Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dreaming of Being Stabbed

I dreamed I was looking after a class of nine year old school kids. We were at someone's house watching a movie. Suddenly, a boy (known to me in real life) picked up a knife that was on the coffee table. I tried to talk him into putting it down since it was very unsafe. Then he lunged at me and stabbed me through the hand. When I looked though, there was no mark. I went back to school and tried to tell the administration what had happened. It was hard to talk and they didn't believe me.

In this dream, the predominant images that stood out to me were stabbing, knife, and hand.

Dreaming of being stabbed often means you are open or vulnerable to being hurt.

A knife is a symbol of the severance of something or someone. This can be a cutting away of something no longer essential.

In my dream, what was cut was the palm of my right hand. As a body part, the hands signify the power or creativity of the individual. The right hand, especially, represents power while the left hand is associated with passivity. A wound through the palm of the hand is suggestive of the image of the crucifixion of Jesus, nails through the hand.

This dream can be directly related to something that happened in my waking life at work. I felt powerless and accused by a student and was unsure of the support of my administration. Interestingly, this dream happened awhile after the event, but I guess my subconscious was still trying to work the issue out. I liked the positive outcome of the dream that though I was stabbed I came out of it unscathed. Usually I have teacher dreams like this at the beginning of school... Can anyone else relate?

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