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Feeling fear and hopelessness - dream analysis

We may assume that this dream was linked to the dreamers depression. So we might start to connect falling, fear and hopelessness in dreams to depression.

THE DREAM I had a dream I was falling with a group of people in an elevator. I remember feeling fear before I stepped onto it and fear/hopelessness during the fall.

GUESSWORK The dreamer had been depressed that her husband had been away and sometimes felt like everything she tried so hard for, was falling out of place.

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1. Falling is obviously a negative symbol. In this case the dreamer associated it with depression.
2. The elevator is going down slowly. Its a controlled and mechanical item so it could represent something in someway's in control yet moving downwards. If you convert that to an emotion it could represent this "I feel like I am losing everything I worked for." 3. Hopelessness is simply an emotion. It can represent any real life situation where you feel the same sense of fear and hopelessness.

DREAM ANALYSIS In guesswork the dream was linked to the dreamers problems with her husband. The dream could deal with the following themes:
- A feeling that you are going down in the world
- A feeling of hopelessness

If you weave together the different themes then you find that the dream could easily capture this following feeling - "I feel as if I am losing everything that I have built up. I have this real sense of hopelessness and I simply cannot stop it."

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