One of the most common themes is seeing different places in a dream whether these places are natural like a forest, desert, waterfall, and mountain or they are human-made such as hospital or house. Sometimes we see a part of a place in our dreams, for instance, we dream of an elevator or lift.
Dreaming and dream interpretation is one of the most complex issues in today’s world especially when new tools and types of equipment are invented and it is necessary to find their meaning when they occur in dreams. One of these tools is an elevator or lift which can have various forms in a dream. In this post, we have prepared all possible dream interpretations of the elevator in different cultures and religions.
Dream Interpretation of Elevator in Islam
An elevator which is out of order
To see an elevator which is out of order in a dream is a bad omen indicating hardship and difficulty.
An elevator which is out of control
To dream of an elevator which is out of control foretells that you are on the verge of outstanding ans sudden improvements in real life that you feel unable to face.
An elevator stuck in a floor
To see an elevator stuck on a floor and does not move means that a dangerous event will threaten you in waking life.
Being late for an elevator
Being stuck in an elevator
If you are stuck in an elevator in a dream, it means that the dreamer will experience anxiety, despair, or fail.
Dream Interpretation of Elevator in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary
To see an elevator in a dream, in Chinese culture, indicates that the dreamer may feel repressed in the current living or working environment.
A rising elevator
A rising elevator in a dream is a good sign suggesting that the dreamer will achieve progress or obtain better income and status in real life.
Experiencing an elevator contingency
Dream of experiencing an elevator contingency means that the observer of the dream is worried about his/her career or study.
Dream Interpretation of Elevator in Dream Dictionary for Dummies
To dream of an elevator can be interpreted in different ways which are: the dreamer is experiencing many ups and downs in his life, changing status, or he is moving into different parts of his body to heal himself. A falling elevator in a dream implies a rapid descent from higher dimensions back to the body, often just before you awake.
To see that you are going down in a dream means that you are descending into your subconscious to discover what’s blocking you, it also means that you’re bringing higher motives to bear in your everyday life. If you’re in a falling elevator in a dream, you feel out of control or need to surrender. If you’re stuck between floors in a dream, it denotes that you need to clarify your intentions and see why you’re afraid to move.
In this sense, elevators and escalators in dreams help you move between levels or dimensions of yourself. Moving up in a dream convey three possible interpretations which are: you are addressing important issues, finding a more elevated view, and making progress on your spiritual journey with ease.
Ascending in an elevator
Ascending in an elevator in a dream heralds that you will swiftly rise to position and wealth.
Descending in an elevator
To dream of descending in an elevator represents that your misfortunes will crush and discourage you.
An elevator goes down and you are left
If you see an elevator go down and think you are left in a dream, it means that you will narrowly escape disappointment in some undertaking.
A standing elevator
To see a standing elevator in a dream implies threatened danger.
Going up in an elevator or lift
Going up in an elevator or lift in a dream signifies that we are making a movement towards waking or becoming more aware. Other dream interpretations of such dreams are we are making an escape from anxiety or being down to earth and are freeing ourselves from physical constraints.
A number of dream interpreters and psychologists have proposed that lifts and elevators in dreams usually denote how we deal with information. For example, an elevator going down in a dream would signify going down into the subconscious, while an elevator going up means moving towards the spiritual or cosmic concerns. In the sleep state we are thought to leave our physical bodies behind, so, descending in a lift and getting stuck symbolizes the potential to lose touch with spirituality, concentrating only on the mundane.
A lift is an enclosed space and can, therefore, represent the physical body from a spiritual perspective. Being lifted up in a dream indicates Ascension.
Going up in a lift in a dream heralds aspiration and a desire for something better.
Going down in a lift in dreams may denote difficult or depressing circumstances in waking life.
A lift in a work situation
The dream interpretation of a lift, particularly in a work situation, is the possibility of promotion or demotion, but may also imply the way to achieve this.
An old-fashioned lift
An old-fashioned lift might symbolize the need for effort or, conversely, perhaps an out-of-date attitude.
- Dream Dictionary For Dummies (Penney Peirce)
- Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted (Gustavus Hindman Miller)
- The A To Z Of Dream Interpretations, What Dreams Reveal About Our Lives, Loves And Deepest Fears (Pamela J.Ball)