Dreaming that you walk backwards means that you are regressing in life. What you are looking for is increasingly farther away. You may feel unsuccessful, unable to achieve goals. Thanks to the warning sign of this dream, you must begin to take action. On the other hand, perhaps it expresses that the best option is to withdraw. Sometimes you waste time fighting for something that is not worth it. A good option is to stay back momentarily, regain your strength, and then return with more vigor and momentum.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The past, what you have chosen to or want to forget —left behind; what one is unaware of, as talk behind one’s back, what has been learnt or dealt with. People behind dreamer: taking the lead in relationships, being decisive. Idioms: behind the scenes, behind the time; fall behind; put something behind me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If the foods in your dream are breakfast foods such as cereal and toast, these may suggest your attitude to a new project. It is worth recalling how these foods were eaten. Was there an atmosphere of calm or was the meal rushed? This can have implications for how you are feeling about a new stage in your life.
Alternatively, your mind may already be thinking ahead about what to make for breakfast in the morning. It is not uncommon for your fleeting thoughts to be incorporated into your dream.
If a lunch features in your dreams, this implies a need to take time out from your daily efforts to revitalize yourself. The appearance of a dream lunchbox could be urging you to get as much done as possible or economize financially.
Supper pertains to a need to revitalize and energize yourself, whereas dinner connotes your main source of nourishment. The dinnerware used will portray your personal perspective towards nourishing yourself. A dinner dance suggests the joyful, nourishing benefits. A dining room usually suggests a concentrated and enjoyable manner of being nourished, whereas a dining car corresponds to a need to pay attention to your emotional needs whilst on your life journey.
If you enjoy a snack in your dream this implies rejuvenation or the re-energizing of yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be departing from a known situation, such as leaving home, indicates a breaking away from old or habitual patterns of behaviour. We may need to give ourselves the freedom to be independent.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Wanting to leave, often because of stress, overwork, and marital conflicts. Desire for irresponsibility. Also a sign that, having assumed power in order to move out of the situation, you have freed yourself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Example: ‘In my dream I woke up and had the feeling that a lot of time had passed. I felt I had lost all this time.
A group of friends I was with had gone ahead, left me behind, and I wondered if I would ever catch up’ (Patience C). Oneself left behind: feelings of rejection or inadequacy; sense of waking up to what you have not done or experienced in life, as Patience does in her dream. Leaving something, someone behind: leaving the past behind, breakup of relationship. Idioms: fall behind; put it all behind me. See also bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Food of any kind symbolizes the intake of energy, information, power. Lunch can particularly symbolize a social occasion or a business gathering. Consider what you are eating and with whom you are dining. See Food.... Strangest Dream Explanations
These indicate that we are aware of difficulties which may occur. We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seeing the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) walking is in reality an instruction from him that the Ummah should engage in Jihaad. It also suggest that the observer of such a dream is negligent in matters of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Very common with some people, especially during adolescence or times of stress. Sometimes accompanied by hallucinations. Sleep walking is normal as an occasional event in children.
If the child is agitated, excited or acting in a manner to injure themselves during the sleep walking, then it may be a sign of emotional distress.
The same applies to adults. Many sleep walkers perform complex acts without coming to harm.
A young Ponsmouth boy drove his father’s car 27 miles before waking in Southampton.
The police checked his story and did not charge him. But sometimes severe injury is inflicted either upon themselves or others. During a dream phone-in on London Broadcasting Company, a man told me his experience of smashing through a glass window, cutting an artery and nearly bleeding to death. In America and England homicidal acts have been committed while the person claimed to be sleepwalking, and the people involved were acquitted of murder.
Because of such powerful activity during sleep, many people who experience this type of sleep walking are worried about what they might do to a partner sleeping next to them.
In most cases one wakes as the contact is made, or the involved person wakes one, but the element of risk cannot be denied. Where such worry exists, hope can be gained by understanding what was observed with many men who began to sleep walk after war combat. In their cases the movements, speech and emotions were observably connected with trauma occurring during their war experience.
The self regulatory process in dreams was thereby attempting to release the tension, horror or emotional pain of the events. Where these emotions could be met consciously, perhaps with the help of a psychotherapist, the sleep movements stopped. This suggests that dramatic activity while sleep walking has similar roots, and can be dealt with. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Seeing a turtle walking on the road or in a garbage or in a dumping place means that the inhabitants of that place have little or no regard for Islamic knowledge. They will soon be deprived of Ilm and Ulama.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of walking through rough brier, entangled paths, denotes that you will be much distressed over your business complications, and disagreeable misunderstandings will produce coldness and indifference.
To walk in pleasant places, you will be the possessor of fortune and favor.
To walk in the night brings misadventure, and unavailing struggle for contentment.
For a young woman to find herself walking rapidly in her dreams, denotes that she will inherit some property, and will possess a much desired object. See Wading. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Jogging; Prancing; Strutting; Tripping) Walking straight in a dream means profits, seeking the path of righteousness and unwavering in one’s religious commitment. Walking through the markets in a dream means carrying a will, or should one qualify for leadership, it means that he may be appointed to fill such a position. Walking barefooted in a dream means dispelling distress and portraying a good religious character.
The meaning of walking in a dream implies an expression of meekness and submissiveness before one’s Lord, and it could mean seeking to earn one’s livelihood. Jogging in a dream means victory over one’s enemy. Walking backward in a dream means reversing one’s decision, cancelling a commitment, or it could represent corruption in one’s religious practices. Struttingor prancing in a dream represents an ugly state of mind that is coupled with evil actions. Falling down over one’s face during walking in a dream means loss of benefits in this world and in the next. Tripping while walking in a dream means exposure of one’s ills, and suffering the consequences of wrongdoing.
To cause someone to trip while walking in a dream means ridiculing him, or delivering him a humiliating blow.
To walk earnestly and steadily in a dream represents one’s good intention. Travelling on foot in a dream means facing danger. Walking while bowing one’s head in a dream means longevity, or it could mean recovering from a long illness. Walking over the clouds in a dream means rain. Walking with a cane in a dream means old age, or an illness which will require the help of a cane. Hopping on one foot in a dream means losing half of one’s wealth. Having several feet in a dream means losing one’s sight.
If the governor sees himself having many feet in a dream, it means that he will be impeached from his office.
If one sees inanimate objects such as a tree, a rock or a mountain walking in a dream, it represents major adversities and plagues.
The movement of inanimate objects in a dream also means being dogmatic about one’s spiritual stand. Walking like animals in a dream means emulating ignorant people, seeking the unattainable, or being a hypocrite, unless if the animal is permissible for food, then such style of walking means offering good deeds.
(Also see Jogging; Prancing; Sound of walking; Strutting; Tripping)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
“Pleasant or enjoyable; Good luck and fortune approach. Evening; A struggle to achieve serenity will be hard but not impossible to overcome. Unpleasant; Worry regarding business issues. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Vision: You are walking backward: past experiences and events are holding you back. Walking forward with purpose: your self-confidence and vitality make great things possible. Are you climbing stairs with great effort? Are you (or things) “going downhill*1? Observe the other images in the dream to interpret and understand the meaning of the dream. See Step.
T: The act of walking in a dream always represents your life at present. Where are you headed (see Four Points of the Compass)? What do you see? See Path, Street. Are you healthy? See Foot. What have you planned for the future? Analyze this dream carefully because it will provide good insight and tell you if your life is “moving’’ in the right direction!... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of walking suggest progress and that you are applying your will in a particular direction. You are feeling confident, capable and powerful as you take forward strides in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are walking in dreams it means that you are ready to face present and future experiences. This type of dream reminds you are a person of action and, therefore, when something concerns you, it is better to make a decision instead of beating around the bush.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Walking is a classic symbol of your thought processes or progress in life; the surrounding landscape will give you a clue as to the meaning of the dream.
If you shake dust away from your shoes as you are walking, this suggests that you are breaking successfully from the past. Dust is a symbol of the earth and if you are gathering dust on your clothes, shoes or in your hands as you walk, you may be thinking about the approaching of old age. A dream limp may suggest your movement is being crippled or restricted in some way in waking life.
Always consider how you were moving in a dream and try to make the connection to your attitude in waking life at present. Are you walking purposely in your dream and do you know where you are heading? If you can answer positively to both of these questions, this suggests a sense of direction and purpose in life. The opposite is true if you are lost.
If you were skipping or dancing, you are feeling carefree but if you are dragging your feet, this may suggest reluctance. Tripping or stumbling suggests making a mistake; jumping, taking a short cut; crawling, humiliation or extreme hardship. And if you could not move at all, your dreaming mind may be reflecting your sense of being at a complete standstill in your waking life as a result of your indecision.
Running in a dream suggests impatience to reach a destination. It can also indicate a desire to please others or to run away from them. See also ACCIDENTS, ACTION AND ADVENTURES.... The Element Encyclopedia
In general, activities such as walking, running and cycling are self-sufficient, pro-active and personal modes of progression, owing their movement entirely to will and physical effort. A possible Gestalt interpretation would be to regard dreams of walking, running or cycling as projections of the dreamer’s developing independence and autonomy. Your competence within your dream activity depicts your emotional stage.
If you are agile, this suggests you are coping well.
If movements flow, you feel in harmony with your emotions and your sexuality. If, however, you get stuck, feel stiff and cannot move easily, this could indicate that your personal development is held back by anxieties and fears. To dream you are walking is probably a comment on the pace of your waking life, and how well you are coping with all your responsibilities.
If you are walking confidently, it could indicate that you are in control and taking things in your stride. Consider your destination. Do you know what it is?
To dream that you are walking at night signifies discontent.
If you are limping, this refers to a lack of balance in some area in your life. Perhaps you feel that you are giving more than you are getting back at work, or in a particular relationship. To dream that you are marching suggests teamwork, or the need to involve yourself more with other people in order to achieve results.
If you were running or racing and keeping up with the others, this is a positive sign, but if you were falling behind or trying and failing to win a race, you need to rethink your schedule in daily life to relieve some of the pressures on you.
When specific activities appear in a dream, you might also need to consider whether or not you are filling your waking hours with productive and positive activities. It may be that changes need to be made. For example, if you dream of running, this could simply indicate your need to exercise more. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are exercising too much, and need to get balance back into your life.
See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS; LEISURE.... The Element Encyclopedia
Sleepwalking or moving is an attempt to put a dream into action. Most likely you have grown out of the habit, if you ever had it, but if an occasion arises which is very stressful, we may, like Lady Macbeth, re- enact the nightmare in this way. Talking in your sleep is similar in cause to sleep movement. It is an attempt to carry a dream on verbally. You are more likely to walk or talk or move in your sleep when you are under mental pressure. Most of the time this is totally harmless but some sleepwalkers and talkers can put themselves in real danger. Precautions should therefore be taken.
Make sure windows are closed and, if stairs are a hazard, doors locked. If you’re really worried about your sleepwalking, seek advice from your doctor and if someone you know is sleepwalking don’t try to wake them—just guide them quietly and gently back to bed.... Dreampedia
Walking on water in a dream represents one’s strong faith, certitude and trust in God Almighty. This is particularly true if while waking one also speaks words of wisdom. Otherwise, walking on water in a dream also could mean clarifying a complex issue. Walking on water in a dream also could mean undertaking a dangerous venture and trusting one’s affairs to God’s protection. Irone walks back from the water to the dry land in a dream, it means that he will satisfy his needs or fulfill his intentions. In a dream, waking on water represents one’s good intention, clarity and certitude. Walking on water in a dream also means unveiling a mystery, the need to trust one’s affairs into God’s hand, or it may mean approaching a danger, or it could mean that the accumulated pressures one is enduring are bearing heavy on him. It also means placing one’s trust in God Almighty before embarking on a trip that could entail some danger.
To walk on water, whether it is an ocean or a river in a dream also denotes good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness and strong faith, certitude and determination.
(Also see Riuer; Water)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A man compassing the streets in a dream represents a guide, a shaikh, a spiritual guide, a preacher, a teacher, a peacemaker and one who accepts what is good and discards what is evil.... Islamic Dream Interpretation