Choking in a dream is a common dream vision. This dream is not to be neglected because it often reveals strong emotional drama unfolding inside you.
This dream could have many different meanings, but it is often a warning sign about issues we should deal with as soon as possible.
In some cases, people might not even be aware of the issues that are bothering them, and they could only be revealed by our subconscious alerts, often through our dreams.
Here are some of the most common meanings of a dream about being choked:
Fear and worries
A dream about being choked often reveals some fears and worries which might been bothering you lately.
If you’ve been having such dreams lately, it is wise to discover the roots of your fears or worries and try to deal with them.
Being overwhelmed with negativity
Dreams about being choked often reveal that you have been overwhelmed with negativity lately and you feel as if being choked by it.
It is possible that your subconscious is sending you these dreams to make you understand how unhappy you are and remind you that is time to get rid of the negative energy you have accumulated because it is harming you.
Feeling restricted by current life circumstances
In many cases, we happen to dream about being choked by someone during times when we feel burdened and restricted by some current life circumstances.
These circumstances might be our current marriage, friend or social circle, parents, spouses, children, our job, or financial situation, etc.
We might feel as if there’s nothing we can do to change these circumstances and that is why we might feel as if we are being choked by them.
Being busy and overwhelmed with many obligations
Usually, when we live a hectic and busy lifestyle our daily life often feels as we are being choked by duties.
Sometimes this emotional state is revealed to us through our dreams, when we dream that someone is choking us, and what is really choking us is our obligations; this is usually the way our subconscious is warning us to slow down and take time off to rest.
Blocking yourself with some actions or thoughts
In some cases, we tend to have some desires and goals, but they don’t seem to ever come to fruition, and we don’t know why.
In these cases, it often happens that we personally are blocking these desires and goals with our thoughts and actions and we do it unwillingly and unknowingly.
For example, we might be desiring to have something, but we act as if we don’t deserve it and/or we act as if we believe that we won’t ever get what we desire.
Such situations might symbolically reveal themselves through a dream of being choked, when in fact the thing that has been “choking” our progress are our own actions and beliefs.
Being in a bad position during sleep
We often might experience dreams about being choked if we are sleeping in some bad position where we actually feel choked by something (our blanket, for example).
In some cases, we might be overwhelmed with emotions towards someone or related to something and we feel that we cannot openly express them.
We might be suppressing these emotions and feeling as if being choked by them (the person choking us in our dreams is a symbolic representation of these emotions we have been suppressing).
Feeling pressured by someone or something
We could dream about being choked if we feel someone or something pressuring us.
We might feel pressured to do something or to refrain from doing something, and whichever the case is, we feel emotionally stressed and strangulated by this situation in our lives.
Having difficulty expressing your thoughts and feelings
In some case, we might be having a hard time telling people how we feel or what we think.
The reasons for that might be various, but this situation could often be the reason why we have such dreams.
We might have the desire to speak, but we cannot, and we feel choked by these unspoken words.
Having difficulty accepting some circumstances
Oftentimes, we experience some changes, or something happens that we cannot accept easily.
Although the circumstances cannot be changed, we seem to deny accepting them and adapting to the new situation.
That is why we feel suffocated and choked by what is going on.
The solution is to relax and accept our current reality; when we do that, we will immediately feel relieved.
Having difficulty making decision
In many cases we happen to have dreams about someone choking us during the process of making some important decision.
We have a problem deciding what to do, and we keep weighing the pros and cons, but we cannot seem to come to a satisfying solution.
The pressure we feel because of these difficulties often reveals itself in a form of a dream when we feel that someone is choking us.
In this case, the choker is our own inability to make a decision that will satisfy us.
Not being able to finish something you have started
A dream of being choked could appear during times when we feel overwhelmed and stressed by the many duties we need to perform or some project we have started, but we are aware that we won’t be able to finish it in time, or that we won’t be able to finish it at all.
This situation is very disturbing, and it often manifests as a dream where someone is trying to strangle us.
Not being able to show your true personality
In some cases, a dream about being choked is a result of not being able to demonstrate our true personality due to some circumstances.
The reasons why we need to restrict ourselves from behaving the way we feel could be various and could be related to a human factor or some other circumstances.
Maybe a person who has a dominating role in our life is burdening us with their demands or trying in to impose their opinion which we find suffocating, but because we respect that person, we are unable to react.
We might feel controlled and forced to do things we dislike, but due to the circumstances, we cannot do anything else but obey.
The situation we are in seems suffocating to us and is the cause of dreams where someone (often the person we feel controlled and restricted by) is choking us.
Having a problem confronting something or someone
Sometimes we tend to dream about being suffocated because we have some issues we are afraid dealing with.
Usually the issue we are afraid confronting appears in our dream as the person who is trying to choke us.
The solution is to find the courage and confidence to confront the person or the situation we fear or avoid confronting.
When we do that, we will immediately feel relieved and we will for sure stop having these dreams.
Being emotionally restricted and smothered
Although it is hard to believe, sometimes we might get emotionally smothered by someone.
In some cases, someone might be overwhelming us with their expressions of love and affection, and making us feel as we lack space to be on our own.
This person might be demanding and occupying all our time, which usually makes us feel as if our personal space is restricted and we almost feel smothered by their love.
Usually because we love that person very much and we fear not to offend them by telling them how we feel, we tend to keep quiet about.
Keeping quiet about things that bother us causes us to feel suffocated and is the cause of these dreams.
The solution is to speak openly with our partner and tell them how we feel.
These are only some of the explanations and meanings of your dreams about being choked.
It is essential not to overlook their importance and try to understand the message your subconscious is trying to convey to you by sending you such dreams.