very common dream is the dream where you are falling from a cliff, a building, a
rooftop, an airplane or from some higher ground. Contrary
to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before you
hit the ground from the fall. To understand your falling dream, you need to look
to what is going on in your waking life.
suggests loss of control:
you fall, you have no control and have nothing to hold on to. Thus your falling
dream is analogous to a situation in your waking life where you are lacking or
losing control. You are feeling overwhelmed,
perhaps in school, in your work environment, in your home life or maybe in your
personal relationship. You have lost your foothold and unable to keep
up with the demands of your daily life.
in your dream means you are lacking any sense of security, stability and
confidence. You are
not sure where you stand in a particular circumstance or in your relationship.
Perhaps you are at risk of losing your job or losing your home. Such loss can
make you feel that the ground is falling away underneath you. Moreover falling
dreams also indicate feelings of shame, inferiority, vulnerability, and/or low
self-esteem. You are afraid of not measuring up to others' expectations or to
keep up with the status quo. If you have recently have demands placed on you,
then it would not be surprising if you dreamt of falling.
suggests reckless behavior:
falling dream may be a wake-up call of your reckless behavior or poor
decisions. You are headed the wrong way in life. And if you continue on the current path,
you are going to hit rock bottom. Falling in your dream could be viewed as an
analogy of your fall from grace.
Falling suggests sex:
According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling
indicates that you are on the verge of giving in to your sexual urges or
impulses. You are lacking
is a result of physiology:
physiological changes within the body when you "fall asleep" may
actually trigger a falling dream. When you dream of falling, you may feel your
whole body jerk or twitch. This sudden jolt is known as a myoclonic jerk and is
sometimes strong enough to wake you up.
order to understand and interpret your falling dream, look
at what is happening in your waking life that could bring about the dream. Where
in your life do you feel a lost of control? What is causing your
other common dream themes: chase