To dream of devastation may reflect feelings about being powerless to stop something terrible in your life from happening. Feeling that you wasted your time caring about something. Feeling overwhelmed by powerful feelings of loss or failure. Alternatively, in a dream may be a sign that you are too emotionally involved in other people’s problems.
Example: A woman dreamed of feeling emotionally . In waking life she felt overwhelmed by the death of a baby in the intensive care unit she worked in as a nurse. The baby had serious brain problems and was on life support. The parents decided to end life support for the child.