“I’m Being Chased!” At some point in your life you’ve probably experienced these three terrifying words in a dream. The act of running away and fleeing from something triggers a fight or flight response. This is your bodies natural defense mechanism to avoid physical threats that might harm you. If you have a dream where you are being chased by someone or something, take a few moments to analyze what it could mean. Generally, your subconscious is trying to give your conscious mind insight into something that you might be running from in your waking state.
Chased Dream Meanings
Dreaming of being chased can be a common theme in dreams. It is a sign you are worrying about something in your real life. Being chased in a dream is your subconscious telling you need to sop running and face the issues. You need to deal with things. You have responsibilities you cannot avoid. Others may rely on you. You need to move on to continue to provide for yourself and your family.
A man dreaming of being chased by a woman can indicate he feels trapped or consumed by someone. How close the chaser is to you indicates how long you have before you need to deal with what worries you. If whatever chases you is right behind you, then your problems are going to come to a head soon. If you are caught and attacked, this makes your fears more of a reality. This can scare you.
A recurring dream of being chased is a sign you need to take time out to meditate on why this dream keeps occurring. It will continue until you deal with whatever worries you. This could be at work or something in your personal life. This is can be a message there is much you need to achieve.
Being chased by criminals is a warning you need to protect yourself from others who may try to use you sometime in the future. If they are swearing and cursing as they chase you, this reflects your own feelings of anger in reality. It is a sign you need to stay silent. Beware of losing your temper. Or, the consequences will be dire.
A monster chasing you can mean something will reach a conclusion in the near future. If, when you turn around, there is no one chasing you, this means you have the ability to overcome anything that comes your way. A huge animal close behind you signify new opportunities are delayed. Laughing at what chases you is a sign you can laugh off even the most difficult situations.
Being rooted to the spot, unable to run, means you need to take responsibility. Whatever worries is catching up to you. If you do not grow up and take responsibility, it may consume you. If colleagues chase you, others may feel you do not work as hard as you should. You need to pick up the pace. Being chased by a person means there will financial challenges soon. In fact, it might be, that you always worry about money regardless of how much you need.
A slow motion chase in a dream is a sign to take an in depth look at the people and the relationships in your life. This indicates there are things you need to do to improve the relationships in your reality. If you cannot see who or what chases you, this means you need to explore how you feel about something or someone. It could be to do with your career. Being chased by a shadow can mean you have denied yourself something you long for. Maybe you should deny yourself no longer
If you are chased through the streets, this is a clear sign of money problems. Hiding from or losing what chases you shows you how to overcome this situation in your true reality. When a chaser catches and pins you to the ground, this indicate you are feeling inadequate about something. It may be that something or someone makes you feel trapped.
If you are chased by a bull, this indicates trouble at work sometime soon. These could be through the competitive nature of colleagues or suppliers vying for your job or business. A dog chasing you is a sign that you are going to be busy in all areas of your life. Seeing dogs hunting rabbits or foxes signifies there is trouble brewing among those close to you. It is a time you need to be careful in your communications to avoid being involved in any dramas. A dog chasing a squirrel means there are arguments between family and friends.
Being chased by sharks means there are tough times coming you will not be able to avoid. If you are attacked in clear water and get away, this is a sign where you may be questioned about your resourcefulness. Dreaming of a bat chasing you may mean you or your partner will get sick. This is only minor and you will soon be well again. A snake slithering after you signifies your friends are grateful for all you do for them. If the snake bites and it kills you, you will overcome all challenges and win over your enemies. Snakes are a sacred sign of protection.
Bees swarming all over you can mean there is serious trouble coming. Being stung by a bee is an indication you will have physical problems of some sort. Catching a bee means someone close is not a true friend. Who could this be?
Being chased by a zombie or a mob of people is a warning there is a relationship that has problems you need to resolve. This dream s about how you are running from social pressure, and your responsibilities. If they fail to catch you, then this is a positive sign.
What Do These Dreams Really Mean?
When it comes to understanding Chase dreams the most significant factor you should be looking at is who are you running from? Identifying the chaser in the dream is the first step to understanding the underlying meaning of this dream. Specific details about the chaser can help you unlock specific truths about yourself that you might not have known before.
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The standard scenario of the fleeing or chase dream is the dreamer is being pursued by an attacker – an animal, person, monster, or someone unknown – who is trying to cause you harm.
In the chase dream you are on the defensive trying to evade being caught by the pursuer in your dream. You may try to simply outwit you pursuer or you may try to get away by running. The standard feelings that one gets in the chase or flee dream is a feeling of insecurity, anxiety, being out of control, and fear.
Chase Dreams can Signal Avoidance
The common interpretation for the chase dream is that you are being told by your subconscious that there is an issue or person that you have been trying to avoid. In the chase dream your pursuer matters for the meaning. If you are being chased by someone you know it could be that you fear the individual exposing something about you to others or discovering something personal. Being chased by an animal will have a different meaning than being chased by a person.
The person who is chasing you in the dream may also be a certain aspect or characteristic of yourself. If you have feelings of fear, anger, jealousy, or hate, they can often manifest themselves as a threat in a dream. The figure in your dream could also represent characteristics or feelings that you have chosen to reject.
Dreaming about being chased may also mean that you are trying to avoid something painful, uneasy or fearful of something. These feelings in the real world can often be expressed in a person’s subconscious through the act of dreaming about it. People who don’t like to confront situations in the real world and run away from their problem may have a chase or fleeing dream. It is always important to ask yourself what you are running from in the dream.
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The specific distance between you and your pursuer may also be relevant in the context of your dream. If the person is gaining distance on you, it could represent the problem not going away unless you deal with it head on. This might require you to confront the specific issue and address it head on. Conversely, if you are able to outrun the pursuer, it could mean that the problem can resolve itself and will fade over time.
There are also some people who have the chase dream for fear of being physically attacked in the real world. Women in particular may have a chase dream for fear of being attacked by a man or stranger. If you always see the news and media continually show images of rape and abuse, these things can often manifest themselves in a dream. To resolve this issue you might want to consider rationalizing these fears and ask yourself if they are warranted. Many people have many irrational fears due to the amount of television and news they watch on a weekly basis.[poll id=”5″]
What If I’m the Person Chasing in a Dream?
If you happen to be the one pursing another person in the dream it has whole different meaning. This could mean that you are driven to go after a specific goal or person. In Freudian context it could mean you are sexual pursing this person, expression your deep desire for them. Chasing something in a dream could also mean that you are falling behind in your life and trying to catch up before it gets away from you.
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If you have chase dreams you should take the time to analyze what is causing the dream and see if you can find meaning in the dream. Although some dreams feel very memorable, not all dreams are equal in their level of importance. Take the time to look up specific symbols in your dream to start understanding the meaning of your dream.
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