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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook GRAB : When you grab in real life it usually occurs when you wish to get your own way so consider an issue where you are others are insisting on something. Grabbing also occurs when you feel nervous or anxious so think of situations where you feel unsettled. Grabbing also suggests immediate situations and problems and pushy behavior.

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, urge, unsettled(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"
- "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"


SEE ALSO : Chased : Chasing : Anger : Disgust : Frustration : Guilt : Nervous : Sad
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.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of grabbing in dreams?

Grabbing can show that you are desperate for something and putting in a lot effort. E.g.

"I am trying to get through my own creative block but its so difficult. I feel like there is so much energy and creativity inside me and if I could grab hold of it"[Dream Dictionary - Trying to grab hold of a slippery pig]

"My mother split up from my step dad but we all get along. I do hope they get back together. He is so nice and they get along so well"[Dream dictionary - I grab hold of guard rail to get a better look at some dolphins]

Grabbing suggests that you wish to grab hold of an opportunity. E.g.

"I had an argument with my friend. I want to talk to her but she will blame me for the bad things that I said"[Dream Dictionary - I grab my friends hand and beg her not to stab me]

"I realise how much I still love my ex and know that we need to get back together"[Dream symbol - I grab my ex and tell him how much I love him]

"my girlfriend has come back from the military but she does not want to get back together until she sorts out some problems"[Dream Dictionary - I grab a bird and let it go outside]

Grabbing can link to pressure being placed upon you and people who try to force their opinions on you. E.g.

"This guy at work keeps sexually harassing me. He calls me sexy and I fear him because for much of the day I am alone in the office with him"[Dream dictionary - a guy at work grabs me]

"I have been raped and my psychologist has been trying to get me to have a more mature attitude towards sex"[Dream Dictionary - grabbed by older woman]

"my life is a bit out of control right now and I have moved out of the home I shared with my boyfriend"[Dream Dictionary - I am being grabbed ]

"I realise that I need to break free from my family. I am held back by my ties to them"[Dream Dictionary - my sister in law grabs my legs and holds me back]

"I am splitting up with my husband"[Dream Dictionary - My husband grabs hold of my wrists]

"My boyfriends parents are monsters. They think he should be on American Idol. They are mad. He has changed as a result. They are trying to get me to treat him like a movie star"[Dream Dictionary - Little girl tries to grab a sword to fight a monster]

"My mother has just split up with my step father. I really hate him and its brilliant that he has gone. He cannot say anything to me now"[Dream dictionary - my step father grabs me and I say you cannot touch me]

"My husband has separated with me because he thinks I need time to think."[Dream symbol - I grab a towel]

Grabbing may link to pushy and aggressive emotional attitudes and situations. E.g.

"I found out that my ex boyfriend was cheating on me before we split."[Dream symbol - a man is grabbing me whilst my ex boyfriend walks away]

"I just feel a little exploited in many areas of my life right now. I feel undervalued and unappreciated"[Dream Dictionary - My partner grabs me and then moves ahead of me]

"I have just moved and my new neighbours do not accept my religion and beliefs"[Dream symbol - running from people who are trying to kill us and grabbing a ball of light]

"My boyfriend has just gone off to army camp. The relationship had only just started and I am unsure how he really feels. I wish I could just see him"[Dream symbol - strange man grabs me]

"It was the worst thing I ever did taking the managers job. I was really screwed over. Its a terrible job. I thought when my ex boss was fired it was a great opportunity but in fact its the exact opposite"[Dream Dictionary - grabbed by my ex boss who rapes me]

"My husbands ex is causing the family great stress. She is constantly causing trouble in the family"[Dream Dictionary - I grab hold of yellow pages]

Grabbing can represent someone who is guiding you and trying to keep you away from danger. E.g.

"I have just been through a traumatic death of an old friend who was always a strong guiding influence on me. I have been thinking about her and the ways in which she taught me right from wrong. She never put up with any nonsense"[Dream symbol - grabbed by old friend who has just died]

Grabbing may suggest you have been forceful and determined in some way. E.g.

"My husband was upset when I said that our marriage guidance was not as successful as he thought. I think he feels I was a little too blunt. He feels that we were making progress but I felt it was all fake and we just pretending to get along"[Dream Dictionary - man grabs me]

"My son has moved back home. I have set down some rules. I do not want to be taken advantage of"[Dream Dictionary - I grab hold of my son and go outside]

"I have just returned home after years away at college. My parents tend to think I am still a child but I have lived independently for some time. I am a grown up and do not appreciate my parents telling me what to do"[Dream dictionary - I grab my friend and run]

"I was in love with this girl but had to escape her - she was driving me insane"[Dream symbol - Men grab me on a coffin]

"I have been trying to be much nicer to the people at work and to but I have a cold at the moment"[Dream Dictionary - I grab some weird food with my dad]

Grabbing is linked to immediate situations and your attitude to danger in general. E.g.

"I know I have health difficulties but sometimes I want to take some chances. If you do not experience a little danger then you will never truly live"[Dream symbol - I tried to grab hold of a couple of precarious twigs]

"I was watching a program on Hurricane Katrina last night. It was frightening. Its especially frightening because it took place in the USA and it affected people just like me"[Dream Dictionary - I grab hold of bannister in a tornado]

Grabbing may suggest you have made a reckless decision. E.g.

"I used to be an alcoholic - I still get dreams and urges to drink"[Dream symbol - the smell of alcohol grabs me]

Grabbing may suggest that there is an immediate problem or danger. E.g.

"These dreams occurred when my grandmother was on the verge of death"[Dream symbol - I grab hold of snake but it bites me]

"I was at this funeral yesterday and realised that everyone there were drug dealers or alcoholics. I realise now the importance of my religion and need to be honest and true. These people will be swept away by their own sinfulness."[Dream symbol - I grab my son and leave]

Grabbing can suggest you have experienced a moment of nervousness or fear. That you are a little unsettled and anxious. E.g.

"I work in a strip club as a waitress hate it. The men can be very rude "[Dream symbol - I grab an egg and try to destroy it]

"I am having to make some career choices right now. I am a bit in above my depth "[Dream Dictionary - I am grabbing a bucket whilst being attacked by an aircraft]

"I did have an upsetting experience at work the same day that I had the dream and for a while I have been feeling unfulfilled, disadvantaged and badly treated in my current work environment."[Dream Dictionary - I grab some Pringles and other items]

"I had a talk with my friend the other day and we were telling each other about our insecurities"[Dream Dictionary - I grab hold of a truck and hold on tight]

"I realise now that someone has been spreading rumours about me. I am not sure who but I have one or two ideas"[Dream Dictionary - I am grabbed from behind]

"I have bought a present for my supervisor. I have thought of buying a present for my other boss but we do not connect and she is so difficult"[Dream dictionary - I grab a binder and notepad]

Grabbing may suggest that you feel nervous and unsure or unhappy in some way. That you realise that you need to change. E.g.

"I am leaving home and I feel scared and uncertain."[Dream Dictionary - I grab a little girl to protect her]

"I have not been so happy at work recently. I normally really enjoy things but just recently it has been stressful"[Dream Dictionary - I grab my daughter]

"I have been frozen in life. I need to change and accept new challenges. I have become stale and need to break out of my present circumstances and group of friends"[Dream Dictionary - wolf grabs me]

Grabbing may be linked to a need to accept change. E.g.

"I have split up with my boyfriend. I suppose I have to start accepting things and see its over. We can be friends "[Dream Dictionary - My ex boyfriend's mother grabs me and throws me out]

"I need to get out of my abusive marriage"[Dream Dictionary - grabbed by two huge claws]

Grabbing may suggest that you have been concentrating on a specific feeling or piece of information. E.g.

"I have been having lots of difficulties with my boyfriend. But the incident with the quiche the other day really annoyed me. I try to keep my vegetarian food away from his meat but he just doesn't care. That specific thing really bugged me."[Dream Dictionary - I grab hold of quiche ]

"I think my ex girlfriend has been spreading rumours about me and has put off this girl I like. I cannot prove it but I have this gut feeling that she has spoilt things for me"[Dream Dictionary - grabbing my shotgun]

"I do not know what to make of my ex. He told me he has a new girlfriend but it seems like he wants me to react. I think he may even still have feelings for me. There is just something about the way he is acting that suggests he still has feelings."[Dream Dictionary - ex boyfriend grabs hold of me]

"I have been getting away with too many liberties at work. My boss has just fired someone. I have to realise that he may do the same to me. I have got to keep this job or I will not be able to go on holiday to New Zealand with him "[Dream Dictionary - grabbed by security guard and chased by my boss]

Grabbing often links to something that has grabbed hold of you and demands immediate attention. E.g.

"It could have been a premonition of a storm that day and my fears for my grandmother "[Dream Dictionary - I grab my friend]

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