Dreaming that you are escaping something is one of the most common dream scenarios or dream symbols for humans of all cultures. The literal meaning is quite clear, there is something in your life that you are afraid of, running from, or need to unleash yourself from. An escape symbol is also a powerful metaphor of birth. When you leave one person or situation or life experience, you enter another. The latent meaning of an escape symbol in your life could be just that you are looking to rebirth a certain portion of your sense of Self. The feelings associated with the escape event will be particularly useful in helping you determine what the specific escape you were dealing with in your dream means in your life.