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What does it mean to see an running in a dream?

Running Dream Meaning: From 30 Different Sources


see Chase; Flight(= Fleeing)

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


See postures, movement, body language.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


The act of running may comment on your avoidance or fear. Running a race may represent concerns ab,out making a personal deadline or concerns about competing In business.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


If you are running a race it symbolizes doing well in life, Phil. 2:16

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


Running is walking, only speeded up. On the one hand, it symbolically relates to the desire to move through your life at a faster pace. Running can also connect to a sense of self-care if the act is connected to fitness and exercise. Additionally, running is often present in the nightmare of being chased. You must use the context of the dream to indicate how to interpret this desire to move more rapidly and make sense of the symbol. Ask yourself what are you running from.

(See Slow Motion.)

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


See chasing,

1. Flee from truth;

2. Being attack;

3. From what are you running, fear/ exams etc; The race in the kingdom of the Lord; Jer. 12:5;Prov. 1:6; Rev. 9:9; 1 Cor. 9:24; Is. 40 31;Job16:14.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


Rushing to keep-up or ahead, but not having any help

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


(away from something) Something in the dreamer’s life is difficult to face, and the dreamer would rather run away from it than face it.

If such a situation is not readily recognized by the dreamer, looking to the other symbols in the dream should give the answer. Astrological parallel: Pisces

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center


Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually we may be trying to do something too quickly.

The original marathon signalled victory and was a trial to the death. Running races or marathons in dreams are, therefore, tests of endurance.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Running a marathon is today a group activity and will in dreams suggest competition. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed.

If we are being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.

To be running something – managing – is to be taking responsibility.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: To be running in a dream suggests speed and flow.

To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.

To be running away from someone or something signifies fear and an inability to do something. Running back to something indicates that a readjustment or reassessment is necessary.

If we do not know our destination we may not have thought through a plan properly.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Vision: Running in your dream and making good progress: everything you do is going to be successful. Running and getting nowhere: you are sabotaging your own efforts or someone else is. See Walking.

Depth Psychology: Are you running after someone (or something)? Are you running away from something, someone, or yourselfr Maybe your own fear or your own feelings? How does running make you feel: satisfied and happy? Or do you feel you’re being chased?

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing.

If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’.

If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen


To be running in your dream means that time is passing, and you need to act quickly or you will miss an opportunity.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


Running in a dream suggests that you are feeling trapped or pressured in a real life relationship. It can also mean you feel stressed by school or work. Also see the “Running” explanations below, and also see “Track.”

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


This is generally an obstacle dream.

If you succeed in reaching your goal, then all will go well. But if you tire, or stop Running, then expect business difficulties.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Difficulty defining goals, exerting energy without appar­ent benefit (to run either to or from something).

2. Avoidance of conflict or confrontations; fears and anger (to run from some­thing).

3. Enthusiasm toward goals (to run toward something).

4. Good luck and happiness.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Running usually indicates that the dreamer wishes advancement, an increase in earning power, or a better place in society.

If the dreamer is running with others contests or festivities may be subconsciously latent in the dreamers mind.

If the dreamer is running away from someone there is a fear of loss of money or a hatred for that someone.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


1- To be running in a dream suggests speed and flow.

To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.

To be run- ning away from signifies fear and an inability to do something.

2- Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed, although if we arc being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.

To be running something as in managing - is to be taking responsibility.

3- Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually we may be trying to do something too quickly.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream of running in company with others, is a sign that you will participate in some festivity, and you will find that your affairs are growing towards fortune.

If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation. Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life.

If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably.

To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends.

To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


Dreaming of running competitively should be distinguished from dreams which have you running to or from something.

If you are simply running with no goal, it may be an indication that you need to slow down in your every day life.

If you are competing, you need to consider your recent rivalries and realistically look at the current challenges.

If you are running in a race and win, your unconscious may be expressing confidence that you may or may not feel in the wakened state. Running in your dreams may also symbolize the energy levels, the strength, or the force that you have to get through life.

(A similar definition appears on top of the page for Race , since many people continue to ask me for running, I decided to list them separately.)

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


Alone; you’ll achieve success, exceeding those around you. With others; Success is forthcoming. And falling down; Be sure you’re not misunderstood, your reputation is at risk.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


Dreaming that you run—no matter the cause—without reaching the final line is a sign of anxiety and nervousness. This dream indicates that you should monitor both your physical and emotional health. However, if the feeling is nice, running augurs success. (See DROWNING) 

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


Business conditions will be active but not profitable if you dream of running.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


Quick progress (such as on a project, in life, or along your life path).

A desire to move forward more quickly.

A perception of time passing quickly (or not quickly enough).

Feeling rushed somehow in your life, or making a “dash to the finish line.” A real-life intense activity or exertion.

See also: Traveling; Escaping; Fast; Chasing; Chased, Being

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


To dream that you are running is considered a positive sign, as it suggests speed, energy and direction.

If you are running forwards, this indicates confidence or taking responsibility. To be running backwards or away from something signifies fear, or an inability to achieve your goals. A spiritual interpretation of running dreams could suggest that you are trying to do something too quickly.

To dream that you want to run but cannot suggests that your ambitions are harder to accomplish than you thought.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


A fortunate dream of advantageous journeys and elevation in rank unless the dreamer fall, in which case misfortune is denoted (Gypsy).

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


(see Acrobatics, \ larathon, Olympics) Something that’s gotten out of control circumstantially or personally.

What’s chasing you, or from what are you trying to escape? Perhaps the past or an unpleasant experience?

Hurrying, without necessarily having a defined goal.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing.

If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’.

If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous


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afraid, because of being: wil go into exile to avoid facing your guilt.

after an enemy: victory and profit at another’s disastrous expense.

deer or a rabbit: you are a miserly person who extracts blood as profit.

catch someone, to: forever trying to keep up with others, forgetting yourself.

children, with clubs: a slow pace is indicated.

people: dissension between labor and management.

circles, in: friends do not think very much of your roundabout methods.

jogging at a steady pace: are bored with present exercise.

madman, like a: your progress is being sabotaged.

many people, in confusion: wil receive dreadful news of chaotic events.

naked: wil be overtaken by your over-destructive impulses.

others: great profit if you apprehend your opponent.

too fast: unexpected fortune at the expense of your health.

wanting to run but can’t: are torn by inner conflict.

while hunting: are more afraid of your prey than they are of you.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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

Running Away

(Escape; Fear; Take flight)

Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.

If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.

If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.

(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... running away dream meaning

Horses Running Through Cities

If horse are seen running through cities or between houses it means floods, rains and disasters are imminent. But if such horses are seen with saddles it means the person seeing the dream will meet lots of people who will have gathered together for some happy or unhappy occasion.... horses running through cities dream meaning

Abscess, Boil, Ulcer, Running Sore, Etc

To dream of having any of these afflictions foretells good fortune and good health, preceded by a temporary sickness (Raphael) « Dreams probably caused by irritation of the parts of the body afflicted in the sleep; the interpretation obviously attributable to the theory that these visitations clear the system of impurities, thereby conferring comfort after sickness.... abscess, boil, ulcer, running sore, etc dream meaning

Brook Or Running Water

Faithful friends, if the stream is clear. Otherwise, be careful. ... brook or running water dream meaning

Running In Slow Motion

To dream that you are running in slow motion - or that you are trying to run but cannot make your feet move as fast as you want them to - signifies a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence on your part. Try to believe in yourself more.... running in slow motion dream meaning

Running Shoes

To see or wear running shoes in your dream suggests that you are approaching life with a good attitude, and few obstacles are in your way. It also suggests that you are comfortable with who you are. Sometimes, this dream can also mean the dreamer is a very busy person with lots on the go.... running shoes dream meaning

Running Out Of Time

The sense of time running out often expresses a genuine desire for more time and is also about getting older.

• Are you worried about missing out or being too late for something? This is a progress report on your life.

• Look at where you sabotage your success. Are you using lack of time as an excuse for not doing what you know you really need to be doing? • This dream is reminding you that time is a precious commodity. Consider your use of it wisely and make the most of the time you have.... running out of time dream meaning

Running / Runaway

Running away or escaping may indicate that the dreamer needs to get away from a person or situation that is overwhelming the dreamer.

A slower pace of life may be indicated.... running / runaway dream meaning

Walking / Running / Cycling

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.... walking / running / cycling dream meaning

Running Events

Hurdles: In your dreams hurdles represent the obstacles that hinder your progress. Did they knock you over, or did you knock them over? Did you navigate your way successfully over them without touching them?

Marathon: If your race was a marathon, this indicates that work or life has become an exhausting slog.

If you win the marathon, this suggests you have the confidence to achieve your aims, but if you fail to finish, this suggests that insecurities in waking life are holding you back.

Relay race: In the relay race of your life, were you successful at passing the baton or did you fumble things and ruin your team’s chances?... running events dream meaning

Running A Marathon

Unless you’re actually planning to run a marathon in real life, this dream is quite simple to decipher. You’ve a goal in mind, you have it in sight, but it’s going to take hard work and tenacity to reach it. Falling while running suggests a need to find your feet and steady any nerves. Don’t worry if you don’t reach the finish line or feel you can’t go on, this is your subconscious helping you work through any fears that might hinder your progress while you sleep.... running a marathon dream meaning