Dream interpretation - mothers,moms,mums as dream symbols

THE DREAM I have had a re-occuring dream for a few months now, It occurs every few weeks or so but it always the same basic thing. In these dreams I receive notice that my mother is dying (who is in relatively good health, as opposed to my father who has bad health) and I try so hard to get to her in time but I am never able to. I remember one scene of one of the dreams is that I am running down a winding, dirt path to try and get to her but I am never able to get to her or see her before she dies.

THE REALITY The dreamer has decided to enlist in the Peace Corps. and this is a hard choice for him since he is extremely close with his family.

DREAM INTERPRETATION Death in dreams signifies change and transition. The dream then could be about a major change looming in the dreamers life. In this case there is a major change looming he is going to join the Peace Corps.

Mothers in dream generally link to emotions. In many cases they can show our concern for someone. They can also show our worries. In this sense they symbolise the dreamers home environment. This provides safety and security. There is always someone on hand to help him and show sympathy. If he joins the Peace Corps then much of that safe environment disappears. So in effect that element of his life dies when he leaves home. That is why his mother dies in the dream.

Dream Symbols
MOTHER : "the security and stability that the dreamers home environment provides"
MOTHER DIES : "if he moves abroad then that life with his family will die "

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have enlisted with the Peace Corps. This is a hard decision for me to make since I am going to have to leave my family whom I am very close to."

See how the dreams symbols link to a decision the dreamer has just made

DREAM INTERPRETATION TIP : Dreams link to issues alive in our minds. A mother will link to cautious and sensible emotional thoughts and concerns. So look through your current feelings and think through what happened yesterday. What issues featured a theme which could link to a mother. Think of the words "worries","concerns","reassurance","closure","welcoming nature" and see if any fit into issues and thoughts alive in your mind right now.
THE DREAM I am at somebody’s home. They appear to have several children - three I think. I am playing with the children and the mother says he appears to like the children.

THE REALITY The day before was a depressing and dull day for the dreamer. He decided to do something about it and get out and about.

DREAM INTERPRETATION The children stand for enthusiasm for life. They also symbolise the freedom the dreamer has to go and do things to interest him. He had a dull start to the weekend and then decided to get out and about on the Sunday. His plans had been disrupted and now he had to think of new things to fill the gap.

Notice that the dream involves the number three : Three is often a play on words(3 sound like free). So this number symbolises freedom of choice. It shows that you are free to do something and free to decide not to. This is an issue over which you have freedom of will. Children are often linked with new projects and interests that make us enthusiastic. The dreamer was able to spot where this dream was triggered. The previous day his plans had been disrupted and it ended up rather a dull day. The next day could have been the same but he decided to think of something new to pass fill the void.

Dream Symbols
CHILDREN : "a need to get enthusiastic about something - the dreamer needs to find something he is enthusiastic about"
MOTHER : "worries - the dreamers own worries about his lifestyle and a recognition he was in a rut"
THREE : "freedom of will - the dreamer realises its up to him to make the choice"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "Yesterday was a depressing and dull day. Today I have got to do something interesting"

See how the dreams symbols link to the dreamers assessment about the previous day

THE DREAM I am with my sister. I am then very surprized to see my mother. She died recently.

THE REALITY The dreamers mother had recently died. That rel;ationship had always been fairly good - it was a strong family tie. His relationship with his sister had always been quite bad. They generally wanted nothing to do with him. Yet since the death things had improved. His sister and brother in law had helped fix his house up.

DREAM INTERPRETATION Dreams are often about our assessments about how things have been going. Just recently the dreamer had thought about his family. His mother had been his main family tie. She had just died. His relationship with his sister had always been quite bad. Yet just recently things had improved markedly. Maybe the dream symbolized how his family ties with his sister were now improving. The surpise symbolising the genuine surprise linked to this. He had fully expected his sister to cut off all ties with him.

Dream Symbols
MOTHER : "Symbolic of the strong family ties and close relationship he had with his recently deceased other."
SISTER : "The dreamers own relationship with his sister."
SURPRIZE : "The dreamers own genuine surprise as linked to his improved relationship with his sister. "

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "My sister seems much closer since her death. I fully expected her to cut off all ties since my mothers death. "

See how the dreams symbols link to the dreamers own thoughts concerning his sisters relationship with him since his other had died

THE DREAMI was in my school. He was there and he pulled out a gun and started threatening to shoot everyone (This is not completely out there, he suffers from depression and he dislikes people. However in real life he would never do this, so don’t worry, he’s not completely psycho.) Then I was very afraid so I texted him. He received the text, I watched him read it, and then he responded by texting me back and telling me to not bother him. However I was persistent. Later on, he was outside (I don’t really remember how we got out there) and there was a security guard watching him. I was standing there trying to convince him to stop this. Then my mom came out and tried to help him but he told me he didn’t like her because she was still living in the year 1954 (In a previous dream a psychic told my mom to stop living in the past. However she was born in 1956, so it’s odd.) Finally my mom and I went inside and decided to give up. But as I walked in the door I decided to text him one last time, the exact words of the text were "If you want to me stay with you, I will." and I sent it. Before sending I had the strongest feeling he would just reply with a "No." But I sent it anyway. At that moment I woke up. Never receiving one final answer from him.

THE REALITY The dreamer had known a guy for several months. She found him interesting and unlike any guy she had ever met. Although she was attracted to him she found him also frustrating in that she found his behavior inconsistent. Sometimes he seemed interested and others not interested. That very day she had decided to just give up on him. The stress of the relationship was just getting too much and it was easier to just give up.

DREAM INTERPRETATION Dreams tend to link to the previous day or very recent events. If some important change in our thinking has just taken place then its very likely that this has triggered a dream. In this case the dreamer had come to a decision about her relationship with a man. The dream perfectly captures overall thoughts at the time.

The dream captures the dreamers connection and wish to understand the man in the dream. Her mother features in the dream because she brings out her caring side.

Yet in life we really do have to balance different feelings. She also finds him frustrating. If the relationship was to carry on like it was then she would find it too much. The way in which she gives up in the dream clearly mimics real life and that decision that day to just give up.

The dream does tend to indicate that she was really unsure still. It has conflicting signals in the dream. She felt that the one last text was symbolic of a meeting that she was having with him in a couple of days. In reality we have mixed and confused feelings. The emotions we have are actually complex and higher thinking. They are very sophisticated forms of thought. Computers cannot mimic there behavior. Yet emotions are still confused. Expect dreams to conflict with each other. Emotions and intuitions are often best described as a best guess. We have to come to a decision. Here the dreamers caring attitude towards this guy clearly now seem in opposition to another part of her personality. The part of her that simply had become too frustrated.

Dream Symbols
GIVE UP : "This symbol does not require much interpreting. It clearly mimics her recent decision to just give up on her relationship with this guy."
MOTHER : "the dreamers own caring side and wish to help the man she had become close too"
ONE LAST TEXT : "The dreamer was due to meet this guy in just a couple of days. This was perhaps going to be the last chance she would give the relationship"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I do find him interesting and I do have a connection with him. Yet his actions are so inconsistent and I find him diffiuclt to read. I am not sure he is interested in me and right now I just want to give up. The stress of the relationship is just getting to me. I would rather just give up. But I am meeting him just one last time on Friday. Maybe I should wait and see. I do care for him and try to understand his more difficult side yet I just think its all getting too much for me."

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MOTHERS : Mothers tend to relate to our emotional concern for both ourselves and for the people around us. As far as yourself is concerned the mother maybe symbolises your wishes for reassurance, your own worries and concerns about the way your life is going. The mother may symbolise your own wish to take a cautious and safe approach and not wanting to make hasty decisions(a wish not to be pressured). The mother can also symbolise our behavior towards others. They may be symbolic of our worries and concerns for others such as coworkers.

KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "make me feel at home"
- "feeling sorry for myself"
- "I need reassuring"
- "helping her out"
- "being worried about it"
- "taking your time to make the right decision"
- "a need for closure"
- "a need to be sensible"


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