Dizzy Giddy Vertigo

Losing your sense of balance, of relationship with others, and the world. Fear of falling, sense of strain, or being on the edge of falling in love, out of love, or into inner consciousness.

This might indicate a feeling that you are bombarded by new impression or changes. The sense of balance in relationship with others, and the world. Fear of falling, sense of strain, or being on the edge of falling in love, out of love, or into inner consciousness.

The sense of strain causing us to feel dizzy in dreams is shown in the following example.

Example:  It was at our coming convention (I am running for president of our organization). I could see the crowded convention room, dimmed with smoke. I had been furiously taking minutes (I’m secretary) and had got up to speak on a topic that concerned me–I don’t know what it was, but I was passionately sure they were all wrong–I got up to talk, feeling dizzy and tired, but made my point and went out for air, feeling utterly exhausted and beyond caring if the convention took my advice or not. One of the boys was outside–someone I’d met before–I was almost in hysterics by then and shaking–he took me in his arms and held me, then we sat down and I leaned on his shoulder and after awhile he kissed me gently. By then, feeling very tranquil.

Being unready to face a new experience can also cause dizzyness in dreams. A woman who dreamt of a dizzying flight on a spaceship describes it as, “The “very advanced spaceship” is my body/mind. The flight represents sex, and also on a larger level my whole life, creativity, etc. I don’t want to “go all the way” to the moon on the first flight, and they tell me I won’t, but then we do. This feels like the way I jumped into sex, intercourse, with no preparation, no years of slow making out or extended foreplay. In my recollection of the dream I am not clear whether it is on the space-ship (some part of myself) who is responsible for this decision. Similarly, in waking life, it was both of us who were responsible for it. The flight could be exciting and beautiful-the stars spin by the window-but it makes me dizzy and nauseous because I am not ready for it.

Dizzyness can also be about losing control or feeling control slipping away. At a very practical level it might be indicating that you have an ear infection, or that wax in your ears is interfering with your organs of balance.

But if it is a waking experience, it is best to try the Epley manoeuvre.


Useful questions:

Do I need to have my ears checked to see if wax or infection is leading to dizziness?

Am I feeling in a whirl of impressions and experiences?

Is the solid ground of my experience being disturbed?

Am I reacting to meeting unconscious material. See Reaction to unconscious

See Techniques for Exploring your DreamsSecrets of Power Dreaming Avoid Being Victims


-JuseSB 2017-01-24 1:09:49

I woke up at 9:10 pm yesterday and then went back to sleep just to wake up at 2 in the morning. When I went back to sleep at 4:30, I saw this girl who I had a close thing but then stuff happened and went downhill from there. Its been 3 months since I talked to her. But after I saw her I was really dizzy in my dream and had pain in my ear. When I woke up, I was puzzled.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-01-24 10:44:37

    Hi – I am going to halt from answering your posts – the reason is that in so many of your post I give the same information to. That is because most posts do not realise the difference between dreaming and waking life. It makes a great difference.

    So, most of what I put in answers is my attempt at explaining what dreams are really about. It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/#Summing it would help me, and hopefully you too.


    It seems like you have psychosomatic pain – commonly links with dreams.

    Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck. Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not sharing myself with anybody except family.’ David T.

    For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After discussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was in-turned, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both ‘poisoner’ and ‘healer’ representing the power of David’s negative and introverted emotions and thoughts on his body. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.

    Once you understand a dream its images can be seen as a clear expression of personal information.

-Karen 2016-07-06 17:54:12

My dream was last night, I dreamed I was trying to get onto my car but was so dizzy I couldn’t see straight, I seemed to be surrounded by a grey mist. I remember trying to get back into my house but really struggling and gripping the wall to hold me up. I kept thinking people will think I’m drunk and not ill. I woke up feeling so scared!

    -Brittany 2018-02-15 7:26:55

    This is exactly what is happening to me! It’s been happening all the time lately and I just want to keep sleeping after my alarm bc I didn’t get to rest well.

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