Codes of behaviour, belief systems, attitudes—often unconscious—you live within, or are protected by; the boundaries of behaviour or thought you keep within, are fearful of extending beyond, or are trapped by, thereby what one feels to be barriers or restrictions, one’s feelings of confidence which protect against anxiety or social knocks’; the feelings or attitudes you keep people away with—the walls we put up between us to maintain privacy, stop being hun, or to maintain a role or status. Also a special feeling which you have created, such as developing a sense of one’s own value.
Example: I realised T had been in Bill’s room and not respected his need for privacy, so Bill had tom down the wall as a protest and made the room, which now appeared about four times its usual size, into a public sitting room’ (Cyril A). Sometimes what the wall depicts is obvious, as in the example, where it is shown as the way Cyril maintains his separation from others and thus is a private individual.
The fall of the wall shows how exposed’ one might be.
The description of private areas of our life in a newspaper might be an example of just such a wall coming down. Idioms: drive up the wall; go to the wall; writing on the wall; back to the wall; knock one’s head against a wall. See wall, fence.
Our defensive attitudes; feelings of security; social barriers; boundaries created by anxiety or view of life—a nationalistic attitude might act as a barrier to seeing other viewpoints on history. Our dependence upon our physical senses gives a boundary to our awareness, and a wall may symbolise such a frontier of our awareness.
Example: ‘I went to the top of the turret and saw all the men getting ready to defend the castle if attacked. They had arrows and a lot of men were standing on little ledges on the outside of the wall, with no protection and I knew they were very brave to face an attack as sooner or later they would have been hit’ (Anna R). Here the wall is obviously to do with defending the dreamer against attack. Such a wall might be made out of our aggressive feelings, with religious dogma which might defend us against fears and uncertainty, or from tightly controlled behaviour and emotions.
Walls of favourite house: might be our feelings of security in our marriage or family which give us defence against the ‘storms’ of life. Wall of prison, trap: fear, pain; ignorance, prejudice; anger, sense of being an outsider. Idioms: drive somebody up the wall, go to the wall; writing on the wall; back to the wall; head against a brick wall; fly on the wall. See wall under house; fence.
To dream of a wall suggests a barrier to your movement in life.
To hide behind a wall in a dream symbolizes finding protection.
A leaning wall is symbolic of a person under pressure, Ps. 62:3.
A high, flimsy wall can symbolize the folly of trusting in wealth, Prov. 18:11. A broken wall symbolizes not having self-control, Prov. 25:28
A wall symbolizes the boundaries of a sacred space. We need to be aware of what our limitations are, not just spiritually but also emotionally.
Psychological / emotional perspective: A wall has the symbolism of a dividing line – a marker between the inner and the outer, privacy and open trust.
A hole in a wall suggests a breach of trust or privacy.
If the wall is imprisoning us we are being held prisoner by our own fears, doubts and difficulties.
If the wall appears and disappears, we have only partly dealt with our problem.
Material aspects: In dreams, walls usually indicate the limits we have set ourselves. These may be created as defence mechanisms or support structures, and it is sometimes helpful in the interpretation to decide whether the walls have been created in order to keep ourselves in, or other people out.
Vision: Standing in front of a wall: insurmountable obstacles are in your way—rum back!. See Barrier, Rock.
Depth Psychology: A wall provides safety (protection) or is an obstacle (obstruction). Are you beating your head against a wall? If so, you are trying to solve your problems the wrong way—find a more effective way! The rest of the dream is important if you want to gain deeper insight.
A wall reflects the status and position of a person if he is seen standing on top of it. But if he sees himself falling from the wall, it means he is heading for destruction.
A wall in a dream represents knowledge, guidance, cognizance, knowing secrets, judgment, or separation between friend. Standing by a wall or sitting on it, and depending on its conditions in a dream represents one’s own state.
A wall in a dream also represents a strong, wealthy, powerful and religious person.
If the wall needed urgent repairs, and if a group of people come to rescue it in the dream, it represents a man of knowledge, or the Imam ofa mosque who has lost his control or respect, then some friends will come to his rescue and to help him restore his rank.
If a successful businessman sees the walls of his house collapsing in a dream, it means that he will recuperate a lost treasure.
If one sees a wall caving over his head, or falling over other people in a dream, it means that he has committed many sins and unless his repents, his punishment will be swift.
The caving-in of a wall toward the inside of a house in a dream means an illness, but if it falls toward the outside in the dream, it means death. Seeing a crack in the wall in a dream means that someone in the family will brace against him. Grabbing to a wall in a dream means the nearing of one’s death, pending how firmly one is grabbing to it in the dream. Grabbing to a wall in a dream is also interpreted as holding firmly to one’s interest in a strong person. Ifone builds a wall then tears it down in a dream, it means that he will attempt at destroying someone’s livelihood, or perhaps kill him. Ifone sees and recognizes a wall in his dream, it represents a close friend who may die from depression.
A wall in a dream is also interpreted as a mighty person who cannot be managed except through kindness. Jumping over a wall in a dream means reverting from being a believer to a disbeliever, or accepting and following the advice of a disbeliever. Seeing one’s picture reflected in a wall in a dream means one’s death, and that his name will be itched on his gravestone.
If a traveller sees himselfreturning to his house, whereby its walls are renewed, it means that he will get married. Seeping water from a crack in a wall in one’s dream means adversities and stress. (Also see Walls of the city)
An obstacle dream, or support, protection. You should either be more open or have better boundaries.
If you dream that you are enclosed by walls or cannot climb up, it means frustration or inability to attain an ambition. Breaking through a wall, success in spite of obstacles. Jumping over the wall, tremendous effort that reaches the goal.
Dreaming about a wall represents strength, reliability, support, and the people and beliefs that uphold your life. This dream could be showing you that you have built walls as barriers to keep love and intimacy at bay, or, alternatively, that you need to set healthy boundaries with people that demand too much of you. Also, this dream may be reflecting that you feel that your back is against a wall. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its message for you.
also see Buildings
1- In dreams, walls usuallv indicate the boundaries we have set ourselves. These may be created as defence mechanisms or support structures, and it is sometimes helpful in the interpretation to dccide whether the walls have been created in order to keep ourselves in, or other people out.
2- A wall also has the symbolism of a dividing line - a marker between the inner and the outer, privacy and open trust.
A hole in a wall suggests a breach of trust or privacy.
If the wall is imprisoning us we are being held prisoner by our own fears, doubts and difficulties If the wall appears and disappears, we have only partly dealt with our problem.
3- A wall svmbolises the bound- aries of a sacred space.
The dreamer needs to be aware of what his limits are.
Climbing over a wall in a dream is an omen of surmounting a difficulty.
Walls are traditionally considered to be obstacles or sources of isolation or confinement. Climbing the wall suggests that you are fighting to break out of the isolation, and will be able to overcome your difficulties and/or challenges, especially if you climb to the top of the wall.