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What Does It Mean If You Dream About Your Dead Father?

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When you dream about anyone who has passed on, it can be extremely disconcerting. You wonder if they are sending you a message from beyond or if it is just caused by your grief. When you dream about your dead father, this experience is even more true. While it is rarely a contact from beyond, this type of dream can bring you comfort during your grief.

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What Does It Mean If You Dream About Your Dead Father?

This type of dream typically symbolizes your sense of loss. Your subconscious creates dreams about the loved ones who have passed on as a way to help you process your grief. Even if your father died years ago, you can still have dreams about him from time to time. You naturally miss him, so your subconscious is trying to provide you with solace during your grief.

Once your father dies, you are no longer able to talk to him or get his support. It is only natural that your subconscious mind would try to provide you with the same support. Your dream about your dead father is most likely caused by your desire to get the advice, guidance, support and comfort of your father.

Fathers in Your Dreams

On a more basic level, the role of a father in your dreams can interpret certain things. Dream interpreters typically believe that a father represents your conscience in a dream. He shows your ability to choose between right and wrong. Often, a father represents a decision that you have just made or are about to make. They may appear in your dreams to try to show you the right path to take in the coming months.

In some cases, a dream about a father can also symbolize the feelings you have about him. In a dream about your dead father, the feelings may be your love for him or unresolved feelings. You may feel guilty about not telling him how you felt during your waking life, or you may just wish that he was there to guide you. How you felt about him when he was alive will often return in your dream.

If your father is upset, sad or angry in the dream, it may show that you are frustrated or disappointed with a situation in your life. You may feel like you have made the wrong choice, so your father appeared in your dream because you are upset with yourself. It is also possible that the anger in your dreams may be about yourself or your father because of past issues in your relationship.

If your father dies in the dream, it may represent two different things. The first option is moral decay. You may feel like you have lost your capability of standing up for what is right or are making the wrong choices. The second option is just because of real life. If your father died in real life, your mind may recreate his death to help you come to terms with your loss. Even if you consciously know that your father has moved on, a part of you may be unwilling to accept that fact. Your subconscious mind may be giving you this dream as a reminder that he has moved on and that you have to gradually accept this.

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The Meaning of Death in Your Dreams

If you dream about your dead father, it can obviously represent his own death. The subconscious mind makes dreams out of our memories and feelings. Often, it chooses the strongest memories to recreate in our dreams. When it comes to strong memories, few things have a more lasting impact than the death of a loved one.

It is also possible that your father represents a part of your psyche that you have closed off. He may symbolize a feeling or talent that you desperately need in your waking life. In some cases, he may also be representing the choice you have to make ahead of you. You may feel like you need extra guidance, so your father appeared in your dream to show you the way.

In many cases, a dream about your dead father shows your unresolved feelings. Dealing with a loss is never easy, so your subconscious is trying to give you a way to resolve those feelings. If you need to make amends, this is the time to do so. You may wish to set something right, resolve a problem or tie up loose ends. Whether you need to forgive your father or apologize to him, your subconscious is trying to give you a way to do so now that he has passed on. If this is the case, use these dreams as an opportunity to make things right and start a new path in life that your father would approve of.

352 COMMENTS

  1. My dad has passed a few years ago I had a dream that I’m waiting at the road to cross my dad comes round corner in car I have a clothes horse with me as I cross in the middle of the road I turn to my left and my dad is in his car right in front of me, I smile feel very happy to see him and go over put the maiden in the bak of car but when I go to get in passenger side I notice there is a wall in the left side of car so can’t get in so my dad tells me to walk up and he’ll pick me up there I run up he collects me and that’s it!!

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The car may be an indication of your thoughts regarding travel. It seems as though you are interested in making a change in your life. This change will help you honor the memory of your father. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Angela!

    • I had a dream about my father who passed away few months back,me and my step sister wearing white t-shirts and my late father taking pictures of us,can you please tell me what does the dream mean?

      • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father and with your sister. The pictures may be indications of your interactions during your life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, sa this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Yolandi!

  2. My father is passed away few months back. I normally dream him but last night he was asking for food what his favorite was. As he used have like sweet along meal and asking in night to bring it as there was one marriage party is going on I want there and ask to give plate of food for my father and given to him and I could see in dream he was eating it..what is it. As some people is suggesting me may be your father asking food from so you can call some pandit.preast at home arrange lunch as your father liked and donat some clothes. Should I do this ?

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The sweet meal may be an indication of his behaviors during his life. The marriage party may be a manifestation of your current life or of your desires. It seems like the statements of your father in this dream are guiding you to share your positive energy at all times. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Raviranjan!

  3. My dad died few months ago I was walking in a very strange place where everyone was just minding there own activities and I saw someone coming to me that looks like my dad in a beautiful cloth I was not sure until he walk pass me and I look back and he also do, I went back to him he smiled and said it shall be well with me I started crying that he should help me that I don’t have job he said everything will be already before I could press on to talk more he pushed back and I woke up into another dream discussing about to my Lil sister

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The cloth could be an indication of your thoughts regarding death or your spiritual beliefs. You shared your concerns with him inside of your dream and you discussed your sister. Make a decision about what you can change about your life and take appropriate action. Nourish your relationship with your sister by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, James!

  4. My father passed away a year back. He comes often in my dream. Last night I had a dream where am lying in bed between my mom and dad, and a white snake is siting between me and my dad. Am getting so scared and facing my mom but could feel the snake breathing. Then the snake gets on my dad. I woke up.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The presence of your mother may be an indication of your knowledge of this relationship or the relationship between your mother and father. The snake may be a manifestation of another influence in your life. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will help you honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Abi!

  5. My father died 12 years ago. I usually dont dream about him but last night I had him in my dream. I saw myself returning home from office and then decided to give him a call. Just then he was on my side and asked about our well being. I took a ride and asked him to accompany me but he decided to walk. I insisted and so he took the ride with me but when we reached the destination, I found myself alone in the car and he disembarked from a different car.

    • This dream was a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The call and discussion may be a sign of what you want to speak about with your father. The walk could be an indication of your shared behaviors during his life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Pra!

  6. My father past away in 3 years back now and last night I dreamed about him! In the dream he was with my ex boyfriend my ex boyfriend was bathing next him. What does that mean

    • Your dream is a reflection of various emotional influences in your life. You feel a strong emotional connection with your late father, which caused him to appear in this dream. There may have been positive qualities of your ex that you feel may have caused him to behave in this manner within your dream. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Caroline!

  7. I had a Dream of my deceased Father , it was really strange, I dreamed I was in a place where there are rooms an I am.p searching for all his clothes an what belonged to him , but the people I in these rooms , keep giving or presenting certain items which were not his , can You p,ease tell me what this could possibly mean ? Thank you

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The clothes and items may be related to your thoughts regarding what he found valuable during his life. It is possible that the people are manifestations of your knowledge of his various social relationships. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor his memory. Have a great day, Kathleen!

  8. My father passed away a little over a year ago. Lately I’ve been having dreams about him and each dream is different but here’s the twist.. I’m always hearing or seeing a new born baby in the same dream that I’ll have. These dreams are starting to get more and more frequent. It’s always him, a few other people and a baby that I either see or hear but I never see the baby’s face, it’s always covered.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. Babies are often indications of your thoughts regarding birth or change. It is possible that the baby is a reflection of your father. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Ally!

  9. my dad died 3 months ago (i’m 16 so this isn’t something i was expecting) and lately i have been having dreams about him. Last night in my dream i had a whole bunch of people over and something tells me my dad wants to speak to me so i go into my backyard and i jump into my room and swim to him. When i get to him i start freaking out thinking that people are going to think i lied about my fathers death. in the dream he didn’t have an legs, only arms. also when i got there i told my dad that i love and missed him and i gave him a hug and then he told me to be safe. also at the end of the dream there was a huge fog, does that mean anything? also what does the rest of the dream mean?

    • Your dream is a manifestation of your emotional relationship with your late father. His lack of legs may be a reflection of your thoughts regarding death. You hugged him, which is a clear indication of the strength of your emotional connection. The fog may have been a reflection of your spiritual beliefs. The other people within your dream may be a sign of your social relationships and how they may have changed since your father’s death. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Vivi!

  10. I saw my dead father who died 10 years ago. He was asking me to come with me. I daily see dead people who I knew. I am so scared.

    • This dream was a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. His desire to travel with you was an indication of your shared behaviors during his life. The dead people that you see in your dreams may be indication of previous relationships or your knowledge of change. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Kalyani!

  11. I dreamt of my father who passed away 5 years ago. He was just merely looking to my son who was across the street. When I was about to get my son I suddenly glaced upon my father, to my surprised i hugged him and I cried a lot.. no words were uttered until O woke up still crying !

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. It is clear that you feel a strong connection with him. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memory of your father. Nourish your relationship with your son by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Roselle!

  12. I have several unanswered dreams.
    One time my step dad that I was really close to died. A few weeks after he died, we was in a cemetery and he was talking to me but I couldn’t understand him. About that time my mother and ex came sliding around the corner in the truck and my step dad put me behind him. I woke up.

    • This dream was a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late step-father. The cemetery is a manifestation of your knowledge of his death. Your inability to understand him is a sign that you are no longer able to communicate with him. The presence of your mother and ex are indications of other emotional and social relationships that have influenced your life. You will honor the memory of your step-father by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Stephani!

  13. I’ve also had a dream where there was two caskets back when my biological parents were together and my step dad was in both. The casket closer to me he sat up and started talking and I could understand him.

    • These dreams are reflections of your thoughts regarding death. The presence of your parents within the caskets are indications of of your knowledge of death rituals. The conversation that you had with your step-father may be indication of conversations that you had with him during his life. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Stephani!

  14. Last night my dream was of my step dad yelling for help like he was being dropped into a fire and I couldn’t save him. I just screamed. Can you help tell me what this is about? I feel his presence quite often!

    • These dreams that you have in relation with your step-father are indications of various influences in your life. It is clear that you felt a strong connection with him. Your spiritual beliefs likely have caused certain aspects of these dreams to appear. Take this time to nourish your relationships with your living family members by spending additional time with them in person. Behave in a manner that will honor the memory of your stepfather. Have a great day, Stephani!

  15. I had a dream about my father that passed 5 years ago. My ex, which is also my(1st and only child)son’s father, and we were laying on a mattress outside in the grass. He told me he was tired of hurting me cheating/lying). And he now feels like when we first met. I went inside of a house with many rooms. The 1st half was a beautiful new built home. I see my dad 1st. It was like he was a doctor in the hospital and received a phone call. I tip-toed around the corner to see what “bad news” he received. But he didn’t say a word to anyone, he just went and sat back down at his desk.(Nursing station) Behind that was a dining room with family excited about my 1st cousin’s husband going to jail. Her son came up and hugged her. They were no longer in fear since the father was gone. The next part was an older house that in real life I lived in with my father sister and brother as a child. I went in the bathroom but I guy was in there. He moved to a toilet on the right side of the room. I used the one on the left. There was a baby in the middle on a table. We tried to see whose it was and if it was ok and almost fell off the table. The mother walked in so we left out. The next room was a bedroom with a couple and they had bunk beds. The end of the dream was me outside stand with a group of ppl on the left and making my way to my group of family on the right side. As if it was a small family reunion

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. Within this dream your child’s father also appeared. Various family relationships influenced your dream. Additionally, a new home, jail, and a reunion appeared. This is all indicative of a wide variety of influences in your life. You will find great benefit in reducing stresses in your life. You will honor the memory of your father by sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Chaz!

  16. my father died last year.. its his firdt anniv last july ang his birthday 9 of august.. i just dreamt of him today wondering why.. in my dream he is in good shape and came to visit us.. its like a occasion but i dont know which one.. first he visited my 2nd ang youngest sister then after 3omins he said hebwill come back again for me ang my mother as ther is a time limit on every visit he done.. and when he talked to me he said he is sad because he promised ro us before that he will be the one sending amus off when our marriage will come.. what does it mean by these? and the kore confusing part is he is with my grandfather which is my grandfather is still alive?

    • This dream is a manifestation of your emotional relationship with your late father. The presence of your grandfather with him is a sign of your knowledge of their connection. Your other living family members are certainly influential in your life. Your father said that he will return, so you may dream about him in the future. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Aydee!

  17. Hello , my father passed away 3 months back. I am regularly getting his dreams often. He is sitting on bed in old house(where we used to live) and we are discussing things he should know before he dies. Like I am telling him ,” world is material and like after some years , I will also die “ and he calms down and smile at me . I chant spiritual “ Hare Krishna “ mantra in his ears and we both lay back .

    He never say much in my dreams, like he was when he was physically with me . I miss him a lot .

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The conversation that you had within your dream may have been an indication of your interactions during his life. Your spiritual beliefs have influenced this dream, and it is clear that you are aware of your mortality and that kindness and compassion will bring you many benefits in the future. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. Introspection will help guide your actions in the future. Have a great day, Ishan!

  18. Hello,
    My grandparents (dad’s parents) died 15+ years ago.Till now they never came in my dad’s dreams.suddenly five days back both of them came in his dreams.And my dad was saying like mom where have you been these days and then suddenly woke up.Is it a sign of a warning or advice?Quite confused..

    • Your father’s dreams are indications of his emotional relationships with his mother and father. He seemed to feel that there was a warning associated with the dream. He may find benefit in heeding that warning. If he is uncertain as to the specifics of the warning, then he should simply ensure that he shares his kindness and compassion with everyone in his life. This will bring him many benefits in the future, and it will honor the memory of his parents. Have a great day, Sharmila!

  19. My father passed away more than ten years ago. I had a dream that he was getting married to someone else who was not my mom. He was so happy that after the ceremony
    he was in tears I gave him the biggest hug and told him” you deserve to be happ” he said thank you…… 😭I am so confused ….

    • This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. Your emotional relationship with your late father appeared, which may be a sign that something reminded you of him. The marriage within the dream has nothing to do with his behaviors during his waking life, rather an indication of something that makes you feel happy. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Pearl!

  20. My father died 48 years ago and I have NEVER had a dream with him in it until the other night. He and my Mom, who passed 14 years ago yesterday and I dream about all the time, were at a party with me and my husband and we were all laughing and having a great time. It left me feeling uneasy since I’m not sure what his message was.

    • This dream was a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father and mother. Something in your life caused this dream to manifest. You felt that there was a message in this dream. Introspection will help you determine the message and determine what action that you should take in the future. If you remain uncertain regarding the purpose of this dream, then just make sure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. You will honor the memories of your parents by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Terri!

  21. I’m dreaming my dead father all the time.. he was died 2 months ago.. last night I dream about my father and she’s with my mom inside the house the door was closed but when I open it they jumped together the wall of the house is open and they fall and I grasped my Mom’s hand when my friend was about to help she fall.. I don’t know what’s going on.. please help me..what does it mean? Thank you .

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. The connection of your parents within the dream may be an indication of your knowledge of their emotional relationship. It is possible that something in your life caused this experience to appear. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will help you honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Sarah!

  22. The past few nights I have dreamt of my father who committed suicide not even a month ago. In the dreams we both know that he killed himself, but he’s still doing things with me in my dreams, like going to the fair, and even getting ready for his own funeral even though there wasn’t one in real life. It’s just very confusing and I would really like to know what this means for sure.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. Your interactions with him in your dream are manifestations of your shared behaviors during his life. These aspects of your dreams are indications of your emotional relationship with him. You will honor his memory by sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Abby!

  23. My late father died 10 years ago. Suddenly, I’ve been dreaming about him more often. This time I was with my new girlfriend m’s friend in the family house and my dad was in his bedroom just like he was sick before he died. He was laying down, I checked on him and walked out. When I walked back in again, he peed on him and I said I was gonna change him but he locked the door on him. He finally opened the door for me and I was changing the lightbulb in his room. While my new girlfriend came and meet her friend at our home. I asked my father if he wanted to eat. He never said anything to me but I said I was gonna feed him….. weird but I just don’t know. Any thoughts? Thanks

    • Your dream is a manifestation of your emotional relationship with your late father. During the end of his life, it is possible that you cared for him during the process of his death. The appearance of your girlfriend may be a sign that you are maintaining a relationship with her, and you want to share your positive energy with her. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Diaz!

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