“I’m Being Chased!”
Chase dreams often stem from feelings of anxiety in your walking life.
The way we respond to anxiety and pressure in real life is typically manifested as a chase dream.
Running is an instinctive response to physical threats in our environment.
Often in these dream scenarios, you are being pursued by some attacker, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you.
You are running away, hiding, or trying to outwit your pursuer.
Chase dreams may represent your way of coping with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it.?
Ask yourself who is the one chasing you and you may gain some understanding and insight on the source of your fears and pressure
Being chased in your dream is one of several common dream themes stemming from feelings of anxiety in your waking life. In such dreams, you could be running from an attacker, an animal, a monster or some unknown figure who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. Fight or flight is an instinctive response to a physical threat in the environment. Thus it is natural to run or hide or try to outwit your pursuer.
The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent a part of you.
Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can assume the appearance of threatening figure.
You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser.
Next time you have a chase dream, turn around and confront your pursuer.
Ask them why they are chasing you.
One may be consumed by their own anger, jealousy, love, or self-destructive behavior.
For example, you may be drinking too much or exhibiting open hostility toward others around you.
You may subconsciously be threatened by these actions which have been jeopardizing your relationships and/or career.
Your dreams are a way of calling attention to these self-destructive actions.
A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked.
Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in the urban environment.
These dreams are inspired by fears of violence and sexual assault in which we are so over-exposed from the media. The violence that the media portrays magnifies our fears and how at risk we all are. A dream scenario that people often experience is that of being chased by predators, ranging from people, animals and even monsters that want to harm or kill you. These figures typically represent the people who you are currently interacting with in your waking life. You either try to outwit your pursuer or run away. Your reaction reflects how you might handle a threatening situation in real life.
Chase dreams often result from feelings of general anxiety, even paranoia, experienced in the waking hours. Also, feeling overstretched at work or pressures in a relationship can trigger this type of dream. It can even represent that you are having trouble dealing with reality or being in denial about something. Feeling threatened or unsafe in your waking life can bring on dreams of being chased by snakes. The snake symbolizes either an embarrassing or uncomfortable situation, or something you may find difficult to face.
Psychological problems and inhibitions are triggered when you try to avoid situations in life. In some cases, the pursuer in your dream can represent characteristics of your own emotions. It is natural to occasionally have feelings of anger, resentment and fear in your waking life. These emotions can manifest themselves in your dreams as an unrecognizable figure or individual who is trying to track you down. Basically, it is a part of yourself that you wish to reject.
However, if in the dream you are chasing someone, this could mean that you have aggression toward an individual. The dream allows you to act out the rage you are feeling and harboring. If you dream that you are hunting another person, it might mean that you are seeking something that is work, relationship or self-esteem related. This could be your attempt to feel more powerful in the situations you are dealing with while awake.
We are all born with the natural response of fight or flight, which began in man in prehistoric times as they faced many survival challenges. Today, we still face challenges, although different, and this fight or flight mechanism could be the reason that we dream about being chased.
Being chased signifies avoidance: To dream that you are being chased is an indication that you are avoiding some issues in your waking life. The actions in your dream exemplify how you respond to pressure and cope with fears, stress or various situations. Instead of confronting the situation, you have a tendency to run away and avoid issues that you are uncomfortable with addressing…
Being chased signifies close-mindedness: If someone is chasing you in your dream, then it may also refer to your close-mindedness. You are refusing to acknowledge a certain viewpoint or idea and don’t even want to give a listen to any opinion that is different from yours.
Being chased signifies running away from you: Another way to analyze your chase dream is how the pursuer or attacker may be an aspect of your own Self. Perhaps you are suppressing or rejecting certain feelings or certain characteristics of your Self. Anger, jealousy, fear, and even love can manifest as a threatening figure in your dream. And you could be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser.
Being chased signifies fear: Running from an attacker in your dream may simply represent your fear of being attacked. Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in their surroundings. All you have to do is turn on the news to hear stories of violence and sexual assault.
You are the one chasing: If you are the one doing the chasing, then the dream may highlight your drive and ambition to go after something you want, or go after someone you want. On the other hand, it may also mean that you are falling behind in some aspect of your life and have to catch up to others.
Conclusion: In understanding your own dream of being chased, ask yourself who is chasing you so that you can gain a better understanding. What are you running from? Turn around and confront your pursuer and ask them why they are chasing you. Consider the distance or gap between you and your pursuer. This indicates your closeness to the issue. If the pursuer is gaining on you, then it suggests that the problem is not going to go away. The problem will surround you, until you confront and address it. However, if you are able to widen the gap between your pursuers, then you are able to
Successfully distance yourself from the problem. In essence, the problem is fading away.