DREAM DICTIONARY - Lost :Many symbols are more about emotions than anything else. So try to see dreams about losing someone as being about loss in the wider sense("a loss of dignity or authority", "a lack of direction", "a loss of interest", "a loss of concentration"). Try to think of something specifically where you felt 'lost'. Alternatively, your dream could be about your general mood - do you feel lost and lacking any real direction?
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Do you feel unable to achieve what you used to do?
- Do you lack direction at the moment?
- Is there someone that you fear losing?
- Did you feel humiliated yesterday?
- Are you trying to learn some new skills with not much success?
KEY WORDS : Dignity, lack of authority, lack of direction, tired, missing out, needing, unprepared
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "It is very difficult to understand. Its not an easy subject to learn"
- "Its not what I really want to do - but I have been put under pressure to do it"
- "I would rather be doing something else"
- "My life LACKS DIRECTION at the moment"
- "He seems tired out"
- "I lack the command and authority that I once had"
- "I realise that I am going to have to make some preparations or it will be a disaster"
- "I DO NOT FEEL as important or needed as I once did"
- "I really FEAR LOSING HIM"
- "I really feel I have been missing out"
- "My life is really not going anywhere"
- "I seem to have LOST that feeling that ...."
- "I was so humiliated and did not know what to do"
- "I simply cannot shake off the feeling that ..."
- "I do not know what I would do without him"
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream where the dreamers little girl is lost took place just as the dreamers daughter had slept in her own bed for the very first time. The dreams meaning linked to this exact thought "It feels strange as my daughter is not sleeping in my bed with me and my wife. She has slept in her own bed for the first time." So the meaning of lost in the dream captured the feeling "I am not accustomed to not seeing her."
Example dream : Feeling lost in a dream linked to the dreamer trying to adopt a child - her birth mother had just come back on the scene. Feeling lost symbolised the dreamer feeling that she would lose her adopted child - this had a big emotional impact on her.
Example dream : Losing a guy in a dream was linked to the dreamers thoughts about a guy she was talking to and texting - he was soon to leave town (this would end the relationship).
Example dream : Feeling lost in an elementary school linked to the dreamers dislike of her grandmother. She felt a real sense of frustration because she was coming to stay - feeling lost represented the feeling that she did not know what to do with her Grandmother.
Example dream : being lost in a forest symbolised the dreamers frustration that she was not doing as much as she could to help animals
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is trying to get back something she has lost which is precious linked to her thinking about the man she loved but had fallen out with. She was due to meet him the next day. She was recognising what she was missing with him - she really did love him.
Example dream : Losing some friends in a dream linked to the dreamers recent cold and unsociable mood and had lost his interest in his friends. The dreams meaning featured this theme of "losing interest" within the context of this wider thought "I am in a very cold mood. I just want to wallow in my own depression. I was getting help from some friends but right now I just want to be on my own."
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer had lost his wallet took place when the dreamer was in despair as his life was in total chaos. The dreams meaning featured this theme of "my life is in chaos" and the dreams meaning was summed up by this quote "I am suffering terrible depression. My whole life seems to be in chaos and all of it is caused by my mental health problems."
Example dream : Feeling lost in a hospital linked to the dreamer feeling very depressed. Feeling lost symbolised her not knowing what to do to solve her depression. The "feeling lost" then can be translated into the phrase "I simply do not know what to do" and so we see how dreams symbols can link to everyday thoughts.
Example dream : A dream in which the dreamer feels lost linked to her wanting to tell her mom that she wanted to become a model. Her mother always wanted her to become a pharmacist like herself. Feeling lost symbolised her lack of real direction in life.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer feels lost linked to her getting tired of constantly helping people out. She was very good natured and found it difficult to turn people down. Feeling lost symbolised her tendency to get caught into doing things for other people instead of concentrating on her own goals.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is lost in a car park linked to him being unable to find work but more importantly being unable to discover his direction at that point in his life.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is lost and her ex boyfriend has come to find me linked to him telling her he still had feeling for her. She was now married though and this made her feel very guilty. Feeling lost symbolised her lack of real direction - she simply did not know what to do.
Example dream : A dream about her father being lost linked to him suffering from dementia in real life - she was often worried about him. Being lost symbolised his illness which was leaving him very vulnerable.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was lost linked to him being unemployed and exhausted at that time.
Example dream : Turning back before I am lost linked to the dreamer becoming interested in something. He was currently exploring some new ideas and was getting to grips with the concepts. Turning back before he was lost linked to him trying not to overreach himself.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is lost in an airport linked to the dreamer being about to take an air plane journey. Being lost symbolised the dreamers need to be prepared for this journey and to make sure that everything was right - otherwise he would end up in total chaos.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers father looks tired and lost linked to him thinking about his father. He was starting to realise he lacked the authority that he once had.
Example dream : A dream where we are lost linked to the dreamer being stood up the night before. This symbolised his plans going wrong.
Example dream : Losing someone in a dream simply represented their fear that this person would no longer be part of her life. The dreamer feared that her adopted son would contact his birth mother and ignore his adopted mother.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer lost two children linked to the dreamers daughter nearly getting killed. Her son was looking after her and would have been extremely traumatized if she had died. Losing two children symbolised the dreamer recognising her child could have died.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is contemplating all that's he had lost linked to him trying to be positive. However, he slept in again and was continually missing the targets he set himself. Thinking about all he had lost was symbolic of him failing to match his own expectations of himself.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer loses her precious baby linked to her worries that he husband was not as keen on her being pregnant as she was. He was a lot older and was not as enthusiastic. Losing her baby was symbolic of her emotional expectations not matching reality.
Example dream : A dream about losing her dog before he dies linked to the dreamer having family problems. She was hoping to sort these out so she could feel a sense family. Losing her dog was symbolic of her feeling a sense of loss as she was missing out on her family.
Example dream : Losing sight of a friend linked to the dreamer not getting along with her manager any more. Before she had really liked him but now just found him creepy and did not like talking to him personally. Losing sight of a friend symbolised the change in this relationship and the loss of the feelings of friendship.
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