Generally, games can be stances used to meet life; not taking life seriously—making a game of it; competitiveness; team work; life skills. Also a game can be a way of playing creatively, exploring feelings, ideas and approaches in a safe way before trying them out in life. This son of self allowing, of letting oneself ‘want’ something without too much serious ovenones, can be beginning df new developments in life.
Particular games suggest different ‘stances’. Cards, chess: use of strategies and observation. Ball games, athletics: competitiveness, conflict within the dreamer—the two sides; sense of win or lose, success or failure, the game of love. Opponents): what you are meeting or in conflict with. This may be a pan of your nature, such as self awareness, sexuality, even your body. You might be in conflict with life itself or ‘God’. Gambling: taking risks with your life, health, family—whatever is indicated in dream. Idioms: beat somebody at their own game, deep game; dirty game; fair game; game of chance; game to the end; give the game away; know what someone’s game is; mug’s game; name of the game, on the game; waiting game; game is up.
See also ball under shapes and symbols; doll; toy. ... games, gambling dream meaning
Dreams which relate to sporting activities in general are usually positive but they can also reveal your competitive spirit. They should not be taken literally, as they rarely relate to sporting prowess; they are used by your dreaming mind as a metaphor in your waking life to represent your attitude to winning and losing, and how you play the game of life. Whatever your chosen sport, to see yourself winning fairly and cleanly without resorting to cheating is an empowering symbol that should have a positive influence on your waking life. As a dream message, it is important for you to defeat your dream competitors in as honest a way as possible; so dreams of winning by cheating or competing against people who are weaker than you suggest a disheartening struggle ahead, as fair play is a crucial concept for your dreaming mind
A dream of performing on an athletics track may refer to how you feel your performance rates when compared with others in waking life. Are you way ahead of the rest or struggling to keep in the race? Whether you were performing the high jump or throwing a javelin or taking part in a relay in your dream, if you were powerful and successful, your unconscious may have been indicating how successfully and rapidly you are advancing in waking life towards achieving your goals. Dreams that feature running, cycling, skiing and skating may also be commenting on your progress, or lack of it, in waking life. For example, if you dreamed of putting on a pair of skating boots, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to put your skates on and make an extra effort; or perhaps you need to be aware of the metaphorical phrase,‘skating on thin ice’.
If you dreamed of cycling or running down a bumpy road, have you hit a difficult patch in waking life? If you dreamed of skiing down a piste and tumbling headlong down the slope, are you in danger of losing control in waking life? Going down a mountain is a classic Freudian symbol of sexual intercourse but with the added thrills and anxiety implied by skiing. For Jungians, dreams of yachting or regattas may suggest exploration of the unconscious. For Freudians, such dreams recall memories and longings for the mother’s womb.... sporting activity dream meaning