To dream that you are missing something denotes a sense of being out of control and being disorganized.
Dreaming that someone is missing represents some unresolved issues or feelings pertaining to the missing person. Consider what aspect of that person you are missing or not acknowledging within your own self. Alternatively, the dream may be on pun that you are missing her or him.
To dream that you miss being around a person may represent regret or guilt for a current decision. You may feel uncomfortable with what you've done and are second guessing yourself. Alternatively, it may reflect longing for your life to return to how it used to be.
To dream of missing an object that you can't find may represent feelings of being disconnected from some area of your life. Disbelief or shock that a problem has arisen. You may also feel out of control or disorganized. You can't figure out what you did wrong. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings of being unable to do something you usually do with ease.
To dream of a person going missing may reflect feelings of feelings about people abandoning you. Feeling that you've lost in some way. Fear of losing something important for good. Fear of good luck reversing. Feelings of being special reversing. Feeling that someone suddenly doesn't like you after liking you a lot. Fear of losing beauty or status. Concerns about a loss of quality in your life in some way. Anxiety about losing something important.
To dream of a person going missing and then coming back may reflect issues with dependency. Insecurity that something or someone isn't fully concerned with your needs at all times. Insecurity about not being given as much attention as you want.
To dream of ring going missing may reflect feelings about lost commitment in a relationship. Broken promises. Doubts about relationships.
To dream of feeling that you are missing someone you love may reflect feelings of longing or jealousy of a loss you incurred. Issues with letting go of the past.
Example: A separated woman dreamed of being asked by her husband while in bed if she missed his family. In waking life she had left her husband and was feeling a small amount of guilt and insecurity about the divorce.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing a man, noticing him going missing, and then returning. In waking life she was very insecure about consistently getting an expert's advice who temporarily became unavailable before returning to answer her questions. Fear that someone doesn't care about you at all.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing her wedding ring going missing. In waking life she was having doubts about her marriage.
To see a staircase in your dream symbolizes change and transformation.
To dream of an incomplete staircase or that there are steps missing from the staircase implies that you are trying to move on to the next phase or stage without accomplishing all the necessary steps. You are trying to take shortcuts.
In a dream, stairways represent the vehicle of rising in station, advancement in worldly gains, seeking the blessings of the hereafter, and the rising of one’s station in the hereafter. A stairway in a dream also could represent the days of one’s life and their term. If one sees a staircase which he recognizes in the dream, it could represent the servant of a house, its owner, or its accountant. If a sick person sees himself climbing an unknown staircase which is leading him to the upper room from where he can see paradise in the dream, it means that he may die from his illness and reach what he saw. If obstacles hinder his way or impede his climb in the dream, it means that he is detained, and the immediate blessings of such a gift will be veiled to him. Descending a staircase in a dream means arriving from a journey, resigning from one’s job, impeachment, or it could represent a pedestrian. If one’s descent leads him to his family, house, or farmland in the dream, it means money. If what he reaches at the end of the staircase is unknown, and if one meets people, or souls he does not recognize in the dream, it also denotes what we have earlier explained. If during one’s climb or descent he falls into a well, or if a giant bird grabs him and flies away with him, or if a beast devours him, or if he steps into a boat that sails away as he steps into it, or if he takes a step to find himself riding an animal, or a vehicle of some type, the staircase then represents the stages of one’s life and what he encountered during the journey of his life, all replayed or screened before his eyes at the point of descending into his grave, or as a book one reads after his death. If he does wake up and finds himself healthy and fit, it means that he will become a tyrant, an unjust person, an atheist and a reprobate. If one sees himself descending a staircase that leads him into a mosque, lush foliage, green fields, a fresh breeze of spring, or into a pond to take a ritual ablution to perform his prayers in the dream, it means that he will become a true believer, repent for his his sins and abandon his blameworthy conduct. Otherwise, if he descends upon adverse elements such as snakes, lions, steep hills, corpses, or a field of scattered remains in a dream, then it represents major trials and adversities. If the steps are made of clay in one’s dream, they indicate positive signs. However, a stairway could be regarded as unfavorable if its steps are made of backed bricks. If they are made of stones in the dream, they mean business success, along with a heart like a stone. If the staircase is made of wooden steps in the dream, it means reaching a high rank which is compounded with hypocrisy. If they are made of gold in the dream, then they mean achieving success and gaining authority. If they are made of silver in the dream, they represent one’s entourage and attendants. Climbing a staircase in a dream also means sharpening one’s intellect and awareness. In a dream, a stairway is also interpreted to mean leading a life of ascetic detachment and devotion. Coming near a staircase in a dream also means attaining success and a growing piety. Each step represents a different station. Climbing a staircase in a dream also represents the dangers one may have to cross. Seeing a staircase with five steps in a dream represents the five time prayers, or the pulpit where the Imam stands to deliver his Friday sermon. That is why some interpreters qualify the staircase in one’s dream as glad tidings, good news, prayers, charity, alms giving, fasting, or a pilgrimage. God knows best.
To dream that you are lost suggests that you have lost your direction in life or that you have lost sight of your goals. You may be feeling worried and insecure about the path you are taking in life. If you try to call for help, then it means that you are trying to reach out for support. You are looking for someone to lean on. Alternatively, being lost means that you are still adjusting to a new situation in which the rules and conditions are ever changing.
To dream that someone else is lost represents some unresolved issues or feelings pertaining to the person that is lost. Consider what aspect of that person you may have lost within your own self. Perhaps you need to recapture and re-acknowledge those aspects.
To dream of being lost represents your attempt to find your way through a situation that's unfamiliar or making you insecure. You may be experiencing a strange or scary situation that is unsettling because it's new. An overwhelming feeling of confusion or uncertainty in waking life. Not knowing what to do next or where to turn. Feeling that you will never escape a problem or find an answer you need. You're lacking the clarity you want in a situation you are not accustomed to. Wanting clarification in business or spirituality. Feeling that you can't restore your life or relationships to normal no matter what you try. A lack of direction. Feeling unprepared for something you are experiencing. A fear losing something secure in your life. Feeling humiliated and not knowing what to do about it. Feeling lost without someone important in your life. Insecure feelings about a partner that has left you. Feeling that you are losing someone special in your life that made you feel secure and don't know how to live without them.
Negatively, dreaming of being lost may be a sign that you are too emotionally dependent on something or someone. A weak independent spirit or lack of self-reliance. Too sensitive about being without someone or something in your life.
Alternatively, being lost in a dream reflects distractions that have made you lose your sense of purpose or direction. Going off on a tangent that distracts you from the big picture. Feeling like you are wasting your time or that your life is going in circles. A warning dream about the potential for bad choices that may lead you astray.
Dreams of being lost and wanting to get home represents your wish to find stability or create a sense of normalcy in a situation. Being frustrated that you can't get something back to normal. A wish to be reconnected with what makes you happy.
Being lost in a dream may be a sign that you need to sort through your priorities for you make an important decision.
To dream of being lost while driving represents plans or decisions that have fallen prey to distractions. Losing sight of the big picture while focusing too much on the details.
To dream of being lost in a forest may represent feelings of being overwhelmed with confusion. Not knowing where to begin to address a problem or get yourself out of trouble. Feeling that there are no solutions and nobody to help you. Feeling that you've completely lost your way in a waking life situation.
To dream of being lost in a haunted house represents feelings of being stuck with unresolved issues from your past. You may feel unable to escape the torment of a bad history or unpleasant past relationships. Bad choices that have left you unable to avoid an unpleasant past at all.
To dream of being lost in a city may reflect feelings of being unable to get away from people or social situations that you don't really like. Feeling that there is no easy way to avoid people without causing an argument or hurting someone's feelings.
To dream of being lost in a hospital may reflect feelings of being unable to escape problems you are trying to fix. It may also reflect a fear of being unable to escape health problems, disease, old age, or death.
The location you are in while being lost in a dream may reflect the disturbing aspects of a waking life situation that leaves feeling confused or left astray. A metaphorical description of the type of situation you feel you can't get yourself out of.
To dream of being lost in the dark may represent feelings of being desperate to do anything all with no way to. Feeling unable to control anything that is happening to you. Feeling that you are completely on your own with no answers or help in sight. Alternatively, it may also reflect powerful feelings of isolation or loneliness.
To dream of being lost in fog represents feelings about being unable to escape a situation that uncertain, mysterious, or giving you mixed signals. The dream may be a sign that you are allowing someone else's lack of clarity to keep you insecure and confused.
Example: A young girl dreamed of being lost trying to find her way to her old high-school. In waking life she was having problems adjusting to a new school she was forced to attend because her parents had moved to a new district. The dream may have reflected her feelings about her new school not being the same socially and having problems fitting in the same way she did before with her old friends.
Example 2: A very young girl had recurring dreams of being lost. In waking life her parents where getting a divorce and she was insecure about her family life.
Example 3: A woman dreamed that she had lost a man she had fallen in love with. In waking life the man was moving to another US state and she felt she lost her opportunity to date him.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of being lost. In waking life she had adopted a boy and the birth mother was trying to reconnect with the boy. She felt like she was losing her relationship with the child as the child grew closer to his birth mother. She felt that she lost her relevance to the child.
Example 5: A young girl dreamed of being lost at elementary school. In waking life she was confused as to how to act or getting along with her grandmother whom she didn't like very much.
Example 6: A woman dreamed of seeing her father being lost. In waking life her father was suffering from dementia and she was concerned about his well-being.
Example 7: A woman dreamed of losing someone special to them. In waking life they feared that that person would soon no longer be a part of their life.
Example 8: A woman had recurring dreams throughout her youth and into her adult life. In waking life she felt a constant sense of being isolated from her family.
If a man of knowledge sees himself lost in a dream, it means that he will benefit people with his knowledge, that his teachings will spread widely and that he will be remembered for a long time after he dies. Getting lost in a dream also means bad luck. If one loses a garment or a house in a dream, it means extra expenses, repairs, or taxes he will pay for his property. If one is stripped of his entire wardrobe in a dream, it means that he will avoid an evil and a costly incident.