Top floor dream

In dreams one fear can be a symbol for another real life fear.

THE DREAM I was high up on the top floor of a tall building. I was on the stairs (it was like one of these huge tower blocks were people walk down stairs which are open to the air. I was walking along these stairs and realised that one section of these stairs had virtually no fencing. You could just fall down. I started to feel really nervous - I hate heights. I was completely petrified and felt paralysed.

THE REALITY The day before the dreamer had gone along to a social club with a friend. He felt very uncomfortable there and out of place. He ended up leaving because he felt very nervous. He was on the verge of having a 'panic attack'. He occasionally had such attacks in situations where he felt out of his depth.

DREAM ANALYSIS Dreams will very often be triggered by events the day before. In this dream the dreamer felt very nervous. In real life he had also felt very nervous the previous day - dreams will often repeat key moments from the day before. This dream then has a simple meaning merely drawing attention to a key moment from the day before.

Symbolic Meanings
HEIGHTS : "I really don't feel comfortable - in fact I was petrified"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I really did not feel comfortable yesterday - I was so nervous at that club that I had an anxiety attack"

See how the dream uses one fear as a metaphor for another, a fear of heights becomes a symbol for social anxiety.

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The definitions on this website are based upon real dreams. If you feel like you have a dream which you understand then please feel free to email it to me at hairybobby@hotmail.com