I dreamed that I accidentally, while turning around , knocked my daughter over a rail: she fell far to her death. Then In the same dream, I was being questioned for her murder, and I knew that I was going to prison. Then, The rest of the dream, were people looking at me, and I was thinking that I am not a criminal type person, but a loving grandma! Meaning????
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Hi! It's important to remember that the elements of the dream are just symbols --and your mind trying to work out things going on in your life.
One thing that stands out to me is the element of being misunderstood.
The people in the dream --like your daughter, aren't necessarily literal, either.
Your daughter can represent something "important" or "precious" to you .
Are you facing any difficult situations right now? Where maybe you feel alone or misunderstood?
OK, the dream could be about that situation --and "dramatized" with the dream --
The idea of your daughter being knocked over to her death is intense, so it can be speaking to how difficult/disturbing the life situation feels right now.
Or, just how misunderstood you feel --so much so that no one could see that it was an accident and that you would not do that on purpose.
Does that make sense?
Sometimes it's hard to feel the depth of those feelings in our day to day life, but our minds don't let us get away with it at night!
Do you have someone to talk to about your situation?
Do you think that's enough, or do you think that maybe it would be worth talking to a therapist, maybe?
Some people have a picture of therapy being a long term thing, or something only for people with serious problems. Sometimes it's very helpful just to talk through a situation that is overwhelming and difficult to cope with.
And --with someone who doesn't have the same type of emotional investment as your daughters do. It can be difficult to help a loved one think through the entire situation, because we are often focused on their negative feelings --and we just want them to feel better!
It can be helpful to ask "what part of this is in my control," and what part is "out of my control," so that you are not trying to take control/do something about the parts where it just isn't possible.
I hope that your situation comes to a resolution sooner rather than later ---
You are welcome!
I guess the other thing would be --if you're having any trouble doing this --allow yourself to have/experience your feelings about the whole thing, whatever part causes pain. Anger/frustation can be easier to feel, but just pain, loss, or grief tends to be more difficult.
Avoiding feelings doesn't make them go away or resolve them.
I hope it has a good resolution for you.
You are welcome. Take good care.
Psychologist specializing in anxiety and trauma recovery