Kathleen in Hamilton, New Jersey writes:
In my dream, I awaken to find a baby squirrel on top of the bedspread. Then I see it hanging onto a string from the doorknob in the bathroom. I ask my recently deceased brother to get rid of it for me. What does it mean?
I’m sorry you lost your brother recently. It’s always intriguing when people who have transitioned come to us in dreams. Often there’s a message about them or our relationship with them. In your dream, the baby squirrel is obviously the main character. Of course, only you know what the squirrel represents, but a common interpretation has to do with “squirreling away” or hording something. Is there something you’re holding onto, emotionally or materially, that you need to let go of? It might be your grief or another issue with your brother that you’re struggling with. The fact that the squirrel was a baby suggests that the issue is relatively new, so I think it likely pertains to your brother’s death. The squirrel may also symbolize the nurturing feelings you had for him, which are no longer necessary now that he’s gone.
As for the rooms, the bedroom often symbolizes one’s personal life, while the bathroom points to the need to eliminate something. Whatever the issue is, releasing it will likely help ease your grief.
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