Interesting dream. And I'm sure it is pretty scary for you. In trying to interpret this I'm wondering if you have a history of having visions? And have any of them come true? And I'd also like to know if you have ever heard or seen ghosts prior to this happening? And lastly, do you have kids living with you now as part of your family?
I get visions periodically throughout the year (awake visions). I have started to take those more seriously since they almost always come true. I also get vivid dreams like yours that tend to either just be bad dreams or are hints or messages about what direction to take in my life (presumably from my guides). Because everyone is different, it is hard to tell if yours are like mine. But I will say that I had a very vivid dream a few weeks back where I saw North Korea getting nuked to smitherines. It was a very violent dream with people getting incinerated. I have since had a tough time finding meaning in that dream and just assumed it was my subconscious mind working out anxiety from the news of the day. Although, your dream sounds very similar except that you appear in the dream to be in part of a bombing area whereas in my dream I was more of an observer looking down on a city getting obliterated. I’m hoping @hermes and others see this post to hopefully give you a better dream interpretation.
Your dream was clearly disturbing and has stuck with you and worried you during awake time. But that said, I don’t think you hearing things is connected. Especially since you already see and hear ghosts on a regular basis. I hear voices and ghosts all the time as well. And my kids say they see ghost children of all ages around our house. We had a psychic tell us years ago that she thinks that they are attracted to the love and happiness in our home. But I think it is also pretty well known that ghosts are very attracted to empaths. I think it is possible that your gifts are strengthening and you are now hearing things that have always been around you. I would say don’t get too worried and maybe keep a journal of what you hear and see and that way you can note if there is a pattern. For example, a pattern for me is that I have discovered that when I am especially stressed and anxious, the ghost activity in my house multiplies. I have remedied this by grounding more often. It could be the same for you.
updated by @hop-daddy: 06/16/17 04:52:26PM
There is so much violence right now in the world, and countries on the brink of war, that it's hard to guess what you may have seen. Maybe you picked up on something that happened recently in a war torn place like Syria? Or maybe it was a dream of things to come? Or maybe it was just a dream with some sort of message for you? That's why keeping notes in a journal may help you decipher what is real and what is just a bad dream. In my case I typically have awake visions of a near future event. And I get a tingling sensation, and sound around me shuts off as if someone covered up my ears. And then I get a vision. That's how I know what's legit to take note of. Other times I get random thoughts that lead to lessor visions. And typically those for me are more hypothetical "what if this happened" rather than "this will happen" like I get when I get a full on vision. And then when I dream I normally either just get random dreams or I get a lesson or problem solved in my life via the dream. My dreams are less urgent so when I get a bad dream they usually don't materialize into anything in real life so I have learned to not stress about them. So in your case, try keeping written notes on your dreams and visions and then see if you can find a pattern on how you felt on the ones that later come true.
With ghosts I think it's just part of the reality of most empaths that we see, hear, and feel ghosts. It can be alarming at first. But then you realize that most are harmless and most are literally lost souls stuck in this world trying to figure out what happened and where to go. The ghosts of children are pretty common and are often the most confused. Many were too young in life to understand death and are not really aware that their reality is that they are dead. They just wander around looking for help. I believe as an empath we must give off a special aura to ghosts as they always seem to find us. Being an empath with respect to ghosts reminds me of the main character in the movie called "Ghost Town". A great movie btw. So as you accept your gift and perhaps embrace it, you may at some point in your life help some of these ghosts find the light and cross over. Quite a few empaths and mediums have taken that up as their mission in life.
If it helps you get it off your chest, feel free to share any stories of things that are weird or concerning you. Chances are someone here has gone through the same experience. You are very normal and not going crazy. I personally do not usually see ghosts head on. I only see them out of the corner of my eye or sometimes as a quick shadowy object that disappears in the blink of my eye. But, I do definitely hear them and feel them. I could write a book on all my ghost encounter stories. I've had ghosts call me by name. I've had some try to scare me and get me to leave. I've had ghosts that I can hear humming songs in another room. And I've even had a half dozen instances where ghosts would mimic the voice of my wife or kids when I am home alone. That was particularly creepy. And then I've had situations where I walk into a dark room in my house and its as if I walked into a meeting where 3-4 people are talking. And as soon as I enter they all get quiet. And like you I can hear voices talking that are real quiet that I can't quite make out what they are saying. I'm still working on trying to improve my clairaudience skills to better hear ghosts.
Do you use any protection crystals or anything to help you have a safe space? The reason I ask is that it can be overwhelming throughout the day and night to be contacted by spirits. With use of salt and protection crystals there are ways to control how often you are contacted.
I come from a pretty religious family as well and completely understand. Religion can often make people close minded. And that makes it very tough on you as you have this reality as an empath that you have to keep hidden from family. I have the same issues with my family where they do not know my empath secret. But yet they unknowingly are drawn to me for emotional healing.
If interested, there are some pretty attractive looking charm bracelets being sold on crystal healing websites and on Amazon that contain protection stones. That way you can get some crystal help and if your Mom asks about it you can just say you thought it was pretty and wanted to buy it.