Extreme suffering - spiritual, emotional or physical - may be perceived as having extinguished or sapped spiritual passion. Usually extinguishing suggests putting out a fire or a light, having the symbolism of smothering emotions or covering up deeper feelings. When we dream of extinguishing fire or light it is often worthwhile to look at how this is done. Dreaming of switching off a light suggests that we have cut off a source of energy, with the potential for it to be reinstated. For instance dousing a fire with a blanket suggests suppressing a powerful energy. You might like to consult the entries for Fire, Embers and Light for further clarification.