Last night I had a crazy dream. I’m not afraid of heights, but in the dream I was terrified to walk down this seemingly endless flight of stairs to get to the ground and eventually to my car to leave from whereever I was. The stairs weren’t regular stairs, they were like stone or cement stairs – the kind you would see in movies like 300 or Clash of the Titans.
What made it even crazier was that there was an alternate way to get down to the ground – a huge slide like the one that is at the Mississippi State Fair every year.
In my mind, I’m thinking that the dream probably meant that I’m afriad of failing at something. I decided to use a dream dictionary to see if I’m correct.
The dictionary suggests looking at the symbols in your dreams because that’s how you develop meaning. I decided to start with the letter “S” because it appeared twice in my dream – through the stairs and the slide.
First, according to the dictionary, to see the letter “S” in your dream suggests that something needs your attention. Not sure if this means “s” symbols or just the letter in general.
Staircase: “To see a staircase in your dream symbolizes change and transformation.” (Not bad… I could use that right about now…but in my dream I was afriad to walk down the staircase. Could this mean I’m afraid of change/transformation? Hmmm.)
Slide: “To dream that you or somebody is on a slide indicates that you are experiencing some instability in your waking life. You have lost your grip on a situation or relationship. To dream that you are sliding represents a loss of control.” (Interesting…I was not on the slide, but I was afraid to slide down it.)
There were also other elements to my dream – fear of walking down and sliding and then there were girls in a corner gossiping about me as I walked past them, but one of them came and asked me my age and if I was in grads school (if I remember correctly).
Fear: “To dream that you feel fear indicates that your achievements will not be as successful as you had anticipated. You are experiencing anxieties in various aspects of your life.” (This is true.)
Gossip: To dream that you are gossiping suggests that you are engaging in counterproductive activity. To hear gossip in your dream indicates that you are using others to get information that may not be accurate. (I don’t know how to apply this one, I wasn’t gossiping, nor did I hear it – I saw others doing it.)
I don’t remember how the dream ended, it just did. I do recall never walking down the stairs. Could this symbolize my fear taking over and I never actually make that change or transformation?