To dream about a lie could mean that you are deliberately deceiving yourself as a means of preservation. While this may protect you for so long, the truth will always come out. Perhaps you need to face up to reality, so you can begin a journey of acceptance. 

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If you were lying to someone else in the dream, it’s possible you are hiding something from someone you care about. Do they deserve better from you? What are your motivations for withholding the truth? Are they justified?

To see yourself lying down in a dream indicates a lack of motivation in your waking hours right now. What do you need to do to get your passion back? What has caused the halt in your progress?

On the flipside, have you experienced burnout lately? Maybe your dream is reminding to you to have a well needed rest. Listen to your body and act accordingly. 

If you were lying down and someone else was standing over you, perhaps you are submitting to another person right now. You don’t have to take things lying down, so if someone is being unfair towards you- get up and show them that you don’t deserve to be treated this way. 

Conversely, to lie down after an argument or confrontation could mean that you are willing to give in to someone or something. Perhaps you have tried your best to stand up for what you believe to be right or persevere with a task but you are wasting your time. It may be time to accept defeat and move on. 

Along the same vein, maybe you need to let things lie- even if your instinct is to act upon something, leave it for a while and see how things play out without your intervention. You may find that they get resolved on their own, or at the very least you will be able to look at things more objectively. 

The dream could be a pun for ‘lying low’- perhaps you are hiding from someone or something, which may be the appropriate move at present- just remember you can’t stay this way forever. 

Do you need to stop avoiding the inevitable and deal with whatever or whoever it is head on?

A white lie could mean you are trying to protect someone in your life for what you believe to be the right reasons. Consider who was with you in the dream and this might give you some clue as to whose feelings you are concerned about. Do they need you to look out for them or are you being overly cautious? If they knew the truth, maybe it would thicken their skin or at least make them more informed to make a decision. Or perhaps it's kinder to keep things to yourself- only you can make this call as the keeper of the secret. 

To lie with someone else in your dream could signify someone you are attracted to in your waking hours. If this was a partner, perhaps your relationship needs some extra focus to make you more effective as a couple, however if it was with someone other than your lover, are you unhappy in your pairing? If so, it may be time to try and address the cracks that have appeared or put plans in place to walk away.

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