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Dreams of Losing or Finding Something

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 17 Feb 2020 | 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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Hannan - 17-Feb-20 @ 3:58 AM
I dream that I went a hospital then after treatment I search for my kids and found them bring them together and searching for my husband and until we reach home then I wake up . It means what ?
Vino - 6-Feb-20 @ 10:58 PM
I had this dream where I was with a girl, and we liked each other. She embodied a deep part of me. I felt so connected to her, to this feeling, and it was as if she was there as to remind me about this part of me, making me feel incredibly sad and melancholy, the saddest i've been in a long while; also because in the dream kinda realised I was in a dream, and I knew I was gonna lose her and everything she embodied. 15 plus hours after that dream, I still feel those deep, sad, melancholy feeling, and I don't have much of a clue as to where this sadness come from, and what this symbolise, really.
Leonardo - 7-Jan-20 @ 8:41 PM
Hi, I’ve been grounded from my phone for at least a month and I started having continuous dreams about finding my phone on the place I’ve always have placed it (my bedside table). The dreams are heavily realistic and I’m not sure if this is normal, I hope I can get some better answers instead of google thinking I’m asking about some person. What I’m trying to ask is that what does it mean when I’m having realistic dreams about finding my phone over and over again?
Kathleen Wisnoski - 29-Dec-19 @ 5:17 AM
I had a dream about getting a call for a lost and found concerning a briefcase I had apparently lost. It was location specific but I have never been there neither did I lose a brief case.
Wes - 24-Nov-19 @ 10:21 AM
I dreamt about finding airpods in my suitcase that belonged to a guy I’m in love with. What does it mean?
Amo - 22-Nov-19 @ 10:30 AM
So i lost my airpods in real life and then i had a dream that i found them.
Jimmay - 21-Oct-19 @ 3:37 PM
I dreamt I found a wallet with an ID card in it and some money. I decided to locate the person to return the card. Only to meet this person to discover we had an instant connection. His passion for art was exciting,the conversations were strange.So realistic. Any idea of the symbolism?
Mel - 20-Oct-19 @ 4:25 AM
A sun conure I had flew out of his cage about a week ago. So far I've dreamt about him 3 times to where I find him or he comes to me. My man's grandma and sister have also had the same dream where he comes back. Unfortunately, we've had no luck in finding him.
Brewmen - 1-Oct-19 @ 9:52 PM
I dreamed my lost cat came back, then I dreamed i found her but she squirmed when I picked her up to take her home. My friend claims she dreamed my cat came back and she was petting her waiting for me to come home, and my fiance dreamed she came back. (She was a stray I was taking care of) does this mean she'll come back I'm getting depressed waiting.
Lamprocapnos - 23-Sep-19 @ 8:30 PM
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
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