I've had alot of dreams where I was shot or stabbed. Sometimes I die and sometimes I don't. They used to be nightmares but these days,more often than not, it just seems like a normal dream. In one dream I was shot in the head and I became a ghost.
Interpretation: Death in dreams - often - does not mean death - it means birth. So my question to you is - during these times - were there family members who had babies? Now about the violence thing - it sounds as if you have some subconscious fears going on that you need to address - possibly from your childhood.
I also tend to have alot of deja vu and the older I get, the more I remember having the dream which caused it very clearly. Any ideas??
Deja vu is the act of time - connecting - with eternity. Often times - we experience this sensation - when our natural or earthy existence - has lined up (synchronized) - with spiritual truths (regarding our spiritual existence) - in the system of time!