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Rape.

When you dream of rape, this can be a reaction to your own past trauma that was either sexual abuse or molestation.

If you have had a past experience of abuse or trauma, then the reliving of this event in your own dream can be a way that your mind is trying to work out what you have been put through.

  

Assuming that you have not had any kind of abuse or have been raped, then the dream of rape can actually mean many things, ranging from a desire to lose control, taboo thoughts, or even an unconscious desire to be violated. To dream that you have been raped, suggests a sadistic expression of sexual desire. You should not feel guilty or disturbed by these dreams as the dream does not always have a negative connotation. Understand that, these types of dreams can be quite powerful and moving though, and often they cause a visceral reaction once you wake up.

In this dream you may have...

  • Witnessed someone being raped.
  • Raped someone.
  • Been a victim to rape.
  • Heard about a rape circle or rapist on the loose.
  • Been afraid of being raped.
  • Felt like you deserved to be raped or like you were asking to be raped.
  • Wanted to be raped.
  • Threatened or were threatened with rape.
  • Recovered from rape.
  • Talked about rape.
  • Felt powerless in a sexual situation.
  • Been sexually frustrated. 

Positive changes are afoot if…

  • You survived rape.
  • You saved someone from being raped.
  • You raped someone who was willing (which is not rape but rather, rape re-enactment).

Detailed dream meaning...

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It’s normal to be freaked out by a dream of rape, but believe it or not these kinds of dreams are more common that you might thing. The psyche often has to work on issues of power and control and when there is a situation in your waking world which needs immediate resolve. Sometimes you will get a powerful message through your dream. When you dream of being raped this is a call to you that you are having control taken from you and now is the time to fight back. If you are dealing with a legal battle such as custody or divorce or feeling like you are being gravely taken advantage of then this is not a time to try and play nice. Now is the time to act and demand that your personal needs are met and that you will be given what you deserve. This kind of dream indicates that you need to gain the control in the situation back before you are screwed, literally.

If you are the rapist in a dream, then this is a desire for more control as well. Your mind is acting out you taking control in a form of power and dominance. Of course, this doesn’t mean you need to go around raping people in real life, but you should consider ways in which you should be more assertive, confident, or willful.

Saving someone or helping someone after a rape is a good omen for your life. While the dream can be traumatic because you are witnessing someone being open or having to take charge to protect others, this is a sign of positive energy in your life. Often these kinds of dreams are about your own worries of other people, but they indicate that you have the strength to take care of what needs to be taken care of.

Sometimes rape dreams are a sign of pregnancy. Weird and crazy dreams are common during pregnancy and the mind tends to be overactive when there are a lot of hormones. Again, do not be concerned with these dreams, but consider what areas of your life need to be simplified so that you can cut down on stress.

If you were raped in a dream but you survived and fought back, consider ways where you are overcoming your own barriers in life. These kinds of dreams are perhaps the scariest because you feel like they are real and you experience the rape from beginning to end and it can feel as if you were really violated. Often there are ways in which you are being threatened or taken advantage of and you feel that perhaps you are making a big deal out of a situation. When you are reacting this way in your dreams chances are that your own fears about a person or situation are founded and you should keep up your guard.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life...

  • Feeling taken advantage of.
  • Having no power or control in your life.
  • Being concerned about your family or loved ones.
  • Letting go.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of rape… 
Terrified. Scared. Dominant. Powerful. Powerless. Used. Dirty. Deserving. Determined. Alarmed. Caution. Accusatory. Angry. Violated. Taken Advantage Of. Mean. Vigor.

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