Water is everywhere – it makes up over 70% of the earth’s surface and around 60% of adult human bodies. And also, there’s no life without water, either.
For these reasons, water is a powerful symbol and metaphor in our dreams. But the exact context of the dreams is very important for interpreting these dreams. The context also has a significant influence on how we feel during and after sleep.
For most human beings, the dream about driving into water is not an enjoyable experience but one that a lot of us go through whether we’re drivers or not and whether we like it or not.
But just because it is not enjoyable does not mean that we should dismiss it or not pay enough attention to it. On the contrary, driving into the water dream is just another opportunity and lesson from which we can learn something new about ourselves.
Dream Of Driving Into Water
This dream most often symbolizes a loss of control of some kind, but there are other interpretations that could be of help in figuring out the exact meaning of the dream. Read on to find out all about these symbols and meanings!
1. Your Actions Are Affecting People Around You
As much as we like to think that our own decisions only impact us, we are all connected to each other through the choices we each make.
These types of car crashes usually result in some kind of injury and long-term trauma. Yes, you will experience the negative effects of this accident, but as the person behind the wheel, it is entirely your fault.
On the other hand, the person who was with you at the moment of driving ended up in this situation through no blame of their own. Therefore, this dream is a wake-up call to regulate your careless behavior.
2. Do You Have A Fear Of Drowning?
You might be surprised to hear that people’s fear of deep water and drowning is quite common. Folks around you might not have it, but as many as 46% of Americans are scared of the pool’s deep end. Imagine how they feel about the ocean or sea!
This fear of deep water and drowning is mostly an irrational fear that prevents people who have it from learning to swim or entering the water at all and thus overcoming their fear. But precisely because it is irrational, this fear manifests itself in many ways and is a cause of many nightmares.
However, there’s also a possibility that your subconscious mind is trying to help you deal with this phobia because it forces you to face what you have been running away from all your life.
3. Be A More Attentive Driver
You must have thought about your dreams hundreds of times, trying to extract some meaning from them because they were nebulous, fuzzy, and not entirely clear.
However, every once in a while, dreams do not need any additional decoding but send us clear messages, which we have to make use of.
In the US, roughly 400 people die every year from drowning in cars submersed in water, which is not a small number. And there are also probably thousands upon thousands of people who, in one way or another, end up in the water with their car but don’t die.
Dreaming about driving into the water can be a literal warning to pay attention to the road ahead while you’re using the car.
Your kids, smartphones, tablets, or other people sharing the ride with you are some of the possible distractions. Know that you will find time to deal with them. While driving, be a more attentive driver, so you don’t end up in one of the statistics mentioned above!
4. Are You Trying To Get Attention Or Benefit From Someone?
These kinds of car accident dreams can sometimes be a sign of your fruitless tries to attract someone’s attention.
No matter what you do, that person doesn’t seem to acknowledge you. You constantly try to impress them, but nothing works. So now you’re thinking of doing even crazier stuff, hoping you will get noticed.
But just as driving into the water won’t result in anything good, your hopeless endeavors won’t bring you what you want.
This dream can be a message to rethink your strategy and go about this a different way. You’ll be surprised at the positive outcomes that will follow.
5. Stop Your Self-destructive Behavior
Probably no one in their right mind would wreck their vehicle by driving into water, so a dream in which you’re behaving in such a way might symbolize your self-destructive behavior.
The worst thing about this kind of behavior is that a lot of times, people aren’t even aware of it, so they blame others for all the bad feelings and consequences resulting from that behavior. Such people usually have problems with self-esteem, pride, and ego.
If you’re having this kind of dream, your unconscious mind is probably trying to warn you that you’re on a path leading to a miserable life full of regret, grief, sorrow, and bitterness.
But, there’s plenty of time for transformation and turning your life around. Stop while it’s not too late!
6. Is Stress In Control Of Your Life?
Whether we cause it ourselves or not, driving into water is one of the most stressful experiences a person can experience, and even dreams about this are not pleasant. Such dreams could symbolize you are under a lot of stress in real life.
Stress is one of the words we use most often in today’s world. Stress, of course, is not a new phenomenon or emotion since it has been with us probably since we started to exist as species. But today, we, especially teenagers, are much more aware of it and under more stress than ever before.
It is common knowledge that stress can negatively affect our health, thoughts, and behavior. As a coping mechanism, you’ll see people indulging in food, drugs, gaming, Netflix, and similar stuff that help them temporarily escape stress.
But this is not a good strategy in the long term because it doesn’t solve the problem. Instead, it just makes it go away temporarily or even worsens it.
You are in charge of your destiny, so don’t let stress dictate the trajectory of your own life.
7. Are You Entering Uncharted Waters?
Sometimes, dreaming about driving into the water means entering uncharted waters in waking life.
Did you just start working at a job you don’t feel ready for and have imposter syndrome? Did you recently graduate from college and now don’t know what to do next? Maybe you’re just at the beginning of your studies, but you don’t know much about your major.
Is it possible that you have entered into a relationship where every new meeting is a surprise but not always of the good kind?
There are millions of possible scenarios when it comes to these types of adventures people themselves into, but new circumstances, confusion, discomfort, and moments of satisfaction and disappointment are the things they all have in common.
8. Do You Know How To Deal With Your Emotions?
Human beings are not only afraid of drowning but often also of their own emotions. Because of this, they don’t know how to manage them and when they inevitably find themselves in a situation where they have to deal with one, most go about it the wrong way.
Since, in many cases, water in dreams represents emotions, dreaming about driving towards or into the water may symbolize that you are struggling with your feelings. The internal struggle is too big since you feel flooded with emotions.
Get away from all this, meditate for a while, but also seek help from friends with whom you can discuss the situation. Someone with an outside perspective may have a better answer than you.
You have to find a way to get out of the water and onto dry land again.
The dream about driving into the water can be taken literally because it sometimes indicates that we should be better drivers.
Still, it can also have symbolic meanings, such as that we must be careful about our decisions since they affect not only us but others as well.
Sometimes it can be a sign of problems with stress, getting attention, or emotions in general. At other times, it can symbolize going into the unknown or the fear of drowning.
If you think we haven’t explored all the meanings of this dream, or are interested in something about the ones we have covered, let us know in the comments.