The past, what you have chosen to or want to forget —left behind; what one is unaware of, as talk behind one’s back, what has been learnt or dealt with. People behind dreamer: taking the lead in relationships, being decisive. Idioms: behind the scenes, behind the time; fall behind; put something behind me. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Example: ‘In my dream I woke up and had the feeling that a lot of time had passed. I felt I had lost all this time.
A group of friends I was with had gone ahead, left me behind, and I wondered if I would ever catch up’ (Patience C). Oneself left behind: feelings of rejection or inadequacy; sense of waking up to what you have not done or experienced in life, as Patience does in her dream. Leaving something, someone behind: leaving the past behind, breakup of relationship. Idioms: fall behind; put it all behind me. See also bag. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences