What Do Elevators Mean In Dreams?

Here’s an interesting twist on an elevator dream from Mark L.

I’m descending in an elevator, but I’m not IN the car, I’m on TOP of the car (on the outside) and can see the cables and counterbalance weights.

Elevators move us up and down within a building and therefore connect with the easy ability to move up and down within our consciousness.  Higher floors relate to higher thoughts, lower floors…well you get the picture.

This higher and lower consciousness idea connects to many images that relate to vantage point: A mountain top would offer a broad, expansive view of your world, whereas a hole in the ground would be pretty restricted.  This distinction of an elevator, however, is that is located inside of a building; a man-made construction that has limited boundaries and specific purpose.  In this way, a building is much more about a construct of thought or ideas you may have created for yourself and an elevator represents your ability to move freely within the different levels of thought that this particular “idea” may contain.

So, now let’s talk about Mark’s conundrum.  In his dream, his elevator moves easily up and down, stopping at all the various floors representing different ideas he’s built up for himself.  However, he can’t access any of them because he’s stuck on top of the elevator car, separated from the doors that provide the entrance to what’s available in this particular building.  Sure, he has a good sense of how things work and the mechanism BEHIND the ideas (cables and weights) but this dream is probably coming along when he can’t actually utilize the information he has to expand his life using the knowledge available to him.

I’ve included the term Elevator from my upcoming dream dictionary, Dream Sight, coming from Llewellyn Press in February 2011.


Universal Landscape:  Rapid transition between levels of awareness.

Dreaming Lens:  Were you waiting for the elevator or already riding it?  Was your intended destination being reached?  Were you frightened or in danger?  Were you going sideways?  Were you stuck in an elevator?  Were you moving faster than what felt safe?  Who were you with?  Were you pushing the buttons or was someone else?

Personal Focus:  Elevators carry us from one floor to another at the push of a button.  The different levels they transport us to connect to various perspectives of our awareness.  We decide our destination on an elevator, aligning this symbol with the choices we make about what areas of our consciousness we are willing to investigate.  What happens in the elevator of our dreams may reveal how well this process is going in our daily lives.

The floors involved in a dream can hold significance.  In a general way, moving upward connects with higher, more sophisticated levels of thinking and moving downward indicates investigation of lower levels, past issues and behavior patters.  Moving downward can also align with visiting hidden or shadow material.

The actual floor number or numbers, if remembered, can be examined through the concepts of numerology for additional meaning (see Numbers).  If there are specific associations with the floors you visit or the building where the elevator is located, this should be factored strongly into your interpretation.

To be going up when down is desired may indicate a pressing need to operate with a higher insight than with which you are currently engaged.  Going down when up is anticipated may point to the need to uncover additional material hidden in the lower depths of your consciousness or your past.  Being stuck on an elevator is to be midway through a process or shift.  Your response to the lack of movement may reveal levels of impatience with your progress in some area of growth.

An elevator out of control is similar to a falling dream, but the added component of transition and choice must be considered.  While you may be falling, you have chosen to take the elevator in search for new information.  Going sideways is to be confused about the direction in which a current transformational shift may be taking you.  If the elevator is out of service, you may be stuck in some issue in your life.  Another possibility with a broken elevator is a need to stay where you are and not try and escape your current situation by rising above it or sinking to a lower level.

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48 Responses to What Do Elevators Mean In Dreams?

  1. Tam June 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    I had a dream that I was holding an elevator for a friend. As I held it the door’s insides caught my index finger. The inside of the elevator began to bend as if it were trying to pull me in. I tried to pull my finger back but it wouldn’t let me go. I snatched my finger back and the elrvator then balled itself up and crashed into the ground some floors below.

  2. mlennox June 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    I used this dream on my radio show which you can listen to at http://www.unity.fm/program/dreaminterpretation. You can also find this on iTunes by searching for me there or on Facebook on the page Perchance To Dream. Thank you for sharing!

  3. AF September 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I have a dream; it might be part of something else but I always have extreme difficulty remembering what happens in my dreams.

    Anyways; something as recurred in a few dreams though – I get on a elevator that has to go down, except it will go into free fall (I’m Inside); a few seconds after, it will slow back down, ding and the doors will open, the weird thing is I’m always aware that the elevator is going to fail (I’ll grab the sides and clinch”)

  4. mlennox September 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    The symbol of the elevator going down is about diving to deeper levels of consciousness, which can be scary indeed. You are anticipating this fear as the free fall will harm you. In fact, it doesn’t harm you and you are let out gently. This is just like most fears in life: we are afraid of something, but it is really the anticipation that is challening to us. The event itself is often something we can handle quite well.

  5. Bobbie November 4, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    I just woke from a crazy dream that has many parts but the main thing I remember is going through buildings which seem to represent my college campus and in one of them all of the glass elevators were just going up and down and the whole building seemed broken. I became scared and left but then got lost in another building like it was a maze if some sort. Any insight would be great…

  6. Colleen besz November 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    My father recently passed away a few months ago. I had a dream that my father, husband, two children and myself were all riding on an elevator to my work to get something that I had forgotten. We had to go up to floor 111. we were on the roof of the building at one point and then trying to get down to the bottom. We eventually got to the bottom, but there were many stops along the way down and trouble trying to get to the bottom to get out of the building. In the building was some type of emergency situation. We had to take the stairs at one point, and I was worried about my father keeping up. We all eventually made it safely out of the building. Thanks for your help:)

  7. Christine November 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    My Mom and I were in a room with many elevators; some were full so we went down to the last one which seemed broken. The door opened and a little old lady walked in so Mom said it must be safe but I had a bad feeling; she ushered me on nonetheless. As soon as the door closed the elevator fell. We were holding on to the rails to keep down and all I could think to do was go over and pick my Mom up so that if we did crash she wouldn’t be hurt. I realised after I did this that I was a vampire(from a part of an earlier dream that night) so I knew she’d be safe. The old lady didn’t seem to be affected by the sudden drop at all, she stood watching us from the door. I don’t remember how the dream ended; I either started a new one or the elevator slowed down.

    This isn’t the first time I’ve had falling elevator dreams. I’m never really too scared cos I somehow know that if I hold on to the rails I’ll be ok. I would appreciate any and all feedback, thank you.

  8. mlennox November 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Grief is a process and has many levels to it. Elevators bring us up and down between different levels of consciousness. At the “bottom of things” is an emergency situation, which may represent the intensity of the emotions around loosing your father. Your personal process is going to involve your personal relationship with your father as well as affect your dealings with your husband and your children. This dream may be helping you navigate the different levels of your journey and allow you to make it safely through to the other side.

  9. mlennox November 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Change can be very scary. Elevators are one symbol that represents change and the need to go to different levels of consciousness within our self. Falling elevator dreams are connected to the uneasy sensations that accompany feeling out of control when changes (outside of ourselves or within us) are going so fast that we don’t know if we will survive. Vampires have special powers, especially as they relate to life and death, so this may connect to fears around mortality and your mother. The old lady may connect to the wisdom function – perhaps she is unafraid because she knows that this rough ride is simply a part of life.

  10. janie December 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Just woke up from a dream:
    I seriously hate that hotel that is always in my dream, but now I hate it even more! The elevators! They are always out of control! The elevators go every which way, and there are often 2 or more elevators on the same track. They’re more like a people mover than an elevator. This time I was on the 2nd floor and needed to get to the 3rd because somehow Fritz our dog got into the hotel! OMG.
    There’s more to it, but that’s a start

  11. mlennox December 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Change and chaos are often very close relations!!

  12. stephanielou December 31, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I’ve recently had two dreams concerning elevators. In the first one, I pressed the wrong button which meant we went to the very highest point of my apartment building, so high that I could see above trees and buildings. We suddenly then dropped from that great height and crashed to the ground below and the other people in the lift died and, because I had held on the bars on the sides of the elevator, I survived.

    In last night’s dream I was riding an elevator that, as it was ascending, all of the walls and door panels had broken off of it, to the point where I was just holding on to a chain that was going really fast higher and higher as if out of control. I eventually got to the floor I wanted to go to but I was terrified.

    Any insights on those two dreams as they’re pretty similar and I’m quite concerned that I might be losing my mind…Many thanks!

  13. Djennings January 2, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    just wondering, i have had this dream about 3 times a month(as much as i can remember)for the past 5 months. it starts with me in a luxury hotel hallway,i to step into an elevator(sometimes glass/standard) as the door closes i anticipate it to go down, but i change my mind and jump out of it before the door closes and i watch it go down. i then decide to take the stairs which leads me into a busy City hall/white house looking office building thats located on about the 15th floor where im then joined by the same three people; a white male in a blue suit carrying papers,a latina in sometype of crimson business atire, and a tcaramel complexion male(indian,brasilian,bi-racial?)never really to clear what he looks like. last we walk for a couple of seconds discussing something,we all prepare to enter the elevator to go down but, once again decide to take stairs.
    Side note: ive never once got to leave this building and went outside. i can see outside through the large office windows,so im aware im pretty high up,and its a beatiful sunny day.

  14. ptosis January 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    (Full Text @ website link) ……..As I descended, and traveling down with the interior of the elevator wall right in front of my face – the wall became – different, newer? Better made? Not open wooden slats but the old style plaster was still hanging onto wall. The door opened and I saw a Victorian factory of with I have never seen in black & white pictures. It was a very busy factory and amongst the Victorian dressed folks there were Mayan, shorter, browner and in traditional plumage.

  15. no January 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    I had a dream where i was outside the elevator trying to solder the cables but my hads were busy holding them. So I had to use my Laser eyes to weld the cable, but I was too week to do it. So a stranger came and used a soldering iron and did it for me.

  16. Tracey February 2, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    I had a dream that I was In a store and my 2 children got into an elevator by themselves, as I was freaking out saying the cant ride by themselves and scared that someone might snatch them from another floor. The sales assosicate pushed the button and the doors to the elevator opens as its rising up and my 2 year old falls out He falls and I can’t get close enough to catch him. He falls onto another elevator below and he trying to hang on. I try to get into another elevator the side of it and then realize I can’t get to him. Im scared that the elevator might start moving. I dont know what to do and then I wake up.

  17. Sarah April 7, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    I was dreaming I was in an elevator that was falling and it had no door and no way out. There was only a button and nothing happens when I press it. I call out for help but no one answers & I think I have a friend trapped with me but I’m unsure. I panic then I wake up & cant get back to sleep. help? what does this mean?

  18. Ninjakate April 22, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    This was my dream last night, i would greatly appreciate any help interpreting its meaning, as it seemed the occurrences were meaningful and there is little i have found online to help me understand it :)…
    Ok so im in an elevator descending from the 100th floor and the goal is to complete a task at every floor and get to ground 0. I remember little about each one, but I know I was with a group of misc. friends i have known from different stages in my life. I remember one floor somewhere in the 80’s included having to work at a greek mans laundromat with his drama filled family and another floor in the 70’s featured extreme weather and a search and rescue mission. (Im an emt in real life) each level was kind if like a video game and once it was complete you git back in and went down to the next level. The in between stuff seemed to take place in a mansion. At level 61 i left my group and joined 3 people i dint know at another elevator, just out of curiosity. They wheeled a giant amp into the elevator and sent it down crashing to the bottom floor where an old tv on wheels rolled out? I did not go down but rejoined my group by taking the stairs. I got stuck on level 53. It was occupied by a girl i despise from work. She had mover all her stuff into the elevator causing the door to jam. When we cleared it, the elevator would descend to level 51(jumping down 2) and then would kick back up to 53 again. At this point my toddler woke me up to my dismay. I really wanted to see what else happened!! :) i was motivated to complete each level , and i really wanted to reach the bottom. It was a pretty awesome dream an super realistic which is rare for me. One level also featured a beautiful ornate roman bath house and another was an old hotel with gold leaf an all pink lighting and slides for stairs!! One task involved keeping an old man from crawling into his grave and in another i was working as a real estate lady! Aah dreams… :)

  19. Janice May 1, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    I frequently dream of being stuck in an elevator and feel everything like it’s real. One time the bottom dropped out and I free falled for awhile.

  20. listania May 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Just woke up.
    I enter an elevator with my bos. As I push the upper floor button..the light suddenly off and the elevator is going down very fast and has no sign of going to stop. I prayed Our Father 1x, Hail Mary 2x but still going down in darkness. I can feel that my eyes trying to wake up..I can see my baby sleeping next to me. I tried to rub his leg so I can get his warm but still cant wake up. I tried calling out my husband to help but no voice. I know that my eyes are trying to open n my body trying to wake up but I cant.
    Lastly I screamed..in my dream I scream loudly…but as I woke..i realized it was only a small voice.

  21. denae June 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    My grandfather died last night. I also had a huge fight with my boyfriend. I dreamt I was in some big business building. It had a pool and hot tub at the bottom floor. I also was looking for someone’s “brother” who we could not find. I got in the elevator and went up and down all over the building. I finally got off at the bottom floor. Got naked and jumped in the pool. I was not anxious or embarassed. I felt free and liberated. I was swimming both under and on top of the water. I was in the shallow end but it was kind of still deep. But not too deep. Enough for me to swim a while down under the water. (Also in the same dream I had been diagnosed with some kind of memory loss. I went to a doctor and he told me “your mind is clear” I thought that was a great thing! Then my boyfriend looked at me and said “baby your head is so clear because you don’t remember a thing” and he told me it was going to happen again. I would forget everything.

  22. Ingrid July 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    I just woke up from a frightening dream. I was with my family trying to get up to the third floor of my apartment building. We tried to use the elevator to get there but every time it opened for us, it would fall very quickly. This happened twice. Also, there was someone or something in the elevator every time it opened for us but it was in the front left corner so i couldn’t see much of it. My family and I were terrified that we would die if we got on the elevator so we ended up taking the stairs.

    On a side note: there were also, killer ghosts, demons, a giant blue spider and spider eggs (both of which i smashed) and a fairy tale book earlier and later on in the dream.

  23. jmak July 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    I had this dream before and I just had the same / similar dream again: this time I actually knew it was difficult to get an elevator to go down once I go up because I remembered how hard it was to find an elevator to go down last time in my dream. However I also remembered where I can find these particular elevators but they for some reason weren’t there this time. I can only climb thru the fences so I can get down one or two floors and then get lost again. I know I’m on higher floors of a nice hotel because there were lots of pools, spas and good food, carnival stands and luxurious things with lots of tourists and rich people. It was on the rooftop because I can see the clear blue sky on both floors. I kept on asking the people that work there (housekeeping staff and waiters) how to go back downstairs but none of them were helpful. After running around and jumping down fences I finally got a glimpse of a not so obvious elevator whose door was about to shut. I ran inside of what seems to be a small back elevator and there were two Asian girls that were also happy to find this elevator and there was a key attached to the second level hence I know there’s finally access to the main floor. Prior to taking the elevator to the top I was on the lower floor (ghetto looking) and also the basement( gave me the creepy feeling and goodbumps). When I finally left the building it was the ghetto streets of Asia but I was trying to find a bus that would take me home in vancouver. I have never been to these places before but I suspect it is a combination of Vegas and the pan pacific hotel that I go tanning at. Why am I having this kind of dream again ???

  24. Mary August 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    I dreamed that I was walking to go to the elevator with my brother and sister in law, my husband and my niece (my brother in law’s daughter to his first marriage). Instead of going inside the building, we found an elevator outside the building but it doesn’t stop on any of the floors, except the top floor. My brother in law pushed the button and we went inside. The elevator ascended and it went so high that i got scared. While the elevator ascending, my niece sat on the corner and she asked me “Anty, what’s wrong with me?.”

    I’m so curious what does this dream means. Thank you.

  25. Lucy October 15, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    I had a dream I got into an elevator that had other folks in it and we all went down pass the ground floor (WAY DOWN) and we didn’t know what was going on and finally it just stop. We could not get out and we then notice a shelf with old water bottles as if this happen to other people. I then woke up not understanding what the heck this dream was all about.

  26. Marion Rouse November 5, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    I had a dream when I was about 24 years old. I dreamed that my mom, who died when I was 9, visited me. In my dream she stepped out of this golden elevator that had symbols all over it. I remembed that in the dream we talked for hours. She then told me that she had to go. She stepped back into it and I woke up from my dream. What does that mean.

  27. Jia Geronimo November 11, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    I had a dream that I was in the library, packing my notebooks and books which was I am ready to leave the place. As I remembered, my books were getting more and more until I decided to put it in my locker later. As I was about to go, I saw some of the lower year level schoolmates in my high school years which was weird. When I decided to leave the escalator begun to appear so far. When I turned to face forward, I saw the elevator suddenly appear in front of me. When I was about to push the down button, my father knocked on my door to wake up and I realized it was a heavy dream. Weird drum huh?

  28. crystannia November 23, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    I just had a weird dream….i was in a school campus waiting for an elevator to go up…. 1 kid over placed coins on a slot near the elevator button summoning the elevator earlier so i get in line on that elevator. inside, i wanted to go to the 15th floor i think but i did not press the button… i waited until someone did press it for me… the weird thing is the elevator rose and then its movement became a super fast train! We were thrown a bit backwards as the elevator train gathered speed…. i looked out the window and saw tracks…. some of the tracks are in order and some areas are not and damaged… in some areas the elevator train had no tracks. the elevator train stopped in front of an entrance of a big building… but here the elevator train stopped unexpectedly…. because of this, i get off it thinking there might be something wrong about the elevator train…. then to my surprise it started again… i watched it enter the building doors and then when the doors closed and the elevator train was inside, it exploded! I saw bodies of my co-passengers thrown and splattered on the building doors…. i was crying during this time and someone came over me and said to me that i was lucky i got off in a nick of time…
    i really was a weird dream…. i dunno what it means.. im really bothered by this… 2 days ago…. i dreamed of in a place with lots of cats and kittens. I was sorting black and white cats/kittens when a white kitten bit me in the foot. She would not let go… then i woke up… it is another weird dream.

  29. heather December 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I had is very odd dream last night. I step onto the elevator and hit the button for the 5th floor (that’s the floor I live on ,so not that weird)… but instead of stopping at the fifth floor I continue to go up all the way up to the 22nd floor ( I do not have 22 floors in my building so I found that odd). When I reach the 22nd floor I hit the 5 button again but instead of taking me to the 5th floor it takes me down to the first floor. This sequence repeats several times, each time I go to the 22nd floor then back down to the 1st. I’m nervous in my dream and the elevator is moving pretty fast.
    After this happening a few times the elevator turns into the light rail ( a small train local train that I occasionally take), again I have no idea how I got on the train or where the train is going. I’m nervous and confused. Some how the train turns into a subway station and I’m searching the maps on the walls to try to figure out how to get home. Any ideas what this could mean?

  30. Kate February 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I occasionally have this dream that I am waiting in a hotel for an elevator to come down . So in this particular dream I’m waiting on floor two hoping to get to the sixth floor . So the elevator arrives and there’s one lady in there that I don’t recognize and I am about to step in but the door closes before I get in and then at the last second she opens the door for me. So I get in and I know something isn’t right, so I hold on the the rail on the wall and as the elevator starts ascending it starts picking up speed and suddenly I can’t hold on to the rail anymore because I’m tumbling around inside the elevator. All I can think of is how long it’s taking to get to the third floor and then I can get off there and take the stairs to the sixth floor instead. I’m not panicking in my dream or scared , just impatient . Eventually it takes me to the fifth floor and it stops and I race off to find the stairs and I start climbing them two at a time but the stairs never end and I don’t make it to the sixth floor , I give up and sit there.

  31. Sarah February 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    My dream was about an elevator staying in one spot but the elevator was full of free food. The elevator was not broken it just stayed on the floor I was on opening and closing with the food on it. I was with my sister, my daughter, my sister’s kids and my daughter’s sister. It didn’t seem like we were waiting on the elevator; however a woman and her kids came out there apartment looking at some of the food that I had taking of the elevator, so I offered a box but then when they left on the elevator with the food I turned to my sister and said I should have taken the bag full of bagels. Do you understand what is going on in my dream?

  32. melli April 4, 2014 at 5:30 am #

    Usually when I have dreams that I’m in an elevator, which is a lot, I can never seem to actually stop at the floor that I need to get off. Whether the building would be an office building, hotel, or a building I dont even know. It’s really frustrating. Sometimes the elevator well drop really fast but I would never die. It’s scary right?! But maybe it’s because I keep trying to accomplish things in my life and it’s just not working out the way I want. Who knows. It’s crazy to think that dreams are related to real life.

  33. Tony April 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    My dream early this morning started as I entered into an elevator with 3 other people, I believe were all males. We were all in the elevator as it was going up, as if we were going to work and/or office, and we were dressed fairly nice in slack pants and such when all of a sudden I heard one of the men in the elevator yell “hold on” as the elevator started to drop in a free fall. I remember I was standing at the front left inside corner of the elevator when we started to fall. The elevator seem to slowly drop at first, then as I would expect started to fall faster and faster. I remember thinking to myself at the time it seemed like the elevator was dropping extremely fast after a few seconds had passed but still we seemed to be almost like in a slow motion drop . The elevator seemed to fall for a very long time as if there was no bottom or we were in an extremely tall building. There seemed to be no bottom to hit! After we were falling in the elevator for a few minutes I noticed at times the elevator would lean at an angle as of the bottom of the elevator was leaning at a 20 or 30 degree angle scraping against the elevator shaft walls as it the metal on the elevator was sparking with these long archs then straighten out again. It seemed like for ever, we never did hit the bottom of the elevator shaft, that I can recall, I just remember all of us standing outside of the elevator, as if it finally slowed down and came to a stop. We were talking about our injuries and I stated I had a few head bumps along the front head area around the temple area and one bump seemed to be bigger then the others. Don’t recall any blood anywhere, maybe some scrapes here and there and there was a lady in the building next to use when we were describing our injuries to one another… Then I woke up!

  34. Andrea May 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    So I have this reoccurring dream where I am in an elevator – is different places and with different people but the elevator goes up or down but it also flips over and over in a circle and just spins us. It is so FREAKY! We do get to where we are going but not without the trauma of being spun around and around and thinking we are going to die. Anyone else?

  35. Maarit June 3, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    For many years I had this recurring dream about an elevator of my childhood building. The elevator never stopped at 5th floor but continues to 6th, and for my horror, it continued even if there have never been any levels after the 6th. Then I see these scary cables circling and bypassing the window after 6th floor. Then I usually woke up.
    This elevator was really scary (worn, amber colour with scratches and dents) It had a narrow window through which you could see the changing levels and concrete walls between them. The light in the car is yellowish and the light on the buttons as well. We lived on 5th floor at that time I lived there.

    For many years I’ve seen this until it changed.
    The elevator passes 5th floor and 6th floor AGAIN. But this time I thought in my dream “Ok. Fine. Let’s see what happens next. I’m curious” The elevator stopped finally (after many cables and stuff) attic-kind-of-floor. It was quiet and only dust on the concrete floor. There was an opening to a wide attic, which seemed like there were nothing – but dust on the concrete floor. Then I stepped into this large room and walked some steps forward until I noticed something on the floor. The whole floor was covered with cuttings/clippings (photographs etc. taken for and published in a newspaper). As I was about to bend down and investigate more, I saw bright light coming from and opening. I took one step toward the door and then I woke up. After that I never saw that dream again.

    It’s been over 20 years since I lived in that appartment building. I can’t remember when I stopped having this dream (perhaps I’ve written it down somewhere..), but I think it’s been at least 5 years. Now I live in 5th floor, but I take the elevator to 6th floor. I collect clippings and I’m going to use them for my interests like making comics, drawing etc. Interesting, isn’t it?

  36. carol t June 10, 2014 at 2:45 am #

    I dream I was in an elevator that seem to be working fine. I was on the wrong floor so I pushed another button. The lift was fine..at first..then it proceeded with rapid speed so fast the numbers didn’t register. Shot up past the roof then the decent began. I defended so fast I lifted off the floor..i grasped the rails to keep from going to the ceiling. It slammed to the basement or ground floor..doors flew open. I stumbled out..people were staring..but I walked away dazed as to what happened..I’m not sure but I have the feeling I’ve dreamed this before. This dream is truly bothering me..what does it mean?

  37. CP June 14, 2014 at 3:57 am #

    I had a dream last night about elevators. Before riding the elevator, I was riding a fast tricycle, and I had no problems going over the bumps on the road. Then, after a lap around, two of my friends were in the elevator, holding the door for me. I take the elevator, now turned to a glass elevator, and then the three of us go to heaven. They wave goodbye, and the elevator goes down rather quickly (but, I landed safely), and I see everything around me (except the elevator) is burning and chaotic.

    What does this mean?

  38. JP July 16, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    I don’t usually remember dreams, but last night I had a pretty vivid one that featured an elevator in a hotel. I was trying to get to a higher floor, but I could not find an elevator that would go to that floor (sort of like in a building that is so tall that it has one elevator that will go only as high as a certain floor, and when you get to that floor you can take a different elevator higher). I never actually got into the elevator, but I searched all over the place for the right one and never found it. I had another dream with the same elevator problem a few months ago, but it was set in a shopping mall rather than a hotel.

  39. Marcia D July 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    I had a dream of going to the 180th floor of a skyscraper to see dead people. In the draem i remember visiting the floor a couple of times. But at the end of the dream i couldn’t remember what floor to go to. Throughout the dream i rode in the elevator alone. At the end of the dream i was riding with a stranger who i had to ask what floor the dead people where on. What does this mean?

  40. Denyse August 25, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    I keep having dreams that I get in a elevator and press the number I need to go to and when I get to the number it keeps going either up or sometimes down really fast someone tell me what that means.

  41. lovely joy daclan February 16, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

    hi thank you for the interpretation above. ’tis actually my first time commenting on a site.
    but i would like to personally ask regarding my elevator dream last night.
    i am inside the building and i went inside the lift and i press 3rd floor but to it surprised me it went directly to 7th floor. i got nervous so i press ground button. then i went out and transfered to the other lift. i went inside and again press 3rd floor but then again it went to 143rd floor. i was so frightened that i press the down button again and it stopped and it opened in 7th floor and 2 girls jumped in(litterally jumped in coz the lift was like on the half of 7th floor). and 1 more girl wanted to jump but the lift already gone down. and i cant remember what happened next.
    i hope i can get a reply. coz i am actually planning to have a career move. and i have also this long time desire in my heart (wanted me and my ex to have our 2nd chance but he is not into me anymore, i guess?!) am not sure if these two are connected.

  42. mlennox February 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    Glad you posted on the site. I do not offer interpretations here in the blog – but you can see more about my private sessions and dream interpretations on the home page!

  43. mr. evans April 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    I am in an dalling elevator trying to get tothe main floor. I go all the way down to the main shaft and only for an instant am I stuck then in an instant I am freed. What coukd this mean?

  44. charlie alfa May 17, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    Im running from someone and i come to the elevators i go up..they get on the one next to me nd follow ..i hit the 5th floor so do they until i go up and down nd i finally lose them..the elevator is in a hotel of some sort…sometimes i myself get lost going up and down on that elevator..

  45. Leo September 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm #

    I dreamt that it was very late at night. And I was with my father. I live at the 11th storey. My father pressed the button. And somehow, I knew it was gonna fail. It stopped at 8. But before it stopped, my father said something about easy and it stopped. And the elevator started talking to me. It was a female voice. (Cant remember the actual conversation) then it went down so fast that I started to float in the elevator and slammed down when it reached to the first storey. This wasn’t my first time with elevator dreams. I had them a lot

  46. Melissa September 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

    Horrible dream. Waiting for elevator with my husband when he decides to jump on top of it . I am waiting at the bottom while he goes up 3 or 4 floors, the whole time being injured by the elevators working components. It finally drops down and he’s very mangled

  47. jen garcia October 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    I have a dream that i was in the elevator and cannot see the numbers and cant reach my destination…

  48. Michael October 19, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

    I have had this dream on and off, the last time I was in a sky scraper and it slowly fell over on its side and as it tipped over I calmly walked along the wall and out of a window as it fell.
    This last dream, I was in a sky scraper about 3/4 of the way up and it was leaning to one side, I was in an elevator that had no front or back (was open to the outside world) it was going down at a normal pace the height was making me feel uncomfortable. (I don’t like heights) A woman took control of the elevator (didn’t see a face) and it gracefully leveled out went horizontal and we sat down gently on the road below, I was quite calm at this point.

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