The most common type of nightmare or bad dream is the one in which you are being chased or hunted down by something or someone. According to Jung, being chased or stalked as prey is a primal memory of your human collective unconscious and may refer to early times in the history of humankind when it was common to be chased, often to the death, by an animal.
If you are being chased in your dream it is important to think about who or what was chasing you, and then ask yourself whether there is anyone or anything in your life that reminds you of your pursuer.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a breakdown signify that you are in the midst of major transformation, processing your way through the changes in your life, and breaking out of a pattern or identity that no longer fits you. You are discovering that what you thought was the worst thing that could ever happen is really a blessing in disguise. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Depending on the item that fails it will be possible to identify the problem you have in real life. So, dreaming of a broken TV may denote a strong need to escape from home. A failure of a phone, on the other hand, is a sign you need isolation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: If you are surprised by a downpour: sudden difficulties will turn up—making life miserable. Soaked by a cloudburst: you have more luck than brains in a certain matter. Watching a downpour: good luck and maybe winning a large sum of monev. See Rain. 0
Depth Psychology: A downpour announces unexpected good luck in a quandary that you could not have resolved with your head alone. That makes a cloudburst represent good luck—even if you get wet in the process.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you hear a message in a dream which you know to be important but simply cannot understand, even if it is in your own language, this is a clear symbol of frustration in waking life. A similar scenario would be if you are trying to explain something to someone but cannot make yourself understood. Both dreams speak of times in your life when, for some reason, communication is blocked, or you are misreading the emotions of someone or they are misreading you.
If you dream that you have muddled your words, this suggests a vain struggle to attract the attention of someone in your dream. The inability to say the right words when you meet them may symbolize feelings of inadequacy in real life or a deep sense of frustration that the important people in your life, or the people you respect and admire, do not appreciate or even notice you. One of the most distressing scenarios in a dream is when you try to talk or cry out but have no voice.
If you have such a dream, try to work out who is not hearing you in waking life; do you need to listen more and give your voice a rest?
Tripping up in public, forgetting your words when giving a speech, treading on someone’s toes in a dance, or spilling food and drink over a VIP can all betray a deep sense of social inadequacy, even with regard to people close to you. Perhaps your ineptitude masks an element of defiance, expressing your feelings of frustration with the stifling rules and norms of social convention.
If someone you know appears in a dream but you find yourself unable to recognize them, this suggests feelings of frustration or ambivalence towards that person in waking life. A similar sense is conveyed if you are looking on as a spy whilst a friend or lover commits a crime, or an illicit or compromising act.... The Element Encyclopedia
Example: ‘1 look down and the stairs and bannister rail are swarming alive with a black moving wave of crawling things, like some awful insects; and in the hallway is a swamp with crocodiles and other hideous things. My terror is terrible and I cry out to stop dreaming this nightmare.
The person who actually lived in this part of the house was the owner’s mother. She treated me badly but no one knew as she was artful in her abuse. She pulled me along by my hair, locked me in a cupboard, and once locked me in the orchard—four high walls and a hidden door’ (Rita). Something below us: as in Rita’s dream, where there is fear, it can depict past trauma which is not being faced (literally run away from); something we have left behind or we feel ‘above*.
Descent, going down stairs or in a lift: getting more down to eanh or practical; a return to difficulties after living in our fantasies or escapism, depression; sexual restraint; a return from meta conception (see aura). Descending into cave, cellar, hole: awareness of unconscious content, experience of womb existence. Example: Then I was climbing down a steep hill. Arriving at the foot I found rippling sparkling water. I stopped and looked around and found everything incredibly beautiful—the green fields and the pebbles in the water, the soft fresh air, then I looked up and the sky was a glorious picture, the sun so warm and the clouds fluffy and soft and pretty. I felt at peace and so happy, and thanked God with all my heart for giving us so much beauty’ (Mrs RE). Going down a hill: can mean loss of status, ageing, failure or death, but is also, as shown in the example, a positive sense of life after death. Idioms: feel down; down and out, down in the dumps; down to earth. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of feeling down, falling down, or descending a staircase or an elevator symbolize that you are getting down to the heart of the matter and discovering the truth of a situation. Alternatively, you could be giving into depression or negativity. Or this could be your dream’s way of saying that you need some down time, to rest and connect with your deeper feelings and intuition.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Down is a symbol of energy and sexual potency; Therefore, if a man is seen with it, it makes evident his insecurity in the unexpected and his fear of rejection. When a woman is seen with an excess of down, it is a sign that she is approaching a time of dispute and adversity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In this world that is divided into binary code, there are always two options in any polarity.
The up-down continuum relates directly to the strongest force we deal with: gravity. When anything in a dream is moving in a downward direction, you are either exploring what is below the surface or being stopped in your forward movement by something that is forcing you down. Consider how this downward direction is being presented to you and then remember to explore what wisdom is available for you in the lower depths.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of moving downward, or going down a hill, this suggests that you have made a wrong decision or are headed toward the wrong direction in life. Consider how you could change yourself, or your situation, to point yourself in a more positive direction. Also see “Falling”... My Dream Interpretation
This genetic disorder is expressed as limited development both physical and mentally. Therefore, as a symbol in a dream, it may be pointing to some area of your life in which you are not expressing your full potential. Use the context of the dream to see what may need development.
If there is someone in your life with Down syndrome, the dream may be interpreted more literally.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of downloading software or information represent that you are tapping into quantum consciousness. This dream is showing you how quickly and easily information can transmit into the database of your mind. Consider the content of what you are downloading. This dream can also reflect that which you are venting and releasing.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The dreams in which you lay down in bed indicate a period of uncertainty or waiting regarding problems that you do not feel able to cope with without help.
If you are lying down outdoors, something that is causing you suffering is nothing more than a passing concern, not as serious as you originally thought.
If you are sharing your bed with a person of the same sex, in addition to the aforementioned uncertainty, this reflects a concern about what others might think of you. Conversely, if it is a person of the opposite sex, chances are the problems will be solved soon.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream about a lockdown symbolizes a situation that is giving you much anxiety in your waking life, and possibly making you feel bad physically as well. You could be feeling confined and restricted in a friendship, social or romantic relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of Looking Down from a height, such as a hill or a window of a house, shows that you are ambitious and have restless desires. Be careful not to over-reach yourself in your schemes. But if you Look Upwards, then go ahead with all confidence.... Mystic Dream Book
The down expresses sleep; rest; withdrawal; non-involvement. Idioms: feel down, down and out; do someone down, down at heel; down hearted; down with. See prone above in this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The personality has a need to balance the heights and depths of its experience, and if this does not happen a warning will usually appear in dream form. Situations in life can be experienced in dreams as the actual movement of our position.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you or your surroundings are upside down suggests that there is some situation or problem in your waking life that you need to straighten out. It may also mean that your initial assumptions about a situation were completely opposite from what’s really going on.... My Dream Interpretation