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Dreams About Falling
Dreams about falling are actually a very common dream. Falling dreams can symbolize many different things in our waking life. Dreaming about falling often represents our emotions in our waking life. One of the most common dreams that people have are dreams of falling. . Falling dreams are said to occur in the first part of sleeping. In the first stage of dreaming, muscle spasms are quite common. These spasms or contractions are normal in falling dream. This is one of the main reasons that you may experience jerking in falling dreams and wake up before you hit the earth.
Falling dreams can represent a variety of different meanings as it is a very common dream. In fact, falling dreams are the top dream that men and women have. So why is this? This is because falling dreams relate to many shared aspects of our waking life. Dreams about falling usually relate to emotions that we feel in life. More commonly, falling dreams usually suggest that we are at a loss with our emotions, possibly emotions that are out of control. In this article, we will review dreams about falling and falling dream scenarios. We will also discuss falling dream meanings and help guide you so you are able to determine what your falling dream means and how to apply this meaning to your waking life.
Meanings Of Falling Dreams
Falling dreams can mean a variety of different things that reflect back on your current lifestyle and surroundings. One of the most recognized meanings for having a dream about falling is loss of control. This can refer to many different situations in your life, such as relationships or work. Dreams about falling can represent that we have lost control of a specific situation in our life. This may include a work matter or a situation at home.
Some people actually believe that you will die if you don't wake up before you hit the ground. Despite popular beliefs, this is not true. Falling usually symbolizes our insecurities in life. This can represent our insecurities in all aspects of life that we feel insecure in. Your falling dream may refer to your insecurity with friends, family, work, at home, or life in general.
Falling dreams can also represent our feelings of "failure". This can be associated to work, school, or in relationships. You could feel like you are not worthy of certain positions in your life. It is possible that you feel worthless or unappreciated. This can have a negative effect on your self-esteem or the way you value yourself. It can also represent the fear of failure, failing in different walks of life. Your falling dreams meanings suggest that you under value yourself. We all come up short in life at some point and time. The important thing to remember is never give up. Keep trying until you make it or get it right. Remember, you are the only one that can do it. Make the proper adjustments and strive for success.
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More Meanings Of Falling Dreams
Falling dreams can also symbolize our anxieties and instability. Dreams of falling often point to our own insecure feelings. Many of us strive for foundation in our life and security. We want to feel secure in all aspects of our life. Dreaming that you are falling can represent our insecurities. Once we loose our stable presence in our life, we are left to fall. When we lose control over our life, we move no other direction but down. In this text, your falling dream can be viewed as a warning. It is now time to take control of your life or any negative situation that has occurred. Your dream about falling can be used as motivation to resolve any issues that you are having in your waking life.
Falling dreams are also said to signify that you are thinking about giving in to sexual desires and urges. Dreaming of falling can suggest that you will not be remorseful, which means that you will do it without thinking about all consequences. This is once again associated to your feeling of insecurity and no self-control.
Although falling dreams are associated to the loss of self-control, they can also represent letting go. This can represent many things in your life, anything that you are having trouble letting go of. It could be a death of a friend or close family member, your past, a partner, or a job. Falling dreams in this sense can actually be viewed in an inspirational manner. Your falling dream is trying to tell you that it is ok to let go. You may be keeping strong emotions within and this is not healthy. Dreams of falling are your sign to let the past go.
Dreams Of Falling
When we dream of falling, it can symbolize that our life is going downhill. This can be due to a multitude of reasons, from stress to anxiety. Once again, it refers back to a variety of occurrences and situations in your life. This can include financial problems, medical issues, drug abuse, or broken relationships. All these different situations can point back to the main reason or interpretation of falling dreams, "the loss of self-control".
It is also believed that falling dreams can represent danger that is around us. It can be a sign that something bad is about to happen. Many people refer to dangerous situations around your home, such as faulty wiring or a loose window. Anything that can cause danger to yourself is included. You may want to check everything in your home for your own personal safety.
It is very important to ask the correct questions when you are interpreting your dream. Dream interpretation can help you find the true meanings behind dreams. This can help you understand the meaning behind your dreams and what they are saying to you. To understand what your falling dream means, ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you feel insecure? Insecurity is a common meaning of falling dreams. It is also a characteristic that is common, especially in women. You can be insecure about many things, such as your appearance, your health, your status, your job, and your financial situation.
- Have you been betrayed? Betrayal is also associated with falling dreams. You may have been betrayed by a partner, close friend, or associate. It may also be a sign that you will be betrayed soon or perhaps you are the cause of betrayal.
- Have you made bad decisions? From time to time, we all make bad decisions, so this is a natural process. We all make mistakes. Some decisions that we make are harmless, while others can cause a chain reaction of bad things to happen.
- Do you feel like your losing something? This can refer to a few different things. You may be about to lose a job, friend, or love. This doesn't always involve death. It could refer to losing someone at the point in your life. This may also include personal belongings.
- Do you feel overwhelmed? As most of you already know, life can be stressful and overwhelming. This can refer to your home life, but more then likely your work life and relationships. You may be dealing with deadlines at work, chaos at home, or a medical issue that seeks all your attention. You may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
Proper Dream Interpretation
Understanding your dreams requires asking the right question and determining what caused the dream, proper dream interpretation. Once you know what they are, you can move forward to try to solve such problems.
There are a few different falling dreams that you can have that specifically represents something. Many people have had falling dreams where you don't hit the ground. This dream represents constant failure. If you have a dreams about falling where you hit the ground, this represents that you have learned from your mistakes.
Many people believe that dreams do have meaning. In fact, science has proved that dreams are caused by different actions of the body, such as low blood pressure. It is very important to remember specific details of your dreams in order to fully understand your dreams, such as specific people, animals, and colors.
Paloma on February 21, 2015:
my dream was that I was falling for ever, everything was black, I could not see anything just the falling sensasion. I felt, however, secure, I knew that everything would be ok. That it was ok to fall even though I did not like the sensation at all. But thing were going to be Ok. I never woke up from this dream, I just transition to some other dream that I do not remember as I as falling. I never touch the ground. What is the meaning of this?
Fazs khan on September 03, 2014:
I dream my husband kissing a woman , what does it mean , out relationship is on. A rock he think I cheat on him few years ago , but we live in the same house and still married
debbie on July 07, 2014:
I had a dream my baby fell from like some sort of warehouse through a hole. Fell onto the bottom floor super hard and it was a very long ways down. I couldn't get to him for some reason i was moving so slow but somehow i saw his fall and landing he wastrying to cry but couldn't breathe from such a hard hit to the ground, what could this possibly mean? I am so scared!
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on September 03, 2013:
Dreamer, thanks for the comment. This dream could suggest that everything in your waking life is falling into place. This means that you are in control of your emotions and feelings, not others. It can symbolize your self-control in life or a recent decision. Do you recall seeing other symbols or elements in your dream? Was it a fast decent or a slow fall?
Dreamer on September 03, 2013:
So, what does it mean when you fell in a sleep but feel secure and reach the ground safely ?
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on July 22, 2012:
LOL! Always Jasmine.
Jasmine on July 14, 2012:
I do, too :) Last night I bought so many books in my dream and I was sorry to wake up in the morning - I'm a total bibliophile, love books, reading, collecting quotes and writing. I sure hope the other dream is followed up by this one. Let's think pink! Thanks for the nice wishes :)
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on July 14, 2012:
That may be it Jasmine. It would appear that this new idea or project is going to bring positive attributes to your life. I hope it does, I truly do. I believe your idea will do wonders for you:)
Jasmine on July 13, 2012:
I'd like to have children some day, but not any time soon - so, that wasn't it. However, there is a new idea (a project) I'm working on; hopefully it will develop as planned and bring many benefits. Thanks for your answer!
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on July 13, 2012:
*Jasmine, let me get my book out and I will let you know. Wow, very interesting. Ok, this can mean that you are giving birth to a new idea or a new project. It may refer to something new in your life, whatever it may be. It can also represent that you want to have a baby or you long for that situation, long to be a mother. Somewhere in your life, new beginnings shall arise.
*Ethan, thanks for taking the time to read this article. Many people feel that dreams don't mean anything, but I believe that they do. This explains everything. Falling dreams symbolize what you were going through. So glad you see that dreams do have meaning and that you are out of your trouble:)
Ethan Smart on July 11, 2012:
I used to fall in my dreams quite commonly, after reading this everything makes sense. I was at a bad point in my life, but once I took control, I was able to fly in my dreams and break out of the falling sensation. Great Hub!
Jasmine on July 07, 2012:
This may be a bit off the topic, but I dreamt that I gave birth to a child (the whole process of giving birth, I mean), and felt pretty surprised and uneasy about what had been happening. Any ideas about the possible meaning?
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on July 07, 2012:
Green Lotus, thanks for the comment and your time. There are a variety of different dream interpretations. I never knew it until I got into my research. Even with all of them, dreams are still hard to understand.
Hillary from Atlanta, GA on June 29, 2012:
This was interesting. I always wondered if falling dreams always meant the same thing. Nice to know there are several interpretations!
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on June 19, 2012:
*Audrey, thanks for taking the time to drop by. Yeah, this page hasn't been viewed a lot. Flying would be much better.
*MT, thanks again. I appreciate you taking the time to read it. Best wishes MT and hope all is well.
Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 14, 2012:
There is something so intriguing about dreams. You've done a wonderful job explaining the different reasons for falling in your dreams.
Audrey Howitt from California on June 14, 2012:
Very interesting hub!! I don't think I dream about falling, but I often dream about flying!~
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on May 06, 2012:
Poyoro, this makes sense. When you are dreaming, the brain sees it as reality, therefore it is working. If you are dreaming all night, your brain is active. I would think it would make you feel tired cause the brain is not fully rested. I may be wrong, but I believe this to be true. Not 100% sure.
poyoro on May 02, 2012:
I feel tired after dreaming all night.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on April 12, 2012:
Vox, thanks for sropping by. I would say so:) I really hate falling dreams.
Jasmine on March 20, 2012:
Instead of falling, I find myself on the edge of a tall building looking down and being terrified of the fall. Horrible feeling. I'm so happy when I wake up from a dream like that. Interesting hub, voted up :)
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on March 13, 2012:
Thanks again for all your visit friends. It is greatly appreciated. Still trying to catch up so please bear with me. Take care all.
Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on March 06, 2012:
Great job on discussing many common meanings to falling dreams. As you say, each dreamer must examine their own life situation to determine what it means to them.
I love dream interpretation because it helps one learn things they may not have been consciously aware of so that they can address that particular issue in their lives.
Am interested in reading more hubs on this topic. I like your extensive knowledge of symbols.
I definitely have had falling dreams during times of stress and insecurity.
Voted up, useful and interesting.
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 06, 2012:
interesting thelyricwriter I once dreamt I was falling and I landed on a cow.. turns out the in-laws were visiting and I had fallen on the mother-in-law. damn a great share once again.. didn't know how I missed this one so sorry bout that :(
Nell Rose from England on March 01, 2012:
Hi, I have often dreamt that I am falling, luckily I haven't landed yet! but it can be quite scary, I didn't realise there were so many reasons that can cause this, great hub, really interesting, thanks nell
Ciel Clark from USA on March 01, 2012:
I love flying dreams... My falling type dream is one where I am driving up a very steep hill that keeps getting steeper and steeper until I am sure the car is going to fall off backwards. Oh! That gave me a shiver just thinking about it. Have you heard this dream before?
Sueswan on March 01, 2012:
I have had times when I have just fallen asleep and then I am jolted awake. I feel like I am trying to regain my balance.
Voted up and awesome.
Hope you are doing well.
Take Care and have a good evening. :)
Sky9106 from A beautiful place on earth. on March 01, 2012:
Believe it or not I just watched a program about dreams and there you are with yours .
This is a great piece thelyricwriter.
especially the part about falling , I think you are accurate in you interpretation.
Now I know that I can ask you a thing or two.
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on March 01, 2012:
Interesting interpretations of falling in dreams. Oddly, I've learned to "fly" in my dreams and just do that when falling happens. I wonder what the interpretation of that is? Voting this Up and Useful.