DREAM DICTIONARY - Grab :Grabbing in a dream is not a major symbol it just generally helps build up the atmosphere of a dream. Grabbing is associated with forthright action, determination and in a more negative sense ways in which you are struggling. Think of situations where you feel pushed around and forced into doing things. Think of situations when you would grab - your dream probably links to a similar type of situation. Think also of the emotions that you feel when others grab.
If you are trying to grab something it may suggest that you have been particularly determined. If you were trying to prevent something then its likely that the dreamer captures the effort that you were putting in to make sure it does not happen.
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Do you need to seize the moment in some way?
- Have you got loads of energy right now?
- Has someone been pressurizing you?
- Do you feel a little unsettled or unhappy right now?
KEY WORDS : Resolve, pressurize, determined,strong urges, addictions, unsettled,desperate, "protect", "sensing dangerous", "taking firm action", "staying safe", "reckless", "pushy", "tension", "urgent situation", "a strong wish", "feeling exploited", "abusive relationship", "taking control", (write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I have got such an energy for this"
- "I would really like to make that happen!"
- "I TRIED to talk to her"
- "I need to realise that I have to ACT NOW"
- "He just will not take no for an answer"
- "They KEEP PRESSURIZING me"
- "I agreed but I am not sure I really wanted to!"
- "He is DETERMINED to do it!"
- "He wants to get his OWN WAY"
- "He only thinks of himself"
- "I have got to make sure that she is safe"
- "That one incident is really typical of how he behaves. It just sums him up "
- "I made a determined effort but..."
- "I still get that urge"
- "I feel a little unsettled doing that"
- "I feel unhappy right now"
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : Grabbing a gun symbolised the dreamers ex who had been quite insistent and determined the night before. This is a link by association. People who are insistent and determined will often grab. So when a guy grabs a gun in the dream its just the dreamers way of saying "My ex was very determined and insistent."
Example dream : Grabbing in a dream was a symbol of the dreamers need for reassurance. The night before was her first night sleeping alone without her boyfriend for sometime. In the dream she was being grabbed by rapists. Grabbing was therefore a symbol of her anxiety. The dreams meaning dealt with this theme of "anxiety" and "not feeling safe" and overall captured the following thought process "I felt really anxious last night having to sleep on my own. I have slept with my boyfriend for several nights and was getting used to his reasurring presence. I feel all weird now and feel as if anything could happen to me. I feel safe with my boyfriend there to protect me." Grabbing is associated with anxious situations where we do not feel safe.
Example dream : Grabbing her son in a dream to keep him safe linked to the deamer going to a funeral the day before. Whilst at this funeral the dreamer felt "I was looking at all the people at this funeral and they were all doing drugs or into some kind of crime. I want my son to grow up in a good moral way." So grabbing her son to keep him safe was linked to "protection", "a dangerous situation", "taking firm action", "someone who is important to me" and "staying safe." Her son was important to he and so in a situation involving danger she would grab him in order to protect him.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabs someone to help keep them safe took place the night after the dreamer had talked with her sister about how to get rid of an unwanted guest. The dream probably links with this type of thought "I was talking to my sister about how to get rid of an unwanted guest and I was starting to think about how much trouble this might cause. It could be a difficult and dangerous situation." Grabbing in the context of this situation suggest the following types of feelings "It will be very tense" (we grab in tense situations), "My sister will have to stay safe" (we grab in situations involving danger), and "My sister will have to take firm action" (we grab in situations where we are taking firm action). Grabbing in the dream was not a prediction that someone would be grabbed. Rather the grabbing is a device to build up a picture of what might happen. The dream is linked to the dreamer imagining the amount of tension and danger that might result. It is the type of situation where people will grab.
Example dream : Grabbing a butchers knife dream took place after the dreamer had tried to warn her father about her brothers new girlfriend. She had very strong views about her and was determined to say what she needed. Grabbing was symbolic of the forthright way in which she went about this.
Example dream : A dream of men grabbing the dreamer s daughter was linked to her ex lover who had had sex with other men. The grabbing was symbolic of this abusive behaviour.
Example dream : Grabbing was symbolic of the dreamer being accused of irresponsible, reckless and immature behaviour(immature people tend to be pushier and boisterous) .
Example dream : In one dream the dreamers ex grabs the dreamers hand. In real life she had married someone else and he had been sentenced to many years in prison. Recently he had pleaded for her to come back to him. Grabbing her hand in the dream linked to his desperation and the dream captured this exact thought "how cold he believe that we would ever get back together"
Example dream : A dream about a snake grabbing a finger linked to the dreamers fears that her grandmother would die soon of ill health. Grabbing therefore symbolised the fear that something bad could happen.
Example dream : Grabbing in a dream simply linked in with the huge heated arguments with her boyfriend. Grabbing was symbolic of the general tension.
Example dream : A woman who is fighting, grabbing, and screaming symbolised the dreamers thoughts about women facing absuive violence. She worked in a family violence unit and recently two murders had taken place. She felt that no one cared about these women. The women grabbing symbolised their desperate wish to escape this abuse.
Example dream : Grabbing pulling and praying linked to the huge impact news reports of Hurricane Katrina had on the dreamer
Example dream : Trying to grab a rat symbolised the dreamers determination to get more done to help the poor.
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer grabbed a trash can to pee in. When she woke up she urgently needed to go to the toilet. Grabbing was symbolic of this urgent need to go to the toilet.
Example dream : A dream trying to grab hold of a slippery pig linked to the dreamer trying to get through his own creative block. Grabbing symbolised his intense desire to get back his creative energies.
Example dream : Grabbing hold of a guard rail linked to the dreamers mother splitting up with her step dad. She wanted them to get back together as she really got along with her step dad Grabbing symbolised the insecurity she was feeling.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabs hold of her friends hand and begs her not to stab her linked to her having an argument with that friend. Now she wanted to talk to her and hoped that she would not blame her for the things she had said. Grabbing symbolised the dreamer wanting to do something that was potentially quite difficult.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabs her ex and tells him how much she loved him linked to her realising how much she loved him. She wanted them to get back together. Grabbing him in the dream symbolised her desperate wish to talk to him.
Example dream : Grabbing a bird and letting it go outside linked to the dreamers ex girlfriend coming back from the military. She had some personal problems to attend to - so she did not want to get back together. Grabbing a bird symbolised his wish for them to get back together - he wanted to grab the opportunity whilst he had it.
Example dream : A dream where a guy at work grabs the dreamer linked to the dreamer being sexually harassed by him at work. Grabbing symbolised the pressure he was putting on her - he was telling her how sexy she was. She did not like being alone in the office with him.
Example dream : Being grabbed by an older woman in a dream linked to the dreamer having been raped. She had been talking to her psychologist and was trying to take a more a mature attitude towards sex. Grabbing symbolised her wish to make a change in her behaviour.
Example dream : A dream about being grabbed linked to the dreamers life being out of control at the time - she had moved out of the home she shared with her boyfriend. Grabbing symbolised the difficult relationship she was in.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer has her legs grabbed linked to her wanting to break free from her family. She felt that they were holding them back. Grabbing symbolised the belief that they were dominating her and holding her back.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers husband garbs her linked to them splitting up. Grabbing her symbolised his desperate wish to keep the relationship going.
Example dream : A dream where a little girl tries to grab a sword to fight a minster linked to the dreamers boyfriend auditioning for American Idol. His parents were indulging his every wish and treating him like a star. His ego was totally out of control. Grabbing a sword symbolised her wish to resist this - it was taking a lot of effort.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers step dad grabs her linked to her mother breaking up with him. The dreamer had always hated him. Being grabbed by him symbolised the pressure he used to put her under.
Example dream : A dream about her ex boyfriend grabbing her whilst her ex boyfriend walked away occurred at a time when the dreamer had found out that her ex boyfriend was already cheating on her before they had split.
Example dream : A dream about her partner grabbing her who then moves ahead of her was linked to her feeling undervalued and exploited.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is running from people who are trying to kill us and grabbing a ball of light linked to the dreamer moving into a new area where she was not accepted by the locals. Grabbing symbolised the difficult and aggressive situation she was in - it probably captured her wish to resist this.
Example dream : A dream where a strange man grabs her linked to the boyfriend just having gone to the army. The relationship had only just started and she was unsure how he really felt.
Example dream : Being grabbed by her ex boss who rapes her linked to the dreamer taking over her managers job. This was the worst thing that could happen to her. Her boss grabbing her symbolised her belief that she had been pushed into doing something that she regretted.
Example dream : Being grabbed by an old friend in a dream linked to the dreamer mourning the death of that same friend. She had always been important to the dreamer and had always been a strong guiding influence. She taught her right from wrong and never put up with any nonsense. Being grabbed by her was symbolic of her feeling that this friend was still helping and guiding her.
Example dream : A dream where a man grabs me linked to the dreamer telling her husband that she thought that their marriage guidance was not going as well as he thought. The man grabbing symbolised the difficult and awkward situation.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabs hold of her son symbolised her wish to take control of the situation with him. In real life he had just moved back home because he had become unemployed. She wanted to take control of the situation and set him some ground rules.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabs a friend and runs linked to her moving back home with her parents. Se had lived independently for years at college and was now finding it difficult because her parents were treating her like a child. Grabbing her friend symbolised her wish to resist this difficult and oppressive situation.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was grabbed by a man linked to him being in love with a girl. However she was driving him insane. Grabbing symbolised this difficult and involved relationship.
Example dream : A dream about grabbing hold of a bannister in a tornado linked to the dreamer watching a TV program on Hurricane Katrina. This was frightening and brought to life the horror of this natural disaster. Grabbing was symbolic of her thinking what she would do if she had been caught in this aggressive and dangerous situation.
Example dream : A dream where the smell of alcohol grabs her linked to the dreamer being an alcoholic. He still got urges to drink. Grabbing was symbolic of this addiction.
Example dream : Grabbing hold of a snake in a dream linked to the dreamers grandmother being on the verge of death. Grabbing was symbolic of her general anxiety and the difficult and trying circumstances.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabs her son and leaves linked to her going to a funeral the day before. She was thinking how everyone in the audience was on drink or drugs and would end up like the guy whose funeral it was. Grabbing her son was symbolic of her protective feelings towards him.
Example dream : A grabbing hold of a truck dream was linked to the dreamer talking the day before to a friend and telling her about all her insecurities. Grabbing was symbolic of her general anxiety.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is being grabbed from behind was linked to him thinking that someone had been spreading rumours about him. Being grabbed was symbolic of someone who was causing him trouble.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabs a little girl to protect her was linked to the dreamer leaving home. She was feeling scared and concerned about the future. Grabbing the little girl was symbolic of her own anxiety during this new phase of her life.
Example dream : A dream where her ex boyfriends mother grabs her and throws her out was linked to her need to see that it was all over. Being grabbed by her hinted that her ex was sick of her and many of his family obviously knew that the relationship was over. If she phoned or hung around then she would face strong pressure to leave.
Example dream : Being grabbed by two huge claws linked to the dreamer being in an abusive marriage. Being grabbed was symbolic of her facing strong pressure.
Example dream : Grabbing hold of a quiche in a dream linked to the dreamer arguing with her boyfriend. He had put some meat on the same plate as her vegetarian quiche which really showed how he didn't care about things which were important to her. Grabbing the quiche was symbolic of her mind focusing on this as an example.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer grabbed his shotgun was linked to his ex girlfriend spreading rumours about him. He felt she was going around ruining his life. Grabbing his shotgun was symbolic of his gut feeling and first reaction towards this.
Example dream : A dream where her ex boyfriend grabs hold of her was linked to her thinking that he still had feelings for her. Grabbing her was symbolic of his interest in her.
Example dream : Being grabbed was symbolic of her need to respect authority and do as she was told or she would be fired. She needed to remind herself of this because the previous day her boss had fired someone in real life.
Example dream : Grabbing her friend in a dream thought to be a premonition of a very bad day to come - a huge storm broke out. Grabbing was symbolic of a really difficult and dangerous situation.
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