Being Pursued | Dream Encyclopedia
You are frantically running away from an unseen pursuer or perhaps a crowd of people. Yet you always wake up before you are caught.
An unknown pursuer often represents an inner force that you are reluctant to acknowledge but which is determined to become a part of your life. The more you try to run from it the more threatening it feels. You therefore need to turn and confront it. When you do you may find that something you assumed was hostile is in fact an ally. The pursuer may symbolize unused abilities or unresolved emotional issues.
Whatever is chasing you could be an unfriendly figure that embodies a situation you feel threatened by in waking life, like an illness, problems at work or difficulties in a relationship. It could also signify a negative aspect of your nature, usually a harsh inner critic that stops you from feeling at peace with yourself.
Being chased by someone you know may mean you are harbouring hostile feelings towards this person that you need to resolve.
Crowds of people who are pursuing you often symbolize the demands you make on yourself in an effort to please others.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
What am I so desperate to avoid?
Is an aspect of my own nature undermining me?
Do / tend to put myself out too much for others?