Family and Relationships

VIII8bUTRE2000 Bursting bubbles


This is a recurring dream that I had as a child. I am on a blue bouncy castle with my family (mother, father and brother). When I jump off and go to what feels like 'backstage', I suddenly notice a rusty pin sticking into the side of the bouncy castle and try to force it away from the membrane. The dream ends like in a film with the ‘camera’ zooming out of the picture of us bouncing and through the roof and I'm not sure whether it has popped the castle or not.

VIII1bMBET2015 Degree in heaven 


I had a dream that my dead father came through the door of my sunroom and there were lots of family there. There was a table set for us and I asked him if he had taken a degree in heaven and he said he couldn’t because he hadn’t paid his tax on earth.


VIII1bN?? Lover

I dream of a lover, we are only lovers in the dream state. In life we are just friends, I guess time will tell.

VIII1bHPAU? Couldn’t come to his party


In a neighbourhood that merged two different real childhood places, under heavy dark skies and very low cloud (it was daytime but dark and streetlight lit. I was rushing around to organise my dad’s birthday party. My died died 2 years ago.

In the dream it became increasingly painful having to explain to my dad that he couldn’t come to his party, because he had already died.

It felt quite sad. 


VIII4hNKAM2018 Sketchy engagement


I was returning from my 4 months of travel and my partner said he had a surprise for me in a small black box. I got flustered thinking he was proposing but it was a box of engagement ring drawings he had sketched. 

On the same night, my partner dreamt that he had created a design for my engagement ring. (We hadn’t discussed it recently and we were continents apart!)

VIII8bMAMY2006 Different kind of home


I wake up, take the key from my hidden cup (This exists, the key, the cup). The key is for my old house where I grew up. I walk the 15 mins from the new house where my mother lives, to this old childhood home; my Father (parents are divorced) has recently moved to Canada. I unlock the door, I go in, everything is different, someone else lives there. I go up to my bedroom and everything is the same. I climb into bed go "back to sleep." As long as I can stay asleep, the new people, whom I can hear downstairs, won't realise I'm there!

VIII1bUBET2015 Two of him


By a cattle grid- he’s crouching down by a puddle, my late father, there’s two of him. I say “why are there two of you” he says “because one of me is all my qualities”.

VIII1bMMAL? Secret love affair with grandpa

I’m having a secret love affair with my grandfather. One day my grandmother and mom come to talk to me to tell me that there (and everyone else) know about it, and don’t I see that he’s using me because he wants ‘young, healthy, children’. I feel naive and stupid. I’m then on their side and we leave the house- on a mission. We walk through a forest with tall, naked fire trees and see a small wooden cottage with smoke coming from the chimney. The sun is setting and the tall trees are throwing long shadows over the woods.

Walking up to the window we see that the house continues deep down into the ground- like a shaft. Deep down there there is a big fireplace with a roaring fire. In front of it my grandfather sits in an armchair. The fire is throwing a long shadow (similar to those of the trees) of him over floor, and the shadow if that of a devil! With horns...

To be added: I loved my grandfather and he was a lovely man!



A baby with Russian nurses and some part of me in the baby. 

VIII1bMANN2009 A visitor


I had a dream that my father had come to visit me. He was on the sofa and I was so happy to see him. I hugged him and never wanted to let him go. My father had died a few years previously. I really felt that he had visited me. 

VIII1bM?2018 Hooked up 


I moved into my nan’s house with my girlfriend. There was a giant vending machine in the floor. It was all the normal layout, except there was a room where someone we didn’t know was hooked up to a drip. This was a generally excepted fact. 



I had a dream that my wife didn’t just love me for my pockets. 



You were giving birth and I helped you somehow to push it out. 

VIII1bNCAT2019 Milky Water

Mum sent me to the shops to buy some milk, I came back with water. But she said that was okay and she poured it over some eggs. They hatched little chicks.

Classmark Key

Dream Subject 

I. abstract

II. flying and falling 

III. getting wet

IV. troublemaking

V. escapology

VI. body

VII. animal 

VIII. family and relationships

IX. death

X. parnormality and spirituality

XI. politics

XII. music

Dream state

1. conventional dream state

2. lucid dream 

3. nightmare

4. mutual dream

5. sleep paralysis

6. dreams within dreams  

7. prophetic dream

8. recurrent dream

9. OBE


Sleep location 

b. bed

t. tent

s. street

c. caravan

p. public transport

h. hotel

Dream location 

H. hybrid location 

C. urban

E. elemental/natural setting

U. unconventional

M. home in some shape or form 

N. locationless


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