What It Really Means When You Dream About An Explosion

When we fall asleep at night, our minds seem to enter a completely different world as dreams take us places we never expected to be. Of course, with dreams taking place during the deepest part of your sleep cycle — REM, or rapid eye movement sleep — we may not always remember them (via Verywell Mind). Even when we do remember them, they can seem vague, with bits and pieces missing as we try to figure out what our dreams might mean.

Dreams are a process of our subconscious, and while the Sleep Foundation explains that there is still very little consensus on why we dream, the brain building upon memories and filtering out unnecessary information might be two reasons. We also know that dreams are involuntary, can often invoke intense emotions, and that the real life moments we experience while we are awake can be incorporated into our dreams. Sometimes our dreams can even be quite frightening, with shocking events taking place, including explosions.

Dreaming about an explosion isn't always bad

When you dream about an explosion, you might wake up startled and wonder what horrible things might be coming your way, knowing that an explosion is dangerous and can often be deadly. However, dreaming about an explosion is not always a call for alarm.

There can be different reasons you dream about an explosion and one might be a positive reason. Perhaps you are ready for a big change in your life that might be coming, suggests Best Life. You also need to look at the specifics of the explosion in your dream to find its meaning.

"Whatever or whomever was hunted or destroyed will supply you with the meaning you should assign the symbol," dream expert Michael Lennox wrote in "Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream." "The area of life that is suggested by the target is the area of your life that needs a drastic change."

Other reasons you may be dreaming about an explosion

According to Dream Glossary, seeing an explosion in your dream may mean that progress in your life may be on the way. Perhaps it is signaling a new beginning when an opportunity you never expected suddenly presents itself. When you dream of hearing a new explosion without seeing one, it may mean that you're about to get some good news. You may even learn you're about to take the trip of a lifetime.

When you dream about causing an explosion, it could mean you are about to have some regrets over things you have done in life. However, when you dream of seeing an explosion far off in the distance, your mind might be reminding you of your own bad behavior. If the explosion in your dream scares you, just remember that it's a normal reaction to a frightening situation and you might be fearing for your loved ones (via Dream Glossary).