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Grandmother Grandma

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 ‘Granmother’. 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



-Norma J Sawyer 2016-10-10 3:20:23

My great grandson wants to dream about his grandma so bad he cries every night and says why can’t I dream about GiGi. I tell him to just pray real hard and ask God to let her come to your dreams and maybe it will happen.


    -Tony Crisp 2016-10-10 8:20:08

    Norma – Tell him it doesn’t work if he cries, because crying is all about believing his GiGi has left him. Far better for him to remember what he felt inside him when she held him. If he does that as he goes to sleep it will happen.



-Tanya Diggs 2016-11-17 13:47:57

What does it mean to dream of finding a braided lock of your deceased grandmother’s hair in a small box? I found it while walking on a bright, sunny day.
The box had a little condensation, but her hair piece was mostly dry. Her hair lock was mostly grey with reddish-brown highlights.

Thank you!


    -Tony Crisp 2016-11-18 11:48:01

    Hi – I am sorry I cannot keep up with number of dreams sent at the moment. But I have described a way that you can get to the meaning of your dream. It only takes a little time to work at knowing the meaning of your dream.

    So please click on the link and find your dreams meaning – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/ or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

    But your dream is important, for it is a gift from you9r ancestors. She has left you her loving thoughts and her philosophy of life. They are both valuable gifts that will help guide you.

    You may not realise that you have an inner grandmother equally as powerful as an external one. You have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with your grandmother, and they are a major influence in your early life. 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 grandmother can appear in dreams because you are still deeply influenced by what you hold within you. The inner mother can also signify what has been received via genes passed on or ancestral influences. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/ancestors/


-Cathy VanGostein 2016-11-30 20:56:18

I keep having a similar dream about my fathers mother, my grandmother.
In my dream I find out that my grandmother is alive. My grandmother passed away over 39 years ago.w While I am thrilled that my grandmother is alive in my dream I am filled with so much guilt that so much time has gone and I did not talk or see her in over 30 years.


    -Tony Crisp 2016-12-01 8:39:46

    Hi – I am sorry to suddenly stop replying to dreams like this, but I must upgrade the dream dictionary – I started the revising in 2006, and haven’t got near the end yet.

    So for a while I urge you to read http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/i-am-no-longer-interpreting-dreams/

    Also here are so ways you can find your dreams meaning – http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/#Summinghttp://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/ or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson and http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

    Hundreds of questions about your dreams have already been answered if you scroll down to the very bottom of the page were people’s questions/comments were replied to. Also see http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/


    Any negative feeling you have is felt very deeply by the dead who love you. So don’t torture yourself or your grandmother.

    Unlike any dream environments she’s known, her mind feels clear, alert, and free. Is she awake, asleep, or somewhere in between, in this place that’s more vivid than previous reality? Her surrounding is cylindrical, vibrant, and vast; white light emanates with a strength that almost hurts. The only route is up the helter skelter stairs of this lightening bright, snow blindness light-house. Tentatively, so unsure she starts to ascend; round and round she coils windowless walls forlorn, until she reaches the top and it’s sacred platform.

    Relief from the piercing light is achieved where windows open on to darkest space. Her anxiety easing, she approaches the central display: an exceptional, universal camera obscura. Far from static it reveals the whole world and with just one thought from the viewer’s mind, a place and a loved one instantly appear presented real time for one to observe. Standing mystified, a presence then joins her and informs her with seemingly no external voice at all: “This is the place where people come after death’s fall.”

    With instant recognition of her self-mortification, she spontaneously utters: “Oh, so I’m dead!” The presence inwardly sighs: “No, you’ve misunderstood my intention: I’ve brought you here to show that each of the dead choose someone to guide and watch over on earth. And that you have a someone still loving you. Your self-destruction is unnecessary; you just need to give life a reasonable chance. Please think on this experience and what I have said; your duty is still to life, it’s not yet to death.”


-Danielle 2016-12-19 11:19:19

Good morning. I just woke up from a strange dream. My grandmother passed on December 15,2016. The same day my grandfather passed 38 years ago by the way. Anyway, I’m my dream my mother(still alive) and I were walking up the stairs to a house (not either of ours) and we were carrying bags of groceries in and out of the the door. I went to go back out and coming up the stairs was my grandmother! I felt scared and shocked in my dream. I ended up grabbing my cell phone and ran outside as she walked past me. She was walking very slow…I am not sure if there was dialogue. Om my phone I went to call the doctor (even though I don’t know who he is) to say she walked out of the car we were in and she was alive. Then I woke up. The wake is today so it very well just may be anxiety. Any input you have would be great. It is very vivid on my mind rI get now.


-Betsy Yaklich 2017-01-23 16:29:53

My grandson who is 22 literally walked out of his house in the middle of the night, and sat on his front porch where her had a conversation with my deceased mother. He said he looked over and saw a bird, and when he came out this morning, it was dead. What could be the meaning of this?


-Dylan 2017-01-29 14:19:52

Hi, my grand mother very recently died and and since the my first sleep after her death I’ve had 3 recurring dreams of just her deceased head placed in side a small boxed single shelf metal refrigerator. It seems to be a morgue of some sorts but I’m not sure everything feels very cold and icy blue . any one help with these meanings. She was very close to me and was more significant in my life than my own parents.


-Emma 2017-02-18 18:10:55

I dreamed of this social gathering. I was busy and just looked around the room smiling. I noticed this old woman wearing glasses sitting at a table, just looking at me. No smile, just watching me. I go back to doing my thing, A few moments later, I again look over and see her. Same look on her face. I go back to doing my thing, but have a strong feeling I know her. I again peer over and realize, she is my grandmother (in-law). I go running over to her with tears in my eyes, telling her how much I love her, how much i miss her, how much she means to me. She still has the same look and says nothing to me. I don’t remember anything after this.


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