To dream that you are paralyzed, may reflect the current state of your body while you are dreaming. During the REM state of sleep, you really are immobile and paralyzed. People report that they cannot run or hit, despite how hard they try. However, symbolically, dreaming that you are paralyzed may mean you are feeling helpless or pinned down in some aspects or circumstances of your waking life. You may feel unable to deal with a situation or that you can*t do or change anything. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are feeling emotionally paralyzed. You are having difficulties expressing your feelings. Please see also Immobility. See The Meaning In Action: "Smell Of Fire" and "Paralyzed"