Being lost depicts confusion, loss of motivation or ability to make clear decisions. Sometimes suggests issues in your life have arisen and not been noticed and you are being negatively influenced, in which case consider the environment in which you are lost. Lost in unknown place: it suggests you are in a new area of experience, a new situation or period of your life. You need to take stock calmly and get your bearings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Desires, something we are looking for or want—love, fame, sex; place of work or business. Idioms: shop around; set up shop; shut up shop, talk shop; closed shop. See shopkeeper under roles. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
May relate to work if dreamer works in shop or store; relates to how one supplies one’s needs or who supplies one’s needs—therefore might show feelings about parents. It might throw light on how you gain your needs from other people. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Shopping for clothing may comment on deciding about and trying on new attitudes It may express concerns about finding the right attitude to wear in a situation. Shopping for food may mention concerns about nutrition and feeding others, such 9s your family members.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Your dream suggests a preoccupation with lack and limitation, for we are usually looking for something that we already have.
The feeling of searching for something important and being unable to find it is challenging enough when it happens in life. In the language of symbols, it also taps into a deep fear shared by all people: the elusive search for meaning that all of us have to face from time to time in our lives. On the face of it, a dream of searching for a lost object has a primary purpose of helping us relieve stress so we can wake up the next day and face our day-to-day lives with greater psychic balance. This is the purpose of all recurring dreams of this nature.
If you have this dream on a regular basis, it may simply be a convenient way for your unconscious to process the pressures of everyday living. What it is that you are searching for should be your first consideration. Your personal associations with this object will reveal what you sense is currently elusive. When in doubt, ask yourself, “What does this thing do, or what is it for?” Keys represent your access to the various compartments of your life. Your wallet connects you to abundance and the ability to meet your needs in the world.
A more personal or specific item should be viewed through whatever meaning you assign to it.
If there is no specific thing that you are searching for or you do not know what it is that you have lost, the dream may be pointing to a free-floating sense of being inadequately prepared for some situation in your life. Where you are looking offers the next shade of meaning. Your own home connects to your personal sense of self. Any other environment should be used to guide you; where you feel that something has been lost may be telling you that a certain area of your life has left you feeling incomplete.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Shopping is the activity that supports getting your needs met. As a symbol, it relates to being willing to take the actions that will result in self- care, abundance, and sustaining yourself. This can be either in balance and healthy or out of balance and reflecting a level of avoidance and escapism.
The nature of what you are shopping for and the sensations around this image in a dream will help clarify your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The shopping cart is primarily a tool for collecting those things that you are purchasing at a grocery store, and in this way it is a symbol for your ability to contain abundance and make choices that support self-sustenance. Shopping carts have a secondary meaning that is actually more prominent in the collective as an indication of homelessness and the despair that connects with losing everything.
If your dream features a shopping cart in this way, then you may be expressing poverty consciousness.
A person pushing a shopping cart in your dream is a character aspect of low functioning and a fear that you may lose everything.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the dreamer is lost, there is a department in his life in which he has “lost his way.” Look to other symbols in the dream to judge which department this is.
If in the dream he finds his way, all should be well. But if he awakens before he finds himself, he should probably seek outside help with regard to the matter in question.
If an object is lost, or a beloved friend or pet, the dreamer needs to assess what that object or being, and the loss thereof, means to him.
For example: A dream of losing one’s wallet could mean fear of financial loss. Look to other symbols in the dream to find ways to avoid what one fears. Astrological parallels: Neptune, Pisces Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Psychological / emotional perspective: A grasshopper mind (one which flits all over the place) shows an inability to settle to anything and can actually be seen in dreams as a grasshopper. We should perhaps concentrate more on important matters so we can achieve our aims.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: The grasshopper is a symbol of freedom and capriciousness, and in dreams it can often indicate a bid, or our need, for freedom. You might also like to consult the entry for insects.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomizes the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion and perhaps a sense of rejection. This may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clear decisions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To lose something in a dream may mean that we have forgotten matters that could be important. This may be an opportunity, a friend or a way of thought that has previously sustained us.
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: A workshop may often be where we meet others of like mind, people who are creative in the same way as we are. It therefore represents group interaction and talent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A workshop is a place that is productive. In dreams it symbolizes the part of ourselves that creates projects which then become profitable for us, though not necessarily financially. You might also like to consult the entry for garage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream about a grasshopper represents liberty, sovereignty, and spiritual understanding. This dream may also represent your difficulty in making a decision or settling down.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To sell your belongings at a pawn shop in a dream represents a depletion of energy. You may feel that you have nowhere to go and are running out of options. Alternatively, to give your things to a pawn shop may feel liberating and indicate your wish to let go of emotional baggage.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Being lost in a dream can reflect feelings of being “lost” and confused in everyday life. Being unclear about which direction to go in life. Also note certain idioms to which the dream may be alluding, such as “making up for lost time,” “lost for words,” or “lost in the shuffle.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
All of us shop, so a dream about shopping can simply be a reflection of our everyday lives. It can also mean that we are seeking something, or it might be an allusion to an idiom like “shop talk” or “like a bull in a china shop.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: Sitting in a coffee shop: you are looking for a relationship with the opposite sex. Eating a lot of food in a coffee shop: all you will get is a stomachache! Serving someone in a coffee shop means losing your independence. See Cake, Coffee, Waiter.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Searching, wandering aimlessly, or getting lost symbolizes your present emotional state. You are looking for the right path—in matters of love as well as in other situations. Have you made a decision to go either Left or Right? Getting lost in the Fog or Darkness means you are ignoring the sympathy offered by a valuable person. Getting lost in the woods: See Forest.
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Walking into a pawnshop means financial difficulties lie ahead. Be frugal and watch your expenses. Working in or owning a pawnshop: you’re getting drawn into other people’s problems.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Buying something for yourself: a wish will soon be fulfilled. Shopping for food: your financial situation is taking a turn for the better. Buying toiletries: an invitation to a dinner or a party. Buying a lot of things but not taking them home: you are buying a new business, but the contract has not yet been written. See Shop.... Dreamers Dictionary
You dream that you are lost, desperately trying to find your way home. No matter which direction you take, you never manage to find the right road and nobody you meet can help you. Often this dream indicates that you want a more fulfilling job or a different lifestyle but you have no idea how to proceed.
If you come to a crossroads and don’t know which way to take, it may mean that in waking life you are faced with several choices. You have to make a decision but don’t know what to base it on.
Your destination sometimes provides a clue to the meaning of the dream. Perhaps you are trying to get back to a place where you used to have happy times. This suggests that your current lifestyle is unsatisfactory. If you are looking for a place you associate with your youth the dream implies concerns about growing older.
Being lost in a place that feels dangerous reflects feelings of unease about a current situation. The dream is a warning that someone or something is posing a threat to your well-being.
Dreams about being lost have special significance if you’re middle- aged or elderly. The further you progress along your journey through life, the more essential it becomes to reassess your values and your priorities. Otherwise the more spiritual side of your nature remains unfulfilled so that, at a deeper level, you feel ‘lost’.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do / feel unfulfilled?
If you find your job meaningless, career counselling could help you to identify both your innate abilities and the skills you’ve acquired through experience. It would also galvanize you into finding a more satisfying way of using them. Ifyou need to reassess your entire lifestyle, you could benefit from the services of a life coach.
Am I faced with several choices?
Your dilemma is offering you the chance to sort out your priorities, consulting your heart as well as your head. What do you most want from life? Which of the available choices would be most likely to help you get it? If you still feel confused, then why not follow a path that will make you feel glad to be alive?
Do I tend to live in the post?
The more you cling to the past, the less meaningful your life will seem. You need to find a way of rekindling your enthusiasm, perhaps by injecting some fresh stimulus into your life. This could mean finding the courage to do something you’ve always longed to do but lacked the confidence to try.
Do / long to find my ‘spiritual home’?
Your dream is urging you to embark on a quest for self-knowledge and find a more authentic way of being. This means turning your attention within, perhaps through meditation or prayer. Spiritual counselling or psychotherapy can also help you to get in touch with your inner world and find your ‘inner home’, a state in which you feel emotionally and spiritually fulfilled.
(Lactate; Milk) If a pregnant woman witnesses the protein rich fluid that is secreted for few days after giving birth in a dream, it means her deliverance, or a childbirth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Getting lost) If a man of knowledge sees himself lost in a dream, it means that he will benefit people with his knowledge, that his teachings will spread widely and that he will be remembered for a long time after he dies. Getting lost in a dream also means bad luck.
If one loses a garment or a house in a dream, it means extra expenses, repairs, or taxes he will pay for his property. Ifone is stripped of his entire wardrobe in a dream, it means that he will avoid an evil and a costly incident.
(Also see Wandering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Amenity; Extravagance) Luxuries salesman in a dream means enriching oneself at people’s expense. Luxuries shop owner in a dream means enslaving others, or he could represent a cattle merchant, or celebrating happy or sad anniversaries.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Shops and pavements where merchandise is normally sold symbolize merchandise and goods. But pavements and terraces which are not normally occupied for trading purposes, but instead are utilized for converging, means that the beholder will plunge into lengthy discussion.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The place of the emotional, spiritual, and libidi- nal work of creativity and production where energies are mobilized, where things are exchanged. You want to be served and choose the right thing. Can you serve yourself.7 Serving oneself always refers to self-sufficien- cy. Are you buying or are you selling.7
According to Jung, this is the place where you get something that you don’t have and that you have to pay for. See Businessman, Cash Register.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream about a bridal shop suggests that you are having troubles being independent. However, if you worked at the store in the dream, it means you are too involved in the lives of those around you. Try to mind your own business more.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you are lost, you may be feeling worried and insecure about the path you are taking in life. Or, you may be trying to adjust and get accustomed to a new situation in which the rules and conditions are ever changing.
If you dream that someone else is lost, you have unresolved feelings about the person that is lost.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are shoplifting, means that you are deprived in some way.
If you dream of shoplifting from a place you go in real life, the dream signifies your need for more recognition and positive attention in your life. This dream can also signify unrealized and unfulfilled goals.... My Dream Interpretation
A dream about shopping or being at a shopping mall means that those things that you need (affection, friendship, spiritual support, quality time with people you care about) are available to you. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and how to ask for these things when you need them. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you need to figure out what it is that you want.
If you dream that you are lost in a shopping mall, you don’t know where to turn for support with a certain problem.
To dream that you are shopping for food and groceries symbolizes your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of a beauty shop symbolize the need for a -esteem lift and a luxurious pampering. This dream is nudging you to make the most of your natural resources and to celebrate the gifts you have been given. See Hair Dresser.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of this church leader represent your spiritual authority as a role model and/or parent figure. Because the bishop in the game of chess can move diagonally any number of unoccupied squares, this represents your desire to move and grow in unconventional ways. See Father.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of the Home Shopping Network represents a fascination with all that glitters, sales, marketing, convenience, luxury, and instant gratification. See Shop, Bling-Bling, and Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of feeling lost denote that you are venting out feelings of insecurity and powerlessness while you are in the midst of a transition or transformation. Keep in mind that it is typical and healthy to feel unfamiliar, awkward, or out of your element as you integrate into your next level of evolution. Or perhaps you are lost because you’ve not taken the high road. This dream may be a message to rethink your steps, and travel mindfully from this point forward. See Abandon.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of shopping represent that you are buying into a particular belief system or ideology. Shopping is a message from your subconscious mind to take your time and shop around before deciding upon the relationship or perspective that you will eventually buy into. See Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a thrift shop signify opportunism, thriftiness, and being a penny pincher. You may be grappling with issues of lack and limitation, and feeling undeserving of something new. See Antiques and Hand-me-down.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- To have lost something in a dream may mean that we have forgotten matters which could be important. This may be an opportunity, a friend or a way of thought which has previously sustained us.
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.
2- To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion on whatever level is depicted in the dream. It may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clcar decisions.
3- The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomises the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- Dreaming of a pawn-shop can indicate that we arc not being sufficiently careful with the resources, whether material or emotional, that we possess. We may be taking risks which we need to consider more carefullv.
2- We are aware that certain attributes and characteristics we have are being appropriated by- other people, leaving us with nothing of value.
3- Spiritually, a pawn-shop may represent an inappropriate use of the resources that we have. We may not be creating a correct exchange of energy.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A shop in dreams signifies something we want or feel we need.
If it is a shop we know then we are probably consciously aware of what we want from life.
If it is an unknown shop then we may have to search our minds for information.
A supermarket would suggest we have to make a choice.
To be shopping is to be making a fair exchange for the satisfaction of our desires. We have the energy (money) which can be exchanged for something we want. What we are shopping for may have relevance.
If we arc shopping for food we need sustenance; if for clothes we may need protection.
In spiritual terms a shop has the same significance as a market (see Market).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Rules and formulas to be followed. Are the rules reasonable and accurate or is someone trying to control you? Could it be by your own belief in restrictions? Who is being holier than thou? Rules have their place as in the formula for water; H20 is the rule that is followed to create water. Nothing else will do.
If you are not trying to create water, you need not follow that rule or be held by it. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
For most of us shopping is not simply a necessity but a favorite pastime.
It is a source of pain, pleasure, recreation, and, at times, “quality time” with family or friends. Depending on the details in the dream and its emotional background, dreaming about going shopping may have several different connotations. Generally, if shopping in your dream is not a source of great stress and confusion, it suggests that those things which you need are available to you. Your environment may have readily available emotional, psychological, spiritual or physical support. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and when to make a wise investment. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you first need to accurately identify it.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Shop windows symbolize the way in which you go through life, often without finding yourself. It may point to the loss of part of your identity. This dream reveals the anguish of not knowing where to go. ... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If it is empty it indicates material, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual poverty.
A basket full of fruit promises romantic pleasures; full of flowers, happiness in love; a basket full of gold, abundance and fertility; an empty one, loneliness and unrequited affections; a closed one, secrets.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It could be that you are assuming some new position at work and the dream is giving you the necessary indications and tools so as to improve your methods. On the other hand, dreaming of a factory full of workmen signifies that you will soon complete your most ambitious projects; meanwhile, if it is empty, you should put more interest into the job.
If it is you who is occupying the factory, you will arrange a way to leave the situation.
Dreaming of workmen or of a factory is a very good sign. It foretells happiness in business and in love.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For a woman to dream she has lost her wedding-ring, signifies she has but small love for her husband; but if she dreams she has found it again, it is a sign her love is not wholly lost And if a man dream of losing his shoes, and then his feet are bare, if he be of a sanguine complexion, it signifies be shall meet with reproaches, especially if be dreams it in the first day of the new moon.... The Complete Dream Book
This high church official, in a dream, has, through the ages, been considered a harbinger of unpleasant news, so brace yourself! See also Church and Clergy.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Buying in one predicts petty financial problems which can be overcome by the use of a little self-restraint; working in one forecasts a stroke of money luck.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Shopping centers or malls are associated with making choices and in many dreams they serve as the backdrop for meeting friends, or trying to find the right item for yourself or someone else. Typically, these dreams feature friends and sales people; this suggests that such dreams aren’t associated with work but are about your social life.
If you encounter obstacles or get assistance on your dream shopping trip, these may symbolize real-life forces, both internal and external, that play a role in the choices you make in waking life and the satisfaction you experience. Women and teenagers tend to have this kind of dream more often than men or children, and the theme for these dreams tends to be choice and identity, and the ability to stay true to yourself whilst also satisfying the needs of others. See also MONEY AND SHOPPING.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see crickets in your dream represents the need for introspection. You need to pay attention to Jiminy Cricket, your conscience. To hear crickets in your dream suggests that you are letting minor things bother you. To see a grasshopper in your dream foretells of enemies that will threaten your interest, disappointments in business or illness. To draw other people’s attention to a grasshopper signifies your indiscretion in dispatching your private business.
Because we associate grasshoppers and crickets with the lazy days of summer, to dream of them may be often be more positive than is suggested by the interpretations above; your dream may simply have been wish-fulfillment. It could also have been a comment on your grasshopper mind: the inability to focus on anything for long before turning to something else.
The image of a plague of locusts is so strong in human thought that even in dreams it can present retribution for some wrongdoing in waking life. Dreams of locusts could mirror the horde of ugly problems that have been plaguing you in your waking hours. To see locusts in your dream could also signify scattered thoughts that need direction if they are to make an impact in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams in which you are lost link with feelings of confusion, lack of direction or conflict. The dream environment in which you are lost will define what the confusion or conflict is about. Sometimes this lost feeling arises because there are issues or changes in your life that you have not acknowledged or do not want to acknowledge.
If you have this dream, ask yourself in what sense you have lost your way. Have you lost your identity, are you confused about your career goals or unable to make clear decisions? Do you feel as if you have no direction in life? Identifying the problem area and considering your options should help you get right back on track. In spiritual terms, you do not know what you are looking for until you find it and the search for lost objects represents the search for enlightenment. Some psychologists believe that dreams about being lost may also signify a new beginning as they express the anxiety of leaving behind the old and familiar.
Dreams in which you are lost in a maze or labyrinth are classic symbols of difficulty or confusion in various areas of your life. Dreams in which someone else is lost represent issues or feelings regarding that person that are unresolved; they can also indicate a lost opportunity. Consider also whether there are aspects of the person you have dreamed you have lost within your own self. Perhaps you need to recapture and re-acknowledge those aspects. To dream of losing your partner is a common dream for people in long-term relationships, showing that you are exploring their possible death. It is not a prediction, only an awareness of a situation that may or may not occur whilst you are still alive or together with them. Dreams in which you are happily wandering alone in a desert, forest or unknown land may be prompted by feelings that the source of all your problems lies outside yourself. Your dreaming mind is urging you to look within for the answers.... The Element Encyclopedia
In this dream, you are out somewhere and suddenly discover you have lost your purse or wallet and start to panic. You may try to retrace your steps but can’t find it and the problem gets worse when you realize you have also lost your keys and money. The loss of a dream purse or wallet suggests that change is occurring in your life and you are experiencing it largely with a sense of loss, confusion and even as a threat to your being. Your dreaming mind is urging you to reconnect with the things in life that bring you reassurance and joy, and to look towards the future with optimism instead of panic.... The Element Encyclopedia
Money in dreams represents things of great value to you, but such dreams are not necessarily about monetary value.
For Jung, money is a symbol of the power required to achieve spiritual objectives. According to Freud, it is a symbol of an orderly or obsessive personality.
If symbols associated with money, riches and wealth—such as cash, precious jewels, treasure, expensive houses and cars, and winning lottery tickets—appear in your dreams, try to identify what money means to you in a non- materialistic sense. That this symbol appears in your dreams suggests that you need to assess what is important to you in life, as well as being aware of what price you are prepared to pay for your actions and desires.
It may be that gold does not represent the precious metal to you, but rather someone who has a heart of gold or who is a winner, just as a dream of treasure might represent the people you love in your life, a wealth of knowledge or a treasury of ideas. Do you associate money with freedom, power, desirability or your own personal worth? Do you believe that money can buy you happiness? Thinking about such questions should help you identify the things you really value in your waking life and you may in turn start to question the real value of your previous goals and aspirations. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, shops suggest what you want or think you need in waking life.
If you are in a shop you know, then you are aware of what you want from life, but if it is an unfamiliar shop, then you need to open your mind to new possibilities.
Shops and stores are places of interaction, whether this is the exchange of money and goods, or the communication between the salesperson and the shopper. In dreams, they therefore represent things you desire in life and the manner in which you go about getting these things. A supermarket, for instance, suggests a wide range of choices, a village store represents the essential things in life, whilst a store or website selling a range of odds and ends—such as an antiques store, an auction site on the Internet or even a car-boot sale—suggests the small details of everyday life that are often overlooked. Your dream may be urging you to pay attention to these.
If your dream was quite mundane and you saw yourself doing your weekly grocery shop, then your dreaming mind may simply have been processing a memory or reminding you that you need to go shopping. Alternatively, such a dream may be suggesting that you are taking good care of your basic emotional needs. If, however, you had a dream in which you could not decide what to buy, this may be referring to some kind of confusion or indecision in waking life.
If someone you know in your dream transformed into a sales assistant, your dreaming mind may have been commenting on the emotional cost of your relationship with them.
Bear in mind, too, that whilst stores, supermarkets and shopping malls are places of opportunity and choice, they also threaten potential exclusion and humiliation if you do not possess the necessary funds; your feelings about going on your dream shopping trip should indicate whether or not you are feeling empowered or denied in your waking life.
If you dream that a shop is closed or that you have insufficient money, this may indicate that you feel the things you want from life are unattainable. Your dream may be telling you to lower your expectations and set more realistic goals. Finally, if your idea of heaven is to go on an exclusive shopping trip and spend loads of cash in luxury stores, then a dream of having a day doing just that may be simple wish-fulfillment.... The Element Encyclopedia
Shopping often represents the possibilities in life, the decisions you can make, the variety of attitudes or activities from which you can choose, or something for which you are searching. The image of shopping presents a view of your life’s prospects and opportunities; it also represents the exchanges you are prepared to make to satisfy your desires. What you are shopping for may be relevant.
If you are shopping for food, you need sustenance but if you are shopping for clothes, you need protection. How much you buy in your dream may indicate your ability to take advantage of opportunities.
Not finding the item you want or discovering that the store has sold out of it may express frustration at not getting what you want out of life. A much- reported shopping dream involves the panic at closing time. Not being able to buy all you want before the shops close suggests anxiety that life is too short to achieve all your ambitions. Shop windows are symbols of opportunities in waking life that may be out of reach. The image may evoke frustration or envy that you are missing out on the good things in life, but it can also remind you that you still have the choice to seek out more accessible and affordable items.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are in a laboratory signifies that you are experimenting with your inner feelings, beliefs and fears; you are testing yourself in some way.
Alternatively, you may be going through some sort of transformation. You may also need to use a more scientific approach to life and to develop your thinking skills. In short, you need to make an objective assessment of what is happening in your life. To see a workshop in you dream represents the development of your skills; you are trying to understand yourself and find out who you are. A workshop is a symbol of productivity, but it can represent group interaction and creativity since it is a place in which you are likely to meet likeminded people.... The Element Encyclopedia
A shopkeeper in your dreams may relate to how you supply your own needs or who supplies your needs to you, or help show you how you can gain essential support from other people.... The Element Encyclopedia
In these extremely common dreams, you are lost and feeling desperate. You may be buried alive or locked in a cage. Or you dream of not being able to move; you are powerless to scream or breathe. Such dreams may occur when you feel confusion or conflict about how to act in waking life. The images are influenced by biological roots and experiences. Feeling trapped or unable to move also mirrors what occurs to the large muscles of the body during normal REM sleep, when they are paralyzed to prevent the body from acting out dreams. Such dreams could reflect frustrations in waking life, such as feeling trapped in a relationship or a deadend job. The flip side to such dreams is a dream of discovering new spaces; you may open a door in your home to find a new room or find something new in the neighborhood. These dreams occur usually when you feel that an aspect of your life is opening up.... The Element Encyclopedia
Generally, if shopping in your dream is not a source of great stress and confusion, it suggests that those things which you need are available to you. It may also be telling you, however, that you need to learn exactly where to look, how to pick out what you need, and when to make a wise investment.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation