Dreaming of demons can be a very frightening and scary experience! If you are having dreams about demons, it's important to understand what might be an underlying cause to the dream.
What Does a Demon Mean in a Dream?
Demons are most commonly described as evil entities that are thought to cause fear, misery, and guilt. Many people believe that a demon purposely intends to torment people for its own enjoyment.
Symbolic Meaning of Demons
In most cases, a dream of a demon is not necessarily a dream where an evil spirit is coming after you. For most people, seeing a demon in a dream is merely a manifestation of your own self trying to communicate an important message.
Conflict & Distress
Often times when we think of demons we picture a "good side" vs. a "bad side". The "good side" encourages us to do one thing, while the "bad side" encourages another.
Rarely do our conflicts and struggles in our daily lives have such a clear path for what to do. You might be conflicted over a decision and wrestling your logical side vs. what your heart wants to do.
Sometimes in life we are pressured to do the wrong thing. A friend might be pressuring you to take not tell a secret that is harming them, and you are conflicted. Do you stay loyal to your friend? Or do you tell their secret because ultimately it is what will be best for them and lead them to getting help?
When we dream of demons there are not usually clear answers for what we should do when faced with difficult situations. The only thing that stops a demon in its tracks is unconditional love, forgiveness, and acceptance - when we approach our problems with a higher mind of love, we can typically overcome any forces which do not act in love.
Addiction, Vices & Temptation
Demons are often used as a symbol for something which is troubling us or causing us great distress. A devil or demon may be associated with many vices and temptations.
Sometimes the biggest threats to our happiness and conscious our own inner conflicts and struggles. Many times we struggle with problems of addiction, temptation, and other conscious decisions that weigh heavy on our hearts.
Demons in dreams often indicate it is time for us to take some time to search deep down at what our own "inner demons" may be. It's not comfortable to look at your faults or weaknesses, but being able to look at these problems can help us to better understand what we should do to improve ourselves and our situation.
All of us are capable of radical self-change and improvement. Sometimes when you are the darkest place in life that is where the light becomes clear and you are able to reinvent yourself as a smarter, wiser, and more loving person ready to move forward from the past.
Example Demon Dream Interpretation
When dreaming about demons, it is important to remember that they are not real, but more of a way of your subconscious dealing with your own fears, worries, and concerns.
There may be things troubling you at home, especially if you are struggling with co-dependency or other problems.
If you dream of demons or other evil entities:
This is typically symbolic of guilt you are harboring over past actions that were dishonest or hurtful to others and serves as a call to change your behavior.
If you dream of being chased by a demon:
This could indicate that you are having fear or anxiety in some waking part of your life that relates to your past. Try to identify what event from your past could still be causing you upset and work to resolve it.
If you dream you are demon possessed:
When someone becomes demon possessed they loose all control over their words and actions. Their life is no longer their own but is lived by the demon within.
If you dream you are demon possessed this is a strong indicator that you are feeling helpless and out of control of your own ability to live your life.
If you dream of battling a demon:
If you are engaged in battle with a demon in your dream this suggests that you are taking steps to overcome some major challenge in your life, perhaps and addiction or a pattern of negative behavior.
If you dream of defeating a demon:
Dreaming of beating a demon means that you have overcome some great challenge that was causing you fear, upset or guilt in your waking life. You will notice in the days that follow that you feel stronger, freer and have more joy than prior to this dream.
Are Demons Real?
There is no way for us to prove whether demons are real or not real. However, it is very important to consider at what level a dream about a demon may be affecting you in your waking life.
If you believe that your dream was not really a dream and that demons are present and interfering with your life, it can be wise to talk to a doctor to rule out any potential underlying causes.
Many different medications or even medical conditions can produce illusions of a demonic presence. If a demon in a dream or other type of vision is urging you to hurt yourself or others, it is critical to seek help immediately. You can call a crisis hotline number.
It is also very possible for highly spiritual and intuitive people to be able to sense negative entities. If you are a highly spiritual and intuitive person who can sense a demon, you also have the wisdom to know how to cleanse and remove the entity from the energy around you.
Most of all, it is important to be able to recognize when a dream is just a dream or if it is an illusion or a symbol for an actual evil presence invading your life.
Have you recently dreamt of a demon? What do you think it means as it pertains to your life? Please share your experiences in the comment section below.