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Dreams of Losing or Finding Something

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 14 Sep 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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I've had multiple dreams of finding a phone on the ground, don't know what it means. Like, I'm having some dream and in the middle of it I find a phone on the ground
Dennis - 14-Sep-19 @ 5:08 PM
Just then I woke up form a dream where I had lost my mother to sucicde just before I saw her the next day. The thing is I was in a different state, which I am in real life. I hadn’t seen my mother in three or so years due to issues with gardienship. I’d had tried calling her but there was no answer. I called the police and in my state of crying I was unable to even dial the right number. This is the first time this has happened, and it makes me scared to think that I will lose my mother before I see her again.
CubbyBunny - 20-Aug-19 @ 6:54 PM
I dreamed about founding a lost phone does anyone know what that means.
Michael - 6-Aug-19 @ 2:13 PM
Dreamed that a toddler I use to babysit had lost a hand. I was trying to find out what had happened to her. Everyone kept going all around the story of how she lost her hand. I became frustrated and demanded a straight answer. A girl around the age of 10 told me she had pulled the toddlers hand off by accident. She was very broken and crying over the incident. I told her it was ok and proceeded to comfort her.
Irene - 5-Aug-19 @ 2:30 PM
Every month I dream of parking my car some where and not being able to find it , I keep walking the streets where I think I parked the car and it’s not there , I have terrible pulpatations and think my heart is going to burst open. I don’t have work or problems at home and it’s not as if my car is of any real value.
Peter - 1-Aug-19 @ 5:46 PM
LastnightI dreamed about losting my spouse and was going to look for him..we are not in talking terms but im afraid to lose him.. 2. I'm always a caretaker for some properties that I'm not staying in but visit and give commands like i have 30% of it.. This dream comes like 5 times every month. I sometimes think if i know my real parents or what is the meaning.?
Love - 29-Jul-19 @ 2:32 PM
I had a dream last night about a gold chain that I lost in real life but I found it in my dream. I don't know
Deedee - 18-Jul-19 @ 4:54 PM
I dreamt of seeing feces of my Aunt in her gown and she said to me she want to stay with me in my house..
Eleki - 14-Jul-19 @ 7:55 AM
A I have adream that police arrest me an my friend, and about traveling my bags was being stolen from me and start looking for it and I don't find did
SUNNYVALE - 9-Jul-19 @ 7:23 AM
Why I always dream about I went my hometown and everytime I'm going back home I can't find my boyfriend's contact number,or always forgot,almost every night I dreamed,what's the meaning?
Myden - 7-Jul-19 @ 12:01 PM
I dreamt about losing someone I don't even know and I am looking for him in the large bungalow trying to find him somewhere.What does this possibly mean. I've been getting this dream frequently and everytime it is like a bit more is added to the dream. If anyone has any idea about it plz let me know
Peru - 5-Jul-19 @ 6:12 AM
I saw that I am in a classroom and when I took my book out of my bag , I founded that it was not that book which I had to bring with me, then I thought that I have putted , how can this happen.... Then it becomes dark, I step out of school, I saw it's darkand have to go alone home , then after few steps I saw my sleeper is missing , then I was like how can this happen, I must have putted before , how can this happen ,then I am at home and there is my brotherand sister ...and I am all in delimma about what happened.... Can you interpret my dream meaning..
Shivangi - 30-Jun-19 @ 5:03 AM
Dreamt I lost money in the dream and a child helped me pick some up while in found the rest myself but then the child ate some part of the money she found
Exceptional - 29-Jun-19 @ 7:42 AM
I keep having a dream in which I find my lost earphones(very valuable to me), which I lost a week ago, and bought 2 weeks ago..... I keep finding them in my pockets but each time I am casually taking them out and plugging them in then realizing that I found my beloved (earphones)and dream is then over.
Ubdi - 14-Jun-19 @ 10:58 AM
I dreamt about being lost at school.(please read it all )(I'm going to mention even the smallest details in my excerpt) I was lost looking for my class (class A) A teacher saw me and got very angry and said "class started ten minutes ago" and "why aren't you in class" and " GO to class!" I was scared so I went to a changing room (but everyone could see my head and some of my upper chest)(no one was in the halls though) I wasn't changing I was looking at my timetables. I knew it was in the second floor I just couldn't remember exactly so when I came out a boy saw me lost.. he took me to my class, and somehow we were (plus another girl) looking down from a balcony. I said " I should've known" and " now I remember!" since I'm not new and it was like the second month of school) I'm 13 from 7th going to 8th ( first month of summer) (female and emotionally unstable) so what does this mean?? ( please get back to me soon) bye
Nina - 10-Jun-19 @ 2:55 PM
I dreamt about a boy whom I have never seen beforen I fell in love with him and we spent time together nd I felt very special nd when I woke up I came to know it was jst a dream?? but in real I don't know if he exist or not.......... will this become true?????? I feel like if I could meet him in real
Moana - 31-May-19 @ 5:02 AM
I slept all night, even though my dream was very short. I didnt sense any negative energy in my dream. I dreamed that I was either anticipating or just aware to catch my gold necklace in my right hand. I wake up right after... Just confused. Can someone please help me figure out my dream. Thanks
Amor Nicole - 30-May-19 @ 8:02 AM
I had this dream when i was very young, around 8 or 9 years old. In the dream it was stormy night and i was much older, maybe a teenager .I was near the backyard of my house, alone and i was searching for someone or something. Suddenly i felt like someone was following me. I was scared but still looked back and found him there. He was waiting to scare me and laughed seeing me all freaked out. I have never met or seen him in real, but strangely in my dream i knew him and loved him. the scene changed and we were in an open field. There a open bamboo two story shed house. He ran and climbed up the stares. Lighting flashed behind him in the dark sky and i was scared and on the verge of crying. He looked and at me his beautiful smile disappearing and his eyes filled with concern. He held out his hand for me, assuring me that he was there and everything will be alright. His very presence was enough to fill me up. I woke up feeling empty. When i talked about the special dream i had everyone just laughed it away. But even after more than 10 years i still remember that dream and if i say this to anyone they will all say i should get a boyfriend and that i am just lonely. I had similar dreams of meeting a unknown guy in different unknown places2-3 times as i grew up. I don't remember his face or anything, just that we were wearing sky blue and white clothes.But i am never able to forget these dreams. Not a single day goes by when I don't recallthis dream. I carry an emptiness in me. no matter how happy or sad i am i feel like there is something always missing and this probably happened after that dream. I am always searching for somethingor someone everywhere. And all this has nothing to do with me being a pisces.
Dreamer - 29-May-19 @ 6:50 AM
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
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