What It Really Means When You Dream About Climbing Down From High Places

The concept of dreams and whether or not they have any meaning attached to them have been debated about for years. However, it's safe to say that the entire phenomenon of going to bed at night, reaching REM sleep, and seeing visuals of people, places, and things that leave impressions on your waking mind is one that is fascinating. You can be surprised by the number of things that happen to your body when you dream


All of us dream, even though we don't always recall what we dream about when we wake up, per Medical News Today. While some might shrug off a dream and go about their day, for others, there might be a curiosity to know more. In ancient times, dreamers were thought to be special messengers carrying word from the gods, Psychology Today reports, and over the years, scholars have agreed and disagreed over whether what we see when we go to bed at night could be an insight into our souls — its wishes, desires, and fears — or not.

If you're the curious kind and if you've just had a dream about climbing down from a high place, you might be wondering what it means. Here's an explanation. 

Dreaming about climbing down from high places could mean a change is coming your way

As with most dreams, a dream about descending stairs, coming down a mountain, or climbing down a ladder, could have both positive and negative connotations. On the upside, if you're recollection of the setting of the dream is positive, this dream could mean that you're about to make a courageous shift in some area of your life, per Symbolism and Metaphor. Perhaps you've grown tired of your previous course or you've just outgrown it. Maybe you're just following a new desire. 


It could also mean that you're unbothered by fame and recognition and want to divert to an uncomplicated existence (via Dream Lookup). Maybe it's a testament to your selfless and giving nature. If you're extremely generous and always going out of your way for others, this could be the case.

A dream about descending from a high place could also mean that you're in for a positive and new development in your financial or romantic life, according to Dreamy Obsession

It could also be an indicator of fear, stress, or boredom in your life

Oftentimes, our dreams reveal aspects of our health, both mental and physical, that we might be ignoring. 

Are you going through something particularly stressful in your life right now? Do you feel stuck, disillusioned, and anxious? Maybe your desire is to get away from it all. Dreaming about climbing down from high places could be your subconscious telling you that you should slow down, take stock of your life, reassess, and find peace, according to Dreamy Obsession. Maybe you've lost the passion for your job. Perhaps you're desperately looking for a sense of purpose. This dream might just be the wake-up call you need to add some fire back into your life, per Symbolism and Metaphor. What you require might also be a shift in perspective (via Dream About Meaning). 


If you woke up feeling afraid or anxious, the dream could be telling you to take a look at something in your life that is causing you overwhelming sadness, adds Symbolism and Metaphor, and prioritize your emotional health.