Dreams about floods are terrifying, whether you survive or not. And although it may not seem like it, floods are a very common dream symbol. Why? The explanation is simple.
A flood is an overflow of water, and water is one of the most potent dream symbols, representing emotions, feelings, and all lying deep within us and our heart. Our subconscious mind has a tendency to depict everything we are going through or feeling in our dreams.
If you dream about water or flooding, your dream is very likely pointing to some emotional problem, or conversely, gaining control over your emotions. So, what does it mean when you dream about a flood or escaping it?
Dreaming about escaping a flood symbolizes anxiety, deep frustrations, and the need to break free from emotional ties or problems. You might be trapped by the memories of a previous relationship or trapped by your fears in life. You are being flooded, and you try to run away, forget, or focus your mind on something else.
This type of dream is common in people who have been contacted by their ex-partner. They are overwhelmed and flooded with emotion, and their subconscious mind then depicted these emotions through the flood symbol in their dreams.
You may also be overwhelmed with emotions due to a sudden change in life, or you may have been exposed to something that is triggering your past trauma, such as listening to sad music or meeting someone from your past.
Furthermore, escaping a flood in a dream is also interpreted as a sign of worry about a situation that is coming your way, and you are looking for a way to avoid it. You could have been subpoenaed or have to meet someone from your past that you don’t want to see.
Running away from a flood in your dream symbolizes your attempt to avoid the situation because you know that if you face it, it will be difficult for you to handle it emotionally.
In a positive sense, this dream indicates that you have successfully avoided a situation that would drain you emotionally, or that you have managed to keep your emotions under control.
Meaning in Relationships
To dream of escaping a flood could mean that you have managed to leave a relationship with someone who was emotionally overwhelming you. It could even be someone who emotionally abused you.
This dream can either reflect your current situation or predict what will happen in the near future. I encourage you to recall as many symbols as possible from your dream to achieve the most accurate interpretation.
Taking Back Control of Your Life
Many old dream dictionaries describe the dream as a metaphor for a difficult experience in your life, during which you will need to take back control of your life. If in your dream you left behind something valuable or a house just to escape the floods and survive, it could represent new beginnings or the realization that nothing is guaranteed and that we should appreciate what we have and live in the present moment.
Alternatively, the flood may reflect your strong desire to deal with a problem on your own. You may have realized that the people you thought were friends weren’t really friends and that they wouldn’t be there for you when you needed it most.
Too Many Responsibilities
The last very common interpretation of a dream about escaping or surviving a flood is an indication that you have too many responsibilities and they are burdening you. You are overwhelmed and it can even affect your mental health or emotions.
It’s a reminder that if something doesn’t need to be done now, do it later. We are only human and we don’t have ten hands. Be gentle with yourself and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.