Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Running dreams can indicate many different things depending upon the details of the dream.

Running towards someone or something, and not being able to catch the object, or reach the person, it indicates a fear of rejection and loss of that person. This dream is a common dream in small children, whose parents play a major role in their lives.

In your dream

  • You are running.
  • People are running.
  • Running towards someone.
  • Running from someone.
  • Running from an animal.
  • Running with someone.
  • Running barefoot.
  • Running from a killer.
  • Running form a loved one.
  • Running from your own shadow.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You got away from those chasing you.

Detailed dream interpretation

Running demonstrates the need for you to get closer to the person or object that you have run away from. It indicates pressure from relatives or society of not accepting your path in life. Running should be seen as an indication that fear and oppression are in your life, and that you are able to secure your life and your family, so do not worry! You need to make sure that you face up to matters both in your life and outside. Running away from something or being chased, indicates a subconscious suppression of a problem. You have been hiding thins under the carpet, and it is time that everything has to come out, to be able for you to address the issue, and move forward with your life.

The dream that you are running away from an aggressive animal, whether wild or domestic means that you will get rid of a threat in your waking life. Running in a dream suggests that you will have to overcome obstacles in the future. If you are running barefoot, this omen is mishap.

If in your dream a ghost is running from you, this omen means luck in love, and in business. If you are running away from an ox, this means sadness. Running away from a bear means big danger, but also seeing yourself running away from a bear is a good omen.

Running in a dream refers to avoiding unpleasant situations, and that your failures will turn into successes. If you dream you are running away from your own shadow, this means you will not be able to avoid problems, especially if you ignore them. You will have to stop and try to solve them. Running from a killer or a thief in your dream portends that you will be able to solve some of your problems, but without getting into details.

Dreaming about running from your loved one means that you might get separated sometime soon, or that your relationship will become distant and cold. Running from a wild animal, such as a beast, if you managed to escape it, means that you will solve a problem. If you do not manage to escape it, you will have to confront some issues that will not end well.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of running

Terrified. Surprised. Anxious. Worried. Strange. Insecure. Furious. Tired. Lazy. Confused. Upset. Overwhelmed. Offended. Insecure. Upset. Angry. Scared.

By Florance Saul
Jun 14, 2012