QUESTION - I consider myself to be a witch. I feel a connection to every living being/organism. I pride myself in believing in witches and witchcraft and believe there is magic all around us. I don’t, however, consider myself to be very knowledgeable on everything. I have questions and am always looking for an opinion on them. I’ve had, over the years, one particular dream that never seems to go away. It’s of being shot at, and 99% of the time it is being shot by my younger brother by 3 years. He looks me right in the face and shoots me. We’ve always had a argumentative relationship and truth be told I’ve always feared he was capable of doing something harmful out of anger. Now I don’t think he’d shoot someone, but I do notice he has dark tendencies and just a troubled kid. But these dreams, what could they mean? I have no idea when I think of them.
ANSWER - Dreams very rarely mean what we think they do and the meaning of dreams is a psychological issue, not a magical one. You could argue that your subconscious knows something you don't and is trying to warn you, which is a type of magic but that's not really important.
I can't give you an extensive answer as i don't know you but in my experience, a dream like this usually points to our own distrust of those we're close to. Is there someone in your family or your close circle whom you should be able to trust but just don't? Chances are it's not your brother at all, yet he is the dream's personification of that person. It could also be that it is yourself you are having the issues with and your brother is holding the gun to that part of you that "he" feels is damaging you?
With dreams, it's always better to look internally, rather than externally, for the answers.
My advice would be to get yourself into a meditation routine and meditate on the issue. Tarot cards are a good way to do this and art therapy is another.
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