To dream of paralysis represents feelings of being powerlessness or helplessness. Feeling stuck or unable to react to problems in a desired way. You may feel unable to respond to a person or situation that is dominating or manipulating you. Noticing that nothing you do works or helps you. You may feel unable to deal with a situation or take action to change circumstances. A dominating figure in your life that doesn’t allow you to make any decisions for yourself.
Alternatively, paralysis in a dream may reflect situations that have happened so quickly that you feel unable to react rationally. Forces against you were so strong and sudden that you could do nothing about it.
Paralysis dreams can often be associated with aliens, witches, or demons usually because they reflect how unusual or terrible the paralyzing factor in your life is.
Paralysis may also link to feelings of depression or overpowering illness. Feeling emotionally paralyzed. Difficulties expressing your feelings. Feeling unable to end a relationship or speak to your boss about something. Feeling inhibited.
Example: A man dreamed of being paralyzed on his bed. In waking life his online business was failing and he felt it was impossible for him to do anything else with his life because he had an embarrassing illness that would be noticed all the time.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of leaving a mansion where everyone living in it was paralyzed. In waking life she stopped talking to her overbearing mother.
Example 3: A man dreamed of being paralyzed as he tried to enter a bridge. In waking life he was depressed about a change that was occurring.
Example 4: A man dreamed of his arm being paralyzed. In waking life he was experiencing sexual impotency and didn’t like not being able to have sex whenever he wanted.