**There is a place I’ve visited a few times in recent months in my dreams. A place I’ve never been to in reality.**
I am driving in a rural setting. I turn down a road with many trees on both sides. It is a dirt road, kind of like a logging road. Just miles of dirt and shaded path ahead. I continue to drive. The road begins spiraling around a mountain and ascending. I finally reach the top. However, this is a one way. When you see the top of the road, it dead ends at the top of the mountain. The only way to the bottom is to climb down the other side like an obstacle course. You have to jump over huge boulders and balance yourself on fallen tree trunks. I finally make it. I turn around and see a brown, furry creature chasing me.
To see a mountain in your dream signifies some major obstacle and/or challenge that you have to overcome. If you are on top of the mountain, then it indicates that you have achieved and realized your goals. You have recognized your full potential. Alternatively, mountains denote a higher realm of consciousness, knowledge, and spiritual truth.
To dream that you are going around a mountain implies that you are tackling some obstacle in a roundabout manner. You are taking an indirect approach. Alternatively, dreaming of going around the mountain means that you are pacing yourself. You know your limitations.
To dream that you are going through an obstacle course symbolizes the hardships and difficulties that you are experiencing in your waking life. It represents the things that you must overcome in order to reach your goals. The elements in the obstacle course is analogous to the barriers and problems in your life.
To dream that have reached a dead end indicates that you have come to an abrupt end in the pursuit of your goals. You must find another way to achieve your goals because the current path is not working out. Alternatively, the dream may be telling you that you are going nowhere. Perhaps, the dream is symbolic of a dead end job or a dead end relationship. You need to reevaluate your options.
To dream that you are being chased signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is a metaphor for some form of insecurity. In particular, to dream that you are chased by an animal represents your own unexpressed and unacknowledged anger which is being projected onto that animal. Alternatively, you may be running away from a primal urge or fear.