Spiritual quicksand suggests a situation where we may be on insecure ground insofar as our beliefs are concerned. To find ourselves trapped in quicksand suggests that we have been put in a difficult situation which is not necessarily of our own making. In old-fashioned dream interpretation, quicksand represented business difficulties often due to circumstances beyond our control. Today it tends to signify a lack of security. This is represented by the ground beneath our feet not being stable and indeed being somewhat dangerous.