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Common Dreams: Falling | Dream Sleep Symbols


Common Dream interpretation for:FALLING
Meaning of Loose Stair Rail or Ladder Dream

Many times, as I’m going to sleep, I dream that I am walking along the road and suddenly trip up and fall towards the pavement. I always wake up before I hit the ground. Why do I dream this?- J.H- London.


Dreams about falling usually occur as you are “falling off” to sleep. They may be triggered by a drop in blood pressure, a movement of the fluid in the middle ear, or a limb dangling off the side of the bed.

The ape-men that survived their fall passed on their genes with the memory of the event. The dead ones did not. And that’s why so often you dream of falling but of never hitting the ground.

As a symbol, falling highlights a loss of emotional equilibrium or self-control. You may fear “letting go” in real life. Anxiety usually accompanies this dream. It may represent your insecurity, a lack of self-confidence, a fear of failure or an inability to cope with a situation. There could also be a literal interpretation. You may have noticed something unsafe- a loose stair rail, wobbly ladder or insecure window. Check it out. The dream may be a warning.

FALLING DREAM – What do Dreams about Falling mean?


1. Am I over ambitious? Perhaps you have ‘climbed above your station’ and experiencing the ‘pride before a fall’. You may have to lower your sights somewhat and set yourself goals that are more realistic.

2. Do I fear letting go? The dream may be urging you to stop resisting an impulse from the unconscious. The psychologist Strephon Kaplan-Williams suggests that you should relive the dream in your imagination and let the fall complete itself. In this way, you find out what is frightening you. You ‘get to the bottom’ of the problem.

Mystical Meaning of FALLING DREAM:

Some sources claim that if you dream of falling into mud then it means that someone has told lies about you. Other dreams about falling forecast monetary loss.

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Dreams about falling explained.
Dreams about falling and what they mean. This dream may revel your insecurity, be a drop in blood pressure or be an archaic memory from the time we were monkey in the tree! Extract from my book The Hidden Meaning Of Dreams (1999) ISBN 0-8069-7773-6

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  • tracey April 21, 2015, 9:09 pm

    I dreamt I jumped Into what I thought was a shallow river…its not shallow and I keep falling down into a muddy water. I can see up to the surface as I am falling and I don’t reach the bottom. What does this mean?

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