To dream of being protected or needing protection represents feeling helplessness or vulnerability. It may also reflect a sense of relief that someone else is taking care of a problem for you. It may also represent filtering out of certain ideas and facts because you do not like someone or a certain way of thinking.
Negatively, you may be dependent on others or need to learn t stand up for yourself. It may also reflect an emotional barrier you have put up or that you’re denying the truth to yourself.
To dream that you are protecting someone or something represents filtering out certain ideas, situations, or people because you don’t like them. Purposely trying to avoid a problem. It may also reflect your attempt to preserve something in your life. Ideas, habits, or situations that you don’t want to change. It may also mean that you are putting up an emotional barrier between you and others around you. Consider who or what you are protecting for additional meaning.
Alternatively, protecting someone or something may reflect your attempt to cover yourself.
Example: A woman dreamed of being in love with a very protective man. In waking life she believed that God was making it difficult for her ex to date someone else, protecting her ability to keep trying to get back together with him. The dream might have been a sign that she was having difficulty accepting her ex moving on to another relationship while enjoying her ex’s bad luck as being a product of God’s protection.