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Protecting Someone

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Being protective of someone may be a scary yet strengthening dream and when you have dreams of this you may want to consider To dream that you are protecting someone, suggests that you are putting up an emotional wall or barrier between you and others around you. Consider who or what you are protecting for clues as to what aspect of your own self you are afraid of letting out and letting others know.
 
In this dream you may have...
 

  • Saved someone.
  • Protected someone weaker than you.
  • Held off an angry horde.
  • Stopped or disengaged a person from an abusive relationship.
  • Stood up to someone who was being rude or not genuine?
  • Yelled at someone to get their attention.
  • Called attention on to self so that someone else wouldn’t be in trouble.

 
Positive changes are afoot if…
 

  • You stand up for a just cause

 
 
Detailed dream meaning...
 
Protection obviously has a link to dangerous situations and a wish to avoid people who cause you trouble. If life has been bad recently, then the dream may reflect your need for reassurance right now. But protection in dreams may have a deeper meaning. You may be trying to protect people from your own worst habits and tendencies. Also you may wish to protect some hopes and dreams from your own doubts and negative feelings.
 
When you have a dream of protecting others there is often a feeling of fear or relativity in your dream. This is an indication of what you need in your own life or how you should be using your energies. Consider ways in which you are faced where your own drive to protect others would be needed. In areas of parenting and when this is reflected in your own dream, it is a call that your child is in a situation where your help is needed. Often when you have dreams like this the help is not asked for in the waking world, but should still be offered. This can be a positive bonding experience for you as well.
 
When you are helping someone and protecting them from someone else by offering them shelter as a way out. This can be an indication that you need to exhaust resources in order to put your own past right. Usually these dreams will show that you are in a place in your own life where you need to pay for mistakes that are coming or will be coming to light. It’s best to get ahead of the curve and admit any wrong doings at this time.
 
Dreaming of protecting those that you do not know – especially from a large threat – can be a good omen for your waking world regarding increased responsibilities. Right now you need to be in a position of strength and rely on your own convictions for success.
 
This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life...
 

  • Standing up for someone or something that you believe in
  • Being upset about aspects of your life
  • Exhausting resources
  • Protecting your family
  • Protecting your investments

 
Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of protecting someone…
 
Anguish. Fear. Speed. Bold. Brave. Unsettled. Disbelief. Cranky. Protective. Dangerous.


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