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.





256 Comments

  1. Yvette

    July 19, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Hi, I am curious as to a dream I had?
    I was sitting down at a table with my Aunt we were laughing,Talking just HAPPY. Then she is informing me that she has died. The next morning i told my husband Then my husband informed me that I was talking in my sleep saying I was cold and took all the sheet from him.My aunt is divorced from my uncle so I don’t understand why I would of dreamed about her?
    Curious

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      The reason that you dreamed about her is a reflection of your previous emotional attachments toward her. Allow this dream to fade. You can choose to have this dream influence you in a positive direction. There is no reason to reach out to her if you do not currently speak with her. If you do reach out to her, then share your kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Yvette!

  2. Kayla

    July 19, 2017 at 2:19 am

    I had a dream and I remember my best friend walking into an elevator with a few other people and someone else I knew tried to walk in but I stopped them because I could hear the creaking of the elevator then out of nowhere the elevator dropped and we were so high and I remember seeing there limbs fly out of the elevator as it dropped throughout the dream it was me trying to deal with the death and what I saw and everytime I would think of her and what happened I couldn’t stop feeling devastated but the thing is that everyone else I talked to like my dad or another random person in the dream none of them had any emotion to what happened they acted like nothing happened to her and like if she was alive but I remember waking up and I was crying and I couldn’t stop crying because I kept remembering the dream so vividly

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Allow this dream to fade. Dreams of death are common. It would be beneficial for you to allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life, especially your best friends, with kindness and compassion at all times. This will increase positive energy in the world. Have a great day, Kayla!

  3. Naili

    July 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Hello I ask about one more dream which its come after few days contincously actually now I m married last 5 months I have compeleted my study in 2014 but this dream come from 2012… I m setting in examination hall I prepaired my paper but I can’t write on the paper even though my friends show me own paper but I can’t write and some time in dream I had not reached to examination hall in all situation I can’t solve my paper this dream come almost in a month sometime 2 or 3 days see continously…

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Your dream seems to be a reflection of things that you may be concerned about. The test may be a placeholder for something else that is currently in your life. It may be a reflection of your previous emotional feelings regarding tests. This dream will likely occur again. Many people who have finished their education dream about tests and examinations. Have a great day, Naili!

  4. Amethyst

    July 17, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Me and my bffs recently had the dream of our death at school all on the same day different month… do you know what it means bc it’s about a lockdown and we all die, we wonder if it predicts our real death because the whole school dis aswell and some others have had the same dream

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 17, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      This dream does not mean that anything will happen. When many people dream of similar phenomena, it means that collective concerns and feelings exist. Speak with everyone who has had these dreams and influence them to allow it to bring positive energy into their life. They should seek to treat everyone at the school and in their lives with kindness and compassion. Start a positive energy movement. Have a great day, Amethyst!

  5. Katarina

    July 17, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Hello! Lately I’ve been having a lot of dreams about loved ones dying, which is odd because I never really have death dreams, especially so many in a row. First one was about my dad dying. Nothing much happened in the dream, i just cried. Then, in the next dream, my mom died and i was similarly shaken. In the third dream, my best friend died and I began to force my group of friends to make something for her in her memory. What’s odd is that none of these possibilities that you listed really suit me, and nowadays I’ve been a lot more psychologically/mentally at peace than I usually am. Thank you in advance!

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of previous emotional concerns about these people. This means that you are working through any feelings that may be underneath your normal emotions. Allow these dreams to fade, but allow them to positively influence your life. Treat the people in your life with kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Katarina!

  6. Naili

    July 17, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Last night I was see in dream I am dead and my all family frnds crying and my soul also crying alot and I want to tell all of them I m alive but nobody listening….I am crying alot when I see my husband… when I awoke my eyes wet with tears and my pillow also wet with tears…I am worried about this dream

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Your dream should not cause you any more emotional distress. This dream is a reflection of your worries and concerns. Allow the negative energy from this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Treat your family with kindness and compassion. This will help you bring additional beneficial energy into your life. You will find that your family will be there to emotionally support you in the future. Have a great day, Naili!

  7. Kayla

    July 17, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I had a dream about my boyfriend being murdered right infront of my face, then for some reason they tried to get to me but couldn’t. It was a terrible feeling, I couldn’t wake myself up for nothing. It felt so real that I woke up crying and waking him up to hug him. Me and him are in a very good space and trust eachother very much. Should I be worried and try and keep him in the house?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      There is nothing that you need to do. This dream is a reflection of your emotional attachments to this person, your worries, and your concerns. Allow this dream to fade, but let it positively influence your actions. Treat your partner with kindness and compassion at all times. This will help him feel more pleasant and you will feel more positive. Have a great day, Kayla!

  8. Doris

    July 14, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Me and my bf recently got back together after I caught him writing girls on social media. We been working on our relationship and talking more. We have a daughter together. He says he realizes he truly messed up and wants us to better our relationship/ family. He also has a bad anger problem. N I suggested he get counseling. He agreed and says he will do whatever it takes to save our family.. Just last night I dreamt that he was dead. I didnt see how he died. Only that he was dead. I was crying and devastated. I don’t remember how it transitioned but next I remember me crying and him comforting me telling me its ok. That hes in better place. Is this a good sign?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Dreams about death regarding loved ones are common. Dreams about death regarding people who have harmed you emotionally are also common. This dream may be a reflection of your thoughts and feelings regarding your old relationship. If your partner is trustworthy, then nourish your relationship. If the two of you have a healthy relationship, then it will greatly benefit your daughter. If you do not want to enter into a relationship with him again, then put your energy toward your daughter. This will help her at this time and in the future. Have a great day, Doris!

  9. Shannon

    July 9, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I had a dream that my mother was dying from a heart condition. The person who told me the news in my dream was my father who has already passed in 2012. Usually when I dream of my father and this is after he passed he was happy or smiling in my dream, but this time he was crying and sad. So we just cried together It was horrible.. I didn’t know if this was him trying to tell me something was wrong or what??

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 9, 2017 at 9:11 am

      This dream is not a message or a sign. This is a reflection of the emotional attachment that you had with your father and you have with your mother. Allow this dream to influence you to take positive action. Allow the negative aspects of the dream to fade. Treat everyone in your life, especially your mother, with kindness and compassion at all times. This is the best way to honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Shannon!

  10. Shannon

    July 9, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I had a dream that my mother was dying from a heart condition. The person who told me the news in my dream was my father who has already passed in 2012. Usually when I dream of my father and this is after he passed he was happy or smiling in my dream, but this time he was crying and sad. So we just cried together at the fact my mother was dying in my dream.. It was horrible.. I didn’t know if this was him trying to tell me something was wrong or what??

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 9, 2017 at 9:10 am

      This dream is not a message or a sign. This is a reflection of the emotional attachment that you had with your father and you have with your mother. Allow this dream to influence you to take positive action. Allow the negative aspects of the dream to fade. Treat everyone in your life, especially your mother, with kindness and compassion at all times. This is the best way to honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Shannon!

  11. Lucas

    July 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I had a dream that my girlfriend got hit in the head and was later pronounced dead. And I woke up freaking out and so worried

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 8, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your influences and concerns. It is clear that you have an emotional connection with this person. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Be certain to spend additional time with your partner. Treat her with love and respect. Have a great day, Lucas!

      • Dee

        July 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

        I had a dream of many people dying
        Covered in white bandage also I see blood everywhere their hands and leg were crooked and stiff
        No one bothered to take them away..as I was traveling by train with my family

        • web admin

          web admin

          July 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm

          This dream is a reflection of fears and concerns that you may have at this time. These influences may be caused by violent media or conversation. It would be best to allow the negative qualities of this dream to fade. Instead, allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone with kindness and compassion at all times. This will bring more positive energy into the world. Have a great day, Dee!

  12. Giorgio Ta

    July 7, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Hello!

    I had a dream that a somewhat good friend of mine had died and I saw the dream of her being alive (we were hanging out in the beginning), but then she jumped on my back playfully and then I wrestled her playfully to get her off my back. But then she accidentally hit the wall and fell unconscious. Later she was put in a bathtub and drowned. So I was wondering what does this mean, and if it was appropriate to delete/block any contact from her since I saw this as a bad omen?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 7, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      You should not have deleted and blocked this person. That decision could cost you this relationship. Learn from this lesson. Speak with your friend again and try to spend time with her. This dream was not a bad omen. Allow this dream to fade. In response, you should treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Dreams are meant to guide your actions in a positive manner, as they are forms of your influences, concerns, and worries that are in your life. They will help guide you in a positive direction. Have a great day, Giorgio!

  13. Kristina

    July 7, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I had a dream that the man I’m seeing was happy/relieved to find out that I died, and his only concern was whether I left him any of my furniture in my will? The relationship isn’t serious, but it’s been messing with my head for days. Any ideas what this is trying to tell me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Allow this dream to fade. This is a reflection of your negative emotions regarding your relationship. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive manner. Treat your partner with kindness and compassion. Your dream is not a sign that he does not care about you. Share your love and it will be returned. Have a great day, Kristina!

  14. Charlene

    July 6, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I dream of my boyfriend killing a group of men who tries to sexually assault me and my two sister. What does it means? Why?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      This may be a reflection of your feelings of security with your boyfriends. This does not mean that he will or will no doing anything in any given situation. It only means that you feel comfortable with him. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade and allow the positive aspects influence your life. Share your kindness and compassion with your partner at all times. This will help bring the two of you even closer. Have a great day, Charlene!

  15. Charlene

    July 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I dream of my boyfriend killing a group of men who tries to sexually assault ne and my two sister. What does it means?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      This may be a reflection of your feelings of security with your boyfriends. This does not mean that he will or will no doing anything in any given situation. It only means that you feel comfortable with him. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade and allow the positive aspects influence your life. Share your kindness and compassion with your partner at all times. This will help bring the two of you even closer. Have a great day, Charlene!

  16. AKINA

    July 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I had a dream that my husband whom I love very very much and who is very healthy was terminally ill and I had to sit around and watch him die. I woke up crying. Can you explain?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 5, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your emotional attachment to your husband. It is clear that you want him to be happy and healthy. Allow the negative aspects of your dream to fade, and allow the positive parts of your dreams to influence your action. Take this time to share your kindness and compassion with your partner. This will help bring the two of you closer, which will help the two of you make each moment more loving. Have a great day, Akina!

  17. Jan

    July 3, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Hi dreamt that someone i dont know fell and then she died. The circumstances on how she fell is not clear. I already saw her on the floor dead.

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your concerns about mortality and how it influences those around you. The person that you do not know is likely a placeholder for the people who are in your life. Allow this dream to fade from your memory. Allow it to influence you to take positive action at all times. Treat the people in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Jan!

  18. Ashritha

    July 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I got a dream that my best frnd did a suicide attmept nd dt i neglected her.last lyr i was not so close enough to her she went to another clg.i had many negative thoughts on her on that tym i was really frustrated nd i said all bad things abt her to my frnds nd it toke 1long ly to realise that i was wrong,but at that i really didnt mean of making her bad,that am bad wd myself so it happend,after realising that i was wrong now,i got a dream that she done suicide attempt.am very nervous y did i get this dream,please help me to sort out ds problem

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Allow this dream to influence you to take positive action and allow any negative feelings that you have to fade. This will give you an opportunity to bring this positive energy into your world. Let this dream remind you to treat everyone with kindness and compassion. This will help you help those who may feel negative about themselves and their life. Reach out to the people who are in your life at this time. Have a great day, Ashritha!

  19. Sya

    June 28, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Hi! I had a dream after my father passed away. My three siblings got into a bus accident and in the risk of losing their lives. Right when i reach the hospital, doctor announced they were dead & both my mum and i fainted, not being able to wake up. I been having the same dream everytime i fell asleep

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Your dream is a manifestation of the emotional connections that you have toward your family. It is possible that your dream was reliving the emotional trauma experienced when your father died. You will be best served by sharing your kindness and compassion with your family at all times. This will bring all of you closer and it would certainly honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Sya!

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