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    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.

    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.

    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.

    1,040 Comments

    1. Kels

      August 17, 2018 at 6:49 am

      I had a dream that I thought someone had passed. I was devastated. We held vigils and everything, only for him to literally walk through the door and say,”I’m fine.”

      Please help.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of your strong emotional connection with this person. You may feel as though your relationship has changed. You are aware that each of you are connected through your strong social and emotional relationship. Perhaps attempt to spend additional time with this person, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Kels!

    2. tunji

      August 17, 2018 at 2:55 am

      my wife called me not quite long and i told me she had a bad dream about me last night that i died her family member refused to tell me about the incident. am so worried really dont know the meaning cause i love my wife and my son.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 17, 2018 at 1:37 pm

        This dream is not a reflection of the future or of fate. It may be a sign that she feels a strong emotional connection with you. She cares for you. If she called you, then she may feel as though she does not see you as often as she would prefer. Allow this dream to guide you to spend additional time with your family. Have a great day, Tunji!

    3. Shannon

      August 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Three nights ago I had a dream where my brother was dying. He was ina hospital bed and I basically watched him die. The night after, I remember no dream. But, the next night I dreamt that his son, my nephew, had died. He is 3. I have no ill or negative feelings whatsoever towards my brother. I get along with him great and see him fairly often. I’ve never really had dreams like this before. Any idea what this could this possibly mean.

      Thank You

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

        Your dream may be a reflection of various aspects of your life and relationships. You feel a strong emotional connection with your brother and nephew. Allow these dreams to guide you in a positive direction. Perhaps attempt to spend additional time with them in person, as this will strengthen your relationships. Have a great day, Shannon!

    4. Maryanne

      August 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      My grandmother passed away 15 days ago and last night for the third time I had a dream about her, the same thing happens every time. I’m in the middle of a dream then all of a sudden I’m with my grandmother in a room and watching her pass away again.It feels like I’m reliving watching her die over and over again.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 14, 2018 at 9:47 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your late grandmother. The death of your grandmother may have left a strong memory with you. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. You will honor the memory of your grandmother by sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Maryanne!

    5. Grl

      August 13, 2018 at 5:40 am

      I have not spoken to my father since a year now, i saw in my dream that he died,i feel sad but there is little mixed feeling that finally it is over. My dad and I do not have a good relationship, to the point we despise each other.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 14, 2018 at 9:02 pm

        This dream is a reflection of the end of your relationship with your father. Death is often a symbol of change. If he reaches out to you in the future, then share your thoughts and feelings with him at that time. For now, focus on your current life without him. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Grl!

    6. Staci

      August 12, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      My stepfather died tragically two years ago, he fell off a ladder, They marked the cause of death head trauma but he had heart problems we believe he had a heart attack and fell. Last night I had a dream first time ever that he was being shot in the side of the head and he was holding the opposite side of his head I never have dreams like this so I’m kind of concerned as to why.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 12, 2018 at 11:56 pm

        Your dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. You feel a strong emotional connection with your late grandfather. The shooting in the dream may be a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings. His death was related to his heart and head, and the bullet and head may be a sign of that knowledge. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion, as this will honor the memory of your grandfather. Have a great day, Staci!

    7. derlyn

      August 11, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      I had a dream that my partner’s nose was bleeding while he was trying to propose again to me. But he was dying, i was so sad and sobbed. It has intensed feeling that i could cry when I woke up.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You feel a strong emotional connection with your partner, and you may be interested in progressing your relationship. The death aspect of the dream may be a sign that there is a change in your life. Allow this dream to influence you to speak with your partner about your thoughts and feelings. Spend additional time with him, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Derlyn!

    8. Danielle

      August 10, 2018 at 9:59 am

      I woke up in the morning and fell back asleep. I fell straight into a very real-life feeling dream in which my late father was dying in my arms (he really did 15 years ago). I was crying terribly as the morphine slowly faded him away and then I woke up startled. I immediately fell back asleep into the same dream, only this time my father was now my husband. Again, I clung to him as he started to fade away, crying and talking to him to soothe his passing. Then I woke again, before the death was complete. The feelings are so intense and I can still feel them even hours after being awake. What kind of dream is this?? A side note – the day before my father was taken off life support in the hospital, I dreamt of his death, arriving at the hospital and he was covered in a sheet and I was dressed in black and in mourning. The next day, his life really ended.

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 12, 2018 at 11:15 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your strong emotional relationship with your late father. The relationship between the idea of your father and husband are signs of a strong relationship and your knowledge that your partner will pass. This dream will influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Danielle!

    9. hannah champion

      August 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      my son kept calling out mum mum mum im bleeding help me there was nothing i could do after everyone came bk into the room and the machines was going mad my son died i jumped up off my bed my heart racing faster than ever i had to check for real that he was ok this is the worst and scaries dream off my life my son is 18 so its not as tho hes a baby i dont no why im having drrams like this

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 9, 2018 at 11:13 pm

        This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. It is clear that you care for your son. The media that you consume may have influenced this dream as well. You will find benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Perhaps reach out to your son at this time. Have a great day, Hannah!

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