Events In The Collective Show Up In Our Dreams!

The earthquake in Japan has shaken us up, if you’ll forgive the pun.  On thing I know about the mysterious experience of dreams is that our personal lives and what is happening in the world at large are very much connected.  Dreamers in this past week have been sharing with me more vivid and disturbing dreams than usual.  This does not surprise me – do not underestimate the impact that occurrences in the collective touch us deeply and profound way.  This is one of the reasons why I believe that dreaming interpretation is so powerful and impacting.

In this spirit, I share with you the term “Earthquake” from my book Dream Sight: A Dictionary & Guide for Interpreting Any Dream.


Universal Landscape:  Disruptive change of great magnitude.

Dreaming Lens:  Where was the earthquake?  Were you in an earthquake, or was your dream after the event?  What was the duration of the earthquake?  Was it your home or someplace else?   How much danger was present?  Was there any death?  What was the level of the damage?  Were you prepared?

Personal Focus:  When the tectonic plates of the earth shift and collide, the result is an upheaval of colossal magnitude.  The energetic source of these violent alterations of the ground is deep below the surface of the earth.  The shift of landscape is the result of changes that first originate in the subterranean world.  This is representative of how unconscious thoughts and feelings can have an enormous impact when they suddenly become conscious.  Earthquakes themselves are of relatively short duration, so the life event this image may be reflecting is likely something that occurred quickly or appeared suddenly.

The symbolic meaning of an earthquake is comprised of three elements:  Firstly, a great change has already taken place.  Secondly, the onset of the change originated from a deep and unconscious place.  Thirdly, things will never be the same.

The enormity of an earthquake renders its victims helpless to avoid the consequences of the changes taking place.  Look to situations in your current life that are, or seem to be, inevitable or unavoidable.  If a shift in your life is knocking you off balance, an earthquake may reflect a level of vulnerability and a lack of security.  The real danger of earthquakes arrive in the aftermath:  more people die in fires and post hoc structural damage.  A dream earthquake could be a warning about danger that is pending due to recent dramatic changes in your waking life.

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3 Responses to Events In The Collective Show Up In Our Dreams!

  1. Debra swihart March 18, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Thanks for this. I have been freaked out a bit. But I turned that into preparation and have found I am feeling less afraid. I saw a video with a man talking about a major earth quake hitting the west coast on March 19th. He mentioned the moon and it’s fullness. I am prepared and will be available for all the good this full moon brings. What ever form the changes take. God is good, all is well and we are truly blessed. Sending good vibrations your way! Debra

  2. mlennox March 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Thank you, Debra. It is easy and natural to be freaked out by our intuitive connection to catastrophic events. But in truth, it is our sensitivity that is the hallmark of what we have to offer in the face of that which is way beyond our control or ability to influence. Anyone who is reading these posts and feels as if they are one of the sensitives on the planet right now – our job is simply to hold in our minds and hearts that healing is possible and happening RIGHT NOW!

  3. Calvin June 14, 2016 at 2:50 am #

    Had a dream. I knew it was tectonic plates shifting. Was outside and knew people were scared. I wasn’t. I just took in the magnitude, feeling the power of nature. Change was here all at once. I was confident and at ease even though the earth itself was crumbling all around me. I was in,the mighty flow of it all. I know this was prophetic somehow. I’m excited, not scared. I think for those who are truly enlightened, no – I feel – we are blessed to be a part of it. Chaos brings order. Things have to be destroyed to build anew. Thw Phoenix is reborn in its own own ashes. After the storm is the rainbow.