Represents “overwhelming circumstances in real life, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, or something feeling out of control.” It also explains that “one huge wave could represent… a challenge in your life” and a flood might represent “feeling like you are ‘over your head’ or things are out of control somehow in your life”.
We all have those restless nights of tossing and turning, as our minds race, creating crazy, depressing, or otherwise horrifying stories, right? Ever wonder what your mind is trying to suggest to you? Read on!
10. Lost or Trapped
Usually occurs when you are having conflict deciding how to react in a situation in real life. In the dream you are trying to find your way out of a forest, city streets, a large building, or other maze-like structure. Another way this dream plays out is being locked in a room, buried alive, caught in a web, or unable to move, often accompanied by a feeling of terror. This dream usually means that you are trapped in real life – unable to make the right decision. Did you make the wrong career choice? Is there a mountain of debt on top of you stifling the lifestyle that you thought you would have? You may feel like you are not living up to your full potential because somebody is holding you back.
9. Car troubles
The brakes may have failed, you may have lost control of the steering, or be heading over a cliff or crashing. This dream usually means that you are feeling powerless over something in your life, facing insurmountable problems – or that you are heading for a crash (metaphorically speaking).
8. Missed flight
You are rushing to catch a bus, train, or plane, but you miss it – usually by a fraction of a second. Rather than feeling fear in this dream, you feel frustration. A different form is you arrive late for an important performance or sporting event that you are supposed to participate in, only to find that the event has already begun. This dream usually means that you feel that you have missed out on an important opportunity in your real life.
7. Failing a test
Interestingly, this dream can manifest in people who’ve been out of school for years. In the dream you are prevented from passing a test in a variety of different possible scenarios, either unable to make it to the test on time, or you are unprepared (either through lack of study) or missing materials. This dream usually means that you are feeling tested in some way in your real life. You may feel that you are unprepared or playing the wrong part in life.
6. Ill or dying
In this dream, you (or a loved one) are ill, injured, or dying. Aside from becoming ill, this dream can mean that you are emotionally hurt or afraid of becoming hurt. The dream may also be warning you of an upcoming physical risk to yourself or a loved one. When it is someone else in the dream that dies, it can mean that you feel that part of yourself (that you see represented by that person) is dead. It may also mean that you wish the person would go away, or that you fear losing them.
5. Being Chased
Most often the chaser is a monster or some person or animal that is frightening. Something (possibly something as obscure as an emotion) is making you feel threatened. One way to determine the root of the threat is to ask yourself who or what in your real life most closely resembles the “creature” or circumstance in your dream. “A feeling you are avoiding, a conflict you don’t want to handle or a difficult memory you would rather forget.” Interesting enough, you might actually be running away from something good like a talent you are not acknowledging or a feeling of love you are not ready to admit
4. Teeth falling out
At the most basic level it means that we are afraid of being found unattractive. At a deeper level, it can signify a fear of embarrassment or a loss of power in real life.
In this type of dream you are in a state of undress or inappropriate dress (for example wearing pajamas to work) or the witness of another person who is naked while you are clothed. This is often accompanied by feelings of embarrassment and shame, but occasionally with the feeling of pride or freedom. This means you are feeling exposed, awkward, or vulnerable, or you are afraid that you have revealed too much of yourself (such as a secret or a very personal feeling) in real life. Interestingly, it occurs much more frequently in people involved in a wedding ceremony in their real life.
2. Falling or sinking
A common myth is that you will die if you hit the ground in the dream. I can assure you, having hit the ground in more than one falling dream, that this is not true. Typically a person having this dream is feeling insecure, overwhelmed, or lacking in support in their waking life and on the brink of giving ip. If you have this dream you should evaluate your current situation and try to locate the problem that is overwhelming you.