Survival dream of surviving represents feelings about needing to endure a problem situation. Avoiding serious embarrassment, failure, or unwanted change. Enduring life changing events. Feelings about not having anyone to help you or protect you through a difficult situation. A lost sense of security, feeling that you don’t have real friends, or that relationship is being tested. Enduring a major crisis moment. A reflection of your coping skills.
Alternatively, dreams of surviving may reflect your awareness of other people experiencing difficulty or crisis situation in their life. Not wanting to help someone with a serious problem.
Negatively, dreaming of surviving represents your desperate to get away with something dishonest. “Surviving” getting caught. Avoiding dishonesty at all costs. Issues with asking for help or feeling like a loser if you do ask for help. Enduring a difficulty to maintain ego or appearances. Preoccupation with coping instead of reaching out to others. Needlessly suffering through your problems. Over-dramatic action taking for small problems. Making a big deal out of a small problem. Hoping that if you endure a problem long enough that someone else with fix it. Overreacting to problems.
To dream of being unable to survive may reflect feelings about failure being inevitable. Fearing that you can endure a problem. Feeling that you are not strong enough in some way. Thoughts or anxiety about giving up. Giving up too easily.
Dreams of surviving are common to people who experience serious problems within the next 3 days. It may be smart to consider a surviving dream as a potential warning dream for potential problems that might arise if you don’t take precautions.
Example: A person dreamed of seeing someone surviving. In waking life she had met up with an old friend whom was suffering from a serious illness.
Example 2: A young woman dreamed of surviving a tidal wave. In waking life she felt that she had been over-dramatic about hiding at a friend’s house as means to avoid an uncomfortable social encounter with her husband.
Example 3: A young woman dreamed of surviving a shark attack. In waking life she had endured a big fight with her boyfriend whom she felt forced to remaining living with after they broke up.
Example 4: A young man dreamed of needing survive a tsunami. In waking life he felt the need to cope with the difficult reality of moving out of his mother’s house on his own.