Dreaming about lifts can be very symbolic of what you are actually feeling in your waking life. The motion of going up and down signifies a lot about your emotional and mental state, and how the ups and downs of your career, relationships, and psychology are affecting you.
There are a lot of interpretations and symbolisms to elevator dreams, so read on to find out what these could be.
Table of Contents
- What Do Lifts Represent in a Dream?
- Common Situations in Which You Dream About Elevators
- Dreaming of a Lift going up
- Dreaming of a Lift Going Down
- Dream of a lift moving horizontally
- Dreaming about other elements inside an elevator
- Dream of a lift going up too quickly
- Dream of an elevator moving down too quickly, or falling
- Dreaming of the lift not working correctly
- Dream of being stuck in an elevator
What Do Lifts Represent in a Dream?
Lifts in your dreams could be representative of a lot of different things.
Symbolic of what you are going through emotionally
You may be going through a lot – a breakup, or a new relationship; a promotion, or some difficulties at work; a rekindling of a relationship or a goodbye with someone who has always been close to you.
Seeing a lift in your dream may signify the rollercoaster of emotions you may be going through right now, and how this is affecting your stability and your emotions.
It may be applicable for both positive and negative emotions – that is, you may be feeling down, or you may also be feeling elated and excited about this new development in your life.
Symbolic of Feelings of insecurity or security
Depending on the movement of the elevator, these dreams about them could mean how secure or insecure you are feeling right now, with the general state of your life, your career, your family, or your relationships.
Symbolic of the decisions or choices you have to make
Dreaming about a lift may also indicate the choices that you have to make in your life. Should you go up, or should you go down? What buttons do you have to press in order to get to your destination? This may signify how efficient, or conversely inefficient, you may be feeling as well.
It could also mean that you are overwhelmed by the choices that you have to make. There may be so many different ones, that you forget what the point is of everything and you are consequently more confused because of the many possibilities.
Symbolic of Heightened Awareness
Dreaming of an elevator could also mean that you are being made more aware of the things that are happening in your life, and the corresponding emotions these events are making you feel.
You are probably assessing what to do with the many things that are happening in your life, and are quite perplexed as to how to move forward or how to go about these different situations you are being presented with.
Common Situations in Which You Dream About Elevators
You can find yourself dreaming about lifts in a lot of different ways. Read on to find the interpretation of each particular dream.
Dreaming of a Lift going up
Dreaming of a lift going up may be symbolic of the improvements that are happening in your life. Maybe you have been given a promotion recently and this has got you ecstatic.
Maybe you have just gotten into a new relationship with someone you have always been in love with and you are excited with what can happen with the two of you.
Maybe you have just patched things up with a friend that you have been in conflict with for the longest time. Maybe there has been a breakthrough in your career and you are reaping blessings left and right.
This is a very exciting time for you and dreaming of an elevator going up is signifying the heights that you are reaching right now in your emotional life.
It would be good to take note of these advantages and continue being grateful for all the gifts you are receiving. This will reinforce positivity and let you continue to attract further blessings.
This could also be a premonition of blessings that are about to come your way. Be ready for the good that is to arrive – when you are ready to accept blessings, you will be able to recognize them more easily and your eyes will open to how much you actually have.
Dreaming of a Lift Going Down
Conversely, dreaming of a lift going down may mean that you are feeling down lately. Maybe the opposite has happened – you may be undergoing a breakup, or you may be separated from a person you have always been close to.
Maybe there is a conflict at work or at home and it is making you feel down. Whatever is causing your depression, look into it.
This dream is letting you know that you may be feeling sad and it is good to look inside you for ways that you could remedy this.
This may also be a warning of something undesirable that may be coming your way. The trick would be to arm yourself of this possibility and not to scare yourself.
Unfortunate things happen all the time in any person’s life – but by building resilience within yourself, you will be more accepting of whatever happens and it won’t cause you as much pain or suffering.
Dream of a lift moving horizontally
When you dream of a lift moving horizontally, this may be a reminder that you are busying yourself with things that do not move you forward with your dreams and goals.
If you see your goals as big rocks and small rocks, this dream may signify that you are preoccupying yourself too much with the small rocks lately – those things that may give you momentary satisfaction, but distract you from your real goals.
It is a reminder to refocus your energies and bring your attention to what you really want to achieve, or who you really want to be – in order that you may direct your efforts towards achieving these big dreams more efficiently.
Dreaming about other elements inside an elevator
When you dream about other things or people being in the elevator with you, this may represent the people who are trying to help you or assist you in your goals and dreams, but that you are being resistant more than accepting of them.
This may be a reminder to be more open minded, and maybe even humble – to see that other people may have a point when they express their opinions or give you advice.
You can try looking at it from a more compassionate and accepting point of view, so that you may be able to sift through the good that they are giving you, and not immediately write them off as unhelpful to you.
Dream of a lift going up too quickly
When the elevator speeds up in your dream, it may mean a lot of things. One, it could mean that something will happen to you that will excite you or take you out of your current situation unexpectedly. Maybe a surprise will come and this will bring you unprecedented joy.
Another interpretation of this would be that you could be impatient for something to improve your life quickly – and this with this, you should proceed with more caution as you make the decisions in your daily life.
Dream of an elevator moving down too quickly, or falling
This may represent something dark about you that will be revealed to you or to other people. This may also come as a surprise.
This dream is reminding you to be more aware of your actions and really think of how you affect other people, and even yourself, when you act. It is a reminder to be less careless and more thoughtful with our actions, words, and deeds.
Dreaming of the lift not working correctly
You may be dreaming of pressing a button for a certain floor, and the lift takes you to a different floor. Or you may be dreaming of pressing a certain floor but the light doesn’t work.
There are a lot of different possible scenarios for your lift not working. This could mean generally that you could be feeling out of control in your emotional life – that there are things that are proving difficult or stressful for you and you are finding it hard to get a hold of yourself.
It may be a good idea to take a pause and let yourself be more rooted in your center. Figure out what you really value and hold dear, and make all your decisions aligned with that.
Dream of being stuck in an elevator
This dream could be representative of how you are feeling claustrophobic or stuck in your waking life. This could mean that you are around people who are making you feel suffocated, are not allowing you room to express yourself and grow, or making you feel stagnant in your career or emotional life.
It could also mean that you feel stuck in a relationship, whether that be professional or personal. It may be a good sign to take stock of your circumstances and do what you need to do in order to get unstuck, and pave a path for yourself that will make you happy.
There are many different interpretations to dreams about lifts. Check which one is most applicable for you.
Most importantly, whatever your dream says about your waking life, do the best you could to apply the warnings and values in the most constructive way – in the way that will make you feel that you can grow or be free of a restrictive situation.
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