To dream of yourself slowly drifting on water represents an uncertain or a negative situation that you feel powerless to control. Clinging to life or hope. Feeling alone with your problems. An enormous amount of sadness. Feeling betrayed or abandoned. Feeling unable to control the direction you are taking in life.
Negatively, drifting on water may be a sign that you are too passive about a problem. Feeling hopeless. Alternatively, it may reflect stupidly believing that a problem will solve itself. Allowing problem to carry you as needed. Feeling that life will take care of problems on it’s own. Living life one day at a time.
To dream of seeing a person or object drifting away from you on water represents feelings of hopelessly losing something for good.
Example: A woman dreamed of being hopelessly adrift on water. In waking life her husband had committed suicide and she felt like she was all alone and that her life was pointless.