What does it mean when you keep dreaming about dead people?
It depends. I dream about my mother because she is connected to me in parallel worlds so she shows up in several different versions of herself...as do I.
It can mean that you are pulling information from you genetic structure...meaning...we store information and stories in our genes. In ancient times this was common knowledge, not nobody seems to know this...so the dead can represent actual ancestors giving us information about ourselves.
It could mean something specific to your waking life - like if you worked with dying people in a hospital, at a morgue...you are in the military and have exposure or potential exposure do the dying.
Sometimes the dead represent things that are not growing in our lives...a dead end job, relationships, dreams...
There are so many variables and I only mentioned 4 of them. If you have a specific theme to what is occurring then I might be able to hone in on something more specific. Dreams are very specific to the dreamer usually...I can give you basics on what they mean but you ultimately attach the meaning to it.
Continuosly dreaming of dead people is not good as it is a bad omen, signalling may be you are next in the line.
Well, if you know these "dead people" that you dream of... chances are you just miss them and you're subconsciously revisiting memories of the good times you've had before. It's natural that you're grieving since no matter how long it's been since someone you've loved has passed away, you'll always remember them.
Hope it helps
I recently wrote a hub about dreaming of death and dying. Who is dead and whether or not they are actually deceased is an important detail.
I find that when I dream of loved ones that I have lost, I am not only grieving them and missing them but I am also resolving something personal to me. I find it hard to do myself and I often need someone on the outside looking into the dream but I find that each person I dream of symbolizes a part of me or is a metaphor for something in my life.
Dreaming about dead people could mean you are reacquainting yourself with parts of who you are that have been lost temporarily or parts of you that you associate with the person.
When I dream of dead people-- especially when I continue to have similar dreams over and over again-- I attempt to review my feelings about this person, how I handled their loss, how I can integrate who they were to me into my daily life, and what they could symbolize to me.
A reoccurring dream to me means I am stuck. You can be stuck in your grief or you can have the need to gain wisdom from this person. You may want to ask yourself- what is this person's lesson for me? What advice would they be giving me right now?
God, this is a GREAT answer. I see why this wonderfully insightful response was selected THE BEST ANSWER. Much kudos to you!
I think you need to get yourself in a church and learn as much as you can about Jesus and what the Father wants from us.
Repenting from our sins as well. You can't really help the deceased, but you can prepare yourself.
You have to ask yourself what the word "dead" means to you. We pun and make plays on words in our dreams. "Dead" might ever be a reference to "dad".. There are lots of idioms in the English language for "dead". Dead in the water meaning can't get started - dead tired - dead man walking as in not emotionally connected. Dead people can equal people who are "dead" to you emotionally or people who are not emotionally connected. "You're dead to me," "dead on," "dead right," "dead end".Whatever it is, it will make sense only to you for it is your interpretation of that word that's meaningful.
Write your next dream down in first person present tense. "I'm standing in a hallway. I see..." Just keep writing. (If you're able to wake yourself up in the middle of the night dreaming and journal it, that's the best). But if you write first thing upon waking from the dream whether in the middle of night or morning, that's fine. Don't worry about what you're writing and don't try to analyze it as you write, just write. When you're finished, read it. Maybe read it again. All of a sudden, you'll figure out the puzzle your brain created for your to solve and you'll be certain of the meaning. You'll shout, if only to yourself, "That's it." Try it. It's actually quite fun. Don't be afraid of it. If it works, let me know. I regret that as I'm older I can't retain my dreams in memory as much as better. They used to inform me of who I was really feeling about issues. Good luck. Don't worry. Your mind is probably just play with the word "dead" because that's what our amazing minds do in our sleep.
Since i started praying everyday i never dream of dead people or having nightmares unless i dream nice things about someone from my family who has died because i miss them.I think the devil is trying to scare you
To dream of about the death of a loved one suggests that you are lacking a certain aspect of quality that that loved one embodies. Could be you are lacking now what that person gave you while they were with you. A dream about dead parents can mean you are going through a big change in your life. To dream the death of a child could mean its a time in your life where its time to grow up. If you dream about yourself dying it could be the end of a phase and a transition into a new one.
in my opinion, if you do always dream about the dead people , which means this person is important for you ,and you miss him really . are you scared of him when dreaming about the dead people
When I dreamed of my husband who passed by suicide it was our way of working together still as a team to parent our 3 daughters. It was also very useful in growing and over comming the end of our marriage on Earth. Even though he died he was still stuck for a while and could not move on until I found peace and hope again. I had to forgive him for leaving me and our 3 beautiful daughters.
I don't think this happens with all deaths. I believe my grsndmother and other friends and family crossed over but under the circumstances of each death had a difference. They weren't so tragic and accepted a lot easier. It was easier because they were physically suffering and people can better relate with physical pain and suffering more than mental pain and suffering.
Cancer is more accepted than suicide or alcoholism but they are all a form of disease that is part a inherited gene and also environmental circumstances that contribute to each disease.
This is how I had to explain it to our 3 daughters which in itself is a whole other story.
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are very right about physical illnesses being more accepted/acceptable than mental suffering. Hopefully that will change in the future. I like your explanation of your dreams and also believe in spirits being "stuck."
Honestly I have studied about it! Yeah! If you see dead people especially your relatives umm close relatives it means that you are going to get marry or about to have any unique or the best relationship of your life! but it's depends that what are you dreaming! for example if you are dreaming that you are eating grapes with your grandma(deceased) it means you are going to get marry after how many days or years. days, months or years depends on the amount of grapes you have eaten! Sorry for my bad english
I almost always dream of people the day of, or within a few days of them passing. It used to freak me out a lot. My mom (bless her heart. lol) believes that if you dream of someone immediately after they've passed on, it means they've made it to "the other side" (where ever you choose to believe that is) and that they're now at peace.
I have to same dream about my grandmother, who's been gone for 8 years now about once a year.. I walk into her house, she's sitting at the kitchen table and looks at me and says "Hi Jessie! How are you? I haven't seen you in so long.. Take a seat... tell me what's new!" And I never remember what we talk about, but I always get the feeling when I wake up that I just spent time with my grandma. It's pretty comforting.
I have a similar one about my mother-in-law who passed four years ago.
I think it could mean any number of things, like you're still grieving them, you miss them.. Or if you're a little more spiritual like my mom, it's your way of finally knowing that they're at peace.
Hi, Jessie..I think your dreams are not just dreams, but actual visits of your grandma...her spirit actually. I think deep inside you already know it, and I suspect you need them.
Why when you dream of dead relatives are they alive in your dreams. Why don't you realize they are dead while you are dreaming only when you wake up. Although not many agree with me I am convinced it is their
spirit visiting you.
i dreamt of my (deceased) father in law. I saw a moth flying into our house. According to chinese belief, a moth represent the dead came back because he misses the family. Yeah, i dreamt that he came back to his his toilet and his room. Nobody spoke to him. Allow him to wonder around the house
In some cultures it mean that the dead are calling you to join them and your soul is responding gradually !
It simply means that you miss them. That is to say if you knew them personally. Even if you yourself do not realize this. You dream about something that you are constantly thinking about it. Sometimes your subconscience stirs up a thought or images due to a trigger caused by say looking at a photograph of the person. The thing is at times, you do not even know that you are thinking of them till they appear in your dreams.
However, if you are just dreaming about death or ghosts in general than you need to take it easy on the American Horror Story episodes before bed time. The impact that horror/ghost films leave on your mind combined with the dread of losing a loved one can result in nightmares about dead people. I used to have a recurrent one about a close family member but it went away on it's own. You just need a good comedy show to distract you. I started watching Futurama but not everybody is a fan of that. Or try reading Archie Comics. Or if you're religous than do what Shona-09 says. Praying always works for me.
PS you also get them if you have this deep desire to be able to see dead people. In that case your mind is only trying to let you live out your dream in your dreams.
I wish I knew. I periodically have dreams about people in my family who have died. Usually I don't realize they are dead until I wake up and remember, since they seem like they were when alive in the dream.
In Indian mythology, if someone sees dead people in his dreams, the consequence of it may be auspicious and beneficial in his favor.
You haven't worked out letting them go. Subconsciously you are still still holding on to the idea that they are alive, or wishing that they were. Dreams help people to work this stuff out. Sometimes you block the work you need to do out during normal waking hours. This can be for many reasons. But your subconscious never forgets and will do it. I suggest grief counseling. This is the best way to move on.
Well if you are dreaming of people that you know. Then maybe its their way of reaching out to you and wanting you to visit them
My friend. It is in your subconscious. The problem is that you have not accepted the fact that these people have passed away. Try to to imagine that they are in a better place, maybe visit the cementery just to take a time to sit by their graves for minute and remember them for best they were. By doing so you can clear your subconscious. Just try to accept the fact that they belongs to a different world now. The cure for all this is, acceptence.
I wish i know , because i also want to know , i sometimes dream about dead people , and i don't know why , i also want to know what it is mean .
I have heard if you dream about death then it means the opposite, such as meeting someone new or someone you already know will be bringing new life into this world. It also could mean something is worrying you so much that your mind morphs it into something different. Its hard to know for certain because every where you go someone will tell you something different, but i know that my experience on dreaming about people dying never resulted in someone actually dying. Don't worry too much about it, if it keeps happening then take a good look at your surroundings and just make sure nothings upsetting or worrying you before you go to bed.
It can mean that you are stressed Or your fear is death. You might not be aware that you are thinking about certain topics but it can happen subconsciously
Maybe you are just a little bit stressed. You need to relax and concentrate on good things in your life instead on the bad things.
I'm pretty sure it just means that you're not one of them.
What if this person was really mean and abusive? I am sorry I really don't miss him I want him to stay gone from my life but he haunts my dreams, why?
Dreaming of dead people can signify many things.
It can mean that your life is about to change. The ancients believed, as I do, in reincarnation. So dreaming of dead people can mean transformation or a new life is about to occur. It is a time of changes in a person’s life.
It can also be that the people who have crossed over are still actually around you. They may be trying to give you a message.
Here’s what a dream dictionary says:
This can represent some area of your life that has ‘died’. It can refer to death of feelings, such as hopelessness in connection with relationship and the loss of feelings about someone; the depression that follows big changes in your life such as loss of a loved partner, job, or child. It can also reflect the sense you have of your life in general, that it is without the stimulus of motivation and satisfaction, as when one feels oneself in a ‘going nowhere’ relationship or life situation. The dead person in the dream may link several of these feelings together, as symbols often represent huge areas of our experience. So the dead person my be a part of oneself you want to leave behind, to die out.
Ppl u see in drm n Hu r dead if they r knwn to u it means dt dey wl live long n plus its nt necessary dt if u see a drm it defntly has a meaning its ur subconscious mind ..u dnt knw wt ur subconscious mind thnks n wtevr ur subconscious mind thinks it cnes in ur drm coz it cntrl ur thoughts if u see scary thngs serials bfre sleeping it also effcts ur drm so thnk bout god bfre u go to bed.
when they miss us they come and give us a visist it happens to me as well.
It could be due to grief or fear,most of the time our emotions,are saved in our subconscious mind.
When Mind relaxes a bit during sleep these emotions of ours are expressed in the form of dream
Hope this Helps you!
Miss pinetreehugger. I am sorry you are dreaming about your love ones that pass away. My sincerely condolence to you. I pray that they rest in peace. If you keep dreaming about people you know, you need to make a list with their names. When the list is ready with the names. You need to find out their religion when they died . Dead people need the final prayer. You need to go where they used to go. For example, if they were Catholic, you need to go and talk to a prist. The father is in the Catholic church. Some times , dead people need a confirmation or a baptism if they were from another religion. When you do all this things. You are going to open a new path in your life. Your dead love ones wants you to live a different life and live happy. Before you go to sleep pray with their name. After you finish your prayer. Read a book that has nothing to do with dead people. Or you need to watch a movie. You need to talk on the phone with a good friend. Good luck. It is possible they lelf a fortune with one of their church's people.
In hindu mythology it means that negative energies want to tell you something that could be related to your future. Maybe they want to tell you something that could be beneficial or nonbeneficial for you!
I guess dreaming about dead people means, you have not been able to get over with them. Somehow, you are stuck with them for some reason. It could be something you loved about them or some good times you shared with them. It could also mean that you are not able to let go of a loved one. I lost my father when I was young. It has been more than a decade and I still find it difficult to make peace with this fact and do see him in my dreams sometimes.
If the person was close to you is completely normal to think about him or her. If you don't talk about your feelings with anyone is normal to dream , because .. the memory is eating you.
I've heard that when you dream of someone that has past, it means that you have come to terms with their passing...I'm not sure how true this is or where I heard this, but it brings me some comfort to look that these types of dreams this way.
Someone is trying to tell you something. The spirits speak in strange ways
That means you have fear about death. It will prevent you from doing misdeed. But it depends whom are you dreaming.
It can mean a lot of things. Depends on what and how you are living your life. Friends and clubs you may be apart of. And to where and what you may have done during the before you went to sleep!
I think it might be that you missing some of them. Maybe you were not able to say good bye? Sometimes it may also be a fact they have something to teach you for your future.
Dreaming of dead people is actually a symbol of life, new prospects, the birth of a child, visiting a new place. Most of the time things that we dream about that seem frighting are actually positive. You should expect good things.
it is said that dreaming about the death of someone who is still alive is an indication that something good is coming their way in the near future. dreaming about people who are already dead is just a way of you subconsciously revisiting old times. its not a bad sign!!
It depends who the "dead people are!
If a person dream's about our deceased father (or relative) often it could well mean there are things that went unresolved.
General dreams of death could mean a fear of dying (which is a contradiction like a fear of flying as we are all uncomfortable about death or flying!). In this case it means you are on a spiritual search for "the meaning of life"' and this can be a good motivator to read about philosophy and spirituality.
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It means you are doing something right. Find out what it is, it may be the flowers you gather in your garden or the way you wipe the table after dinner and think about your dreams. Maybe you will find an answer there.
I once heard from friend, who is also a dream interpreter, that each person in the dream that I encounter is really an aspect of myself that I have to come to terms with. I once had a dream (nightmare, actually) that I was in the backseat of a car and I was in the car with 3 other people who I knew didn't like me. A disembodied hand holding a gun reached in through my window and shot me in the knee. My friend told me that to continue to dwell in the presence of these people (I was a board member caught up in petty in-fighting and politics) was bad...like I would be shooting myself in the foot, somehow, if I remained in that situation. That hand with the gun was MY hand! When I left that situation (unceremoniously), that was the best move I ever made. Today, I understand that no amount of prestige or need for acceptance is worth my serenity, peace of mind and overall well-being. I was in a situation with these people where I was headed no where, fast (car) and was not well regarded (in the back seat). I know this doesn't pertain to the dead, but I hope it guides your perception of how you should look at the people and situations that you are dreaming about.
Scientifically dreams are eruption of our subconscious mind , they are about the things or situations which we tend to ignore due to priorities and busy scedule in life. But if I look at it from the spiritual angle , you probably have strong intutive power but inability to interpret your dreams. We hindus have few days in a year dedicated to our ancestors , their favourite food is cooked and distributed among poor,during this period there are no celebrations in our homes nor any shopping is allowed, and this perticular time is spent in devotion of dead. Since I am not a religious person I therefore can not vouch whether it pleases them or not but this ritual is followed by most Hindu families. I personally feel you miss them a lot so take your time out spend it with them in isolation, in the sense think about the moments (good or bad) spent together with them when they were alive and cherish each moment or if possible talk it out with your family or friends . You know we have so much in our hearts but we tend to ignore due to the rat race we live in , so talking about them will relieve you of the burden you might be unknowingly carrying in your heart and talking works like a therepy.
This could be possible that you saw anyone dead and keep thinking about him, or you are afraiding form something.
some people say that when you see dead people in your dreams and they are your family members then probably they are calling for you.
some say that they want some task to be done by you that they left incomplete in their lives
Dreaming and seeing dead people in the dream means that some form of dis-honor will eventually come to the dreamer. The basest form of dis-honor in this part of creation is a physical and clinical death. Begin to love and honor more people. It is not time for you to go. You have so much love to share with many people.
The tarot card of death usually means the ending of something. Could be a relationship with that person a business partnership, a connection you have with the individual in any other way. During dream interpretation teachings I have attended, the main question I ask a person describing a dream like you have said it this. What does "dead people" mean to you? We will all answer that question differently. Also in what context do you dream about dead people? Does is feel frightening to you? Is there no emotion in your dream when you see these dead people? What else is in the dream? The way I interpret dreams I would use the answers to these and other questions to give you a proper dream interpretation.
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