Have you been dreaming of a dead loved one being alive? Has a dead relative or friend come to see and talk to you?
If you’ve recently lost a loved one (or maybe it was a long time ago) and you’re starting to see them visiting you in your dreams, you’re probably wondering, what does this all mean? It can be confusing and frightening to some people, but it can also be comforting and soothing for others.
Sometimes, when you dream, you can see your deceased loved ones alive and well. Maybe they’re interacting with you and they’re going about their everyday life with you in your dream. These visitation dreams can be very vivid and real. Then when you wake up, you can only wish that they were there with you again.
At other times, these dreams can be much worse, sometimes they can cause you to panic. Maybe it’s a dream where your lost loved one is in desperate need of help and there’s nothing you can do to reach them.
Usually, the reason spirits contact you through dreams is so they can teach you a lesson or send a message to you. Don’t dismiss your dream as something that’s unknown or something that just happens. A dream with your loved one visiting you is one of the most important things that you can dream about.
- Why Am I Dreaming of A Dead Relative so Often?
- Not Everyone is Connected to the Spirit World
- What Do These Dreams Mean?
- Specific Dream Interpretations
- What’s the Best Way to Deal with Losing a Loved One?
- Don’t Know What to Do After Losing A Loved One?
- Final Thoughts
Why Am I Dreaming of A Dead Relative so Often?
Life can be lost so suddenly. It can shake our world and leave us in a feeling of disbelief. When we lose someone there can be a lot of uncontrollable and extreme emotion that we feel can never be quenched. Nothing we do will ever bring them back or fill that void of them being gone.
Dead relatives can visit us to try to give us comfort or to do their best to give us a sense of closure. Oftentimes they will visit us in our dream looking happy, much younger, healthier, and more vibrant and full of life than we ever remembered them while they were alive.
Sometimes they appear to us this way because they want to let us know that everything will be alright and not to worry. It’s like they want you to rest assured that they are in good hands and well taken care of, and there’s no more pain where they are now.
Other times they have a deeper meaning from the afterworld that is not easily interpretable.
If you start dreaming of a lost loved one, then start keeping a journal next to you for when you wake up. It’s important to write down any information you can remember in the dream so as soon as you wake up you can remember it later on.
Not Everyone is Connected to the Spirit World
Some people’s minds are able to reciprocate these messages that are sent to them and some are not.
Our mind is extremely powerful and it goes a long way to reinforce whatever we believe in. Our subconscious mind is even more powerful and it will follow any beliefs that we’ve ingrained into it over the years.
This is why some people can hear and see spirits yet, others cannot.
Dreams can be the most surefire way for spirits to reach us, as this is when we are the most sensitive and susceptible to receiving clear messages from them.
Spirits can feel your emotion, and when you sleep your emotion cannot be expressed. When you have so much turmoil inside of you, your loved ones can sense this and will do everything possible they can to reach you.
What Do These Dreams Mean?
Losing a lost loved one can give people a sense of anguish or desperateness. When dead people visit us they are often times trying to calm our emotions as best they can. Having that void inside you that will never be filled can make living life very difficult. Sometimes going about your day can seem quite overwhelming.
They know how overwhelming life can be for you now that they’ve gone and they don’t want you to feel hopeless. They want you to remember them just the way they were before they tragically lost their life.
If they didn’t, they wouldn’t visit you in your dream.
I have listed below, some of the most common reasons why you may be having these dreams.
You Miss Them
One of the most obvious reasons is that you simply miss them. And because you miss them, they began to appear in your dreams. This is even more common if you think about this loved one a lot. Your subconscious tends to pull from your memories and thoughts to create your dreams. So if you tend to think about this loved one all the time, then it is very likely that this is why you are dreaming of this person.
You Aren’t Paying Attention
Like I’ve already said earlier, dreaming of a lost relative signifies that they are trying to reach you and speak to you. They may be trying to give you advice or a warning. This may not always be the case, but there are cases wherein a dead relative may be trying to reach you to give you the advice that you desperately need.
You might be certain that you are doing things the right way and are unwilling to listen to anyone else’s advice. And this might be the reason why a dead loved one has been visiting you in your dreams so often. To try to convince you to do the right thing.
You Refuse To Accept Them Passing Away
Another common reason for dreaming of a dead loved one is that you want them to be alive. Even though you logically know that they have passed for certain, there’s a part of you that does not believe it. There’s a part of you that still feels like your loved one could suddenly show up. And because that part of you has not accepted their death, you end up dreaming that they are still alive.
A Coping Mechanism
If it’s not a spirit that visits us it can be our subconscious mind projecting the feeling of our loved one so we can experience them again and cope with our emotions.
Usually, our bodies will do whatever’s possible to keep us sane and to keep us alive and functioning the best way it can. Whether we realize it or not, our body, mind, and spirit are so interwoven that it can endure the most difficult times. Each part of who we are will find it’s own way to help us manage the most trying of times. When our bodies can’t seem to come to terms with everything, then getting a visit from a lost loved one in our dream can be soothing to the soul.
It can be the difference between having closure and realizing that your loved one is still out there looking after you, and not being able to cope with life at all. It’s important that we deal with stress in our lives in some way, shape, or form.
Specific Dream Interpretations
Dreaming of a dead loved one has always been a mystery to us. Depending on when and where you ask someone, dream interpretations can vary significantly.
In one culture, seeing dead people alive in your dreams was a sign of good events for your family. While another culture believed that seeing a dead relative right before a wedding meant that the marriage will eventually fail.
In pagan cultures, these dreams simply meant that you should follow the dead person’s request to avoid angering the gods.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is that there is no general consensus on what these dreams mean. So it’s best to take note of your specific dream and find the meaning that makes the most sense to you.
Dreaming of My Dead Father Being Alive
Dreaming of your dead father being alive could mean many things. Fathers are often a symbol of authority, protection, and decision making. One reason why you might be dreaming of your dead father is that you need these qualities in your life. You could be struggling to make a decision, so this dream is trying to push you into action.
Another reason could be that you simply miss your father. He could have passed long ago, but you still have thoughts and memories of him. These thoughts and memories may cause him to appear in your dreams.
Dreaming Of My Dead Mother Being Alive
Mothers, on the other hand, are typically a symbol of comfort and guidance. If you have a dream of your dead mother, it usually means that you either miss her or miss the qualities she used to represent in your life. You could be lacking a sense of comfort or guidance and this is how it is manifesting in your dreams.
Dreaming Of A Dead Relative Being Alive
Dreaming of a dead relative being alive may hint at the qualities that you are missing in your own life. For example, if you had an aunt who always gave you guidance and advice, you may be needing that extra guidance in your real life at the moment.
Dream Of A Dead Friend Being Alive
Usually, dreaming about a dead friend also means that you just miss them. But sometimes, dreaming about a dead friend being alive means that you miss a quality that they used to have. If your friend was happy-go-lucky and joyful, you may be dreaming about them when you need to relax or lighten your mood.
What’s the Best Way to Deal with Losing a Loved One?
Simply put, there is no best way to deal with losing someone you cherished most of your life. Each one of us was uniquely designed and we all deal with our emotions in our own special way. Sometimes these ways cannot be explained.
Some people will hardly put any thought into losing their loved one. They’ll try not to think of them as much as possible and just believe it’s part of life and won’t try to dwell on the thoughts too much. They’ll do other things that people consider insensitive like not attend their funeral because they don’t deal with death that well and don’t want to focus any of their thoughts on what just happened.
Other people won’t be able to stop thinking about how they lost their loved one and how much it pains them to never be able to see, hear, touch, smell, or speak to them again.
These are just a few ways that people deal with death. It’s important to be sensitive to someone who is grieving over a lost loved one. Don’t ever make light of their situation and don’t give your input on their life. Let them talk to you, and listen to understand them. Never give unwanted advice as this can be tragic for them to hear if you say something that upsets them.
Don’t Know What to Do After Losing A Loved One?
Unfortunately, most people don’t know what to do after they lose a loved one. There’s usually nothing you can do after losing someone you love. Life itself can feel lost. A feeling of insignificance, like the world (or life) no longer has meaning. This is by no means a great way to go about dealing with our lives for the rest of how long we have to live.
The spirits of our lost loved ones will visit us because they know it’s what we need in order to make it through our day. If they can visit you, even if it’s for a fleeting moment; it can give us hope and reason. It can give us a little more strength to get up and try to go about our day.
If you’re dreaming about your dead relative, whether it be your dead father, mother, or friend, take heart, they want you to know that they are well and they are with you.
Even if it’s only in a dream, you can still see them.
Hopefully, it can provide you with a little more comfort.