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Dreams of Losing or Finding Something

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 23 Feb 2018 | 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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Sol - Your Question:
I had a dream that I was looking for somethings my dad left behind and found a paper bag with a lot of sliver 1000 yen coins, 3 bottles of meds and a gold key. As I was looking at it ;I saw my mother walk in her nightgown and I was in my mother house siting on the floor. what does it all mean?

Our Response:
Much depends upon the circumstances surrounding the dream. It is very difficult to interpret a dream without knowing the background situation. For instance, if your father is no longer with us (as you say he left these things behind), then this sounds like a symbolic spiritual dream of gifts (apart from the medicine which may be symbolic of an earlier illness). If both of your parents are no longer alive, it may mean they are both looking out for you and it is a subliminal message. To dream of silver coins, it is a message of good luck coming your way. Finding a key may mean that you being a key and you have to find a way to unlock either the route to the good luck, or you may suddenly discover a way through a problem or a dilemma which has presented itself to you. Likewise, it may be a key to unlock the way to the silver coins or money. Without knowing the full dream and how you feel and about your parents, it is not easy to guess what your dream may mean. So, you might have to do the thinking for yourself in order to discover what the message might be. Think about how you felt in the dream and think about how these elements may connect together, as this dream does feel as though it is a symbolic message to you personally from another realm.
AnalyseDreams - 23-Feb-18 @ 3:27 PM
Wildrose14 - Your Question:
My dream was about me shopping at a thrift store and my friends designer. Bags where up for sale.

Our Response:
This dream may show that you are possibly slightly envious of your friend.
AnalyseDreams - 23-Feb-18 @ 2:57 PM
Jt - Your Question:
I had a dream in I was traveling in car with my friends. Then we crossed a bridge and we were at my EX girlfriend's hometown. There I was desperately trying to find her house on basis of some clues I had like house colour and it was nearby a garden. But I was unable to find it.

Our Response:
You are obviously feeling drawn to your ex girlfriend in some way, by the very fact you 'wanted' to find the house where she lives. If your friend was driving the car and not you, it may mean that you are not consciously aware that you are feeling drawn to her. Crossing the bridge may be the dawning realisation of that. Much also depends upon how you felt emotionally in the dream. If you really wanted to find her, it may mean that you still have strong feelings for her still.
AnalyseDreams - 23-Feb-18 @ 12:56 PM
I had a dream that I was looking for somethings my dad left behind and found a paper bag with a lot of sliver 1000 yen coins, 3 bottles of meds and a gold key. As I was looking at it ;I saw my mother walk in her nightgown and I was in my mother house siting on the floor. what does it all mean?
Sol - 23-Feb-18 @ 9:59 AM
My dream was about me shopping at a thrift store and my friends designer. Bags where up for sale .
Wildrose14 - 23-Feb-18 @ 7:39 AM
den - Your Question:
I saw a dream in which I lost my scooty at some public place, and I am trying to find it. I thought that someone has stollen it, and began to doubting on one of my friend. I cried n worried because it is the only conveyance I use to go to my job. But later I found that it is already parked at my old home, means it was not lost or robbed actually. When I got it I feel relaxed. I want to know whether this dream related with job, as I m searching for the jobs, or whether a relationship trust? ?please reply.

Our Response:
This sounds as though it is more to do with your job. Your scooter is the means by which you travel and is symbolic of your current life. If you travel with ease on it in a dream, then your life is easy. However, if you are struggling to get from A-B then life may be difficult for a time. The fact you are not travelling on it currently, means you have come to a bit of a full stop, or there has been a bit of a hiccup or a few problems around work. The fact you think it has been stolen means that you are possibly panicking about some aspect of your job. However, the fact that you found your scooter and in fact it had never been stolen means everything will be resolved easily and you will wonder why you were even worried. In other words, whatever you are currently concerned about will end up being a bit of a false alarm.
AnalyseDreams - 22-Feb-18 @ 3:36 PM
@oide - do you feel if your boyfriend and sister are against you in some way? You obviously have some distrust or bad feeling about either/or your sister and b/f. Or your sister and b/f are colluding against you in some way in order to bring you down. It may just be a passing feeling, or it may be symbolic of something deeper, which you would have to try to assess.
Angie - 22-Feb-18 @ 3:07 PM
Carly - Your Question:
I have a recuring dream that I visit one of my old houses and when I go inside I realize I've left most of my stuff behind and forgotten about it and some items I've never owned in real life but in the dream I know they are mine

Our Response:
Much depends upon how you feel within the dream. A house is representative of your mind, and your mind's expansion. So, if you are finding items that you have lost and left behind, much depends upon how glad you are to find these. If you are finding new items, it may mean that you are expanding in some way and sense rewards in the future. However, it's difficult to answer without knowing whether these items are a welcome find, or whether the items feel like clutter and you don't want them, both of which would have different meanings to your dream. Also, how you feel about revisiting your old houses while in your dream, would also change the meaning of the dream.
AnalyseDreams - 22-Feb-18 @ 12:34 PM
i dreamt that my sister sold my most expensive white shoe I own presently to my ex boyfriend, and I only realised after 1 week in the dream. I wept a lot, cried and cried and felt heartbroken cause I love the shoe so much, then I gave my ex a call and he told me that my sister forced him to buy the shoes and now he misplaced it on a trip. I feel this dream isn't good, please, please I need an answer on the meaning
oide - 22-Feb-18 @ 5:57 AM
I had a dream in i was traveling in car with my friends. Then we crossed a bridge and we were at my EX girlfriend's hometown. There i was desperately trying to find her house on basis of some clues i had like house colour and it was nearby a garden. But i was unable to find it.
Jt - 22-Feb-18 @ 2:34 AM
I saw a dream in which i lost my scooty at some public place,and i am trying to find it. I thought that someone has stollen it,and began to doubting on one of my friend. I cried n worried because it is the only conveyance i use to go to my job. But later i found that it is already parked at my old home, means it was not lost or robbed actually. When i got it i feel relaxed. I want to know whether this dream related with job,as i m searching for the jobs,or whether a relationship trust? ?please reply.
den - 21-Feb-18 @ 10:32 PM
I have a recuring dream that I visit one of my old houses and when I go inside I realize I've left most of my stuff behind and forgotten about it and some items I've never owned in real life but in the dream I know they are mine
Carly - 20-Feb-18 @ 6:41 PM
Dreamer - Your Question:
One time I was so frustrated because I lost my computer in my house I remember getting so mad that I had a dream and in that dream I saw the location where the computer was It was in one of the rooms in the house in the closet, when I woke up I was kind of confused on why I had that dream, but the first thing I did was go to the location in my dream and see if it was there, turns out it was there, I was so scared and confused didnt understand how I could know that from just a dream, I want to know what type of dream I had can you tell me that?

Our Response:
It sounds as though your subconscious memory was playing a few tricks, that's all. Sometimes, we can forget things we do in our conscious memory, but our sub-conscious memory might give us the answer while we sleep. It is very similar when you maybe cannot think of a word, or perhaps a song, or something in your day-to-day life, but at 3am you'll awake having suddenly remembered.
AnalyseDreams - 19-Feb-18 @ 1:55 PM
One time I was so frustrated because I lost my computer in my house I remember getting so mad that I had a dream and in that dream I saw the location where the computer was It was in one of the rooms in the house in the closet, when I woke up I was kind of confused on why I had that dream, but the first thing I did was go to the location in my dream and see if it was there, turns out it was there, I was so scared and confused didnt understand how I could know that from just a dream, I want to know what type of dream I had can you tell me that?
Dreamer - 17-Feb-18 @ 4:03 PM
Lee56 - Your Question:
I had a dream that I find a few hundred dollars ,train ticket and a passport but after I wake up I can,t remember the person who lost it and can,t get back to sleepWhat does it mean Thank You

Our Response:
Much depends upon how you felt in the dream. If these items felt symbolic, then it means if you are planning something in the near future you will be awarded the means to do that thing quite easily. For example, if you were planning to do a course away from home but were finding it difficult to find the money or means to do it then something will happen to help you get there. It might be passing an exam, or moving home, or going on a trip of a lifetime, or lots of other things. Whatever it is, your passage will be easy and you will be rewarded at the same time. It's a nice omen, you just have to figure out what you think it relates to.
AnalyseDreams - 12-Feb-18 @ 2:45 PM
I had a dream that I find a few hundred dollars ,train ticket and a passport but after I wake up I can,t remember the person who lost it and can,t get back to sleep What does it mean Thank You
Lee56 - 9-Feb-18 @ 11:08 PM
@ROVER - it sounds as though your life might be a little disorganised currently (not that others would notice), but you are certainly aware of it!
BillieV - 5-Feb-18 @ 3:22 PM
@King - even though you don't have the expensive bicycle, it might be something you desire. The fact you found the bicycle again (even though you don't possess one in real life), might mean the object of your desires is not as impossible to achieve as you might think.
Angie - 2-Feb-18 @ 2:22 PM
Long dream. Out with a friends child in a lovely friendly village. Nb I don't know this child, family or village in waking life.Another little girl tags along but she has run away. I try everything to get her home but can't remember where my friend lives, or phone number, can't find my car, can't find the police station. Walk round for hours with the children. At last someone comes past and recognises them and phones the parents who come for them. Everyone I meet in the dream is really happy throughout and it is only me who is distraught.
ROVER - 2-Feb-18 @ 9:27 AM
I lost a expensive bycycle but I don't have any in reality. And after searching in lot of places I found the same also. But I was really tensed in dream when I lost the bycycle. The moment I got back I woke up. What does this mean.
King - 31-Jan-18 @ 2:47 PM
I dream about my old lost phone this phone has been lost last 2 years ago but i only found it only my dream not in real life what does it mean?
Robin - 27-Jan-18 @ 2:00 AM
Raji - Your Question:
I had a dream last night that I was going for an interview with my freinds and my loved one to applying passport for my friend and loved one. Once interview got over , I am coming back to home with my friends alone. I missed my loved one and both of my slipper. Really I messed about this. Please help me to know what realy this dream indicates me.

Our Response:
Somehow you feel that you will not travel far with your loved one and you think for some reason the relationship may end. However, this does not mean the dream will come true. It is just that you are for some reason feeling insecure about your future together.
AnalyseDreams - 25-Jan-18 @ 3:06 PM
I had a dreamlast night that I was going for an interview with my freinds and my loved one to applying passport for my friend and loved one . Once interview got over , I am coming back to home with my friends alone.. I missed my loved one and both of my slipper. Really i messed about this. Please help me to know what realy this dream indicates me.
Raji - 25-Jan-18 @ 12:15 AM
@Dianne - it sounds like your life is a little confused currently, as is your dream. Much rests upon whether you were trying to steal the purse or whether you intended to take it to lost property. If you were stealing it, there may be something currently going on in your life that you don't like. If you were not stealing it, then you may think people are checking up on you too much.
AGio - 18-Jan-18 @ 2:35 PM
I had a dream first I was at a school and I was filling in as a after school aider help with home work, but at the same time we were meant to walk in a as cleaners as there were a few starting with me. Instead I find myself outside in a small room kissing a straight (actor) who's much younger then I see his mum who doesn't really approve but I also seeone of his friends that approaches us and gives us the ok as long as we knew what we really wanted. From there I find myself going to the airport I see my brother and he tells me it's a while before the plane lands so his driving around all ofa sudden I see an abandoned hand bag I take out the purse which has a cross on it then search inside the bag to find badges and pictures of jesus.I take the purse but find that the lady accused me of stealing I tell her I was taking it to the lost and found she doesn't believe me and says, 'look the picture of jesus is disappearing it's a miracle and your lying 'I deny it even though I know she's telling the truth.
Dianne - 16-Jan-18 @ 10:30 PM
Hi I had a pretty cryptic dream last night and was hoping to find some closure to it after searching on the internet for different meanings: I was in an unfamiliar city with my girlfriend and I took her to a concert hall. We got there very early and she ended up losing her jacket and I helped her find it. People started coming in and the orchestra started to warm up when I found the jacket but I saw that she was by the door. When I went to go give it to her, she was on her phone and said "hey my friend is here and we're gonna go explore the city" and I responded "what do you mean? the show's about to start" and she said "I gotta go! Love you, byeeee" (we don't say "I love you" to each other because we're still new in the relationship and we both don't lightly throw that phrase around) and I was caught off guard but sad and looked to the ground and she kissed my cheek. But when I looked up, she disappeared out of thin air. And I was sorta sitting there like "what the hell just happened?" But when that statement finished, everyone in the concert hall disappeared and it was silent and I stood there in the foyer looking sad and that's when I woke up.
A to the Lan - 29-Dec-17 @ 10:59 PM
I have a very good friend online. We’ve been planning to have a meet up in a few years with some other friends. It sounds a little stupid, but I’ve known her long enough and I know that I can trust her. I had a dream where I finally met her in person, and she was with the group of friends when i finally caught up. she hopped onto one of their bikes and rode around, i glanced at our friends but when i looked back she was gone. we all searched for about 5 hours but couldnt find her, we called her name, asked around for her. I woke up crying because I couldn’t afford to lose her. what could this have meant?
mello - 28-Dec-17 @ 5:55 PM
I went to the hospital I was taken somewhere ended up loosing my shoes and phone my daughter found me
Ness - 24-Dec-17 @ 7:15 AM
Yanyan - Your Question:
Hi there,Can you please help me with my dream?here it goes. I was in the airport checking in. When I was about to submit my ticket to the officer,i realized I lost it. Then I was looking for it entirely in my bags pocket. I told him,sir,how much time do I still have in order to ride the plane?He told me,hmm.now you don't have time left. We will now close the counter.then I found my ticket on the desk and handed him. He took it and showed it to other officers. I went back on my seat and hugged My friends and told them,"that was close. I thought I lost my plane ticket. Then bid them farewell. I am applying for work in the us and waiting to be picked in the lottery. Is this connected to my present situation?would it indicate that I will be approved for the coming year?please share your thoughts.thanks.

Our Response:
If your gut instinct tells you this dream is connected to you looking for work, then it is usually correct. The fact you mislaid your ticket means that you are obviously confused and disorientated by the whole job seeking process. The fact you found the ticket, bid your friends farewell means you are more optimistic than pessimistic about the move. This dream can also manifest itself as a sign that you will more than likely be successful than not be successful in your quest. Dreams can present themselves as signs and good omens in certain circumstances. In situations such as this, you have to ask yourself whether you feel it is a sign and then put your faith in the fact that you feel that things will turn out the way you wish.
AnalyseDreams - 28-Nov-17 @ 12:06 PM
Nell- Your Question:
Okay so can you please help me with this dream? I had a dream off an off and off relationship but we were never fully in a relationship but we acted as a couple without the title. But we weren’t dating. But in my dream it was like as we were back together seeing each other all the time. And then in another slip second it’s as if we lost connection, and this kept going on for awhile, but I can’t remeber where it ended but I think it ended in a interrupted/ incomplet relationship. But I almost felt like it was a sign that I should reach out and talk to this person. It keeps coming up but alaways in different scenarios, it’s alaways back and forth, and ends with us on good terms, but losing connections with each other, but not wanted losing connections. Like someone moves and loses there phone and they don’t have a way to get ther other persons number so they lose contact? But both people on both side like each other a lot.

Our Response:
Dreams such as this may be more representative of the dreamer than the other person involved in the dream i.e you may be subconsciously projecting your own wishful thinking into the dream, but it doesn't necessarily mean the other person is doing the same. So, you need to ask yourself the question of whether you want to get in touch with this other person? The fact that when the relationship ends it is always on good terms, means this is probably the case, which is great as it leaves the door open for further communication. However, what the dream does not answer is that the other person may have moved on, or may have another love interest. You obviously like this person - therefore it may be worth dropping the person a line. But, just because you have had this dream, please keep in mind that it's not necessarily a sign the other person may feel the same or has had a similar experience. That part is the gamble you would have to take in trusting that your gut instinct is telling your friend feels the same way about you as you do about them.
AnalyseDreams - 28-Nov-17 @ 11:55 AM
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