Being lost can already be stressful enough in real life, wandering around trying to find our way back to a place we know or the destination we were meant to reach. It can make us feel helpless and even scared, worried about running into a dangerous situation, or perhaps frustrated about losing our time.
Getting lost in a dream holds a meaningful symbolism, as it is often associated with being unable to find our way in life or feeling like we are not achieving our goals. It might even be a bad omen, so it would be wise to try and remember every detail from such dreams to analyze it carefully.
In this article, we’ll try to comprehend what our subconscious is trying to tell us when we lose our way in a dream.
Dreaming about Getting Lost
If you get lost, no matter the location, this is most likely a sign that you have been experiencing feelings of anxiety in your real life and can even be experiencing deep frustration toward a situation you can’t find a solution to.
You might be currently overwhelmed from too many responsibilities at work or with your family, perhaps getting ready to receive a promotion you are concerned you are not ready for or close to encounter a big change in your personal life, such as having a child, moving or graduating.
If you find yourself lost in the company of another person, this means you are frustrated about being stuck in life, unable to move past a particular issue or stage.
Seeing Someone else Getting Lost
If another person is lost in your dream, this is a bad omen. It signifies that a loved one or perhaps even a friend is facing or soon to face difficulties in their lives. You should try and help them get through it, as you will be intrinsical to them finding a solution to the problem hounding them.
It’s best if you know the person you dream about, but if you don’t, you might need to look for clues to understand who the dream is referring to. For instance, they might share the same hair colour to someone close to you, or have a wedding ring signifying it might be your spouse. If it’s a child, it could be your kid, even if they look nothing like your son or daughter.
Locations Where You Got Lost
Different places where you might have gotten lost in your dreams hold a difference significance and it will add different layers to the interpretation of your dreams, granting you a better understanding of what your subconscious was trying to tell you.
Getting lost in a forest means you are confused about a situation and unable to comprehend how to resolve it. You should search for advice on how to get out of the issue at hand, as you find yourself unable to solve it on your own accord. If you are surrounded by so many trees you can barely walk around, you might feel that the people who are meant to be there for you are not supporting you as they should.
If you get lost inside a building, you are facing or will soon be facing disappointment, most likely related to an important project you are currently working on. It might be a work-related failure or a hobby you are trying out, but regretfully it will not turn out the way you wished it would.
Dreaming about looking for your way out of a maze is a great omen: It means you are working hard to solve a problem you have been dealing with for a long time and are coming close to finally dealing with it successfully. You’ll encounter a great outcome, but you need to keep moving forward and be ready to make a big effort in order to ensure this dream becomes a reality.
Getting lost while travelling through a road, especially if it’s far from a city or town, is a bad sign: It might indicate that you are about to suffer from financial hardship and will need to tap into your rainy day funds, so it would be wise to ensure you have some savings to fall back on in case of an unforeseen emergency.
If you can’t find your way out of a foggy or dark location, you are feeling lost and confused in your life and are scared for what the future holds, as you don’t know what will happen in the near future. You might be dealing with problems at work or arguing with your loved ones and are scared of what the end result will be. You might also be feeling lonely and isolated from those you care about, so it would benefit you to reach out for help.
Getting lost in a big city, signifies you are dreading an upcoming social situation you can’t seem to escape from, such as a party, a work meeting, public speaking or a conference. You wish you could avoid this situation or even the people you dislike, but social norms or obligations keep you from offering an excuse to miss it all together
Entering a haunted house and being unable to find your way out of it could signify you are currently (or will soon be) involved with people you don’t fully trust, and you should avoid their company altogether, as they’ll end up getting you into deep trouble if you don’t.
Finally, getting lost in a hospital signifies deep-rooted concerns for your own health or the wellbeing of your loved ones, and it would be a good idea to visit your doctor for a checkup.
Also read: What Dream about Childhood Home Means
Dreaming about Searching for A Lost Object
If instead of being lost yourself, an important object has gone missing, this means you are searching for a new start in your life. This might refer to wanting to find a new job, wanting to plan an adventure or even rekindle the spark in your love life.
Whatever the case, you are aching for a change and it would be a good idea to analyze why you are feeling bored or stuck.
Losing money, however, holds a different significance altogether: It’s a good omen and you should expect to receive extra money in the near future. You may get a bonus at work, gain a prize or get a gift from a loved one. Whatever the case, you’ll be slightly richer soon.