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Dreams of Losing or Finding Something

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 17 Apr 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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Rai-rai - Your Question:
I dreamt of my brother,and in my dream my brother was way younger than he is as of the moment. He just ask permission from me that he will just go outside. Then he stepped out of the house (the house was different from our current house), when I turned around to check for him I still saw his back in a white shirt and was sitting outside the house. A minute later we could no longer find him and I cried real hard like I'm going crazy. When I woke up, I feel relieved coz in my mind I said "Whoa thanks it's only a dream." Then seconds later I realized that my brother was really dead about 12 or 13 days ago. And it felt really painful up until now. ????

Our Response:
I am sorry to hear this. On an emotional level you are still coming to terms with your brother's death, so it will take a while for the confusion to clear. It sounds too as though your brother may have come back to say his goodbyes. In many dream visitations the people who come back are often younger and much healthier (if they died of an illness). Visitation dreams are very clear and they leave a very strong impression on awakening. They often come with an obvious or subliminal message that too is clear and the dreams can be very short, but concise. By asking your permission to go outside, he may be asking your permission to let him go and that he is ready to leave. I hope your dream gave you comfort at this difficult time.
AnalyseDreams - 20-Apr-18 @ 2:21 PM
Jimmy - Your Question:
I had a dream where my friend franky Murphy who was in a acident appeared and wanted to tell me something and he hugged me and told me not to worry about anything but then got off my school bus and walked away but I feel like I’ve lost him forever and I don’t want that to happen he was one of my best mates I need to see him again.

Our Response:
I'm sorry to hear your friend had an accident. You don't say whether your friend is alive or what has happened to him. If your friend died as the result of the accident, it sounds as though your friend has come to say his goodbyes. If your friend hasn't died and is recovering from illness - it may be symbolic of him not being able to be in your life anymore, or for a while in quite the same way. It's a sad, but nice dream, as he obviously thought/thinks a lot of you, as you think of him. If your friend is no longer with us, then you can be sure he's looking after you in a protective way.
AnalyseDreams - 17-Apr-18 @ 12:55 PM
Obez - Your Question:
I had a dream dis afternoon dat I lost my purse in a party and couldn't find it but later in d party my purse was brought back to me with everything intact.and I was so happy In d dream.Wat could it mean cos am pregnant as I speak

Our Response:
This is a dream signifying all will be well. You may have had a worry, or that any worry you have with regards to your pregnancy will turn out fine. It's a good omen, as it means you will have happiness and achieve your current desires. Best of luck.
AnalyseDreams - 17-Apr-18 @ 12:50 PM
Jhall - Your Question:
Interstested to know about a dream I had. I was attending a friends wedding with my girlfriend and the night before I missed the dinner and I got locked out of my room. My clothes were dirty and when I eventually got in, my suit was gone and all that was in the bag was a white pair of trousers and a pair of jeans. When I told my girlfriend she got angry and left me. Her friends were trying to sell me different coloured suits and mocking me. I tried to call my friends and my girlfriend but no one answered. I felt like I was loosing everything through the dream and didn’t make it to the wedding as didn’t have anything to wear.

Our Response:
You have written your dream in a way that is good and easy to analyse giving the way you feel alongside the dream's symbolism. To dream of your clothes is symbolic of yourself in the eyes of your friends (including your girlfriend) and how you are perceived by them. The fact you missed the dinner, got locked out of the room and had the wrong clothes means that in some way you feel you are either; under performing in a job situation, or letting people down in life, or feel things are slightly out of control or disorganised in your personal life and your friends are becoming increasingly aware of your self-perceived failures or judgmental of you. On the whole; it means that something is not right in your day-to-day life whether it's your relationship, job, friends or personal situation and you feel out of your depth and uncomfortable. As dreams are only passing situations, you can attempt to rectify this if you can pinpoint where the problem lies and how you can take back control and/or change people's opinions of you.
AnalyseDreams - 17-Apr-18 @ 11:07 AM
I had a dream where my friend franky Murphy who was in a acident appeared and wanted to tell me something and he hugged me and told me not to worry about anything but then got off my school bus and walked away but I feel like I’ve lost him forever and I don’t want that to happen he was one of my best mates I need to see him again.
Jimmy - 17-Apr-18 @ 7:06 AM
I had a dream dis afternoon dat I lost my purse in a party and couldn't find it but later in d party my purse was brought back to me with everything intact ..and I was so happy In d dream....Wat could it mean cos am pregnant as I speak
Obez - 16-Apr-18 @ 11:45 PM
Interstested to know about a dream I had. I was attending a friends wedding with my girlfriend and the night before I missed the dinner and I got locked out of my room. My clothes were dirty and when I eventually got in, my suit was gone and all that was in the bag was a white pair of trousers and a pair of jeans. When I told my girlfriend she got angry and left me. Her friends were trying to sell me different coloured suits and mocking me. I tried to call my friends and my girlfriend but no one answered. I felt like I was loosing everything through the dream and didn’t make it to the wedding as didn’t have anything to wear.
Jhall - 16-Apr-18 @ 4:10 PM
Punchi - Your Question:
I got a dream that I was trying to find a missing pair of black shoe but I couldn't find it.

Our Response:
Much depends upon how you felt in the dream when looking for the shoe and whether you felt is connected with a part of your life. To dream you are looking for a missing shoe may mean you feel something or someone is missing in your life currently. What/who that is, only you can analyse.
AnalyseDreams - 16-Apr-18 @ 10:32 AM
Dame - Your Question:
I lost my favorite gold watch about a month ago how ever about two days ago I dreamed I a guy sell things on the side of the road had it and I told him give me my mf watch in a joking manner.and he gave it to me with a smile then I woke up only to realize that I still have no clue to where my watch is.or if this dream means anything

Our Response:
Your dream doesn't really signify anything deeper than the fact you have lost a watch and through your dream your subconscious is willing you to find it again.
AnalyseDreams - 16-Apr-18 @ 10:28 AM
I got a dream that I was trying to find a missing pair of black shoe but I couldn't find it.
Punchi - 15-Apr-18 @ 5:39 AM
I lost my favorite gold watch about a month ago how ever about two days ago I dreamed I a guy sell things on the side of the road had it and I told him give me my mf watch in a joking manner..and he gave it to me with a smile then I woke up only to realize that I still have no clue to where my watch is.or if this dream means anything
Dame - 15-Apr-18 @ 5:16 AM
ravi - Your Question:
I dreamt of missing my laptop in bus, then I ran after the bus to find what I missed, after that I met a person who I thought to have my laptop upon asking he gave me a dungcake, I threatend to beat him then that person agrees to give the laptop, then I woke up not finally having the laptop

Our Response:
You sound as though you have some day-to-day frustrations in life regarding accomplishing/achieving goals or ambitions currently. The dream has no deep significant meaning and the feeling will surely pass.
AnalyseDreams - 13-Apr-18 @ 3:21 PM
I dreamt of missing my laptop in bus, then I ran after the bus to find what I missed, after that I met a person who I thought to have my laptop upon asking he gave me a dungcake, I threatend to beat him then that person agrees to give the laptop, then I woke up not finally having the laptop
ravi - 13-Apr-18 @ 3:59 AM
Bigharpa - Your Question:
Monday I dreamt that I found a big box of treaaure but I couldnt get into it I same. Dream last night but this tim I got into the cheat and there was nothing in

Our Response:
You may be feeling frustrated or disappointed about something in life either; financial, career, relationship-wise if on both occasions you could not access the treasure, or the box was empty. However, as all things pass, this sense of disappointment too will pass.
AnalyseDreams - 10-Apr-18 @ 3:38 PM
Monday i dreamt that i found a big box of treaaure but i couldnt get into it i same. Dream last night but this tim i got into the cheat and there was nothing in
Bigharpa - 10-Apr-18 @ 10:08 AM
Pearl - Your Question:
I had a friend that disappear about seven years ago and I dream of him all the time that we’re in school or that we’re just talking and I dream that I tell him to come back or sometimes I dream that he is back. I dream at least three times out of a month with him.

Our Response:
I am sorry to hear your friend has disappeared. He obviously meant a lot to you if you continue dreaming about him. However, it may be just a case of your subconscious wanting him to return and/or there are deep/unresolved issues regarding his leaving.
AnalyseDreams - 9-Apr-18 @ 11:42 AM
I had a friend that disappear about seven years ago and I dream of him all the time that we’re in school or that we’re just talking and I dream that I tell him to come back or sometimes I dream that he is back.. I dream at least three times out of a month with him.
Pearl - 8-Apr-18 @ 5:12 PM
I dreamt of my brother,and in my dream my brother was way younger than he is as of the moment. He just ask permission from me that he will just go outside. Then he stepped out of the house (the house was different from our current house), when I turned around to check for him I still saw his back in a white shirt and was sitting outside the house. A minute later we could no longer find him and I cried real hard like I'm going crazy. When I woke up, I feel relieved coz in my mind I said "Whoa thanks it's only a dream..." Then seconds later I realized that my brother was really dead about 12 or 13 days ago.And it felt really painful up until now. ????
Rai-rai - 6-Apr-18 @ 1:57 PM
Jane_k - Your Question:
My dream was that we as students are held as hostage in the shopping mall and need to find a specific box to free ourselves (although I am not so sure why and how). We keep finding it and each time we find a box we thought that is the actual box we need to find, within a few minutes it blew up. We continue to find again and suddenly, we met this group of guys at a restaurant sitting outdoors. We ended up talking to one another and one guy said something to me which I don’t understand at all. I replied as No. Then the guy stood up and gave me his black solid Onyx ring; entirely black, to me. Then I do not know why I just put it on my left ring finger and show it to my friends around. Since I received that as a gift, I gave him my bracelet with black beads and on some there’s a few tribe patterns and put it on his wrist by myself. Please help me interpret my dream thankkk you

Our Response:
Firstly, it obviously seems you are looking for something quite particular in life which you haven't yet found. You may be looking for this through a relationship. You don't say whether you are in one or are looking for one - but you are certainly searching or have found a deeper connection in someone. The fact you have given each other a gift and a similar one means you are looking for or have found someone who is completely on the same level as you. The colour black indicates mystery and depth of feeling. You don't say how you felt in this dream or whether you think it connects to a certain person in your life. You would have to try and analyse this yourself. If we think around a dream, we can often attribute it to a specific emotion, person or situation.
AnalyseDreams - 5-Apr-18 @ 3:11 PM
Bree - Your Question:
I Recently misplaced an expensive pair of earphones and can’t seem to back track.Last night I had a dream that I found them and that they were in a sweater that I always wear.

Our Response:
Rather than your dream having any specific meaning, this sounds more like your subconscious is still trying to find your headphones even in your sleep. As dreams are very good at playing tricks, it is more that this is about your mind collating information and feeding it back through your dream in a topsy-turvy way. In order for a dream to mean something, it has to be deeply symbollic and also give a particular level of emotion. It also has to give deep thoughts and feelings that you can't seem to shake off through the day.
AnalyseDreams - 5-Apr-18 @ 11:43 AM
My dream was that we as students are held as hostage in the shopping mall and need to find a specific box to free ourselves (although I am not so sure why and how). We keep finding it and each time we find a box we thought that is the actual box we need to find, within a few minutes it blew up. We continue to find again and suddenly, we met this group of guys at a restaurant sitting outdoors. We ended up talking to one another and one guy said something to me which I don’t understand at all. I replied as No. Then the guy stood up and gave me his black solid Onyx ring; entirely black, to me. Then I do not know why I just put it on my left ring finger and show it to my friends around. Since I received that as a gift, I gave him my bracelet with black beads and on some there’s a few tribe patterns and put it on his wrist by myself. Please help me interpret my dream thankkk you
Jane_k - 5-Apr-18 @ 2:56 AM
J - Your Question:
I had a dream being at my old elementary school going threw classes and for some reason was upset and was fighting with another student. Soon after a teacher told me to look for two certain individuals but I couldn’t find them. I then ended up barefoot and so was everyone else, we all ran on the grass and cement to a school bus just to find out we didn’t fit. When I got off I was with friends but soon saw that my back pack was missing where I had left it by these girls, and when I go back my back pack is gone and suddenly almost every student is also. I go to the office to see if anyone had dropped off my backpack and she said no. I checked he lost and found which was literally the smallest thing ever. I was so frustrated and freaking out about my backpack. Then I was led to a back room where I sat down at a table and had my fortune told. I don’t remember what she had told me but asked me what her aura was. It was red , but I couldn’t see mine when She asked. then I see a weird collision of red and blue balls of light and the reading was over. She then had all of a sudden turned into a black cat and said she couldn’t do any more for me so I left the room still in search for my backpack. I then walk to a classroom and see a paper that has a list of social media accounts that I didn’t know were mine. I walk into the classroom and see my backpack and phone on the floor and and the same girls laughing and joking. I was so angry. I took my backpack and I had fought the students. Which ended up in me waking up

Our Response:
It is difficult to interpret this dream because of the many aspects to it. It sounds as though you are having a frustrating time all-round and by seeing a fortune teller in your dream you are looking for a resolution to problems you are having. It also sounds as though your life is currently feeling disorganised and you need some order to its current chaos.
AnalyseDreams - 3-Apr-18 @ 3:33 PM
i Recently misplaced an expensive pair of earphones and can’t seem to back track.Last night I had a dream that I found them and that they were in a sweater that I always wear.
Bree - 3-Apr-18 @ 12:52 PM
koo - Your Question:
I dreamt this morning, and in my dream I had a pocket full of money than suddenly I lost some, so when I realazed that lost some amount, I began to follow back my track I came from and luckilly I found all, but the last note was taken by a kid who refuses to hand it over, until I convince the kid that were going to splite 5/5 and was agreed. So what's the meaning of my dream?

Our Response:
Your dream seems as though there are a few unresolved issues in your life currently, a case of two steps forward and one back. Or possible frustrations regarding business, finances or career prospects. However, the fact you managed to negotiate the transaction successfully means there may be a breakthrough in whatever the frustrations are.
AnalyseDreams - 3-Apr-18 @ 11:29 AM
Carribean - Your Question:
I had a dream about finding a lost dog a daschund and getting it back to it’s owner but not wanting to give it up. But I knew I had to.

Our Response:
It sounds as though you may be wanting something to love and protect. But you feel it's not the right time for that. Sometimes we have to make choices in life and it sounds as though you have an emotional one make. It could relate to having or wanting a child.
AnalyseDreams - 3-Apr-18 @ 11:15 AM
I had a dream about finding a lost dog a daschund and getting it back to it’s owner but not wanting to give it up. But I knew I had to.
Carribean - 2-Apr-18 @ 11:47 AM
I dreamt this morning, and in my dream i had a pocket full of money than suddenly i lost some, so when i realazed that lost some amount, i began to follow back my track i came from and luckilly i found all, but the last note was taken by a kid who refuses to hand it over, until i convince the kid that were going to splite 5/5 and was agreed. So what's the meaning of my dream?
koo - 2-Apr-18 @ 10:43 AM
I had a dream being at my old elementary school going threw classes and for some reason was upset and was fighting with another student. Soon after a teacher told me to look for two certain individuals but I couldn’t find them. I then ended up barefoot and so was everyone else, we all ran on the grass and cement to a school bus just to find out we didn’t fit. When I got off I was with friends but soon saw that my back pack was missing where I had left it by these girls, and when I go back my back pack is gone and suddenly almost every student is also. I go to the office to see if anyone had dropped off my backpack and she said no. I checked he lost and found which was literally the smallest thing ever. I was so frustrated and freaking out about my backpack. Then I was led to a back room where I sat down at a table and had my fortune told. I don’t remember what she had told me but asked me what her aura was. It was red , but I couldn’t see mine when She asked. then I see a weird collision of red and blue balls of light and the reading was over. She then had all of a sudden turned into a black cat and said she couldn’t do any more for me so I left the room still in search for my backpack. I then walk to a classroom and see a paper that has a list of social media accounts that I didn’t know were mine. I walk into the classroom and see my backpack and phone on the floor and and the same girls laughing and joking. I was so angry. I took my backpack and I had fought the students. Which ended up in me waking up
J - 1-Apr-18 @ 8:54 PM
I had a dream being at my old elementary school going threw classes and for some reason was upset and was fighting with another student. Soon after a teacher told me to look for two certain individuals but I couldn’t find them. I then ended up barefoot and so was everyone else, we all ran on the grass and cement to a school bus just to find out we didn’t fit. When I got off I was with friends but soon saw that my back pack was missing where I had left it by these girls, and when I go back my back pack is gone and suddenly almost every student is also. I go to the office to see if anyone had dropped off my backpack and she said no. I checked he lost and found which was literally the smallest thing ever. I was so frustrated and freaking out about my backpack. Then I was led to a back room where I sat down at a table and had my fortune told. I don’t remember what she had told me but asked me what her aura was. It was red , but I couldn’t see mine when She asked. then I see a weird collision of red and blue balls of light and the reading was over. She then had all of a sudden turned into a black cat and said she couldn’t do any more for me so I left the room still in search for my backpack. I then walk to a classroom and see a paper that has a list of social media accounts that I didn’t know were mine. I walk into the classroom and see my backpack and phone on the floor and and the same girls laughing and joking. I was so angry. I took my backpack and I had fought the students. Which ended up in me waking up
J - 1-Apr-18 @ 5:56 PM
KayTee - Your Question:
Had a dream that started using a wallet I have. The wallet was never lost, it is visible in my room. I just dont use it. In the dream, I pick up the empty wallet to start using it again. I open it and five two $5 bills. I start looking throughout the wallet and I find another set of $5 bills. I wake up. After waking, I go to the wallet and open it. There's an old fortune cookie message with lucky numbers printed on the back. Can you help me with my dream??

Our Response:
If you find money in a dream, then you will have a renewed boost of optimism, luck and confidence and a general feeling that life is good and luck is coming your way. It's always a nice dream to find money - it can't but help you feel optimistic. It means your inner-self is aware and hopeful that fortuitous times are on their way.
AnalyseDreams - 26-Mar-18 @ 3:20 PM
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