Family: The Truth About Siblings
Family is always a tender subject with people. Whether you love your family or can’t stand them, they are so much a part of you that sometimes it’s hard to separate where you begin and they leave off.
While parents are a whole subject unto themselves, siblings offer just as much grist for the mill. Whether you get along with your siblings or never speak with them, they are just as much a part of your inner psyche as they are a part of your family.
When siblings are close, they enjoy each other and often share traits in common. Sometimes our siblings have qualities we long to share. Sometimes they are the last people on earth we want to be like. So when you dream about a brother or sister, you are dreaming about not only the person, but also what that person represents for you.
A woman dreamed:
I’ve moved into a house and I realize that my sister and older brother are around but living by themselves. I ask them to come live with me and they do. We’re having a party with lots of people we know. I want to ask all these friends to come live with us as well, but realize there’s not enough room for everyone. Then my other brother calls and I ask him to move in with the three of us.
This woman has been divorced for a while and has just returned from living in Los Angeles, where her siblings live. She’s been feeling very much alone. All three of her siblings are married and they have full lives, which the dreamer doesn’t feel she has. The dreamer and her siblings all get along and like each other, but while she has raised children while she worked, none of them have children. They are all doing well in their respective professions.
Whenever we dream of moving into a new house or apartment, it indicates that we have moved into a new ‘psychic’ space, a new mindset. This woman, in deciding to move back home, has brought a new attitude with her – a bigger attitude about life than she had when she lived here before. In asking her siblings to live with her, she is deciding that she, too, needs a bigger life. And she’s cognizant of the fact that while she could go overboard and try to do too much (asking all their friends to live with her) she knows her limits and that her own source of strength and courage comes from her family.
Perhaps she is finally ready to meet a man and be in a relationship. Perhaps she is ready to really push her business to a new level. In either case, she is actively pursuing a new attitude and a new mindset. And she is using her natural, family talents to do so.
Until next time,