Example: ‘The group I followed on the underground got off. I followed them.
An elderly woman friend told me they were going home, not to my destination’ (Debbie T).
To follow is to be influenced by, have an attraction to; pursue, seek something; look for. Debbie processed her dream and realised she was following old habits—the friend—which weren’t taking her where she wanted. Nearly always suggests we are being led by an attitude, hope or habit, and not consciously assessing present needs. Following animal: led by basic drives, intuition or instinct. Following opposite sex: led by desire for satisfaction in love. Being followed: taking the initiative; a continued sense of hope; doom, hunch, instinct; pursued by memory, pain, guilt, ambition. Followed by opposite sex, memories of old love. Followed by animal: see chased.
Dreams of following are a sign that you are being influenced, perhaps giving up your personal power.
If you dream of being followed, then this may signify that you are coming into your power. See Victim and Cult.
1- If we are following someone or something in a dream we may need a cause or crusade to help give us a a sense of identity. We are looking for leadership or are aware that we can be influenced by other people. It also indicates that, particularly in a work situation, we are perhaps more comfortable in a secondary position rather than out in front.
2- When we dream of being followed we need to identify if what is following us is negative or positive.
If it is negative, we need to deal with past fears, doubts or memories.
If positive, we must recognise our need to take the initiative, or to identify what drives us.
3- The dreamer is aware of either the need for, or the recognition of. ‘discipleship’ in his life.