Dream About Kidnapping

Dream About Kidnapping

Dream About Kidnapping

Recently, I had a creepy dream in which I was kidnapped. To be honest, I have never experienced a dream so terrifying. The kidnapper grabbed me in a dark unknown room with no way out and no idea who he was. Whenever I tried to run away, my kidnapper would appear out of the shadows and drag me back. It took me a while to calm down after I woke up in a cold sweat. 
As a result of this dream, I believe if you are kidnapped in a dream then we never know when or how risk will strike. There are threats all around us, whether they are actual physical dangers or more abstract ones such as developing bad habits or risky behaviors. I believe there is a spiritual message in this dream, that we should be aware of our surroundings, sidestep people who might take advantage of us, and above all ---- trust our instincts. My motto in life is if something doesn't feel right then it is usually not. In any situation, we can ensure our safety by taking these precautions. 
I have learned to always be aware of potential danger and take steps to protect myself. If something feels off, trust your gut. You never know when the unexpected might happen. Staying alert is possible by minimizing any risks that may arise and this I feel is the hidden meaning of the dream. Let me explain the statistics.

Over the last twenty years, many people have contacted me about their personal nightmare of kidnapping. In dreams, this is the fear of being kidnapped or abducted by someone or that a child is kidnapped. These are what I call "trauma" dreams and also spiritual karmic dreams. Spiritually speaking, this dream of kidnapping is about the fact you are being a hostage to yourself for the sake of others and you may feel you're losing control. We can lose control in all parts of life spiritually. Control over our thoughts, choices, and actions. This dream is a spiritual message to reclaim yourself. 

Who is the kidnapper in your dream?

The first question that I must ask you, is who is the kidnapper trying or achieving to kidnap you? Maybe you did not even know his or her identity. The answer to this question is not as straightforward as it may seem. The kidnapper's identity can vary in dreams. It could be a stranger, family member, lover, friend, or even an unknown entity. It is possible that the kidnapper represents something symbolic, such as fear or a difficult decision if you did not know the person the kidnapper. A dream kidnapper's identity is normally determined by the relationship with the person (if of course, you know him or her.) 
What does it mean to dream you are kidnapped?

Is the dream about kidnapping or being kidnapped good or bad?

I believe this is a positive good dream, let me explain. Kidnapping in a dream has several different meanings, depending on what an earth happened in your dream. Kidnapping dreams are generally indicative of feelings of exposure or powerlessness in waking life. An unhealthy relationship or a stressful job could represent feeling trapped in a certain situation. This dream may indicate that someone else is controlling you and making decisions for you, or that you are not in control of your own life, especially if this person is the “kidnapper” in the dream.
Kidnapping dreams can also reflect feelings of being overwhelmed by responsibilities or obligations. The dream may represent a need to regain your power and autonomy from the expectations that someone is placing on your waking life. It could also mean in regard to dreams meanings --- may mean that you need to break away from negative influences or situations that are holding you back.

Here is my spiritual message to you regarding the dream of a kidnapping.

Kidnapping dream meaning: What do dreams about kidnapping mean?

Dreams about being kidnapped imply (from a dream psychology perspective) feeling manipulated by someone in waking life. That is the main dream interpretation. Or you have lost control of some aspect of your future. Your dream might represent one aspect of your personality controlling another aspect. The behavior exhibited in the dream depends on your own emotional state.

The reason why we fear being kidnapped is the huge statistics of kidnappings around the world. The number is not declining over the years but rapidly increasing. Wherever you go, there’s a possibility of being kidnapped. For example, in Mexico, there were 1,583 kidnappings registered in 2013, and today’s number is not declining. Besides, many of the kidnapped people stay unreported, meaning the number is probably larger.

Dream about being kidnapped yourself and spiritual meaning

Rule one: think about how you were kidnapped in the dream and what was the reason. Often, high-value individuals are kidnapped in real life, or those that work for very large companies. There are many different aspects that could be covered in your dream. You could be kidnapped by somebody you know, there could be political or terrorist kidnapping featured in your dream, think about the situation where you were kidnapped. 

When we are kidnapped in real life our only defense is to be passive, not aggressive. It has been recorded that the more time that passes the better chance we would be alive or released. In spiritual terms, this means that it is really important for you to think about what is controlling your life and how you can build the opportunity for escape.

Dream about being kidnapped or someone is trying to kidnap you

The attempt at kidnapping can indicate that someone is trying to steal your light. I’m going to focus on why you had a dream of being kidnapped yourself, and why this has been a significant spiritual dream. The dream that someone is trying to kidnap you (maybe not succeeding) suggests that something in your life is out of balance or you are feeling helpless. This is because there is a sense of safety and security that could be impacted because someone or something seems to be attempting to take away your privilege and independence. Dreaming that you are almost kidnapped by a family member may also feel powerless against external forces that impact the family that you cannot control. As a result, this dream may be a signal that you need to take back control of your life and regain your autonomy. It’s important to consider what the kidnapper represents in your dream and whether you need to confront any aspects of yourself or work on areas of your life that need improvement. 

t is estimated that the average person will have over 100,000 dreams in their lifetime. It is likely that some of those dreams will be nightmares. You may feel anxious or fatigued during waking hours as a result of either being kidnapped or someone trying to kidnap you in the dream. I’ve read quite a bit on scientific research and basically, you are more prone to dream of someone trying to kidnap you if you don't have a relaxing time before bed. Understanding the disturbing and confusing dream of being kidnapped is the first step to dealing with them.

Did you resist the kidnapping in your dream?

If you did not resist the kidnapping then this could be connected to the fact that you do not want to fight or struggle for what you believe in. You might have been observant of the finer details of your kidnap dream. Perhaps think about the physical description, accident, sounds, walls, and windows that you saw during your dream. Each symbolism has its own meaning, which can bring light to what message the dream is trying to spiritually give you. If you build rapport with your kidnappers then this can indicate that despite the control it will not affect your life too much. To resist the kidnapping and run away or fight the kidnapper can signify that you are ready to take on your own challenges and fight for what you believe in. 

Dreams about kidnapping are due to feeling the following thoughts:

  • Obsessions and anxieties in daily life.
  • Avoiding or feeling alone and restlessness
  • Feeling out of control or trapped
  • Trying to overplay
  • Spiritually being blocked and lack of energy or focus
  • Problems seem to arise all the time and restlessness over them
  • A person who is making you feel trapped and out of control

My advice: You got this!

Is the dream of being kidnapped good or bad?

Lesson One: This dream is about control: If you are being kidnapped in the dream world this is because you're worried about losing control over a situation in waking life. There is a thought that we become hostages in real life. We can feel hostage in many situations: such as work, relationships, and just life itself. Dreaming of being kidnapped is connected to our attitudes and experiences in daily life. I've read many different accounts of hostage victims in real life. Being kidnapped is fundamentally about the ability for our own freedom. In life, we face many hardships, injustices, and dilemmas that naturally come our own way. On top of this, we have the factor of fear which can often eat away at our own inner confidence and mental well-being.

Lesson Two: This dream is about challenges: If you are going through a particularly turbulent time at the moment and everything just seems to be going, having a dream of being kidnapped is quite common. The resulting dream is often due to your association with feeling entrapment in some part of your waking life. 

Lesson Three: You need to see things the way they are: We can quickly become sad and have a self-perpetuating pattern of behavior you may not even see things coming, which is another area where the dream about kidnapping is focused on control. Think about the dream as a way of being taken hostage by your own self with external forces as the instigator of your kidnapping. Obviously, our own perspective lies within a steeply. Once we have identified and been made aware that we are worried about losing control we can then take steps to gain the power back. 

At times, in life, we have areas where we do feel completely challenged. For example, there are elements that are completely out of our control such as our job, business success, children, and relationships. If we think about our life as a unit most things are out of our control. The only thing that we can actually control is how we respond to things. If you have a dream of being kidnapped then I'm here to help you exit the miseries being held hostage in your daily life. 

Please bear in mind that each conflict or difficulty that takes you, hostage, in waking life can either help you or defeat you. This really depends on your own inner choice. Also, consider your own action and the best path forward. Action requires determination, and change does not always happen overnight or even because we wanted to. 

We must consciously exercise our minds to make sure that we are in control of how we try to make things happen. Often if we're feeling down we can dream of being kidnapped, this to make things happen can come in two ways in that we can see ourselves being a victim alternatively the kidnapper or instigator. This is a sign that we must consciously exercise the mind in order to make things happen on a more positive front. 

In dreams, you may find yourself in crazy situations that would never even occur in daily life. To explore the hidden meaning behind the feelings you are experiencing in your dream of kidnapping you may need to try to ask yourself some questions like: "do I feel that I   am on the right path spiritually?" "Who is my life is exerting control over me? perhaps even, "how can I be more positive?" Making sure that we understand the answers to these questions helps reflect our dream and that feeling of entrapment that was experienced during the kidnapping.

As human beings, we are typically rather resistant to changing our lives. When we face something new all we want to do is go back to our old ways, change is hard, uncomfortable, and risky. If you dream that you are kidnapped and it turns into a nightmare then this dream is speaking about your need to let go as you enter situations that you are not familiar with and move out of your comfort zone.

Spiritual Meaning of the dream about kidnapping

Ultimately, the dream about kidnapping is associated with feeling worried about letting yourself go. Also bear in mind that we must consciously exercise our minds and move away from feeling vulnerable. We must choose positive or negative experiences. I am here to try to guide you out of this state of being the hostage and challenge you with some of your conscious thoughts and emotions that have been evoked since this dream occurred. It is important to try to interrupt negative feelings and thoughts that cause you difficulty or pain as the overarching result is that goals will not be accomplished. As human beings, we are all too familiar with holding ourselves hostage in daily life when dynamic change faces us. We all need to give ourselves a break and sometimes not be too hard on ourselves, to dream of being kidnapped could just be an avenue to say that you've got no set time limit, you need to take things slow and embrace your own inner feelings. It is perfectly okay to be worried, anxious, mad, or even frustrated the dream itself is focused on feeling all these emotions. If you are going through an emotional storm at the moment for example the dream could be connected to moving on and healing.

There is a long history of hostage-taking and kidnapping in real life and it is systematic to understand what the effects are to the victims. In medieval times for example nights often displayed their heritage by trying to be kept alive for ransom money rather than being killed, in North America there were huge amounts of colonies and servants in the 17th century that were stolen from their families in order to be exported for money. Kidnapping itself has been

Dreams about kidnapping and psychology

Many people who hear the term “dream interpretation” automatically think of famous dream psychologists such as Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. After reading their books, conclusions can be drawn on this dream's meaning. I wanted you to understand it’s quite clear that feeling restricted or trapped in a dream can often be a reflection of cultural forces in daily life. I see dreaming of kidnapping as a dream that indicates you are feeling restricted in life. To make this easy I have structured this dream meaning in a questions and answers format. Please scroll down to find your dream.

What do kidnapping dreams mean?

Dreams of kidnapping often occur when initially we are facing certain problems in daily life. There is some evidence to suggest (from dream psychology) that kidnapping dreams can be related to the prominence of a traumatic experience, often short-lived memory of visual images. If you are feeling unpleasant thoughts, potentially excessive emotions, and danger in the dream then these are known as traumatic perceptions and I'm here to help you unravel the dream's meaning and learn to stop such dreams. Kidnapping dreams may emphasize prominent traumatic images, such as bloody injuries or even masked individuals. The details of the kidnapping are important and these can provide clues to the meaning. Kidnapping dreams are about our safety and feeling secure and if we do not feel safe in life, we often have such dreams as a way for our minds to cope with problems. It is considered that the kidnapping dream brings about feelings that we are hiding inside.

Will the kidnapping happen in real life?

Often, people write to me freaked out thinking that this might actually be a premonition. Being in danger and captured in the dream world means that you are feeling threatened in daily life, naturally, we wake up feeling alarmed. Not so much physically harmed but that someone has hurt you greatly. It is unlikely to happen in real life, and it is just a dream to tell you that you feel insecure. You may have been chased by someone wanting to hurt you during the dream or had recurrent chase dreams leading to be trapped or kidnapped. It may not even be a human. For example, Kuwaiti children dreamed of being chased by wild animals after the war due to the trauma they experienced. In real life, we listen to many reports of being kidnapped through the media, this could also be the source of this dream.

Dream about being blindfolded by the kidnapper

The blindfold is a symbol of not being able to see what's ahead of you. A blindfold normally occurs in dreams when we are trying to understand ourselves. If the kidnapper puts on a blindfold it means that someone is trying to deceive you. If you are forced to wear a blindfold someone is hiding the truth from you in waking life. Often, the blindfold is a spiritual symbol of the female cosmic universal laws stop the blindfold is in association with our air energy. In the tablet we often see many different tarot cards which symbolize somebody who is blindfolded, this is prominent in the Rider Waite tarot deck. The blindfold is a dream of kidnapping can mean false perception, resistance to face the truth, denial, and escapism. 

Were there multiple kidnappers or just one?

To dream about a gang of kidnappers is often directly associated with a group of people. Sometimes in the dream, we feel uncertain aspects of life. Remember we cannot change everything. There is a focus on being strong and embracing our own weaknesses. If you are feeling unsafe in life, such as you have lost a personal possession or someone has violated you in some way the dream of a gang of kidnappers is quite common. The difference between seeing a single kidnapper in a dream and a group is the fact that you could be worried about the karmic energy around you. Dreaming is a way that we spiritually work through our own minds and deal with the ride of emotions or energies. To be a victim of a group of kidnappers in a dream can decipher that energies are moving in the wrong direction and that you are finding negative, challenging, and difficult times ahead. Try to think about fully protecting yourself and not having a victim mindset. If you are locked up by a gang of kidnappers in a dream or restricted (maybe tied up) this can indicate feeling trapped in life. 

Were you trapped, tied up, and restricted by someone?

In the spiritual world, we all have connections with other souls. Our soul exchanges energy. We often meet people who have a spiritual connection. Subconsciously, these spiritual agreements can occur in an energetic field. To feel trapped and tied up in a dream can signal that you need to understand spiritual lessons. If we turn to Buddhism, dreams are associated with our own deeper subconscious mind, there is the symbolism of our own karmic process. To see rope or be restricted by handcuffs during the kidnapping can be connected to the need to break free from a difficult situation.

Dream about being trapped or locked in a room by a kidnapper

To be locked in a room or unable to get out during the dream is a direct association with feeling imprisoned in waking life. It normally is connected to our job or career. Have you been working too hard lately? If you cannot get out of a room, or the door is not accessible then the dream is normally related to work. If you don’t work, the dream is connected to another aspect of your life whereby you feel trapped. 

Everyone will have a dream experience that is different from others - as we all dream in various ways, however, the case of being trapped in a room by your abductor can signify that you feel like you are afraid to lose your freedom. Are you able to proceed with your own agenda? Trying to escape the room you are being held hostage in can mean that you are feeling you just cannot escape something. 

What does it mean to dream of being kidnapped and being the victim?

As I have already mentioned, being kidnapped in a dream can imply "control" in your waking life. In that, you are losing this control. To dream of seeing someone else being kidnapped can suggest there is a connection between you and this person in waking life. I will discuss later on in this article what it means in detail but this is an anxiety dream and not real. If your child is kidnapped in the dream this can turn into a nightmare and play on one's mind all day. If you dream of your partner being kidnapped this is associated with your feelings and insecurities about the romantic relationship. Perhaps you feel he/she is going to meet somebody else or that you’re not going to be together?

To dream of your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend being kidnapped can connect to our own priorities and relationship. If you are content and happy that the particular person is kidnapped then this reaction should be reviewed. Dreaming of somebody that you do not know who has been kidnapped is connected to your own conscious mind. It is like you are feeling trapped, unwilling to understand priorities, or that you are worried about hidden feelings or emotions. There are quite a few dream books that discuss commitments and obligations in regard to kidnapping dreams. In this sense, the dream could just imply that there is a greater responsibility on you financially.

Although dreams can sometimes mean nothing there are certain trauma-related dreams related to exposure to environmental factors in normal life. Dreams can become distorted and turn into a nightmare, kidnapping dreams are common when we are experiencing trauma in the real world.

Dreams about being kidnapped and tortured

To see yourself being tortured by a kidnapper is something that we will never really know in waking life. The torture itself or even interrogations featured within the dream is often the signal that you are going through a challenging experience in waking life. If we think of torture we often associate this with TV programs, to actually experience the step-by-step horror in your dream world can leave you feeling mentally exhausted from wakening. There is some psychological impact of having such a dream. The pressures of this world often result in us dreaming of being kidnapped and tortured to varying degrees. The dream needs to be thought of as a beacon of light in the darkness of the world, it is associated with your own best efforts to protect yourself and also move forward into an uncertain future. Being stripped naked and forced into a car or raped is understandably a difficult dream. This is about your own vulnerabilities and if your body was violated only then it can indicate that you should listen to your own inner voice. 

To dream of blunt or sharp instruments being used within the kidnapping dream can signal the feeling you are reinforced into something that you do not agree with. The torture itself can be seen as the hostage-takers of your own personal time. It could be that you are struggling with your own personal relationships or even job security. In our heads we often tell ourselves we're not good enough and that we feel powerless against an absolute superpower. But remember this, whatever happens in life we only need to try our best. We must develop the capacity to un-hostage ourselves in our own modern life. If you dream of terrorism, or a beheading then this is associated with an underlining sense of alienation and panic in waking life.

Dreams of kidnapping and being forced into a car

If you are forced into a vehicle such as a car then this denotes that you are traveling places you have to release yourself regarding the control that surrounds you. To see yourself being bundled into a car boot (which we often witness on TV programs or movies) can signify that somebody wants to take you on a journey but they are not going to give you the whole truth. The fact that you are in the car boot in the dream means there are things hidden from you in the real life. Take the dream as a metaphor for hidden secrets. If the kidnapping happened in connection with any vehicle it means you are moving in different spiritual directions and you will succeed going forward in your endeavors.

What does a celebrity or someone famous being kidnapped mean?

To dream of a celebrity being kidnapped indicates that you feel that there is a control that is outside your scope which is affecting you. For example, I had a dream that Prince Harry was kidnapped but he was a child. At the time there was political unrest in the UK about the EU. This is an example of when a celebrity represents outside forces that are not in control. To dream of a movie star being kidnapped indicates that you are not in touch with someone important to you and your life feels a bit like a drama. Dreaming of a pop star being kidnapped indicates that you need to work on your communication skills.

How common is real kidnapping in the world?

In Brazil, there were 1,000 kidnappings reported in 2012 but let’s not to forget the ones which remain unreported. India keeps records in a kidnapping with 2,975 kidnaps reported in 2010. These are the larger number of kidnappings across the world. I have not mentioned states like Colombia, Haiti and the Philippines where the number of reported kidnaps doesn’t reach a thousand but it’s still worrying. As for the United States, in 2010 there were over 200,000 cases of kidnapping reported. The number includes both international and home abductions. The reason why I mention this (apart from the fact I love writing about the facts around our dreams) is that being kidnapped in a dream can signify that.

What does it mean to dream about my child being kidnapped?

To dream about your child being kidnapped is a common dream, especially if you are a parent. Don’t be worried that this will happen in real life, it is common to wake up stressed out, the dream represents our own fear of our children's own safety. It is unusual to be a premonition but that is our natural first thought. Any normal parent will feel this dream results in a painful situation and you may be naturally extra vigilant the following day. So what does it mean?

A child being kidnapped can be an absolute nightmare dream. Often this occurs when a child is going through milestones or there is an issue or problem with our child in daily life. If the child has been taken away from you or you don't know your child is to be a direct result of dealing with developmental issues in waking life. 

It is not uncommon for mothers to dream of their children (be it a son or daughter) that they are kidnapped and this can be associated with the fear and anxiety of parenting. I know from personal experience that you wake up feeling that this might actually happen and that you were worried about your child's safety. To dream that a child is kidnapped but you are not a parent indicates that the child itself is a direct reflection of your inner child. We must develop the capacity to break away from feeling like a hostage in our own lives. There is a hostage culture that's de facto, and in our modern world, we are often trying to find solutions to our own comforts. A child being kidnapped in a dream can also be connected to feeling like a child is being alienated by others or bullied. Are you holding yourself hostage or allowing yourself to be held hostage by a career, for process, relationship or lover? Even though you dream of your child being kidnapped could relate to your inner child. Freeing yourself of negative and repetitive thoughts and feelings is the key message of the dream.

What does it mean for my child to dream about a kidnapping?

Sometimes we express anxiety in life and this can be triggered in all sorts of ways. if your child dreams of being kidnapped it is not irrational. Especially, as there are often bad news stories about kidnapping which can affect a child’s sensitive nature. The good news is that you can do a lot for your son or daughter, such as reassuring him or her that he or she is experiencing is normal. The first phase after the dream is to reassure him or her of the fact that it is only a dream, try buying a dream catcher and talk through the dream. Feelings are much better shared.

What does it mean if you become friends with the kidnapper?

In many kidnapping cases, there is what we know as Stockholm syndrome which basically means that you become friendly or codependent on the kidnapper. Dreaming of being friends can impose many different feelings. After watching a youtube video about Michelle Knight, who was kidnapped for many years I could imagine how you could depend on the kidnapper, especially if one is kidnapped over a long period of time. I will say, to become friends with the kidnapper in a dream can indicate that you feel trapped in real life but comfortable. If that gives you some clarity.

What does it mean to dream about being kidnapped by someone unknown?

To dream about being kidnapped by a stranger in your dream doesn’t predict anything negative happening to you in your waking life. In fact, it has nothing to do with being kidnapped per se. An unknown aspect of your personality is trying to influence your behavior and life in general and enter your subconscious mind. In dream psychology, this can indicate rejecting the unknown part of your personality because you don’t care for yourself the way you should. This dream can indicate that you have the ability to take control.

An unknown person in a dream is also significant. The stranger in the dream is a direct reflection of how we are feeling around people we are unsure of. Perhaps you are reliving the harrowing account in daily life and it does not escape your mind. The agony of dreaming of a stranger in the kidnapping is about responding to others, forgiveness for your own mistakes, and how you view humanity. 

If you are being kidnapped and interrogated by a stranger it is associated with your own pursuit of knowledge. I remember reading the Diary of a concentration camp by the novelist Hernan Valdes which was published in 1974. He described that his body was violated, he was blindfolded and was under electrical current in his torture after being kidnapped. 

What does it dream of kidnapping someone?

If you were the kidnapper in your dream and you’ve kidnapped someone it means that you are forcing someone to do something in waking life. Do you find people turn to you to live their life and start taking better care of yourself?  The truth is that at some point in our lives we all suffer. Situations in life arise all the time that have a knock-on effect on our well-being. We experience different types of connections in life constantly, there are certain characteristics that we like about ourselves and others we don't. Identifying what is difficult in our lives is the first step in changing how we feel or think. Dreaming of kidnapping somebody could be positive or negative, depending on exploring the detailed aspects of the dream. Often dreams of “being the kidnapper” can indicate that there are processed memories that contain negative emotions. 

While we sleep the brain's information processing system activates and old memories are brought to the surface and then digested. Such dreams can feel like a thunderstorm entered your life at some point, there will be many memories that you might have to deal with, toxic people, abuse, or perhaps neglect from somebody. 

Regardless of all these memories in the past, they enter the subconscious mind during sleep. When people think of the unconscious they often believe the psychological view of Sigmund Freud, in that he believed we all harbor psychic conflicts and our dreams are just another way of symbolically releasing our unconscious mind. I do feel that dreams of being the kidnapper can indicate you feel trapped in an area of life. Perhaps you're trying to release yourself from a difficult situation, alternatively, you have anxiety about performing whether that is at work or with your family. Take heed that this dream is telling you that it is important to understand that you need to identify the difficulties in your life and address them.

What does a dream of kidnapping a baby mean?

Americans are anxious for our children’s welfare and there is always that hidden apprehension of your baby being kidnapped, especially since the Lindbergh kidnapping. Kidnappings are often misunderstood in dreams and we normally draw out associations. When our life in the dream becomes radicalized to include trauma we often try to understand the nature of the true event. If you dream of kidnapping a baby this can imply that the “baby” is your inner child. To dream of someone kidnapping your baby, if you are a parent is common. This implies that you will encounter feeling helpless going forward. Nearly 8,000 children are reported missing each year but the good news is that 87% are found. To dream of your child taken by someone in a car can indicate that you are feeling worried about an area of your life.

What does it mean to dream of a family member kidnapped?

To dream of your mother and father being kidnapped is associated with freedom from parental responsibilities. It could signify the control that your parents have over you. If you dream of your brother and sister being kidnapped this can suggest that there is something that is being covered up in a relationship. Again, it could be related to control, suggesting you might be manipulated by your sibling. Dreaming of your aunty or uncle being kidnapped implies that you have a think about the “acquaintances” around you according to ancient dream books. Think of people taking advantage? Is there anything you need to do to strengthen your relationships at work?

What does it mean to dream about running away from a kidnapping?

This dream is quite interesting, and can have varied dream interpretations. Running from being kidnapped in a dream can indicate that there is a problem in your life that you are trying to escape from. In many ways, this could possibly be issues around financial problems alternatively that you feel perhaps that you are not appreciated in your daily life.

What do dreams about being kidnapped and escaping mean?

To dream about being kidnapped and escaping is symbolic. It can indicate that you are trying to escape an uncomfortable situation in your waking life. Or you are trying to escape some problems that seem unsolvable and unending. The only way to deal with this is to actually deal with what’s been bothering you. Alternatively, your dream reflects your way of dealing with problems, so far. To dream of being kidnapped and escaping by running away from the kidnapper foretells hidden emotions. If you are feeling manipulated by someone then this dream is common.

What do dreams about having a nightmare about kidnapping

A nightmare about kidnapping signifies your feelings of being victimized and helpless. This can be quite a disturbing dream and considered a nightmare! Often, nightmares such as this are dreams which denote a possible trauma or negative experience from your past that’s still haunting your subconscious mind. When we encounter trauma in life it is sometimes hard for us to move on. This dream about kidnapping can imply that you have the power of removing negative thoughts. Only you have that “direct access” to your dreams. It is important for you to think about the torture and what was being carried out in the dream. Often television programs on torture can appear in our dreams. The reason why I say this is because many famous dream psychologists, such as Carl Jung believed that in our dreams we sometimes re-live images that we’ve seen in waking life. Therefore, if you just watched the series, Dexter, on Netflix, torture after kidnapping might occur your dream. Remember, the dream of kidnapping is all about control and normally occurs when we are feeling out of control.

What do dreams about being kidnapped and held hostage mean?

To dream of being kidnapped and held hostage means you feel trapped in some relationship you can’t stand anymore in waking life. Or you are pushed to do things that you don’t like. If you see a ransom note in the dream it indicates that other people might turn to you for advice.

What do dreams about being kidnapped by someone you know mean?

To dream of being kidnapped by someone you know has a transparent interpretation. You’re either worried about that “certain” person in reality. Or forced to do something you don’t want anymore.

Biblical meaning of being kidnapped in a dream

In the bible, kidnapping is discussed in the New Testament only. The kidnappers want to in-prison you in the dream and this can be associated with the restrictions people are placing on you. 

If we turn to scripture there are many parts of the bible where kidnapping and restriction occur. The arrest of Jesus is an example of where we can see kidnapping. In Mark 10:45 Jesus stated "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” 

In 200 AD it was claimed that Satan held people to ransom through spiritual bondage to Satan. This is quite significant in regard to the meaning of your dream. Satan used sin as a spiritual ransom to set people free. Biblically, this can mean the dream is about dictating outcomes and gaming back control in order to set yourself free. I view the biblical meaning of a kidnapping dream as fostering a sense of freedom from the control that you feel. Remember "reclaim from Satan" as your power and control are rarely taken from you. This in itself is connected to your own inner denial and projection. The most important thing from this dream is to try to manage this in the spiritual realm and think about your current lifestyle. Remember that Jesus sacrificed Himself on the cross but he was blessed with the resurrection. The Bible helps us when trying to decode the dream, in that whatever we do in life even if it is sins we need to forgive and not be so hard on ourselves. Jesus in himself saw his sacrifice as his life a ransom for the freedom of people. How are you going to free yourself?

Dream about being kidnapped multiple times (twice or more than once)

Sometimes in dreams, we can see ourselves being kidnapped multiple times.  But what does this mean? It can signify that there may be many different areas of your life where you are feeling emotional. It's okay to be worried or frustrated. Every situation in life is different. Often, dreaming of being kidnapped multiple times and the dream can signify betrayal. Is there a relationship around you that is one-sided? Depending on the details of your dream it could signify that you are losing a depth of yourself or part of your identity in waking life. Perhaps you are searching for a new beginning or a fresh start. Stop trying to allow yourself time to understand what it's feeling out of control. To dream of not knowing who the kidnappers are indicated that we all have fears and insecurities. Sometimes we judge other people quite harshly and the fact that there is multiple kidnapping events in the dream can suggest that you were feeling overburdened. 

Dream about aliens kidnapping you

Our own inner human consciousness and awareness are focused on fear. If there are aliens that are trying to hunt you down or kidnap you then this is biblically associated with how we deal with control in life. From a biblical perspective dreaming of being kidnapped by strange aliens is about your own spiritual development and current lifestyle. Sometimes we live our own internal fears and dream world. The aliens could be undefined because you don't really know what an alien would look like in real life. If you are concerned about a career move, promotion, or family separation then dreams of aliens are rather common.

Being kidnapped or abducted by aliens is often associated with the fact that you're trying to escape from a personal problem. The aliens in your dream of forcing you to go with them whether you like it or not. And you can transmit this into your daily life. 

The terrifying feeling of being lifted up in an alien aircraft and taken away from your security could also be sleep paralysis. If the dream was particularly vivid and felt real then this could be due to the REM phase of your sleep pattern. Aliens as symbolism can also have a spiritual meaning. The ancient dream interpretation of alien abduction is about the fact that there is an area of life that is draining our life energy.

There are many different cultural interpretations of the dream of being kidnapped by aliens and it could mean that there is a prominence of fear. There are many people in the world who actually believe in aliens, I can remember reading that 1.6 million people on Facebook want to attend Area 51 in Nevada to see what is hidden for instance. For some, aliens can represent someone in waking life - who is trying to trap you? To dream of being kidnapped and abducted, maybe to remove eggs or sperm is another common dream. It can be a suggestion that you feel your love life needs improvement.

In fact, 3.7 million people in America actually believe in aliens. You may wake in the night and be worried about your safety - was that really a dream? The dream could have been extremely bizarre in nature. 

Dream about attempted kidnapping

One of the most common questions that I receive through e-mail is that people dream about attempted kidnapping. What is the spiritual meaning? The kidnapping is a sign of control and this dream could mean that you are on the verge of feeling out of control. We don't like to feel trapped in any situation in life. The positive side of this dream is that you can recognize that you might be losing control over a situation before it is too late. Most dreams about attempted kidnap are a positive omen. They often denote that things are looking up, belief systems are changing and negativity is being erased. To dream of recurring kidnap attempts can signal that you need to take control of more things in your life. 

Dream having about your partner: wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or husband kidnapping you

To dream of your partner kidnapping, you can suggest you are feeling trapped in the relationship. Believe it or not, you don't have to be trapped in a relationship, and many people can overcome this. Often, when you in partnership you share finances, property, or even children. There is a huge array of duties and responsibilities. The reason that you may have a dream of being kidnapped by your partner can signify that you are feeling rather miserable about the relationship. A lot of people feel trapped in the relationships that they have in daily life. It could mean that there are changes that are occurring in the relationship. Perhaps maybe you married a woman that was a size 3 who is now a size 20 for example. A key takeaway of the dream is that people change, this can be for the better. If you're noticing that you're having many dreams about being kidnapped by your partner it can signal an unfulfilled relationship.

Dreams about your wife or girlfriend being kidnapped

Often the comfort that we feel in the relationship can also lead to taking our wife for granted. Have you not been paying much attention to your wife lately? to see our girlfriend or wife being kidnapped can suggest that it might be time to think about the good qualities that she can bring to your life. It can suggest you have been focusing on the negative aspects of her personality, and it's much better to focus on the more positive. from a spiritual viewpoint to dream of your wife or girlfriend being kidnapped can suggest that you need to review the relationship and make sure you're not staying in the toxic, resentment-focused relationship with somebody that you truly do not want to be with.

 Dreams about your husband being kidnapped

If you're in a toxic relationship in waking life it is not uncommon to dream about being kidnapped by your husband. Perhaps you feel connected to your husband? If you are in a happy relationship and you dream of your husband being kidnapped it can indicate that you need to be a bit more “caring” in the relationship. Ask yourself if the relationship is really worth your energy. We only have a short space of time on earth - and it is important to be happy. If you're unhappy in your marriage then the dream about being kidnapped by your husband could be a metaphor that changes on the horizon. A lot of people really want to stick with a safe and secure marriage, as we don't like change. If you've been tempted by another man then again this is another reason for dreaming of feeling your husband is trapping you in all aspects of life. In a nutshell, your subconscious mind is telling you that you are feeling trapped.

Dreams about someone trying or wanting to kidnap you

Dreaming of somebody trying to kidnap you is all about temptation. It could be that you find yourself falling for a sexy stranger, it may also mean that your needs are not being met in your relationship. You need to ask yourself if you're truly happy and compatible with your current partner.

Dreams about protecting your child

If you're protecting your child in the dream from a kidnapper can signal you are trying to protect them from difficulties in life. Perhaps they have reached a certain milestone and they are having difficulty in their well-being and development. As parents it's our worst fear that our child is abducted, often most children who were reported missing run away after an argument. Interestingly, statistically, children who are actually abducted in real life only 25% are taken by strangers. Every day around 2000 children are reported missing in the United States, therefore, if your dream follows listening to a media report it could be simply an issue that you have taken that information processed in your mind as fear during your sleep. One of the challenges of being a parent is trying to protect your children from danger. In the dreamworld, we sometimes dream about potentially dangerous situations for children and how to avoid protecting them. The dream is not to say that this is going to happen in real life, that they will be kidnapped, it's more about your own anxieties over your child.

Kidnapping dreams mean making a change in life to gain back the control

When we are feeling out of control vessels can do is try to take action. It is a great possibility that the chances of having a kidnapping dreamer in your life start to feel out of control. Think about who is getting away from your goals and ambitions in life and what is stopping you from reaching the potential that you truly have. Perhaps you need to prioritize your time so that you can actually follow your passion. We all have fear internally and we can definitely gain back some control we have the determination to succeed.

Kidnapping dreams mean its time to remove obstacles

It's really important that we need to hold on to our own beliefs and positivity. Often, when we are not succeeding at something we feel out of control. Therefore it's really important for us to look at ways to remove any obstacles stopping us from gaining control and developing a foundation. Habits of laziness, and it's really important that we motivate ourselves to focus on what's important in life.

Dreams about being kidnapped summary

A final note that I’d like to mention is that dreaming of being kidnapped can often serve as a reminder to take time for YOU and take the time you need to care for yourself. We often don’t spend enough time for ourselves in life. Therefore, what I am saying is that to dream of being kidnapped normally happens, your dream may be telling you to prioritize yourself and regain control over your life. It will ultimately help you move forward toward a more fulfilling and rewarding life by helping you cope with feelings of powerlessness or vulnerability.

In conclusion, only you can really assess what your dream means. Close analysis of the details combined with your own intuition and creativity can provide the answers to the dream of kidnapping. It is always important to look beyond the obvious. If you have suffered some traumatic events recently such as divorce, illness, or financial hardship there will be a relationship between the subconscious mind problems you encounter in waking life.

If you were raised by parents who were somewhat unsupportive then it is normal to have dreams of kidnapping. It's important to also realize that we don't necessarily have to have a massively traumatic experience to undergo a dream of trauma. If you have re-occurring dreams of kidnapping that could indicate that there was a time when you felt a traumatic event and this memory was locked into your brain.

These experiences could have occurred many years ago, and we did not recognize how much the trauma affected us. The kidnapping dream aims to focus on our negative emotions, beliefs, behaviors, and also sensations. There are thousands of dream dictionaries that seem to explore kidnapping, it is not a hard dream to unravel. The most important part of the dream is to understand why it has occurred in your life that caused such trauma. We all have different moments of pain and uncertainty, and it's how we respond to this. After having such a dream it's important to learn what we can do about any pain and negative reactions that we still have in our minds. It's about identifying and unblocking feelings of unhappiness and well-being. Often, there are many experiences from our childhood that are the root cause of any problems and this is about blame.

Every adult has control of how they're actually feeling. As children, we didn't necessarily ask for certain things to happen to us. Basically, we can't assign blame to our parents or go back to many generations. The dream of kidnapping can help us understand better how we tick and communicate with those people around us. Another thing to keep in mind is that the dream of kidnapping will not necessarily mean that it will come true in reality. I can remember myself being worried about a friend who was kidnapped in my dream. She was traveling to a dangerous country. I spent many days wondering if the dream I had was actually a premonition, it was just the fact that I was worried about her. Most people try to do the best for themselves and their families so nothing gets in the way. This is the key message of the dream about kidnapping to uncover your hidden traumas.

By Florance Saul
Apr 24, 2018