Spiritual fear or forgetfulness is symbolized here, particularly the Fall from Grace, from a state of innocent bliss to a state of sinful understanding, with its attendant consequences We may feel we are slipping away from a situation, essentially we are losing our place. This can be because of others negative influence. Falling has come to be interpreted as surrender (particularly sexual) and with moral failure, of not being as one should. Statistically, dreams of falling are one of the most common types of dream. They tend to occur during the first stage of sleep and are often accompanied by muscle contractions of the arms and legs, sometimes the whole body. These are known as myoclonic jerks. A fall in a dream outlines the need to be grounded, to take care within a known situation. We may be harmed by being too pedestrian. To dream of falling shows a lack of confidence in our own ability. We may feel threatened by a lack of security, whether real or imagined. We fear being dropped by friends or colleagues.