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Dreams of Losing or Finding Something

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 23 Apr 2019 | comments*Discuss
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Dreams of losing something or someone can be very frustrating. You may awake feeling exhausted and aggravated after having spent what felt like the entire night looking for whatever you lost. In contrast you may awake from a dream in which you found something or someone feeling refreshed and peaceful. Both of these dreams are very common, but you need to examine them closer to truly understand their meanings.

Losing Something
Many people dream of losing every day items that are important to them – a vehicle, purse, or wallet. Without these items, they may feel lost. Not being able to find them is very exasperating.

A dream of losing something can have several meanings. One is that you feel overwhelmed and distracted with day-to-day life. This dream may be telling you that it is time to clean up and reorganise your life, not just of material things, but also of things that keep you on the run all day. Another meaning is that the lost item in your dream is actually symbolic of a lost opportunity, relationship, or part of yourself. This dream can occur when going through a big change, such as losing your job or the end of a relationship. Yet another, more common meaning of a dream of losing something is that you fear losing something in life that is important to you. This can include personal property such as your home, expensive jewellery, or family heirlooms.

The important thing to think about is what did you lose in your dream and what significance does it hold to you? Is this item really important or is it just a perceived importance? Is there anything you can do to assure that this thing is not lost? If you dream of losing personal property such as your home, it may make you feel at ease to know the property is insured, just in case of loss.

You may also dream of losing a person. If it is someone you know, how is this person important to you? You may be sensing during waking hours that they are emotionally pulling away from you, but you do not want to allow yourself to think about it. If this is a spouse or partner, they may be exhibiting subtle hints that they are not as committed to you as you would like them to be. If it is a parent, you may be worried about their health. If your mother or father has had health issues lately, even if it is nothing serious, you may dream you have lost them in the house or a public place. This is symbolic of your fear of losing them to death.

If the person lost in your dream is your spouse or partner, you might want to analyse your relationship to see where it is really going. It may help to talk to them to see if you can find out how they are feeling.

Finding Something
When you dream of finding something, you may actually be coming into contact with some aspect of yourself. You may have repressed this part of your psyche, but may find it in a dream. This can actually be a freeing experience if you finally realise that the part of you that you have found can now be presented during waking hours.

Some people believe that dreaming of finding gold is a good omen. It may be symbolic of actually finding hidden treasure within you as gold is symbolic of life, warmth, and well-being.

If you dream that you find your spouse or partner, it may be identifying new areas of your relationship. Has your relationship with this person grown or intensified lately? If so, your dream may be telling you that your relationship has gone to a new level.

Dreaming of finding something is rarely annoying, but dreaming of losing something or someone can be infuriating. Take inventory of your relationship with this person to see how the relationship has changed lately and what can be done to help ease your mind of actually losing this person in waking hours.

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Almost every night I have a dream of losing the guy I like. Most night it him leaving with a different girl that I don't know. But when he leaves he tells he he hates me and I wake up crying...
Chloe - 23-Apr-19 @ 8:35 PM
I dream of buying pants in a bargain strore...then I saw a familiar bag in the dream so I got it because I'm planning to buy it..when I scan if there is scratch...I saw money and some things in it...and a wallet when I open it I saw the pictures of my older sister...then I concluded that it's her lost bag..what does is mean???
Cha2 - 24-Mar-19 @ 10:45 PM
I had a dream where i lost my bag before the trip so that i missed my bus for the trip. With lof of mix emotions i find everywhere then finally my friend called to me and told the bag with her where she is in the bus for the trip. I lost my mind n wake up
Jack KL - 20-Mar-19 @ 5:19 AM
Just woke up from a dream that... Few days back my gold chain was stolen from my bed in my PG along with 6 other girls.. i've been seeing this kind of dreams many nights and mornings about the suspects and my chain. What i saw this morning in my dream was that i found my chain in a girl's mattress hidden tightly.... What does it mean.. is she's the one who hvae stolen it???
Jerina - 19-Mar-19 @ 3:05 AM
In waking life, I lost a ring that I found years ago. I dreamt I found it in my handbag? What does it mean?
Half pint - 15-Mar-19 @ 6:56 AM
I had a dream that I was in the bus going to the city. As I was in the bus, I heard my bag emptying out. It was a girl stealing my phone. When she realised I was aware that she had stolen my phone, She played it cool and gave it back. What does this mean?
BBE - 11-Mar-19 @ 5:05 AM
I had a dream that I was visiting my brother at a hospital and when I was leaving I forgot a book of my son's behind and when I was on my way back I got lost and no one was available to help show me the way.
Korkster - 10-Mar-19 @ 1:52 PM
I lost my reading glasses about 2 weeks ago and I keep dreaming that I find them. I find them in a different spot in each dream. It's kind of annoying because I wake up with hope and when I check that spot, it isn't there. The dreams started when I found out that I lost them. What does this mean?
Aby - 3-Mar-19 @ 7:07 PM
Had a weird dream. I found food on my wallet (along with some money) while was out eating with my old friends. I was paying the bills when i reached for my wallet to find there was adobo.in there. ._. I do wonder what it means thk
Gail - 16-Feb-19 @ 7:08 PM
I had a dream looking for my backpack and I claiming up and down, trees and looked everywhere but I did not fine. What does that mean?
Nitu - 15-Feb-19 @ 6:25 PM
Hi, I have a dream lately. I just finished my lunch or dinner, and was exploring a city after that when I realised that I lost my wallet. So naturally I retraced my steps back to the place that I had my meal, and suddenly the wallet appears in my back pocket. I was so relieved so I went to exploring this city again, following the same route that I did before, when I again realised that I had lost BOTH of my wallet and my phone. I panicked. Again, I retraced my steps back. Along the way, I climbed a fence (not sure of the significant of this one, but it's odd to think about it). The fence is guarding something (a duck or a goose??? I don't know). But in the end, right before I woke up, I found both items, suddenly appearing in my pockets. What could be the meaning of this dream?
Ed - 9-Feb-19 @ 8:16 PM
Just woke up from a dream that I was helping a friend with her college assignment by answering a list of questions. The different lists of questions were used to assess people with based on the first letter of their last name and their answers. I wrote my answers all over the paper and kept mixing up where I was writing them, so I decided to write the answers in my own notebook. I wrote down whatever answers I could remember because that’s when I lost the list of questions. It was in a packet of papers, but no matter how many times I flipped through the packet, I couldn’t find the correct sheet. In real life, I prefer not asking for help, so even in my dream I continued searching for the list of questions on my own. It was taking me such a long time that my friend finally decided to go over the answers. Suddenly couldn’t find the page in my notebook with my answers. My husband started getting angry with me. I can’t remember what he was saying, but it was stuff he’d say in real life that we’ve argued about before. Can’t remember the ending either, but I know I never found the list of questions or my answers.
KL - 24-Jan-19 @ 5:01 PM
I dream I'm looking for my shoes and trying to look for another one to wear....which is not mine. unfortunately a woman caught me looking for another shoe which is not mine and she started asking me different question.
barrysanus - 17-Jan-19 @ 1:47 PM
I had a dream that I was in an old family home of my Great-grandmother and I was in her room. I pulled back her carpet and pulled up a few floorboards. Under them were a bunch of jewelry boxes and her checkbook with cash and credit cards. My Great Grandmother passed away 22 years ago and her house was sold just after. What does this dream even mean??
Mel - 30-Dec-18 @ 12:37 PM
I had a dream I found my wax cart that got taken away what does that mean someone tell me please
MastahSlayer - 26-Dec-18 @ 8:14 AM
I dreamt I lost my car but a friend was around with my other car. I entered the car and moved
Lala - 17-Dec-18 @ 1:17 AM
I recently had a dream where I lost my car. After frantic effort to retrieve this car was fruitless,I suddenly found it but with two armed men right inside the car. I told thempolitely that I need my car and they willing stepped out and handed it to me. Suddenly someone was close to me asking people to chase the robbers, but they were finally chased wounded and apprehended. In real life after two weeks of this dream i have been facing serious challenge with my car, spending money as i send it to the mechanic workshopalmost every day. Please i need help.
Governor - 14-Dec-18 @ 6:08 AM
O got a dream where my two kids where missing, I had stayed home looking after other two babies I don't know helping them not fall in the pit. I saw cows passing when craying but they ware not harm to me. After one day waiting my kids come back from school, then one teacher came and told me my kids are missing. I cried , jumped , stated looking for them, I lost my wallet too . I stated also to look for it, but some found for me in dirty water. Then after stated calling the name of my son. After with help of one woman who is my friend. After wards I found them when they happy and clean.... What does it mean.
Mnick - 3-Dec-18 @ 11:29 AM
So recently I’ve been to Mexico with my dad, sister, and my dad’s friend Norma. On Friday when we were at the Boquita, my dad bought me a shark tooth necklace. I then went it the water and lost it. That night, I dreamt about finding my lost necklace in my sleeve of my jacket I usually wear. On Saturday my dad bought me another one and two bracelets for my two boy best friends. One was green and the other blue, I lost those on around sunday through Monday. On Tuesday night, I dreamt of finding them in my sisters rectangular bag. I still don’t have it. May anyone tell me what is happening or what this means? Or is this coincidental?
Sarah - 28-Nov-18 @ 3:18 PM
i dreamt that some release my hand bag and a document to me? what does that mean. Thank You
MEME - 22-Nov-18 @ 8:42 AM
Was dreaming about losing my boyfriend contact number
My - 16-Nov-18 @ 5:12 PM
I dreamt I came to an event with my boyfriend 3 children & an unknown woman & several of my female friends. Then almost instantly everyone abandoned me & I was lost on a campus, like a college campus. A group of males took my shoes & threw them in a muddy lake or body of water, suddenly I was devastated running around with one shoe on & trying to get the other one, I saw a couple of shoes that were black like mine...heels, but they weren't mine there were details that stook out that let me know they weren't the same as mine just simular. Somehow, I finally ended up with both shoes on mu feet...like magically, but now I had lost my ID. Then I ran into a group of 3 females they were smiling & congratulating me on dating someone very popular at the school...I think he was like the school football player back in the day...I think I was at a reunion or something because they felt familiar,either way it didn't matter, I didn't care. All I was thinking about was finding my shoe(still) & my ID. Then I went into a building, walked up to a counter, there was a window there also, like a drive-thru, in the window I saw a car full of girls that had came to this event with me purchase something that they usually would share with me but they drove off looking at me & laughing. Then the young lady turned towards, gave me my ID but I had to pay to get it back, 3 dollars. Then I started going all around looking for my car because I just wanted to go home, but I could not find my car & I ran into several people while looking...one in particular was an older tall Indian man I bumped into him really hard as I was running...he said something to me but I couldn't make out what he was saying & l walked past him & continued looking for my car. I had a set of keys in my hand I pressed the button on my keys to hear a beep that would help locate my car because there were lots of cars in this parking lot, which I also felt lost in. The sound never rang out, no matter how much I pressed the button...I started really panicking because I couldn't find my car & then I woke up...I never found my car
Nikki - 9-Nov-18 @ 5:57 PM
I had a dream last night that I found multiple lost wrist watches in the sand. As I was looking around someone came around looking for their missing watch and I picked through them one by one and none were his. The man did not seem familiar.
Lost Time - 29-Oct-18 @ 8:01 PM
I had a dream which my boyfriend was making a call and the person asked who is he with and he said some girl. He referred to me as some girl which I don't understand.
Fancy - 14-Oct-18 @ 8:52 AM
So lately i have been dreaming about losing things in my house,first it was my fridge and microwave,i was devastated but the thief brought back a different fridge which was bigger than mine abd it was well stocked than mine,he also brought back a microwave older and smaller than mine,the next day i dreamt about losing my TV,the day after i dreamt about losing my speakers and TV stand....is the universe just trying to tell me to lock my doors since i dont lock them???
damenoma - 10-Oct-18 @ 6:32 AM
Had a dream my siblings and I were deaged and helping my mom renovate a hotel and out of my siblings i was the one always finding all the jewelry left behind
Frannie - 28-Sep-18 @ 12:07 PM
I had a dream I meet with some celebrity then I went to the show groundI don't know what am doing on The stage then suddenly I had a Apple laptop with me the I took it away then also I could not find my android phone again but I kept the laptop I stole in the ceiling that was all I could remember.
T-snipes - 27-Sep-18 @ 7:30 AM
I dreamt that I met my ex boss (a lady) and she was so happy to see me.Later I saw a boy loosing my bundle keys, he search for it everywhere but could not not find it, he came telling me, so I prayed and went and found it straight away. Can you tell me the meaning.
Lyla - 17-Sep-18 @ 3:50 AM
Pavi - Your Question:
Yesterday I had a dream that my boyfriend had come to me and talked so cute with a pleasent manner, I was very much surprised and happy too. Infact, he is more arragant we are away from eachother now. But I still sometimes dream about him, without knowing anything. For a while everything will be like a reality of my lively life. Hope that would become true. Because I need only him. Let him change himself, and his thoughts.

Our Response:
Unfortunately, I think this dream may be more to do with your subconscious wishful thinking than with anything that may come true. As difficult as it may be for you - you might want to focus more on someone who you can have a respectful relationship with.
AnalyseDreams - 13-Sep-18 @ 2:08 PM
willy - Your Question:
I had a dream where a guy who was flirting with my girl came for her at college he was walking to her room instead of using his car. I sow him and he sow me too, I followed him and when he reached her room he could nt find her. And am wondering if its a good dream or.

Our Response:
You are obviously on high alert that someone is going to come and take your girlfriend away from you. This is only natural when you are in a relationship where you care for the other person. However, it doesn't mean that it will come true.
AnalyseDreams - 13-Sep-18 @ 9:47 AM
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