Dreaming of being in a dangerous or precarious position can indicate a spiritual insecurity. Dreams can often point to a danger in symbolic form, such as conflict, fire or flood. We may need to have pitfalls represented in such a way in order to recognize them on a conscious level. When we find ourselves in dangerous circumstances in dreams, we are often reflecting the anxieties and dilemmas of everyday life. We may be conscious that our activities could be harmful to us if we carry on in the same way. Men and women perceive danger differently in dreams. Men often confront the difficulty, whereas women may attempt to placate or work round it. Interestingly, as the differences between the genders become blurred in everyday life, these natural responses are also modified. Consult the entry for Threat/Threaten for further clarification.