Carrying on the discussion on dreams of people dying, the interpretation changes dramatically with symbolism. The basic principle of dream interpretation is
Majority of my dreams relate to me, unless they are prophecies. Therefore majority of symbols including people reflect an aspect of me.
Please note the words ‘majority’; not all.
A lady in her forties dreamt that her uncle is dying. He is lying on the bed. Even though she’s very close to him, yet she isn’t crying somehow. She’s just there. In the dream she’s wearing a green dress. Not very appropriate for the occasion. When she wakes up, she’s ok. Not really sad.
Here the symbolism is very interesting. In real life, the dreamer is very close to her uncle. But in the dream, even though he’s almost dead and is on his bed, she doesn’t feel much. This symbolism implies that the dream is about an aspect of the dreamer. A negative aspect. Death of this characteristic in her will not give her sorrow. She also wears a nice green dress. Symbolising health and joy. Upon discussion with the dreamer, we found that her uncle is a chain smoker. She too had been smoking for years. Lately she had decided to give it up and was trying very hard. However, she feared that her smoking habit may not return. The dream tells her that her efforts are bearing fruit and the smoking habit of hers will die permanently. She should just carry on trying and even the vestiges of smoking in her will end. Giving her health and joy. She need not fear its return.
The dreamer sees a graveyard. A coffin . People wearing black. As she looks, she finds that her Father is in the coffin. Wearing his favourite clothes. The funeral service person is standing close by. It is winter. She wakes up sweating and crying.
This dream has complete symbolism of an actual death. The place, the clothes, the people everything. Clearly it points to the physical death of her Father in winter. Although the dream does not prophesise any year, yet the death cannot be far because she sees herself as she is now. The message of the dream is that the Father may die in the coming winter or one of the following winters. Close buy, not in the distant future. She must meet him often and sort out any issues because he may not have a long time to live. The dreamer visited her Father often and gave him lots of affection. In return she received abundant blessings. He died the next winter.
A young man in his thirties dreams that it is dark. He is in the garden in his house. Suddenly he looks down and sees his Mother lying on the lawn. She’s dying. Gasping for breath. He wakes up crying.
In real life the young boy belonged to a community where the Mother was worshiped in temples as a Goddess. He was also very close to his Mother in real life. Lately this man had joined a group which advocated cult like practices. Although, the people appeared to be nice, yet their practices were bordering more on mystic occult. He was deeply interested in spiritual growth in real life.
In this dream his own subconscious mind tells him that that he is undertaking some rituals which are keeping his soul in the dark about the true reality. His Mother symbolises God in his dream. Indicating to him that if he continues with such occult, his spirituality will die and his soul will be in darkness, without the loving God.
After the interpretation , he left the group and never indulged in such rituals again. In time he had better dreams about his life and soul. His Mother is alive until the day, years later.