Dreaming about a loved one who has died can be upsetting. People say that if a dead person appears in your dream, whether you talk to them or listen, you will get unexpected news or go through big changes in your life.
But figuring out what these dreams mean can be hard because seeing a dead person in a dream could mean that they haven’t found peace yet. Religious texts suggest doing extra practice to help them get what they want.
From a psychological point of view, thinking about a dead person you don’t know may mean that a certain part of your life is coming to an end. It could be about repressed feelings and broken relationships. But if the person in your dream is someone you loved who died recently, there’s no need to worry. It’s just a sign that you’re still sad, which is normal.
What does it mean when someone who has died appears in your dream? You should think about it. In these dreams, it’s normal to feel unmotivated, like you’re walking on eggshells, and like you can’t get ahead in life no matter how hard you try. So, the dead person in your dream could be a part of yourself that you’re having trouble letting go of.
If they are living and in the dream but don’t play a big part, it could mean that you are hiding feelings of love or other strong or unsettling feelings. If the dead person plays a big part and you try to help or talk to them, it means you had unfinished business with them during their life.
If the dead tell you what to do, it means you need direction, security, and comfort in your real life. When a spirit leads you in a dream, it can be very comfortable.
In 1992, research put dreams that were alike into four groups. The first is being shocked to see the dead person living again, which happens 39% of the time. It’s often a way to avoid the truth.
The second type, which makes up 23% of all dreams, is getting advice from people who have died. These dreams usually happen a long time after the person has died and make the person feel good, which shows that they have accepted the situation.
29% of people said that the third type is goodbyes and reassurances from the person who has died. The fourth type, which makes up 18%, is a psychological one in which the dreamer thinks about his or her life in relation to the dead.
This kind of dream doesn’t happen very often, but it means something. Pay attention to them and try to figure out what they’re trying to tell you about how you’re feeling.
Your unconscious mind is probably trying to help you deal with loss and pain by giving you insights, knowledge, and a sense of comfort.