A lever may appear as a symbol in dreams when we are attempting to reach a different level of spiritual awareness. A lever implies that we need to use some mechanical means to raise or lower an object. From an emotional perspective, this signifies that we need help in handling our emotions at this time. To be levering an object in dreams for instance, using a crowbar suggests that a project or idea needs to be freed up from some kind of restriction. A lever is a mechanical means of altering position, so in both men's and women's dreams such an image can suggest manipulation from an outside source.