The flow of your life. Are you going with the flow or resisting it? If you are fighting the current then you may be resisting the flow your life is meant to go in. If trying to cross the river it would indicate that you are trying to cross over into a new area of your life. If you are drowning in a river then life is overwhelming you right now. If you dream of your child drowning in a river or being swept away then you are experiencing how life and time pulls all our children away from us. Your child is probably become less dependent on you. Rivers and streams are also common symbols for a woman during her time of the month.