Ever since the beginning of time bridges have served an important purpose in our lives, its primary purpose is for people, animals, and later on vehicles to cross safely and efficiently from one side to the other.
In dreams bridges become a metaphor relating to crossing a boundary, bridging two parts together, as well as re-establishing relationships in our walking lives.
However the image of the bridge contains both a negative and positive aspects as it has the ability to join and ultimately fall to your death.
Bridges are fascinating dream symbols that informs the dreamer of success or potential failure reflects parts of their lives. Strongly associated with falling and opportunities find out what
Why Bridges Are Symbolic In Dreams
In dreams, a bridge represents the transition from one state to another, higher connection, like a rebirth; it is the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Though out many cultures it symbolizes what is consciously perceived and what is beyond perception (unconscious); a longing for or desire for change.
Even if we examine bridges in folklore you will notice a very similar parallel between dreams and these ancient stories. You might not be confronted by a fairy, devil, or a troll, though you might encounter your own obstacles masked with metaphors and symbolism.
What makes a bridge a positive omen is if you cross it safely. However this might not be the case as most bridges appear in dreams either to be broken, falling, hanging or collapsing.
Bridge Symbolism In Dreams:
- Transition stage in your life,
- Connection between the conscious and unconscious,
- Danger crossing a boundary reflected in your walking life,
- Confidence, advancement, goals;
- Fears, anxieties, emotional troubles.
In the Koran, the bridge that crosses over hell is on a thin thread that can only be passed by the righteous. The Zhaozhou Bridge an China is the oldest standing bridge in the world. Built in 605 AD, it is still standing strong today, over 1400 years later.
A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Bridges are usually built on top of rivers, canyons and canals often seen with water at the bottom. Noticing water underneath brings your attention to your emotional state mind – the type of bridge determines how emotionally secure you are.
Could this relate to a particular situation in your life that uses the bridge as a metaphor relating to change, freedom, connection from one thing to another?
Carl Jung saw the bridge as a symbol of the unconsciousness, a strong connection once passed. Walking over a bridge with ease is a positive omen suggesting achievement, goals, connection and freedom.
More than likely you will be hanging on for deal life as you noticed the bridge breaking apart in your dream. This represents sever ties, failures to succeed, anxieties related to obstacles in your life, and movement.
Your main goal is to make it to the next side successfully. Why did it fall? If the bridge was on fire, “burning bridges” suggests anger or issues related to your progress.
Bridge Dream Meaning
If you noticed a bridge under construction suggests on a possible unconscious level you are not ready to advance yet to the next level. Inner work must be achieved in order to securely pass.
A broken bridge is a warning that the connection between two parts in your life needs to be carefully crossed.