There’s more than one way to think of the dream. The way I was taught was to 1st interpret in terms of the objects of any dream representing the dreamer-persona and look at the setting & the actions.
. House would be the physical body, ie physical “housing” of the persona. Leaving and returning to the house is OOBE.
. Family would be emotions and relationships; a specific family member would be the dreamer’s relationships represented by their feelings for that person and how they get along; unseen family presence would be the dreamer’s state of generalized self awareness
. Rain - symbol of washing clean, renewal, replenishing
. Oak tree - symbol of nature’s life-force, of strength and endurance
. Isolated location - solitude, separation and a change in progress of conscious perception
. Meditation - seeking replenishing, strength & solitude and it precedes a change in the dreamer’s self awareness
. Re-enter empty house - indicates a change in perception of your own consciousness, ie separation of emotional reactions from their triggering events; return to body
. Unidentifiable threatening figure - remember all parts of the dream symbolize the dreamer so this is an unidentified, or shadow-self image; or self-destructive negative emotional attachments, i.e, the thoughts, behavior, attachments we have that ”kill” personal renewal, strength, endurance; hiding from threatening figure = hiding from rather than confronting an underlying feeling of a change being needed
Dreams overstate and overdramatize to draw attention to the point the subconscious wants to make.
Another way to take the dream is as a precog, so examine its frequency resonance, ie., does it feel like other precognitive energy you’ve experienced. Use similar analysis as above.
Dreams can be both precognitive and self-awareness at the same time and when played out in waking life would manifest as a mild replay & you’d recognize the dream underneath the events - you might think, “oh! this is like that dream I had.”