Keep in mind, my mom used to be a cutter. It was really bad, one of the worst I know of. She was hospitalized because of it a few times.
So, last night...well more like this morning...I had a dream that my sisters and I were at our friend Andrew's new club he is opening. My mom wasn't there, but she ended up appearing later in the dream. For some reason, in the dream, his club was on a cruise ship. After we left the club we met up with my mother, she and my younger sister Daphne (they're like best friends) got into a fight and my mom ran off crying into one of the ships bathrooms. I yelled at my sister telling her that she upset our mother so she ran into the bathroom after her. My sister Bryt and her friend Ashly wanted me to come back with them to the club, but I decided to go check on my mother instead. I yelled "Have fun douche bags" and ran into the bathroom. My sister and my mom were both sitting inside of a stall and I slowly opened the stall door... My mom yelled out "What the fuck are you doing?" as I opened the door. And the I saw 3 cuts crossed her chest, spurting blood, and they kept festering and opening it closing, it was gruesome. I hurried out of there and started shaking really bad, and tried to contact my other sister to tell her mom was cutting again. I woke up after that, and I woke up shaking uncontrollably. I told my mom about it, she said she is fine. But I can get the image of the those cuts out of my head.
What do you think it means?
I had this encounter in real life once, it was awhile ago...I walked in on my mom changing her clothes once when she was in the bathroom and I saw words she had carved into her leg. Am I just remembering that?
Dreams can be triggered by so many things. Thoughts, memories, worries, fears, etc. can find themselves into our dreams. It could very well be a mixture of your memory of seeing your mother with those cuts and your fears of her self-injuring. Her self-injuring is pretty much out of your control so it would be normal to worry.