Repetitive “I’m Falling”
Falling dreams are another theme that is quite common in the world of dreams.
Contrary to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before your hit the ground during a fall.
As with most common dream themes, falling is an indication of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties.
You are feeling overwhelmed and out of control in some situation in your waking life.
This may reflect the way you feel in your relationship or in your work environment.
You have lost your foothold and cannot hang on or keep up with the hustle and bustle of daily life.?
When you fall, there is nothing that you can hold on to. You more or less are forced toward this downward motion without any control.
This loss of control may parallel a waking situation in your life.
Falling dreams also often reflect a sense of failure or inferiority in some circumstance or situation.
It may be the fear of failing in your job/school, loss of status, or failure in love.?
You feel shameful and lack a sense of pride.
You are unable to keep up with the status quo or that you don’t measure up.
According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicate that you are contemplating giving into a sexual urge or impulse.
You may be lacking indiscretion.
Falling dreams typically occur during the first stage of sleep.
Dreams in this stage are often accompanied by muscle spasms of the arms, legs, and the whole body.
These sudden contractions, also known as myclonic jerks. Sometimes when we have these falling dreams, we feel our whole body jerk or twitch and we awaken from this jerk.
It is thought that this jerking action is part of an arousal mechanism that allows the sleeper to awaken and become quickly alert and responsive to possible threats in the environment.
According to biblical interpretations, dreams about falling have a negative overtone and suggest that man is acting and walking according to his own way of thinking and not those of the Lord. The sensation of falling while in a dream state can be attributed to a normal physiological occurrence. Often, falling is experienced at a time when you are beginning to fall into a deeper sleep, which can cause a sudden awakening accompanied by a quick jerking motion. At this time, your blood pressure and heart rate begin to drop. The central nervous system is also calming down. It is thought that the sudden awakening is an arousal mechanism for awakening quickly or be on alert to possible danger.
Psychologically, however, dreams of falling can indicate several things. It is only a myth that if you hit the ground in your dream, you will die in your sleep. When you are falling you are out of control, with nothing to grab on to. This symbolic loss of control in your dream can relate to a relationship, job, or any inadequacies you may be feeling in your waking life. Usually, after these situations in your life are rectified, the dreams of falling discontinue.
This type of dream can indicate a sense of failure at something or a feeling of inferiority. It can also mean that you are experiencing difficulty in transitioning from one phase of your life to another. Another meaning could be that you are indulging in some type of self-destructive behavior.
A falling dream can also be taken as a warning — perhaps that something is unsafe around you or that there is real physical danger to come. Investigate before you dismiss it.
If these dreams are recurring, take the time ask yourself what is going on in your life that you might need to address, or if any of the issues associated with a falling dream apply to you. Upon introspection, you just might uncover the hidden answers your dreams are telling you.
Another very common dream is the dream where you are falling from a cliff, a building, a rooftop, an airplane or from some higher ground. Contrary to a popular myth, you will not actually die if you do not wake up before you hit the ground from the fall. To understand your falling dream, you need to look to what is going on in your waking life.
Falling… dreams are… the most frequent among all the common dreams we experience in our lifetime. Researchers say the average human will dream about falling to his death more than 5 times in their life. These dreams can be… extremely frightening and vivid, that… lasts minutes before you hit the ground. Dreams of this nature have a tendency to wake you up before you hit the bottom. … For the most part whenever we dream of falling, we have lost control in some aspect in our daily life that needs to be corrected.
- One theory suggests that you may have lost control over a particular situation in your life. Though to identify you might have to do some thinking to what it might be linking too. This can… linked to relationships, workplace, school or home life. … Falling can imply both internal or external issues that have been neglected. Depending the context of the dream can… point to different areas that need to be analyzed. … Writing down as much detail of your dream can help decode it a lot easier by thinking in metaphors.
Falling Dreams Before Sleep: A hypnagogic jerk is an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person is ready to drift off to sleep. This phenomenon is so named in reference to the hypnogogic state the transitional period between wakefulness and sleep. Hypnagogic jerks are also known as hypnic jerks or sleep starts. … This may scare the average healthy person but it is quite a common occurrence. According to the American Academy of Sleep say there are many reasons why one experiences these disturbances. If the person is suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, sugar overload or caffeine in the evening. … Hypnic jerks can also happen during R.E.M sleep.
Types Of Falling Dreams: Losing Balance – Dreams of… losing balance suggests that the problem lays within you. You are not stable at this moment and need grounding in your life. You need to find ways to become more confident with people and with yourself. … Who was around you when you lost balance? … The location and the people around you might give you a hint of what to look out for.
Pushed – … Did someone push you? Could that person be the cause of being pushed to your limits? Where are you when you are being pushed? Did you plummet to your death? … Are you over working yourself? Do you feel that your are doing something against your will? How did you feel before and after you where pushed?… … If you don’t recognize the person than it could suggest that you might be a push over in life , or you are pushing yourself to hard. … Usually when we cant see the person it might be repressed aspects of our selves we don’t want to look at. This can tie into our shadow figure, the mask we don’t want to take off.
Lost Grip -… Trying to hold on for your dear life in your dream is quite common. … These dreams suggest a need to get to solid ground in your walking life. You might be in a position in your life… you are not in full control and it is unconsciously effecting your path. … You might want to explore different areas in your life where you feel you are just hanging on, or if you feel someone has the upper hand on you. … How did the dream scenario play out? … Using the symbols in metaphors helps us distinguish a clearer meaning.
Holding On – Holding on for dear life in your dream suggests that you are trying your best to fix a situation you may have no control over. This can either be with your relationship, friends or your family. This dreams are usually very scary and unless you don’t recognize the problem in your walking life. We do you think you might be holding on to that is causing you much damage.
How Did You Fall – Remembering how you fell on the ground can suggest what needs to be fixed in your life. If you fell on your back implies that you need more support in your life. If you fell on your hands means that you need more of a hand with people that are close to you.… If you fell in water means that you are emotionally breaking down and need to address your problem asap.
Slipping – Slipping and plummeting to your death is a quite a scary experience.… Slipping to your death suggests that you will eventually “slip up” in a particular situation that will cause emotional distress. Where you able to regain your grip? Did you fall to the ground? Where was your location? How did you feel when you slipped?
On The Edge -… Trying to hold on for dear life at the edge of a cliff to save your life suggest a need to slow down and take one day at a time. Do you feel you live on edge in life? Do you make risky decisions, hence being on the edge. … You might need some grounding.
Landing at The Bottom – This could suggest an ending of some sort of your life. Something where you might need to get to the bottom of things. Do you feel that you might hit rock bottom in life? Could this relate to your job or relationship?
Reasons Why You Are Falling:
– Afraid of losing your job
– Not the leader with friends or business
– Afraid of your relationship
– Not having control in a situation
– Failure in love
– Lack of confidence
– Embarrassed that you wouldn’t make the cut
– Your not in control of your destiny
– Things aren’t working out the way i want it to work out
– How did you fall
– Fall out
– Spiraling out of control
– Hitting rock bottom
– Need proper grounding
– Spiritual grounding
Positive Changes: If you felt positive when you where falling might suggest a sudden change in your favor. … If you had the ability to land on your feet shows you will over come the obstacle in your life. Falling then gliding yourself to safety shows you will find another way out of the difficult situation.
Watching Others Fall: You might be witnessing distress from other people around … you in your life. … Finding out who was with you, your emotional state and location are all clues to better decode the dream.… … If you feel helpless then it might imply you are not in control in helping others in danger.
Our Thoughts: Falling dreams should never be over looked especially if they are recurring. This dream could be… unconsciously hinting at our insecurities and our beliefs in life . Though all falling dreams are not always bad symbols, but indications for us to open to change that is taking place. Sometimes we need to hit rock bottom before we start a new stage. Dreams of this nature alert us to becoming more cognizant of our actions and behaviors in our life. Famous dream analyst Carl Jung stated that falling is a warning as being too high in life, “keeping up with the Jones’s”. This would be referring to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social class, or the accumulation of material goods. To fall in the dream would be perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority. … If one has trouble interpreting their dreams you can also try and do some shadow work to find out the core issue. … Becoming more self aware is not as easy with out the right help. Dreams help us bring forgotten issues to the surface but its up to you to fix them. … If you continue to ignore… what might be problematic in your life then the dream will become more and more vivid.
Falling suggests loss of control: When you fall, you have no control and have nothing to hold on to. Thus your falling dream is analogous to a situation in your waking life where you are lacking or losing control. You are feeling overwhelmed, perhaps in school, in your work environment, in your home life or maybe in your personal relationship. You have lost your foothold and unable to keep up with the demands of your daily life.
Falling suggests insecurity: Falling in your dream means you are lacking any sense of security, stability and confidence. You are not sure where you stand in a particular circumstance or in your relationship. Perhaps you are at risk of losing your job or losing your home. Such loss can make you feel that the ground is falling away underneath you. Moreover falling dreams also indicate feelings of shame, inferiority, vulnerability, and/or low self-esteem. You are afraid of not measuring up to others’ expectations or to keep up with the status quo. If you have recently have demands placed on you, then it would not be surprising if you dream of falling.
Falling suggests reckless behavior: Your falling dream may be a wake-up call of your reckless behavior or poor decisions. You are headed the wrong way in life. And if you continue on the current path, you are going to hit rock bottom. Falling in your dream could be viewed as an analogy of your fall from grace.
Falling suggests sex: According to Freudian theory, dreams of falling indicates that you are on the verge of giving in to your sexual urges or impulses. You are lacking indiscretion.
Falling is a result of physiology: The physiological changes within the body when you “fall asleep” may actually trigger a falling dream. When you dream of falling, you may feel your whole body jerk or twitch. This sudden jolt is known as a myoclonic jerk and is sometimes strong enough to wake you up.
Conclusion: In order to understand and interpret your falling dream, look at what is happening in your waking life that could bring about the dream. Where in your life do you feel a lost of control? What is causing your insecurities?