What are Dreams?
A dream is, basically, a hallucination. Your deepest feelings and thoughts are always "in there somewhere," but during R.E.M (Rapid Eye Movement - Deep Sleep). sleep, something's different.
During the day, your brain produces a chemical that keeps you focused on reality. That chemical is the only thing standing between you, and a constant state of confusion. Without that chemical, you'd never know the difference between what's really happening, and whatever fleeting thoughts you might happen to have.
Without that chemical, every feeling, memory, bout of inspiration, and analytical thought process would all seem to be "out there" in the real world. You'd see, smell, hear, taste and touch all your thoughts as if they weren't thoughts at all.
While you sleep, that chemical is suppressed, and after a few hours of solid sleep, its effect wears off in the brain. That's when you start to dream.
DREAMS-THE TRUE MEANING OF DREAMS
"I'm Being Chased!"
You are entering the mysterious and fascinating world of dreams, where the rules of reality do not apply.In understanding your dreams, you will gain a clearer view on your personal relationships, an uncensored view of your real feelings and a better perspective on life issues..your dreams are unique; no other individual can have your background, your emotions, or your experiences. Thus, every dream can only be connected to your own "reality". In interpreting your dreams, it is important to draw from your personal life and experiences.
A dream has the power to unify the body, mind, and spirit. It provides you with insight into your own self and a means for self-exploration. In understanding your dreams, you will gain a better understanding and discovery of your true self.
"I'm Being Chased!"
Chase dreams are one of several common dream themes, stemming from feelings of anxiety in your waking life. Flee and flight is an instinctive response to a physical threat in the environment. In such dreams, the scenario often features you being pursued by an attacker, an animal, a monster or an unknown figure, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. Consequently, you run, you hide or you try to outwit your pursuer. Your actions in the dream parallel how you would respond to pressure and cope with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, your dream indicates that you have a tendency to run away and avoid the issue. Ask yourself who is chasing you, so that you can gain a better understanding and insight on the source of your fears and anxieties.
The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent an aspect of yourself. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can manifest itself as the threatening figure. Or the shadowy figure can symbolize the rejected characteristics of your Self. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser. Next time you have a dream of being chased, turn around and confront your pursuer. Ask them why they are chasing you. What are you trying to run from?
If you are the one doing the chasing, then the dream may highlight your drive and ambition to go after something you want. Or perhaps the dream suggests that you are falling behind and having to catch up with everyone else.
Consider the distance or gap between you and your pursuer. This indicates your closeness to the issue. If the pursuer is gaining on you, then it suggests that the problem is not going to go away. The problem will surround you, until you confront and address it. However, if you are able to widen the gap between your pursuer, then you are able to successfully distance yourself from the problem. In essence, the problem is fading away.
A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked. Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in the urban environment. These dreams are often brought about by the media, who magnifies fears of violence and sexual assault.