Dreaming About Falling? Here Are 5 Falling Dreams Decoded

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It’s fascinating what the brain can do on a subconscious level. Dreams tend to reveal what the conscious might either hide in its own protection, or just has not had a chance to process. Dreams about falling often signify a feeling of a loss of control.

Fear, anxiety, and trauma can create some of the most vivid dreams. When we feel like we’re losing grip, we feel like we’re falling into the pit of the unknown. To find out how to interpret your dream of falling specifically, look for clues and decode it using the five following interpretations.

Tripping And Falling

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Noah busher / Unsplash

Use this interpretation if your fall did not involve heights. If you’re simply tripping over something and falling, such as putting one foot in front of the other only to find nothing to stand it on, then your mind is trying to warn you. Your subconscious is telling you that you’re losing your footing.

You might be worried about falling behind, either in life’s progress or your career. This could also indicate anxiety over making the wrong move, especially if you’re expected to take the next step in an event or task soon.

Falling Off A Building

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John Fornander / Unsplash

The height of your fall could be revealing of the extent of your anxiety or the importance of a situation to you. Falling off a building can feel more like a nightmare but it often represents your fear of the unknown. You might have gotten as high as you could go with a plan and now you need to take a leap with uncertainties. You’re afraid of the risk.

This could also symbolize a loss. Maybe you have lost hope or are disappointed in yourself because you’ve failed to reach a certain goal you thought you would attain by now.

Falling From The Sky

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Nick V / Unsplash

Falling out of the sky can simultaneously feel freeing and helpless. It’s your mind giving up and asking to go with the flow. Perhaps you have just experienced a major life change and you don’t know how to adapt. You might be so overwhelmed that you’re simply putting your hand up now and let it take its toll.

You might feel free in letting the universe work the situation out for you in the way it sees fit. But falling into the unknown as such also reveals that you can’t make a decision. You’re basically in limbo.

Seeing Someone Else Fall

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Pedro De SIlva / Unsplash

This dream is usually an indication that someone you care about in some capacity is in perceived danger. You’re probably worried about them and can’t stand to watch them fall. You want to lend them a hand but you don’t know how.

You feel like you’re at a loss of control because you know you can’t fix them and their problems. but you wish you could. This is a common dream when you know someone is sick.

Feeling Like You’re Literarly Falling Off The Bed

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Dmitry Ratushny / Unspalsh

This is a different kind of falling dream and might have nothing to do with your stress. This is a common scenario people report experiencing as they drift into sleep. It’s a sensation is triggered by an involuntary muscle movement experts call a hypnic jerk.

It happens when your body is transitioning between being awake and slipping into the first stages of sleep. It just means that your body is entering deep relaxation to get ready for sleep but your brain misinterprets it as being in danger and wakes you up to defend yourself.

Need A Personal Interpretation?

If you’re looking for more information on how to interpret your subconscious, then you’ll need your own zodiac reading. We’re each on our own unique path and what these dreams mean for some, might not be applicable to you too.

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