Shoes are not uncommon in dreams. In so many instances people dream of putting on shoes and embarking on a journey or taking them off as they approach a certain place. However, in this article, we shall look at rather interesting angles to the dreams of losing your shoes.
The symbolic meaning of shoes in a dream
To begin with, it is important to look at shoes and what they mean whenever they appear in dreams. One of the widely adopted interpretation is that shoes are symbolic of a new path in life. It could be a spiritual path, a career path or even a family path.
Shoes are an integral part of our identity and often embody aspects such as creativity, beauty and how we generally want to be perceived.
Regardless of the type of shoes involved in dreams, they all point towards the distinctiveness of our inner being. They capture qualitative aspects that words cannot express.
What does it mean to dream about losing shoes?
If you have had a dream in which you seem to have lost your shoes or just cannot find them, you could be wondering what all this means to you. It can be confusing and a little frustrating trying to wade through the different interpretations.
Having spent time looking at different dreams including the appearance and disappearance of shoes, I believe I can help shed light based on my findings. Read on, you are in safe hands!
Losing a single shoe
Losing a shoe has everything to do with self-confidence. According to the Eastern Dream Book, losing a shoe means loss of self-confidence which makes it hard for you to move on to the next step.
It is also important to think about how you lost the shoe. For instance, if you lost your shoe while running away from a person or situation, it means you need to be on your guard. There could be danger looming in the horizon and that you need to be watchful.
Other interpretations suggest that losing a single shoe means that you are in some sort of a crossroads and cannot spell exactly what you want out of life. It is a point of indecision brought about by lack of clarity.
Losing both shoes in a dream
Having seen the meaning of losing a shoe in a dream, losing both of your shoes is a cause for inner concern. It points to instability in your relationships. This could be marital, extended family, friendships or even business relationships.
It serves as a reminder for you to begin thinking about identifying where the disconnects are and starting to mend your relationships.
Unable to find your shoes
If you are struggling to find your lost shoes in a dream, chances are that something significant is amiss in your life.
Put in another way, there could be an aspect or component of your life’s jigsaw puzzle that has fallen off and you cannot quite find it. It is a negative dream that should get you thinking in the direction of loss.
Whether you are walking shoeless because you lost your shoes, or something happened to them, it could signify lack of preparedness. There may be scenarios in your life coming your way but you are not up to the task.
It is also a wake-up call for you to examine your life and the possible scenarios you are in to determine how to prepare yourself.
Losing shoes from theft
If the loss of shoes was because of theft, the message being passed across could be that an opportunity is about to evade you because of carelessness.
If in real life you are a cautious person, the issue of carelessness may not arise, but it may mean that the loss will happen either way without you being able to do anything much about it.
Searching for shoes to replace a lost pair
Probably you are there asking, what does it mean to dream about losing shoes or shopping for shoes to replace a lost pair?
Well, the act of shopping for lost shoes comes with the emotions that you need to pay attention to. If you are looking for the exact pair of lost shoes as a replacement, you are up for a captivating experience.
On the other hand, if you are not particular about the look and feel of the replacement shoes, you could be in for a rather dull or boring time ahead.
Dream about losing then finding your shoes
The second phase of the ‘lost shoes dream’ is usually about finding them. It is not always the case that when you lose shoes in a dream, you will find them. Your search may not be successful, or you may wake up midway before completing your search. Nevertheless, here are some of the interpretations to look at.
Finding lost shoes
This is a successful end that every dreamer would want to get to. It symbolizes victory and displays the power to overcome obstacles. However, if instead of finding both lost shoes you only find one, it could signify a quarrel with someone you love even to the extent of parting ways.
Trying to find your lost shoes
If the shoes you are trying to find are your own, this could mean you are being held back or you are experiencing difficulties in certain aspects of your life.
Trying to find a friend’s shoes
If the shoes you are looking for belong to a friend, the interpretation is that someone probably pretty close or known to you is trying to hold you back from fulfilling your plans or ambitions. They are trying to put a roadblock along your path.
Searching for a child’s lost shoes
If the shoes you are looking for belong to a child, the interpretation is different. It means that you need to pay attention to small things.
Probably, you have been neglecting some aspects of your life because you thought they don’t matter much. This dream comes as a stark reminder that you need to audit your life.
Losing your shoe and finding someone else’s
According to the Lunar Dreambook, such a dream is a sign of change coming into your life. If the shoe you found was attractive, it could be signifying an exciting and fulfilling journey ahead.
On the other hand, if you found a worn-out shoe, the dream could be pointing you to some kind of disappointment resulting from self-imposed or internal barriers.
As you can see, shoes carry an intimate relationship that should not be ignored. Instead of wondering and always asking what does it mean to dream about losing shoes? You now have interpretations to work with to help you identify the message being passed across.
In the case where you dream about losing then finding your shoes, you first need to establish whose shoes you found and then get the underlying interpretation. The bottom line is to follow through and see exactly how the loss happened, the searching process and whose shoes you found.
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