Another interpretation of this dream is that you might feel that you are on the edge and in danger. You might be faced with a difficult decision, risk or barrier to something in your life. You may also be afraid of the unknown. This is all dependent on the context of your dream.
Your dream about a cliff may mean that you are on the verge of change, facing danger or an important decision. It can also mean that you are taking a risk, causing you to confront your fears.
For example, according to Ingmar Bergman, you might dream that you are falling over a cliff. You know that death awaits if you reach the bottom. You hit the bottom, and your body becomes a splattered mess. You feal as if you are floating, and instead of feeling ‘dead’, you feel free.
Often, being at the top of the cliff is an image of a large space past the spot where you are standing. This may pose a threat to some people, but others think of it as the chance to fly, or to be made aware of the vaste space that is our universe. It is representative of the unknown, and is a reminder of how you take on new opportunities in life. It is a sign of the way you connect with the large nature of your subconscious.
The example gives us a picture that the cliff shows a basic overview of one’s life. This also includes death. It signifies an uphill battle in life, and how hindsight can be a source of wisdom. It also shows a person’s ability to trust themselves and face their own fears.
Another example could be that someone walked to the balcony, not feeling at all like it was a dream. But, when they got there, the entire universe was visible to their naked eye and Jupiter did a full circle right there and then. It’s a feeling that couldn’t be put into words.
This example is of someone looking down at the ocean from atop the cliffs. A man stood by her side, who was old but appeared strong and wise. He pointed towards the water, which indicated that the woman should jump in, so she did. Her body was left behind, and she became one with the ocean. She felt as if she could have been back on the cliff again at any time.
This dream paints a picture that the cliff is the barrier between life and death; it is the line between being afraid of death and enjoying life; between being stuck where you are in life and personality, and being able to release yourself from your body as naked consciousness.