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Kitty's Dream Dictionary Series: E is for Elevator Dream Interpretation
Having Elevator Dreams?
One of the scariest and most exhilarating dreams a person can have is the elevator dream. I have had many personal experiences with elevator dreams, and I know how frightening these dreams can be. In spite of the terror that a falling elevator can instill in one's mind, there are ways of interpreting elevator dreams and discovering the true meaning behind these elevator dreams. The deep translations might surprise you, or you might already know them subconsciously.
Elevator Dream Meanings
One very common elevator dream is the falling elevator dream. I used to have falling elevator dreams quite frequently, to the point that I would board the elevator in my dream and think, "here we go again". But why do we dream of such a terrifying experience and why does this dream usually occur more than once? Falling elevator dreams can have a couple different meanings, but they usually point to the fact that you feel out of control. I associate elevators with the business world, so my interpretation of falling elevator dreams is that your subconscious is trying to tell you that you feel totally out of control at your job. When I had my falling elevator dreams, I did not even have a steady job, so this made perfect sense to me.
What about a dream that is the opposite of a falling elevator dream? Maybe you're having a dream that you board an elevator and the elevator climbs many floors but doesn't fall? Maybe the elevator keeps going up and up and up...the climbing elevator dream usually signifies a climb in the chain of success. Elevators can usually be found in office buildings, so wouldn't you interpret that to mean that your job is going in the right place? Maybe a promotion and/or a raise is in your near future. The possibilities are endless.
Another common elevator dream is the trapped elevator dream. This is similar to the falling elevator dream in that it feels you are out of control in some aspect of your career; however, the trapped elevator dream signifies that you feel exactly that...trapped. Maybe you feel as though the walls are closing in around you, and you can't get out. If this dream continues, I would highly suggest thinking of a new job. If you don't feel trapped at your job, then examine other aspects of your life that might be making you feel trapped, such as a relationship.
The most fun elevator dream is the love in an elevator dream. Aerosmith even made a song about this! Is the elevator going up in your dream, while you are having a bit of fun? This could mean that your relationship is blossoming and growing. Is the elevator not going anywhere but sitting still? That's okay, too. Just enjoy this elevator dream and be happy it's not a trapped elevator dream or falling elevator dream!