Dreaming About Falling: What It Means and How to Interpret
Dreams are a fascinating thing. We all have them, and we all spend time analyzing them in our waking hours after falling asleep. If you’ve ever had a falling dream, it can be pretty scary. But what does falling mean in your dreams? How do you interpret the meaning of falling when dreaming? In this blog post, we will discuss the various meanings behind falling dreams as well as how to interpret dreaming about falling and all of their meaning!
Falling Dreams Meaning
The falling dream can be interpreted in many ways, but it typically means falling and feeling fear or anxiety. While there are no direct origins of the falling meaning, there is speculation that this could stem from our fight-or-flight response when we sense danger around us. This flight instinct may have been passed down through generations to manifest itself as a response to dangerous situations, possibly around the time of hunting!
In falling dreams, you are typically falling from something and the dream ends with a feeling of fear or anxiety. Falling can also mean that in your waking life, you feel unsafe and need to escape an uncomfortable situation – whether this be personal (i.e. someone close is not treating you well) or professional related (i.e. job insecurity). The interpretation will depend on where the falling takes place for instance if it’s at work then there may be some underlying issue happening which needs to be resolved such as lack of communication between colleagues.
Some other falling dream examples include:
falling into water
falling off a cliff
falling off a building
falling from a great height
falling down a staircase
These all have their own dream interpretations but generally still relate back to feelings of vulnerability or uncertainty about the future.
The falling part of the dream is often just a representation of how you’re feeling inside and it may not always be literal that something bad will happen if you fall, it’s more about your emotions at the time. For example, falling off a cliff in the dream could signify an inner struggle as to whether or not to take some form of risk (such as leaving for another job) but doesn’t want to disappoint their family by potentially resulting in failure.
Falling from great heights signifies feelings such as vulnerability or uncertainty about what lies ahead which is also understandable with all things we do these days like social media etc. There are so many uncertainties on people’s minds due to this ever changing world we live in.
The Symbolism of Falling in my Dreams
The falling in a dream and then waking up is an indication that you were not truly falling. It may be some kind of escape mechanism to prevent your mind from falling into depression or feeling like it was about to die.
If I see myself falling over the edge, my interpretation is as follows:
I feel vulnerable when there are many open opportunities ahead but I am also uncertain how things will turn out so I need to take precautions by being careful with what decisions I make (without actually doing anything) and keeping tabs on where others around me stand too- just in case they start making moves without consulting anyone else first!
So if you had this type of dream, try looking at what’s going on right now in your life.
Does Falling in my Dreams Suggest Loss of Control?
Falling in a dream doesn’t necessarily mean falling out of control – it could just be your subconscious mind reminding you that there are always risks. But if falling in a dream does seem to suggest loss of control, it may also represent how you’re feeling right now about the situation at hand:
- fear of not being able to handle all this responsibility or work?
- unsure where things will go from here and what choices need to be made next?
- feeling like everything is too much for you so you can’t do anything anymore with certainty because nothing seems possible? (yet still making small steps forward)
What Do Falling Dreams Say About Your Insecurities?
It’s normal to feel insecure sometimes. The thing about these feelings is that you can’t get rid of them, but you can deal with them.
A few of the most common meanings associated with people who have these types of dreams are: loss or lack of control; feeling like they’re being pushed to their limits; not knowing how something will turn out so there’s no way back or forward for now. This might be because the person was afraid that they weren’t going to make it through school/work etc., without help (or being told by someone else). There may also be some fear that this situation is too much to handle right now.
Being in control isn’t always the best thing. Being pushed to the limit can be a great way to grow and learn more about oneself, but it’s not always easy or comfortable. Lack of control is often found in falling dreams because this dreamer might feel as though they’re out of their depth emotionally or intellectually; that things are spinning out of control around them and there’s nothing they can do about it.
One interpretation: you may be feeling overwhelmed with work/school/other commitments right now- falling behind on everything so you have no time for yourself anymore? Another possibility is that something has happened (or been happening) which feels like a threat: someone close to you hurt themselves recently, maybe? Someone died earlier than expected? Something else major went wrong in your life that caused an unexpected surprise or shock.
Another possibility is a more literal one – for example, what was the last thing your dream self fell from? Was it a building/roof? Maybe falling in a dream could be related to an upcoming exam and not wanting to fall behind with studying so close to test day!
Lesson Learned: Falling means different things depending on the context of your life right now. Dreaming about falling can make us feel anxious (falling out of control), insecure (believing we are going down) or scared (we’ve fallen before). But these feelings don’t have to stay stuck in our subconscious, because there’s always another day and a fresh dawn.