Punish / Punishment, Dream Interpretation


The concept of divine retribution – that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves – suggests a judgemental god. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us. When in dreams we are punishing another, the inference is that we are standing in judgement over them.

Psychological / emotional perspective: When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve it we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty. Inflicting punishment suggests that we feel some aspect of our personality is out of alignment.

Material aspects: When a child recognizes that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished when there is no evidence of such. Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expect of ourselves and in many ways might be considered self-abuse.



Punish / Punishment | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Punish Punishment

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The concept of divine retribution – that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves – suggests a judgemental god. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us. When in dreams we are punishing another, the inference is that we are standing in judgement over them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve it we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty. Inflicting punishment suggests that we feel some aspect of our personality is out of alignment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When a child recognizes that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished when there is no evidence of such. Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expect of ourselves and in many ways might be considered self-abuse.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Literal, and given to avert the offense or violation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Cauterize; Seal)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Bad conscience and masochism. Moral problems, similar to Confession. It is also possible that you will be asked to consider taking responsibility for somebody, or that you need to forgive somebody.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a child recognises that he or she is not conforming to what is expected, the threat of punishment is often present. In later life, when there is fear of retribution from an external source, we will often dream of being punished.

Self-punishment occurs when we have not achieved the standards we expcct of ourselves.

2- When there is conflict in our lives, if we cannot resolve il we will often dream of being punished. This may be the only way out of our particular dilemma. We would rather suffer pain than resolve the difficulty.

3- The concept of Divine Retribution that is, being punished by a force greater than ourselves suggests a judgmental God. Spiritual punishment is much more, however, the idea of self-flagellation for not having achieved what is required of us.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Complete Dream Book

To dream of being punished for a misdeed is a portent of unhappiness.

If you are doing the punishing, the augury is a good one.... The Complete Dream Book

Mystic Dream Book

To dream of being Punished signifies an unexpected pleasure at hand.... Mystic Dream Book

Strangest Dream Explanations

See Prison an Jail/Jailer.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

Punishment in a dream is a fairly straight-forward symbol, signifying the dreamer has guilty feelings about something done in real life.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicts the internal pain, or fear of retribution, that occurs inside us due to conflict between our social training and internal drives.

The more rigidly moral we are, the more hell and punishment we dream about. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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