Dreams involving death

I had some interesting dreams last night.  In the first one, I was a
murderer.  I don’t think that it was premeditated murder, but I
definitely killed people.  I remember somewhat waking up after the
dream and thinking that I needed to think happier thoughts… I feel
back asleep and don’t think the killings kept occurring.  A quick look
to a dream dictionary
says that I have heavy stress causing me to lose my temper.  This is
very true as I noticed it while talking to a family member Friday

The other dream that I had was sort of a reoccurring dream.  The people
(as far as I can remember) and the place were all familiar.  The story
was somewhat different though.  Well, let me be a little more clear. 
The events that happen in the dream were the same, but my choices and
the end result of the dream were different.  The setting of this dream
is in a rural community in a warm climate.  I keep thinking of a small
village in New Mexico or Arizona.  From what I can remember, I was a
spectator of the dream, rather than a direct actor.  The dream reminded
me of a choose your own adventure type of a setting.

Anyway, the main portion of the dream takes place in a deli or butchers
place of business.  The main character of the dream is sitting at a
table with a bottle full of fluid.  There are about 5 people
sitting/standing around various places in the room and it seems that
everyone in the room is aware of the importance of the bottle.  The
main character hands the bottle over to two people (who I got the
feeling were aliens).  The aliens proceed to open the bottle (an
intricate procedure)… this is where the story diverges from the
previous time that I observed it.  This time, I noticed that everyone,
except for the aliens, had taken a hiding place.  It’s important to
mention that the hiding places were very well protected, like a cast
iron bathroom tub.  Once the aliens opened the bottle, a bomb
exploded… I would characterize the bomb as a radiation bomb, rather
than an explosive bomb.  That is, it didn’t destroy anything physically
but it did instantly kill the two aliens and any other human/alien
being, who wasn’t protected, for miles around.

In the aftermath of the explosion, the people who were hiding in the
shop, came out.  They had a sense of relief about them and the
ended with the main character driving away.  Now the other part of
dream that was different than the first time I had it was that while
the main character is driving away, he comes to a fork in the
road.  Rather than turning right and seeing further carnage from
the explosion, he turned left
towards green fields/valleys and the unknown.

So while both of these dreams dealt with death, I feel that the second
dream was not nearly as dark as the first one.  Apparently I need to
relax a little more and deal with the stress that has been building
up.  I also find it curious that I was aware that I had the dream
before, while I was having the dream.  I was aware of my previous
decisions and decided to observe/change things.  I’m not sure how
accurate the dream dictionaries are, but I find them interesting never
the less.  Just using some key objects/events from the dreams and how I
interpret them:

Alien – Seeing aliens may represent an encounter with an unfamiliar or neglected aspect of your own self.
– The bomb could represent repressed desires and unexpressed emotions
that are likely to explode or burst if not dealt with soon
Death – The death of a stranger can be the development or transition of different aspects of the self.
Fork in the Road – Represents an important decision that you need to make.
Kill – Forewarns that heavy stress may cause you to lose your temper and self-control.
– Green signifies a positive change, good health, growth, healing,
hope, vigor, vitality, peace, and serenity. Green is also symbolic of
your strive to gain recognition and establish your independence.
Green Field – Great abundance, freedom, and happiness. You may also be going through a period of personal growth.