Dream meaning of punishment

To dream that you are punished signifies guilt or shame about your actions. You need to learn to forgive yourself. Are you punishing yourself?

To dream that you are punishing others signifies hidden resentment towards that person. Alternatively, they may represent aspects of your own personality that you fear or that you are trying to repress.

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Punishment in a dream reflects guilt or shame about some actions committed by the dreamer.
Even if the punishment is being inflicted upon someone else, the dreamer is most probably “feeling” the punishment as well.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

Often, this dream is provoked by feelings of guilt for something that has happened or something you have done. No matter if it is you who is punished or the one who punishes, it always reveals a sense of guilt, defeat, or resentment. You may also be punishing yourself. An individual that had traumatic experiences in childhood may constantly blame herself for her actions. In that case, the dreamer must liberate herself from the social or parental pressure that subjugates her.

Gypsy people believe that dreaming that you are punished reveals the guilt you feel for having neglected your personal relationships.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

If you dream of being punished, you already feel guilty about something. If you dream of being unjustly punished, you think others are judging you unfairly.

If you dream of punishing someone else and feeling justified, your righteous indignation at the behavior of someone else is frustrated, and your dream is giving you satisfaction.

If you dream of punishing someone else and feel guilty, you’ve treated someone too harshly, or fear that you have. Some nights it’s just hard to sleep.

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