Difficulty, indecision and doubt are the three main blocks we will come up against in any spiritual journey or quest. We will have to overcome each of these blocks at some time if we are finally to achieve our spiritual goal. Indecision and self-doubt can often translate themselves in dreams into actual physical objects, and the difficulty manifests in how we deal with these obstructions.

Psychological / emotional perspective: At times, our own inhibitions and anxieties cannot be faced unless they are first given tangible forms in dreams. In allowing ourselves a visual representation, these anxieties can become more manageable. What has seemed to be a huge obstacle in dreams can be consciously made smaller until we feel capable of dealing with it.

For example, a patch of weeds in dreams might be cut back until we can continue on our way.

Material aspects: Obstacles and obstructions in dreams can take many forms – a wall, a hill, a dark forest perhaps.

The object will be symbolic of the problem in waking life. Largely we are aware that these obstacles need to be overcome. How we do this in a dream can often suggest how to tackle a problem in everyday life. You might like to consult the entries for block and quest for further clarification.



Obstacle / Obstruct / Obstruction | Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Obstacle Obstruct Obstruction

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a barrier of any kind that is stopping you: unconscious scruples or inhibitions are keeping you from finishing a ccrtain projcct. It is not that others are keeping you from it; you yourself are responsible for the situation! However, jumping a barrier means that you will overcome hurdles in real life. Standing in front a very tall barrier: a hint that you need to reexamine your plans—you’ve been too optimistic and idealistic; or you overestimated the situation. See Wood.

Depth Psychology: A barrier stands for inhibitions or hurdles that vou need to get over soon. Or are you protecting yourself against impending changes and/or people?... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

Things are getting in the way of one’s progress. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Revealing that which is blocking one’s progress in order that it may be removed... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

New American Dream Dictionary

Be prepared for plenty of these on the way to one’s goals. ... New American Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Depicts something which causes uncertainty or withdrawal of enthusiasm, creativity or love. Such might be produced by someone’s criticism which evokes our own self doubts; indecision; our own inhibitions or anxieties; maybe even a hidden form of not wanting to succeed because it would confront us with the new—we might fail.

Example: ‘I have this recurring nightmare. I see my mother standing by my bedroom door, blocking it as if I am being trapped and stopped from getting out. I often call to her “Let me out Mum” but she just stands there staring with no ex­pression on her face at all. I end up getting out of bed and switching my bedroom light on and then she disappears. Sometimes I will see her standing by my wardrobe. It seems as if she is always standing by a door and trying to trap me’ (Natalie S). Natalie is 14 and the obstacle she faces in choos­ing her own clothes—the wardrobe—and making her own decisions—her mother—is her own dependence upon her mother, and the need to develop a new relationship with her.

Example: ‘As I was driving along I turned my car over. I wasn’t hurt but could not now get to my destination. I didn’t feel at all upset about the car being damaged’ (Tim K).

The example shows a subtle and self-made obstacle, the damaged car. In fact Tim admitted ruining his own work opportunities —the car—because he was frightened of failure.

The obstacle, obstruction, barner or interference can be a person, wall, river, animal—or it might be an internal thing like paralysis or a lump in the throat. Refer to the entry on the appropriate subject to define what it is acting as an obstacle. See first example in failure; fence; wall. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Obstacles in dreams can take many forms a wall, a hill, a dark forest, etc. Largely, we are aware that these obstacles need to be overcome. How we do this in a dream can often suggest how to tackle a problem in everyday life.

2- Indecision and self-doubt can often translate themselves in dreams into actual physical objects. At times, our own inhibitions and anxieties cannot be faced unless we give them tangible forms.

3- Difficulty, indccision and doubt are the three main blocks one will come up against in this particular spiritual ‘obstacle course’.

The dreamer will have to scale each one if he is to finally achieve his spiritual goal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an obstacle reflects that you are dealing with resistance to getting what you want in life.

If you dream of an obstacle course, then you are testing your strength, smarts, and resourcefulness. Keep in mind that a person doesn’t realize their inner hero or shero unless they’ve been challenged. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Difficulty, indecision and doubt are the three main blocks we will come up against in any spiritual journey or quest. We will have to overcome each of these blocks at some time if we are finally to achieve our spiritual goal. Indecision and self-doubt can often translate themselves in dreams into actual physical objects, and the difficulty manifests in how we deal with these obstructions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: At times, our own inhibitions and anxieties cannot be faced unless they are first given tangible forms in dreams. In allowing ourselves a visual representation, these anxieties can become more manageable. What has seemed to be a huge obstacle in dreams can be consciously made smaller until we feel capable of dealing with it.

For example, a patch of weeds in dreams might be cut back until we can continue on our way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Obstacles and obstructions in dreams can take many forms – a wall, a hill, a dark forest perhaps.

The object will be symbolic of the problem in waking life. Largely we are aware that these obstacles need to be overcome. How we do this in a dream can often suggest how to tackle a problem in everyday life. You might like to consult the entries for block and quest for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of an obstacle course may signify that the path you have chosen is not the best one for you. At the very least, you may be making things harder for yourself than is necessary.

To dream of an obstacle course is a gentle reminder to practice acceptance, as resistance can be pointless and painful.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of running an obstacle course, this straight-forwardly represents that you feel challenged by many real-life obstacles.

If you dream of winning the race, you will be successful in whatever concerns you most.

If you fall or lose the race, you feel like you are being overwhelmed by your real-life responsibilities or problems.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Obstacles in life. Resistance to obstacles that need to be overcome.

The positive side of this symbol is that unknown obstacles are made clear and become conscious, which is the prerequisite to overcoming them.

The type of obstacle is important.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Abyss, Bridge, Cage, Cliff, Dam, Gate, Hole)

Traffic jams (see Car): Taking a direction perceived as free from trouble, only to find the way blocked for some unknown reason. Usually this pertains to external circumstances that you cannot control, but find frustrating.

Walls or barriers: If walls can talk, what are yours telling you? Is it too soon to move forward, or is the wall a kind of test to overcome? Also note that walls can symbolize limitations that are imposed by family, friends, job, or culture.

Fence: This reveals perceived class restrictions and prohibitions. Alternatively, it you’re sitting on the fence, by all means make up your mind! Falling off a fence speaks of taking on a project that you are simply incapable of handling considering your other responsibilities right now.

To avoid being the proverbial Humptv Dumpty, carefully balance your schedule and duties before taking on anything else.

Consider who or what is causing the barrier you see in your dream. What part of your nature provides the best tool to remove that obstruction (the rational, intuitive, or emotional self)?

Is the obstacle natural or human made? Natural obstacles represent something that would happen to anyone approaching this same situation.

For example, a barrier reef standing between you and an island indicates everyday problems. Simply navigate around them so that you can rest in a safe haven. Conversely, human-made obstacles symbolize manufactured problems or delays. Such obstacles can be self-originated or caused by external forces.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

These indicate that we are aware of difficulties which may occur. We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Obstacles on the road block or slow your progress toward your goals. Rocks may represent hard structures of negative thinking that may get in the way or make for a rough ride.... Ariadne's Book of Dream