Lap Dream Symbol

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Lap (Running)

Running a lap around a track represents doing the work required to make a difference in your life that will have a positive effect on your physique. Dreaming about running a lap represents that you have what it takes to make yourself look good.

Lap (Body)

The lap is a place of comfort and protection. Dreaming that someone or something is sitting on your lap means that you feel a responsibility to protect them. Likewise, if you dream that you are in someone’s lap it means that you feel as if it is their responsibility to protect and care for you.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.

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  1. I had a dream where I was sitting on a guys lap thag I didn’t even know. I don’t remember much about the dream accept I was in my old house that I moved out of. It was around Halloween time and I have 4 or 5 people over drinking somehing I don’t know of and standing around. While I was in an couch wih a boy I didn’t know. I was sitting in this guys lap and he just held me. I was in an stitch onesie and was on my phone (looking for Halloween costumes) with my head in his neck. What does this mean?

    • It sounds like maybe someone helped you with something you didnt know about or protected you while you were unaware about it or didnt realize how much they look out for you

  2. I dreamed that I was sitting on chair and talking to a friend and suddenly my crush came and sat on my lap I just grabbed his waist for balance he was light in weight he then asked my friend if she had brought what he asked for (there was something that I couldn’t get what it was at first but it turned out to be a small white dildo) He then asked her if he can take it now (and also she has a little crush on him in real life) she said something and he only took the dildo but not anything else because it came with a charger and some other stuff, I then asked him what was that (I don’t remember what he said but I so remember I understood what it was in the dream )
    This dream was very werid so that’s Why I want to know about it.

    • Thiiiis sounds to me like the guy is bad news and would use you if you were to give him the chance. As an extention it’s possible you are worried he would try to get with your friend as well, if he were to get with you, and that she would go along with it behind your back.

  3. I dreamt a man actually smelling of urine and I was in a bus sleeping to wake with this man partly on my lap.
    Asked him to move he wouldn’t. Pushed him off slowly whilst he objected to move he fell to the floor of the bus. He also had crutches and this was on the top deck of the bus.
    He took out his phone to call police.
    Then other people wanted to pass by he was in the way and I helped people pass by by giving a hand to stabilise them to pass safely. Then these stag beetles started crawling about . One got stepped on and immediately baby Beetles scurried out of it and it screamed out a long scream. It then started to go after me and tried to hook onto my clothes it disappeared perhaps it did or not hook on but I woke up . I would like to know what was that dream all about.

    • I took this as a very straightforward dream, seems to me like you are working through feelings of guilt. Was there ever a point where someone was in need of help and you refused, maybe you were even nuisanced by being expected to help in the first place? and it could be you made a show of helping “more deserving” people or situations, while the person in need or bad situation found no resolve or got worse. Lying your head on a lap symbolizes searching for comfort or feeling that person should protect you. A homeless man covered in his own urine refusing to get off your lap, sounds as if you felt that a person who was going through hard times was expecting you to help and refusing to not involve you. You being annoyed about him refusing to get off and then pushing him symolizes your intolerance of their expectations and you rejecting your opportunity to help. Him being on crutches as well as homeless would mean the person was in an even worse situation than usual, but they already aren’t well off. People struggling to get by (instead of helping him up) could represent a group of people or the general public wanting to go about their lives rather then deal with hopeless/bothersome matters. You helping them step over him could mean you encouraged that behavior out of spite or animosity. Then the dream flips from your guilt about a previous situation into your fear for a current or future one. Beetles represent problems often and are usually a warning. Especially in this context, because when a beetle crawls onto you, it means you have an issue to face as soon as possible. The beetle hooked onto you so I would say it’s going to be difficult to deal with or impossible to get out of without effort. Someone stepping on one of the beetles, usually that would mean they thought they were solving a big problem, and then the a bunch of babies coming out, I take that as killing the big problem/beetle resulted in a bunch more little issues that will grow to be just as big of a problem and the previous ones. You may need to do some reflection on your capacity for compassion, it sounds to me like you were maybe dismissive and resentful at one time and are trying work out within yourself whether you were justified or misguided in the past. Hope that helped!

  4. I dreamed that their was this gathering going on downstairs I look out the window and see a man sitting on my husbands lap what does this mean

  5. ive only had this dream once.. but many of the girls i date have had the same dream about me.. they dream that their sitting on an old boyfriends lap but their legs extend over my lap? why do they keep having this dream about me?

  6. My boyfriend had a dream that another girl was sitting in his lap and wouldn’t move , so I went mad and broke her wrist…? What does this mean lol

  7. I had a dream that was rather odd, it fits in the category, ‘lap’ but not a subcategory. I remember in this dream I was sitting on a chair and a boy came up and asked, “could I sit on your lap,” I replied with, “yes.” The dream ended there and it was morning, it was a strange dream, short and simple. I just don’t know what exactly it means.

    • It means you are a protective person and also very willing to help people, extended- you may feel the need to shelter, comfort, or protect something. ADOPT A PUPPY! ♡

  8. I had a dream I was on a guy friend from work Lap. Him sitting in a chair.me on his lap and my legs wrapped around him but facing him face to face .massaging his back n arms and I felt a knot in his arms he said it hurted that was it

    • You guys provide each other companionship and confort. You may have noticed he’s going through something and have the inclination to be there for him as his presence comforts you. However small scale the issue is and whether or not your close at all, could be problem at work or physical pain or his personal life, even something as small as being annoyed. It sounds like you want to show him compassion. However… if you have any feelings for him romatically, I would say you want to show him intimacy and receive acknowledgment but you feel he’s being distant due to some outside circumstances or thing he’s going through. In which case your mind is telling you that connection or not, it’s not the right time and to just be patient and understanding

    • I had a dream that i was driving ib the car with my boyfriend and while at a light, a frenemy hopped out of her car and opend the passenger door and sat on my boyfriends lap. My boyfriend was touching her thighs and not trying to push her away.what does this mean? The dream went on and i vaguely rember the rest.

  9. My mom passed away 4 years ago and I haven’t dreamt of her in anyway, until a couple weeks ago in my dream she was sleeping on my lap, and I just watched her sleep.

    • My condolences to you for the loss of your beloved mom. I lost my grandmom at 102 at a nursing home here in the northeast. They killed her in the nursing home. God bless you and your mom.

  10. I dreamed my ex-boyfriend was driving me somewhere and he had an open bible on his lap. I do read it but not sure if he does.

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