When dreams focus on your abdomen, belly or stomach, they are referring to repressed feeling and emotions. The stomach is often seen as the center of emotions. This symbol may also have purely physiological origins if you have been experiencing constipation or indigestion. From a psychological point of view, seeing your abdomen in your dream may imply something in your real life that you ‘cannot stomach’ or have difficulties accepting, something you want to get out of your system.
If your abdomen is exposed, this signifies trust and vulnerability, and in women it may indicate a desire for motherhood.
If you are injured or shot in the stomach, this is about emotional hurt. Traditional folklore says that dreaming of your abdomen can foretell infidelity. A shriveled abdomen warns of lies, a swollen abdomen promises success. To see your navel in your dream represents your being and self. The dream may suggest that you need to find your center and middle ground.... The Element Encyclopedia
Gunshots in dreams indicate that you must remain alert. You have to be cautious because unforeseen circumstances can alter your current life.
If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are shot, and are feeling the sensations of dying, denotes that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of friends, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on.
To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In a sense, this image represents two different situations:
1. Out of the “starting gate” like a shot.
2. Fear of wars, as in Helmet, or more generally, fear of aggression. See Explosion, Lightning, Marksman / Hunter, Fireworks, Shooting.
In classical depth psychology, a sexual image: emission / ejaculation dream, sexual aggression. It can symbolize the aggressor as well as the victim. This aggression is not necessarily negative, because it can also express sexual freedom, reaching the goal (gratification, orgasm).
1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.
2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.
To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.
3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective spiritual tool, although it must be used with care.
If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. Consult the entries for explode / explosion, gun, victim, war and weapon for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be conscious of hearing a shot in dreams or of shooting someone highlights the need for a targeted release of energy, perhaps to clear the air or to achieve a particular end result. Being shot in a dream suggests that we may need to be aware of someone else’s ill feeling towards us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some way and need to be consciously pro-active in coming to terms with the fear that this brings.
The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a shot gun represent intimidation, force and that you perhaps feel backed into a corner. This dream could also signify that you feel forced to do the responsible thing, as in a “shot gun wedding”. See Gun.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To be shot: a traumatic injury to feelings, often out of parental or other close relationship. It need not be something dramatic like being assaulted, but can be a quiet injury like not bonding emotionally with parents. Someone, something else shot: still usually refers to dreamer. Dreamer shooting someone, something: anger, fear or defence against meeting feelings or insights; aggressive sexuality. Idioms: get shot of; shot across the bows, shot in the arm; all shot to pieces; shot in the dark. See example in abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants.
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Sling; Catapult) Bringing a slingshot before a sick person in a dream means transporting him to a new place, or it could mean his death and burial.
A slingshot in a dream also means removal of a guardian from his office, or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them.
If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft.
A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true.
If one carries a slingshot but adoes not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision + Depth Psychology: Using a slingshot: someone is planning a nasty- attack. Watching others use a slingshot: somebody is planning something treacherous, and your defenses are not what they should be.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see (or hold/use) a slingshot in your dream suggests a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. This dream may also represent a fear of sexuality.... My Dream Interpretation
As the biblical tale of David and Goliath shows, the slingshot is a symbol that the strength of the weak can conquer the powerful. This type of dream invites you to have more confidence in yourself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In a dream, the stomach represents the elements of property, family, secrets, one’s mate, prison, grave, health, sickness, friend, wayfarer, one’s religious life and nature of one’s devotion.
If in a dream one sees his stomach open, it means that his business may be temporarily put out of commission, or that he may lose any benefits he used to derive from it up to then.
The other aforementioned elements also may apply. Ifthe person in question is a pregnant woman, and if she sees her baby or any part of it comes out of her open stomach, this may mean that a jailed person in her family will be set free, or that the family graves will be desecrated, or that the body of someone in her family will be exhumed, thus uncovering its diseases and infestations, or it could mean that one’s personal life will become public knowledge. Ifone is actually complaining of such an illness, his dream means that he will find a cure for it. Ifone sees that he has no stomach in a dream, it means that he may lose a friend, or that his guardian may die shortly, or that he may become a religious, ascetic and devoted worshiper.
If one sees fire coming out of his stomach in a dream, it means that he will repent for stealing the properties of orphans. Ifone sees himselfcrawling on his stomach in a dream, it shows him being needy and striving to barely feed himself, or it may denote his materialistic character.
The stomach in a dream also represents the plains of a valley. It also can be interpreted as one’s tribal belonging or a branch of his lineage. Entering a stomach in a dream means travels, imprisonment, or returning home from one of the two.
If one sees himself inside the womb of his mother while he is traveling in a foreign land in a dream, it means that he will return to his motherland to die and be buried there.
(Also see Body’; Rumbling of one’s stomach)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of your own stomach implies that you will be facing transformations and alterations. Perhaps you are reluctant for these transformations to occur. It may also reflect your feelings of distaste towards someone or something.
The stomach is normally associated with our feelings.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a stomach signify your personal needs, hunger and gut instincts. This dream is showing you that you have the courage and the guts to follow your intuition. This dream also reflects how well you are assimilating or stomaching a new situation or perhaps digesting a new relationship. This dream is asking you to contemplate what you are truly hungry for. See Abdomen.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The solar plexus chakra, which rules your power center, is located in the abdomen. Therefore, a dream of pain in this region is probably due to the activation of this chakra - and therefore is a dream of contrary. Even though you’re feeling pain, the associated chakra activity is increasing your level of power - physical, mental and spiritual - and thus is a harbinger of success and good fortune lying ahead.
Dreaming of the actual organ of digestion is very likely a pun.
If in the dream you’re feeling sick at your stomach, look to other symbols in the dream to see what is going on in your life that you “can’t stomach.” If you dream of eating and feel that your stomach is full to bursting, perhaps you’ve been taking on more responsibilities than you should and need to delegate a few.
Dreaming of exposing your abdomen in any way, even if it only involves wearing a bikini, is a sign of treachery ahead. Be careful whom you confide in.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream about your stomach, or to dream of having a big belly, indicates that your are processing and integrating your ideas and feelings from the unconscious to the conscious level. Your dream may also be telling you to trust your gut feelings and intuitions.
If you dream about having a stomach ache, you are very frustrated with a relationship or situation - change is required.... My Dream Interpretation
In oneiric terms, dreaming of the stomach may have a physiological origin. Otherwise, this is often related to your refusal to “digest” the events that disturb you. The message of the dream is clear: you must take things more philosophically. (See EATING and HOUSE)
Symbolizes maternity and the need for care and protection. Dreaming that you have a swollen belly indicates that you are saturated by responsibilities.
If it hurts, it signifies that you are trying to evade a problem or situation that you believe has nothing to do with you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreaming of one’s stomach may indicate that the dreamer has lost his or her appetite for (“can no longer stomach”) a situation, relationship, or job.
The stomach also symbolizes the source of the feelings and the emotional power or capacity to meet or withstand a demand on the feelings (“need a strong stomach” to handle a situation or event).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: Dreaming about having stomach trouble: slow down, you need to “digest” old emotional problems. Don’t overreact to a certain situation. Having a stomachache is a warning: you are too materialistic and too focused on sex.
If you are actually suffering from stomach problems, you are in a weak position right now and might have to face losses.
Depth Psychology: The stomach represents your “emotional digestion” and the ability to “take in” new things and situations. Stomach problems in a dream are a warning about not overdoing it. What has spoiled your “dinner”? What is “irritating” your stomach?... Dreamers Dictionary
Symbol: The stomach usually symbolizes sensuality and sexual passion.
Vision: Seeing yourself with a round, fat belly means change for the better in your economic situation .
It is also a sign that your sexual desires are very strong. Dreaming about a flat or receding stomach: pay more attention to nutrition and your eating habits (you are not getting proper nourishment). Also, stop taking too many risks and chances right now.
Depth Psychology: In depth psychology, a belly or stomach is considered the “kitchen of the soul,” which means that belly-dreams always have something to do with the “digestion” of past emotional experiences—it is time to start “digesting” them. In other cases, it is a purely sexual symbol and refers to erotic passions.... Dreamers Dictionary