Losing your car in a dream

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The TV remote, your cell phone, your glasses, these are a few of the most common items we tend to misplace during the day. In my many years of research I’ve found that the most commonly misplaced item in a dream is not your car keys but rather… your car! Seems kinda crazy that it would be so common to dream of losing something so huge, doesn’t it? Read on and it will all make perfect sense…

Dear Lauri,
I have had several dreams in the last year where I am lost. For example, I was in my church where I have gone since I was a little girl and can’t find my way out. When I finally do come out I cannot find my vehicle. – Amanda 30, Decatur, IN


Lauri: Losing your car or discovering that your car has been stolen is actually a pretty common dream theme, so common in fact that you are the third person who reported having that dream to me today! Your car represents your drive and motivation to continue to move forward in some area. Less often your car can represent a direction you are headed in. To lose it may mean you are losing your motivation or are feeling directionless and just don’t know how to proceed. In addition, being lost in a dream means something in waking life is causing you to feel directionless and/or uncertain as to what to do. So you’ve got yourself a double whammy of uncertainty here in your dream. However, the church setting is a friendly suggestion you are sending yourself not to lose faith right now.

Amanda replies: Wow. You hit the nail on the head. I can’t find a job so I get discouraged… a lot. I worry I’ll never get back on my feet again and won’t be able to provide for my kids. This is encouraging. Thank you.

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8 Responses

  1. jesse says:

    i am always having this dream. only, i lose my car, find it again and then it’s gone again. i keep thinking someone is stealing it on purpose. so, then i’ll try to steal someone else’s car to get away or get home and i usually am trying to save my daughter by getting to my car, but the car is always gone.

  2. Ryan says:

    WOW.. I just had a car dream the other night with it completely submerged in mud, and struggling to get it out. And if its anything like losing your car she’s right on the money, just don’t seem to be going anywhere right now in my life. Way to go Lauri!

  3. Mary W says:

    Perfect!!! cannot find a job, don’t know what to do or direction to go.

  4. An out of control car in a dream or a car that suddenly starts rolling down the road (I used to get these kinds of dreams A LOT when I was kid!) could indicate one is feeling "driven" to the brink, "driven" to a breaking point, or that someone else is "driving" them instead of having their own will power to control their lie circumstances. It also could mean that the dreamers' "drive" in life is taking them "along for the ride" whether they like it or not!

    I used to have a lot of these types of dreams where I was in the backseat or passengers seat and even in some cases locked in the trunk (sounds like a couple of bad parents, right? lol) left alone in the driveway and it would suddenly start rolling down the road and I couldn't control it.

    Makes sense! I was going through a lot of changes during that time, and I was being bullied in school, parents were always ALWAYS arguing etc. It was "driving" me up the wall. Not to mention I had no control over those situations, but they just kept coming.

  5. I also used to get these horrible nightmares about my mom as a cat demon, with a hazel cat's eye on the middle of her forehead where the third eye is often claimed to be, long claws (I mean long, like three feet) and horns of a bull on her head where her ears should have been and she would attack me. Though first it was just a staring ritual where she would stare me down and I couldn't move (sound like hypnogogia?) After she would start to advance towards me, I would always try to run into my room and get away from her, but she would always tear the door down a kill me. Scary or what?

    However, at that time my mom was very aggressive and would start these nasty arguments with my dad so putting her in the form of a monster is a perfect example of how she was in waking life…and maybe even alerting me to the fact that it wasn't his fault, nor hers, but she was demon"eyes"ing us by starting these arguments instead of taking a breather and thinking things through, using logic over emotion.

    If that isn't enough, I've made an astounding discovery as to how I fully learned the truth about my orientation…yes, THROUGH MY DREAMS! They at first wouldn't sound like they had any correlation to the real issue at all, but after many repeated encounters, I just caught on to their pattern.

  6. Frances Navarro Patrick Gama says:

    makes sense, so thank God for Jesus to help

  7. Every single dream I have I am lost either in a building or my car is gone. I I am always with people I know and get separated from them usually we are on vacation somewhere it is never familiar places. This has been going on as long as I can remember I always wake up and try to start a new dream and end up back in the old one.

  8. My two most recurring (bad) dreams are that I drive somewhere unfamiliar, park my car and then can't find it afterwards. I'm walking all over unfamiliar territory and can't remember or recall where I parked it. After a while I get really scared and manage to wake myself up. My second most recurring dream is that I am trying to call my girlfriend but my cell phone either won't work, is falling apart or there are strange characters on the keys and I can't make them work. Last night I dreamed my cell phone was clogged with tuna fish!! I took the phone apart and all this tuna fish was clogging the phone. When I finally put it back together, the monitor wouldn't work. I've had this dream more times that the lost car. I also know that I'm having a bad dream when this happens, but it feels so real to me that I can't seem to wake myself up from it and continue to try to make the phone work .. but it just keeps falling apart or turns into something completely foreign to me. My girlfriend and I do not have the same loving relationship we once had so I interpret that dream to mean I am frustrated at our lack of communication. (:(

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