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This suggests your ability to be in control of a situation. This might be control of anxiety or sexual feelings or emotions. If the brakes are working they allow a feeling of confidence in dealing with life. See: Car.

This could also point to social situations. In other words we might not be taking notice of the ‘stop signs’ in social settings, personal relationships or as far as the law is concerned. Maybe it is about the motion of events that you could stop.

Brakes not working: Might suggest high anxiety or losing control of a situation or events, thus may indicate a fear of taking chances or initiating things in case they get ‘out of hand’; difficulty in controlling sexual desire or emotions.

Our brakes might not be working in some settings, such as in a relationship or work. This could mean you collide or are on a collision course with someone or with a situation. Banging into another car, person or house would depict this.

Example: Then there’s snow on the ground and I’m on a dirt road. In the snow, I skid and lose control. I realize as I pumped the brakes that I have no control, so I just sit there and steer to a soft as possible “crash” into a bank. I sit there, wondering what I’ll do now! Barb.

Example: Dreamt by a man who reported making love to a girl and finding it difficult to stop short of sexual intercourse. ‘I was in my car driving along and I wanted to stop the car immediately but my brakes would not work. This went on and on until I wakened.

Example: In an Edgar Cayce-interpreted dream we read: I was driving down a lakeside road close to an embankment when suddenly I appeared to go over the edge. I had time to jam on my brakes before I reached the edge, but instead I did nothing. I jumped out of the car into the lake. The car fell on top of me and I was killed.”

Cayce: This is a warning to change conditions in the physical body while there is yet time! Don’t just think about it. Do it!—Now! The lesson: To know how to do good and to do it not, is sin.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What part are the brakes playing in this dream – to avoid something; to stop; to control speed?

Can I recognise how I use control and release in my life, and how well I can operate them?

Why am I dreaming of brakes at the moment – is there a situation I am in that needs skill in controlling or letting go?

Am I feeling anxious about what is happening to me sexually or emotionally?

Have I done something that is like running through the red light?

What is it I need to review about being in control?

Try using Acting on your dream and Easy Dream Interpretation



-Obrion 2015-07-22 11:51:59

I dreamed of driving a car, my two sisters and one friend were in it. Their friend was in the passenger seat and my two sisters were in the back seat. Before I started the car I asked my friend if she would drive my car since I didn’t have a license or a license plate. She had a license but she refused to drive it. So I start the car and i put it in reverse to back up and it almost hit the car behind me so then I put the car in drive and press on the gas and it almost hit the car in front of me. I back up again to get out of the cars that I sat in between and all of a sudden it starts going a little fast. I step on the breaks a little because I was about to pass a couple of stop signs, as I step on the breaks before getting to the stop signs the car would not stop quick enough. As it continues to speed i put two feet on the brakes so after that it starts speeding out of control like I’m in a car speeding contest still with my two feet on the brakes it would not slow down I was soooo scared of losing control and crashing but I refused to show that I was scared and then the dream fades out… What does my dream mean?


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-07-30 8:54:39

    Dear Obrion – I believe that your dream reflects your perception that you have little space to move in your relationship with other people or perhaps with the different aspects of yourself.
    So perhaps you can ask yourself if:
    - you feel you have to be careful to avoid possible conflicts of opinions or feelings with two other people, symbolised by the two parked cars in your dream?
    - you feel you can openly express your feelings in these relationships?
    - you feel guilty about your way of life or social conduct towards “their/your” friend or in general?
    (You wrote “Their friend was in the passenger seat” and “I asked my friend”, so it is not quite clear whose friend it is)
    - you feel you can deal with conflicted opinions and feelings inside yourself and/or with others in a healthy, constructive way?
    At the end of the dream you felt scared and it will be helpful to explore your feelings in the rest of the dream.
    If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistorted. We therefore do not need to interpret them, simply to recognise them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.
    So entering your dream while awake and becoming aware of what you feel in the dream will be helpful too.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/self-observation/
    I hope this will give you a start with exploring and understanding your dream and your inner world.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/inner-world/#MakesInner
    Anna :-)


-vimmi 2015-08-01 9:57:55

I had a dream that I was driving and I couldn’t see and I turned on my fog lights on but then I pressed on my brakes and my car would not stop so I steered to the left lane so I wouldn’t crash into other cars and next thing I crashed into the pole.
I ended up at home told my husband what happened and he was worried and it worried me also that we still have to pay the car off…we just bought a car.
What does this mean?
Thank you!


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