Intruder Dreams

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What does an intruder really mean in our dreams?

From personal experience I can attest that one of the worst dream feelings are when intruders enter your house. These dreams are so vivid and real that you might think a break in will happen in the future. While I wouldn’t rule it out entirely, but we should stand back and look at the intruder in a metaphoric sense and see if it relates to your life in anyway.

In most cases, dreams about an intruder represents being robbed of your personal security that will show how vulnerable you are. Once your unconscious sends the intruders inside your house you have been warned by a threat in your life that might be taking advancing of you.

As much as an intruder is a negative symbol its purpose is to help you build up a defense to protect this area from being breached in the future.

Ways to stop the intruder in your life

  1. First, we need to figure out who might the intruder represent in your life. The intruder in your dreams wants you to explore all areas you feel threatened or invaded by someone or something in your life. Secondly, we must also explore the option if a break in is an actual fear or this might have been something you have seen on the news. For example, watching the news the night before about a home invasion might play out in your dreams.
  2. The next step would be to examine how many men broke into your house and how they broke in. The house is really an image of the mind/psyche of the dreamer and each room contains a different meaning. For example, to dream of an intruder that breaks into your bedroom might represents relationship vulnerability or someone taking advantage of you emotionally.
  3. So do you feel threated or invaded by someone in your life? Sure this may be a physical threat, such as a break-in or robbery, or it may be a more abstract threat, such as feeling that your personal boundaries are being crossed or that someone is trying to control or manipulate you.
  4. If you are someone who usually has precognitive dreams about the future, dreaming of an intruder might make you want to secure your house. Even though these cases are very rare it wouldn’t hurt to check any loose ends around your house.
  5. Intruder dreams wants you to explore you own personal boundaries or privacy that has been under attack — close people around you, relationships, work environments that need to be secured.

Why does the intruder have a knife in my dreams?

A minor detail with the weapon in your dream may change the entire meaning. In our dreams knifes are common known to be symbols of removal or cutting away from someone. Knives in dreams are powerful symbols letting you know that you and someone else will be separated. Because the intruder has a knife in your house it means this so called removal will be wrongfully enforced or someone will cut you away from something.

The whole thing with intruders in dreams is letting you know that you will feel a sense of violation and a loss of security. Because the unconscious uses the symbol of the knife you need to figure out who might want you to be cut away from something. Now the intruder with the knife in your dream could represent internal conflict or unresolved emotions in your relationships that needs dividing. The intruder may symbolize an aspect of the dreamer’s own psyche that is causing disruption or chaos, such as repressed feelings or negative thoughts.

How come the intruder has a gun in our dreams?

Unlike the knifes special ability to remove two things in your life, a gun in your dream represents Guns are often associated with power, aggression and control. To dream of an intruder with a gun may represent someone or something in your life that shows your vulnerability and a fear not to be hurt. The bullet has the ability to penetrate parts of your mind that will emotionally hurt you. Inside your house you are the most comfortable and safe and something happened in your life that has disrupted your peace.

The intruder with a gun in your dream that enters your house becomes a symbol that suggests you protect yourself from this abrasive force in your life. You need to figure out how you can defend yourself against this person who poses a threat to remove or take advantage of you with their control. Since the intruder has already entered your home it means they have already planted a seed in your mind from the past. You have somewhat allowed them to come in from your own vulnerability. In some cases, dreaming of a gun may indicate feelings of aggression or violence. It may represent a desire to lash out or a fear of someone else’s anger.

Dreaming of fighting an intruder

I cannot say that these dream are really bad but it tells you that you will stand up to this threat in your life. Fighting an intruder in your dreams tells you about either an internal or external conflict you are battling. You are stopping them from taking advantage of you and the only way by doing so is using your smarts. You have learned to fight back against someone or something that is wanting something from you. What could this be?

Usually the ones who have an agreeable nature are the ones who usually get intruder dreams. It means you don’t really have boundaries or you let others manipulate you. Fighting the intruder in your dream has more to do with protecting yourself from now on so you don’t let others get too close to your personal space.

Spiritual meaning of intruder dreams

The spiritual meaning of an intruder in your dreams represents an internal conflict that remains unconscious to you. The intruder has been scoping out your house for a long time now and it has entered; meaning that this negative element has now penetrated your psyche and will make you feel very vulnerable. Sometimes when negative energy attaches to the aura or chakras it might represent an intruder coming into your personal space. We recommend grounding or mindfulness techniques.

Biblical meaning of intruder dreams

The biblical meaning of an intruder in dreams can be seen as a call to be watchful, vigilant, and prepared for spiritual attacks or temptations. It may also be a reminder to show compassion and kindness to all, even those who may be perceived as enemies or strangers.

In general, the concept of an intruder in a biblical context can be seen as a metaphor for spiritual warfare. The Bible often uses imagery of battles, enemies, and fortresses to describe the struggle between good and evil, and the importance of protecting oneself against the forces of darkness.

One example of this is the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), in which a man is attacked by robbers and left for dead on the side of the road. The Good Samaritan, a stranger to the man, shows compassion and helps him, highlighting the importance of showing love and kindness to all, even those who are different or perceived as enemies.

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