Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
Going Up and Down an Elevator
An Elevator Goes Up and Down
I have a recurring dream that I am in an elevator. Sometimes I can't get out of it, sometimes it harms me, sometimes it is interesting where it takes me, but I am always in an elevator.
Main Life Issues:
I’ve been depressed.
It’s a story of unpredictable ups and downs.
Elevator: Something that takes you somewhere.
What it Means:
Since you are feeling depressed, the ups and downs of an elevator may mirror your current emotional state. In this case, the dream invites you to notice your ups and downs, as a first step to handling them.
The dream may also bring up the questions, "what are you trying to rise above" or "what part of your life would you want to be in a higher place"? It could be job progress, attitudes, a health issue etc.
Recurring dreams can signal an important message that is trying to get through. Or they can be act as a "cue". For example, every time you make an effort to progress in some way, you may dream of riding an elevator and as a cue, the dream would, in that case, mirror your attempt to progress.
The elevator as a metaphor of ups and downs can also suggest that you experience life as unpredictable, as in, one never knows what will happen in the elevator of life.
Bottom line: The dreams likely mirror your struggle to get beyond where you are at or to accomplish something. When the elevator begins to bring you to places that you like, it will signify a shift, and the dreams should disappear. Keep trying.
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