What does it mean if I dream I’m driving a car up a hill, and then start rolling backward? This happens to be a question I often asked myself growing up; in fact, it used to be such a common dream for me, I was actually frightened going up and down hills in my daily life!
When I began working with my dreams a bit closer, I soon realized how this was actually a recurring dream, and how recurrent dreams don’t just happen by chance. There is a reason they are coming back.
If we don’t get the message the first time around, the dream will keep coming back until we do.
As with all dreams, we always want to reflect upon what happened the days leading up to the dream. Did something happen that made us feel a certain way? Is there some kind of emotional reaction we need to work through and heal? Are we caught up in a habitual form of behaving or thinking that isn’t working for us?
Driving a car in a dream is a symbolic dream. How you drive a vehicle in a dream often symbolizes what’s happening in your life – and how your journey is going…
If you’re driving up a hill but don’t have enough power to continue, and instead start rolling backward, it is a good chance that this is also how you feel in your life right now.
Do you feel like you’re trying hard to succeed, but that you can’t quite make it, and keep going backward?
Think about how you felt in the dream, and where you may have felt like that before. Being honest with ourselves, and accepting where we are right now, is how we enhance our awareness, and ultimately raise our consciousness. Think about what you can do to help yourself up the hill, perhaps you have been trying too hard! Maybe there is a hill that isn’t quite so steep you can practice on? Or do you need more sleep and energy so that you can make it up the hill you really want to see? What types of steps can you take to make yourself more strong and ready for the ride?
Often we live our lives in denial, and refuse to see what’s really going on. Becoming more aware is a beautiful part of soul growth, and our dreams are here to help us along the way!
Have a safe journey!
With Love & Gratitude, Anna-Karin, xo
Anna-Karin Bjorklund is a joyous writer and inspirational speaker, and the author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire! She is also a Therapist in Newport Beach specializing in Dream Analysis, Anxiety, Public Speaking, Stress, and Couples therapy. She loves sharing her passion for dreams and soul growth with audiences near and far, and has made expert appearances on Fox & Friends, and the Steve Harvey TV Show on NBC, and been interviewed by Money Magazine, Daily Worth, Marie Claire UK and other media outlets.