You are at the roof-top of a fifty-story building at your friend’s BBQ party. You are clicking random pictures of people at the party. Suddenly a couple comes up to you and asks you to take their picture from a point where you can capture the skyline. With the camera in your hand and eyes on the couple, you step backward to bring the view into focus. You are stepping back and back when suddenly someone shouts:” lookout!”
The next thing you know, you plunge over the edge and fall. You can feel the rush of air as you fall with top speed towards the ground. You try to hold onto something, you cry for help, but there is no one to save you. Fear and panic consume you as the ground comes into view and then- thud!
You wake up panting, covered in sweat, your heart racing at 120 beats/minute. You feel your body with your hands to see if you have been injured. Luckily, it was just a dream, and you are sitting safe and sound in your bed.
Dreams like this are too common among people. Dreams about falling terrorize the majority of people, and they think that something bad is about to happen in their life or are actually going to fall off a cliff or a high story building. But in reality, it is not true. Dreams of this kind are a reflection of your current life circumstances. Falling dreams usually depict insecurities, anxieties, and instability in your life.
Interpretations of having a dream about falling down
There can be many possible interpretations of this dream, depending upon the nature and content of the dream. However, some general assessments can be concluded from these dreams. A few possible reasons you have been dreaming about falling are listed below.
1. You seem to have lost balance and control of your life.
When you dream about falling, it mainly depicts that you have lost control over your life. When you fall in reality, technically, you lose control of yourself and are at the expense of either something to hold onto to save you from dying or God.
It is possible that lately, you have been losing your control and grip over certain things in life, be it your job, your relationship, your health, your studies, your home life, or any other aspect of life. You might be feeling overwhelmed and are unable to keep up with the fast-paced life.
You falling in your dream is an analogy to your current real-life circumstances where you have lost your grip over life matters. It also symbolizes that you have lower self-esteem and have lost all your focus. Your life matters are currently out of balance, and instability rules your life.
When you dream about falling, it is beyond question that you need some grounding in life to make it more stable and balanced. Work on your personality and find out the loopholes. Fill them with love, care, and attention.
2. A sense of failure or an inferiority complex of your life is making you dream about falling.
When you have dreams about falling from a great height, it usually refers to the inferiority complex of your personality or a sense of failure that might have developed over time.
You were once at the top of your game. You succeed in all your endeavors, and all your plans worked out the way you wanted them to be. But then life went downhill, and you had to suffer a setback. Metaphorically speaking, you fell on the ground from a great height of success and attainment.
This stroke of bad luck led you to fall into a pit of disappointment and fear. You lost all your confidence. A sense of failure and incompetence consumed you. As a result, you suffered from an inferiority complex.
Your subconscious mind is well aware of whatever goes on inside you. When this sense of failure and complexity overwhelmed you, it was reflected in your dreams. As a result, you see recurring dreams about falling.
This dream conveys the message that it is high time you pull yourself out of this darkness and find the ground again. Get past your fears of failure and loss and stand back on your feet again.
3. Falling dreams may suggest that some things in your life are coming to an end.
When you dream about falling and hitting bottom, it may refer to you hitting rock bottom in your real life. It is quite possible that some things in your life are coming to an end or have already ended. Be it your relationship, your career, your social life, or your job.
Life is a series of ups and downs, and things never remain the same. Period of transitions come and go; things change and sometimes end for a good reason. When you see yourself falling into your dream, it is an indication that a part or era of your life is about to end or has already ended.
This dream gives out the message that you need to let go of what has ended and move on in life. Look out for new and better opportunities and embrace the changes in life with a receptive mind.
Dreams never come without reason. Either they reflect your entire day’s thoughts and actions, or they reveal your current life situation and your heart’s deepest desires, fears, insecurities, or complexes.
Your mind never shuts down. It is constantly processing your past, present, and future all at the same time. Sometimes, dreams come as a lesson or a message to let go of the baggage of past emotions and traumas. Sometimes we are holding on too tightly to a memory or a thought that averts us from moving on in life.
Most of the time, our dreams are trying to tell us that we have taken up too much on ourselves or have turned a blind eye to something important. It is important to understand the true meaning of our dreams and incorporate the messages delivered by them in our lives.
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2 replies on “What does it mean when you dream about falling?”
Adam Lju said on
I dreamt I was falling and that was for sure scary!
Christina Castillo said on
Hi Adam, thank you for your response. Take care. Love, Imelda through Christina