Thank you for sharing your dream with us. Please take everything that I share to the Holy Spirit as He Alone gives the accurate interpretation.
It appears that you might be having difficulty seeing (dark)the “Father” (trying to hear, communicate with God the Father), but you are determined. There might also be something (could be a person, deception, etc.) in your family tree that is causing this “blockage” or your intimacy with the Lord. In addition, some provider (could be a female or not) or someone with influence may not be in favour of you or your niece seeking the things of God. May all resistance be revealed torn down in Jesus’s Almighty Name, Shalom!