Example: ‘When I was very small probably even pre-school I often dreamt of flying. I was mostly dressed only in my short vest and usually floating upwards to escape adults who were clawing at my legs to pull me down’ (Miss GC). Looking through dreams in which the words ‘up’, ‘upwards’, ‘upper’ or ‘upstairs’ are used, again and again one sees the same feeling as expressed in the example—getting away from being ‘pulled down’ by difficult feelings, by depression, by everyday duties, by difficulties in relationships, and so on. It expresses the technique we use when worried, such as reading a book, being entertained, having a drink—anything to take our attention away from the difficult feelings. Moving upwards of course also depicts positive change; shifting towards mental activity; gaining a wider view of things; promotion. Idioms: one up on; on the up and up; up a gum tree; up and down; ups and downs; up the pole; up the wall; up the spout; up to the hilt.

This shows that we have the capability of achieving a degree of supremacy. We are capable of getting the ‘upper hand’ in particular situations. We can move away from the mundane, ordinary, everyday world into a more spiritual way of life.

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Keywords of this dream: Upper

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If symbolises some unpleasant matter caused by his brother or friend.

If it is made of silver the matter will be less unpleasant and it will disappear in a short period of time.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees himself entering an unknown house and climbing the upper protions of the house, it means he will marry some woman who will be a means of prosperity for him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(A leather loop passing under a horse’s tail and is buckled to the saddle.) In a dream, a crupper represents a contemptuous and a lowly guardian who profiteers and takes advantage of his position.

A crupper in a dream also represents a servant who has a secret affair with his mistress.

A crupper in a dream also means money or a money belt.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

(one who draws blood from others, as a medical procedure) : interpreted upon 8 sides: delivery of a trust, book of stipulations / signs & Guardianship, evils & preordained friends & Sunna & isolation. It depends [upon whether] an abscess / sore appears, or [the spot is] amenable / complies. Also contingent on [if] the cupper was a man who wastes away the matters of people by his hands.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

See “dinner”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Mystic Dream Book

News of a birth.... Mystic Dream Book

Islamic Dream Interpretation

They symbolise a person’s children, brothers and sisters.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of Tupperware represent that you are preserving and saving your energy, ideas, resources and potential for a later date. See Zip Locked.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Stairway)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of your upper back reflect your issues with giving and receiving support. Perhaps you feel that you are carrying the weight of the world, or that you are in need of support from the people in your life. See Back and Co-Dependant... Strangest Dream Explanations