Wandering around hotel - dream interpretation

THE DREAM I am staying in a high-rise very luxurious and modern hotel of glass and steel, but I am wandering around the lobby as I can not remember my room number, nor, which floor the room is on. But I eventually choose a floor - in the latest version of the dream it is the 17th floor (in the previous version, it was the 5th), when I find myself at the elevators. There are always several elevators and they are very large steel ones, but they do not all stop on all the floors, and it is rather tricky for me to work out which lift I would have to take to my floor. The doors of the elevators also open and close so rapidly that one has to jump in and out, which causes me quite a problem as I am carrying two very heavy shopping bags. The problem results in me riding up and down for some time, but, finally, I am in the right elevator and going up to my floor , but I have no time to get out when we reach the 17th, and so I have to go to the top floor which, when the elevator opens, I see is actually the roof of the building. Again, I have no time to get out, so down I go again, back to the lobby, to start wandering around again. And then I wake up.

THE REALITY The dreamer made her own interpretation on this recurring dream. She stated that she was not getting "where she wanted to be". She was rather in limbo. She needed some encouragement.

THE INTERPRETATIONTop floors are symbols of confidence and achievement. So this dream is quite clearly something to so with that. But this high-rise building is a hotel. Hotels are symbolic of the impact of the outside world on us. Houses (our own house ) usually symbolise constructions within our minds. Hotels are public buildings though and so they symbolise us being the GUEST of someone else's thoughts. They symbolise the impact the world has on us.

One major feature is the shopping bags which the dreamer is carrying. We go into shops to buy the things that we want that we presently do not have - and so shopping represents the things that we wish for at the moment. Bags represent emotional baggage. That she is wanting something and dragging it around with her. It is a nuisance in a way and burdening her. But nevertheless these are things that she feels are necessary.

In the hotel the dreamer is quite lost and wanders. She makes no connection with people. That is significant as the hotel is a symbol of people and their impact on her. So the lost feeling symbolises that feeling of limbo. She is wanting to connect with people and maybe looking for encouragement. So the significant part here is the lack of connection with people. The lobby is the reception area. That is symbolic of her social side and welcoming nature. That is where things happen. It is where things begin.

Symbolic Meanings
ELEVATOR : "confidence rising and falling "
HOTEL : "the dreamer wants help from other people - she wants people to do everything for her"
SHOPPING BAGS: "desperately wanting something - the dreamer is weighed down by all her wishes. She wants too much"
TOP FLOOR : "your feelings about mixing with people you see as accomplished and confident"
WANDER : "lacking any real direction in life"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I do not feel like I am getting the support I wish for. I need some encouragement from people around me to help build my confidence"

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