Failure To Rescue | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Failure Rescue

AIR-SEA RESCUE

(see also Sea) (1) The sea may represent your mother.

If you need to assert your independence from your mother, therefore, the dream may mean that rescue is at hand - rescue from the possessive psychological grip of your mother. See also Mother.

(2) The sea may represent the feminine in genera]. In this case your dream may be drawing your attention to (the need for) some remedy for an imbalance in your psyche caused, for example, by insufficient assertiveness. See also Woman; and see pages 46-49 on anima / animus.

(3) The sea may be a symbol of the unconscious. In this case, the aircraft in the dream may symbolize reason rescuing you from a hitherto uncontrolled sea of emotions - uncontrolled because unrecognized and repressed.

NB To be ‘rescued from the unconscious’ means only to put an end to a situation in which vour life is being determined and shaped by forces outside vour control (a situation symbolized bv drowning). It does not mean that the unconscious is itself a negative, harmful thing. On the contrary, it is vour unconscious that is telling vou - in the dream - that something has gone wrong in your life and what you must do to put vour house in order.

(4) For Jung the first stage of the individuation process is the establishing of the person’s individual ego-identity, and this involves a struggle of consciousness to lift itself out of the all-encompassing darkness of unconscious existence. See also Drowning.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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FAIL / FAILURE

When we have a sense of failure in dreams this may be highlighting depression or spiritual frustration. Such a feeling may indicate, before we are consciously aware of it, that we have not come up to our own expectations and feel we have let others down.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FAIL / FAILURE

Psychological / emotional perspective: The fear of failure is almost universally present in one form or another.

To dream of failure at least gives us the opportunity to face that fear in a manageable fashion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FAIL / FAILURE

Material aspects: Personal failure in a dream indicates a degree of competitiveness and will also highlight different ways of operating in everyday life. Failure in a dream is not necessarily personal. If, for instance, lights fail or refuse to work, we need to be aware of a lack of energy, power or enthusiasm around us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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FAILURE

For a lover, this is sometimes of contrary significance.

To dream that he fails in his suit, signifies that he only needs more masterfulness and energy in his daring, as he has already the love and esteem of his sweetheart.

(Contrary dreams are those in which the dreamer suffers fear, and not injury.) For a young woman to dream that her life is going to be a failure, denotes that she is not applying her opportunities to good advantage.

For a business man to dream that he has made a failure, forebodes loss and bad management, which should be corrected, or failure threatens to materialize in earnest. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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FAILURE

1. Reverse: success is at hand.

2. Anxiety over project or dilemma.

3. Review plans and activities for potential problems.

4. Feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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FAILURE

Dreaming of failure is associated with a fear of being inadequate and/or not having a winning personality.

To dream of failure in a business means you are letting fear cloud all your dealings and must change this or suffer a real loss in revenue.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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FAILURE

Example: I was in a race riding a horse but couldn’t get to the staning gate in time.

The others were way ahead of me jumping the fences. I couldn’t catch up, and one fence I came to grew to a huge height and was like a steel barrier. I couldn’t get over it and felt a failure’ (Ron S). Ron had not done well at school, had not taken any particular training, had no steady relationship or children. In his late 20s, Ron looked at his friends, married with families and steady jobs, and felt a failure. From the dream he realised he was viewing life as a competitive race to succeed. This was stopping him from fol­lowing his real interest, psychotherapy, which his family viewed as playing games. He could ride his horse into the fields and explore. He did, by going to Amenca, training, raising a family.

In general, failure indicates comparison; competitiveness; it sometimes depicts alternatives—failure is the alternative to success. So the failure might be ‘because’. See Is there a be­cause factor in the dream? in dream processing; falling. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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FAILURE

1- Failure in a dream may not necessarily be personal. If, for instance, lights fail or refuse to work, we may need to be aware of a lack of energy or power. Personal failure can indicate a degree of competitiveness or can offer alternatives in the way we need to act.

2- The fear of failure is an almost universal fear, and to dream of failure may give us the opportunity to face that fear in an acceptable way.

3- Depression or spiritual frustration.

The failure we may feel at the hands of a greater power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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FAILURE

A lover who dreams that he fails to win the consent of a girl to be his wife wili do well to pursue his suit with much more energy than heretofore, for if he does he will win her love and esteem.... The Complete Dream Book

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FAILURE

To fail in a dream is a sign that you will accomplish the end for which you are working.... The Complete Dream Book

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FAILURE

To dream of failure is a dream associated with fear of being inadequate and a fear of not having a winning personality.

To dream of failure in a business means you are letting fear cloud all your dealings and must change this or suffer a real loss in revenue.

A woman who dreams of failing in love will if she does not change some of the things she has been doing and become more self reliable.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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FAILURE

This is a dream of contrary, since if you Fail in any attempt in your dream, you will succeed in real life.... Mystic Dream Book

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FAILURE

See F and Fall.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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FAILURE

To dream about failure actually means that an upcoming project will go well.... My Dream Interpretation

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FAILURE

A dream of contrary.

Stick to it, you’ll succeed.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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FAILURE

Dreams of failing are common recurring dreams: failing an examination, getting your words wrong when making a speech in public, missing a train, etc.

Such dreams may stem from childhood fears of punishment / withdrawal of love and reflect a continuing self-programming for failure-anxiety.

If so, you need to distinguish two kinds of perfectionism: first, the sort that causes constant striving for unrealistic goals - this is a neurotic form of perfectionism; and secondly, aiming at being true to yourself, with a readiness to respond positively to inner promptings towards a fuller embodiment of your ideal self, but also with a readiness to accept and love yourself as you are. Your standards, like your clothes, should fit you.

Above all, do not allow yourself to be overwhelmed and crippled by past failures. Instead, stay in the present, and don’t accept a continual reiteration of ‘can’t5 from yourself: ‘can’t5 usually means ‘won’t5, and Svon’t5 comes from something in your unconscious that needs to be brought into your consciousness (see Childhood Recollections, sections (1) and (2)).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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FAILURE

Fear of failure can derive from your childhood, when you used to get scared of punishment or of being unloved by someone. In general, failure is a recurring theme in dreams and has different oneiric expressions. Sometimes we get stuck in what we do wrong instead of directing our life towards what we are capable of doing.

In the past, this dream had opposite meaning: it predicted success. Similarly, success in dreams predicted failure.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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FAILURE

Dreaming about failing, in school or in some task, may simply be an expression of anxiety (i.e., it is not a sign predicting that someone will fail). People who regularly dream of failing are often perfectionists.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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FAILURE

Failure themes can occur in dreams about missing trains, muddling words, losing a race or game, or failing an examination. Very often a sense of failure arises in a dream because you have been comparing yourself with someone or something else in some way. It is therefore helpful to consider exactly what comparisons mean or provide. You may also have been feeling some level of competitiveness. Alternatively, failure in dreams might not be interpreted as a lack of energy or power, if, for example, cars fail to start or lights fail to work. Fear of failure often originates in childhood and stems from fear of punishment by parents or carers or the withdrawal of love and this fear can linger into adulthood.

If your dreams often feature themes of failure or missed opportunities, instead of focusing on what is wrong with your life, try to lay more emphasis on what is right whilst ridding yourself of the negative ‘glass half empty’ perspective on life. Losing a race in your dream, especially if you were pipped at the post, indicates the frustration and sometimes humiliation of realizing the limits of your potential.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RESCUE

To dream of being rescued from any danger, denotes that you will be threatened with misfortune, and will escape with a slight loss.

To rescue others, foretells that you will be esteemed for your good deeds. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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RESCUE

Research type of rescue, i.E. God’s word is a life jacket to those drowning in sin, if they put it on... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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RESCUE

1. Helplessness, dependence on others for survival.

2. A close call, an avoided disaster.

3. Reverse: plans for recovery need to be reviewed for faults.

4. A need to remove oneself from a situation or relationship in waking life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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RESCUE

A dream forecasting a rise in the world, the possible establishment in some successful business (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

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RESCUE

Intervention in our life by someone else’s action or emotions; something which changes the situation one is in, or changes mood. Rescuing someone else, or animal: the effort we make, or what we have put into dealing with a relationship difficulty or an internal feeling state. Also can relate to one’s desire to do something admirable or noble, such as saving souls, helping someone in distress, and thus having power in life. Rescuing someone of opposite sex: breaking the bonds of emotion, sexuality or dependence which tie us to parents or others. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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RESCUE

1- Being rescued in dreams is a powerful image, since it leaves us indebted to our rescuer. Rescuing someone else often suggests that we wish to have a relationship with that person.

The knight rescuing the maiden signifies the idea of the untouched feminine being rescued from her own passion.

2- When we have put others in danger in dreams, we are required to rescue them. We are then able to show a degree of nobility and courage which engenders a feel-good factor and allows us to have power.

3- Spiritual rescue is generally acccptcd as relinquishment for iost souls’, whether they are this side of the veil or not.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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RESCUE

It is a portent of increasing good fortune to dream of rescuing someone from danger or death. It ta better luck if the person is of the opposite sex.... The Complete Dream Book

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RESCUE

To be Rescued is not a good sign, especially from drowning. Avoid travel on sea.... Mystic Dream Book

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RESCUE

Dreams of being rescued are a cry for help. This is a sign that you are looking for a hero or are looking to be a hero. This dream could also represent the gratitude you feel toward someone who helped you during a vulnerable time. Consider the feeling tone. See Hero and Co-Dependence.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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RESCUE

Rescuing someone in the spiritual sense is saving someone who is less fortunate than we are, whether that is through compassion or otherwise. Spiritual rescue is a technique where the souls of the departed are turned towards the light – direct knowledge – and helped to move on.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RESCUE

Psychological / emotional perspective: When we have put others in danger, we are required to rescue them in dreams. We are then able to show a degree of nobility and courage that engenders a feel-good factor and allows us to have the capability to reach for the best within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RESCUE

Material aspects: Being rescued in dreams is a powerful image, since it leaves us indebted to our rescuer. Rescuing someone else, particularly someone known to us, often suggests that we wish to have a, or form a different type of, relationship with that person.

If we do not know them, then the character may represent part of our own personality that we need to pay attention to.

The knight rescuing the maiden signifies the idea of the untouched feminine being rescued from her own passion.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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RESCUE

Being rescued from danger in a dream means you may need to end an unhealthy relationship or situation in your life.

To rescue others, foretells that you will be appreciated by others for your good deeds.... My Dream Interpretation

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RESCUE

Avoid all unnecessary risks as you are likely to be in an accident-prone phase for a few weeks following a dream of being rescued; but if your dream involved rescuing someone else, or others being rescued, it signifies sudden success in overcoming a previously sticky obstacle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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RESCUE

(1) Arc you rescuing something / someone else? That person or thing probably represents some aspect of yourself that has hitherto been neglected. Rescuing it means allowing it proper means of expression. Are you a male dreamer rescuing a young woman? See Damsel in Distress. Are you a woman rescuing a young man? See Brother / Sister, section (4).

(2) Are you being rescued? From what? Some threatening animal? See also Animal(s), section (4). From drowning? That might suggest that unconscious forces have been threatening to take over. See also Air-Sea Rescue.

(3) Who is rescuing you? Psychologically speaking, there is only one person who can save you, and that is yourself. Divine redeemer or superman figures refer to a redemptive power within yourself which is quite simply the power of love, the ability to love yourself, and therefore others. (This is not to deny the reality of what people call ‘God’. But whether such a God exists as a being ‘out there5 is not knowable; what is knowable is the redemptive power of the love that you can feel within yourself whenever you manage to switch off both emotions and thoughts and just be, or be aware.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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RESCUE

Depending upon context: if you are reaching out to be rescued, you are asking for energy and insight to resolve a problem.

If you are in earnest, help is immediately forthcoming.

If rescuing others, you may be sensing a need in someone else and seeking to be of service; or, you may be trying to save the world and ignore your own lessons.... The Dream Books Symbols

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RESCUE

Generally this manifests a circumstance from real life that exerts greater force than normal.

It is particularly when you have to bring about some type of business or project that the dreamer sees this. On the other hand, the person or thing that you save can be an aspect of your personality that you have previously rejected and are looking for a means of expressing it.

If you are rejected, you should analyze the dream scene in its totality. For example, being saved from the jaws of a ferocious animal could indicate that you fear something related to your instincts or nature.

If they save you from a storm at sea, it evidences how close you have been to drowning in your own emotions. The person that takes you out of danger probably symbolizes the psychological qualities and attitudes that you should take on in real life.

The most common tradition says that everyone has the potential to be a hero or superhero. Within you are hidden the resources that make you able to get what you want. In this way, nothing is impossible. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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RESCUE

Being rescued from a pursuing animal, a potential drowning, etc. often indicates the dreamer needs to rescue themselves from a disturbing or even a potentially threatening situation that they are experiencing in their business or in their personal life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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RESCUE

If you had a dream in which your very own knight in shining armor appeared to fight off and rescue you from danger, try to identify your rescuer. Was it someone you know or know of, or was it a stranger? Who was rescued, and who or what were they or you rescued from? If the rescuer was someone you know, your unconscious may have been underlining your reliance on them or hinting that they could soon play an important part in your life.

If the rescuer was a stranger, a celebrity or superhuman being (or even you), your dreaming mind is prompting you to admire and adopt these qualities in your waking life. The dream intention is to inspire and encourage you to be as brave and as decisive as the heroic archetype that appeared in your dream when you confront a challenge in your waking life. Try also to identify who or what was rescued as this could help you identify what in your life needs rescuing. Identifying whom or what you or the hero is battling against will also help you identify what is threatening you in real life; this will give you an opportunity to save it.

If your hero gave you words of wisdom in your dream, pay attention to them too, as they may provide you with rich insight into your current situation.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RESCUE, RESCUING

Vision: Rescuing a person: you need to tackle a public duty and do it soon—not only for the recognition you will receive. Being rescued: you need strong, male support in order to overcome a crisis.

Depth Psychology: You are either very afraid, or the dream is a warning about a real danger that you need to try to avoid.... Dreamers Dictionary

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