You ever wonder why being chased in our dreams is one the most common nightmare to experience?
It doesn’t matter if you are being Chased In Your Dream by the police, madman, monster, killer or even a dog, these dreams contain a very symbolic message that helps the dreamer understand their deep rooted fears in life.
In a nutshell being chased in your dream relates to some sort of inner conflict that we are unable to face that remains unconscious. Your dream will use specific themes or images to guide you towards the root of the problem.
The mere fact that chase dreams are considered the most common recurring dream theme tells you that you are not the only one with this problem.
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The good news is once you are able to identify who or what the attacker represents in your dream it will lose all of its powers. Chase dreams contains a very valuable message that is often decoded metaphorically. Find out how to turn the tables on who is chasing you in your dreams.
Understanding Chase Dreams
The difficult part about chase dream is the level of introspection the dreamer must undergo in order to figure out the underlying issue. Like most people who either tend to ignore or repress these unconscious feelings or emotions tend to rare its ugly head in our dreams.
How to understand what might be chasing you will involve looking inward to examine your own motives, thoughts, behaviors and emotions. Since these feelings remain unconscious you will need time to self reflect on what this could be.
Analyzing Chase Dreams
Your dream will give you many clues help put pieces of the puzzle together. The meaning of the dream can alter depending the context, locations, weapons, animal or human etc…
An unrecognizable face connects the dreamer to his or hers shadow, the part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, weaknesses, desires, instincts, or shortcomings. This can also imply to monsters, ghosts or entities that have manifested to portray your flaws.
The location helps determine where the problem might be stemming from. Houses are common locations that imply the psyche as each floor contains a different meaning.
Chased By A Killer Dreams
What has the ability to kill you in your dream shows you the power this unconscious force has over you. Essentially you are running away from something that scares or intimates you in your life. Do you know what this is?
Chased By Soldiers or Police
If you are being chased by an authority figure such as the police or soldiers suggests your unconscious actions will eventually catch up with you. Police are authority or enforcers in your life that emerges when you are misbehaving or doing something you shouldn’t. You might be unaware of these actions but whatever you are doing will have a consequence.
They are sent from the unconscious parts of us that is known to police our emotions, movement or beliefs systems that could be in need of fixing.
Chased By Attacker Madman
If you are being killed by the attacker implies the fears have consumed you to a point where you are unable to fend for yourself. If you stand up to the killer suggests you will overcome these issues.
Noticing the attacker is a clue to where the problem might be rooted in. They may possesses the qualities that you ignore within. If you where chased by the police suggest a problem with not admitting your issues. Afraid to be judged for your actions.
Are You Chasing Something?
We are more likely to have a dream of being chased, however we do tend to have dream of chasing things. These dream point to our ambitions and what we want to reach for in our lives that are not obtainable at the moment.
Dream Of Chasing And Hiding
Usually when we are running away and hiding from something in our dreams it often points to avoidance. This is something you are metaphorically avoiding and ignoring. What could this be?
- negative thought patterns
- over eating
- video games or Daydreaming
Fight or Flight?
Being chased in our dreams can have a similar feeling to the physiological feeling of “flight or fight” response. This occurrence has passed down from our ancestors when we are in the presence of something terrifying. The response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to run away to safety.
The distance running would be equivalent to how close you are to solving this issue. Once you are able to face your fears and stand up to the attacker he will no longer be a threat to you. The feelings that are felt in your dream mimic that of what an anxiety attack feels like. Remembering what you are running away from is a clue to help solve the meaning of the dream.
- rapid heart rate
- pale or flushed skin
- dilated Pupils
- trembling/rapid thoughts
Stop Having Chase Dreams
If you want to stop your chase dreams you will need to confront what you are naturally escaping. Make a list of negative behaviors in your life which you are not willing to confront; anything you are trying to escape from. It is important to understand that escapism is a kind of defense mechanism.
Understanding it might be a form of deflection; pushing something under a rug appears on the next side. They issues will not disappear overnight; they create looping patterns in your life. You will notice that the dream will continue to get worse the more you deflect and find yourself in these similar scenarios.
Chase Dream Recap
Chase dreams can be complicated to decode if you have problems remembering your dream. However, if these chase dreams are recurring you can submit it to our active dream forum and have one of our dream experts take a look at it for you.
If you watched a horror movie just before you went to bed its very possible that you would have a dream of being chased. If this happens disregarded as just a normal dream.
Analyzing your chase dream can be a very helpful tool to manage how you handle stressful situations in your life. You will will open the doors to what is hidden so the next time you do it will be easier.
Last night I dreamt that I was in a swanky hotel, and a gunman made it known he was going to kill me. He encouraged me to enjoy my evening…because it would be my last. I ran away from him all night. I eventually found a police officer..and told them what was happening…the officer was a woman, actually she was/looked like Olivia Newton-John. After I talked to her, I woke up.
I’ve had the same dream 3x in a row now(twice in one day) I’m on my way to work at a barn of someone I know very well but need to creep around this house so the guy inside doesn’t see me and come after me. And I’m thinking I need to tell the people I work for at the barn I need to stop working there. After leaving the barn to go home somehow my cousin who is my best friend is with me and we get spotted no matter how far away we try staying from the house.… Read more »
the dream i had started with me being at an event with people who don’t like me. We then went outside the school parking lot. & for some reason i had skates on. Before going outside I saw a police officer ik IRL (+IRL me and my bf skate together). so this was weird, & my bf just skated right past me in the lot. then we were in the parking lot till sunset. I somehow ended up taking someone’s car and not knowing how to drive it; it was a red one that the breaks sucked and it was… Read more »
Last night I dreamt being chased by my deceased husband, and as I hid I was rescued by the man I have loved for 36 years, what’s odd is, he took the baby I was holding. I don’t have any young children, or young grandchildren. Eventually we were together in a different place, and he laid on a couch with the baby safely tucked in his arms. One thing to point out here, I’ve dreamed this man many times over the years, always happy dreams, this is the first time fear is involved.
I had a dream I had walk in a house not sure if it was my house or not but there were two small snakes at first they were both in their own tank one was red and and the other was black with small yellow lines/stripes. Next thing I know the black and yellow snake begins to chase me hissing with its tongue out, it’s fast and it when to bite me and then I woke up. (Before I had walked in the house in my dream I was arguing with my significant other (we are currently going through… Read more »
I had this dream almost 3 times now but each things that I see comes from different dreams first is this school never seen it in real it has a boarder of scary movies and I am walking with my sis and mom and then one thing pops out the wall so we run inside the school next min we know we are stuck inside the school we start to try find ways to leave but we can’t I see the mail man I thought he must know a way out but then he starts to act really weird like… Read more »
I’ve had a lot of dreams that involve me being chased by…. something. It’s some beast of unimaginable terror that is too terrifying for my frail mortal brain to comprehend (Lolol). I’m also stuck on the ground, desperately trying to crawl away. It’s like gravity is affecting me more than anything else. I’ve wondered what this is for a long time, and I would like to know what this means.
I had this dream not to long ago where I got a video call from my mum and she was absolutely terrified crying and yelling help on the phone because someone ( who seemed like a crack head) on a bike was chasing her down a street while she was on foot, I remember seeing this man chasing her on the video call. In the dream. I just started running from where ever I was to find her on whatever this street was. And I don’t remember the rest of the dream. All I knew is I wanted to save… Read more »
hey we have the same name & i had a dream exactly like this last night lol. i was the one being chased though
reoccuring dream of being chased it starts off with me going to my x inlaws and setting my keys down then realizing that my truck is gone the rest of the dream is me looking for my vehicle while feeling like im beind chased or followed
I had a dream I was being chased by Someone in a truck not really sure who.Every time they got close I was able to get further away. I also felt like I was on a mountainside Or cliff side Going down The road but then there were times when I jumpedInto the bushes To get away But it was a downhill jump in the fall wasted quite a while.
i was sitting in a chair and notice a big bear was in the room boyfriend said stay still . it got so close i ran then a baby comes in the room and walks up to the bear friend said its ok dont move the baby walked behind a chair bear follows then i see the babys head inside the bears mouth i run to it take the baby out of his mouth and run he chases i wake up screaming help me
whats it mean??k
I had a dream about me with my crush and his little brother and someone was chasing him. We all hid in their house and I followed him to his room to shut the window I saw Scott Calvin And Mrs. Claus and they handed me a head elf crown. It was not a bad dream in fact it made me very happy.
Whenever I’m being chased by someone who wants to kill me in a dream, it usually correlates to the life-threatening illness I’m currently fighting. It’s always trying to chase after me and destroy my body, and I am fighting it with all I have, but I still haven’t been able to quite get away from it.
I’ve had a dream of being chased with a gun, my little brother was with me.. it was so terrifying. The thing is, in the dream, at first we were lost in a apartment complex. And an unknown man who tried helping us decided to let us go and chase us around the building. Later then, i was shot(my brother wasnt). I felt the shot, it was so painful, the man aimed at my heart.
I had this dream again last night. Chased by a crazy student wielding a knife. He managed to cut my shoulder (which when I later woke up did actually hurt), but I managed to escape into a large atrium in a shopping centre. The murderer started knifing other people in the shopping centre, but then threw the knife across the atrium at me, missing me by an inch. But this meant I now had the knife. When he came at me again, he had nothing more than a little tiny knife. I stabbed him in the chest, head, and face… Read more »
I am always being chased by someone I know (my dad, sister, a friend, etc.). I wake up crying and it has happened multiple times in the recent weeks. I need to know what this means.
Being chased by madman wanting to either kill me or something else like that feeling anxious and trying to leave premises and seeing this person sew someone else’s eyes shut in front of me for not listening to the madman and madman chasing me to door and not get out and then not knowing if madman is going to do the same to me as I still was running for the door not sure what to think figuring out how I’m gonna get back to my husband which was no where to be found left me in question what does… Read more »
Hmm my guess is that the madman represents some kind of repressed fear or perhaps a bad habit. When he sews eyes shut it represents that your fear /habit is blinding you from other things. When you are lost the habit/fear keeps you from progressing emotionally. People you know in real life often represent a quality. When you think of your husband what is the the first quality that comes to mind? For my example we will use “comfort” your husband represents comfort or your sense of emotional safety. This fear/habit in your waking reality is preventing you from finding… Read more »
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Being chased by my bf but he went missing but I could only see him looking for him with us but there was another of him that was a zombie chasing us all and he killed most of his mates but me and two of his best mates got away then I woke up but I still dk what the dream means
i had a dream where i was chased in a VR metaverse by Nazi SS officers