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.
See lift under house, buildings.
That which gives hope, lifting one’s spirit
A lift is an enclosed space and can, therefore, symbolize the physical body from a spiritual perspective. Being lifted up suggests ascension.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Going up in a lift suggests aspiration and a desire for something better. Going down may indicate difficult or depressing circumstances.
Material aspects: A lift, particularly in a work situation, may indicate the possibility of promotion or demotion, but may also indicate the way to achieve this.
An old-fashioned lift might signify the need for effort or, conversely, perhaps an out-of-date attitude.
To dream that you are being lifted means that you are rising above unpleasant conditions or issues.
To dream that you are ascending in the Lift, your success is probable; if descending, it is doubtful.