Violence is a part of our reality manifested in many ways, from disastrous and reprehensible wars, and weapons traffic to the very common domestic violence that is experienced in various homes in the world.
Just to get an idea of where we are, recent surveys found that one in three women in the world has experienced some kind of physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.
It is a devastating reality and that is why when we dream of some kind of violence or hitting someone in a specific way, it can create in us a great impression and many doubts about why we dream that we hit someone.
In this article, we will address all the possible meanings that are related to dreaming hitting someone. That way you will be able to know what measures to take in this regard and what your subconscious is wanting to communicate to you about your own life.
What Does Beating Someone In Dreams Mean?
The first thing you should understand is that dreaming of hitting someone does not imply that you intend to attack them and is just a dream symbol. However, it can reflect your discomfort with a specific situation or person in your life.
The act of hitting someone may symbolize your displeasure or disagreement with some aspect of your life, and hitting is a clear reflection of your dissatisfaction, conflict, and confrontation with what is happening to you and your desire to change that stressful and worrying situation.
Another meaning of hitting someone in your dreams could be repressed anger for a past situation that you have not been able to overcome until now, but the subconscious is responsible for bringing it to the surface so that you can deal with and overcome it. rather than simply suppressing and concealing it.
Other interpretations mention the possibility of learning patience and compassion for those around you. This kind of dream refers to good deeds or future opportunities for better behavior. And if you are beating an animal and not a person it means you are having a behavior related to ignorance and unfairness.
As you can see, it has nothing to do with being violent or wanting to hurt someone, but it is a strong reminder that something is wrong in your life and that you should fix it as soon as possible.
But what if the dream isn’t real and it’s not you who’s being beaten? What happens if you are the victim of the blows? Or are you simply a bystander to a beating?
Next, we’ll go over the various meanings that can occur in dreams that indicate physical aggression toward you or other people.
1. You are the subject of beating
If the dreamer is being beaten it usually indicates that you are vulnerable or helpless in some aspect of your life. It can reflect a generalized fear on a social level, as well as the fear of feeling exposed or vulnerable in the face of a stressful and confusing situation.
It could also be related to the person who is beating you. If, for example, the assailant is your boyfriend or girlfriend, it does not necessarily imply that this will occur in real life, but it may indicate that you are afraid of losing her or that the relationship will end. It can also be related to unresolved resentment with that person.
Don’t get afraid if the person that is beating you is dead. The dream image in this case is about warning you about an unfulfilled promise. To symbolize this the dead person usually comes with a wooden stick or with a whip. And if the person comes with a leather belt or a cane means bad consequences. Might be related to adultery, jealousy, the loss of dignity, and future obstacles to come.
It can also be related to health problems and dependency on substances like cigarettes and alcohol.
If you see a knife while being beaten someone might be using sharp words against you.
Another common meaning of dreaming that someone hits you is that you are feeling guilty or remorseful for some of your actions toward other people.
Usually, your subconscious warns you of some kind of vulnerability and asks you to pay attention to these feelings to boost your confidence.
Conduct an internal examination of conscience to determine which parts of yourself are vulnerable, afraid, or filled with internal guilt. because of some wrongdoing or injustice you may have committed against someone or a group of people.
2. See someone being beaten in dreams
We may also dream of a dispute or brawl in which we are not participants, but merely bystanders.
The significance of these dreams is related to defending your own beliefs. You may experience times in your life when you need to reaffirm your beliefs and convictions.
Many times, you may have remained silent or accepted a situation that made you uncomfortable or goes against what you believe because you were afraid of what they would say or because you wanted to fit in.
Your subconscious is asking you to defend your ideals or examine your conscience to see if you are living up to your values.
It is critical to visualize your life and what you want to accomplish in it. Take advantage of the situation that dreams have brought you to re-evaluate your life intentions, values, goals, and direction.
And, whenever you set a goal, remember to do so following your values and without betraying what you believe to be right and fair, and that it will not be worth anything to have achieved all of your goals while betraying yourself and your principles.
3. Dream of beating someone to death
If you dream that you are beating someone and that action is the cause of death, do not be scared, it does not mean you have any kind of animosity against that person the dream has nothing to do with other people but has a completely personal meaning.
Your frustrations may have reached a very high limit and are boiling. That makes feelings like anger and stress come to the surface and can create these kinds of violent dreams.
Be patient if you are dealing with complicated situations in your personal or work life, or even with your paradigms about life.
Take this violent dream to be able to rethink your relationships in all areas and revitalize your self-esteem, always insisting on how you conduct yourself in life and how healthy your relationship with the people around you is.
4. Being Hit by a Child
If a child hits you in your dreams, the dream is related to very old frustrations and difficult times from your childhood. Your inner child is not happy or calm about how you handled those events in your life and wants you to do something about it.
Healthy closure with the wounds of the past is critical for our mental health and ability to continue growing emotionally throughout our lives.
We can never fully mature if we hide or repress some childhood trauma within us. As if that part of us had remained in childhood, we lack the capacity and maturity required to face life as full adults.
Pay attention to your inner child and take this dream as a warning to finally resolve those childhood traumas that prevent you from seeing the present or focusing on the future.
What we can change is now, and we must do so if we want a bright future full of joy and fulfillment.
5. You are beating up your mother
Although it is one of the most powerful images we can have in our dreams, hitting your mother in your sleep has a positive omen.
It has to do with having more independence and security to face the challenges that life will throw at you. It is also about having more emotional and psychological independence from those around you.
You are maturing and empowering yourself, shaping your character, and becoming more aware of your tastes and preferences. This will allow you to rely less on others and move forward safely in the direction you want for your life.
It can also imply that your relationship with your mother will undergo radical change, but always with positive overtones implying a more mature and healthy relationship than you previously had.
6. You are hitting a deceased person
In these dreams, your subconscious is telling you that the time has come to confront what is holding you back in your life.
It could be a person, a situation, or the limitations you impose on yourself as an excuse for not moving forward.
Remember that it is often a very specific situation that is difficult to identify at first. It is never easy to look inside ourselves and determine where we fall short. However, if you truly want to achieve all of your life’s objectives, you must go through this process.
In general, no great conquest occurs without first attempting to conquer oneself.
So, if you want to be successful in the workplace, family, love, or as a person, you must first analyze yourself and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Once you have identified them, do not be afraid to face and solve them to live a fuller waking life and enjoy the rewards life gives you.
As you can see, dreaming of hitting someone or being hit has nothing to do with an act of violence, but it does represent various desires, frustrations, or internal processes that we are going through and to which we must attend and find a solution.
We hope that this article has been helpful and we would love to know about your experiences with this type of dream, that way we can share and nurture ourselves with more information about the dream world.