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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    February 18, 2020 at 12:07 am

    I had a dream that my friend (quadriplegic) who passed returned but was much older and could now walk.

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      web admin

      February 18, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      The dream may just show what you wish would happen. It is also possible that your subconscious believes that your friend is in a better place where the disability is no longer present.

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    February 16, 2020 at 1:18 am

    I had a dream about being at my cousin memorial, it was sad and i was crying my eyes out! But then i heard a baby crying and i remember telling my son that he was playing with the baby to rough but the baby name was my cousin name like he came back as a baby.

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      web admin

      February 16, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Death and birth are both signs of transformation and change in a dream. The fact that you thought your cousin came back as the baby seems to represent this idea quite well. The dream could just be showing you the major ways your relationship has changed with your cousin, but it may also just represent the renewal that occurs throughout our lives and your realization that a part of your cousin will always be a part of this world.

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    February 12, 2020 at 1:00 am

    I had a dream about my ex boyfriend, I went at his house and he was so happy to see me. He was about to join the army & I told him to be careful & do his best. I later went back inside to have a conversation with his mom & another family member. They were also happy but I started to cry & was about to leave, they called me bck to talk to me, I woke up after that.

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      web admin

      February 12, 2020 at 10:36 am

      This dream was a reflection of the strength of your shared emotional and social relationships with your ex and his family members. He made the decision to join the military, and this has led to the end of your relationship. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and make a decision about what you want for your future without him as your partner.

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    February 11, 2020 at 6:11 am

    I dreamed of my deceased grandfather… He’s sleeping and i went outside to buy food for him…when i came back…i saw him eating a white rice on a plate. I tried to talk to him but he didn’t even look at me. He’s staring outside the window and he’s so sad. I can feel his sadness in that dream…😶

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 11, 2020 at 11:11 pm

      The dream occurred because you are sad and miss him. You wish that he could be a part of your life, but he can’t, which is why he was staring outside the window and wasn’t interacting with you in the dream.

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    Love nelson

    February 11, 2020 at 2:47 am

    Hi I had a dream that I moved into a house and a family that died in the house in the 1800’s came back alive and we’re requesting to be properly killed and buried in the house. I was hiding under the bed the whole time and they didn’t know that I was there. The only one I encountered was the infant baby which was also a member of the family. And the baby cried so loud. I hid back under the bed because I was scared the whole entire time.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 11, 2020 at 11:21 pm

      Perhaps the dream is trying to tell you that you have to be wary of the past because unresolved issues can lead to problems in the present. You may also be afraid of how innocent people like the baby can be harmed if there isn’t anyone around to look out for them.

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