The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomizes the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it. To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion and perhaps a sense of rejection. This may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clear decisions. To lose something in a dream may mean that we have forgotten matters that could be important. This may be an opportunity, a friend or a way of thought that has previously sustained us. To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.