Psychologists tend to think that chase dreams occur when our emotions are repressed. Emotions such as love, hatred, envy or anxiety that have been hidden in our metaphorical closet that will eventually appear but in our dreams. Once ignored, these thoughts and images manifest through the unconscious in our dreams while we are being chased by an attacker or a monster. Analyzing your dream of chase can be a very useful tool in managing how to handle stressful situations in your life. The fight or flight response is the body's natural instinct to anticipate attack when threatened. Either you run for the hills, or you face the attacker.
Why are they persecuting me?
Remembering the events of your dream will help you understand if you are facing your fears directly, or if you are running from them. These dreams should not be ignored, but rather treated in an orderly manner to get to the root of the problem. Chase's dreams are usually quite scary and can happen more than once. If a chase dream is constantly recurring, you need to address this problem immediately. If you ignore the message you will meet the dream over and over again.
Translating your chase dream can be challenging if you haven't done it before. Before you start decoding your dream, you must remember and record every detail of your dream and not omit any information. Each of the symbols in your dream has a specific meaning. Once you apply your dream to a piece of paper, now is the time to find out what it means. Using the dream dictionary provides you with what the symbols in your dreams mean.
Your next step would be to write down your current fears in your life. These fears can be internal or external factors. Your fears may stem from someone at work or from a fear of speaking in public. Writing down your fears makes it easier to break what you dream you are implying.
Dreams have a very strange way of sending messages to your consciousness. Being chased by a killer dog, a murderer, or even a monster can translate to your boss, your parents, or your friends. Some dreams of persecution suggest that the attacker may be you!
Do you remember how far the distance was between you and the attacker? The closer the attacker is, the closer he will be to solving his problem. If you escaped from the attacker it means that you are free of the problem for now but that you will return.
Are you the attacker? As difficult as it may seem to understand why you would want to kill yourself or hurt yourself in your own dream, you must first look at yourself in detail. Dreams of this nature can be a manifestation of the things you hate about yourself. If you have bad qualities that you overlook, such as being angry, greedy, or even depressed, you could find yourself being pursued by an unknown figure who scares you. If you can identify with the appearance of the attacker, it will help you find out if they have the same qualities; for example, if the attacker had a mask, it will suggest that they might be hiding something. You want to compare yourself to the attacker and see if it reflects the same aspects in your life. Try to find out where your chasing dream occurred, the location, and the people around you. Identifying the events will help you figure out where the problem is coming from. If you were attacked at work, for example, it suggests that you have a problem at your workplace.
Am I chasing something?
It is more likely that we have the dream of being persecuted, although we do dream that we are the ones who are pursuing something. Do you remember what you are chasing? For the most part if you are chasing something it is a good dream. You may have great ambition and want to reach for the stars in your life, although if you lack motivation, you may lack activities in your life that you are not proud of.
Take a look below for a quick rundown of why you might be having a chase dream. Make sure you get all the details and write them down in pencil and paper. If you have trouble remembering your dreams, be sure to come to the Dream Dictionary forum. Most of the time when we experience a chase dream we are not addressing a problem in our life of walking.
- Are you afraid of facing your problems?
- Running from problems that need to be solved?
- Could I be the attacker / villain?
- Who in my life is causing me distress?
- What is the distance between me and the attacker?
- Have I escaped?
- Afraid of getting caught?
Just a dream:
If you saw a horror movie just before going to bed, you may very well dream of being haunted. If this happens without being considered a normal dream.