Do you often have chasing dreams? If you do, you are not alone. Chasing dreams are common dreams. While dreams about being chased are more common, sometimes you are the chaser in the dream. When you become the pursuer, the dream’s meaning differs from dreams where you are being chased.
This article focuses on the message the unconscious mind sends through a dream about chasing someone. So read on to find out what your dream means.
Questions to Ask About Your Dream
Before you move on to the dream interpretations, it is useful to answer a few questions about the dream. This can help you remember more details about the dream and pinpoint the right dream meaning for you.
- Who were you chasing? Did you know the person or was it a stranger?
- How far were you from the person you were chasing?
- Did you catch the person?
- How did you feel in the dream?
- What is happening in your waking life including your dreams, hopes, and worries?
Chase Dream Interpretations
If you are new to interpreting dreams, you might wonder why there are so many interpretations for dreams of chasing someone. It is because dreams are always personal to the dreamer and what they mean to you depends on your experiences, feelings, thoughts, hopes, and fears.
When you read the interpretations below, some of them will resonate with you more than others. Your instincts will help you determine which ones are true for you.
The type of dream where you are chasing someone can be symbolic of your determination to reach a certain goal you have set for yourself. You will stop at nothing to get there and are prepared to overcome any obstacle on the way.
The dream can be a message from your subconscious mind not to be too single-minded in your pursuit. You might benefit from exploring all the avenues and looking at things from a different perspective. You also need to remember the other important things in your life, such as family and friends or you can harm your relationships.
2. Hard Work
A chasing dream can symbolize that you are ready to put in the hard work to meet your goals. You desire success and prosperity, and the dream is a sign that you can achieve all this as long as you stay focused and keep working hard.
3. You Need to Release Your Fears
This dream can be a warning dream about how you let your fears rule your life. These fears will stop you from, for example, taking on new, potentially rewarding challenges, forming new relationships, or standing up for yourself. They can cause you a lot of anxiety and stress.
Your subconscious is sending you a message that you cannot let fear control your behaviors and decisions. Try to determine the cause of your fears. Often they are rooted in past trauma, such as being cheated on by an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend. Once you know the cause, you can eliminate them.
4. You Are Trying To Catch Up With Something
Sometimes this dream symbols your desire to catch up with someone or something important to you. Maybe you have lost touch with a friend or a family member and now desire to reconnect with them.
For others, it may mean returning to a project or a dream that got abandoned. It could be, for example, a dream you had but never pursued because other obligations took priority. The dream is a message to follow your passion and take positive steps to realize your dreams.
5. Evaluate Your Habits
A dream with you chasing someone can mean that you need to evaluate your habits. Perhaps you have some old habits that are no longer serving you. You might even have habits that are self-destructive and damaging to your health.
When you identify the habits you want to change, make a plan and break it down into small steps. Changing your habits is not easy, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Make the steps achievable and reward yourself when you reach each step. This will keep you motivated.
6. You Depend Too Much on Others
Sometimes a chasing dream can be a sign that you depend too much on other people’s opinions. This can stop you from going for your dreams and being your authentic self. Learn to trust your intuition more than what other people think is best for you. While their advice is most likely meant well, only you know what will make you truly happy.
Different Chase Dream Scenarios
If you could answer the questions from earlier in the article, it can help you clarify the dream’s meaning. Below, you will find explanations of common dream scenarios related to chasing someone.
1. You Are Falling Behind
If the person you are chasing is getting away, the dream is a reflection of you feeling like you are falling behind in your waking life. You are trying desperately to catch up with everything, which is causing a lot of tension in your real life.
The dream can mean that you are trying to juggle too many things. Either you need to let some things go or ask for help.
2. The Distance
The distance between you and the person you are chasing can be significant. If the person is far away, it means that you still have a lot of work to do before you achieve your goals. A short distance from the person means you are very close to achieving them.
3. Chasing Criminals
A dream where you are chasing criminals, such as burglars, can symbolize something that has been taken from you or someone who has hurt you. This might have caused sadness or aggressive feelings towards the wrongdoer. The dream is a sign that you are now ready to confront them and your feelings over what happened.
4. Catching The Person
This dream means you find something that you thought was lost. While it can be a physical thing, it is more likely to be a metaphor for something non-physical such as a feeling or an ambition. For example, you might have lost your drive to go for your dreams and now have found your motivation again.
5. You Fall Over
Falling over during the chase is symbolic of your real-life disappointment. However, what happens next, is more important. If you give up the chase after falling over, it is a sign that disappointments lead you to give up. However, if you get up and carry on chasing, it means that you will not let obstacles stop you from realizing your dreams.
6. Chasing and Hiding
A dream where you alternate between chasing and hiding can be a sign that you have a tendency to avoid difficult things in your waking life. This could be your feelings about something or perhaps a confrontation with someone. Your dream is a prompt to stop avoiding the issue.
7. Chasing a Stranger
A dream where you a chasing a stranger is a sign that you are not yet clear on your goals and life purpose. Therefore, you might have drifted from job to job or settled for a job that pays ok but doesn’t challenge you. Your subconscious wants you to get clear on your goals so you can live a purposeful and happy life.
8. Chasing a Monster or a Ghost
If you are chasing something scary, it can be a sign that you are ready to confront your fears in your waking life. This is a great omen as it means you are freeing yourself from things that limit you and have so far stopped you from living the life you dream of. You are getting ready to step outside your comfort zone and make more of your life.
While chasing or being chased are common dream themes, the dream meanings are personal to the dreamer and depend on their life situation, emotions, and thoughts. Sometimes such dreams will keep repeating until we understand their lessons and take positive action in our waking lives.
We hope the information in this article has helped you to understand your lucid dream about chasing someone. If any questions remain, you can write them in the comment box.