In the dream I open a door and there is a skeleton dressed like the Grim Reaper. I felt as if someone had jumped out from behind a dark corner and said "boo!" My heart jumped and I thought "Oh, my God!" I was so surprised it woke me up.
Shocked, surprised, scared.
Main Life Issues:
Bad health, unable to work due to health.
Someone is confronted by a scene of death and scared by it.
Opening a door: Seeing what is beyond; looking for a way out; seeking opportunity.
Skeleton: A person who once lived; a reminder of death; something scary.
Grim Reaper: Symbol of death; metaphor for approaching death;
Death: The ultimate change; a necessary change.
Skeleton dressed like Grim Reaper: Metaphor of life intertwined with death; reminder that all that lives must die.
As if said “boo”: A shock; facing what is shocking; feeling scared.
The thought, “Oh my God”: A sudden revelation; becoming aware of something important.
What it Means:
The dream can have one of two meanings. Since you actually have health problems, the dream may be a metaphor for “not living” life as a way to confront yourself and say: “Choose to live or choose to die”. It can be an urgent message to find solutions to restore your health. Sometimes it takes a shock to swing into full action.
On the other hand, it’s said that we pre-dream everything of importance that happens to us and the dream may have come to prepare you for the worse. Unless you find steps to turn your health around, you may, in fact, face death.
Bottom Line: Dreams communicate messages you are ready for. Some see death as a terrible option; however, books on “Life After Death” and “Near Death Experiences” hint there is great love and happiness in the next level of life if one has lived their best.
Thank you for your insight. I have been seeing doctors without much success which is frustrating because at age thirty-nine, I enjoy activities I can no longer do. I am a Christian and believe dreams have meaning and am okay with passing on. The dream tells me there is an end to the suffering, one way or another. I know God does not give me more than I can handle.
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