Meaning of Chase Dream
My young son has a recurring nightmare of being chased through woods by a black, shadowy figure. How can I help him overcome his fears? M T- Perth Aust.
BEING CHASED PSYCHOLOGICAL MEANING:
He may have feelings of guilt or fear of being caught for something he has done. Ask him if there’s something that’s upsetting him and reassure him that you will support him whatever it is.
Children who have this dream may be being bullied at school. If the problem persists and you notice unusual or extreme behavior in your child speak to your GP who will put you in touch with someone who can help.
Like dreams of falling, being chased reflects the dreamers feelings of insecurity. The dreamer is running away from something. Freud had a heyday with this one. Men were running away from the fear of castration he says and women from sexual attackers who symbolized her secret desires to be wooed. If you are the person doing the chasing then this can symbolize your ambition and desires to achieve a goal. You are chasing after something you dearly want in life such as a new job or an opportunity. This could also represent a fear of falling behind with work and being unable to catch up with things.
The figure that pursues the dreamer is most likely to represent an unresolved aspect of the dreamer’s circumstances or personality.
1. What am I running away from? You may feel that circumstances are closing in on you and feel a need to escape. Perhaps you are being emotionally victimised and you feel vulnerable as you did as a child? Your feelings may be running out of control or there’s something you’re avoiding in your external life or inner self. Do you feel guilt?
2. What am I chasing? If you are doing the chasing, you are probably trying to banish something from your life. You may be frightened by some aspect of yourself or have an anxiety that you may never reach the goals you have set yourself.
The Native Americans believe that you should turn on your pursuer if you dream of being chased, wrestle then to the ground then unmask them. Follow this wise counsel and you will discover that your fears may not be as terrifying as you thought.
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Chased Down a Corridor
I dreamed that I was being chased down a long corridor. At the end was a small door with a chute which I fell down. There was then a large explosion and I awoke to hear my alarm ringing. This dream keeps recurring. Please can you tell me its meaning?
There is an emotional problem in your life that you just don’t want to face. It chases you in your dreams. You feel restricted- symbolized by the small door and narrow corridors. This makes you feel angry and you want to explode like a bomb.