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So many people dream about their grandmother, especially the dead grandmother. Grandmothers represent so much in your dreams. They are the doorway through which your life came into being, and bring us that much nearer to the source of Life. They are also the wonderful gateway to the ancestors and their collective wisdom.

Of course they could also be a bad grandmother – but even so they are a reflection of the pains and inner wrongness we may carry with us through our family inheritance. So whether good or bad we should honour them, for only through them can we find out way back to what is beyond them in the past.

She is a mother and a grandmother and is a very special person in your life.  A grandmother is the living essence of all the mothers who have existed before them. I know that seems an everyday thing in one way, but if you take time to consider it, it means that your mother or grandmother is a sort of magical being. It also means that she is a stream from which the rivers of your life have flowed.

At times a grandmother may appear like an angel, as she is to a young child. Her touch and love is a link with the ancient wisdom that grandmothers have inside them. It can reach through them and change your life. See Integrate

Inner grandmother: Many people do not realise that they have an inner grandmother equally as powerful as an external grandmother. You have taken in millions of bit of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with or knowing your  grandmother, and they are what makes you the person you are. This is true even if your grandmother was never there for you – you still have all the memories of her not being there for you filed under ‘Grandmother’. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner mother can appear in dreams because you are still deeply influenced by what you hold within you.  The inner grandmother can also signify what has been received via genes passed on or ancestral influences. See ancestorsparent integrationThe Conjuring Trick

Example: I had this dream about my grandmother: I walked into a very bright house where there were so many little children…it seemed she was taking care of them, they were playing and laughing inside the house. She was wearing her favourite flowered dress, as I walked toward her she spread out her arms and offered me a hug, so I went to her and as she hugged me I felt warmth and happiness, I saw bright flowers and sunshine and plants in the breeze. Then in an instant it was all gone. I woke up; I was in a good mood. I got ready for work and as I was on my way to work my mother called me to say happy birthday. Right at that moment I remembered the warm hug my grand mother gave me that very same morning…..what a coincidence that same warm feeling. As I shared that dream with my mother, we both had tears of joy.

Example: But as the baby I knew I was giving a signal that I was bonding. The cries were a bonding signal. I wouldn’t cry until I was in the presence of someone I could bond with. I felt my mother had been frightened of my weakness, had thought I was dying and had not opened her heart to me. So only now did I bond.

I knew someone loved me. I knew they understood what pain was and were not afraid of it or of death. This pierced me right through. It was my grandmother, but to me it felt like some higher being who had reached out of the unknown to help me. The bonding cry was a signal to say “I recognise you! I recognise you! I’m bonding to you. I’m bonding to you! Someone recognises me. I can cry now because I am in the presence of love.”

Example: What could this mean? I have been in communion with my spiritual nature and speaking to my loved ones who have passed on recently (mother, grandmother, papa, great grandmother and oddly, I’ve been feeling my great great grandmother around me, though she passed on long before I was born).


Useful Questions and Hints:

What part did your grandmother play in your life?

Have you ever felt her presence – good or bad?

What do you carry in your nature from your grandmother?

See Characters and People in DreamsSumming UpTechniques for Exploring your DreamsTalking with the dead


-racha 2017-07-10 19:40:16

hi , so my grandma dies 1 week ago in my room since then i always have this weird feeling every time i enter this room. whatever, yesterday i dreamed about a family reunion ,where ,the spirit of my grandma (she looked like an angel)was sitting next to my mom and they where talking to each other. i , on the other hand was talking to the “bad” spirit of my grandma then she started creating conflict between me and my mom and the “good” spirit of my grandma came and stopped her. it was a very weird and scary dream and since then i can’t stop thinking about it. hope you could help . thx you


-Litzy 2017-07-23 17:50:04

I had a dream thati bought a new home. I had moved in and a friend stopped by to see the new home, as i was walking across the kitchen i see a baby boy (in the dream the baby was mines) he was walking on the edge of the bed in the room nearby. I get scared and rush to him only to find my grandma laying side ways dressed in white on the bed with her arms extended to hug him. I rush and tell my friend take a picture of this because it cant be real my grandma passed away 15 years ago


    -Tony Crisp 2017-07-25 10:35:31

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/ and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Litzy – Why can’t it be real? You must be mixing up your dream life that takes place in a completely different environment with you life in the body. We all have an inner world that is quite distinct from the outer world we encounter with our physical senses. It is the world we meet when we have an emotional reaction, an idea, or close our eyes and live in our fantasies, imagination or dreams. When we enter it we are in the dimension we often call the mind, but it might better be called awareness or consciousness. In this state we cannot be hurt, for we are simply experiencing our own mental constructs. In this world of experience we are capable of seeing the so called dead. The big difference is that our body is almost blind and deaf, because our sight only registers about one percent of visible light and our hearing only about one percent of audible sound.

    Unfortunately most people are so programmed to see everything exactly like our body, with its pains, its vulnerability, its ageing and eventually death, and we identify with it so completely that we think WE are the same, and so people suffer enormous fear or hurts.

    The baby boy is yours, but again a dream baby, which has as much reality at its level as a physical child. I believe that such a baby is a very real part of you – though an inner and not an outer part. It is because you are a female mammal and females are designed to have babies – it is instinctive and unavoidable to at least dream of creating a child. The child is a creation of your growth as a person. Remember the changes you went through as you left childhood and entered teenage? Well such changes do not stop and are represented as a new baby in your dreams. It will slowly show as a new ability or interest, or a new level of what you already are as a person. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/growth-of-something/

    Your grandma holding out her arms to the child is saying that she want him with her. Don’t get frightened by what that means, because a dream child is already in the dimension of death, so no harm can come, and your grandma obviously loves your new creation.


-Aysha 2017-10-07 3:46:02

Hi, i offn dream about my grandma, recently i saw her crying in my dream i couldn’t understand what she is trying to convey me, please help me to fix this. Thank you


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