Aside from doing what you can to learn about their symbolic purpose, you can also use shooting dreams to develop a mental resistance to horrifying scenes. At the very least, if you are ever involved in an earthquake, or some other crisis, being able to shift away from distressful thoughts will enable you to take helpful actions. In fact, if you dream of a shooting, but manage to avoid it, or find your way to safety, you can even consider the dream space as a way to liberate yourself from paralysis during times of crisis.
General Dream Meaning: Getting Shot
Interestingly enough, a dream of being shot depends heavily on the equipment being used to do the shooting. This can be as innocent (or dangerous) as a camera, a needle, or a gun. If you dream of your picture, or mug shot being taken, it may indicate that you have to take responsibility for something that you have been trying to hide. By contrast, if you have or see a camera, it may mean that you are trying to avoid living in the present. If the camera is also broken, then you may be refusing to see something important.
Individuals that dream of being forcibly injected, or shot with needles may be an indicator that you are concerned about peer pressure. This may include resenting various social constraints that prevent you from carrying out various plans. That said, if you receive a medicinal shot, it may mean that something will come into your life that will lead to spiritual or emotional development.
If you dream of being shot with a gun, or of shooting a stranger, it can easily mean that you are trying to get rid of some aspect of yourself, or that you do not like or accept some elements of your persona. On the other hand, if you dream of shooting someone that you know, it may also mean that you have some serious resentment toward that person, or the elements within them that remind you of your own worst traits.
How Dream Symbol Getting Shot May Fit in Your Life
While dreaming of a shooting is often based in aggression and anger, you should not automatically think that these feelings are negative. Among other things, sometimes you really and truly need to get angry in order to change things that cause you, or others harm. In a sense, the presence of this kind of anger in a dream can indicate that you have unchanneled energy that can be redirected into some type of useful goal. That said, you should never let the presence of anger, or its release create a situation where you simply fritter your energies away on useless actions. Fortunately, if you dream of shooting something, you can interpret that as aligning with your goal.
A Sample Dream, Getting Shot Dream Interpretation
Consider a dream where you are in a medical clinic, and awaiting to receive some kind of vaccination. While you are standing in line, you hear a horrible story about how someone's relative died from the shot you are about to receive. Even though you begin to feel nervous, you enter the examining room when your name is called. As the doctor administers the injection, you begin to feel nervous, and feel like you are dying. Suddenly, you sense a strange presence in the room, and literally see your life passing before your eyes. A loud, booming voice tells you that it is not your time yet. You awaken from the dream feeling frightened and as if you lost something special.
Since this dream focuses on a medical injection, you can begin your dream interpretation by concluding the dream is about an opportunity to develop a new emotional or spiritual understanding. If you do some research, you will find that both kinds of experiences can be filled with difficult and dangerous trials. No matter whether you feel things more strongly, or wind up fighting mental demons, your life will never be the same. Unfortunately, the rebirth you are trying to achieve may not manifest, since you are told to go back to where you started from.