Dreaming of Being Left Behind
What does it mean to dream of being left behind? If you dream that you have been left behind, it is symbolic of an inner feeling of inadequacy. Many people feel that this type of dream means they have been wronged in some way or that others don’t like them. In all actuality, however, dreaming of being left behind has absolutely nothing to do with anyone else. It’s all you, sport!
This is the perfect example of why I always say that dreams can be very helpful in self improvement and self growth. When we get tuned in to our dreams and dream symbols, we’ll realize just how much they tell us about ourselves. We can then, of course, take this information and use it constructively and proactively.
If you have a dream where you have been left behind, mark it down: There is something about you that you feel insecure or unsure about. It could be physical or it could not be physical! Below are just some of the areas in a person’s life that could cause them to have feelings of insecurity:
- Vehicle they drive
- House they live in
- Guilt over something they’ve done
- Job or “title”
- General appearance
The list, of course, goes on and on. The point is, the insecurity could come from just about anyplace – only the dreamer knows for sure. However, there may be clues in the dream that point to the area of insecurity. Look for the following four clues:
- In the dream, do the people who are leaving you behind have anything in common? For example, are they all rich, skinny, outgoing, etc? If they are glaring similar in some way, you may feel that you are lacking in this area.
- In the dream, is money involved in any way? If someone has left you behind while they go shopping, you may feel insecure about your financial situation.
- In the dream, has EVERYONE left you behind – that is to say EVERY single person in the dream? You probably feel lonely and isolated in your day to day life and are (whether rightly or wrongly) pointing your fingers at the area in which you feel insecure or inefficient.
- In the dream, has everyone left you behind because they’re angry at you? If this is the case, you may feel insecure about something you’ve done or something you failed to do. Feelings of guilt cause us to feel that we don’t quite measure up to others and that we’re worthy of being abandoned.
Here’s a completely different dream about being left behind: What if YOU are the one leaving someone or something behind? This type of dream has a different meaning, all together. If you dream that you have or are leaving someone, something, or someplace behind, the symbolism is that you are “leaving behind” the past. This could be a bad habit, a feeling of guilt, anger or resentment toward someone in particular, etc. It could also symbolize leaving a job, school, home, or relationship.
If you’ve had any dreams similar to these, please tell us about them in the comments!
September 21, 2012 at 04:55:00
I seem to dream about going to a party or my husbands old college and him leaving me behind. I spend so much time looking for him and all of a sudden, finding myself in this huge crowd. I hate crowded areas. But it always takes place at a very similar function having to do with the college he went to.
June 29, 2013 at 01:02:00
my girlfriend is always leaving me behind. Then in a most recent dream my mother, brother, girlfriend and co-worker all leave me behind.
July 25, 2013 at 16:42:00
I dreamt that i was with a group of friends cycling and we visited a friends home and had a feast outside her house. Then while we were eating all of then decided to watch a movie in the house, and i was left eating alone. When i came in, they were in a room still into the movie which i didnt know why i was unhappy abt, so i just wait at the living room, while watching a comedy show with the owner of the house. Then when they came out of the room, they were ready to leave and asked me along. I didnt know why but i was taking my own sweet time and by the time i get out of the house thinkin they were waiting for me, they were gone.
Real life: Ive been dating a girl for quite a long time and her group of friends had been very supportive and excited for us. But we havent become official just cause i havent asked her yet. The group of friends in the dream are her group of friends, without her. Maybe the dream means her friends are not supportive of the slow progress of our relationship?
September 17, 2013 at 21:04:00
Ive had dreams lately where everyone just seemed to forget about me. I have athazagoraphobia,or fear of being forgotten. I also have low self esteem.I understand my dreams lead up to both of theses and that my phobia is from my self esteem.However,I just cant figure out where my low self esteem came from. I think thats what scares me the most,the fact my mind is telling me to hate everything about myself. So of course this means that if I can hate my self for no good reason at all then so could everyone else. But,really there are so many reasons. No one has told me them but my self. Where does this all add up???
October 6, 2013 at 16:23:00
In my dream my mother, moved into a new home and took my sisters and nieces and nephews and all their stuff with her, leaving all my things behind and told me i was not moving in with her. the weird part was my sister was not old enough to have had her kids.
April 21, 2014 at 09:35:00
I dream that i was with all the people that i work and all of them took a yellow school bus and left me. when i saw i saw the bus leaving me alone standing in a corner. and i was wondering why they left me. what is this mean. I mean I been thinking to leave the company i work and get me a better job with more money because right now they are not paying me good. I used to earn more money.
September 20, 2015 at 12:19:00
I meant to say Rode*
January 27, 2016 at 18:52:00
i guess its all in the brain huh?gota work on that
April 21, 2017 at 04:36:15
It was night time and I was walking across the road then suddenly I saw all of my best friends they called my name and while walking towards them I feel shy with a mix of guilt (cuz in reality I’ve done smthng wrong) so one by one they told me I’m sa worry Kath but I can no longer trust you gave me a smile and left me behind I Qasim in tears cuz I feel so bad fron what I did.
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