• 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
• It reflects feelings of frustration perhaps due to being trapped in your job or a difficult relationship.
• If you are trapping something in a dream be aware of holding onto things too tightly.
• Sometimes dreams of being trapped relate to the paralysis mechanism that affects the large muscle groups during dream sleep to stop us acting out our dreams.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
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
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
An old-fashioned lift might signify the need for effort or, conversely, perhaps an out-of-date attitude.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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
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
To be aware of trapping something or someone is attempting to hold onto them.
To be trapping a butterfly is to be trying to capture the inner self.
2- When we feel trapped in dreams, we are not usuallv able to break free of old patterns of thought and behaviour. We need outside help.
3- Spiritually we are holding ourselves back. We mav also be aware of being trapped by the restrictions of the physical body.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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
To be aware of trapping something or someone is attempting to hold on to them.
To be trapping a butterfly is to be trying to capture the inner self.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A woman is often trapped by her own imperturbability and needs help to escape and a man needs to find and release his trapped feminine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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 successfully escape the trap in your dream, you will triumph over your rivals and your relationships will improve in real life.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream about a body builder suggests you are frustrated about your lack of progress in your social ambitions.... My Dream Interpretation