|Modified photo: Unmistakable emergency exit in Stockholm's underground station "Universitetet" I tried to make it in the style of lorretine, one of my favourite photographers here on flickr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Dreams about exits seem to have two obvious meanings to me:
- There is something in my life I want to get away from.
- I want to leave the dream.
If I am dreaming about a situation that makes me uncomfortable, the dream may seem to last for a very long time. There will be various side issues and incidents involving other people, but the overriding theme of the dream will be a particular problem that is troubling me in the dream. This problem may be disguised in a symbolic way to represent something that I have been dealing with in waking life or it may be the actual problem itself portrayed in the dream.
The nature of these dream exits may be the symbolization of an actual solution that is available to me in waking life and revealed to me within the dream. If I am able to determine what problem is represented in the dream, I can try to figure out what the exit symbolizes and consider that as a practical solution to my waking life problem.
The other more simple and obvious explanation of looking for an exit in a dream is to get out of the dream. If a dream is particularly troublesome, I may just need to find a way out and begin looking for an exit within the dream. Another common reason to search for a dream exit is the need to go to the bathroom or experiencing some other form of discomfort or sensing the need to wake up.
Can you remember ever having a dream where you were searching for an exit? Did you find the exit you were looking for? What happened next?