Dreaming of an elevator represents mobility, a steady transfer from up to down, and life failures. In a dream, the lift is also a cage since, with the door closed, it becomes a small and closed environment. Elevator dreams also show our persistence. When the elevator breaks down, it means that you are stuck in one situation or role for a long time.
Elevators have many meanings in dreams. They can be used to represent transportation, especially in urban areas where they are usually indicated by an arrow sign pointing up indicating "up" traffic on a street level walkway or escalator, or down meaning "down" traffic on a basement level walkway or escalator. An elevator can also be used to indicate movement between different levels of reality or consciousness. For example, if you are on an upper floor and notice that there is no elevator available, this would mean that you are having trouble moving beyond your current state of mind.
An out-of-order elevator also has many meanings. It can mean that you are unable to escape a difficult situation or role through mobility. Alternatively, it can mean that you are trapped under something heavy so there is no way out except through death. If someone else is responsible for the malfunctioning elevator, they will feel guilty since it is their duty to take care of it.
Finally, an operating elevator has many positive meanings.
Elevator doors and elevators in your dreams, visions, or waking life represent the next chapter in your life. Don't be alarmed. You may feel deceived because you are not on the elevator, but you are responsible for keeping it going. In other words, don't stop moving forward or the elevator will stop.
An elevator can also represent hope. If you're in a predicament where you feel like there is no way out, then an elevator would provide you with a little bit of relief since it means that you still have time to decide what route you want to take.
Finally, an elevator can also symbolize resurrection and new life. If you've hit rock bottom then this is definitely something you need in your life right now. But if you use your crisis as motivation to change your path, then just maybe an elevator will come and save you.
Let us grasp what it means to be stuck in an elevator or lift. Getting caught in an elevator, according to dream interpreters, might signify that you are in a circumstance in your life that is preventing you from moving forward or backward. If the elevator is broken down, then you are in need of assistance.
The American Dream contains an element called upward mobility. This means that even if you start out with nothing, there should be a way for you to get out of where you are and move up into a better position within society. If you are trapped in an elevator with no way to get out, then this dream indicates that you are locked inside your current situation and have no chance of moving up anymore.
If you are in a confined space with no way out and someone else is able to leave, then this person will be given the opportunity to escape while you remain trapped with no chance of rescue. This person will most likely find this scenario unbearable and will try to free you from your entrapment.
Finally, if you are alone in an elevator and cannot be rescued, then this means that you are all by yourself and must face whatever fate has in store for you.
Upward mobility can only happen if there is an elevator available. If it is not working, then this dream symbolizes that you are stuck in your current situation with no way out.
Stairs in dreams are associated with growth and moving ahead or backward in some aspect of your waking life. Fear, falling, failure, success, or a challenge may all be represented in dreams. Stairways also symbolize a change in lifestyle as you move up or down in society.
In addition to their obvious physical meaning, stairs can also represent an obstacle that needs to be overcome in order to reach the next level of achievement. For example, if you see steps in your dream but they seem too high or too difficult to climb, then it is indicative of problems looming in your future that will require effort and determination on your part. Alternatively, if you successfully climb those steps, then you will achieve something very special.
Finally, if you fall down some stairs in your dream, this could be interpreted as misfortune or injury occurring near you. You might even hear rumors spreading about someone else's accident involving stairs.
Stairs also have symbolic meaning when used in architecture. They represent an advancement in culture where humans try to imitate God who is always seeking improvement through evolution. Culture is constantly advancing through changes in technology, so dreaming about stairs means that you should exercise caution not to get caught up in cultural trends that will soon fade away.
Dreams of traveling along a never-ending corridor with countless doors might indicate one of two things. Though you try to unlock the doors and they are locked, you may feel as if someone is denying you a chance or impeding your progress. If you dream of walking through an open door, it represents fresh opportunities in your life. You can take advantage of these chances by being alert and aware of changing circumstances around you.
An endless hallway with no exits also indicates that you are trapped within your own mind and fears. No matter how hard you try to find a way out, you will never succeed because there is no end point. This means you are facing a situation where there is no way out except by waking up.
If you dream of a never-ending hallway, it could be a sign that something bad is about to happen. Avoid dangerous situations if you can. If not, stay calm and do not panic. Dreaming that you are caught within an endless hallway with no doors or exits means that you are in serious trouble. There is no way out and you should try to wake up immediately.
The character in your dreams who walks down the hallways is likely telling you that something bad is about to happen. It could be a warning not to walk into a dangerous situation. Alternatively, it could be a message for your soul that something important is waiting for you on the other side of fear.