Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

A dream of seeing yourself shop lifting is a reflection of wanting to fill a need.

You may feel that you are lacking something in your life. It may not always be a material object. It can be emotional time as well as physical in nature.

It is also a reflection of your feeling that you are deserving of something in life. You may feel that it is rightfully yours to take but that others are holding it back from you. This reflects feeling unnoticed or unrewarded for your skills or work.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen yourself shoplifting.
  • Got caught shop lifting.
  • Watched someone shop lift.
  • Stopped someone from shop lifting.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • There is a resolution, you get what you want without needing to shoplift.
  • You stop someone from shoplifting and help them get it the right way.

Detailed dream interpretation

Shoplifting is an act by which you know you’re taking something that does not belong to you. At times it may be a petty object, but in dreams this usually refers to something which you really desire. Sometimes you may feel excited or thrilled during the dream, you know you are doing something you aren’t supposed to but like the idea of getting away with it.

If you’ve dreamt of yourself shop lifting, it is a good practice to pay attention to the item you’re stealing. If it is a specific item, it may be directly related to your desire, even if what you want isn’t really a material object. If you’re dreaming of shoplifting different items, it may point to your feeling of being inadequate on your ability to acquire things.

Dreaming of shop lifting regularly and always getting caught may point out your want for attention. It may not be the object itself you desire but the act of being found out. This may mean many things such as your need to be noticed for your work. It can also be a reflection that you need to get help. Your subconscious may be indicating you that you are doing something wrong and need to seek someone to aid you.

Seeing someone shoplifting may be a reflection that you feel someone you know is not getting what they deserve. You may know someone who really wants an object, or a reward such as a promotion, but hasn’t gotten it. The reflection of that person’s desire may be rubbing off on you. Or someone may be withholding that object from you. You know and you want that person to get it, meaning it is your desire for that person to be rewarded.

To see a security guard in the dream is a good sign that your past feelings of going unnoticed and unrewarded may finally pay off. You will be able to get what you want the right way. The same goes for helping someone prevent shoplifting. You will realize that you are able to help that person get what is theirs as well.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of shop lifting

Guilt, excitement, relief. Worried about being caught. Tracked down.

By Florance Saul
Jan 28, 2013