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Running Tap Water and Dead Mom's Visit
Dead Mom Shows Up and a Leaking Faucet
I dreamed a faucet was leaking onto my mom’s bed. She passed away four years ago but was alive in my dream. I was trying to turn the faucet off but it would just start running faster until water was flooding the bed. I was really concerned about the mess but mom was not concerned at all. My son was laying in the bed next to where the water was running.
Someone discovers that they are not being judged, even though what is going on is not perfect.
Felt confused and helpless.
Main Life Issues:
My mom passed away four years ago when she lost her battle with cancer. This was my first dream about my mother since she passed away.
Leaking faucet: Something that one can’t control; what spills out.
Water: Water is a frequent symbol for emotions, in this case, emotions that spill out or get out of control.
Water running faster and faster: Metaphor for emotions that seek expression, that have been held back.
I was concerned about a mess: Fears related to emotions; guilt and fear about letting feelings show.
Mom not concerned at all: Mom as judge; lack of concern as a metaphor for saying “it’s okay”.
Son in bed nearby: Metaphor that shows no one harmed, all is okay.
What Dream Means:
Though some dreams about a loved one who has passed depict an actual visit from the other side, in this dream, that is not the case.
Your mother portrays an evaluator who decides what is good or bad, and since all dream characters are you, the dream speaks of “the judge in you” and brings up the question of whether you a bit of a perfectionist and can be hard on yourself. If so, the dream is telling you not to be so hard on yourself.
Water is often a symbol for emotions and suggests that you've been holding back your feelings. In this dream the water is beginning to flood yet nothing bad happens. When younger, you may have been told to hold your feelings in but now they are emerging and seek expression.
Bottom Line: The dream tells you it is okay to express and show your feelings and as a dream symbol, your mother is a strong encouragement to do so.
Wow...you really hit the nail on the head. Thanks. I was so confused by this. I rarely remember dreams but this one really stood out.
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