What does a dream about chased symbolize?

Chased Dream Meaning: From 6 Different Sources


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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.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Chased

To dream of being chased is symbolic of being pursued by a spiritual or physical enemy, Deut. 1:44. If you are being chased by authority figures like police officers, school principals, or other adults, it may symbolize a problem with submitting yourself to authority

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Chased

See Being Chased.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

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Pursued by the pressures of life from which one tries to escape

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

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Dreams of being chased are most common. These dreams are typically metaphors of the need for the dreamer to escape certain situations in life. Such escapes may not always be productive.

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation | Dream Meanings Anonymous

Chased

1- Dreaming of being chased or of trying to escape is perhaps one of the most common dreams; usually we arc trying to cscape responsibility; our own sense of failure, fear or emotions we can’t handle.

2- Being chased by shadows shows the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty.

To be chased by an animal generally indicates we have not come to terms with our own passion.

3- Spiritually the image of being chased or pursued suggests either fear of one’s actions, or is a play on words, as in chaste.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

8 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Being Chased

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.... being chased dream meaning

Chase / Chased

Spiritually the image of being chased or pursued suggests either fear of our own actions, or is a play on words, as in ‘chaste’, i.E. Trying to preserve our innocence.... chase / chased dream meaning

Chase / Being Chased

Being at a disadvantage in a given situation.

Actually being pursued, probably in the sense of being “chased” by a potential lover, employer, or customer. Astrological parallels: Aries, Gemini, Mercury.... chase / being chased dream meaning

Chase / Chased / Chasing

(1) If you are being chased in a dream, what is chasing you probably symbolizes something you are afraid of, either in your external life or - more commonly - in your inner self, your unconscious. For example, a woman who dreams of being chased by men is probably afraid of sex. (Freud would add that her dreams present, in disguise, an unconscious, repressed desire for sex.)

(2) If you are doing the chasing, the ‘you’ in your dream is probably your conscious ego and the thing you are chasing is almost certainly some part of yourself that frightens you. Chasing it away means disowning it, banishing it from your conscious life. It might be much better to try to integrate it into your conscious life. At the very least, get to know it and understand it.... chase / chased / chasing dream meaning

Watched, Attacked Or Chased By An Animal

Hiding from or being trapped by animals can suggest you are feeling controlled or threatened by your urges or the emotions or feelings of others.

If the animal is watching you, your unconscious is reminding you not to forget or neglect the instincts that it represents.

If the animal is attacking you, this could indicate that you are in the grip of a rage that you fear you may unleash. Your dream is urging you express or deal with your anger in a controlled way.

If an animal is chasing you in a dream, this may suggest that in real life you are in flight from some area of your personality that wants to be expressed.

If you are trying to find refuge from animals—either by building a defense or running away—this indicates a struggle with instincts that threaten your safety in waking life. In some cases dreams of being threatened or attacked by animals may be telling you that you are repressing your instincts—perhaps being too civilized— and you should try and loosen up more. Being bitten by an animal could indicate aggression from someone close to you or that our own aggressive instincts are not under control. Any threat from a sinister animal suggests fears and doubts you may have about your ability to manage your emotions. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY.

Animal noises

If you hear animals making sounds in your dream, you need to consider what these sounds mean to you in waking life and then to make a symbolic link. For example, if you hear an animal barking, wailing or whining for attention, these sounds could be calling your attention to the qualities that that particular animal represents to you.

If you hear ominous growling, roaring or cackling, it could reflect pent-up anger either within yourself or another person.

If you hear braying, it could indicate a need to overcome basic animal instincts.

If you hear bleating, you may be taking on new cares and responsibilities that could be positive or negative depending on your attitude towards them. See also SENSES.... watched, attacked or chased by an animal dream meaning

Being Chased Or Hunted Down

The most common type of nightmare or bad dream is the one in which you are being chased or hunted down by something or someone. According to Jung, being chased or stalked as prey is a primal memory of your human collective unconscious and may refer to early times in the history of humankind when it was common to be chased, often to the death, by an animal.

If you are being chased in your dream it is important to think about who or what was chasing you, and then ask yourself whether there is anyone or anything in your life that reminds you of your pursuer.... being chased or hunted down dream meaning

Chased / Attacked

The origin of dreams of being chased or attacked probably dates back to an era when humans fought off beasts or other tribal members to survive. The ‘monsters’ of today are more likely to be emotional beasts, such as fear, anxiety, anger, hatred and envy, or the pressures put upon us by the fast pace of life. In these dream scenarios you are often being pursued by some attacker who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. Chase dreams may represent your way of coping with fears, stresses or various difficult situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it. Ask yourself who is the one chasing you, as that may give you some understanding and insight into the source of your fears.... chased / attacked dream meaning

Chased, Being

If you dream someone is chasing you, consider the context.

If the chaser wants to harm you, this could represent: a feeling or fear of persecution, hostility, aggression, criticism, or other harm by another person (or by others in general); a real-life situation in which you feel your boundaries have been crossed or your integrity has been compromised.

Someone playfully chasing you could represent the idea of that person interacting with you or your feeling of friendliness toward them.

See also: Escaping; Attacked, Being; Catching Someone; Killing; Hunting; Stalking; Chasing... chased, being dream meaning