Prison Prisoner Imprisoned

Most often it depicts feelings of being imprisoned by the inability to cope with circumstances, moods, or relatives. You may be trapped by inadequacies, fears, moral codes, ambitions, sense of superiority or a relationship. If the person imprisoning you is a male or female, you need look at what is happening in your relationship that either makes you dependent, or robs you of freedom in some way. See Beware of Love

One of the most frequent sources of imprisonment is your own habits, trapping you in old ways of feeling and responding. But it can be the result of any limiting influence within, or outside of you. If the influence seems to be from outside, it is only because you have not yet discovered your own attitudes that make you subject to that limitation. So they trap you through your own anxiety, patterns of behaviour, and concepts such as right and wrong, good and bad.  See HabitsAvoid Being Victims

 Example: I was in a prison cell with two other men. We ate, slept and defecated in the cell. I was standing at the bars of the cell, and had the impression of having been in the prison for years. I was shouting and cursing the people who had put me in the prison, full of hate and self pity. Suddenly I realised that my years of shouting had availed nothing. The only person who was upset by it was myself. I was the victim of my own anger and turmoil. I dropped the attitudes and was free of them. Years went by and one by one I dropped other habits of emotion and thought with which I had trapped and tortured myself. I realised I could be totally free within myself. One morning I woke and sat up on the mattress on the floor that was my bed. The last ghost of inner entrapment fell away. A fountain of joy opened in my body, pouring upwards through me. So intense was it I cried out. The cell mates called a warden. They stood looking at me as I experienced a radiance so strong I felt as if I must be shining. I was aware my joy poured into them, although they thought I was mad. Nothing would ever be the same again. Andy.

Andy in fact achieved this freedom by applying what he learnt in the dream. But it took practice and using the wonderful lesson.

Useful questions or hints: What does the dream show as the cause of being imprisoned?

Was there a ‘because’ factor involved? See Because Factor

Did I dream of a way out of imprisonment?

See Secrets of Power Dreaming See: imprisoned; wolf under animals; cage or cell; escape; holding; trapped.


-Ella 2015-02-25 7:11:10

Hello Tony!
I have a friend who is on edge of depression and she told me her dream which I kindly ask you if you can give your treasured interpretation(at mine all worked out as you said,i am expecting a baby soon). So here it is: ”She has dreamed to be on a bed with a prisoner, he had dark hair, with some numbers on his prisoner blouse, she asked him if he is prisoned and he said yes. She was listening to a radio waiting for the programme to be over and planning to leave the room.She saw the clock on the wall was something with 1 number, like 10 0r 11. She went at the door she opened and find 2 man friends in real life who helped her get out of the room. Then she was inside an big institution house, in an office, sitting on a toilet and she felt ashamed of people beeing in office.” Help her please with your advise. Many many thanks!

-Alan 2013-06-02 22:06:25

I had a dream where I was being released from a Youth Offenders Institute here in the UK, my Mum, Step Dad and Grandfather were there,after four years. My Step Dad and Grandfather have been dead for fourteen and fifteen year’s. I forgot my Grandfather had a girlfriend who was about fifteen -twenty years younger than her. I also had to wait to recieve my mental health medication. I recieved about £30 from the YOI for being released. My mum was close to tears and I was getting annoyed that my release was taking so long. I also had a laptop and an ipad in my messy room in my dream. Please help someone and tell me what this means.

Thank you

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