Having dreams of being chased are one of the universally common dreams. Unfortunately, these are dreams that will sometimes follow one all throughout their life. Most dream interpretation experts feel that chase dreams are reflections of anxiety or pressure that is going on in the dreamers life.
Chase dreams can exhibit themselves in a range of ways. Often the dreamer is being chased by someone that they fear will harm them or even kill them. These dreams are many times so realistic that the dreamer will be frightened for a few minutes even after waking up.
So what is it in our waking state that causes us to be chased in our dreams? Perhaps there is something that we know we must do but for whatever reason we have been avoiding. This action that we are avoiding could be the attacker in our dream. Instead of facing the task and taking action we choose to run away from it. So this dream represents the things that you are trying to get away from or avoid like a bad relationship, a job that we hate, maybe even a book report thats due.
Its said that if you have been troubled by the same reoccurring chase dream you can examine what is going on in your life that you are trying to avoid, confront it and the chase dreams go away.
Some times the attacker in the dream is not something that you are avoiding but can even be yourself. Unsettled feelings of resentment, anger and fright can often enter your dreams in the form of the threat of an attacker. Again, in reality the attacker is just a representation of your life.
Sometimes you can resolve a dream by confronting the attacker in the dream. This can be difficult for some people as they are unable to take an active role in the dream state, if you are able to though, give it a shot. Ask the attacker what they want why are they chasing you, you may find the answer to your wake state trouble right from the attacker.
Of course chase dreams do not always have symbolic meaning. Sometimes dreams where you are being chased simply represent a fear of being a victim to crime. This type of direct fear dreams are more common in women than in men. Women, in particularly those living in high crime areas, often feel in danger in their waking lives, and this fear just carries over into their dream state.
It doesnt really matter why you are having these chase dreams, it is generally possible to reduce or eliminate them simply by examining the cause of these dreams in the first place.