detour

Advice to change one’s course of action

Depth Psychology: Are you making things too complicated? You alone are responsible for the difficulties you have in reaching your goal. Are you too inflexible?

Pursue goals more directly, or a detour is necessary.

The detour may represent the quickest road to your goal. (The Chinese say, “If you want to make haste, make a detour.”)

To see a detour in your dream, signifies that you have encountered an obstacle in some aspect of your life. You may not want to confront something directly and thus must try to find a way around it.

1. Obstacles require an alternate route to established destinations—possibly in business, usually in personal goals.

2. A new path is necessary to the usual place—likely emotion­ally, often in relationships.

Dreams of a detour symbolize that an unexpected change is forth coming. Perhaps you are releasing feelings of frustration at thinking you were on a direct path from A to B. Keep in mind that this change/detour is part of your path, and that the more you embrace life’s journey with a flexible and adventurous spirit, the more you will reap the rewards of success and joy along your path.



Detour | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Detour

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The human foot represents being connected to the earth.

Vision: If you are running barefoot: come back to reality and become more “earthbound,” real, and sensitive. See Going Barefoot.

If your feet are dim*: vou have a bad conscience—unburden yourself. Washing your feet: an uncertain situation is clearing up—the small detour you made was very therapeutic.

If you have fractured your foot: unexpected obstacles and misadventures are blocking your progress. Dreaming of having very big feet: you might buy a house—but be careful with your money. Dreaming of having very narrow feet: life is difficult, you are exhausted.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about moving feet (walking, running, etc.): you are determined not to walk away from life’s difficulties. Feet always symbolize the “foundation” of your life: your convictions, principles, and values. It is important in which direction the feet are running—Left (the feminine, intuitive, irrational, emotional) way, or Right (the everyday life, logical, “right”) way, or if either foot is missing.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Refers to the search for a proper solution in situations that are causing you great confusion. See Odyssey, Detour.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: You are either about to go on a trip; or the dream wants to point you in the “right direction.” Do you recognize a specific region*- See Four Corners of the Compass, East, North, South, West.

Depth Psychology: A map reveals your life’s journey; use the map to determine your route—you might avoid unnecessary detours! The map also may represent your intellectual strength that will guide you on your journey through life. See Compass.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Alley, Comer, Dead End, Highway)

Spiritual directions and focus. Taoism, for example, translated from the Chinese, means “the way” or “path.” Buddhism teaches the eightfold path to enlightenment. Christ spoke of the path of righteousness.

A guideline, edict, or idea that you are following now, or plan to follow in the future. Paths have defined borders that set them apart from the accompanying countryside, showing the way to go.

A sign of fahy mischief or presence. In European and rural American folklore, bright green lines of grass were called fairy paths, and believed to be created by the passage of these elemental beings.

Meandering: Varying from your destiny or taking temporary detours away from a previously specified goal.

Divergent: A decision must be made, but both options appear equal. See if your dream reveals something about this choice that you have not seen yet, such as one path exhibiting weeds that might entangle you.

Well-worn: Either being in a rut, or staying so constrained to one way of thinking and living that the same old routes get walked again and again.

Straight: Staying true to your ideals, lifestyle, and / or goals.... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a road symbolize your life’s path.

If you dream of the road less traveled, then you are on a very unique life path.

If you dream that you are on the road to nowhere, then your dream is giving you the message to pull over, check your map and reconnect with your inner compass.

If there is construction or detours on your road, then you are overcoming obstacles along your way.

If you dream of a road stretched out before you, then this represents your future. And if you dream of a road that stretches behind you, then this road signifies your past. This dream may be affirming that you are on the right track, and that you are aligned with your highest destiny. Consider the feeling tone and keep in mind that all paths are sacred and end up in the same place.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreamers Dictionary

Dreaming about climbing a tree means professional advancement in some unusual way (or via a detour).

If limbs are in your way: expect difficulty on the job.

A limb breaking off while you’re climbing: pay more attention, be more careful.

A woman seeing a bare limb: unconscious fear of not being able to have children.

Depth Psychology: A branch is always a pan of your personal “tree of life”—the stronger the branch, the more leaves and fruit it has, the more stable your present situation. See Tree.... Dreamers Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Employment is symbolic of value, power, purpose, and being plugged into your purpose for being alive.

To dream of being unemployed may reflect that you are temporarily disconnected from your life’s purpose, and that you have taken a detour on your life’s path. This dream may also be helping you to release your attachments to what you do for a living as being a statement about who you are.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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