You are frantically running away as an unknown man makes his pursuit to kidnap you. No matter how fast you run he is coming closer and closer, you legs might get heavy until you are caught. He blindfolds you and ties you up as you are riddled with fear and anxiety. You get and plead but he is not listening to your cries. You are hoping he doesn’t want to kill or torture you for his own pleasure.
Does this setting sound familiar? Dreams about being kidnapped are more common than you think that contains a very important message coded inside the theme.
Kidnapping dreams can come in all different shapes and forms, often times you may noticed a loved one, your child, or just noticing a random kid being taken against his or her will.
We are commonly asked if these sorts of nightmares represent being kidnapped in real life. The good news is that it was just a dream as kidnapping is extremely rare. However your dream was specifically vivid to shake you up because you are not aware of what dangers that lurk around you in your life.
Kidnapping Dream Meaning
So why are you being kidnapped in your dreams? Since your dreams relay messages in metaphors it draws your attention to a lack of control in your life. Lets examine the definition of a hostage and kidnapper and see if can relate to any of these
Definition of hostage: a person held by one party in a conflict as a pledge pending the fulfillment of an agreement. A person taken by force to secure the taker’s demands; one that is involuntarily controlled by an outside influence.
Definition of kidnapping: an act or instance or the crime of seizing, confining, inveigling, abducting, or carrying away a person by force or fraud often with a demand for ransom or in furtherance of another crime.
Definition of abduction: the act of making a person go somewhere with you, especially using threats or force.
If you notice by the definitions your dream is essentially picking up on an entity or force that is controlling your movements in your life. The next step would be to decipher were exactly this vulnerability is occurring.
Controlled By An Outside Influence
Your dream will provide you with the right amount of clues to help you locate were the actual ‘threat’ is coming from. The exact location, people around you, if the kidnapper is a male or female, emotions expressed, stranger, guns or knife, where you hiding etc…
After you have reflected on your dream you will then need to examine what parts of your life are holding you against your will. More than likely this is an emotional confinement relating to something that has complete power over you. Who or what might this represent in your walking life? Alternatively if you kill the kidnapper your dream is hinting at overcoming a powerful force in your life.
Kidnapping Dream Symbolism:
- Relationships or friends,
- Family restrictions,
- Reckless and unpredictable behaviors,
- Owing the bank or financial issues,
- Feeling powerless in work or career role,
- Addictions to any sort of alcohol or drugs.
If you are being tortured along with the kidnapping it suggest that whatever controls you is having a profound effect on your psyche. Your dream is hoping you will identify with this problem so you can live a more fruitful existence, to break away the chains that are holding you back.
Kidnapping Child Meaning
The meaning of a child being kidnapped may alter depending if the child belongs to you – or – if this is a random kid that was taken away by a stranger. It is very common for people to dream of their kids getting kidnapped when they are going through a divorce, traumatic experience, or even if you think your kids is being influenced by something out of your control.
In your dream you are fearful, lack control, unable to identify or help your child in need. The kidnapper would remain anonymous until you are ability to identify with this issue.
They key symbol here would be ‘taken away‘ from you. The dream highlights you have little control or express feelings of vulnerability. In what way has your child been taken away from you?
A Random Child Kidnapped
The random child that is in danger might be a manifestation of your inner child that needs rescuing. An inner child resides in all adults who experienced a traumatic past that has stunted the kid in you from growing. All of your past trauma, fears and pain can only be identified until you go back to the past and save the child within.