Dream Symbols

Dreaming About Falling

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Dreams about falling are very common. It can mean that you are feeling like you are failing or that things in your life are not under your control. Let’s explore the symbolism of falling in dreams in more depth in our dream interpretation.

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What it Means to Dream About Falling


In some dreams falling represents uncertainty and frustration. This dream can often relate to the feeling of not knowing what to do next. It can also represent the feeling of being in limbo between two places.

You may feel like you don’t know what will happen next in your life. Is it better to stay in a situation that has turned out to be bad or to risk going somewhere new? You may be feeling like you are stuck in a rut or wondering whether you should stay where you are now.

This is often a difficult dream to interpret as there are many variables involved, especially if the person is falling in water or high places. For example, the person may be afraid of heights so they are dreaming of falling from the top of a building rather than just hitting the ground.

Regret and Remorse

Falling can symbolize regret and remorse over something that has happened in your life. Perhaps you made a mistake or were uncaring to someone and hurt their feelings.

This symbol can also indicate that you feel like you have let an important part of your life down. This could be because of something that happened in the past, something that was done deliberately, or something that has happened recently.

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Hardships and Challenges

In some cases falling in dreams represent hardships or challenges. This can symbolize the feeling of struggle, hardship, or suffering.

People often dream about falling when things in their life are very difficult. You might be struggling to make ends meet or be in a painful relationship with another person that causes nothing but grief.

Feeling Overwhelmed

Look at what is going on in your life right now. Do you feel overwhelmed? When there is a lot happening, especially things outside of our control, it can be really hard to see the bright side in a situation.

This can also be related to feeling that you can’t keep up with what is happening in your life.

This dream may be a way of expressing these feelings to yourself. Dreams are often a way for us to communicate what we are feeling to ourselves. By dreaming about falling we are able to express our fears about things that are out of our control.

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Loss of Power or Authority

When you dream of falling it can mean that you feel less powerful than usual. You may feel like you no longer can control a situation. You may feel like you are not powerful enough to get what you want.

When someone has lost a position of power or authority in their life, they may have the feeling that this will be permanent. This can often lead to sadness and depression, which may also be expressed in dreams.

This dream is a way of communicating how you feel about losing more power in your life. The feelings of disappointment and regret that come with things like this are very difficult to deal with. Dreams allow us to express these complicated feelings to ourselves and find out the answer hidden within ourselves.

Sometimes we dream that we are falling because we have lost the ability to control our own lives.

Examples of Common Dreams About Falling

Let’s look at some common dreams about falling and what they mean.

Dreaming About Someone You Love Falling:

If someone you care deeply about, such as a partner, friend, child, or family member is falling in a dream, it can mean that you have concerns about this person’s well-being.

You may be worried that you are losing your emotional connection with this person. It may be time to re-evaluate your relationship and try to find a way to strengthen your relationship with one another.

Dreaming About Falling From a Building

If you dream about falling from a building, this means that you are feeling uncertain about your future, especially what will happen next.

You may feel like you don’t know what this next step in your life should be and whether you should stay or go. If this is true, then a fall from a building can represent a loss of power or authority in your life.

To be on a very tall building such as a skyscraper and to jump off means that you cannot bear what is happening in your career. It is important if your career stresses you out that you consider what else you can do instead. Sometimes we are not as stuck as we might think.

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Dreaming About Falling Into Water

Water in our dreams always symbolizes emotion. If you dream that you fall into water, whether off a dock, boat, or boardwalk, it means that you cannot escape confronting your feelings. You cannot keep running away from your problems or avoiding your feelings when you find them uncomfortable. The only way to deal with feelings is to acknowledge and experience them.

To Dream of Someone Saving You From Falling

If you dream where someone saves you from falling, whether by helping you back up or by stopping you from splattering on the ground, it means that you can find much hope in life by asking others for help. No person can survive on their own – we all must ask for help now and then.

Falling is a very common dream that most people have experienced at one time or another.

This dream may symbolize that you are having difficulty with letting go or losing control over some aspect of your waking life.

It may also indicate that you have experienced a failure that you are still upset over.

Falling down an elevator shaft or flight of stairs:

Ascending and descending on an elevator or stairway often indicates your spiritual and emotional growth or recession. Going up and down in dreams often shows our own progress in our lives.

If you fall down an elevator shaft or flight of stairs this may mean there has been a rapid decline in your emotional or spiritual state.

It can sometimes be helpful to carefully think about your current life experiences to identify what may have triggered the dream. This dream may mean quite literally that it is time to “take the steps needed” to regain your position and continue on a more positive, upward path.

Falling off a cliff:

Cliffs are made of rocks and standing on rocks musically mean you are feeling grounded in your waking life. To fall from a cliff is a strong indicator that you are no longer feeling grounded or are on sure footing in waking life. Look for areas of your life where you are feeling unstable. Once you identify them thing of some things you can do to work toward gaining more security and stability in these areas.

Falling from a bridge:

Bridges in dreams often indicate transitions. If you dream you are falling of a bridge this could be a strong indicator that you are struggling to make a transition in waking life.

Ask yourself what transitions you are currently trying to make. Identify any barriers, fears or feelings about this transition. Is it a positive transition for you, or one you should reconsider?

By answering these questions you will be able to work through them and gain the resources and knowledge you need to make a successful transition in waking life.

Falling off a mountain:

Mountains in dreams usually mean obstacles or challenges that you are facing and are preventing you from reaching a goal in waking life. If you dream that you are falling off a mountain this may indicate that you do not feel you have the ability to make it to the top and are giving up on the goal.

Seeing Someone Else Fall:

Watching someone else fall in your dreams can be an indication you are worried about their well-being. You may be worried about their health or worried they will not be successful on their current path in life.

What have you fallen off of in your dreams and what do you think it means? We would love to hear about it in our comments below!

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  1. I dreamt of a brown horse on a flying carpet…there was another flying carpet next to it and a horse upon that one also.
    The first one, the flying carpet started to lose height and the horse fell off, but the second started and flew onwards. Then I woke up.

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