There are a lot of dream symbols that seem so commonplace that they are so commonplace that they are easy to overlook. In fact, unless you see the same symbol appear again and again in different contexts or different placements in your dream, you probably would forget that your nighttime visions were about this particular symbol.
When you dream skateboard images, (and I’m talking about things that are attached to a typical skateboard like the board, the wheels, and other parts,) you really have to be mindful.
You might be thinking that this dream is all about what you were feeling while you were riding the skateboard; or in many cases, what people were saying or the actions taking place while you are out skateboarding.
A skateboard is also fairly small compared to a bike and definitely a car. It’s easy to overlook due to its size.
But please understand that a skateboard dream has a very deep meaning. But to get to those meaning, you have to first make sure that your skateboard dream is exactly that.
This image must appear again and again.
Maybe you saw a black skateboard, then a white one. Or, maybe you were running up your house or going to work and then you see your skateboard propped up against the wall.
It has to appear again and again in your dream for the following dream interpretation of skateboarding as well as skateboard images to make sense.
The General Meaning of Skateboarding
Skateboarding involves the activity of getting from Point A to Point B. Its general meaning revolves around your sense of control over your life.
There’s also an element of adventure because most people don’t use a skateboard when they’re going to work. Chances are, they would take a car or public transportation.
If they need to ride something that will help them feel the breeze or cut out fossil fuels, they probably would ride a bike or even hop on an electric scooter.
With that background information in mind, it’s important to note that when you see a lot of skateboard images in your dream, it indicates taking control of your life or an increasing awareness of taking control over things based on a sense of rebellion, defiance, or going off the beaten path.
The Strength of Skateboard Imagery
When people dream of skateboarding to get somewhere, their subconscious is expressing its inner creativity. The skateboard, for a lack of a better term, stands in for your willingness to come up with intuitive, unusual, or “out of the box” solutions.
In other words, you’re not just defying what other people are telling you. You’re not a rebel without a cause.
The skateboard represents you trusting your intuition to the point that it can lead you to solutions that may not be obvious to a lot of people. It might involve you having to go against the grain.
Skateboard imagery involves a willingness to be courageous. It takes courage to admit that things aren’t working out and that conventional solutions as far as your life goes have led to less-than-satisfactory results.
A lot of people don’t even allow themselves to get to this point because they feel that they’re gonna lose something if they admit failure mistakes. They might even confuse this with some sense of failure.
But when you see skateboard imagery, your subconscious is telling you that there is a part of you that doesn’t care about what other people think, and that’s perfectly okay.
This part of you is actually what’s pushing you to take a gamble on unusual or out-of-the-box solutions to achieve the same or even better results than the people who normally give you advice. These people might even be your role models.
The Key to Skateboarding Your Way to Happiness
All human beings are happiness-seeking organisms. People might not be able to articulate it in the same broad terms, but deep down inside most of us prefer to be happy.
While we may have different definitions of what happiness means, most of us would agree that it is part of what makes life worth living.
It gives us the motivation that we need to get from day-to-day. It is a sign that we are alive. It gives purpose to our life.
With happiness on the horizon, our life can’t just be reduced to empty striving or trying to achieve some sort of comfort. It gives us the push that we need to hone whatever ability we need so we can deliver more value to the lives of other people.
In other words, it’s intertwined with how we define success.
The Threat of Confusion
Unfortunately, it’s very easy to lose track. It’s very easy to lose motivation because it seems that every day that passes doesn’t get us any closer to where we want to go.
A lot of this has to do with confusion. A lot of this has to do with an unwillingness to experiment. A lot of this has to do with faulty commitment.
And this all creates a difficult situation because we feel that success, happiness, joy, and fulfillment should come quickly.
Though the truth is, you’re never in control of how and when these things will enter your life if at all.
And it’s no surprise then when people face these types of situations, they feel that they’re stuck. They feel that they’re not living up to their fullest potentials so this means that they are losers or they have just lost on the success they could have achieved.
Many people even walk away with the conclusion that success is just beyond their grasps. Other people win and, in their minds, their destiny is to lose.
That’s really too bad because when you start thinking along these lines, you lose control. You really do because you have a lot more control over your life than you give yourself credit for.
A lot of this has to do with permission.
Give Yourself Permission to Ride the Skateboard of Discovery
I don’t know about you, but the first time I hopped onto a skateboard, I didn’t have a good time. I fell over.
Centering yourself on a skateboard is different from that of rollerblades, roller skates, and definitely a bicycle. But eventually, you get the hang of it.
You don’t pop onto it with too much force because your center of gravity is just going to give way. Things start to fall into place and before you know it you go in a straight line, and you can go at faster and faster speeds.
This is an analogy for the control that you have over your decisions that create your life.
Please understand that the decisions and the choices that you make on a moment-by-moment basis, produce your life. Your mental and emotional state are the ultimate causes and everything that people can see about you are the effects.
I’m talking about what you choose to do for a living, how much money you have in the bank, how much respect you get from other people, what you look like, your weight — everything.
And the best part?
You’re in control of this.
Mastery Is the Key
1. Give Yourself Permission to Fail
If you want to succeed in anything, give yourself permission to get on one skateboard after another skateboard, and study how you fall.
Pretty soon, you will start to see patterns. Pretty soon, you will be able to connect the dots, and by doing so, you enter this process where you discover a lot about yourself as well as the situations you find yourself in.
2. Practice Patience
This requires awareness and it also requires patience. But if you’re able to get past this point, things start to fall into place and you will be able to be more intuitive.
You also would be able to make more confident decisions instead of beating yourself up repeatedly because the way you decide or the way you make choices doesn’t fall into line with what other people expect of you.
It doesn’t make you a loser. It doesn’t make you a failure. It just means that you have to give yourself permission to find your own path.
Just as somebody getting on a skateboard has to find their balance and center of gravity so they can go on a straight line and then start to zigzag and have a grand old time, you have to understand that skateboarding in this context refers to your life’s journey to this Earth.
And everything you see: from the obstacles you face to the comfortable situations and opportunities — all of that are reflections of your mindset.
Things are only as rough as you allow them to be.
Your Ability Depends on Your Willingness to Learn
I wish I could tell you that life came with some sort of manual or checklists. If only things were that easy!
You only need to check the right boxes in the right sequence, and you will be able to make the right decision again and again.
Talk about a comfortable life! Talk about an easy existence!
Now, as you probably already know, that is not the case. Getting from Point A to Point B is easier on paper than it is in real life.
All sorts of things can come up. This is why you have to master the art of loving yourself to the point of trusting your intuition. Trust that things may involve obstacles and rough spots from time to time.
But eventually, you will get to where you need to go; that things will even out.
Contextual Meanings of Skateboard Dream Images
When your dreams of skateboards show skateboards in different contexts, pay close attention because these have slight implications as far as the interpretation of that image goes.
While the general interpretation of skateboards remains the same, these small clues can affect the specific meaning slightly.
What Does Buying a Skateboard Mean?
If you see yourself buying a skateboard and you are choosing from different designs or different colors of skateboard models, this indicates that your awareness about your control over your life and the impact of your past decisions is growing.
Now, this might sound very pleasant and comfortable, but for a lot of people, it is uncomfortable.
It implies that you realize that some of your past choices were wrong. A lot of people don’t like to admit that they’re wrong.
Everybody Makes Mistakes
Sometimes, we are our own worst critics. We imagine ourselves as the biggest loser on the planet like it’s unspeakable why we screwed up.
Don’t beat yourself up.
And even in areas of your life where you think you’re doing well and you’re comfortable and you believe that you are getting the love you deserve and your work is awesome, there’s always room for improvement.
So, don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to learn from your setbacks.
What Does Falling off a Skateboard Mean?
Believe me, when you’re just learning how to ride a skateboard, falling off a skateboard hurts a lot. This is where a little bit of foresight comes in.
When you’re falling off a skateboard, your emotional state may focus on the impending fall and the guilt and shame you feel after you skinned your knee.
Fair enough! This is how most people react.
But when you keep seeing yourself falling off a skateboard in your dreams, your subconscious is telling you to prepare.
You know you’re going to be experimenting. You know that you’re going to be trying out many different paths. You know that you are going to be trusting your hunches and gut from time to time.
Accordingly, you should be prepared.
How Do You Prepare for the Grand Journey or Skateboard Tourney of Life?
Well, skateboard dreams involving falling direct your attention to having the right attitude. You have to say to yourself: “Stuff happens!”
So, when you fall off from one skateboard after another, or you even hit your head in your dream, understand that you can prepare for those by having the right padding.
Understand that you can choose different venues. You can also choose different speeds.
1. Learn Painlessly
Overall, when you see yourself falling off a skateboard in a dream, your subconscious is telling you that you have a lot more control over your situation so you can set it up in such a way that you can learn the lessons you need to learn in a less painful way.
2. Fail Quickly
It also teaches you to prepare in terms of the right padding, the right equipment, and the right attitude. And oftentimes the best way to prepare for failure is to resolve to fail and learn quickly.
In other words, just like Thomas Edison, be ready to discover 100 ways not to discover the light bulb.
What Does Riding a Skateboard Smoothly Mean?
When you’re enjoying a smooth skateboard ride, it means that there are some areas of your life that your subconscious feels you have achieved mastery.
Pay Close Attention to the Setting of This Type of Dream
Where are you? Who do you meet? What do you feel?
Usually, when you see this type of imagery, you are pumped up with a sense of adventure. The world is wide open to you and you basically just need to name your ambition and things will fall into place.
But this type of dream image is telling you is that you should be confident in certain areas of your life.
A lot of people who have dreams where things are going well and they are living life to the fullest wake up laughing at themselves because they feel that that is not their life. They feel that their lives are full of stress, impossible deadlines, and unfulfilling relationships.
That’s why they often look at their dream of having smooth journeys as some sort of mockery of their waking reality.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Your subconscious is actually trying to wake you up to certain areas of your life where you have a high enough level of confidence and mastery.
The key is to be aware of these, and extend these into other areas of your life so you can overcome whatever it is that frustrates you and challenge you on a day-to-day basis.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.