Dreaming of a deceased mother
Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings
It can be rather worrying to dream of a mother that has passed on in life.
These types of dreams can sometimes be either your own emotions where you require comfort or your mother protecting you in life. To see a dead mother in a dream is associated with “transformation” according to Freud. Freud analyzed a dream that featured a death subject’s mother. He believed, people have dreams of dead parents because it is a subconscious awareness of living a life without a mother.
The first question we must ask is that to dream of a deceased mother - does this mean it is spiritual contact? Some people suffer acutely from the death of their mother. In the dream state the impact of the death can be somewhat exaggerated, it is because the subconscious mind is processing the information.
Each person reacts to death in different ways and one doesn’t follow any specific stages. In the dream state we often go through aspects in our mind that are troubling us. The dream state could prepare us for acceptance. There has been research carried out by Margarete Gerne of the University of Zürich. The research showed, after analyzing 10,000 dreams that if a dream encompass the death of somebody that is emotionally close to the dreamer has three phases. Phase one is when the dreamer focuses on the death in sadness and grief of the person that has died. The second phase is known as the “new orientation” this is when dead relatives appear in dreams as living characters. The final phase indicates the sorrow and grief phase.
The loss of a mother can be associated with a painful loss at any age. It can also indicate an intense amount of sorrow. It is rather common to dream of are deceased mother around the time of their death. The manner of death of the mother is also significant. If the mother in real life dies in a traumatic way then the dreams are often vivid.
In your dream…
- Your mother died and appeared in your dream.
- Your mother keeps sending you messages in your dream state (when she is deceased)
- Your mother passed away recently and you dream about her.
Detailed dream meaning…
The mother dying and coming back to life in the dream state is common. On another note, the mother could be a “comforting” figure in the dream state. You need understanding, support and comfort in life which is why you had such a dream.
A mother figure in a dream is about protection and security. For this to be taken away from you in real life - it denotes some difficult issues in waking life. It can suggest you are feeling threatened. The mother is our own identity and to see your mother die or to be “dead” in a dream or that she is already dead in real life but alive in a dream denotes that you need to move through a period of calmness in order to come out the other side.
To hear your dead mother speak to you in the dream is significant. It can suggest that you need to look at the message she is trying to give. A visitation from a dead parent during a dream can be quite worrying. To dream of a long lost dead mother then one must recognize that is understandable to be rather shocking and associated with the belief of life after death. We could be switching between virtual reality and real reality. During the dream state our mind can re-live and hold onto things that have gone in the past.
Dreaming of a dead loved one can suggest that you are inspiriting that love and comfort in life. If we look at the dream state, we start dreaming when we are small children. The dream state is associated with playing a key role in shaping ourselves as our personality. Parts of having a dream of a dead mother is linked to one's personality by the governance of association and the dream of a dead mother can sometimes trick us into thinking about our own identity, or our relationship with our dread mother. As we know the state of sleeping is associated with both REM and non-REM sleep phases.
Dreaming of a dead mother could be a lucid dream, if you believe the dream is real then this is associated with our dream state. In lucid dreaming it enables one to jump out of the body into another dream. If you dream of your dead mother being alive then this denotes that she is a protector and you currently needed protecting in life.
Feelings associated with dreaming of a deceased mother..
Pain, sorrow, worrying about living life without mother figure.