Dreams About Losing Things

Are you dreaming of losing something important?

Dreaming about losing something important to us represents emotional inconveniences when something is taken away in our lives.  If you remember most of your dream it will provide you with enough clues to help you find what might be metaphorically misplaced in your life.

Based off of what you are losing in your dream it will help determine whether this is an internal or external problem that needs to be found. The  emotions that are expressed in your dream will reflect these inner feeling towards this particular situation – annoyed, scared, anxiety, angry and frustration are common emotions expressed.

Article: How to understand your dream emotions

Symbols that we lose in dreams

  • car
  • teeth or hair
  • shoes
  • child
  • money
  • losing a handbag than finding it

Did you end up losing your car in dreams?

Cars are symbolic in the sense they are attached to our own personal drive and our journey though out life. When you dream of losing your car it represents setbacks in your life that are stopping your progress from moving forward.

Essentially, by losing your car in your dream tells you the loss of control and freedom you will encounter from this matter.

Losing teeth and hair in dreams

Losing teeth in our dreams is common symbol that some might connect this to your inner strength, communication and power in life. Some might say teeth dreams represents death or some sort of loss of someone close to you.

If you are losing hair in your dream it often points to your image or lack of understanding in life. Hair in our dreams can be seen as something growing from our mind, a metaphor relating to wisdom – connects with the way you are thinking, your self image and attitudes.

I dreamt of losing my shoes?

Shoes are symbolic in dreams because they provide us protection, stability and balance in our lives; a link to your movements and how you navigate in life. Losing shoes in your dream represents a slow down in these areas in your life.

A symbol that tells you about your inability to have a clear mind when approaching a situation. Alternatively, losing a shoe might also imply losing, or losing sight of the skills or strength to manage what you face.

Losing handbag or purse in dreams

Anything that we keep with us at all times and is very personal becomes a very symbolic image of a part of us. Now whenever we lose our wallets, purses or handbags in our dreams it points to a loss of inner control and self identity.

To dream of losing your handbag and finding it again represents leaving aspects of your true self away from others; but this is only to be found again. It becomes a positive omen that you will recover from the value that was lost.

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Rod Connah
Rod Connah
3 months ago

Your explanations make so much sense, I am recently retired and have had a recurring theme in my dreams of losing my car or my wallet, often both at the same time. This fits perfectly with your analysis of no longer being able to move forward (not contributing in a career) and a loss of self identity (that sense of growing older and feeling of no further use). Really interesting and, in a way, somewhat empowering. Thank you.

Colm Ryan
Colm Ryan
4 months ago

I frequently dream of losing possessions. Last night it was my guitar and banjo. One second they were against the wall. Next minute they were gone. Another time it was the lens of my camera. Then the camera itself. (Possibly the same dream). I’ve had other similar dreams. Last night I was racing around trying to find the items and it woke me up with a racing heartbeat. I’m so tired now. Sick of these dreams.

5 months ago

I had a dream that I was baking macarons for my great grandmother’s wedding but I could not find them for the life of me. They weren’t in any of the hotel rooms’ ovens or fridges. I assumed the professional bakers who helped me make them had either stolen them or taken them somewhere else to bake. I wish there had been a section on stolen macarons.

6 months ago

In my dream I am traveling with 2 people via bus
Thief left my handbag but they took away my trolleybag filled with my cloths and official documents along with passport and they also stole my phone from my pocket.
I was sleeping when it all happen After waking up I kept on shouting for my passport; that my passport was in there along with other official document.
I was crying and yelling at bus conductor to help get back somehow. Because my passport and official documents were gone I was in agony.

7 months ago

My dream was losing someone I just started talking to before we even get to meet

8 months ago

So i am in this dream where i am in a home setting. There are a lot of people around so some activity is to be done and phones and shoes somehow are taken away. On trying to retrieve the phone i only manage to find other people’s phones and not my own. And the same is with the shoes that i mysteriously cannot find. I get so stressed that i instantly wake up. Can i get an interpretation please?

Last edited 8 months ago by Tau
Anne Mwangi
Anne Mwangi
2 years ago

Hi just woken up,n I remember I have just dreamt having a baby girl and named her after my late Mum,thecsad thing thing is each time I breedfest her she vomits…worrying part I see my self on my mother’s bed while I hold my bundle of joy,I can see my son in the dream he is so happy,but on my side am worried the baby isn’t keeping the milk while I feed her because of the vomit, some one please interprate this for me..thank you.