I Always Dream That Someone Is Running After Me and Trying to Kill Me. What Does That Mean?

By on September 29, 2018

Having a dream where someone is running after you and trying to kill you can be one of the scariest moments. You’ll most likely wake up with your heart pounding out of your chest and the feeling of utmost fear throughout your body.

But before you succumb to the fear and believe you’re going to die, let’s take a look at some of the real reasons why you may have a scary dream such as this.

Avoiding a Hard Situation

Sometimes things in our lives can be given a new light in our dreams, in a crazy fashion we would never even think about. (Our brains just do the craziest things sometimes, don’t they?)

In a dream where someone is running after you and trying to kill you, the ‘someone’ could actually represent a situation you are trying desperately to avoid in your life. Think about it- if you are trying to avoid something and it’s preying on your mind and you’re doing everything not to think about it, there’s a clear connection to a dream where ‘someone’ is chasing you and you’re trying to avoid it altogether.


Trying to Avoid Confrontation with Someone

Now let’s talk about the actual person in your life. Who are they? Do they happen to be someone you are trying to avoid because you don’t want to indulge in an impending confrontation with them?

If the person chasing after you and trying to kill you in your dream is someone you’re actually trying to avoid, then this can be the reason why you would have a dream like this. The best solution is to buck up and handle the confrontation to release the negative energy from your mind.


Extremely Angry at Someone

Again let’s take a look at the person who is chasing you. What do you think about this individual? If you can clearly say that you despise this person with everything in you, then it may just be a representation of just how much you dislike this person.

Yes, that’s right. Your extreme anger towards this individual has made it so that they are so evil in your mind they’re trying to kill you. Now that is some crazy stuff.


Extremely Stressed

You can become so overly stressed in your life that your mind twists your stress into thinking you’re actually going to die from overload (you’re not, but your mind is going haywire from all the things going on). If you know that you’re struggling with life right now, this is just a symbol of just how stressed out you are and you need to take a step back and relax.

The best thing to do in this situation is try and get rid of as most stress factors in your life as possible. Not just so this horrendous dream will go away, but so you can go on with your life in a healthy and happy manner.


Scared from a Previous Event

Has something terrifying happened in your life recently? Maybe you were in a car accident, or you saw something disturbing happen in real life or even on television. Just think about it. If you are still scared from something that has happened to you or that you have seen, then your brain may translate it into another scary event in your dream.

The way to conquer this is to ensure you have a good support system in your life. Friends, family, even therapists can help you overcome your fear if you can’t seem to do it on your own. Coming to terms with what you are afraid of or scared of can help you live a much more happy life that will hopefully deter these dreams from happening again.


Dreaming that someone is chasing you trying to kill you is obviously petrifying, but it doesn’t mean that someone is actually coming for you (thank goodness). Take a good look at your life and what it may represent, whether this person actually represents a person in your life or a situation. Then handle it and move on!

Have you ever have a scary dream like this? Did you figure out what your dream actually meant? Share your stories with us.


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