Today’s dream comes from Paris, France, from a dreamer named Amanda. Amanda has had a reoccurring dream that is common to many of us, rushing to get somewhere, feeling stuck, trying to find your way in a new place, and travelling. She has reoccurring themes of travel – of trains, planes, big buildings and pressure. Dreaming of feeling stuck is something that many dreamers have come across.
Amanda describes her dream:
“My dream a frequently recurring theme is where my parents (who are dead) are still alive as they were. The dreams always involve a rush to leave or catch a train, plane or to find the exit in a big building.”
Amanda describes her reoccurring Dream Symbols:
- Exits, lifts, stairs and doors
- Feelings of being stuck, frustration: “I never get to where I need to be in dream.”
Thank you for getting in touch with your dream, Amanda. Often when we have reoccurring dreams, we are trying to be taught a lesson by our higher selves, or our guardians.
Losing both parents would be something that impacts on a person their whole life. I can understand why your higher self is trying to make sense of this injustice. Losing one parent is harsh, losing both is devastating.
Dreams of travel and taking trips are often associated with death and passing
I have heard that when people are about to pass on, they can get messages that they are about to “take a trip”, or “catch a train”. Some spiritualists believe that this is the higher self, aware that it is “on the move”.
According to Maggie Callanan who has witnessed more than 2000 deaths, “They said they had to get their bags together for a trip. They had someplace important to go. They had to go home.”
“Talking about having to get ready for a trip is common; people often use travel metaphors for death, she said. But when it comes to destinations, ‘everyone is seeing a different place’.”
So, Amanda. I think that this could be a good start to interpreting your dream. From your point of view, your parents were in a “rush to leave”. Your subconscious is trying to deal with this, so you are trying to get somewhere, but you’re stuck. You may be trying to stop your parents from taking their trip.
Dreaming of being “stuck” can be your subconscious dealing with frustrations, or things you cannot control
When we dream of being stuck, running late, not able to find exits and things like that – we are processing frustration. We are dealing with our feelings that we are unable to control some things in life – like death. According to Psychic Library these sorts of dreams may indicate that you may be feeling powerless. Dreaming of feeling stuck is very common.
Dreams of exits, dreaming of feeling stuck or having a “lost dream”
Exits, and passageways are symbolic of where we are going in life. You may be trying to find your way out of this situation (heavy emotions, grief and loss) and you cannot find a way out – or even worse, you can find the way out but you cannot access it – more frustration.
“Dreaming of an exit is an indication of escaping from the current circumstances. If you dream that you are looking for an exit and cannot find one, then you feel trapped and helpless,” says Dream Stop.
I often dream of losing my way, getting lost in a building, driving without a map – these dreams mean that I am frustrated and feeling stuck.
Dreaming of pressure
You may be feeling under pressure, or this could be the type of pressure people feel with sleep paralysis. When our astral body splits from our earthly body, we can feel a string pressure at times. Maybe you felt extra pressure around the time of your parents’ death. Were you expected to support others, or deal with your own emotions with little support?
A final note on dream interpretation
No one can tell you what your dreams mean, only you can properly interpret them. If any of the ideas resonate with you, then meditate on them and see what comes up for you. You may gain a deeper understanding of your dreams this way.
Love to you, Amanda, and all the best in your spiritual journey.