Height High

Being high: As in example below can depict having a very wide view of ones situation in life; feeling isolated, alone, or away from the known and secure – as one might in starting a new job, losing ones job, or moving to a new town. Also apprehension; anxiety; ones aspirations and widest view of life, therefore the spiritual.

Looking at something high: Above ones head; feeling impressed or awed; challenge. Also some form of contact with forces or influences latent in your being that are ‘higher’ than your present stage of maturity or development.

Being on a high building: As with being high, but also being cut off from ones emotions and thus feeling isolated; achievement; fear of losing control; isolation from others. See: descend; hill; mountain; positions.

Example: ‘I must have climbed up this fire escape okay, but the building was incredibly high up and when I reached the platform I looked down and saw everything miles below. At this stage I was gripped with panic and I lay on the floor, clinging to the metal grid it was made of, and couldn’t move. I was so panic stricken it immobilised me completely and I couldn’t move up or even get back down.’ Helen B.

Idioms: high and dry; high and mighty; high as a kite; high flown; high flyer; high hopes;  higher interest; high minded; high places; higher power; high ranking; high risk; high school.

Useful Questions and Hints:

How is high used in the dream – what does it suggest?

Was it a high place or position or even feeling high?

Are you afraid of heights?

Were there any feelings or emotions you experienced in the dream?

See Context/ThemeKey WordsTechniques for Exploring your Dreams


-Anji Crain 2016-11-02 0:36:29

Hi there,

I love your site and find your interpretations to be extremely insightful. I had a recent dream that I would really appreciate some thoughts on. I was with people and we walking around somewhere extremely high up. The mood was jovial as if we were visitors to this place in the clouds. Above there were several levels of ancient ruins. I was surprised and in awe because I thought that I had already climbed the highest one. Someone more experienced than I said no, they go way up there. As I mentioned I was impressed and intrigued, but the thought of going any higher was a bit nerve-wracking. It seemed like we were in the the middle of the sky. I am often a bit nervous when embarking on these treks, but usually get over it and embark on adventures.

I did watch a documentary recently about Ancient cities and I just happened to finish an application for a creative project. (it’s been a while since I’ve worked on anything). The other thing that has been different is that I recently started dating someone who is significantly younger than I am. Overall, I would say the feeling was inspired with a sense of apprehension.

Any thoughts you can offer are greatly appreciated! Thanks!


    -Tony Crisp 2016-11-04 9:56:07

    Anji – To understand your dream you need to know that in dreams we tend to put pictures or images collected from everyday experiences to put an interpretation on our formless dreams. For dreams come from our core self, and in our core, we are both male and female, and also we are not fundamentally our body. Sometimes these factors are simply overlooked, or not recognised as being deeply important. This is because we tend to have an experience of the world based on our body senses, and our dreams and communications are from a very different environment, so we put our dreams in images and ideas we understand.

    So, the levels above you in the middle of the sky are simply images which you use for your conscious self, which is mostly experienced in physical and gender based experience, are images that help you toward and understanding of your very interesting dream. One of the things I am seeing in your dream is that the symbols of the dream, beautifully hold tremendous amounts of information and meaning.

    The sky represents how huge our inner world is, and can show what an immense potential you have. In some dreams things come from the sky, or there are beings in the sky who influence us or offer something. This may depict the subtle influences that play in our life. In a way, it is contact with the future, because often it shows us in images how our potential can become our present experience.
    The ancient ruins probably represent the enormous past we all carry with us, for they are like seeds, the stored influence, experience, of the past. Your potential of a new beginning, or new growth. Also the collected influence and experience of the past. So all the heritage you have from your long past. Or a new idea arising out of past experience and a suggestion, a possibility or potential – something that can emerge in your life.
    Remember that you grew from a seed in your mother’s womb. No plant or tree grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So, the seed in your mother’s womb is as old, and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom in you.
    What you might not have realised is that going higher means you were extending your awareness. Our awareness is usually trapped in only being conscious of what our eyes can see and our ears hear, but out eyes are only sensitive to 1% of visible light, and our ears only 1% of audible sound, so we are almost blind and deaf. But in fact, we have a huge awareness in dreams. See http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/extending-your-awareness/
    But we can extend that awareness by using these methods – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPersonhttp://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/using-your-intuition-1/


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