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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.

STEALING : Stealing links to issues of self respect, prestige and recognition. It can also link to moments when you feel taken advantage of or when someone has not shown proper respect for your property. If you are robbed then it may link to a real feeling of resentment that you have missed out on some opportunity.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- What resentments were dominating your mind yesterday?
- Have you been taking advantage of someone or have you been accused of this?
- Has someone been treating your possessions with a lack of respect?

KEY WORDS :Taking advantage, selfish, feeling robbed, unrecognised, undervalued,resentments(write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see where these words appear)

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the new thoughts and feelings you have been clarifying in your mind) :
- "she is in it for what she can get!"
- "they are just taking me for granted"
- "He doesn't really value them"
- "I lent something and feel guilty it was broken"
- "I didn't take advantage of him!"
- "they should have shown me more respect"
- "I should have been given more recognition"
- "I feel robbed of my self respect."
- "he thought he had done so well and I robbed him of all those positive feelings "
- "I have missed out on so much. I feel robbed"
- "I feel a sense of resentment that I cannot do what I want to"


SEE ALSO : Intruders : Police : Unknown man
DREAM STUDIES : Police : : Stealing
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
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.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of stealing in dreams?

Stealing may signify that someone has been taken advantage of. E.g.

"My family have accused me of stealing money off my grandfather when in fact he lent the money to me. They feel I took advantage of him"[Dream symbol - stealing from a thrift store]

"My sister has ruined my computer. She does not care and just takes advantage of me."[Dream Dictionary - I was robbed]

"I feel like I have been taken advantage of as my employers have made me manager again so the usual managers can have a few Sunday mornings off "[Dream symbol - someone robbed me of money to buy booze]

"My old boss has got a new wife. She is half his age. She seems like a real tramp who has just taken advantage of him. I cannot think of any other reason why they would be together"[Dream Dictionary - stolen coin]

"I damaged something at that my friend lent me. I feel so guilty as they may think I did not take proper care"[Dream Dictionary - caught stealing something]

"I have recently been getting into trouble. I have been going off the rails. My mother gets worried about lots of things. I know now I should be more responsible"[Dream symbol - I steal my mothers car]

Stealing can be linked to issues relating to prestige,self worth and recognition. It may mean that you feel others are been over valued or that you should receive more recognition. E.g.

"I was thinking yesterday how my college tutors never recognised my abilities. I felt they should show me more respect. I achieved so much"[Dream dictionary - stealing from former college lecturers]

"I was thinking a lot about jobs yesterday and how people get jobs and do not deserve them. They fake their abilities and use contacts. I hate it because I have so many talents and I still cannot find a job"[Dream Dictionary - stolen money]

"I have just gone through a break up and feel very upset. I feel it has robbed me of some self respect"[Dream Dictionary - my car has been stolen by some teenagers]

Stealing may link to moments when you feel life is unjust and when you feel robbed of some opportunity. E.g.

"My life is at a standstill. I cannot seem to move in the direction I wish"[Dream symbol - angry that my car has been stolen]

"I recently split up from my boyfriend temporarily and definitely do not want to go back. I have gained my self respect and independence. I know he just messed my head up"[Dream Dictionary - my shoes have been stolen]

Stealing may show that you feel something has been achieved without much effort. E.g.

"I have been to marriage counselling with my husband and he got a little upset when I said that we had not really been making progress. I said that any gains were just artificial - we were pretending"[Dream Dictionary - stealing wads of money]

"He just wants the photos for free. His compliments are cringe worthy. If he truly liked them then he would offer to pay for them. "[Dream Dictionary - stealing photos][The dream on which this quote is based is featured at the bottom of this page]

"I have broken up with my girlfriend. We have been arguing. I took the easy way out and caused the break up"[Dream Dictionary - stealing some firecrackers and letting them off]
SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM The dream is a bit confused. There is something about people stealing photos. I am then looking at something small. Its called a Molesc. It is slow moving and its rather like a snail. I am calling it by its proper name. I touch the snail and it melts into the air and moves right towards me. I wake up and feel awful. Its such a slimy feeling.

THE REALITYThe day before the dreamer had been asked if he could give some of his photos to a stranger. He had taken the pictures of this person singing. He felt that the person was being highly complimentary in order to get the photos for free. He obviously had no intention of paying.

DREAM ANALYSIS dreams are often about events which have just happened. Its always best to see if any key events or thoughts seem in any way consistent with the dream symbols. In this case photography had been a key issue the day before. The dreamer had been asked to provide some photos to a musician he had watched and photographed. The musician obviously wanted the photos for free. This is a good link and so the other symbols could be examined to see if they are consistent.

The photos are stolen in the dream. That does seem to link to real life in a symbolic way. The stolen photos represent the dreamers belief that the musician wishes to take his photos without paying for them. He wants something for nothing. So that symbol seems consistent.

The snail is a creature that the dreamer feels is disgusting. He cannot touch or look at them without feeling a little sick. They make him want to cringe. That self same feeling is of extreme relevance to this situation. The dreamer just wanted to cringe when the musician was praising his photos in a false and cringe worthy way.

The dream also features the dreamer naming something in a correct way. That seemed relevant too in a way. He was wanting to describe the musician asking for his photos exactly as he was. He felt he was rather slimy - his compliments were cringe worthy.

Symbolic Meanings
GIVE SOMETHING ITS PROPER NAME : "The dreamer wants to describe this person exactly as he is - slimy"
PHOTOS STOLEN : "The dreamers own photos are not appreciated properly"
SNAIL : "The dreamer cringes at the sight of these - he was cringing also at the over the top compliments made about his photos"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I know he just wants the photos for free. He is being very complimentary but once he gets the photos he will be off like a shot. His compliments are cringe worthy."

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight about something which has just happened in the DREAM MEANING

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