What Does It Mean When You Dream About Kidnapping?
Dreams are still an unexplored universe that we are trying to understand.
According to psychology and related disciplines, dreams represent our deeply suppressed and/or unconscious thoughts and emotions.
Spiritual approaches connect our dreams with messages from higher realms, but perhaps the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Our dreams certainly have something to do with our waking life. Distressing and frightening dreams are often a channel for our minds to release the built up stress of everyday life.
Kidnapping, as a motif in a dream, usually represents a reflection of the dreamers’ fears and frustrations in reality.
Perhaps he or she feels threatened or afraid of someone or something. According to some interpreters, the reason for kidnapping in a dream often symbolizes a conflict in real life that already exists or is about to occur. However, there are more interpretations.
Kidnapping dreams can carry both positive and negative omens.
Dreams about being kidnapped
Dreams about stressful and terrible events like kidnappings and similar negative situations naturally arouse feelings of discomfort and fear in a dreamer.
If you keep dreaming of being kidnapped, your unconscious mind or energies from parallel realms are trying to tell you something. It is certainly a way for your own thoughts to finally take shape or be released.
Most people are unaware of the pressure they actually feel; such emotions need to be expressed and dreams are a perfect, hidden place for that.
To better understand your kidnapping dream, you have to analyze all aspects of it.
First of all, it is most important to note how you feel about the dream, what your emotional impression is. Do you feel drained and scared? Or do you feel relieved?
The context of the dream is also vitally important. The place of the event, the characters involved, the roles played; all this is crucial to understand the secret meaning of your dream.
It is not the same whether you are the kidnapped, the kidnapper himself or you are a witness.
Dreams in which you are being kidnapped
If you have a dream in which you are the victim, such a phenomenon indicates that you feel extremely fearful in your waking life. There is a situation that concerns you or a person or persons that you feel wants you to be harmed.
You are trying to find a way out of this situation, both in reality and in your dreams. You are suspicious of the intentions of others in general.
It may also reflect your insecurity and low self-esteem; in this case, the people around you probably do not intend to do anything bad to you, on the contrary, but you still feel threatened.
Dreams about being kidnapped reflect your fear of losing your freedom and integrity. You are afraid that others will want to spoil your plans and you rarely trust people. This is a great burden to be carried.
Dreams in which you are being kidnapped show that you cannot control everything and that your feeling of losing control comes from your desperate need to deal with everything. Therefore, the dream comes to make you relax, to help you let go of this need and start enjoying life without worrying in advance.
If you are being kidnapped in your dream, it means that you really doubt your own decisions and actions in reality. You are a very closed person, difficult to open up to. You constantly worry about things and the intentions of others towards you.
On the other hand, dreams about yourself being kidnapped can be positive, if your impression is positive about it. This indicates new opportunities and new relationships; you will be “taken” by something or someone.
In the most positive interpretation, a dream in which you are being kidnapped is a good omen for your love life. It means that someone will soon come into your life and you will be completely surprised by their nature and attitude.
This person will win your heart and literally ‘kidnap’ your soul and your entire being. In this sense, dreams about being kidnapped can be extremely positive.
Such a dream could also be related to new friendships, collaborations and all good and healthy bonds with new people in life.
Dreams in which you are not scared of the kidnapper
Kidnapping is a horrifying event by definition. However, it is common for people to have dreams in which they are not frightened by the kidnapper. If you feel comfortable with a kidnapper in your dream, such a dream can bring you positive messages.
Dream interpreters would say that in this case a kidnapping event is an omen of good luck and fortune.
If you are being kidnapped by someone you know, such a dream could indicate that you have some unresolved arguments with this person, but those that will resolve harmoniously.
Interestingly, dreams about being kidnapped by a “good” kidnapper often appear in people who are kind, withdrawn and very shy in reality.
They would like to get closer to people, but they feel insecure. They dream of being kidnapped because that’s how their mind somehow breaks that invisible wall that prevents them from socializing.
It comes to them to make them realize that nothing bad will happen if they open up to other people.
Dreaming that another person is being kidnapped
If you dream that another person is being kidnapped, this dream could indicate that you should listen to the advice of others.
Maybe you really need the help of others, but you don’t want to admit it. Rethink your current life situation and pay more attention to your friends and their good intentions.
Don’t be so stubborn; accepting help is not a weakness, but more of a way of sharing experiences with people you love and trust.
Dreams about seeing someone being kidnapped could be a reflection of your own feelings of helplessness.
Dreams about another person being kidnapped, especially if it is someone you know, suggest that people close to you need help or attention. Perhaps you’ve become too focused on yourself and your own life that you’ve neglected your friends, a partner, or your family.
They need your support, but they don’t know how to reach you. Perhaps they are even threatened or endangered in some way. Try to be more observant about it.
In other scenarios, dreams of seeing a family member or friend being kidnapped indicate that you might lose that person in reality. The loss can be both physical and emotional.
Maybe someone you care about moves to another country, maybe the relationship with that person has become so neglected that all ties are gone; in the worst case, such dreams can be associated with the illness and death of someone you know.
Dreams in which you are the kidnapper
Dreams in which you play the role of a kidnapper are a symbolic translation of your suppressed desires and thoughts from your waking life into dream language.
Such a dream indicates that you are under a lot of pressure in reality, but this is most likely your inner pressure, not something that others bother you.
You have desires that you are unable to express in your waking life.
The range of these desires is wide; from romantic dreams, through professional and career goals, to exploring new frontiers in general.
Dreams about you kidnapping someone suggest that you want to control everything in your life. You do not hesitate to use force and be aggressive in your intentions.
Such a dream could reflect your real situation where you are taking something away from other people but this is not yours to take away. You are skipping rules and steps and you want an easy success.
Dreams about you in a kidnapper role come to warn you that such behavior will eventually bring you failure, disappointment and negativity.