being kidnapped dream

If you’ve recently had an upsetting dream, like one being taken against your will, you might be paranoid that something as frightening as that might happen in real life.

Take a deep breath!

The chances are that a dream like that came to you in a symbolic way, not actually predicting the future. 

The dream realm is much more complex than our waking reality.

The dream realm is connected to spiritual realms, where energy is everything.

Emotions are just energy in motion.

When you see some of your wildest dreams, your subconscious mind is just revealing to you what is going on within you on an emotional level. 

In this article, we will explain more about dreams, especially in the context of being kidnapped and what that might mean for you in your waking reality. 

Are There Deeper Meanings to Be Kidnapped in Your Dream?

If you’ve recently had a dream about being kidnapped, there may be underlying messages that your subconscious is trying to tell you.

The way that the dream world works is completely based off of energy, emotions, symbols, and signs.

The things that you may envision in your dreams could help you make a big decision in your waking life if you heed the messages! 

Feeling Trapped or Stuck 

If in the dream where you experienced how it feels to be kidnapped by a stranger, you were held hostage, this could hold a completely different dream meaning.

Although very frightening to experience even in the dream realm, there is a message from your subconscious of feeling that you need to process in your waking life. 

Being held captive can make your dream even more frightening than any other kidnapping dream.

Some dreams are full of details that should be taken into account.

While it may be difficult to recall every detail of your dream when you wake up, trying to jot down the things that you can remember can help you understand the deeper meaning of your dreams. 

In this context, you may be facing a circumstance where you feel out of control or that no matter what you do, you feel stuck.

It could be a failing relationship that you don’t have the heart to end at the moment or even a job that you feel that you can’t advance in but don’t feel like you can move on to the next opportunity. 

If this dream interpretation resonates with you, it may be time to reevaluate the situations and circumstances you are in.

Your dreams could be trying to highlight this feeling so that you can make a concrete decision to gain more control of your life. 

Feeling Manipulated 

When a kidnapping occurs, it’s definitely done by surprise.

The feeling of being blindsided or taken advantage of could arise, highlighting an emotion that may be brewing under the surface. 

Again, it’s important to pay attention to the details of your dream.

It’s the small things that reveal more about the message behind the dream than you may have originally realized.

If you happen to catch the face of someone you recognize in your dream, your subconscious mind could be revealing an issue with someone that you need to address in your life. 

The aftermath of manipulation can leave you feeling unsure of everyone and everything around you.

This could be showing up for you to give you a stark warning before you experience it in your waking life.

Pay attention to the signs, symbols, and emotions that you feel in your dream because it could be saving you from heartbreak in the long run! 

Feeling Insecure Within a Dynamic 

If you think about a movie that involves kidnapping, the moment before the victim is taken is typically a very vulnerable one.

There are very few instances where someone is kidnapped in a group setting, especially with people that they know. 

This is because the larger the group (especially when they’re connected), the more powerful they feel.

If a kidnapper finds someone by themselves, they are the perfect target to be taken advantage of. 

This could be alluding to how you feel within a relationship dynamic.

If you feel isolated within a dynamic, like the other person isn’t seeing you or understanding you, you may have a dream about being kidnapped.

Again, your subconscious points out the feelings that become subdued in the conscious, waking reality because you may not have time to process them. 

If you have a dream about being kidnapped and can relate to feeling especially alone recently, this could be a message to address any insecurities.

Or, it could be a message to release connections that leave you feeling insecure. 

Feeling Out of Control of Your Life 

Personally, I believe that everyone has periods in their life where they just feel like life is happening to them rather than being in control of the outcomes of their life.

This may not sit well with you if you’re used to navigating your life, but it’s important to acknowledge this one standing principle in life: the only thing constant is change. 

Overall, the baseline of this “game” they call life is uncertainty.

The more that you’re willing to lean into the unknown, the more magic happens in your life.

This idea and lifestyle is so much easier said than done, but when you lean into the uncertainty of life, you open yourself up to things that lie outside of your comfort zone (which are usually miracles)!

If you’ve recently had a dream of being kidnapped, you may be feeling out of control in your conscious, waking life.

Try to take these next steps in stride as you try to make the best decisions for you rather than basing them off of what you already know.

The conscious mind tries to keep you safe, keeping you within a box of set decisions, patterns, and reactions. 

Increasing Your Safety and Security 

If you’ve recently had a dream about being kidnapped, this could be a message from your subconscious that you don’t necessarily feel safe in your waking life.

There may be situations or places that you may not feel the most secure, but you may not feel comfortable addressing these energies in your waking life. 

If kidnapping shows up in your dream, this could be a sign from your subconscious that you need to up your protection in your waking life.

You should pay attention to who you are around as well as the places you’re frequently visiting.

If you’re not feeling safe or secure, it may be time to make changes in your friends and environment. 

The Most Common Dreams About Kidnapping 

If you’ve recently had a wild dream about kidnapping, you might not be the only one.

In fact, many people’s dreams seem to defy the normal boundaries of our conscious dreams.

Here are some of the most common dream meanings that show up when someone’s dreamed of being kidnapped. 

You’re The Victim of Kidnapping 

This is probably the most common dream about kidnapping.

No matter how frightening it is in the moment of your dream — or even when you wake up dripping in sweat from fear — there is a deeper meaning to the dream. 

As mentioned throughout this article, being the victim of kidnapping could indicate a lot of different things.

When anything shows up in your dreams, it’s important to pay attention to how you feel about the dream or how you were feeling during the dream.

This indicates a whole lot more than the actual dreams and how it plays out in your waking life. 

When a dream like this shows up for you, it’s important to think about your waking life.

What is happening in your conscious reality that might be making you feel slighted, manipulated, stuck, or even insecure?

This is a clear sign from your dreams that it’s time to make a change for the better! 

You’re The Victim of Being Tortured After a Kidnapping 

As if you couldn’t think of anything worse to happen in your dream, if you dreamt of being tortured during your kidnapping experience, this could be a very important message from your dreams. 

This may be the closest thing that you’ve recently experienced to a nightmare in a very long time, but it still holds a significant message from your subconscious mind.

The act of being forced to sit through painful actions is an indicator of how you feel in your waking life.

While you may be feeling all of these emotional ups and downs — feeling out of control and all — your subconscious mind could be trying to tell you that you’re suffering on the inside. 

Many people fail to realize that their emotional world is just as important to pay attention to as your conscious mind.

Through different trials and tribulations, you may learn how to numb your emotions or use external factors to distract you from how you really feel, but you can’t run from your subconscious mind. 

You Dreamt of a Child Being Taken 

Unfortunately, there has always been another side of the world that we live in and experience.

While we may want to lean into “love and light,” there is still a lot of evil that exists in the world.

If you’ve recently dreamed of a child being kidnapped, you may be disturbed.

It may cause you to wonder if something like that is going to happen in your waking life.

The thought might cross your mind that you could possibly know someone that may be affected by something so twisted. 

In most cases, your dream may be trying to tell you something more symbolic. 

If you’ve recently had a nightmare like this, your dreams could be showing you that you’re nervous about the particular child in your dream.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that anything terrible is going to happen to that child, but you could be subconsciously expecting something bad to happen to or with that child. 

If you don’t know who the child is in the dream, this is an indicator that this type of dream is definitely symbolic for feeling like your innocence is being taken from you.

If you are working a job that is draining you or if you feel that you’ve been focused so much on responsibilities, your inner child could be visiting you in your dreams.

This could be a reminder to think about what made you genuinely happy.

If there is anything hindering you from experiencing this in your waking life, pay attention to this and make the necessary changes! 

Dreams of a Similar Kidnapping Movie You’ve Recently Watched 

The subconscious mind works pretty mysteriously — well, compared to the logical, conscious mind.

While the conscious mind tries to make sense of everything at face value, storing everything that it comes into contact with in its specific compartment, the subconscious mind works differently. 

The subconscious mind is what runs in the background, collecting the feelings that you’re unable to process in the moment, signs, and symbols that you might pick up while consuming media.

The media may consist of content created on social media, books, the radio, or even TV.

If you’ve recently watched a movie about kidnapping (especially right before bed), you may have active dreams that depict the same things that you just saw.

If you want a more sound night of sleep, try to turn off the TV, your phone, and any other media outlets to help both of your minds relax — the conscious and subconscious. 

Have you recently had a dream about kidnapping in any context?

If you’ve had a different experience than what’s explained above, we would love to hear your experience with this type of dream. 

Sharing the insights that you’ve discovered through studying your dream could really help someone else on their healing journey!

Feel free to leave even the wildest dream experiences about kidnapping in the comments below.

We would love to hear where your dreams take you at night. 

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