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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    Tersia

    March 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I dreamt I opened my kitchen door late at night and saw a figure approaching. I felt scarred As it come closer I saw my late sister opening her arms to me and smiling

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 17, 2019 at 12:03 am

      Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. The fear that you felt could be related to the media that you consume or other fears that you may have at this time. The presence of your sister and the hug could be a sign that she makes you feel secure. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Nourish your relationship with your sister by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Tersia!

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    Tee

    March 15, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    I vividly dreamt a dead friend who was riddled with cancer visited me in my home. He went and laid in my bed as though he needed someone to care for or visit him. I had never visited him while he was alive and on his deathbed. He got up later and went downstairs to leave and wanted me to leave with him and I kept nodding my head no. A couple nights later, I dreamt vividly of someones pet alligator visiting me in my home. Neither of which made me feel scared but 2 very strange dreams, being it’s unusual for me to dream, let alone dream so vividly.

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      web admin

      March 16, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      Your dreams are reflections of your social and emotional relationship with your late friend. It is possible that something reminded you of him. The alligator could have been a manifestation of him, or it could have been a reflection of something else in your life. Neither dream made you feel negative, so ensure that these dreams guide you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day,Tee!

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    Heather Romine

    February 27, 2019 at 5:46 am

    I dreamt of my ex-father-in-law who has passed away over 15yrs ago. I was running through a nursing home or hospital to find my daughter who had ran off and as I was running, I passed by a man in a wheel chair. I recognized his face, when he seen me go by he called out my name. I stopped and turned and look and it was him. i said his name and went up to him and hugged him. He was talking and laughing with the other patients (older people) (he was always a talker he was an insurance sales man). After I hugged him his face turned into another mans face and I turned and walked away.

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      web admin

      February 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your late ex-father-in-law. The nursing home could be a manifestation of your knowledge of end of life care. The change of the face could be a sign of the change in your relationship during his life. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Heather!

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    Patricia

    February 24, 2019 at 2:12 am

    I dreamt of a high school friend whom I wasn’t even so close too,she died some 4years ago.i was scared becoz I thought she was a ghost but she told me she was alive ,I failed to talk back.
    Am confused I don’t know what this means

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social relationship with your late friend. She is not alive, but her words in your dream could be a sign of your concerns regarding death. Your inability to talk back could be a sign of the worries that you may have In your life. This dream will influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Patricia!

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        Tersia

        March 16, 2019 at 3:32 pm

        I dreamt I opened my kitchen door late at night and saw a figure approaching. I felt scarred As it come closer I saw my late sister opening her arms to me and smiling

        • web admin

          web admin

          March 17, 2019 at 12:03 am

          Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. The fear that you felt could be related to the media that you consume or other fears that you may have at this time. The presence of your sister and the hug could be a sign that she makes you feel secure. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Nourish your relationship with your sister by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Tersia!

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            Harleen Kaur

            March 18, 2019 at 3:41 am

            I dreamt of a dead celebrity being alive, sitting in the bus. I was talking to a little kid standing there, to give him the empty seat instead of taking it myself. The dead alive man told he is my grandson. I was helping the kid sit next to him, holding his back for him while he sat. I wasn’t scared during this.

            • web admin

              web admin

              March 19, 2019 at 8:52 pm

              Your dreams are reflections of various influences in your life. The late celebrity may be someone that you feel a connection with. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Harleen!

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