The symbol of an injury in a dream is a manifestation of pain that you may be experiencing, or about to experience in your waking life.
It is not uncommon to dream of a broken leg when you are perfectly healthy, only to have an accident the next day in your waking life, despite how careful you might be.
However, an injury dream also points towards issues with self-esteem and self-confidence.
Dreaming About Having An Injury
If the injury is not one of a ‘psychic’ nature where you have an injury in real life or there is an injury on the way (in which case, be especially mindful in your waking life!) then this dream can point towards feelings of inadequacy about yourself.
Pay attention to where the injury is as this is a good clue indicating which area of yourself you may be struggling with on a mental and emotional level.
- If the injury is to the face, you may be concerned with how you look to the point it is to your detriment.
- If the injury is on the leg, you may be uncertain of your ‘footing’ and worried about whether you are making the right decisions in life; you may be overly anxious about what could go wrong, to the point where it paralyzes you from moving at all.
- If the injury is on your hands, you may be struggling with communicating with others, especially if you are a writer or writing is your craft. You may also struggle with writer’s block in your waking life.
Have you had this dream more than once? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.
Dreaming About Someone Else Having An Injury
If someone else in your dream suffers an injury or comes to you with an injury you may hear of them experiencing problems in their life, or they may come to you with a problem in the future.
An injury in someone else can often indicate that this person feels uncertain about how to proceed in some area of your life and they may be reaching out to you for help and guidance.
Dreaming About Inflicting An Injury On Someone
If you are the one inflicting injury in your dream, pay attention to who the person is that you are inflicting pain upon.
You may be hurting someone in your day to day life without even realizing it, and your dream is trying to suggest as much to you, as subtly as possible.
This dream can also indicate inflicting injury on yourself, especially if the person you are harming is a child who you don’t recognize. This could be a sign that you are hurting your inner child in some way and preventing your own growth.
Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.