Running But Can/\'t Move | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Running Move

The Premier in Dream Dictionary

The sense of time running out often expresses a genuine desire for more time and is also about getting older.

• Are you worried about missing out or being too late for something? This is a progress report on your life.

• Look at where you sabotage your success. Are you using lack of time as an excuse for not doing what you know you really need to be doing? • This dream is reminding you that time is a precious commodity. Consider your use of it wisely and make the most of the time you have.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of having any of these afflictions foretells good fortune and good health, preceded by a temporary sickness (Raphael) « Dreams probably caused by irritation of the parts of the body afflicted in the sleep; the interpretation obviously attributable to the theory that these visitations clear the system of impurities, thereby conferring comfort after sickness.... The Fabric of Dream

The Language of Dreams

(see Clock)... The Language of Dreams

Strangest Dream Explanations

See Feces.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Mystic Dream Book

Faithful friends, if the stream is clear. Otherwise, be careful. ... Mystic Dream Book

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are paralyzed and cannot move, you may feel unable to deal with a situation in real life. You could be frustrated that you can’t change anything, or you are having troubles expressing your feelings.... My Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If horse are seen running through cities or between houses it means floods, rains and disasters are imminent. But if such horses are seen with saddles it means the person seeing the dream will meet lots of people who will have gathered together for some happy or unhappy occasion.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Movement in dreams is usually- highlighted to make the dreamer aware of progress. Moving forward suggests an acceptance of one’s abilities, while moving backwards signifies withdrawal from a situation. Moving sideways would suggest a deliberate act of avoidance.

2- The way we move in dreams can indicate a great deal about our acceptance of ourselves.

For instance, to be moving briskly would suggest an easy acceptance of the necessity for change, whereas being moved - such as on sonic kind of moving walkway would signify being moved by outside circumstances or at the wish of other people.

3- A movement towards Spiritual Acceptance can be undertaken when the time is considered to be right.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Directions, Velocity)... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A movement towards spiritual acceptance can be undertaken when the time is considered to be right. Movement in dreams is usually highlighted to make us aware of our progress. Spiritually, movement such as dance is an act of worship or adoration.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: The way we move in dreams can indicate a great deal about our motivations.

For instance, to be moving briskly would suggest an easy acceptance of the necessity for change, whereas being moved – such as on some kind of moving walkway – would signify being moved by outside circumstances or at the wish of other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Moving forward suggests an acceptance of our abilities, while moving backwards signifies withdrawal from a situation. Moving sideways would suggest a deliberate act of avoidance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

interpreted upon 5 sides: sickness, sorrow, dispute & importunity / obstinacy, a violation with his people, and his family.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

My Dream Interpretation

To dream abuot nail polish remover suggests that you are feeling guilty or regretful about something that you’ve done. You may be worried about how other people will interpret your actions.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Even in everyday life, the way we hold and position our body, the inclination of chest and head, the movement of hands, are a means of com­munication.

The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be some­thing which is inherited from past times before verbal lan­guage. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.

If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with an­other one, it can help to clarify its quality.

Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain con­nected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately re­minded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she pur­chased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.

‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Meanings of Versatile

When a dream object is deliberately removed it can be thought of as being spiritually unnecessary. However, we need to decide if we are being possessive over it, or what it represents.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams, to be removing an object suggests that we do not appreciate the principle of sharing.

If someone else is removing it we should reassess our need for whatever it represents.

A removal as in changing location suggests that we need change in our lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: It will depend on whether a dream object seems to have disappeared or has been deliberately removed.

The interpretation if it is deliberate will suggest that we are rejecting some aspect of our waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of running in company with others, is a sign that you will participate in some festivity, and you will find that your affairs are growing towards fortune.

If you stumble or fall, you will lose property and reputation. Running alone, indicates that you will outstrip your friends in the race for wealth, and you will occupy a higher place in social life.

If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably.

To see others thus running, you will be oppressed by the threatened downfall of friends.

To see stock running, warns you to be careful in making new trades or undertaking new tasks. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Rushing to keep-up or ahead, but not having any help... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Difficulty defining goals, exerting energy without appar­ent benefit (to run either to or from something).

2. Avoidance of conflict or confrontations; fears and anger (to run from some­thing).

3. Enthusiasm toward goals (to run toward something).

4. Good luck and happiness. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Christian Dream Symbols

If you are running a race it symbolizes doing well in life, Phil. 2:16... Christian Dream Symbols

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming of running competitively should be distinguished from dreams which have you running to or from something.

If you are simply running with no goal, it may be an indication that you need to slow down in your every day life.

If you are competing, you need to consider your recent rivalries and realistically look at the current challenges.

If you are running in a race and win, your unconscious may be expressing confidence that you may or may not feel in the wakened state. Running in your dreams may also symbolize the energy levels, the strength, or the force that you have to get through life. (A similar definition appears on top of the page for Race , since many people continue to ask me for running, I decided to list them separately.)... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Alone; you’ll achieve success, exceeding those around you. With others; Success is forthcoming. And falling down; Be sure you’re not misunderstood, your reputation is at risk.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

A fortunate dream of advantageous journeys and elevation in rank unless the dreamer fall, in which case misfortune is denoted (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing.

If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’.

If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

See postures, movement, body language. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be running in a dream suggests speed and flow.

To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.

To be run- ning away from signifies fear and an inability to do something.

2- Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed, although if we arc being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.

To be running something as in managing - is to be taking responsibility.

3- Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually we may be trying to do something too quickly.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To be running in your dream means that time is passing, and you need to act quickly or you will miss an opportunity.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Acrobatics, \ larathon, Olympics) Something that’s gotten out of control circumstantially or personally.

What’s chasing you, or from what are you trying to escape? Perhaps the past or an unpleasant experience?

Hurrying, without necessarily having a defined goal. ... The Language of Dreams

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The act of running may comment on your avoidance or fear. Running a race may represent concerns ab,out making a personal deadline or concerns about competing In business.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Complete Dream Book

Business conditions will be active but not profitable if you dream of running.... The Complete Dream Book

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Running in your dream and making good progress: everything you do is going to be successful. Running and getting nowhere: you are sabotaging your own efforts or someone else is. See Walking.

Depth Psychology: Are you running after someone (or something)? Are you running away from something, someone, or yourselfr Maybe your own fear or your own feelings? How does running make you feel: satisfied and happy? Or do you feel you’re being chased?... Dreamers Dictionary

Encyclopedia of Dreams

A running dream is basically a dream of escaping a certain situation, person, or thing.

If you succeed in running away from, or elude a pursuer, then you will be able to change those things in your life that has you ‘on the run’.

If you dream of the desire to run but cannot get your feet to obey it shows a lack of self confidence and perseverance on your part. Try sticking to your guns and see how much your life will change.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Mystic Dream Book

This is generally an obstacle dream.

If you succeed in reaching your goal, then all will go well. But if you tire, or stop Running, then expect business difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Running in dreams suggests the potential for anxiety or distress. Spiritually we may be trying to do something too quickly.

The original marathon signalled victory and was a trial to the death. Running races or marathons in dreams are, therefore, tests of endurance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Obviously in dreams of running, time and place are significant. Running a marathon is today a group activity and will in dreams suggest competition. Where we are going will perhaps indicate why speed is needed.

If we are being pursued this will also give some kind of reason.

To be running something – managing – is to be taking responsibility.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To be running in a dream suggests speed and flow.

To be running forwards suggests confidence and ability.

To be running away from someone or something signifies fear and an inability to do something. Running back to something indicates that a readjustment or reassessment is necessary.

If we do not know our destination we may not have thought through a plan properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Explanations of Astro Center

(away from something) Something in the dreamer’s life is difficult to face, and the dreamer would rather run away from it than face it.

If such a situation is not readily recognized by the dreamer, looking to the other symbols in the dream should give the answer. Astrological parallel: Pisces... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

My Dream Interpretation

Running in a dream suggests that you are feeling trapped or pressured in a real life relationship. It can also mean you feel stressed by school or work. Also see the “Running” explanations below, and also see “Track.”... My Dream Interpretation

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Running usually indicates that the dreamer wishes advancement, an increase in earning power, or a better place in society.

If the dreamer is running with others contests or festivities may be subconsciously latent in the dreamers mind.

If the dreamer is running away from someone there is a fear of loss of money or a hatred for that someone.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Escape; Fear; Take flight) Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.

If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.

If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death. (Also see Escape {rom danger; Take a (light)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of running away from home, this suggests you are trying to avoid an issue in your real life. Pretending it doesn’t exist could make things worse - you will not solve problems until you face them head on. This dream also suggests that you are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In cases where the dreamer’s home life is very difficult, this dream can represent a straight-forward wish to live in a happier place.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are running in slow motion - or that you are trying to run but cannot make your feet move as fast as you want them to - signifies a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence on your part. Try to believe in yourself more.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To see or wear running shoes in your dream suggests that you are approaching life with a good attitude, and few obstacles are in your way. It also suggests that you are comfortable with who you are. Sometimes, this dream can also mean the dreamer is a very busy person with lots on the go.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Adrian Morrison at the University of Pennsylvania, investigating narcolepsy, a condition producing sleep in the middle of activity, found that a small area of the brain, the pons, suppresses full muscular movement while we dream.

If this area is damaged or suppressed, humans or ani­mals make full muscular movements in connection with what is dreamt. He observed that cats would stalk, crouch and spring at imaginary prey. These very imponant findings sug­gest a number of things.

The unconscious process behind dreaming, apan from creating a non-volitional fantasy, can also reproduce movements we have not consciously decided upon. This shows we have at least two centres of will which can direct body and mental processes. Christopher Evans, linking with the work of Nicholas Humphrey at Cambridge University, sees the movements of dreaming cats as expres­sions of survival ‘programs’ in the biological computer. These ‘programs’ or strategies for survival need to be replayed in order not only to keep in practice, but also to modify them in connection with the influx of extra experience and informa­tion. In the human realm, our survival strategies and the way we relate to our social, sexual, marriage and work roles may also be replayed and modified in our dreaming.

Such movements are not linked simply to survival or social programs’.

An important aspect of dreaming is releasing painful emotions or trauma, and moving toward psychological growth. Also, the process producing these movements does not keep strictly to the realm of sleep. It is observable that many muscular spasms, ticks, or unwilled waking movements arise from this source—the will’ of the unconscious—at­tempting to release trauma or initiate a necessary programme of psychological growth. That such dream’ activities as spon­taneous movement or verbalisation should occur during wak­ing would appear to suggest that a dream must occur with them. Research shows this is unlikely. It does however show that a dream may be imagery produced to express this mental, muscular, emotional ‘self regulation’.

The imagery may not be necessary if the process is consciously experienced.

Because the self-regulatory process produces spontaneous movements, emotions and verbalisation, it is likely there is a connection between it and many ancient religious practices such as pentecostalism, shaktipat in India, subud in Indonesia and seitai in Japan. These are forms of psychotherapy prac­tised by other cultures. They create an environment in which practitioners can allow spontaneous movement and fantasy while awake. Because consciousness is then involved, and can co-operate with the self-regulating or healing activities of the unconscious, such practice can lead to better health and utilisation of unconscious functions.

The older religious forms of this practice relied on belief systems of spirits or gods. Once the connection between these practices and the dream is realised, much in them which was obscure becomes under­standable. In my book Mind and Movement I explain the con­nection between the dream process, self regulatory healing, extended perception and waking consciousness. See abreac­tion; sleep walking; dream as therapist and healer. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences