DREAM DICTIONARY - Stop :Dreams are very emotional and will often be linked to new feelings and thoughts. The word 'stop' is filled with emotional overtones and will help you trace what has caused your dream. Who did you want to 'stop' yesterday? What did you put a stop to yesterday? Has some problem just been resolved or needs to be resolved? Just think about that word stop and think what comes to mind.
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : Trying to stop her best friend (the man in the dream) from doing something linked to her feelings of desperation the day before with that friend. He had complained of heart problems. She tried to get him to do more (see a doctor) but he just ignored the pain.
Example dream : Trying to convince her boyfriend to stop doing something linked to her persistent doubts about him. He was very inconsistent and she wanted him to stop being like that.
Example dream : A wish for a rapist to stop his attack represented a prolonged series of sly comments directed at the dreamer by her sister in law
Example dream : Being told to 'stop and listen' in a dream linked to the dreamer actually hearing her child crying whilst she was sleeping. Having to 'stop' symbolised the dreamers need to concentrate on the sound she was hearing and to make sense of what was happening. This would allow her to jolt herself out of her sleep and attend to her child.
Example dream : A dream in which the dreamer hears a voice telling him to stop linked to his need to wake up and move his leg. He was in intense pain due to this uncomfortable position. So the dream linked to the dreamers need to stop doing something right there and then - to wake up and move.
Example dream : Trying to stop a bird getting in during a dream linked to the dreamers thoughts about a woman he was attracted to. His life was very complicated at that moment and it was probably best that he did not start a relationship with her so he was avoiding her.
Example dream : Wanting dogs to stop fighting linked to the dreamer wanting petty squabbling to stop between her mother and boyfriend.
Example dream : A tornado stopping symbolised a major argument which had now been resolved between the dreamer and her stepdaughter.
Example dream : A man stopping the dreamer linked to her feelings of being trapped as she was stuck in a problem.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer wants to stop and get off was linked to her diet. In real life she knew that this was something that she knew she did not want to do so she paid a diet coach to keep her on her diet. Her dream was about a train driver who insists that she carry on even though she wants to stop.
Example dream : Wanting something to stop in a dream linked to the dreamers wish to help out a man... to put a stop to his poverty
Example dream : A dream about a boy who stops and looks linked to the dreamer being under pressure to follow his fathers career path. HHe wanted to do something more creative. Stopping symbolised his wish to stop and think about what he wanted to do at a time when he was under pressure to act in a certain way.
Example dream : A dream where a lifeguard stops him jumping into a pool linked to the dreamer breaking up with his girlfriend the night before. Stopping symbolised his need to stop and think at a time when his emotions were heightened and he was very upset.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer stopped fighting when her husband changes into someone else linked to her being in the middle of a divorce. Fighting had become a habit and stopping fighting symbolised her being forced into confrontation by her husband. She was wanting to get out of the cycle of fighting but could not because her husband was unwilling.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer watches knowing the danger but cannot do nothing to stop her children linked to the dreamer being depressed at the time. She knew she was not looking after her children properly. Being unable to stop things symbolised the dreamers depressed mood and inability to act effectively.
Example dream : A dream wwhere the dreamer tries to wedge a chair to stop people coming in the door linked to the dreamer knowing he was really ill yet also realising that the treatment was likely to be vey intrusive. So deep down he wanted to prevent that intrusion.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer stops mice leaving a cage linked to the dreamers thoughts about her children. They were leaving home and growing up and it was very unsettling for the dreamer. Stopping the mice leaving was symbolic of her wanting to prevent her children leaving home.
Example dream : Screaming for a rape to stop in a dream linked to the dreamer being invited to a party where her ex boyfriend would also be at. Screaming to stop was symbolic of her wish to avoid a situation where she would see her ex.
Example dream : A dream where a guy the dreamer fancies in real life is undressing and she tells him to stop linked to her wanting to be just friends. He was a lot older than her and her parents hated him. Telling him to stop linked to her own need to put a stop to a relationship which was causing her problems.
Example dream : A dream where her son stops because he is pregnant linked to him being very excitable. She was worried that he might injure himself and wished he would take more care. Stopping symbolised her wish for him to slow down and stop being so reckless.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer makes his fathers car stop in front of a policewoman linked to her realising just how badly he treated her mother. Stopping symbolised her belief that he had to stop behaving that way - or that others should tell him he was doing wrong.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer could not stop stabbing her boyfriend linked to her breaking up with him because he had kissed her best friend. Being unable to stop herself linked to the strong and overwhelming hate that she could not hold back.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is stopped by the man who owns the hotel linked to the dreamer thinking about someone who made some very personal comments about him on an internet forum. No one really listened to these criticisms. Being stopped linked to the dreamer thinking about their right to make personal comments and prevent him having his say.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is unable to move in the undergrowth linked to her feeling victimized by her boss. He always seemed to block everything that she did.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer stops outside a model agency linked to her wanting to be a model but facung opposition from her family who wanted her to do something more serious. Stopping symbolised her focusing on what she wanted despite the resistance.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer stops for gas linked to her having flu two weeks previously but still feeling drained. Stopping symbolised her lack of energy after this illness.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was told he had stopped the flow was linked to him making a small mistake at work the previous day. He was blamed for this but it was no big deal. Stopping the flow was symbolic of him causing a delay.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was running away without stopping symbolised the pressure on him from her boss.
Example dream : A dream where something stops the dreamer from getting there linked to him having problems at work. Something stopping the dreamer was symbolic of obsticals and problems at work.
Example dream : A dream where a voice states 'you need to stop doing this' linked to the dreamer waking up needing to go to the toilet. Usually he tried to lie still when he woke from a dream to try to remember it. The dream had a simple message telling the dreamer that he needed to stop what he was doing.
Example dream : A dream where we stop at a bridge linked to the dreamer getting into a huge fight with her boyfriend.
Example dream : A dream where 'I react by telling her that she needs to stop' linked to the dreamer going to bed and praying for an 'answer'. He wanted some guidance on how to deal with moving on from his ex. He knew that whatever it was that was making him constantly think of her was not worth it. Telling her to 'stop' was symbolic of him needing to stop thinking about his ex.
Example dream : A dream where a referee stops sending men off the pitch linked to him abusing his power. He needed to think twice about how he behaved. Stopping in the dream was symbolic of him needing to change his behaviour.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer tells a guy she fancies to stop kissing her was linked to her thoughts about him. In the dream he stops kissing her and they start talking about her birthday. 'Stopping' was probably symbolic of her wanting to stop obsessing about him - she needed to talk to him on a practical level - she needed to stop behaving in a certain way.
Example dream : A dream where 'he kept on driving until he got to the middle then stopped' linked to the dreamer being forced to do something which was dangerous the day before. Stopping was symbolic of him wanting to say no to this.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers boyfriend stops her from walking away was linked to the dreamer having made up with her boyfriend. Him stopping her was symbolic of him making an effort - preventing her from doing something rash and sorting things out.
Example dream : A dream where 'the four of us were free falling from the mountain top and stopped at some staging area for the night.' was linked to the dreamer recently having a near death experience with a major helath problem. She was evidently in a coma and on a life support machine during this time. She had evidently had a brief moment of consciousness and told someone at the hospital that she'd been to the top of a huge mountain and flew with birds which seemed to be angels. Stopping at a staging post was symbolic of a different (new) set of feelings during this whole ordeal - her sensing a new stage in her illness.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer 'picks up some weed and then gave it back but he stops me' was linked to the dreamer having a horrible fight with her mom and sister who accused her of stealing her brothers money when in reality he had lent it to her. Being stopped from giving the money back was symbolic of her actions being misinterpreted.
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