Dreams of a barrier symbolize resistance to your circumstances or that there is a challenge to overcome. You are grappling with a growth opportunity that once overcome will make you stronger, clearer, wiser, and better.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: As a barrier signifies an obstacle to be overcome, or a difficulty to be recognized, the nature of the barrier and our reactions will clarify any action that needs to be taken. In our most vulnerable emotional states we may need some sort of buffer between us and the rest of the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Dreaming about a barrier of any kind that is stopping you: unconscious scruples or inhibitions are keeping you from finishing a ccrtain projcct. It is not that others are keeping you from it; you yourself are responsible for the situation! However, jumping a barrier means that you will overcome hurdles in real life. Standing in front a very tall barrier: a hint that you need to reexamine your plans—you’ve been too optimistic and idealistic; or you overestimated the situation. See Wood.
Depth Psychology: A barrier stands for inhibitions or hurdles that vou need to get over soon. Or are you protecting yourself against impending changes and/or people?... Dreamers Dictionary
Depicts something which causes uncertainty or withdrawal of enthusiasm, creativity or love. Such might be produced by someone’s criticism which evokes our own self doubts; indecision; our own inhibitions or anxieties; maybe even a hidden form of not wanting to succeed because it would confront us with the new—we might fail.
Example: ‘I have this recurring nightmare. I see my mother standing by my bedroom door, blocking it as if I am being trapped and stopped from getting out. I often call to her “Let me out Mum” but she just stands there staring with no expression on her face at all. I end up getting out of bed and switching my bedroom light on and then she disappears. Sometimes I will see her standing by my wardrobe. It seems as if she is always standing by a door and trying to trap me’ (Natalie S). Natalie is 14 and the obstacle she faces in choosing her own clothes—the wardrobe—and making her own decisions—her mother—is her own dependence upon her mother, and the need to develop a new relationship with her.
Example: ‘As I was driving along I turned my car over. I wasn’t hurt but could not now get to my destination. I didn’t feel at all upset about the car being damaged’ (Tim K).
The example shows a subtle and self-made obstacle, the damaged car. In fact Tim admitted ruining his own work opportunities —the car—because he was frightened of failure.
The obstacle, obstruction, barner or interference can be a person, wall, river, animal—or it might be an internal thing like paralysis or a lump in the throat. Refer to the entry on the appropriate subject to define what it is acting as an obstacle. See first example in failure; fence; wall. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Obstacles in dreams can take many forms a wall, a hill, a dark forest, etc. Largely, we are aware that these obstacles need to be overcome. How we do this in a dream can often suggest how to tackle a problem in everyday life.
2- Indecision and self-doubt can often translate themselves in dreams into actual physical objects. At times, our own inhibitions and anxieties cannot be faced unless we give them tangible forms.
3- Difficulty, indccision and doubt are the three main blocks one will come up against in this particular spiritual ‘obstacle course’.
The dreamer will have to scale each one if he is to finally achieve his spiritual goal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of an obstacle reflects that you are dealing with resistance to getting what you want in life.
If you dream of an obstacle course, then you are testing your strength, smarts, and resourcefulness. Keep in mind that a person doesn’t realize their inner hero or shero unless they’ve been challenged. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Difficulty, indecision and doubt are the three main blocks we will come up against in any spiritual journey or quest. We will have to overcome each of these blocks at some time if we are finally to achieve our spiritual goal. Indecision and self-doubt can often translate themselves in dreams into actual physical objects, and the difficulty manifests in how we deal with these obstructions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: At times, our own inhibitions and anxieties cannot be faced unless they are first given tangible forms in dreams. In allowing ourselves a visual representation, these anxieties can become more manageable. What has seemed to be a huge obstacle in dreams can be consciously made smaller until we feel capable of dealing with it.
For example, a patch of weeds in dreams might be cut back until we can continue on our way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Obstacles and obstructions in dreams can take many forms – a wall, a hill, a dark forest perhaps.
The object will be symbolic of the problem in waking life. Largely we are aware that these obstacles need to be overcome. How we do this in a dream can often suggest how to tackle a problem in everyday life. You might like to consult the entries for block and quest for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Traffic jams (see Car): Taking a direction perceived as free from trouble, only to find the way blocked for some unknown reason. Usually this pertains to external circumstances that you cannot control, but find frustrating.
Walls or barriers: If walls can talk, what are yours telling you? Is it too soon to move forward, or is the wall a kind of test to overcome? Also note that walls can symbolize limitations that are imposed by family, friends, job, or culture.
Fence: This reveals perceived class restrictions and prohibitions. Alternatively, it you’re sitting on the fence, by all means make up your mind! Falling off a fence speaks of taking on a project that you are simply incapable of handling considering your other responsibilities right now.
To avoid being the proverbial Humptv Dumpty, carefully balance your schedule and duties before taking on anything else.
Consider who or what is causing the barrier you see in your dream. What part of your nature provides the best tool to remove that obstruction (the rational, intuitive, or emotional self)?
Is the obstacle natural or human made? Natural obstacles represent something that would happen to anyone approaching this same situation.
For example, a barrier reef standing between you and an island indicates everyday problems. Simply navigate around them so that you can rest in a safe haven. Conversely, human-made obstacles symbolize manufactured problems or delays. Such obstacles can be self-originated or caused by external forces.... The Language of Dreams
These indicate that we are aware of difficulties which may occur. We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Obstacles on the road block or slow your progress toward your goals. Rocks may represent hard structures of negative thinking that may get in the way or make for a rough ride.... Ariadne's Book of Dream