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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

PROTECT: Protection obviously has a link to dangerous situations and a wish to avoid people who cause you trouble. If life has been bad recently then the dream may reflect your need for reassurance right now. But protection in dreams may have a deeper meaning. You maybe trying to protect people from your own worst habits and tendencies. Also you may wish to protect some hopes and dreams from your own doubts and negative feelings.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Do you feel more reassured recently?
- Do you feel that some situation is now quite dangerous?
- Do you simply dislike someone who is vindictive?
- Do you know someone who is increasingly vulnerable?

KEY WORDS : Dangerous, help, support, vulnerable, survive, reassuring, nasty, safer, not disputed

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "The situation is so dangerous. I am doing as much as possible to prevent harm coming to us"
- "I do not why she was not helping and supporting me"
- "I do not want to be seen as vulnerable and unable to survive on my own "
- "Things have been so bad for me in my life recently"
- "I feel a lot stronger and safer because ..."
- "She is truly a nasty woman and I do not like being near her"
- "I really do not like being around such people"
- "I was thankful for her reassuring presence"
- "My baby son is so vulnerable and needs watching every moment "
- "Its so important to me and I have to keep those thoughts alive"
- "I think secretly he has some doubts"
- "I am trying to protect people from my own worst habits and tendencies"


SEE ALSO : Ateempt : Distress : Empty : Excite : Grab : Halt : Impatient : Jump : Nasty : Nervous : Nightmare : Pain : Panic : Paralyse : Pressure : Protect : Pull : Push : Rescue : Safe : Search : Shout : Silent : Slowmotion : Sudden : Surround : Torture
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Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of protection in dreams?

Protection may link to some current problems in your life and the need to feel helped and reassured. E.g.

"I am so annoyed at my friend. I was really angry at what happened at school yesterday yet she was not really taking my side or helping me get rid of my bad feelings. What is the point in having a friend if they do not stick by you in difficult situations"[Dream Dictionary - she was protecting me]

"My country is currently at war and the fears are very real and rockets are coming over all the time"[Dream Dictionary - protect my child]

"I am going to live on my own for the first time. I would really hate to have to go back home like a little girl who could not cope on her own."[Dream dictionary - protect her from flying off into the air]

"I am definitely seeing a pattern here, and I figure this has something to do with my view on my men. My boyfriend cheated on me last year and it absolutely destroyed me emotionally"[Dream Dictionary - protecting kittens ]

"I am having trouble with health and anxiety problems. I feel like my head is totally mashed up right now. "[Dream Dictionary - protect myself ]

"I have had a lot of problems to deal with but I feel strengthened by my own response"[Dream Dictionary - wrapped in spiders web for protection]

Protection in dreams may link to someone whom you do not like or trust. E.g.

"I am having to spend time with my sister in law but I do not like her at all. She is a callous and ruthless woman who cannot be trusted"[Dream dictionary - I was protecting my daughter from snakes]

"That woman on the Internet was really annoying me yesterday. She was blaming an innocent child. The language she used was terrible and she was so vicious. This lack of caring affects children. They grow up and turn out to have views just like their parents" [Dream Dictionary - protected behind the glass door]

Feeling protected may link to someone whom you feel reassured by. E.g.

"I think I am understanding something about myself. I am nervous in front of my crush. But I tend to be a lot less nervous when I am with his mother. I think that we are made for each other and that eventually we will get together."[Dream symbol - she said she would protect me ]

The need to protect someone may link to their vulnerability and ability to find trouble. E.g.

"My son is 10 months old. I really worry that he will get himself into trouble and hurt himself. I know that the dream is related to my own worries about him"[Dream Dictionary - I cannot protect him]

protection may link to the need some issues involving anger. E.g.

"I wanted to be nice to people at work. But it was so hard as its hard trying to be nice because I have got a cold at the moment. I cannot make anyone feel good with a stuffed up nose."[Dream Dictionary - a protective door shielding the basement ]

"I have had some major arguments with my former room mate. I was thinking of calling the cops to get my stuff back. Maybe I have got to think a little more rationally and let things settle down a little"[Dream Dictionary - protecting our pets]

"My ex husband was extremely abusive to me in front of my son. I did not want my son to witness this. "[Dream Dictionary - Protecting my son from gun man]

Protection may link to your need to keep some important part of your hopes and dreams alive. E.g.

"I am troubled by two issues right now. I have worked night and day on a work project. It is failing though and I am not getting the support I require. I have also been thinking about this girl I like. I am really attracted to her. But I think she is a lesbian. I do not think it is wise to tell her how I feel. I cannot make up my mind" [Dream Dictionary - I did the right thing protecting the baby]

Protection links to our own weaknesses and doubts in life. E.g.

"I do not have doubts therefore I do not need to reaffirm my faith. I think sometimes people who go overboard in expressing their faith are perhaps covering over some serious doubts"[Dream Dictionary - we all try and find things that would protect us]
THE DREAM I was with my son (who seemed a bit younger than 5 years old in the dream - he is now 5). We were in an unknown house with other people(perhaps during holidays). There were other young people, who were not present, except for one who came with the bad news - that the lion had killed one guy. I was afraid that my son tried to go and see so I prevented him from walking away. I was so anxious trying to think of a way to get out of that house. The reason was that a man was going to shoot us dead, all of us, including my son. We would have to lie down on the floor and I would see him shoot my son!!! So, my plan was to bend my back while walking, as making an arch on my sons body and try to get out of the house and protect him from the lion which could come out from any room in the house by surprise. Then someone called us to show us the lion cubs inside a room, and also the lion mother was there. She was hiding from us but making sure we knew she was there protecting her cubs. I took my son away before he dared lift one of them. We then understood that the reason why the lion mother had killed that guy was that she was hungry. I woke up knowing that we had to escape or we would be killed.

THE REALITY The day before the dreamer had a very intimidating situation with her ex husband. He was the father of her son but she had left him because of his inability to control his temper. Twice she had been intimidated in front of her son.

THE INTERPRETATION If something very big happens the day before its always best to see how the dream could represent that event. This dream contains the self same sense of fear that the dreamer experienced the day before. Who could not doubt that there is an obvious connection. Its just a matter of seeing how the dream symbolism works.

The dream features a lion mother. At first glance it may seem that this would represent the dreamer. Yet it is much more likely it represents her husband. Lions are always dangerous and need to be watched. But when a lion feels its cubs are threatened it will act in a totally vicious and ruthless way. Perhaps this shows how the dreamer is trying to understand the source of her husbands anger. Why did he get angry. Perhaps this dream shows him showing his instincts. He was asserting his rights as a father.

But the dream does reveal how the dreamer was trying to cope with this. In real life she was trying to defuse the situation. She did not want to provoke his actions. In the dream she has a plan to protect her son. She bows her head and tries to walk away from danger. This probably mimics how she tried to cope with this situation - trying not to draw attention to herself and trying not to provoke trouble.

Symbolic Meanings
GUNMAN : "The dreamer feels personally targeted and feared her son would be drawn into the argument. "
MOTHER LION : "The urge lions have to protect their young is very strong. They are very dangerous in such situations. "
PROTECT : "The need to protect her son from the behavior of her ex husband"
SON AND LION CUBS : "Children are so innocent. They would pick up something cute like a lion cub without fully realising what may happen. This situation mirrors real life where the dreamer was worried her son would provoke a situation without knowing"
WATCH SON SHOT TO DEATH : "The dreamer did not want her son to witness this argument with her ex husband"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "My ex husband was extremely intimidating yesterday. He was directly targeting me right in front of our son. I really just had to get out of there. There was not much I could do. I just tried to defuse the situation and get away. "

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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