(Door lintel; Doorplate; Threshold) In a dream, the doorstep of one’s house represents one’s power, or it could mean marriage.
If one sees himself removing the doorstep of his house in a dream, it means losing his power.
If he removes the door lintels of his house in a dream, it means divorcing his wife.
If the door lintels are taken away and one could no longer see them in the dream, it means his death.lfhe can still see them in the dream, then it means a sickness from which he will recover.
The door lintel in a dream also represents a woman or the house bottler.
If a governor sees the doorsteps of his house being removed in a dream, it means that he will be impeached. Whatever happens to the doorsteps in a dream should be interpreted as relating to one’s wife or a woman.
(Also see Threshold)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Going up and down in the elevator may symbolize going from one state of consciousness to another. Messages from the unconsciousness may be accessible. Some believe that the elevator may be a symbol of a boring and mechanical sex life. On a more pragmatic note, the elevator may simply represent the “ups and downs” of life.
If you are ascending then you may perceive your current situation as optimistic and moving upward.
If you are descending you may be experiencing some negativity and helplessness.
If the elevator continues to go up and down with out letting you off, it means you have let your emotions, or your situation, get out of control and must do something to stop it.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Vision: In a woman’s dream, riding up in an elevator means social and professional advancement. Riding down in an elevator means the desire for sexual adventure. Seeing an elevator in your house: you want to get things done fast and without much effort—but that is wishful thinking.
Depth Psychology: Riding in an elevator means you are looking for help with a specific problem; or you want to reach your goals in life in a hurry without putting much effort into it (that won’t work!).... Dreamers Dictionary
An elevator dream is a rather complex dream and you should interpret it in light of all the other symbols in your dream, for one thing, if the elevator is going up your fortunes will increase, down is the opposite.
If the elevator continues to go up and down with out letting you off means you have let your emotions, or your situation, get out of control and must do something to stop it.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of moving up an elevator symbolize that you are elevating rapidly and moving up in the world. You now know where the buttons are, so you are advancing with a sense of confidence and control over the situation.
If you are moving down, then you know what to do to switch directions to elevate your position. Also, if you are moving down, this can either symbolize your interest in understanding the foundation of the situation you are in, or that you are allowing fear and negativity to take you down.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Here are the meanings for several elevator dreams: Descending or falling elevators in dreams are usually negative, suggesting anxiety about losing social status or repressed emotions.
A rising elevator also represents anxiety, but signifies that the trouble is almost over.
A dream of being stuck in an elevator symbolizes that your emotions have gotten out of control.
The same is true if you dream about an elevator that is out of order.
To dream of being in an elevator crash is a common dream, which symbolizes some basic fear in the dreamer’s life, such as fear of a moral lapse, social inadequacy, loss of status, etc.
The prophetic meaning of this dream depends on what happened.
If you dreamed of being killed in the crash, you will experience some major and lastings setbacks in your life. However, if you escaped safely or landed without being hurt, your troubles will be upsetting but only temporary.... My Dream Interpretation
The elevator signifies movement, hence a dream of ascending in an elevator may indicate a desire for advancement and material gain. Descending elevators reveal discouragement and a shrinking away from monetary matters.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Depending upon movement up or down, indicates whether you are going in the right direction. Moving up means going the right way, getting a higher perspective; down means going in the wrong direction. Down may also mean you are exploring deep-rooted problems, trying to understand your feelings and motivations.... The Dream Books Symbols
Elevators carry us from one floor to another at the push of a button.
The different levels to which they transport us connect to various perspectives of our awareness. We choose our destination on an elevator, aligning this symbol with the choices we make about what areas of our consciousness we are willing to investigate. What happens in the elevator of our dream may reveal how well this process is going in our daily lives.
The floors involved in a dream can hold significance. In a general way, moving upward connects with higher, more sophisticated levels of thinking, and moving downward indicates investigation of past issues and behavior patterns. Moving downward can also align with visiting hidden or shadow material. Most dreams about elevators are connected to this process not going well. To be going up when down is desired may indicate a pressing need to operate with greater insight than that with which you are currently engaged. Going down when up is anticipated may point to the need to uncover additional material hidden in the lower depths of your consciousness or your past. Being stuck on an elevator is to be midway through a process or shift. Your response to the lack of movement may reveal levels of impatience with your progress in some area of growth. An elevator out of control is similar to a falling dream, but the added components of transition and choice must be considered. While you may be falling, you have chosen to take the elevator in search of new information. Going sideways is to be confused about the direction in which a current transformational shift may be taking you.
If the elevator is out of service, you may be stuck in some area of your life. Another possibility with a broken elevator is a need to stay where you are and not try to escape your current situation by rising above it or sinking to a lower level.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Because they travel up and down in space, elevators participate in the larger meaning of height and depth. Thus, an ascending elevator in a dream can mean almost anything from rising in status to rising in awareness, whereas one descending may mean lowered status or submerging into the depths of the unconscious. In and of themselves, elevators are often regarded as threatening, because on elevators we are often forced into close quarters with strangers and because they sometimes plummet down the elevator shaft, killing the passengers.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is expressed here. Caution, remaining aware of reality.
If the lift is moving up fast—advancement, high hopes.
If the elevator is moving down fast—to the point that it is uncomfortable—fear of letting go. See Abyss and Trapdoor.
If the elevator gets stuck, inferiority complex or strong inhibitions.
A symbol of Kundalini, vitality in Yoga. Advancement and wish for self-affirmation; or, fear of Falling, and Shooting. Being constricted, as in Siege, Amber, Village, and Trap, except not so extreme. Emotional transformation; becoming more aware without effort.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a 30 second elevator speech represents clarity, cohesiveness of thought and purpose. You are experiencing confidence, boldness, and power as you elevate up in the world.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To hear footsteps that draw closer or farther away, without being able to see who is walking, indicates the fear that some external agent out of your control invades, or negatively affects, your vital space. It denotes insecurity in your environment. Perhaps the dream is advising you to take a step forward in some area of your life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Archetypes may appear in your dreams in the disguise of in-laws or step-relations. For example, your mother-in-law or stepmother may appear as the devouring mother, and your father-in-law or stepfather as the warrior or villain.
If dreams about in-laws or stepparents are negative, this typically suggests feelings of insecurity, rivalry and mistrust that naturally arise when a newcomer enters the family and exerts influence over you. However well-meaning their intentions, they will always feel like a threat to your individuality at the beginning. (Also see: Stepfather- Stepmother - Step children - Step-brothers and step-sisters.)... The Element Encyclopedia
In Dreampedia, we give a full teaching on each step you need to take. We here just going to give you a quick summary. This should be enough to whet your appetite and give you what you need to interpret your dreams right away!
Every character, object and building in your dream is symbolic of a part of yourself and your life. This one principle alone changes your entire view of dream interpretation.
It is a common mistake for people to misinterpret the people and objects in their dreams as the real thing. This is a big mistake! If I dream of Aunty Pat throwing a cream pie in my face, I certainly do not have to fear visiting her for Thanksgiving!
It is symbolic and Aunty Pat is a picture of a part of me. If Aunty pat is an aggressive woman that tends to dominate others, then she could represent my will in this dream. Identifying the characters in your dream is the very first step to gaining an understanding of what your dreams are saying.
In fact just by identifying your dream category and then identifying the symbols, you will already have an idea of what your dream is speaking about.
This goes for buildings, animals or any kind of object in your dream. If you dream that your house is being broken down, you do not need to rush out and buy more insurance. Your house is just a picture of your life.
This opens up a whole new world to you! Many common symbols crop up in our dreams and I will give you some interpretations for them later on. In fact, in my DAV Symbol Dictionary, I supply a comprehensive list of all the characters and scenarios and their interpretations.
2. Good is Great. Bad is...well...bad.
Understanding what the characters in your dream represent is just the first step. It is also very important to determine if that character is playing a positive or a negative role in your dreams.
This alone can turn your interpretation right around. If I dream that my house is being torn down, it can be positive or negative. If your house is being torn down so that something bigger can be built, it means that you are in a process of growing spiritually and mentally in your life right now.
However if your house is being bombed by terrorists or torn down by a storm, it means that you are facing some severe attack in your life right now and that you are falling apart.
Do you see what I mean? In both cases...once again the house is a symbol of your life. It does not speak of your actual house and you do not need to fear a sudden invasion of terrorists ok?
3. Everything is About You
It’s your dream. It’s your life. It’s about YOU!
Another big mistake that people make is that they think if they dream of someone else that the dream is for that person. It’s a bit ridiculous actually. If you dream that your co‐worker falls pregnant, I would certainly not rush to them and announce the good news!
Not only will you be wrong, but every time you head for the coffee machine the other co‐workers might suddenly find a reason to be somewhere else...
Hmmm, I get the feeling that some folks reading this might have made this mistake a few times. Not to worry though! There is hope.
Keep in mind that because the characters in your dream are a picture of yourself, the dream is a message for you. These dreams are a depiction of what is going on inside of you right now and often also refer to events that happened in the past.
Either way, you are the star of this show and it’s all about YOU!
4. Identifying the Message
It is important to remember that an internal dream has a single message. If your dream has lots of characters and scene changes, then it is a garbage dream and does not have an interpretation.
By identifying the symbols in your dreams and determining if they are given in a positive or negative context, you are armed with everything you need to identify the message.
To show you how simple this is, I am going to take a few of the dreams posted on our Dreams and Visions forum and I am going to break it down for you.
I will be using the entries from the DAV Dictionary so that you can see exactly how to use it.... Dreampedia
Depth Psychology: Stepping toward something: reaching your goal will be easy—but don’t become arrogant along the way. Taking one step at a time: you are approaching your goal systematically. See Walking.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a step signify progress toward a dream, plan or goal. Consider if you are taking a step forward or a step backward. Keep in mind, sometimes you have to step backward in order to take two steps forward. See Staircase.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of step aerobics symbolize that you are making step-by-step progress toward your goals. Your subconscious mind is either giving you the message to engage more actively in the process of making physical improvements in your life or this dream is acknowledging that you are already well on your way. Also, because step aerobics usually involve high energy as well as music, this dream might be revealing that you will make more progress toward your goals if you amplify your energy and make what you are doing fun and joyous. See Aerobics.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The stepfamily has the same meaning as a family of origin with the added element of fate thrown into the mix, as a secondary family by marriage indicates a choice that brings with it a multitude of relationships.
If you have a stepfamily in your waking life, the people who make up that family represent character aspects of your personality and also reflect the primary relationship that connects that stepfamily to you. Such a dream may be reflecting both your own consciousness as well as the waking-life interactions of the individuals involved.
(See Family Members.) ... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of a Stepford Wife represents your attempts to live up to an impossible ideal of the perfect woman, wife, and mother. You are realizing the price you pay when you strive for the outer appearance of perfection while ignoring the richness of your soul. Perhaps this dream is here to remind you that you are already perfect.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream about your stepmother in your dream suggests that you are seeking to develop your own individuality. You want comfort and guidance, but you may have to create that for yourself.
If you don’t have a stepmother in real life, this dream may be a signal that you are following the wrong path. Or, you may be having issues of abandonment or disagreement with your real mother.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about your stepmother in your dream suggests that you are seeking to develop your own individuality. You want comfort and guidance, but you may have to create that for yourself.
If you don’t have a stepmother in real life, this dream may be a signal that you are following the wrong path. Or, you may be having issues of abandonment or disagreement with your real mother.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you dream of being a stepmother or stepfather, then this dream is about your feelings of not fitting in, being seen as an intruder, or an unwelcome interloper.
If you are a dream of dealing with a stepmother or stepfather, consider your role, and feelings toward her/him. This dream is revealing your feelings and attitudes about unwelcome and disruptive energy at home. Alternatively, this dream can also signify a desire for more mother/father love in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream of getting stepped on means that someone is taking advantage of you in real life. There is a power imbalance in one of your relationships. Alternatively, this dream could mean that you feel people are passing you by and achieving things, while you feel left behind.... My Dream Interpretation
Walking up; You have a solution to a troubling situation. Walking down; You could witness an unhappy situation. Falling down; Take heed in your business affairs, as they could be threatened. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
1- Steps in dreams almost invariably suggest an effort made to succeed. Going up steps suggests trying to make things better and improve them, whereas going down means going either into the past or the subconscious.
2- Steps represent changes in awareness within a project, quite literally the steps necessary. Steps also represent communication of a progressive kind.
3- There is still perceived to be a hierarchical structure in spiritual progression. We can achieve certain things at a certain level. We must extensively refine each level before moving on to the next.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The front steps to a house may demonstrate the difficulty you have in getting close to someone. It may represent the steps of achievement toward ownership. Each step in a staircase may represent a step of growth.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing steps: you hope that your boss will support you in your attempts to get a promotion, or that he will help protect you in your present position. Steps may also be a symbol of the stages of your personal growth—the dream is encour- aging you to take the “next step.” See Climbing, Stairs.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Steps in dreams almost invariably suggest an effort made to succeed. Going up steps suggests trying to make things better and improve them, whereas going down means going either into the past or the subconscious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Reaching a stage of advancement— social and conscious. Often, stopping in order to gain a better view. Stairs also represent an interim stage between above and below—between head and belly, emotions and intellect, heaven and earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a stepsister/stepbrother signify competition for mother/father love, attention, and affection. This is a venting dream where you are releasing out your fear of scarcity, a lack of love, energy, attentiveness and attractiveness.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a Twelve Step Program represent a light at the end of the tunnel. You are coming to believe in a higher power, and becoming willing to turn your life and will over to the care of your higher power in order to get you through this drastic and powerful time of change. You are becoming honest about what is no longer working for you, and willing to take responsibility for your life.
If you have not yet started on this path, this dream may be a sign for you to begin. See Breakdown/ Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations