Dreams are a valuable tool for us to become aware of what is happening in our spiritual reality.
Things that we ignore while we are awake show themselves to us with great clarity and power while our physical body sleeps, and our soul travels freely through the spiritual plane.
During dreams we can have contact with various elements that bring us deep spiritual messages that are very useful for our lives.
One of these elements that appears very frequently in people’s dreams is the German shepherd dog.
However, many people get confused when this animal appears in their dreams because they don’t know its meaning.
So, to dispel doubts once and for all, in this article we will explain everything about the spiritual meaning of dreaming about a German shepherd.
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What Does It Mean To Dream Of A German Shepherd?
The German shepherd is a dog of great elegance, obedience, strength, and activity. He commands respect and has as one of his greatest characteristics his unwavering loyalty.
Possessing an excellent sense of smell, it is a hunting and herding animal that is widely used by police and military forces around the world, and it is great to be used as a guard dog.
The courage of this animal is another point that should be noted and admired. It has great endurance, adaptability, and its temperament is ruled by balance.
All these characteristics are evoked during a dream about the German shepherd dog and serve as clues for us to discover what the specific meaning of the dream is.
However, whenever we analyze a dream we need to take into consideration the entire context of the dream experience and its elements.
Therefore, when dreaming of the German shepherd dog, try to remember the animal’s attitudes and behavior.
Pay attention to whether the dog was calm or whether it was barking, biting, fighting, chasing, or attacking.
This information is essential for you to get the best out of the meaning that we will give you throughout this article.
Dream Of A German Shepherd Guarding
On the negative side, if you dream of a German shepherd dog accompanying and protecting you, this may mean that there is certain insecurity and need to be protected in your subconscious.
On the positive side, to dream of a German shepherd protecting you means that you feel completely protected and safe at all times. Thus, this sense of security manifests itself in your dreams.
On the other hand, to dream of a German shepherd protecting you may be a spiritual message with the meaning that there are spiritual forces protecting you at all times.
These spiritual forces possess several characteristics of the German shepherd and are therefore symbolized in your dreams in the form of this animal.
In other words, you are being accompanied by beings who are extremely loyal, energetic, courageous, balanced, and committed to your well-being.
Dream Of Barking Or Attacking German Shepherd
To dream of a German shepherd barking or attacking means that there is an imposition being made upon your being. This imposition has a character of alertness symbolized by the barking and urgency symbolized by the ultimatum of aggression: either you react or you will be attacked.
Thus, your subconscious may be demanding that you develop the characteristics of the German Shepherd Dog.
In other words, it is a call for you to develop in yourself some more of the attributes of loyalty, courage, balance, energy, and strength.
This type of symbolism is very common at times when we are acting passively in front of life and are not strong enough to react.
In this type of dream, there is a component of violence. In other words, in order for you to develop these attributes, it will be necessary to act with a sudden strength and energy proportional to the challenge, destroying negative behavior patterns.
So if you are dreaming of a German shepherd barking or attacking, reflect on the way you have been facing life. See if you have been avoiding standing up for yourself, or if you have stopped being loyal, courageous, energetic, and responsible.
Dream Of A German Shepherd Playing
This type of German shepherd dream carries a message of lightness and relaxation. It evokes the need to let down your guard a little and avoid conflict by trying to have fun and open up emotionally.
Many people become extremely worried, closed off, and emotionally withdrawn because of the difficulties of life.
Thus, the lightness and the contact with the inner child end up disappearing, and the person becomes more unhappy and distant from the magic of life.
All of this creates a shadow that clouds the person’s vision, and he can get into an increasingly negative spiritual atmosphere that prevents him from connecting with his spiritual side.
In this type of dream, the German shepherd, who is an extremely strong and active animal, abandons for a while his mask of a tough guard dog and starts acting like a puppy having fun in an innocent way.
So allow yourself to have fun and connect more and more with your inner child. By doing so, you will have more lightness and strength to face life’s situations with a joyful and loving heart.
Dreams are very valuable for our spiritual growth. Dreams are glimpses into the reality of the spiritual life that we are all immersed in.
During dreams, we are free from the bonds of the gross, physical senses, and can be who we really are as spiritual beings.
So don’t neglect your dreams, and always be aware of their meanings. Also, try to meditate regularly on the meaning of your dreams, and do prayers and spiritual practices before going to sleep.
In this way, you will become increasingly aware of the beautiful spiritual being that you really are when you are not being oppressed by the illusion of matter.