Dreams about Dead People

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Dreams about a Dead Person

How can We Talk to the Dead and They can Talk With Us?

Dreams about a Dead Husband or Wife

Dreams about a Dead Mother

Dreams about a Dead Child 

Summary of after death experience

What Happens When Our Body Dies?

Coming back to earth 

The Journey Through Death and Back

Journeying Beyond Dreams and Death

Dreams about People We Know who have Died

Dreams in which dead people appear are sometimes expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died; or our own feelings about death. When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life.

It is wise to understand something before you read what else has been said. For instance, a single cell, which is a seed from which all life forms evolved from, doesn’t become old or die because it is immortal, for it keeps dividing and doesn’t die. In dividing it constantly creates copies of itself, but as it does  so it gathers new experience, it changes what is copied, so becomes the ‘seed’ for multi-cellular organism. We all started from the original one cell, and we, you and I,  are the result of gathered experience.

As adults we believe we are complete and whole. A seed is a return to the source of life and it/our beginnings under the sun. Consciousness on our planet started in the slime of creation, the slime we return to, to procreate. And from that slime which is a vehicle for our seed to exist in, our awareness goes through the whole process of evolution as we develop in mother’s womb, the dividing of cells, the forming of structure and organs, the creation of a creature with gills, and on to a human type form ready to breathe air, carrying your seed onwards.

As one textbook states, “A human is not constructed like a modern office building, as cheaply and efficiently as possible. . . but rather like an ancient historic edifice to which wings and sections were added at different times and which was not modernised until it was almost completed.” See Levels of the Brain

In doing so it uses many of the things that Life or Nature learnt from past life-forms that it  uses in dealing with human life. As an example plants use very clever system with bulbs and other root systems. A bulb can grow a new flower each year and each flower is a totally new and unique thing. The the flower dies and its essense or experience is drawn back into the bulb, and next season another unique flower emerges. This hold true for humans too.

Our present personality has never existed before. It lives with a new brain that doesn’t carry old memories. Searching within its own experience and memories it could never find memory of any past lives because our present brain has no connection with the past seeds, yet our seed is the collection of man, many lives lived. Tendencies, unaccountable fears or talents, give the clue to these past selves.  See Mushrooms

These past lives are not remembered easily because the new soul that developed in the new body had no past connections because it has a new brain. The soul or personality is built from the local memories stored in the new brain. So, memories of the past can only be attained by a deep awareness of our core awareness.

So, dead people can simply be people from our past. Considering that the major part of our learning and experience occur in relationship to other people, such learning and experience can be represented by characters from the past. For instance a first boyfriend in a dream would depict all the emotions and struggles we met in that relationship, and what we learned from it or took away from it that still influences present relationships. Therefore dreaming often of people we knew in the past would suggest that past experiences or lessons are very active at the moment, or we are reviewing those areas of our life. A woman who had emigrated to Britain from a very different cultural background frequently dreamt, even twenty years afterwards, of people she knew in her native country. This shows her still very much in contact with her own cultural values and experiences.

Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted ‘Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.’ She carefully lowered me onto the bed and disappeared.’ E. H. – In this example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death.

Example: ‘A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs. Molten who died in 1956. The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it WAS my mother. An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days.’ Mr M.

Here the dreamer has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality.

Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning toward him which I had done so often in his lifetime and saying ‘I thought you had died. Thank God you have not.’ Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken.’ Mrs I. – The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality.

A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort. Thus her disappointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the women has within her such memories to replay. These are a reality. The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband. The ‘aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memories of the same person. What arises into their own lives from such memories, is the observable influence of the now dead person. But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. See: Dead Husband or Ex

Example: In a recent news program on television, a man who survived the Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know. The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name. The photograph was kept for forty odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not know how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph.

Dreams about a Dead Person – General Meaning:

This can represent some area of your life that has ‘died’. It can refer to death of feelings, such as hopelessness in connection with relationship and the loss of feelings about someone; the depression that follows big changes in your life such as loss of a loved partner, job, or child. It can also reflect the sense you have of your life in general, that it is without the stimulus of motivation and satisfaction, as when one feels oneself in a ‘going nowhere’ relationship or life situation. The dead person in the dream may link several of these feelings together, as symbols often represent huge areas of our experience. So the dead person my be a part of oneself you want to leave behind, to die out.

Some dreams are so clearly about the person who died. Here is an example of such a dream by a young child.

With his brothers and friends he went to bathe in a mill pool. He was only four or five at the time, and could not swim. In the recklessness of their-play, one of the children pushed him into deeper water. At that moment, the mill gates opened and water rushed through carrying him along. He was drowned – but some adults who were hastily called to the scene managed to pull him out and revive him.

As his father carried him home in his arms, the boy talked about his mother, who had died some years earlier and at first his father smiled at his story.

The boy said that as he went under the water he felt himself sinking down and down into darkness. Then there was a change and he felt himself rising up slowly until at last he rose to the surface.

He was in a huge sea. Around him, other people were also surfacing, and all were being gradually washed towards the nearby shore. There on the beach, people waited, and greeted those who were brought to them by the sea.

And as he himself drew near there on a small promontory were his grandparents waiting to welcome him – and in front – his mother, and she bent to draw him into her arms. She took hold of his hands and as she did so, a cross around her neck swung before his face. Sparkling in it were seven stones. But at that moment, something seemed to pull him away, and he sank into the sea and at last awoke on the riverbank.

The other half of the Story

At the conclusion of the story, his father’s condescending smile vanished. They were now at home and his father left the room, obviously deeply moved. Only years later did he tell his son the other half of the story.

The boy’s mother had died when her son was tiny and she had died on her birthday. For many weeks before, her husband had saved for a special present which he had kept secret. On her death, heart-broken, he had crept down to the coffin in the middle of the night, unscrewed the lid and given the present to his dead wife. It was a cross with seven stones, and the secret of it had been buried with her.

Putting together a picture of many such death experiences, we can begin to see a general view of what it might be like, what it certainly is for some, to die.

First of all comes a lessening and eventual disappearance of bodily sensations. Although all pain and physical awareness goes, most people are still conscious of their physical surroundings and of other people. In fact they often watch their own body breathe its last struggling breaths.

Usually people see themselves in a body, but it’s sometimes more perfect than the body they have just left. Their perceptions are nearly always enormously heightened in many ways. There seems to be no sensation of gravity or weight – the whole room or area can be seen instantaneously, as if with circular vision, and there is an awareness of the thoughts and emotions of those present.

See Talking with those who have passed on

Dreams about a Dead Husband or Wife:

Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband. It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband or wife at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continuing love, the meeting become easier.

But as with the example above, there are many cases where people meet their dead in dreams and have tremendous assurance.

Dreams about a Dead Mother:

As with other ‘dead person’ dreams they usually show how we are working out or unfolding our relationship with them. They can be wonderfully confirming of continued existence.

Example: ‘A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs. Molten who died in 1956. The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it WAS my mother. An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days.’ Mr. M.

Dreams about a Dead Child:

When our child dies it is one of the most heartbreaking experiences we can meet. Sometimes it takes years to adjust to what has happened. Not only is the adjustment emotional and psychological, but also your way of life is often built around the person you have lost. Therefore the changes we meet can be enormous. However, we each have enormous resources of healing and ability to meet the new if we can access them. Very often there are experiences we have, or dreams, that continue our relationship with the child. Unfortunately we live in a culture that often denies the possibility of this.

The example below shows how this can be possible.

For instance, Dr. Morse, in his book Closer to the Light, tells of a mother who came to him because she hadn’t slept properly for 1041 nights after the death of her son. She showed him a picture of her son, but Dr Morse was suddenly called away to a ward emergency. Having dealt with the sick baby, he was writing up the notes and a nurse who had been helping said to him, ‘Who was that person who came in with you? Is he a student?’

Morse did not understand what the nurse was talking about as nobody had come into the hospital with him. As he was trying to find a pen for the notes he was writing he pulled out the photograph of the woman’s son. Immediately the nurse said, ‘That’s him. He kept trying to get your attention’.

When he returned to his office Morse asked the mother if she had ever been contacted by her son after his death. She said, ‘Oh yes. After he died, for several nights he would stand at the foot of my bed and tell me he was alright, and that I should stop crying. But that was only a crazy dream.’ However, such things are not crazy dreams, but insights into a greater reality.

After her conversation with Dr. Morse the woman slept properly for the fist time in nearly three years.

Summary of after death experience

Because after death we are still in a dream like existence, we tend to create around us those things we expect to see or experience. So someone who has no previous information about death may wander around for awhile confused. A Christian may see Christ welcoming them, so the beginnings are very varied, and a Buddhist might meet Buddha, or a Muslim might see Muhammad. But there is some sort of life review. This is about harvesting all of value from the life experience. Not only do we gathered the lessons we learned from our life, but we also relive it moment by moment, feeling and reviewing our own feelings, but also the feelings we engendered in others. But because we are no longer living a life in three dimensions and time, it will be an all at once experience, not stretched over time.

This can be quite a trial considering the life we have lived. But it is not a judgement from outside us, but a self judgement of the quality of our life. We need to pass through this because after death we have left the physical world and moving toward the spiritual. We can see this as the Big Self; the Self with Enormous Love. But there is an enormous transition taking place at death. We lived within a body, and now without it we have to be ready for life without it in what is called the spirit world. That is why the life review is necessary. All our earthly experience has to be put through a transformation to make it fit for a wider life. The wider life works through universal connections, and the less we personally can connect with the universal the less fit we are for the universal life.

Something that I have noticed is that some people believe, and therefore experience, that ‘heaven’ is exactly like life on earth except better. They see it as having houses and living much the same way. But that is not really the whole truth, because just as our body grows and changes, so do we in the after death state.

It seems as if there is a great difference between existing in a body and surviving in the grand world of the spirit. For in the spirit world there has to be found something that will link the life with giving and receiving from others, and of course the integration with a greater purpose.

Many people say they go along a tunnel toward a great light, and then a great spirit leads them through life review. Others go through a door to the light, and others go up a flight of grand stairs.

Having lost their body and its appetites there may be a period of adaptation to a life in a world without boundaries. Also because the spirit world is similar to the world of dreams, you create around you an environment made up of your own inner state. So if you are full of hate, murderous impulses and selfishness, you create a world like that is usually called hell. We are not ‘cast into hell’ we create it ourselves.

The same with heaven, it is created out of all the attitudes and ideas and feelings that are in harmony with the way the universe works or is. As a friend told me after his death, “I cannot escape myself. This is because everywhere I look is like a mirror. Every direction I find a reflection of me. It is  three-dimensional. It doesn’t matter if I look up or down, left or right, all I see are expressions of who I am.”

At first one will look much as you did at death, except if you are old or ill, then you have quickly gained a more youthful and healthy appearance.  But of course that is only your physical shape, and you will create that because that is who you think you are. But a great and probably slow swing over will occur. Because your body is gone, and you are moving toward the spiritual being that has always stood behind your life and witnessed it and given it impulses to try to live out, so gradually you may lose any sense of being male or female.

It is possible some people will not make it that far, but will go into a sleep state until their next life in the body. But if they can maintain consciousness as they meet these changes they will slowly become a greater being, and have an awareness that could be seen as super human, touching all around them. This is why some dead relatives come back to us in dreams and visions and tell us things they would never have normally been capable of knowing.

Another conversation with a dead friend stated some of this:

I seems to me that things are different for me now. I feel something that is difficult to understand. I seem to be getting  less and less of the me I knew; yet at the same time more of who I am. More of me is being lost, but at the same time more of me is being gained. A strange paradox.

Then there is the going beyond even more barriers toward what can be called real spiritual awareness.

In the next region, one sees how the person’s life has accorded not only with their own Self, but with the ‘true being of the world’. We see ourselves as we exist, in or out of harmony with that world consciousness, that essence of all beings, sometimes called God or the Christ, or Krishna, or Buddha. Here is the judging, the self judging, of the ‘quick and the dead.’

And finally, in this withdrawal, the seventh region is reached, ‘quick or dead’, asleep or awake to the highest in us. ‘The man stands here’ says Steiner, ‘in the presence of the “Life-kernels”, which have been transplanted from higher worlds, in order that in them they may fulfil their tasks.’ These ‘tasks’, expressing through the self, mediated by the soul, and materialised by the body, usually motivate us unconsciously. In this region, if consciousness remains, we know ourselves as the whole cosmos of sun, moon, planets, and stars; as all beings, creatures and kingdoms. When we look at these through our physical eyes, we are looking at our own wholeness. The ‘Life kernel’ is the doorway to other ‘cosmic beings’. ‘The life between death and a new birth, and is really a living through the world of stars: but this means, through the spirit of the world of stars,’ not the physical stars. See What Happens When I Die?

Coming back to earth

Having made this ascent to the innermost of our nature, the essence of the whole cosmos, there now comes for most of us, a return to a fresh physical experience.

There awakens a ‘desire’ or direction, to perfect one’s own being and that of the earth. ‘Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,’ is an impulse from this region. Depending upon what fruits were brought to each region, this descent enables certain things, qualities or strengths to be ‘claimed’ from each level of our being. A new spiritual ‘seed’ or ‘germ’ is fashioned which will play its part in fashioning our body. The essence of the future personality chooses the hereditary line and its parents. Steiner says the parents provide a seed bed of physical substance, impregnated with their own characteristics of body and psyche. At conception, the material substance is broken down into the germinal level of chaos, in which all physical form is dissolved. The spirit ‘germ’ of the new being takes hold of this.

At birth the ‘germ’ of the future personality and body, is clothed with physical substance drawn from the parents, along with inherited temperamental qualities. Working with these as materials is the essence of the past life and death experience. This spiritual impulse, takes the ‘model’ given by the parents, and works into it the pattern it brings from its central experience. So there comes into being, through life and death, another life upon the earth.

Just as there was a reliving of life at death, so just prior to birth there is a reliving of death. ‘He sees a tableau which this time displays all the hindrances he must remove, if his evolution is to make further progress. And what he sees becomes the starting point of forces that he must carry with him into a new life.  See Life and Death; Steiner Life after death

Another conversation with a dead friend provided the following information.

I am in process of creating a new life. But this is something like a work of art, not however, as we think of it with brush and paint. I felt it like a constant rise and fall of possibilities and forms that I, the Spirit I, was giving birth to. As one rose it expressed a certain quality, and this was in some way compared, or its harmonic compared, with all that existed in the changing spiritual and physical world. There was as yet no total interface between what was being created in this way, and what was expressed by the changing worlds. So I was gradually sifting the emphasis of all it contained from life experience and its possible future connections with physical life, moving toward a harmonic unity. It was explained to me that the unity would be a real connection with time, place, parents and the life that would emerge from them. When that harmonic unity was made the new life would begin.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Have I dreamt of any dead person?

How did I react to the dream?

Can I accept that we have an inner world?

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-Dora 2013-08-03 23:43:16

I dreamed I was watching Michael Landon and Andy Griffith make a Matlock scene in person. I looked up the connection in real life and see that Michael Landon wrote and produced some Matlock episodes. I had no idea they had this connection. Why would I put the 2 together in a dream without this knowledge. It kinda freaked me out.

-candy carrillo 2013-08-02 19:13:57

I dream a dead lil girl looks like I’m at a house with my gramma n grampa and across tge street thers a sceary house n.a lil gurl just staring at me she looks angry and comes outside a window opens and close i don’t now qhat it means and its scearing me plz help…

-shirley loves vamp 2013-08-01 17:41:26

My dead husband comes n visits me all the time, we got together when I was 12 yrs old n he died when I was 26..he was 27 yrs old when he died in 2006 even thoe he’s gone I’m still in love with him I have him in my heart n my mind forever n I’m okay with that….we have two beautiful children n I’m blessed to have his kids…he visit me like 2 days ago telling me he love me with all his heart n that made me so happy full of joy n then I asked him y did he had me tell the kids that he was dead he stood quite n then I noticed oh you are dead, he was just quite n then he was by my door telling me he had to go n I kneel down crying begging him not to go but then I woke up to reality even thoe I didn’t want to wake up n I just want to keep dreaming with him….this brakes my heart all over again in a million pieces I’m okay because I have my kids..they are a part of him n a big piece of our love est 92….til the end of me

-pradip 2013-08-01 17:24:10

Dead family people in ur dreams

-danny 2013-07-30 0:13:42

dreamed my dead brother was chasing me or we were chasing ghosts together not really sure but I woke up afraid and sweating. my brother died about 15 years ago of alcoholism and before he died I called up to the hospital to ask him to come see him and his response was f u so that was the last time I talked to him. never went to funeral and for the most part never did like him for what he did to me and my family. abuse and just a lot of stress. never really remember my dreams so this was really different and scarey

    -Tony Crisp 2013-08-04 13:26:33

    Danny – If you think about a person, do you honestly think your thoughts are them? Thoughts are like photocopies and never deal with reality. Your dreams are like thoughts, they do not deal with the dreamed of people or things. But they do deal with the reality of your own inner life. It is similar to computer games where you can be killed or fail a thousand times and emerge none the worse. But if you learn the rules of the game of Life then you can go up the levels in this virtual reality world.

    Unfortunately this wonderful virtual reality world of a dream is usually felt as dealing with other people, as externals, like something that can damage us, or something like the Devil that can possess us. But the greatest truth I have found in exploring dreams – not interpreting them – is that we are alone with ourselves in the world of our dream. If we can acknowledge and admit that our terrors we dream are actually our past hurts or fears that we have not faced presenting themselves for us to heal; that the ghosts and demons that can rampage about our night are embodiment’s of our fears and ideas presented to us as truths; that our wonderful visions and insights are an expression of our own infinite potential, then we can walk a pathway to finding what we really are. Remember that you are more than you appear.

    So the brother you dream about is not him is not your brother, but your dreams are showing you your inner feelings about the past relationship and all the memories needing to be digested and learned from. Remember that because you were together for a while there is no way you can ‘have nothing to do’ with someone you have been intimately involved with. It doesn’t work like that. Most people are often totally unaware of the massive experience they take in during a relationship and how it interacts with them when we love or hate someone. In other words the memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event.

    So if you are troubled by dreams of your brother, the best way to deal with them is to work on integrating the influence left in you from the relationship. You can do this by thinking about the dreams about your brother and drawing on all you got from. So I would suggest you integrate all the good and bad things. Try doing this by taking the dream images of your brother and pulling them back into your body. Yes, literally making them one with you. Do this slowly and allow any feelings that arise. This may sound strange but all the images in our dreams are projections from you inner world onto the screen of our sleeping mind; so taking them back into you is like owning them and integrating them. It is called honouring what we learned, bad or good, from the relationship. Think of it like digesting something. In a relationship, whether a feeling relationship or one in which you are learning something, you often absorb things from the person. You might take in such things unconsciously, as you did many things from parents and from the culture you were raised in. So the process of absorption in a dream may refer to such influences you are taking in.


-Isabella 2013-07-29 22:40:29

Here’s a dream that may interest you. Not long after my father, a man of great intellectual, emotional, and psychological awareness, had died (to his great joy, he died of a stroke, and as he went, said, “I have created this myself!”), I had a dream of him. We had been very close in this life, despite arguments etc. that all parents and kids have. We were like partners in a high-wire act, a remarkable relationship to people who saw him as a kind of “guru.” (He called himself an “anti-guru.”In my dream, he was sitting across a desk from me in my little writing cabin. I said, “This thing of your being dead– that’s not going to change our relationship or anything, is it?” He looked at me and smiled. “Certainly not, sugarplum,” he said.”Certainly not.” (Some friends thought that the fact that I was in my writing cabin — creativity– made the difference. Writing was a strong bond between my father and me. Some said that they thought as long as I went on writing, our relationship (the creative life) would remain as close as ever.

    -Tony Crisp 2013-08-01 8:18:01

    Isabella – Well writing is a wonderful training and spiritual exercise, but it sounds as if your bond was such that it will last until you join him.

    “To his great joy” – I feel the same, but it hasn’t happened yet.

    If you have written anything you think would suite this site about your father, I would love to see it with the idea of using it. You can write at tonycrisp@yahoo.com


-Summer Reign 2013-07-23 21:56:46

I just had a dream about someone who was like a mother to me. She was full of love and life. She died this past Valentine’s Day. She was so graceful in her fight with cancer. I moved away and wasn’t there for her like I would’ve been had I still lived there. I deceived myself and always thought she’d pull through because she continued her beauty regimen (beautiful makeup) and she’d shop and run around town with a smile on her face (as usual)… She had breast cancer, lung cancer, a hip surgery, and then cancerous tumors on the brain. This morning, I heard her voice in my dream as she walked around the corner of a school building. I was seated and I got up to see if it was really her. She was walking and talking with some gentleman I’d never seen before. She said, “Hey Stace!” Like she always did. She was beaming. Tears welled up in my eyes and I told her I missed her. She said with a huge smile, “Just look for me.” The dream was over when I woke up with tears in my eyes… What might this mean? I’ve never had a dream of a loved one that has passed where I spoke to them and at the time, acknowledged they weren’t supposed to be there becasue they were gone.

    -Tony Crisp 2013-07-24 8:36:56

    Well Stace – A lovely dream and I will do my best to answer it. But it seems you felt as she was ‘gone’. Where was she gone? How was she gone? Yet she told you to look for her.

    We all have an outer life of the body, and an inner life of our dreams and realisation. The ancient civilisations always said that sleep and dreams are the little death. That is my own conviction that in dreams we are sharing a level or dimension that is akin to death. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/questions/#TalkingDead

    You may feel that you are unique and have only a physical life that started when you were conceived. Yet any growing thing has a tremendous message. Any seed we plant doesn’t grow completely new, it doesn’t start from the beginning again but from the millions of years of the plants existence. So the seed is a sort of summary of the plants whole history. And the tree or plant that grows from a seed is a summary of the whole history of it, but it would feel unique and new if it were conscious. In fact it is new, but it carries within it the whole experience of its past, and will pass this on to seeds it produces. Obviously if you were a seed and planted you would feel you are completely new and unique; so it is with us humans, we carry our whole past within us unconsciously. And we touch that unconscious history if we are open to it.

    As for your dream, it sounds like a real contact with the living spirit of your loving friend. Most people are often totally unaware of the experience they take in and how it interacts with them when we love someone. In other words the memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. You have taken in millions of bit of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with someone and they are what makes you the person you are. Your dreams tend to put all that in the image of the past person when you are dealing with the influences left in you from the relationship.

    So either you are meeting the powerful influence of your friend in you, or you are meeting her alive in your inner world.

    Example: My mother passed away suddenly and unexpectedly about 7 months ago. I find myself having dreams where, in my dreams, she is lost and I find her. In my dream she is alive and I realize when I wake up she is dead. What does this mean?

    The woman mixes up the beliefs and experience of the outer world with the inner world of dreams. She believes from her experience of the outer world that her mother once dead has disappeared and lost. But there is no death in the inner world. For a start, without arguing that there is life after death, the memories and experience she carries within her is not dead. All the skills and learning she gained from her mother, positive or negative, is alive and grows.


-Casey 2013-07-23 17:00:03

Hello. I would just like get clearer with what my brother shared to me about his dream last night. He dreamt about our mother who passed away 12 years ago. While he was inside the rest room, our mother appeared to a small window and she gave a blue shirt to my brother, which my brother’s starting with his new clothing business now. Is this some kind of “blessing” for my brother’s business or there’s something that she wanted us to know or she’s indicating something regarding with the “blue shirt “that she showed in my brother’s dream? Thank you

-tosha 2013-07-20 16:54:53

my mother died of ovarian cancer,i was there with her durin this we just find out like five months she died very quick. i haven’t had a dream about her yet,and want to know why? but i have expence of ceaeral falling off the fridg and a bird stnading by yhe door for a long while.

-Taylor 2013-07-19 1:34:58

I’m a 15 yr old girl and had a dream that I was staring at my own dead body and saw everyone around me freaking out…What does that dream mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2013-07-22 9:17:56

    Taylor – It is natural at your age to wonder about death – especially if someone in your family has died. You have created a dream in which people are freaked out about death, probably because that is a common feeling with people. But death is not what is commonly seen as. Please read http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/questions/#TalkingDead


-janet 2013-07-12 16:20:45

i was dreaminng that my grandma was alive and my mom had past but when its the other way around my grandma is dead and my mom is alive i was in the hospital with my grandma showing her the picture of my mom telling her that is mom and soon you will be with her when i wanted to wake up i was trying to catch my breathe and then my heart was hurting it was so weird.

-tammy oleson 2013-07-09 16:59:30

my dream was about several people that I have known over the past 10 years that have passed away. One of the people was my ex husband whom I have not talked to or even thought about in 20 years. I don’t know if he is still alive or not. I lost my man a month ago and my dad 20 years ago, but neither of them were in my dream. Just curious about what this could mean

-Edna 2013-06-25 20:33:13

I had a boyfriend who died 19 yrs ago. The murder never was never solved. Last night I dreamt I was in a place were I work and slept there too. I passed him on the hall and though we recognized each other we didnt say a word. Somehow I got his number and tried calling and texting and he never answered. One night he came to my door and I followed him, I told him I thought he was dead and he smiled but didnt say a word. We walked to a series of rooms without saying a word, in each room there was people I knew and though I could see them, I dont think they saw us because they didnt acknoweledge us at the door. I saw kids going to bed, teenagers arguing and people trying to escape a fire. At this last one I wanted to help but I couldnt and when I wanted to ask him why, he was gone. Throughout our walk I felt love and confussion and happiness and then I woke up.

-Catherine Dennington 2013-06-23 21:45:43

I dreamt about my husband who has been dead for almost 20 years He was young (38) when he died In the dream his sister was driving him somewhere in her truck so I only saw him from the doorway of my present house. As the truck drove away my husband stuck his head out of the window and said “See you soon.” Then I woke up. At first I thought this might mean that I was going to die soon but now I’m not sure what it means.

    -ashley whitsey 2013-07-08 1:17:37

    Wow I had a similar dream a few nights ago where iseen a close friend of the family who had died a cple weeks back. I gave him a tight hug n said ok buddy see u soon n he replied see u real soon… Im wondering what it means n its been weighing heavy on my mind!

-rayenne 2013-06-23 1:20:34

Im a 17 year old girl;

So i think the location was at school and i was saying how to people who i havent seen in a while And so for some reason i ended up in this warehouse on campus and i was looking thru these underground bin for clothes i can use. There were about 6 of them And so i was looking for shorts and these two people came in. I think they were men so they started looking in the other bins and all of a sudden. Different items appeared in them One was filled with just jeans and one was filled with old things like books and cups and pictures and just random things So we started making a mess and i told them tht we had to go. So when i was finishing up. I lifted up the piles of clothes and old stuff. And when i lifted up a pair i saw inside tht there was a lot of blood underneath. Like wiped all over the walls deep in tht underground bin. And i saw bodies piled on eachother covered in blood. Then i woke up

Dreams with multiple dead bodies are reoccurring and have been for a while.

    -Tony Crisp 2013-06-23 9:34:45

    Rayenne – This is a dream about the situation you find yourself in life, not so much about your outer life, but certainly about your inner life. See http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/inner-world/

    It shows you in school, the school of Life, and it goes on to give an impression of the things that need attention and learning before you can really go forward – Life lessons.

    You go into the underground – your unconscious or hidden self – and you are looking for things in your outer life that you hope will give you the self image, the confidence and abilities you need – the attractiveness to other men.

    But when you look deeper into the mess of your inner life you see piles of dead bodies. Don’t be afraid of that – they are the ways that dreams tell you that you have a mass of potential and abilities that are dead and not given attention and love. So you literally need to give them the love they deserve, for they are all you and can be brought to life.

    It may need you to learn how to do this – the school – and it can be done because it is important to you. So see http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/

    Here is a man describing exploring a dream of finding a dead body.

    “But it wasn’t until I got into the role of the dead body that any depth of feelings emerged. Almost as soon as I was in the role of the dead body I began to think about and feel things connected with the way I had killed my sexuality as a teenager.

    I wept deeply, at times hardly able to breathe, with the pain of seeing what I had done to myself. I said sorry over and over. I saw that I need not have killed my love and sexuality, but could have expressed it in a tender and loving way. I explored it and met the pain of killing my sexuality utterly.

    I was able to follow the tracks back – once again – to my own actions, killing any contact with my mother. But then being treated like an alien in my own home town, and seeing my peers treat incoming refuges from the war in Europe like shit. As an ‘Iti’ I identified with them and felt ‘different’. Apart from which I seemed to be carrying this desire never to be like the ‘herd’ from the long past”.


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