Dreams of being chased are a natural response to stress. It could be events are catching up with you and you’re running to keep ahead of the game. • Or you’re running away from something literal in your life or perhaps an emotional or psychological issue. Revisit the dream and face what’s chasing you. • By accepting who you are, exactly as you are, right now will help you make real progress towards your future and relieve some of the stress.
Sometimes this dream can be literal and tell of a real pregnancy. But more generally if you dream of being pregnant it is to do with a creative idea or project that you are birthing. • Where you are in the pregnancy will give you clues as to your progress.
If you’ve just conceived then it’s a new idea.
If you’re heavily pregnant the idea or project is nearing completion and if you’re giving birth you’re about to manifest or deliver this creative idea to the world.
Vision: Dreaming about being wide awake: your unconscious is reminding you of a problem that you need to recognize before you miss the chance to solve it. Seeing a watchman: hurdles will complicate a big project. People are throwing obstacles in your way, but you will recognize the danger in time. See Police, Soldier.
Depth Psychology: Your conscience is watching over your behavior. Does secret guilt “keep you awake”? Should you be more alert to what you are about to do? Are you looking for protection? You will know which of the above applies to you!
Material aspects: Dreaming of being chased or of trying to escape is perhaps one of the most common dreams; usually we are trying to escape responsibility, our own sense of failure, fear or emotions we can’t handle.
Example: Three men with clubs were chasing me, but never actually caught me as I woke in terror. I was determined to tell myself it was only a dream, and the next night as they were chasing me I remembered it was only a dream and lost all fear—stopped running—turned to face them and said This is only a dream, you can’t hurt me.” As they came closer they faded into nothing and I never saw them again’ (Account of dreams when six years old. Mr C).
The example shows how we can be pursued by fears or emotions, and can either continue to avoid them or face them. We are, in a real sense, pursued by what we have created with our thoughts, emotions, action and inaction. What we are avoiding might be sexual feelings; responsibility; expressing what we really feel in public; our fear of death; sense of failure; guilt; emotional pain; grief, etc. We can never escape from ourself, so such feelings may pursue us through life unless we meet them.
Chased by opposite sex: afraid of love or sex, haunted by a past relationship. By animal: one’s passions; anger, natural feelings. By Thing or shadowy creature: usually past experience or trauma, a hurt from childhood. Chasing: something you are pursuing in life; something or someone you want; aggression. See follow.
The action of crushing anything in your dream indicates that you are under tension and/or pressure in regard to making an important decision. Be as independent as possible if you are sure you’re thinking along the right lines, but if you have any serious doubts then get professional advice rather than friendly opinions.
Emotional wounds that may lead to insecurity and fear. You are unable to evolve fully and have lost your balance. You are longing for your own needs to be fully revealed, and that would again make you beautiful. See Invalid, Cripple. This dream symbol may indicate fear of failure. It may also indicate that a possible failure (being deformed) can be prevented.
Divine beings visit your home: you will be rewarded with immense wealth and supreme success • You meet divine beings: great prosperity and abundant joy will be brought to your family • You talk to divine beings: you’ll fi
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments.
To be late for an examination or to be unable to take it suggests fears and doubts about our own competence. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions vary as to whether these were dreams or not.
Material aspects: Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational ones) is usually connected with self-criticism and the need for high achievement. We may be allowing others to set our standards of morality and success for us. Being examined by a doctor indicates concerns over our own health.
1- Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational ones) is usually connected with selfcriticism and the need for high achievement. We may be allowing others to set our standards of morality and success for us. Being examined by a doctor indicates concerns over our own health.
2- We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions van,- as to whether these were dreams or not.
3- There is a recognition of the need for Spiritual examination.
Self criticism or attempts to live up to moral or intellectual standards; habits of concern over accomplishments; worry about some coming test of self value, such as a new job or new sexual panner. Examined by doctor: concern over health; desire for attention. See test.
Vision: You are handcuffed: meeting a former lover makes you sad, but feelings of regrets are too late. Putting handcuffs on someone else: you can’t force love—it will only break your heart.
Depth Psychology: Shackles are sign of being captivated by illusionary love. Sometimes a dream about shackles or handcuffs indicates nervous tension, less often masochism or sadism. Who or what holds you in shacldes? From what shackles would you like to free yourself?
To see one of the children of Adam (uwbp) one does not recognize in the dream perhaps may represents oneself. Ifhe does good, then it represents one’s own deeds, and if does evil, the seer may pursue the same. Ifone recognizes such a being in the dream, it means that he will receive something from him. Ifone likes what he receives from him in the dream, it means that he will attain his personal goals. Ifhe receives a shirt in the dream, it means an appointment to a high ranking position.
If he receives a rope in the dream, it means an agreement, a commitment or a covenant.
If he takes money from him in the dream, it represents something he will lose and forgo in despair, or perhaps that a fight will take place between them. Each human being in a dream represents himself, his kind, look alike, someone by the same name, his town, or his craft.
If the person whom he recognizes in the dream holds an elevated rank, it means that he will lose it, and if he holds a lower rank, it means that he will be promoted. (Also see Man; Mankind)
Vision: Dreaming about being murdered: difficulties in the near future. Murdering someone else: watch out and don’t be careless, you could be the one who gets hurt. See Aggression.
If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.
A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.
Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.
The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.
Vision: Looking at a beautiful person: a special treat is in store for you. Seeing an ugly person: something ugly is going to happen. Dreaming about other people might mean that you ought to be less self-involved. Try to find company or make friends.
Depth Psychology: Seeing people in dreams means you should pay more attention to others and be less self-absorbed.
May symbolize restrictions and dependency in many forms. Usually, it expresses a need for more space and freedom, as in Crowds, Shackles, and Cage. You feel limited (often because of a relationship or situations at work) or awkward. In rare cases, it refers to a “blind spot” or a sore point you’re saddled with.
Freud dreamed in his youth about a prison in the shape of a Box, which to him was the symbol of a uterus.