Do dreams mean anything?

Amanda - posted on 01/23/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




Okay I had a horrible dream about my youngest son last night. He had died, and I was screaming for him ( Bring him back, Bring him back). It was awful! Alot of people have told me if you dream of death it means life and vice versa. I had a dream while pregnant with my first son just like this one, death! My cousin had passed, and I went up and looked at his body laying in the casket. My grandmother told me it was cause I had life inside me, not to worry. It just really scared me and I was so sad and crying in my dreams and after I woke up. Nobody I know could be pregnant. Is this a sign from God that I'm pregnant or will become soon?,. Just a though..


Vicki - posted on 01/23/2013




heres what I found searching the net:......To dream about the death of a loved one, suggests that you are lacking a certain aspect or quality that the loved one embodies. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about him. It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.

Rebekah - posted on 01/23/2013




There are a lot of different theories of dreams, from cultural influences, psychological theories (Freud and Jung), religious beliefs, etc. And some will say that dreams are all hogwash. So its hard to say for sure. Personally, I never heard of death meaning life, and vice versa. Although, looking at it philosophically, the death of one thing allows for the rebirth of something else (I don't mean people, per se, but just the essence of change in one's life).

But if you are interested in what others think, my opinion would be that dreams of death are probably a reflection of some kind of fear/anxiety about loss, whether you actually experienced loss, or its anticipated, or its a fear that it will occur even if its unexpected. It might not even have to be a loss or death of a person, but it could represent the loss of something the loss of a job, or a role that you have, or moving. Losses come in all shapes and sizes. I think dreams are a way of the psyche trying to work through the feelings that have to do with loss. When it is as dramatic as yours (dreaming about the loss of your children), I can imagine how startling and upsetting that could be. Some people think that dreams are not to be taken other words, in your dream your son represents something else entirely...its not really about losing your son. ? I suppose that's for you to figure out!

Reflect on it, but don't over-analyze it. Is your son moving toward more independence or spending less time with you, such that you feel your role as mom is changing? Did you read a news story or see a movie about losing a child? Might it be a response to the Sandy Hook tragedy that was all over the news? There are a lot of places this could stem from.

Some people keep a journal of their dreams. You could try that (record it the next morning while the details are fresh in mind), and see if there any repeating patterns, themes, or characters. See what that suggests to you. And if you are really concerned or think you have some underlying things to work through, there are professionals out there who deal with dream analysis.


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Amanda - posted on 01/23/2013




Ummm. Some very intresting replies. I agree with both, and it's making me think alot. My son is 19 months will be 20 months on the 5th of Febuary. I'll be 25 in August, so yes there is changes happening. As my son learns more, and is not as dependent on me, I notice sadness. Also I start longing for another baby real bad. We have alot of stress because of having 4 children to take care of 2 thats not my own, and financially as well. Which I could handel a newborn because Matthew would be almost 3 when it was born, my oldest would be 7. My husbands 2 will be 11 and the other would be almost 15. The would be 15 is 13 now and he is a pain more than the others. He lives for ball games. It's a mess. Other than all this thats about all I can figure out. I appreciate all your replies.

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