Performing in front of others is a common dream because it is a way of working through self-judgment and insecurity. In most cases, there is embarrassment as you meet the severity of your inner critic. When performing in front of others brings joy, this is a measure of your self worth and often coincides with an intense period of transformation, which has culminated in your success. Being unable to perform because you have lost something, suggests that you are on the wrong pathway. Whatever is lost will offer an important clue in understanding your authentic nature and overcoming insecurity. See Purses, Wallets, Luggage, Jewels and Keys.