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Dream interpretation - grandparents as dream symbols

GRANDFATHER : Of course if some issue is alive in your mind right now which involves your grandfather then it may simply link to that. But grandfathers can often be very symbolic. The dream world has no real symbols for the passage of time. So grandfathers, grandmothers and old people can represent some thought which in some way connects with the passage of time. Think of phrases such as "this has taken too long". "I should take my time time over this","I have been thinking over my time there" and "she needs time to calm down".

Grandparents can also symbolise old people in general and some thought connected with that. Also occasionally old people may represent the state of your health and a feeling that you feel old and tired.

KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I am feeling old and tired"
- "I have been thinking over all the time I spent there"
- "This has gone on far too long!"
- "time has passed since it happened"
- "just when will it happen"
- "taking my time"

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GRANDMOTHER : Grandmothers can of course simply link to themselves and so if some important issue is involving them right now then you maybe thinking about them. But they can also be symbolic. They can link to the passage of time in some way. A grandmother may link to your assessment of how well or badly your experience of something has been going. Its essentially then symbolic of some review of your experiences.

KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I am feeling old and tired"
- "I have been thinking over all the time I spent there"
- "This has gone on far too long!"
- "time has passed since it happened"
- "just when will it happen"
- "taking my time"

ESSAYS
GRANDFATHERS : The meaning of Grandpas in real dream studies
GRANDMOTHERS : The meaning of Grandmas in dreams
MAN : The symbolism of the unknown man in dreams
LITTLE GIRLS :The symbolism of little girls in dreams
FATHERS in dreams : A detailed essay on the symbolism of fathers
MOTHERS in dreams : A detailed essay on the symbolism of mothers in dreams
SISTERS : The true meaning of sisters in real dreams
BROTHERS : A study of real dreams to see what brothers symbolise
BEST FRIENDS : What is the symbolic meaning of best friends in dreams
Dream Dictionary : An A to Z of symbolic meanings with every meaning for each symbol
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DREAM SYMBOL STUDIES : Real dreams with people in them
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THE DREAM - I am saying to my granddad "what about this one... and what about that one". Then the seen switches and I am in bed sleeping.

THE REALITY The dreamer had some choices to make at school. At first he was in a hurry to make a decision but then he realised there was no hurry and it was best to work through the decision at a leisurely pace.

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I was going to rush into making a decision with my options. But now I realise that its worth taking my time. There is no rush. I can sleep on it and make a decision in the morning".

DREAM INTERPRETATION The dream mimicked the way the dreamer was thinking - should he make "this choice" or should he make "that choice".

Grandfathers can often symbolise wisdom and experience. In some cases they may symbolise time itself. Its the minds way of saying "take your time over this decision". So here it could easily symbolise the need to take some time to think through this decision.

The scene in bed where the dreamer is sleeping symbolised the simple need to sleep on the decision. It was not vital to make it right there and then.

Dream Symbols
BED : "a very personal decision - in this case which will affect the dreamers life a great deal"
GRANDDAD : "taking your time - the dreamer realises that there is no rush "
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THE DREAM - I am meeting my grandfather. The dream seems to contain great meaning. There is an almost deep mystical feel to it.

THE REALITY The dreamer had been very unwell recently. On the day before the dream this had especially hit him. He was truly feeling old.

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I really have been very unwell recently. I am starting to really know what its like to feel old and unwell".

DREAM INTERPRETATION The one major factor in understanding a dream is to know if a dream symbol has a literal or a symbolic meaning. In this sense does the grandfather link to the dreamers own grandfather or to some symbolic meaning. In this case the dreamer had no pressing issue involving his own grandfather and had not been thinking about him. So its fair to assume that the meaning is symbolic.

One symbolic meaning of grandfathers is that the dreamer feels old and unwell. In this case this was a very accurate meaning. The dreamer truly did feel unwell. His health had been especially bad leading up to the dream. So in meeting his grandfather he was truly starting to understand how it was to feel old. Indeed just like the dream he was coming face to face with such feelings.

Dream Symbols
GRANDDAD : "feeling old and unwell - the dreamer had been very sick recently "
THE DREAM - I with some really cool famous people. They are pop stars that I really adore. Although I am with them there seems to be some distance between me and them. Later I am on a long walk. I think that there is not long left. I have just got to keep moving. I am then at my Grandmas. It seems to be a friday night. I am a young teenager again. I am about to head back home.

THE REALITY The dreamer had been fantasizing recently. She was dreaming about being with her new friends. She wanted to have a really cool time with them. At heart she knew that these were really geeky and rather sad friends.

DREAM INTERPRETATION It is important to make associations with the various dream symbols. Then we can trace possible triggers of the dream. In this case the dreamer associated the pop stars with her recent fantasies. She had been dreaming about having a cool time with her new freinds.

The dream takes her back to when she was about 14 years old. She used to go to her grandmothers on a friday night. So really this dream is linking this cool wish to be like a pop star to an example of when the dreamer was spending her friday nights not with cool friends but her grandmother. There has got to be some conceptual meaning to this. The dreamer felt that she was fantasizing about being cool but knew that she was geeky and sad.

Dream Symbols
GRANDMAS : "grandmas are safe and none threatening. "
POP STARS : "wanting to be cool and having a great time - fantasizing"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I keep fantasizing about having a really cool time with my new freinds. But if I admit it then they are rather sad and geeky. Just like me. ".

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