Things we repeat over and over, like habits; movement towards greater awareness or insight.
Example: We walk around, go upstairs, and I notice a staircase leading to a room or rooms.
The stairs are painted in the green too, and they go up square, about eight steps in a flight, but round and round—spiral. I am scared by them, don’t want to go up, but am curious. We move in and nobody but myself has really taken any notice of the stairs. Nobody has been up. Half way up I can see there is a glass roof, the wooden frames painted green. I am terrified but have to go on. Then I wake. Next dream I got up there. It smelt very musty. Lots of draw sheets covering things. I bent to lift a sheet. It was raining. I could hear it thrashing on the glass. Then I woke (Ann H). In this example we have the spiral and the square combined in the stairs. In this way the dream manages to combine many different ideas such as climbing to the unknown, spiralling or circling something, and the squareness or down-to-eanh nature of what is being discovered. There arc things we have learnt, yet not realised consciously. Like a jigsaw puzzle, we have all the pieces, and we sense the connection, but we have never formed it into a conscious thought or verbal idea. It therefore remains as a feeling sense or hunch, but not a rational idea. Ann is spiralling towards, or circling around, such a realisation. She is frightened because it may be difficult—one may realise that all the years of marriage point to having been used as a doormat.
A symbol of movement inward, the spiral is a circular journey toward the core self or spiritual center. It is a symbol that points to the penetration of the deepest aspects of the soul and its wisdom.
A spiral staircase or spiral mountain path is symbolic of progressively moving up or down in life from one area to another
İmplying that one’s progress is continuously spiraling, either up or down
Symbol: The spiral is a symbol of eternal renewal, repetition, and the cyclical nature of evolution.
Emotional dynamics and development.
Spirals and spiralling movement in dreams refers to anxiety about work and finances.
1. Out of control.
2. Taking a new, albeit risky, direction.
Dreams of a spiral signify the process of your evolution and growth.
If you dream of a spiral staircase, then your dream is giving you the message to continue onward and upward even if you think you aren’t making progress.