Dreams About Being Chased: Meaning Of Chase Dreams

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?

  • guilt
  • addiction
  • negative thought patterns
  • anger/rage
  • smoking
  • over eating
  • video games or Daydreaming
  • alcohol
  • unhappiness/Depression

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.

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Kim
Kim
9 years ago

I regularly have dreams of being chased. the weird thing is I’m always being chased by a white man. I’m in african american woman so th at dynamic seems oddto me.

Chase
Chase
9 years ago

Ok, so I’ve been having this dream over and over again about every week. Usually, it starts out simple with very strange things, for example, my most recent one had me playing a game that stopped working. Then, it got stranger because my life was having the effects the game had ( flickering vision, uncontrolled movements, etc…) Often all of my dreams end up with a special person in my life doing something scary. I always remember this part in vivid detail. So I go my game, and figured it was the cause, so I threw it down, broke it,… Read more »

kelsey
kelsey
9 years ago

Ive been haveing the same dream every night for about 7 months now every dream is in a diffrent place. Im being chased by a tall man, with a black cape, he has the hood up The weird thing is, this man doesnt have eyes. Its like two black holes in his head instead of eyes,and when hes running after me, he giggles. And theres also a boy, verry young boy watching, he looks really scared His clothes are destroyed, theyve been ripped apart, and his face has cuts all over and blood he trys to talk to me, but… Read more »

jalicia atwater
jalicia atwater
9 years ago

I wanna knw what my dream meant….. I was being chase thru my apt complex by my husband. At first I was @ a friend house he came to the house to get me but I ain’t wanna leave because I was scared already for some reason. I end up leaving anyway then we strt to argue. Out of nowhere he strt to chase me with a screwdriver. I ran and ran but it seem like he was jus real close to me. I’m yelling HELPPP HELPPP people hear me and tryna see wats goin on but that didn’t stp… Read more »

Pgh Kate
9 years ago

I don’t know if this is a chase dream or not. I was in my home, getting ready to get into my car to drive to work. It was dark, no lights were on. I opened the door to my garage and a man was there. I was startled and moved back to shut the door, but he jumped at me and started to choke me. I tried to scream, but there was no sound. I was terrified and frantic, thinking I should fight back. I began to struggle, but then woke myself up when I screamed out. After I… Read more »

Vilmarie
Vilmarie
9 years ago

There was 3 kids a little girl with curly red hair and a little chinese boy and there was an older boy whos face i could not make out. There was this 3story house and there was these 3 kids on top the roof of the house and they were climbing down one by one using this blue/yellow latter. when they finally got to the last floor of the house. The older boy who’s face I could not make out kinda fell but the fall wasn’t that bad he landed pretty firm then the little Chinese boy trying coming down… Read more »

vanessa
vanessa
9 years ago

ok so i had a dream i let my dog out to go to the bathroom and he went up a steep hill in to thin woods when i shined a flashlight on him he was barking at a white bear i called and called soon the bear started to chace my dog i called for him to get in my car but they kept chacing eachother some one pullee me inside and when i went back iut chance was laying there hurt in the ground and it made me upset

iris
iris
9 years ago

I’ve often had dreams where someone is chasing me. Sometimes a serial killer, usually my Dad. He’s chasing me and is going to hurt me and I’m running through the neighbor hood where I grew up and where all the yards have high fences around them. Luckily I usually have the ability to jump really, really, high and sometimes I can fly. So I just bounce over fences and houses and trees to get away, but still it seems like whoever is chasing me is never far behind. I recently stopped dreaming that the person chasing me was my dad,… Read more »

samantha
Reply to  iris
9 years ago

everytime i dream about my dad i always dream he trying to kill me and he has a knife
what does this dream mean ?

Rebekah
Rebekah
9 years ago

Last night I had this dream where I’m at the movies with all my friends and it was about to start but I forgot to get everyone soda so me and my bestfriend left the theater to run to the store and we were just casually walking and we were walking past this one store that was super small and on the other side of the street target was there. But when we were walking past these stores this creepy old man was following us and we turned around and he had a knife and said “come with me” so… Read more »

Samr M.
Samr M.
9 years ago

I didn’t have a chase dream where someone was chasing me, i had one where somebody was chasing my mom. I was asleep then i hear someone through the door. only me and my mom were home because my little sis was at a sleep over and my little bro also having a sleep over, my dad at late night work. then i hear silent scream. then i look outside, i see my mom being help by a black shadowed man, so dark, i couldn’t see his face. oddly enough, it was raining hard outside. my mom shoved against the… Read more »

joe E
joe E
9 years ago

was walkin down the block then i seen someone in a car and he chased me. i ran, he came flying up in the car and tried cutting me off. i ran around a parked car and lost him..then the dream jumped into me running thru a building down stairs and someone was coming thru on a skateboard at the same time and we both fell down the stairs and i tried catching him..then i woke up wit the falling feeling and heart racing

what does this mean.

Summer
Summer
9 years ago

I was being trapped in an old three story house. Two of my friends were there but another girl was there that I didn’t know. I was being kept there by a large man. My dads ex girlfriend was helping us escape. We left through the window. And down to the creepy guys shop. He had a large dog that was kept on a chain. For some reason I had grabbed a gum packet (the cardboard part) and It was empty. I also grabbed a pen. Me and my friends distracted him by inviting peEople over. They were all seated… Read more »

perla
perla
9 years ago

So last night I had this dream that my best friend family moved to this big yellow house that I know which one of my good friend lives in but we all know that house is hunted I just found out about that a couple of months ago so I know this house I have stayed there before and everything. Okai so the dream takes place there and were all in the living room just talking and I got tired and I decided to go to sleep in my friend room I know the house is hunted in the dream… Read more »

Reena
Reena
9 years ago

Hi,
I’m having a dream again and again at least once in a week, where I’m being chased by something. I’m not able to recall what exactly is the thing from which I’m running away from.I try calling my mom, I try screaming, but my voice gets blocked in reality. Every time my dream breaks at this point as my mom wakes me up. And this time my mom was saying that my lips and jaws were moved a bit towards one side. Would you please help me find out the meaning of my dream?
Please reply. Thank you 🙂

Jennifer
Jennifer
9 years ago

I had this dream a while ago, and it just started to bug me again today, so I decided to look up about dreams where you’re getting chased. Anywho, what happened was, I was running away from two guys in a car. I’m pretty sure the car was tattered and horrible looking. I think the guy had a gun. I remember I called him a and gave him the middle finger, pardon my french! He called me something back, and I -think- was in there. After that, I began to run away, and the next thing I know, they’re on… Read more »

Scholastica
Scholastica
9 years ago

I had a dreamt 2 days ago, where in the sudden there’s a bad man in my compound area at my house. He throwed the sharp tools towards me while i am in the balcony but it didn’t hit me. I quickly get inside the house and shut the door as fast as i can. While closing the door, it’s difficult for me to close and put my full energy to do it but i manage to lock it off. Then the man is coming up to my balcony. i saw him in window trying to look inside my house.… Read more »

Nikki Torres
Nikki Torres
9 years ago

me encontraba cerca de casa ,donde me junto habitualmente con mis amigos,era de noche y me veia con la mayoria de mis amigos (as)compartiendo y riendo , en eso veo un jeep blanco con dos personas dentro que nunca habia visto ,de pronto cuando veo el jeep, se enciende SOLO y las personas que se encontraban dentro no sabian que pasaba los veia asustados miraban lo que sucedia, luego el movil toma reversa prendiendo los focos con luces altas enfocando el lugar que me encontraba con mis amigos,acelero en direccion hacia mi ,les hablaba a mis amigos que se cubrieran… Read more »

Kat
Kat
9 years ago

It seems from the above posts that it is much more common to have chase dreams involving one “bad guy” as the chaser; however in my chase dreams, I am always being pursued by a group of people that would definitely overpower me if I stopped to “confront” them. For example, last night I dreamed I was being chased through a forest by a whole army. They were already shooting arrows at me, and I was narrowly avoiding the arrows as they shot through the trees. I knew if I stopped running for even a moment to find a hiding… Read more »

Cathie
Cathie
9 years ago

this week i had dreams of one of my bottom front teeth chipping.then tonight had chase dream. commenced as i was with a group of friends and one of them husband/partner was chasing her. we were in a busy place like hospital or large office building. because he could not get to her he started shooting smashing things then shooting anyone who got in his way. the police tried to protect us but somehow we all got parted and ended up on my own running and hiding. he was not after me but he would have killed me if he… Read more »

Jamie
Jamie
9 years ago

Hello. This is not a dream of my own – but rather my fathers. It’s been happening for the past three or four nights. Currently my mother is in the hospital, for the hundredth time – of course that is an exageration as she has been in the hospital so many times for the past five years. It apparently goes like this: He and I are with my closer related family; I have a huge family. There are a minimum of four cousins there, two of my aunt, his mother and my only remaining grandmother and mother are each gone.… Read more »