Dream interpretation of electric shock (updated)

Dream interpretation of electric shock.

Foreword
What is the meaning of dreaming of an electric shock? In general, what is the meaning of dreaming of a dream symbol/ imagery? Are there specific meanings attached to each dream symbol? How can I learn to interpret my own dreams?

You can follow a guide, which tells you the common associative meanings attached to a certain dream symbol. There are no “original interpretations” for generic dream symbols. I don’t claim to have created interpretations. I have stressed how dream interpretations take on the meanings of the symbol/ imagery. Where there is more than one meaning, which interpretation should you take to decipher your dream? Common sense, knowledge, experience, culture, associated connotations, relation to personal context and gut feel are factors which help you know which interpretation best suits your context.

This booklet attempts to explore a specific dream symbol, the electric shock, and how its associated interpretations are related to different stations in life. You have to decide which dream interpretation is closest to your context and take that.

The reader is responsible for their use of this self-directed literature. This booklet is not intended to replace psychological intervention/ therapy. The reader should seek professional help for their serious personal concerns.

More information in the book Dream Interpretation of Electric Shock.

What’s in the book? Here are some of the contents:

What is the meaning of dreaming of an electric shock?

Who might see dream imagery of an electric shock?

What dream imagery of electric shock may appear in dreams?

Where is the electric shock coming from in the dream?

Why do some people get electrocuted in the dream, while others escape harm?

Shocked by electrical appliance in the dream

Electric shock from humans

Physical electric shock that harms

EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET ELECTRIC SHOCK IN REAL LIFE

Real situation of electric shock (General information)

Damages caused by electric shock of varying voltage:

Physical implications of dreaming of electric shock –

Electric shock from lightning –

The negative dream interpretation of the electric shock dream symbol –

What does it mean to dream of electricity that wants to shock me?

What can we do if we get an electric shock in a dream?

Meanings of dreaming someone was electrocuted:

In your dream, were you the receiver or electric shock, or were you the giver of electric shock to another person?

Dream meaning of electricity (electric) light on my head

Spiritual meaning of electrical shock –

Dream imagery of electric shock associated with medical treatment in hospital:

Dream interpretation of electric shock –
The Conclusion:

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True dream of electric shock:
One night, I dreamed I suffered a zap of electric current. It struck me suddenly and took me by surprise. I couldn’t move. I was helpless. This was so disturbing that I woke up. I looked at my clock beside my bed. It showed 5 am. I got up from bed as it was e for me to wake up and start my day.

That day and many days thereafter, I watched for signs. I was cautious when using equipment that required electricity.

Nothing happened.

What if I explored the latent meaning of the electric shock as a dream symbol? I experienced many downs and ups. I lost count. Slowly, I forgot the significance of dreaming of an electric shock.

Several years later, I had a close encounter with electricity leakage. I was a walking on the road when I had to use a traffic light crossing. I pressed the button to activate the crossing. My finger … A pain that was out of this world gripped my finger. It felt a bit like a joint was cracking up against its will. Like my finger was paralyzed because I used it to depress the button. Initially I blamed sudden arthritis of rheumatism. I flexed my fingers and hand. They felt all right. Then on second thought, I wondered if the jolt of pain was due to an electric shock from the traffic light pole. I crossed the road when the light turned green in my favor. I kept flexing and contracting my fingers on my affected hand. I half expected some pain in a joint to make itself known. Nothing. I concluded the zap was an electric shock.

Years had passed between seeing the dream imagery of an electric shock, and experiencing it for real in my life. I think the dream had no bearing to the real event. It was just a dream. Not all dreams pan out to be premonitions of future events.

Electric iron leaking current giving electric shock – dreaming of electric shock.

I used to live in an old rental apartment. Its electrical wiring was around 50 years old. The fuse boxes were not good. When I used my iron, i suffered a small electric shock. The electrical power of the whole apartment went out because the circuit breaker was tripped. I turned it back on. I tried to turn on my iron again. It had stopped working.

I asked my electrician for his opinion and he said to throw away the iron and replace it. The appliance that caused the outage should not be used. I bought a cheap, new iron and used it several times, until I experienced the same problem again. In total, I threw away two irons. It was a coincidence that my lease expired and I shifted to a another apartment that was considerably less ancient, with better electrical wiring. I could use my iron again.

Next story here – The man who invented his method of avoiding getting an electric shock/ electrocution. Its very simple. A improvisation method.

Everyone carries a pack of pocket tissue with them everywhere they go, when they are outside home. Right? One of my former neighbors uses a simple hack with tissue paper, to prevent getting an electric shock from faulty electrical equipment. He grips a piece of tissue paper in his hand and uses this like an insulation, to touch the switch of the electrical appliance like an elevator’s button, or a switch of an electrical equipment. The dry paper is an insulation.

What’s the meaning of dreaming your mother was shocked by electricity?
This dream imagery may have a different latent meaning. Your mother is a figure of authority. If she was seen being shocked, it means she did not expect a certain type of news/ information related to her family. The impact of bad news, or shocking news, would be similar to a bolt of electricity hitting the person. If you dream of such an image, you can understand this by reflecting on what could cause a shock to your mother. The event could be something she didn’t expect. This dream symbol is like a threat simulation, to tell you that the older adult can be surprised by some news/ event. This dream serves to prepare you to relay information slowly or in a more acceptable manner.

Shocked by electrical appliance in the dream
In your waking life (Daytime), did you face a situation where you discovered an electrical appliance was faulty? Or maybe a piece of electrical wiring was leaking electric current? You should replace this electrical appliance. The nagging issue has triggered a dream in your sleep, to continue the theme of telling you to be aware of safety. The dream about a faulty electrical appliance leaking electricity, is a simulation of a threatening situation. You should pay attention to this dream. Spend some money to replace the faulty electrical appliance. If you can’t buy a substitute appliance now, save money to purchase one in the future. In the meantime, try to avoid using that piece of faulty appliance. Try to see if you can borrow one, or buy a second hand appliance which is cheaper. Your safety is a priority for your protection, and the well being of your family.

Thank you.

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Dream Interpretation of Electric Shock:

Meaning of dreaming of Electric Shock

By Cai, Doctor of Psychology.

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Dedication

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Foreword

What is the meaning of dreaming of an electric shock? In general, what is the meaning of dreaming of a dream symbol/ imagery? Are there specific meanings attached to each dream symbol? How can I learn to interpret my own dreams?

You can follow a guide, which tells you the common associative meanings attached to a certain dream symbol. There are no “original interpretations” for generic dream symbols. I don’t claim to have created interpretations. I have stressed how dream interpretations take on the meanings of the symbol/ imagery. Where there is more than one meaning, which interpretation should you take to decipher your dream? Common sense, knowledge, experience, culture, associated connotations, relation to personal context and gut feel are factors which help you know which interpretation best suits your context.

This booklet attempts to explore a specific dream symbol, the electric shock, and how its associated interpretations are related to different stations in life. You have to decide which dream interpretation is closest to your context and take that.

The reader is responsible for their use of this self-directed literature. This booklet is not intended to replace psychological intervention/ therapy. The reader should seek professional help for their serious personal concerns.

What is the meaning of dreaming of an electric shock?

Dreams continue themes in your waking reality. In the day, whatever themes you experience, are stimulants that make imprints in your brain. At night, when you’re asleep, your brain may be inclined to activate the recent memories to replay the theme/s. For instance, if you had faced an electric shock during your day, then at night, there’s a strong possibility you might dream of an electric shock, or closely related theme.

Who might see dream imagery of an electric shock?

Someone who works closely with electricity during the day, may see dream imagery or symbols of this theme. Dreams continue themes encountered during the day.

What dream imagery of electric shock may appear in dreams?

Dream imagery and symbols are representations of how the theme appears to you. You may dream of a physical electric shock, like the manner an electric shock appears. Or you may dream of a literal electric shock, like a dramatic surprise.

Where is the electric shock coming from in the dream?

In a dream, waking life logic and reason does not apply. The source that we associate with giving out electric shock, may not be the same in a dream. For example, in waking reality, we know and experience electric shocks coming from faulty electrical equipment, faulty wiring, lightning, leakage of electricity and attraction of electric current. In the world of dreams, logic and reason do not apply. This means that in a dream, any object or person may be portrayed as a source of electric shock.

Why do some people get electrocuted in the dream, while others escape harm?

Why do you see one person getting an electric shock and other people not getting electrocuted in the dream? Is it because the victim touched a source of electric current while other people did not? Sometimes, logic and reason do apply in dream world. You, as the dreamer, need to reflect on why a specific person receives an electric shock, while others are not electrocuted.

Electric shock from humans
There could be a surprise from humans, situation, or event that supplies this “electric shock”. Look for expected trouble. Expect or anticipate opposition and resistance, which is the source of shock in a metaphorical appearance.

Physical electric shock that harms
On a practical note, we should be extra alert whenever we step outside our home. Awareness of our surroundings will inform us of situations where there are threats. We will have some time to think on our feet to fight or take flight to escape the harm.

An electric shock is a freak incident. It rarely happens unless the electrical equipment and/or wiring has been faulty and nothing was done to rectify this. An electric shock symbolizes a sudden, unexpected and rare event. If it is compared to waking life, it can be translated to represent something that occurs suddenly/ unexpectedly/ infatuation/ in good luck/ or a disaster. The shock means that probably is an element of fear.

If you think your dream of getting electrocuted is a warning to you of possible real, waking life threat, you should take precautions. Identify situations where electric shocks can happen. Then rectify the situations by getting electrical equipment checked.

EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET ELECTRIC SHOCK IN REAL LIFE

1) Faulty electrical appliances.

2) Faulty electrical wiring.

3) Live power cables.

4) Electrical appliance used in near contact with water (moisture).

If you think your dream of getting an electric shock is a warning of a potential threat of that nature, you should look around your home, office and recreation environments and identify sources of potential electric shocks. You would be considering steps to protect yourself against suffering electric shocks.

In the event that you can’t protect yourself from getting an electric shock, you should arm yourself with knowledge, to enable yourself to manage and deal with the situation. One of the ways is to know what happens when you suffer from a sudden electric shock. Please seek medical attention for injuries. If you are a witness to someone who you think may have suffered an electric shock, try to help the victim while remembering important precautions to avoid getting electrocuted yourself.

Real situation of electric shock (General information)

If you see someone unconscious or immobile near electrical wiring or electrical appliance, you should suspect the person had an electric shock. You should protect yourself. Don’t touch the person or remove any electrical objects with your hands. Try to locate the main electric switchboard and turn off the power.

If you have rubber gloves, put them on. Find a wooden stick or short wooden object which you can hold to use as leverage to shift the electrical wiring or electric appliances away from the victim’s body. Don’t touch any electrical wire or appliance with your bare hands. Make sure the victim is not in contact with any electrical objects. You should not touch the victim with bare hands. If you don’t have rubber/ plastic gloves, use a large piece of cloth to touch them if you have to.

If victim is conscious, ask this person if they can see and hear you. If the electric shock was not serious, you still need to check on their condition for the next few hours. The victim requires emergency medical attention if they show symptoms of:

1) Breathing irregularities
2) Irregular heart beat
3) Muscle pain or involuntary muscle movements
4) Confusion
5) Seizure
6) Losing consciousness.

If you see the victim being unconscious with an electrical appliance or wiring nearby, you should use a non-conductor of electricity like a wooden stick or large plastic object, to shift the electrical object away from the person. Be very careful that you don’t get into contact with the source of electricity because you might also get an electric shock. Then, check the victim for pulse. If victim does not breath, nor has a pulse, then you should apply C.P.R. You should call for an ambulance. In the meantime, continue CPR and check for response.

Certain physiological conditions can cause feelings of electric shock. The sufferer needs to seek medical attention to address their specific needs.

Damages caused by electric shock of varying voltage:
Electric shock of low voltage causes these reactions –
1) Your body will jerk away from source of shock.
2) You will fall away from the source of electric shock.
3) You will drop your hand-held objects.

A stronger current of electricity causes –
(1) Pain/ discomfort,
(2) Muscle contractions,
(3) Inability to move away from source of shock.

What are the physical damages from suffering larger electric current shocks?

These are some possible physical damage to the body:
1. Tissue damage,
2. Cardiac arrest,
3. Electrocution death.

This is not a definitive guide on the medical issues that can be consequences of suffering electrocution. Please consult a medical doctor, visit your nearest hospital, or call your local number for emergency responders to assist you.

High voltage can jump through the air to contact with a person and give an electric shock. In real life, we should try to avoid walking close to sources of high electrical voltage like power lines and power generators.

When there are floods in the home and streets, precautions should be taken. In the house, the electrical supply should be turned off. This prevents leakage of electricity and electrification when water gets in contact with electric current outlets. The roads are lined with electrical power poles and wiring. Leakage of electricity is amplified in the presence of flood water.

Physical implications of dreaming of electric shock –
On the other hand, if you know that there is a faulty electrical appliance/ computer/ power outlet/ wiring that can emit an electric shock when you touch it, then your dream is a warning of the threat and danger of an electric shock from faulty equipment. You should make necessary measures like getting an electrician to check on the fault. If the equipment does not belong to you, notify the relevant owner/ authority, to do the steps to ensure safety for everyone concerned. If you know if a faulty piece of electrical appliance, remove it from use. Do the necessary to get it replaced. Your safety is more precious than the money which has to be spent to replace the affected equipment.

Dream imagery of an electric shock can be a warning of potential injury. The burn can symbolize a physical burn, or intangible emotional burn injury. Dream images of injury can be messages to tell you that in waking reality, you have been injured, or you have injured someone. The fact that you dreamed of the nature of injury being from an electric shock, says something. The injury is sudden, not obvious to others, and deeply searing. The implications resemble the nature of electric shock in reality. Anybody who unknowingly touches the victim, may also in turn, suffer a shock as electricity may be conducted to the other person.

Electric shock from lightning –
Lightning strikes at a target, like giving it an electric shock. And contrary to popular belief that lightning never strikes twice at the same target, this is false. Lightning, or electric shock, can strike twice at the same target.

The negative dream interpretation of the electric shock dream symbol –
If you dream of an electric shock, it could mean you should prepare yourself for a surprise/ trouble/ disaster. You can reflect on what is on-going in your life and how you can anticipate problems and prepare to face them. A dream image of an electric shock can mean that the end result of a event is coming. After the electric shock, the event reaches its finale and ends. If you have prepared for the shock, then it ends well, or ends without giving you more sudden troubles to handle.

In your brain, you’ve probably seen and heard stimuli that suggests a sudden turn of event, aka an electric shock that is coming. That is why in your dream, the image of electric shock is played. Your subconscious brain sends an alert, as a dream image.

What does it mean to dream of electricity that wants to shock me?

Electricity and electric current can cause physical damage and psychological trauma. Electric current can give a jolt, or burns. Maybe your brain knows that a certain electrical appliance or wiring is faulty. Your dream can be a warning of this threat. It serves to remind you to get something done, to rectify this danger.

What can we do if we get an electric shock in a dream?

1) Identify the source of electricity in your dream (danger in waking life).

2) Prepare to deal with the after-effects of the shock.

3) Prepare to minimize damage after the attack happens.

4) Make concrete preparations to leave the place of danger before the risks take effect.

What you decide to do depends on your decisions on how you would like to respond to the dream, which is likely to be a simulated threat to remind you of one in your waking life.

An electric shock dream imagery can be a jolt to wake up. Perhaps you were living life under a certain impression which may not be true. Maybe you were misled by someone who pretended to be your friend, but that person is not your true friend. This dream imagery of an electric shock may be your subconscious mind trying to wake you up, to realize the true nature of the situation.

Meanings of dreaming someone was electrocuted:

1) Someone was being “hazed” or harmed. This can be a warning. What do you know of that person that warrants punishment? Maybe that person is doing risky activities in work or leisure?

2) Someone is in contact with faulty electrical equipment. Do you know if they are using faulty appliances or etc?

In your dream, were you the receiver or electric shock, or were you the giver of electric shock to another person?

If you were the administrator of electric shocks, what motivated you? Were you instructed by a person of authority to flip the switch to administer a dose of electric shock to somebody? Were you a passive worker just obeying instructions? Where are your morals and ethics? Are you bound and gagged to blindly obey an authority, to give the electric shocks? The answers to these questions will tell you about yourself. If you were a blind follower of highly suspect practices, then this dream of giving electric shocks to another person, is a message to you. It is time to change. You have to figure out what are the changes you can make for yourself.

Milgram Electric Shock Experiment:
This was a study in psychology, using electric shock. The goal of this study was to show how a person chooses to obey the authority who instructed him, over their own conscience on harming a fellow human being. This experiment using electric shock was designed by Stanley Milgram, who was a psychologist working in Yale University, in the United States. He tested his hypothesis under controlled conditions. The participants in this experiment were told they were helping a student to learn, by giving him electric shocks, when he gave the wrong answers to questions. Participants in Milgram’s Electric Shock Experiment were not told that this was a study on obedience. People who had good behaviors, became bad, when they blindly obeyed instructions from the authority, to administer electric shocks. The participants ignored their personal conscience to stop harming the student.

If you had studied psychology and Milgram’s Electric Shock experiment, AND dreamed of getting an electric shock or shocks, then your dream has specific meanings for you. The dream interpretation follows the logic behind Milgram’s Experiment. In real life, you may be asked to obey an authority, even when the instruction does not agree with your personal ethics/ conscience. This awakens knowledge on your previous study on Milgram’s Electric Shock Experiment. This could be the reason why you dreamed of an electric shock, because in waking reality, you were asked to do something against your better judgement.

Dream meaning of electricity (electric) light on my head
What is the meaning of this dream, when manmade light is made to shine on your head. You need external help to light your way. You may be having problems coping alone. Try to seek help from others, who are able to shine a light for you and help you. You may be highlighted because of a reason and that is why a light is shining on your head.

You may dream of seeing a flash of lightning. Together with this dream imagery, you may or may not dream you had an electric shock accompanying this lightning. What is the meaning of dreaming of seeing lightning flash before your eyes? The flash of light is a bright spark and symbolizes good news. The power of nature can bring good into the life of a person. Nature can meet a person in their path and intervene with their destiny. In waking reality, lightning is dangerous and should be avoided.

Spiritual meaning of electrical shock –
You are given a rude awakening of an electric shock. Either something dangerous (like a risky activity) has backfired and harmed you a little, or this dream image is to remind you to be alert/ wake up/ change. Either way, you should reflect on what is wrong in your life, environment, behavior & etc. You should pay attention to your dream’s warning and change before the situation gets serious. On the spiritual level, if you interpret a dream of getting an electric shock, it means you may have impending bad news/ expectations. Conversely, you are highlighted to receive a surprising warning like an electric shock. Only you can interpret this dream symbol, and understand what needs attention to be addressed and changed.

Examples of places and faulty equipment which may give electric shock.

Examples of faulty electrical equipment:

  • Electrical home appliances like the iron, hair dryer & etc.
  • Worn electrical wires.

Examples of places that may render electric shocks:

  • Electric power supply outlet.
  • Using electrical appliances in the bathroom while in water.
  • Power lines hanging on power poles.

Dream imagery of electric shock associated with medical treatment in hospital:

If you had a dream of getting an electric shock, or receiving a series of electric shocks, then try to remember the environment in your dream. Were you in a hospital? Was it a hospital for psychiatric patients? Are you feeling stressed, or depressed? If you were feeling anxious, depressed, or disturbed, then this dream of electric shock is a message from your inner consciousness. It wants to tell you to seek attention and treatment for your mental disturbances. Perhaps you have some knowledge of ECT, which is a treatment for some patients with certain mental illnesses.

What is ECT?
Electric shock treatment for mental illnesses like depression, schizophrenia, mania, and etc, is called Electroconvulsive Therapy, or ECT.

Who gets this treatment?
Patients with certain mental illnesses.

Where is ECT done?
Electroconvulsive Therapy (electric shock therapy) is done in hospitals with psychiatric wards.

When is ECT done?
It is when small currents of electricity is applied to certain areas of the brain to jolt it.

Why do patients need this ECT?
When drugs (medication) are used but no substantial improvement is observed. The doctor in attendance may decide to use ECT.

Patients who have undergone ECT may remember details of the treatment. These memories may surface in dreams about getting electric shocks.

Dream interpretation of electric shock –

The Conclusion:
The meaning of dreaming of suffering an electric shock is of course, a threat and warning. An electric shock in symbolism warns you to be careful. Be mindful of your surroundings as you may not know what danger lurks around you. Nobody wants to get electrocuted, but it happens due to carelessness, or faulty electrical equipment. This symbol also implies that although you may suffer a shock, you will learn and be better able to cope with subsequent experiences.

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