To dream of a lifeguard represents behavior that responsibly prevents others from going overboard or becoming overwhelmed by an uncertain situation. Keeping others from hurting themselves. An emotional backup plan or safety net to stop you from "drowning in your problem." Correcting a situation if it doesn't stay safe. A choice or option that allows you to escape emotional hardship. Objectivity that never allows you to completely succumb to a problem or feel that something permanent. Confronting an uncertain or negative situation responsibly. Making sure someone else doesn't do too far or get embarrassed by facing their problems. Awareness of potential dangers. Precautions being taken.
Negatively, dreaming of a lifeguard may also reflect you or someone else that is responsibly allowing others to break the rules without going overboard. Making sure dangerous behavior.
To dream of expecting a lifeguard to save you may reflect your expectations that someone will responsible intervene on your behalf if you get overwhelmed by a problem.
Example: A woman dreamed of an attractive lifeguard that she ended up rejecting. In waking life she had just broken up with her boyfriend, considered getting back with him because she felt so bad about it, but then realized it was for the best to avoid her ex for good. The lifeguard represented her emotional back up plan or way out of her heart ache by knowing she could talk to her ex again if she wanted to.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of a lifeguard. In waking life she was pregnant and taking Lamaze classes. The lifeguard may have reflected her feelings about the Lamaze classes giving her the confidence to handle herself when the day she would give birth finally came.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of talking to a lifeguard. In waking life she felt that she had to be careful as she entered a new relationship.
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