To dream of a chairlift symbolizes your need to take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. You are pushing yourself and have the energy and ability to reach the goal. But you should think hard, and be open to accepting advice from others, instead of just rushing ahead.... My Dream Interpretation
See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is expressed here. Caution, remaining aware of reality.
If the lift is moving up fast—advancement, high hopes.
If the elevator is moving down fast—to the point that it is uncomfortable—fear of letting go. See Abyss and Trapdoor.
If the elevator gets stuck, inferiority complex or strong inhibitions.
A symbol of Kundalini, vitality in Yoga. Advancement and wish for self-affirmation; or, fear of Falling, and Shooting. Being constricted, as in Siege, Amber, Village, and Trap, except not so extreme. Emotional transformation; becoming more aware without effort.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a face-lift represent that you are contemplating taking drastic measures to recapture youth. Perhaps you are unable or unwilling to face your own mortality and your own aging process because of your preoccupation with your facade and a lack of attention to your inner worth and value. Alternatively, you might be attempting to uplift your spirits and look at see things from a different perspective. See Cosmetic Surgery.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Any alteration to the face is akin to exerting some measure of control over the mask we show to the world. When this alteration is reflected as surgical in nature, the resulting change is manipulated and inorganic. Plastic surgery is usually chosen in an effort to appear more attractive, desirable, or acceptable than one already feels. Ask yourself how authentic you are being in your interactions with others. This dream could point to something out of balance with how you feel and what you project.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Used for moving heavy containers or boxes, a fork- lift may signify the need to shift some ideas around in order to solve a problem. It may move things in and out of a warehouse, which would signify needing to clear out what you have stored inside, such as old memories, ideas, or emotions.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Mood shifts or movement of attention, as when we move from being involved in physical sensation and shift to thinking; rise or drop in status or work; our emotional highs and lows—the lift going out through the roof could show tendency towards being manic, going underground meeting influences from the unconscious; being ‘uplifted* or feeling down’. Example: I was in a lift with a young woman. She intimated there was some difficulty about getting the lift to work. I felt this was not so and pushed the button.
The doors closed and the lift began to ascend. As it did we moved close together and kissed. But the main feeling was of being accepted and liked. This moved my feelings so much I felt a great melting feeling in my abdomen, and a lot of body sensation against her body’ (Anthony F). Here the lift shows Anthony ‘being moved’ emotionally and sexually—the lift can depict sex and the energy flowing up the trunk in love or meditation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Psychological / emotional perspective: Going up in a lift suggests aspiration and a desire for something better. Going down may indicate difficult or depressing circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) The symbolism of a lift may be that of things coming up from the unconscious (in which case your unconscious obviously wants you to look at them); or of the conscious ego descending into the unconscious to take a look around.
(2) Going up in a lift may symbolize attaining a more elevated or spiritual, or simply more detached, standpoint; or becoming more imaginative; or more ‘heady5 - that is, more rationalistic but less in touch with instinct and intuition.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Being lifted in a dream may indicate that the dreamer is rising above unpleasant conditions or issues. Being lifted can also have the same connotations as ascension and height.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
These usually indicate how we deal with information.
For instance, a lift going down would suggest going down into the subconscious, while a lift going up would be moving towards the spiritual or cosmic concerns. In the sleep state we are thought to leave our physical bodies behind, so, descending in a lift and getting stuck suggests the potential to lose touch with spirituality, concentrating only on the mundane.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
In these extremely common dreams, you are lost and feeling desperate. You may be buried alive or locked in a cage. Or you dream of not being able to move; you are powerless to scream or breathe. Such dreams may occur when you feel confusion or conflict about how to act in waking life. The images are influenced by biological roots and experiences. Feeling trapped or unable to move also mirrors what occurs to the large muscles of the body during normal REM sleep, when they are paralyzed to prevent the body from acting out dreams. Such dreams could reflect frustrations in waking life, such as feeling trapped in a relationship or a deadend job. The flip side to such dreams is a dream of discovering new spaces; you may open a door in your home to find a new room or find something new in the neighborhood. These dreams occur usually when you feel that an aspect of your life is opening up.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are shoplifting, means that you are deprived in some way.
If you dream of shoplifting from a place you go in real life, the dream signifies your need for more recognition and positive attention in your life. This dream can also signify unrealized and unfulfilled goals.... My Dream Interpretation
Stairs are about our ambitions or where we’re heading. Climbing stairs is a metaphor of your fierce ambition and ability to face up to challenges in your life.
• More generally stairs are believed to be indicative of the bridge between different states of being. Going up suggests you’re developing higher levels of consciousness and awareness and going down suggests you’re losing that awareness or delving into the realms of your unconscious. Lifts and escalators have similar meanings.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Spiritually we are holding ourselves back. We may also be aware of being trapped by the restrictions of the physical body. As we gain in spiritual knowledge, the wider perspective makes us more aware, particularly in dreams, of our lack of freedom. Consult the entries for box, escape, lock / locked, key, keyhole and tower as well as the information on rooms in buildings for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we feel trapped in dreams, we are not usually able to break free of old patterns of thought and behaviour. We need outside help.
The type of trap will give an indication of our psychological state.
A gin trap would, therefore, suggest something is biting us and, rather obviously, a box trap that we are restricted in thought. We can gain insight into what is restricting us by taking careful note of our surroundings if we are trapped or locked in a room.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Example: ‘After our first baby was born I had such nightmares my doctor gave me a tranquilliser to take before going to sleep. I have taken one at bedtime for 36 years! I am too afraid not to take it. But I still have dreams’ (Margaret S-W). Although this is not a dream about being trapped, Margaret is trapped by fears which she never faces. Such fears can stay with us a lifetime, so it is much more economical and satisfying to meet the difficulties they represent. In a dream, Margaret’s fears might be represented by a trapped dream, such as the next example.
Example: I am trapped in a small brick room with no way out. I shout for someone to help me. Then either a huge bird or creature with arms tries to catch me and I scream myself awake’ (Karen S). Karen had lived through a divorce, an unhappy love affair, the loss of a baby. In the dream the figure who comes after she has called for help might save her, but her fears make her reject it. Perhaps Karen’s feelings about men paint them as monsters. Whatever her past males may have been like, with such feelings it is Karen herself who is the prisoner and suffers loneliness. Trapped dreams can also depict feelings we have about work, about lack of opportunity, and so on. It must be remembered that the dream puts into images one’s own feelings about the situation, not the external thing itself. See imprisoned; cage; cell; wolj under animal; escape; holding. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream of being trapped, it means that you feel confined and restricted in a friendship, career or romantic relationship. You may be feeling bad physically because of your emotional worries. This dream can also mean that your rivals will get the best of you if you are not careful.
If you successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
This dream is probably expressing how you feel in real life. Perhaps, you are trapped by marriage, dependence on your parents, or in a job without future. In this case you need to reformulate some aspects of your own situation. On the other hand, you might be trapped on your own conservatism or obstinacy.
If you change the way you do things, you will surely experience a feeling of liberation.
Gypsy tradition says that if you dream that an animal is caught in a net you must act with caution. Otherwise, your plans will fail.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A feeling of being trapped may indicate a jobrelated problem or a stifling personal relationship. Pregnant woman in their last cycle of pregnancy often have a dream of being entrapped in small places.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals, whether by building defences or perhaps by running away, is indicative of our struggle with our animal instincts and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of our life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are amorous or see that others are amorous suggests that your sense of morality may be being put to the test. Your dreaming mind may, however, be encouraging you to explore and express your sexuality or creativity. To dream that you are showing your devotion to your loved ones or to your beliefs serves as a reminder that nothing good in life can be gained by deceit. To dream that you are experiencing delight suggests that life is good for you at the moment or that you wish it could be, whilst to dream that you are joyful denotes harmony amongst friends and loved ones, although—in common with many such dreams—it may also be compensatory wish-fulfillment.
To dream that you are merry or in merry company signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs; but again, it could also be compensatory wish-fulfillment. To feel peace in your dream indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It also suggests that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm. To dream that you have pride denotes that you need to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You may soon be challenged. To dream that you are tipsy signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream denotes that you need to be careful as to choice of friends, as their actions or words may reflect on your own character.
This suggests that we have been wounded, either emotionally or spiritually, or perhaps that our natural instincts are not being allowed free expression and are, therefore, not functioning properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile