I think instead of looking at this dream telling you about a past life, you must look at what the dream as a whole is trying to tell you. Whether it relates to a past life or not, it could have valuable lessons about your life situation or what you need to learn and do to change it.
So the way I would interpret the dream is as follows:
You feel extremely stuck and claustrophobic regarding a situation in your life (or if the dream is more direct then in your work), and although you see a lot of other people around you going through and dealing with the same issues bravely (and with out any external sense of panic or fear), you still can't help but feel extremely stressed and desperate about your future.
You feel you need a Divine Intervention to get you out of this. Some message sent by God to transform your life completely anfd get through this. Because a huge transformation is what you think you need, nothing less....
Hope that makes some sense.