Dreaming of Drowning

The Meaning Why We Are Drowning In Our Dreams

If you’ve never had a nightmare of drowning in the past, you may consider yourself fortunate.

Dreams of drowning can be described as a nightmare , which usually will get us from bed in the mid-night. Although this is only a dream, it doesn’t negate the fact of how terrifying this experience is. These are the kinds of dreams that we don’t forget like losing teeth in a dream. The feeling of drowning can be the same kind of fear that we contemplate for months or even weeks following.

guardian angels together

What does the word “drowning” in your dreams actually mean? This answer may not be as straightforward as some interpretations suggest it to be, but it is more complicated. Whatever the case the change which is happening and the dream is trying to assist you in gaining more understanding of it.

What does”drowning in a dream” refer to?

In the majority of cases, the feeling of drowning is linked to the state of your mind. Why? because we’re working with a body of water that connects us to what lies beneath the surface of these emotions and feelings that can overwhelm us.

Be aware that there are people who have to fight for their lives and some are left in the water, and others are absorbed by the water, eventually killing them. The hue of the water can to determine the clarity of the situation. Dreams of drowning metaphorically reflect how or if you’ll overcome this personal problem.

Article: Why Dying In Our Dreams Is Actually A Positive Omen


Drowning In Your Dream Symbolism

  • feelings of feeling overwhelmed by relationships, with family or at work
  • anxiety and stress that make you feel down on a an everyday every day
  • an overwhelming amount of obligations, or emotions, or insurmountable situations
  • trying to figure out who you are
  • emotional burdens of your past
  • You aren’t able to get help by the appropriate individuals
  • unexpected panic attacks that can be heart-breakingly frightening or routinely anticipating the possibility of danger.

What do you need to know about the reason the reason you’re drowning in your dreams

Okay, what we have learned so far, the dream you are drowning in seems to be connected to your feelings. Where does this fear originating? The majority of drowning nightmares seem to revolve around the drowning of our child, someone who you don’t know being in a car and drowning or being saved in the ocean, or maybe drowning in mud. These are symbols that change depending on whether the perceived threat is yours or another person.

In essence, identifying the reasons for, where and how you’re drowning, it will to pinpoint the source of this mental trauma and the best way to heal it.

However vivid the dream might be, it is waiting to bring you closer to something that’s been taking over your life for many years. It is the fact that you’ve ignored it has caused the content of your dream angrier to help you understand the message. Once realized, you will be able to address the root of your anxieties.

Article: How To Befriend Your Unconscious Mind

Are you prepared to take on your fears?

The first step is to comprehend the nature of your dream emotions and then apply them to a specific aspect within your life where is clearly stressed out by stress. When you have figured out the emotions you feel when feeling overwhelmed, you can apply it on your work, relationships like, depression, home, financial stress, trauma, inner child , and so on…

  1. Extreme panic. The first feeling is one of panic. It is a symbol of dreams that hints at the fear of becoming trapped in this state of mind.
  2. The fear of staying within this condition. Another indication can be the failure to get moving or be grounded as you fight for breath .After the person loses the ability to hold their breath, they will be forced to breathe in water. In dreams, breath is a symbol of taking into consideration an influence, taking in the emotional world. In the process of absorbing something to bring it into your mind or experience contemplating, or accept in your mind.
  3. Forced to stay alive. In our dreams , having difficulty breathing reflects emotions that mirror the struggling to make it through your daily life. It could also be connected to the feeling that you’re feeling overwhelmed or smothered in the context of a relationship or in a circumstance.
  4. Heart attack. The stomach water fills up making the body feel heavy and it causes it to sink further and eventually stop the heart. The heart in our dreams is connected to affection or dysfunction within the body, mind and the soul.

Are you getting lost in your car dream?

Cars are symbolic in that they are a part of our lives or drives. There is something that has taken a turn into your subconscious state of mind. The car’s interior tells you that you are feeling stuck and aren’t able to escape from this present situation.

Many imagine getting from their vehicle because it’s submerged in the water. These are positive dreams that help you get out of the situation, but leaving behind a previous drive which you might not use anymore. If you have a dream of someone driving their car through the water, it could mean that you know someone who will experience a sudden slowdown in their life.

If you’re dipping your toes in the water of a body in your dreams

The place the point at which you’re drowning can be an indication to determine where the issue could be arising.

Did you get swept away by the river of your dreams? Dreams of rivers mirror your journey through life or the path you’ve chosen because they change and always moving. The idea of drowning in a river in your dream signifies an obstacle in your movement that can overwhelm you emotionally. Because rivers are not within our awareness, the dream informs you that the feelings are not fully conscious.

The idea of drinking dirty water is a combination of being emotionally consumed with your inability to comprehend the situation. The idea of being buried in mud reveals the inability to move out of the situation, not having clarity of your negative or stagnant movement. Once you know the meaning behind what the word “mud” means in your dreams, you may be able to be able to get yourself out of it more easily.

The ocean or the sea connects the dreamer with the subconscious part of their emotional state that requires to be brought into focus. The depths of the subconscious are not thought of and the fear of being trapped in the areas you don’t know about can be frightening. As opposed to swimming in a lake, your dream, your vision points you to your awareness field or the things that are consciously familiar to you.

Child drowning in dreams

The most memorable nightmare occurs when you see the child die in your nightmare. The most common themes revolve around the child’s falling into a bathtub or a pool while you rush to assist. When your kid is drowning your nightmare, it could be that you are not aware or conscious of the danger that they may be in.

Sometimes, it’s as simple issue like your fear of losing your child or your inability to safeguard your child at all costs (mother instinct) however, many times it may have something to do with divorce or separation within your relationship. Maybe you’re one who is consuming your emotions your partner by becoming an emotionally eating mother.

Do you have dreams of someone drowning?

When others are getting lost in their dreams, it is important to consider those who are in your life and require your help. It could be a metaphor for drowning that you pick up in their lives.

In the water dying from drowning

Dreams of drowning in the ocean signify that the depths of your consciousness, and you’re beginning to discover your subconscious. Dreams of dying are considered as a positive signification refers to a change in your emotional state within your life. The dying of your old self will be revived as you rise up to rise again.

Biblical significance of drowning in the dream?

Water is a significant element within the Bible which is a symbol of the life of God. Christ was a water-walker and transformed it into wine, and Christians are baptismal in the water. The Biblical significance of the dream of drowning suggest a change that is about to occur, but you may be forced to endure hardship before the transformation takes place.

The spiritual meaning behind drowning

A lot of people on the internet look for the spiritual significance of drowning, and you can see, what does not kill you makes you stronger. Even if we do die from drowning or survive, we can learn a lot once the whole process is completed. A dream that urges you to remain strong in difficult moments because eventually you’ll be able to come out of it.

Article last updated on October 7, 2022

You might also like

Mia Harper
Mia Harper

See my story
Through SoulPulse I’ve connected with many many like-minded travelers, and I’m eternally grateful for all the symbols and synchronicities my guardian angel and related entities have shown me. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am now.

I hope you find some answers here.

Love & Light,
Mia