What Does It Mean When You See Dead Persons Alive In Your Dreams?

By on April 24, 2018

At one point or another, the majority of us have wound up dreaming about a dead person. It may have been a loved one that recently passed away, a friend that we held dear in our hearts that left long ago, or perhaps even a public figure who left this earth and now appears to be visiting us in our dreams.

This phenomenon of dreaming about a deceased person can go one of two ways, or perhaps both at the same time. First and foremost, you’re going to fear excited, especially if you’re seeing a loved one whom you thought would never cross paths with you again. You may also feel a bit of fear- why is this dead person showing up in my dreams, alive? What could it possibly mean? Well, let’s dive in- shall we?

What Do Dreams About Dead People Mean

You Miss Them

Perhaps the most obvious reason why you may end up dreaming about a dead person is simply because you miss them; in fact, you probably miss them terribly. And while you never thought you’d see them again in your lifetime, having them show up in your dreams is the next best thing- and you’re going to feel happy about it and like you’ve reached a point of ‘peace’ by seeing their face or hearing their voice one last time.

You may also be thinking about this person often, and thinking about things leaves a ‘stain’ in your subconscious that will most likely spring up while you’re asleep. But whether or not they’ve been on your mind, them showing up in your dream will give you one last chance to say your goodbyes or simply spend time with them one more time.

They Have a Message for You

Some people (and some cultures) truly believe that a dead person visiting your dream has a specific message for you, and you need to follow it. 

It is believed that a dead person coming back with a message is something you truly need to hear but won’t do for yourself. For example, if this person is telling you that you need to move on from a boyfriend/girlfriend or perhaps a career and you won’t do it for yourself, their guidance may sway you to finally make that change.

While you don’t necessarily have to listen to this deceased individual, some cultures believe that not listening will bring you a lot of suffering and pain in the future. However, every case is different and you must decide for yourself if you are going to listen to their advice or warning, or go about your daily life the way you want.

You’re in Disbelief, Stuck in the Past

When a person passes away it is truly a terrible thing. It is one of the most heartbreaking and torturous situations a person can go through, and there’s nothing we can do about it. That’s why it is not uncommon or unheard of for someone to be in utter disbelief about the death and refuse to accept it. 

By not accepting this person’s fate, you’re opening up a world of torment for yourself. This state of shock and disbelief will not help you in your day to day life, so having this dead person visit you in your dreams may give you a bit of closure. After their visit, you may finally be able to believe that it’s real, but you’ll see this person again one day.

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A Sign of Good Fortune

A lot of people also believe that seeing a dead person in your dreams is a sign of great fortune! It can mean something wonderful is about to happen that will change your life forever, such as a marriage, a new baby in the family, a promotion in your job, or something else that will bring you great happiness. 

Every Dream is Different

It is important to remember that every dream is different. If you have a dream about a dead person you need to take note of what the person says to you, what the two of you end up doing, and whether or not this person is happy or sad. Remembering your dream and everything that occurred with this individual will help you determine whether this was just a fun visit, or if they have a warning or some type of advice for you.

Have you ever had a dream about a dead person? What happened in your dream? Did they have any amazing advice or fun things to talk about? We’d love to hear all your dreams and see if we can help determine what it was all about.

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    Tina Salinas

    July 17, 2019 at 8:09 am

    I’ve graduated in 2016 and one of my classmates had died recently due to cancer , I wasn’t close to him but he was one of my friends (back in high school) boyfriend and they been together since middle school. Well last night I had a dream about him being alive , he didn’t say anything to me he just smiled and I was thinking “you’re alive ?” I want to know why he showed up in my dream when we wasn’t close at all ? Can you help me figure this out? Thank you

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      web admin

      July 17, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with this person. It is possible that you thoughts about him because his recent death. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help you honor his memory. Have a great day, Tina!

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        Kris

        July 18, 2019 at 4:53 am

        In my dream i was at home but not my home but i lived there. I was messaging my sister on my computer. Then as shes replying back to my message. My computer just shows the dots like u would c on a text. Well right before she hits send theres a guy behind me with a knife. And her message is theres a killer on the loose keep my doors locked. Totally weird So he messages her back sonething like da doors r locked. And im praying that she knows its not me bc of the da in that sentence. But she doesnt she tells me shes going to finish cleaning. Next thing i know, i run. He chases me throughout the house my house but its not my house. Im at a morticians place with dead bodies coming to life and coins over there eyes Then i literally woke up.

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          web admin

          July 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm

          Dreams of being chased and attacked are indications of concerns or worries that are in your life. It is possible that your sister’s reaction in your dream is a sign of her social distance from you. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade, and share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Kris!

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    Itzel

    July 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Today I dreamt about Cameron Boyce in my dream I was with my friend and I took a picture with dove but never with Cameron and we were in Las Vegas in a descendants meet and greet. Then as I walked away
    I said hi to Cameron he looked happy and we talked then he told me something which I thought was rlly sweet which I tried to voice record but I couldn’t find it so instead he recorded my voice and I can’t rmber clearly but his voice was kind and it was just amazing hearing it and Idk what this means

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      Itzel

      July 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      But he was giving me advice of something but I can’t remember clearly

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        web admin

        July 12, 2019 at 9:47 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your appreciation of the art for this person. It sounds like you felt a strong connection with him. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will help you honor the memory of this actor. Have a great day, Itzel!

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          Whelm

          July 15, 2019 at 4:02 am

          I dreamt that my dead father has awaken from death and looks younger than he was when he died.

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            web admin

            July 16, 2019 at 10:43 am

            This dream shows a desire for your father to come back to life and to be in good health again. While a dream is just a dream, it is always nice to have a final chance to see your loved ones again.

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      web admin

      July 12, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your appreciation of the art for this person. It sounds like you felt a strong connection with him. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will help you honor the memory of this actor. Have a great day, Itzel!

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    Ami

    July 11, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I keep seeing my dead grandmother and sometimes my dead neighbor in my dreams. The dreams are always as if they have never died and are a part of our lives… just regular routine… my grandmother passed away 12 years ago and i had not met this neighbor since atleast last 10 years… why do i keep seeing them? I also see a younger version of me whenever i have a dream about them.. like last night i had a dream that my grandmother wants to wear a specific dress for a wedding we are going to attend and i am trying everything to make it happen.. and for that i talk to my neighbor (the dead one) and she was helping me find the dress… i don’t remember the end.. it was a lot going on in the dream.. many characters i don’t even know! Can u plz help?!

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      web admin

      July 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      These dreams are reflections of your late grandmother and neighbor. These dreams are manifestations of your experiences with these people from your past. The dress could be a sign of your social relationships and experiences. It seems that these are positive dreams, so ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help you honor the memories of your grandmother and neighbor. Have a great day, Ami!

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    Crystal

    July 10, 2019 at 7:37 am

    My husband passed away from suicide 3 years ago. I had a dream last night that he had come back into our lives. It was like he was gone for an extended amount of time and we had no idea where he went. Then all of a sudden he comes back and acts like nothing happened. I remember I was very frustrated and confused In the dream wondering where he had been that whole time.

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      web admin

      July 10, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. It is possible that something happened in your life which reminded you of him. You are aware that he has passed, so ensure that this dream guides you in a positive manner. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Crystal!

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    Gene Maaño

    July 8, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I dreamed about this priest (he died a few weeks ago). We’re not close, I just saw him often in college coz he’s the school’s chaplain and somewhat my choir church’s priest also. In my dream, he’s walking in public, in my old school particularly, glowing with some light in his body like in the movies, just walking, silently. All in awe, shocked in disbelief. Everybody’s reactions were just, “oh my gosh is it really him?!”. Some also cried because it’s their first time seing a ghost (as per their term in my dream). Also shockingly, we notice that as me and my boyfriend walks by the hallway, I just told him, “hey is that Father Nelson in front of you?” then he checks. And it is him. I’m still scared right now, shaking. Can you explain what it means?

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      web admin

      July 8, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social relationship with the late priest. His appearance in your dream is an indication that you feel respect for his actions. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will help ensure that you honor his memory. It will also help to draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Gene!

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    Pamela MA

    July 8, 2019 at 9:20 am

    My friend died 12 yrs ago. I had a dream that I was at a friendly get together and as I was about to walk out the house my friend bust open the door. So I just back startled by the door. So I look at him and said his name and he responded yes. So I said his first and last name and he responded yes, who are u. So I said my name. And he gave me a big hug reminiscing on the days when he had a crush on me and when he would be by his family down the street from my child good home. I was so excited to see him. So I said I’ll see you later and proceeded outside. I turn around and he is walking out right behind me. So I stopped to speak to so people and he comes hug me from behind. Telling me that he misses me. Kissing me on my neck. But all I could think is that he was dead. So I woke up from my dream. Laying in my bed in shock from seeing him. Even more in shock that I could still feel the itchy-ness from his beard/mustache on my neck…. In my dream he was very happy. I was happy as well just confused. What could this mean??

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      web admin

      July 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connection with your late friend. It is possible that something in your life caused this dream to manifest. His behaviors in your dream are indications that the two of you may have shared a mutual attraction. The physical feelings that you had when you woke up are manifestations of the strength of this dream. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will help you honor his memory. Have a great day, Pamela!

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    Mia

    July 8, 2019 at 4:09 am

    I saw my father walking towards me with a knife in my dreams…but when I opened my eyes I saw that figure going back …while coming towards me..he said that he wants to take me with him nd asked me to hang myself

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      web admin

      July 8, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      The person who appeared in your dream may have been a reflection of your father. However, his behaviors are not related to his actions. You should abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media, as this will reduce the frequency of similar dreams from manifesting in the future. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Mia!

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    Tracey Barrett

    July 6, 2019 at 1:29 am

    I just woke from a dream about my grandmother in her house but her old house was brand new and she was with a career that was smoking my grandma just kept smiling at me my mother was also in the dream she was telling me a story about my dad being paranoid that she was having a affair I remember looking at my grandma in this dream saying how are u alive it felt good but it also scared me that I’d have to loose her again please help what is this dream about

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      web admin

      July 8, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your late grandmother. The discussions that your grandmother and mother had in the dream in relation to your father may have been manifestations of his behaviors during your life. It is also possible that the conversation was a reflection of the media that you consume. Nourish your relationship with your family members by spending additional time with them in person. Have a great day, Tracey!

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    Sunny

    July 4, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I saw dream about my friend who passed away 5 years ago . He came into my dream and I was kept saying him in dream tby shaking him by his shoulder that you are dead , you are dead and how can you be alive . He didn’t answer but he had little smile on face . Normal smile that’s it and I felt good to by seeing him alive but even in my dream I knew that he was dead .can you tell me what does it mean I saw him many times in my dream

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      web admin

      July 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your late friend. Your attempts to communicate with him are manifestations of your desire to maintain a connection with him. The smile in this dream should guide you in a positive direction. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor his memory. Have a great day, Sunny!

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      Teresa

      July 6, 2019 at 8:29 am

      My caretaker and my love passed away 3months ago due to cancer..i miss him alot.He loved me so dearly..he came in my dream last night in a shabby inner top dress but looked thin…I hugged and told thanks that I got a chance to meet u to tell u that I failed in sending u for treatment earlier.. could have saved ur life but he told the tumour was big .. that’s it..any message for this dream..it’s still live to me. Why he looked in so shabby inner top though he used to be very clean n neatly dressed person..a few days ago..I had a short dream he told his family killed him.. unable to take care of him.

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        web admin

        July 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your late partner. His clothing is likely a reflection of your memories of his health near the time of his death. The dream about his family killing him is just a sign of your thoughts regarding his death. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will help him honor your memory. Have a great day, Teresa!

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    Denisha

    July 3, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    I had a dream that an old lady with glasses you touched my shoulder , and said to me “hello how are you” I gave her a “do I know you “look and she just stared , I just started crying and woke up .

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      web admin

      July 3, 2019 at 11:13 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. This person may have been from your past. It is possible that she will appear in your future. It is likely that this dream will guide you in a positive manner. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Denisha!

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    Abigail Alex

    July 1, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I lost my sister in November last week I had a dream she was there with me and our closed friends but I knew she was dead even in the dream we were all somewhere then I and our friends were about to leave and and we said goodbye but I got angry and turned to her and I said “I thought they said that if a loved one dies they look after their families on earth but I don’t understand why things are so difficult and your just here watching ” and she said that I should go with my friends that she will meet me on our way while I was walking with my friends I felt a cold finger touched me I couldn’t see the person but I knew it was my sister and I was happy again immediately I woke up I could still feel her and I heard movements from the other room and I was the only one at home. What does this dream mean.

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      web admin

      July 2, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. Your emotional relationship with your late sister appeared in this dream. Your spiritual beliefs appeared in this dream as well. You likely feel that she is with you at this time. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. This will also help you honor the memory of your sister. Have a great day, Abigail!

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    Hema Rawat

    June 30, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Today morning I felt about loneliness of my father at old age if he will alive single but suddenly I am thinking about my mother who is alive now.and I was not felt my father has died .it’s is feeling of aliveness . it was same feeling when he was alive in real world and I was thinking same ,if my father will alive single in old age then ….

    Suddenly I woke up and feel that my father has died before 10 years and my mother is along with us.

    I don’t understand this dream.can u help me out.
    Regards
    Hema Rawat

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      web admin

      July 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. It is clear that you care for your mother as well. Something in your life may have reminded you of your father. Nourish your relationship with your mother by spending additional time with her in person. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Hema!

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