whole family being ignored & nobody would tell me why I was being shot?

    • This dream is a reflection of your relationships and the knowledge of recent events. You are aware of the shootings that have been happening in the world. You may feel as though your emotional and social relationships may need to be nourished. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. Share your kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Alex!

  2. I had a dream I was in a room with my friends and someone I don’t know came and started shooting me on my chest but I was not hurt. The person then run out of bullet and I begun to fight him with iron rod I defeated him.

    • This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of the recent, violent events. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. It is possible that your behaviors in your dream are reflections of the actions that you may take in your waking life. This dream will guide you to share your kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Sam!

  3. I had a dream that I was shot 3 times in the left hand and wrist 1 in my right abdomen and my 9 year old daughter was shot 1 in lower right back and in her leg close to her private by a gang that we could see the assailant ckearly but we were still alive and they let us go and we’re waiting to go to the hospital ambulance never came ran to a friends house she was taking us to hospital it was taking forever then I woke up

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationships and your knowledge of recent events. This dream is not a reflection of the future or of fate. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Spend additional time with your daughter at this time. Have a great day, Cali!

  4. A friend dreamed of being delivered flowers, then being shot in the head by the delivery person and surviving the incident

    • Your friend’s dream is a reflection of various influences in their life. This person is aware of the recent shooting events. It is possible that they want to nourish a new social or emotional relationship. There will be great benefit in allowing this dream to fade. Have a great day, Kelisha!

  5. I had dream about being shot at by my uncle by a blank pistol, then after some arguments i was cleaning some things then he called me, i went to him thinking that he wanted to reconcile and say sorry but when i got to where he is he brought out something like an m4a1 and started shooting at me, i shouted and thought i was gonna die then and there but i realized he was using a bb gun, my injuries hurt but i was able to kick him and run to my dad showing what his brother did to me then i passed out and woke up

    • This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent, violent events. It is possible that your uncle’s behavior in your waking life influenced this dream as well. You will find benefit in allowing the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will ensure that positive people and energy enters into your life. Have a great day, Norbert!

  6. I just had a dream my child and I were leaving the grocery store and a random guy walking up to the store had the biggest gun and when ppl saw it they ran so I’m thinking he’s on his way in the store he’s not worried about us as I pull my child closer. I’m thinking this bc all those other ppl passed him up and he didn’t shoot them but as soon as I got to my car he walked up on us shot me first then my child. But I didn’t die but my child did. I was able to play dead then I ran

    • This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of the recent, violent events in the world. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Fiona!

  7. I had a dream that I was sitting on the steps of a porch and a car comes down the ride and shot at 3 times. I barely missed my neck and one got my neck. There was blood and it seem like I was going to die but woke up before I found out. Not sure who the people were in the car. What does this mean.

    • This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You area aware of the recent, violent shootings. The media that you watch may be causing these dreams to manifest as well. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. Share your kindness and compassion with the world, as this will bring positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Love!

  8. I had a dream that I was being shot by the girl my ex cheated on me with. She hadn’t appreciated me insulting her so my ex told her where I lived and she came over to shoot me. The whole dream is me being injured and trying to hide so she doesn’t shoot me again and kill me.

    • This dream is a reflection of various dears and social influences that you have in your life. You feel as though she has harmed you in your waking life, so this dream may be a reflection of those pains. Allow the negative aspects of this dream and your relationship experiences to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone who is in your life. Have a great day, Anne!

  9. i had a dream that i failed an examination, (in the waking life i am not a student)immediately after the examination the entire school was now under attack so we all had to gather in middle of the school compound. i and my teacher noticed a little baby beside us without her mum we where still contemplating where the mum could be. then i saw this bullet with smoke coming from the sky i could not dodge it because it was so close so i was just looking at where the bullet was going then it got to my chest. i touched my chest and felt the bullet inside. the next thing i said was Jesus have mercy upon my soul then i woke up.

    • This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent, violent events. The child is a manifestation of the numerous children that have died due to guns and bombs. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will ensure that positive people and energy enters into your life. Have a great day, Lynda!

    • Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent mall and school shootings. You are aware of how many people have been harmed in the recent years. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with the world. You will find that this will draw positive energy and people into your life. Have a great day, Nai!

  10. I had a dream that a girl was trying to kill everyone in my house at first with a knife and I was able to fight back and then I grabbed a knife and stabbed her in her side I tried to stab again and when I turned back she had a gun and somebody yelled and she shot me in the back of the head and I just fell to the ground . The girl kind of looked like me but she looked like she was going through a lot and not mentally there and crazy . I lived and I went to get staples in the back of my head because i was scared the stitches would hurt but they didn’t finish stapling it because I kept crying and telling my mom I couldn’t take the pain anymore .

    • This dream is a reflection of various concerns and fears that you may have in your life. The shooting in your dream may have been a manifestation of your knowledge of recent shootings. Allow the negative aspects of this dream. The support of your mother is a sign of your close emotional connection with her. Have a great day, Haydee!

  11. Dream being shot at but I blocked the bullet with a spade I had the bullet went through the spade but did not touch me the shooter saw that and wanted to fire again but there was no bullets left

    • This dream may be a reflection of your knowledge of recent violent events. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that your actions are filled with kindness and compassion. This will help bring positive people and energy into your life. The spade may have been a sign of your interests and hobbies. Have a great day, Molla!

  12. i had a dream i was walking home late at night past my curfew; when i turned a corner i saw a man (a russian man) and he shot me in the chest 3 times and when i turned to run he shot me in the back and back of head 2 times; i didnt die but ran away and saw there were more men planning an attack. but they quickly got defeated and my boyfriend came to see what was going on and i was relieved he was there. what does this mean?

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences and concerns that you have in your life. The knowledge of your curfew in your dream may have cause the negative aspects of this dream to manifest. Ensure that you always follow the rules laid down by your family. You feel comfortable and cared for with your partner. Share your positive energy with the world, as this will ensure that similar dreams are less likely to manifest. Have a great day, Aaron!

  13. I had a dream that I was walking my little cousin to the park and I got shot from above by mom 20 times 4 in my left arm, 4 in my right, 4 in my left leg, for in my right leg, 4 in the middle of my head and I survived .

    • This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent, violent events. It is possible that you have other concerns or worries in your life. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will ensure that positive people and energy comes to you. Have a great day, Jada!

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