What It Really Means When You Dream Of Someone Who Has Died

Dreams are a mystery we are still trying to solve. Not only are dreams an ever-elusive enigma, but the meaning behind our dreams remain hazy as well. Surely, dreams of an animal, friend, or event have to mean something, right? After all, if you are conjuring up these people in your sleep, their presence must symbolize something.

But what if you are dreaming about someone who has already died?  Per Regular Dream, dreaming about a dead relative, friend, or acquaintance means you miss the person, which is totally natural. The outlet added that your subconscious brain is trying to tell you something. What, you might wonder? Well, according to the outlet, there are several meanings behind the dreams of your dead relative. For example, one meaning behind this particular dream is that you are mourning the loss of something important —a job, a friendship, or even yourself.

Other meanings can include you forgetting something significant in your life or you're searching for guidance, per Regular Dream. Whatever the case, remember your dreaming is trying to tell you something important, and it's perhaps best if you'd listen.

Why you are dreaming about a dead relative, friend, or person

Dreaming about a deceased person has multiple meanings. The dream or the dead relative may also be trying to tell you something, like unsolicited advice of sorts, per Guide Posts.

But, you may be wondering, why am I dreaming about my dead parent or friend in the first place? "Sometimes the last time we see a family member or a loved one is in a hospital bed," Dr. Charity Virkler Kayembe told Guide Post. "That's not the picture you want to be left with. So God will give us the true situation of how they are now in heaven. They're healthier than they've ever been, they're happier, they're home. It's just one way God heals our hearts."

Furthermore, according to the outlet, seeing a deceased person in your dream brings about comfort. It's a chance for you to move on and see the deceased person in a happy light. As Dr. Barbie Breathitt added, "A dream is a gateway, a doorway to the supernatural."

While it might be scary to see your deceased relative in your dream, it's not—they could be trying to move on in life or give you comfort. So, the next time you see a deceased person in your dream, remember how important their presence is.