What a strange and bizarre dream to dream of a headless body, or head without a body! Sometimes these dreams even seem more strange than disturbing, as if you are somehow separated from the feelings of this dream. Sometimes though these dreams are more horrifying, and may involve attacking, fighting or decapitation.
If there is someone headless in a dream that makes you feel a bit surreal, distanced, or separate, this could be a good indication this dream is showing you that your head and heart are not communicating properly. This might mean that your head is controlling your heart, or your heart is controlling your head. Try and see where in your life you feel disjointed from your feelings, where you may be trying to be too rational and not letting your emotions flow. This often happens when we are afraid of letting ourselves feel for fear of pain or humiliation. Or conversely, maybe your emotions are running over board and you need to stop and take a moment to think about things. Your dreams may be suggesting you pause and consider where your intense feelings may be taking you. Maybe you have been behaving so irrationally that you are “losing your head.” Dreams of a head separate from a body can be a signal your mind and soul are not in balance – one may be dominating the other.
If you feel disturbed or upset this dream may have a different meaning. Like attacking dreams, if you dream of decapitation, it could mean an area in your life where you feel vulnerable, criticised, or self critical. To dream of chopping off someone’s head, when you remember other people in your dreams are simply reflections of your self (see “Other People“, “Loved Ones” and “Baby Dreams“) may be an attack on some kind of belief you yourself hold. Is there somewhere in your life you feel you are getting “ahead of yourself”? Have you become so overly ambitious that you are sacrificing things that are really important to you? Maybe you are neglecting your health or those you care about in your efforts to “get ahead.”
The head is the top of our body, so in dreams it may be a symbol for the top or pinnacle of something you are striving towards. It may relate to a “head of state” or a “head of a company.” Ask yourself why this dream of being headless or decapitated has come up for you now – are there issues of dominance or ambition in your life? Are you unintentionally preventing yourself from reaching the success you wish for?
A dream of headless body, or dream of decapitation may be asking us where our in lives our emotions and logic are not in balance, and invite us to rejoin the areas of our life that seem separate or disjointed.