- Mental Health
Dad Held the Key in My Dream
Dreams Hold Answers
I had a dream one night. It was a curious dream involving my parents. My parents are both deceased and with the recent loss of my mom, I was overjoyed to see them. I was caught off guard. The real answers of this dream rested with my Dad.
I was walking down the street where I grew up. Looking around at the cars parked along the street, I noticed a car underneath a tower, but it didn’t matter. When I turned around I saw my parents. There they were, Mom & Dad, sitting on some front porch steps. The green steps led up to a house located just a few doors down from where I lived as a child. I remembered this house.
Who Am I
When I saw them, immediately I ran over to them. “Mom, Dad,” I exclaimed. “You are here!!”
Filled with delight, I saw them. They were alive and well, happy and peaceful. For some reason, I approached Dad. He was sitting near the top of these stairs, so it was a short climb up.
I stepped up the stairs. I wanted to hug him. As I approached him, I could see his smile. His mouth was a little crooked. The smile wasn’t obvious, but he appeared to be trying to smile.
“Dad,” I said to him,” I’m so glad to see you.”
He looked at me and said something but I couldn’t quite understand. I was concentrating on his mouth, it appeared different somehow, a little crooked, perhaps?
The Key is the Answer to My Dream
I went up a little closer. I was so thrilled to see him. Then I spoke to him, Dad, I don’t have a job anymore. I’ve been looking but I’m not working now.
He said to me, “finding a job is a job. You have to find your purpose in life. You have to make a difference.”
I paused and looked down for a moment.(It had been one month since I was laid off from work and here I was discussing my concerns with my father). Thinking about what he said. Finding a job is a job. I have to find my purpose in life. I need to make a difference. Then I looked back at Dad. He was looking to his right, like he saw something off to a distance. Next, he said something that was quite strange.
He said, ”I wish I had that fish aquarium. I need the key to that fish aquarium.”
A Dream Interpretation
Dad, I replied. What do you mean?
I looked towards the direction he was staring but when I looked back he was gone. Dad, I cried out. Dad! Daddy! I wept.
Then I awoke. This was a vivid dream of my father that continues to speak to my soul today.
It was several weeks after finding myself unemployed that I questioned my life. I had said if only Dad or Mom were here I could ask them what I should do.
Out of my dreams, Dad comes to me. I have not had a dream of him for years, not a dream like that anyway. I have not dreamt of him speaking to me as if we were still together. I don’t know why I didn’t talk to Mom or where she was while I was talking to Dad.
My dad told me I should find my purpose in life. Well right there is a lot of wisdom. Yes I agree with that totally. I’ve been trying to figure that out too. What is my purpose? How can I make a difference? He told me that too, I should make a difference.
The last part of what Dad said to me did not make any sense. He said he was looking for the key to a fish aquarium. What does that mean? First I don’t know of any locking aquariums. Is that a metaphor of some kind? It sounds like a riddle to me. Maybe it doesn’t mean anything at all. But I can’t believe that. If it was part of the dream and part of the conversation, it meant something.