To dream of committing murder represents your motivation to make absolutely sure you never think a certain way ever again. Making sure change occurs no matter the costs, how ugly a situation gets, or how dangerous it feels. Putting an end to a habit, thinking pattern, or situation for good. An intentional ending to a relationship. Showing the courage to stand up to something difficult. Bravely overcoming a powerful fear. Getting revenge on someone, feeling hatred, resisting problems that you feel are unacceptable. Guilty feelings or awareness of yourself having destroyed something or ruined someone's life.
Murder in a dream can also represent resentment you have or that you feel towards you from others. Friends that are jealous or people that like watching you lose.
Negatively, murdering someone in a dream may reflect situations where you are experiencing intense jealousy. Killing off someone else's happiness, success, or power. Feelings about family members you don't like seeming to purposely enjoy making you unhappy.
People who are giving up addictions or bad habits commonly dream of murder.
To dream that you are murdered represents powerful negative feelings about failure or unpleasant change you couldn't stop. Fearing scary consequences. Experiencing failure or feeling that someone likes to see you fail. Feeling that a person has purposely ruined you or tried to stop you from winning. Feeling that someone has intentionally tried to embarrass you or destroy your reputation for good. Being murdered may also reflect a problem that you may be having trouble getting over. Feeling that your addictions or cravings are too hard to resist. Fearing that someone will react badly. Feeling that someone has destroyed some area of your life. Alternatively, being murdered by represent a problem situation that cut you off or overpowered you in some way.
Dreaming about being murdered is common for people experiencing depression.
To dream of attempted murder represents you or someone else that has tried to permanently cancel or fail something. It may also reflect a failed attempt to embarrass someone. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings that someone is out to get you, but doesn't have the power or resources to carry it out. You or someone else that has risked everything to eliminate something and failed at it.
To dream of murdering an entire family represents feelings about an entire area of your life being completely failed. Feeling that someone has intentionally tried to ensure that you never do something ever again. Feeling that someone has intentionally tried to make sure you don't enjoy something ever again. Feeling that you are intentionally left abandoned or alone. Feeling that enemies have cut off all your assistance or alternative options. Feeling that you never get to do something ever again no matter what. Feeling that there is nothing left to protect you or support you.
Woman who fear their abusive their abusive ex-boyfriends or ex-husbands often dream of being murdered or seeing people murdered.
Example: A young man dreamed of confidently murdering a terrible person he knew in elementary school who used to pick on him and call him a "faggot" everyday. In waking life the young man lost his virginity after being very insecure about girls.
Example 2: A woman had recurring nightmares of being murdered. In waking life she feared being severely beaten by her abusive husband.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of murdering someone. In waking life she had broke up with her boyfriend after having carefully planned it. She felt that she had to be coldhearted about the breakup to make it work.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of a murderer killing lots of people. In waking life a number of her friends had coincidentally died at the same time. The murder may have reflected her feelings about god choosing to make all her friends die.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of seeing people being murdered. In waking life she feared her abusive ex-husband showing up at her house to kill her and her new husband. This ex-husband had previously made threats to kill her.
Example 6: A former friend of O.J. Simpson confessed to the jury during his trial that Simpson had confided in him that he had dreamed of killing Nicole Simpson. In this case the dream could have reflected his guilt for the murder or his fear of facing the reality of the consequences of his actions. Alternatively, if he was not guilty the dream could have reflected his preoccupation with believing that divorcing Nicole and not being a better husband made him responsible for her death because her life would have been different allowing her to avoid being murdered.