What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying?

By on January 21, 2016






Death is unfortunately just another part of life. Like birth, it is a stage that happens in everyone’s life. In addition, everyone holds in common the trait of dreaming at night. Dreams are thought to show that your mind is healthy and interacting around you. When you get enough sleep at night, you will dream even if you do not remember the dreams. During some of these dreams, you may experience a loved one or someone else dying. Although this can be terrifying to experience during the dream, it is generally not a sign that someone is going to die. Instead, death is normally interpreted as one of the following dream meanings.

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What Does Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying?

Dreams related to death can be extremely intense and traumatic to experience. You may wake up feeling panicked or worried about your loved one who died in the dream. Although this can be stressful to experience, it is normally not a sign that you should panic. There are many possible reasons why you may dream about death at night.

You Feel Afraid

Fear and feelings of being afraid are extremely common themes for your dreams. You may feel afraid of losing someone, and that could be the reason why you are dreaming of death. Likewise, death-related dreams may be caused by terrible childhood memories or phobias of water, public speaking, heights or similar things. Your mind is imprinted by the fears that you have, and your subconscious brings up this sensation of fear during your dreams.

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Feelings of Guilt

After a terrible experience, you may feel guilty about your role or your lack of a role. Even if you were not involved in the situation, you may feel guilty about not being able to help. This is especially true after the death of a loved one. Even though there is no reason for you to feel guilty, it is common for these types of feelings to develop. When this happens, you may continue to have dreams about death.

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You Feel Betrayed

One of the common reasons for seeing death in a dream is because you feel betrayed. You may dream that the person or people who betrayed you die for their betrayal. In this case, the dream is a sign that you want vengeance and remain upset by their actions.

Your Personality Is Incomplete

Sometimes, there are people who have too much control in your life. If a loved one is domineering and makes decisions for you, you may feel that they are dying as a way for your subconscious to escape from their control.

There Is a Psychological Disturbance

Your mind is not intended to be in a constant state of stress. When you experience a traumatic situation, you can experience psychological and emotional disturbances for a long time afterward. Long-term psychological disturbances can end up taking root within your subconscious mind. When you fall asleep at night, these negative feelings intermingle with your dreams to create thoughts of death or other traumatic situations.

Transformations

A dream of death can be an indication of transformations in your normal life. In a way, death is a type of rebirth, so it is often a sign of a figurative or literal rebirth in real life. Like the phoenix, your new habits, relationships and goals are rising out of the ashes of your past. As a result, you may experience dreams about death when you are suddenly experiencing major changes and transformations in your real life.

A Fear of Loss

Even if you do not have a traumatic event or negative feelings in your current life, that does not stop you from fearing loss. When you love someone, it is normal to fear losing them. This fear is replayed in your dreams by the person, loved one or family member actually dying. Don’t worry though—it is not a sign of the future or what is currently happening to them.

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You Could Be Pregnant

Although there is no proof of this idea, a number of people have reported dreaming of death before or right after they get pregnant. This may be due to a more literal interpretation of death as a type of rebirth.

You Are Not Living Up to Your Potential

When you are not fulfilling your dreams and living up to your potential, you may feel guilty or unhappy. These feelings may result in you dreaming that you or someone else dies in the dream.

Negativity

At a very basic level, dreams of death could be a sign that you feel worthless, unhappy or exceptionally negative. These feelings cause your dreams to take a negative turn until you can become confident and happier in your normal life.

 

Instead of dreaming about someone dying, you may dream about someone who is already dead. One interpretation of this dream is that you feel like you are surrounded by people who do not really understand you. It could also mean that you are experiencing a material or personal loss that is effecting your outlook on the world.

Dead siblings in a dream is typically a sign that you miss spending time with your siblings. Meanwhile, dreaming of a dead parent or loved one talking to you is often a sign that you are trying to work through their death and come to terms with it. Dreams are often indications of what is going on in your mind, so they show that you are consciously or subconsciously concerned about a loved one who recently passed away.

If you see someone that is already dead, it is normally a sign that you miss that person. These dreams often occur around important anniversaries or during times when you are more likely to think about the person. Parents may also dream about a lost child because they want to keep them in their hearts. They may also dream about the child as an adult or graduating high school because they wish that they could see them grow up and have a happy life.





330 Comments

  1. Sheeva

    September 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I dreamt twice. First night,the wife of cousins of my husband. Second,my tooth had deleted. Whats the meaning of this?

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      These dreams are common reflections of your influences and fears. This person may mean something to your life. The dream about the tooth is a sign that you may be losing something that you previously had a strong attachment to. Allow these dreams to influence you to treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Sheeva!

  2. Jennifer Gutuma

    September 16, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I dreamt twice last night that a friend / colleague died and I found out weeks later after the burial. I called his wife and was crying hysterically over the phone with her thinking of the good times and his young kids. He also live up the street and we get on the bus together. I quickly woke up and realised it’s just a dream but I feel worried something bad must have happened.

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      web admin

      September 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional connections and of the nature of death. This dream is a beneficial manifestation. Allow it to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Attempt to nourish these relationships and ensure that you are happy with the emotional attachments that you have developed. Have a great day, Jennifer!

  3. MC

    September 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I had a dream last night that my father was died and being burial at the church and I fight for justice I totally change for the justice inside his burial because i know that those person who did that to my father was inside in the church. What was the meaning of that because when I woke Up I am afraid about that dream.

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your fears and concerns. Dream about deaths, especially the death of a family member, are common. These dreams are healthy and will influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. You may want to address any concerns that you have about the church. Have a great day, MC!

  4. Sam Foroozandeh

    September 14, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I had a dream that all the men in my family my ex husband my step son and my son were in a room , then I was panicking looking for my lover I was speaking to his son saying I don’t care that he found out although he was upset about me and his dad , I need to find my love , then I found him I held him in my arms then to find his head missing and he was dead ! I was so upset and woke up remembering what doze this mean as all are very much alive .

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      web admin

      September 14, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      It sounds as thought you have had a dream of the numerous emotional attachments that you have in your life. Allow the negative energy of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Speak with your family about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Sam!

  5. Courtney

    September 14, 2017 at 6:04 am

    To keep his name secret im calling him Jay
    Last night i had a dream i was at my house just hangingout when i went on my boyfriend/best friends facebook and on the time line people posted on his wall saying R.I.P Jay and stuff like that. I freaked out and tried texting him, calling him trying to get ahold to him to see it wasnt true. My mom came over to me and said she got a text from his best friend and said he was on a ladder cleaning the gutters and fell off and some how got hanged by the ladder. I bawled my eyes out. Then we went to some place and his friends were there i looked over and saw Jay sitting there with his friends. I called over to him and his friends looked at me and said “im sorry Courtney hes really gone ik its hard for you but just remember hes always with u” i looked over at Jay and realized he was looking at me smiling a hurt smile and i just started crying reaching out to him wishing he was here for me to hug tight. Then i woke up checked my phone and he texted me

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      This dream is a reflecton of your emotional connection with this person. This is common for people who are close to other people. Take this time to allow your actions to become influenced in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will help to bring positive events into your life. Have a great day, Courtney!

  6. J

    September 14, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Hii I just had a dream. I had a dream about my 3 classmates. In the dream we just found out that they died. We means all of my classmate except the 3. It was devastating, everyone was crying the atmosphere was so heavy.

    • J

      September 14, 2017 at 4:38 am

      And when I say we just found out it means that we went to each of their funerals. And when I woke up I started crying.

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        Your dream is a reflection about death. It is a healthy manifestation and it will lead you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Become closer to the people who are in your life. Count this dream as a blessing and move forward with positive energy. Have a great day, J!

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 14, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Your dream is a reflection about death. It is a healthy manifestation and it will lead you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Become closer to the people who are in your life. Count this dream as a blessing and move forward with positive energy. Have a great day, J!

  7. hlengi

    September 14, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Hi. I dreamt my ex fiancée dead. and were were going to the funeral. I cried more than everyone at the funeral. I was actually worried about our son now that the dad passed away.

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 14, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional attachments with this person and with your child. Dreams about death are common, especially regarding those who were important in your life. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will increase the positive people and events that come into your life. Have a great day, Hlengi!

  8. aKansha

    September 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I dream of, my lover and, i saw that we are very happy about getting married and we are doing Party and when i told him to drop me home he disappears and it started searching him every where and then a girl who is, just my room mate murdered him very horribly and i what i see she, puts, his head in a, almirah and i don’t Remembershe what she says and suddenly i Wake up crying

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional attachment toward your lover and your friend. It is possible that you are concerned that your relationships will have a negative influence on the other. Allow these concerned to fade. You may find benefits are to be gained if you strengthen each relationship. Have a great day, Akansha!

  9. Courtney

    September 11, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I had a dream that I was traveling and my mom called and told me that my dad was going to the hospital and they were “putting him down” tomorrow… maybe pulling the plug I guess. He is not sick or anything but I woke up balling my eyes out because in the dream my mom wouldn’t let me come see him before they let him go. It shook me for a couple hours after I woke up. What does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your family. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Let it influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Perhaps take this time to become closer with your family, as only benefits will come as you improve your relationship with your parents. Have a great day, Courtney!

  10. J

    September 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I had a dream that I was at an ATM withdrawing money. Then two men showed up and tried to take some away from me. I dodged them and walked up to a police officer, told him what happened. But then the two men came up, joked around with the police officer and offered us a piece of gum. I refused, but the cop took a piece of gum and started chewing. As we all walked away, the cop started choking on the piece of gum and collapsed, dead. Panicked, I knelt down, flipped him over and saw white foam bubbling from his mouth along with blisters that popped and turned into open wounds. The cop was dead, but his flesh continued to rupture from his mouth. I need some advice. Are there people around me who are poisonous and authority figures that trust them over me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your worries and concerns. You may find that you have something in your life that would be beneficial for you to avoid. Take this time to look inward and determine what you want for your future. If there are any changes that you would like to make, then do so. This will help you reduce negative influences in your life. Have a great day, J!

  11. mallo

    September 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    hi,what does it mean when i dream about a little sister named hannah who died from food posioning (from eating a chocolate cupcake and nuts (and her dog died too) she was 3-4 years old and blond with blue eyes, though our family is all black hair brown eyes..

    we dont have a dog, i don’t have a little sister, only a little brother who is 8 .my mom is pregnant 4 months (or 16 weeks)

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      It sounds as though this dream about a sister and dog are not reflections of a person and animal that was in your life. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade away. Let this dream influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will help to bring positive energy into the world and into your life. Have a great day, Mallo!

  12. natalie

    August 27, 2017 at 1:51 am

    hi last nighy i had a dream about a guy i like and all of a sudden we are together and its our aniversary then i dreamt he is taking me on a romantic stroll but cheats on me with a girl named valery .. And then i dreamt that i am in this strange big house the same house i dreamt about a lot of times with diferent encounters so im in this house with my friend and then it felt as if her mom is dead because i cant see her facre just clothes and a dark shadow but my friends mom is alive and i dont think this is funny for me even the guy i like i have been dreaming about him alot of times in diferent places and diferent situations what does this mean

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 27, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      These dreams are reflection your influences, worries, and desires. You may be interested in developing a relationship with this person. You may be worried that he is interested in developing a relationship with someone else. This house may be a safe place for your dreams to play out. The familiarity with this house may be a reflection of an inner desire or memory. Have a great day, Natalie!

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