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What Does Seeing a Dead Person Alive in My Dream Mean?

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When you see someone from your past in the dream, it can be thrilling at first. After a loved one dies, you may fear never seeing them again. First, you start to forget the way their voice sounded or the way they looked when they laughed. Before long, it feels like you are forgetting everything about them. When you finally dream about your loved one, it can be a bit of a relief. Even if it was not a particularly positive dream, it still feels good to be close to your loved one again.

While it may be a relief at times, seeing a dead person alive in your dream can also be quite terrifying. You may be afraid that they have come back to earth to haunt you for a mistake or argument you had together. You may be worried that they have unfinished business or that something is wrong. If you are worried about seeing a dead person alive in your dream, read on to find out why this happens. 

 

Losing someone is never easy. If you are lucky, you know that they are ill in advance. This gives your loved one time to make amends and say good-bye to everyone. In some cases, the family members do not have enough time to say good-bye. A brutal attack or car crash can take a loved one away before you get to make amends.

When this happens, moving on becomes even harder. As much as you want to heal, you can’t. You know that you never apologized for an argument or an unkind word, so you feel haunted by the past. When this type of situation happens, it can lead you to dream about your loved one. You see them alive in the dream because you want another chance to talk to them. This is your opportunity to make amends. You were unable to in real life, so your subconscious mind gave you another opportunity in your dream.

You Miss Them

Another more obvious answer is that you miss the. You do not get to have that person around you anymore, and you miss having their insight. Because you miss them, they began to appear in your dreams. This is especially common if you think about your loved one a lot. Your subconscious mind tends to pull from your thoughts and memories to create your dreams. If you are thinking about your loved one all the time, then it is more likely that you will ultimately have a dream about them.

You Aren’t Listening

Some mystics believe that the dead return to our dreams to give us advice or share a warning. While this is probably not the case, there is an underlying truth in the argument. Sometimes, there are mistakes that we make in our everyday life that we do not recognize. You may be convinced that you are doing things the right way and are unwilling to listen to anyone else’s advice.

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In this type of circumstance, the dead may return to your dreams to give you the advice that you so separately need. Your dead friend is not actually giving you advice. Instead, your subconscious chose their image to be the advice giver. Your subconscious mind may realize that you have a problem, so it chose a friendly, kind person to give you the advice in the dream. Since you were unwilling to take the advice on your own, this dream was basically your mind’s way of tricking you into doing the right thing.

You Do Not Accept the Past

Another common reason for dreaming that a dead person is alive is because you want them to be alive. Even though you logically know that they have passed on into the next world, a part of your mind does not believe it. Your subconscious still feels like your loved one could walk around the corner and sit down for dinner. Since a part of you has not accepted their death, you keep dreaming that they are real and still alive.

Other Interpretations

This type of dream has been dealt with since humanity first began. Depending on where you are in the world, the dream interpretation can vary. In one old book, seeing dead people as alive in your dream was a sign of good events for your family. They thought it was a sign of positive dreams like a wedding or a marriage.

In pagan cultures, the dream was a sign that you should follow the dead person’s request to avoid angering the gods. Another culture says that seeing a dead relative right before a wedding is a warning that the marriage will not work out. There is no general consensus on the dream’s meaning though, so your best bet is to analyze what happens in your dream and figure out the meaning that makes the most sense for your personal situation.

Dream of Dead Mother Being Alive

A mother is typically a symbol of nurturing, guidance and shelter. In life, they offer comfort and guidance. If you have a dream of your dead mother being alive, it may mean that you miss that part of her. Because of grief or another reason, you may be ignoring the subconscious cues that are telling you that you need those qualities in your waking life.

In most cases, this type of dream means that you either miss your mother or that you want some of the qualities she represents in your waking life. If you are talking to her in the dream, you may be trying to get her input on a problem that is confronting you in your waking life. It is also possible that your subconscious feels like your mother has an important message that you need to wake up and listen to. This could be a message from her spirit, or it may just be advice that your subconscious knows that she would give if she were still alive.

Dreaming of My Dead Father Being Alive



When you are dreaming of your dead father being alive again, it could mean a number of things. In dreams, fathers often represent things like protection, authority, independence and decision making. One basic reason why you might have this kind of dream is that you want these qualities in your own life. You may be struggling to make a decision or to project authority, so your subconscious mind is trying to nudge you into action with a dream about your dead father.

You may also have this type of dream if you just miss your father. Even if it has been years since he passed on, you still have memories of him locked away in your subconscious. These memories may reappear at random in your dreams, or they may show up when you feel in need of extra support in your waking life.

Dream of Dead Brother Being Alive

Fighting with your brother in a dream is said to mean that you may break off a friendship or fight with someone in your waking life. In more positive cases, dreaming about your brother indicates unity, domestic harmony and having a friend who always has your back. When you have a dream of a dead brother being alive, it may mean that you miss having such a friend and family member in your waking life.

To figure out what this dream means, you have to look at exactly what happens. Does he give you a message? Does he argue with you or ignore you? These key details can show you the underlying meaning of the dream and what is going on within your subconscious mind. Sometimes, the simplest answer is that you dreamed about your dead brother being alive because you miss his presence in your life.

Dreaming of Dead Relatives Being Alive

Dreaming of dead relatives being alive may represent that something missing or lost will suddenly return. It can also reflect on qualities that you are missing in your own life. For example, if you had an uncle who always made you feel safe and loved, you may be needing that extra love and security in your real life. Your subconscious may have given you the dream as a way to provide you with your emotional needs.

In other cases, you have this type of dream because you miss the person. You may feel like they have an important message to tell you. If you gave up on one of your goals and your relative used to urge you on toward your dreams, then their appearance in your dream may be a sign that you should return to the true you and focus on what you want out of life again.

Dream of a Dead Friend Being Alive

A good friend may appear in your dreams during a time of struggle or when you are striving to make a difficult decision. The dream of a dead friend being alive may just indicate that you need a little support in making this decision. Often, dreaming about a dead friend also means that you miss having this person in your life.

Sometimes, dreaming about a dead friend being alive again shows that you miss a quality or trait that they represent. If your friend was known for loving life and always having fun, you may dream about them when you are experiencing problems and need someone to lighten the mood again. Pay attention to what they do and say in the dream to interpret the meaning more exactly.

Hugging a Dead Person in Dream

Some cultures say that hugging a dead person in dreams is a sign of longevity if it is a short hug. In Islam dream interpretation, a long hug means that you are embracing your own death. A hug in your dream could show a need to love yourself. You may feel unable to love yourself or to be loved by someone else, so you dreamed that you were hugging a dead person.

The person that appears in your dream can determine what it means. If it is someone you normally hugged in real life, it may just mean that you miss them and want to have their love and support again. This is especially true if you are hugging a relative, parent or friend in your dream. You may just need extra support in your waking life, so your subconscious gave you a memory of a deceased loved one to support you.

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  1. Lately, I had a dream about my grandfather who had passed away for 6 years. I dreamt that he came back alive, he came back from the date for a short period of time. And I know in the dream, that he is going to be gone again after a short while. And then in the dream, I started to cherish him so much that I would want to go wherever he go and do whatever he wants me to do.

    • Your dream was a reflection of your emotional connection with your late grandfather. The feelings in your dream are the meaning of this dream. You want to honor the memory of your grandfather, and you can do this by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Jean!

  2. I recently dreamt of my grandfather who died about 7 years ago. I dreamt that I suddenly saw him in the middle of a huge crowd and got really excited about it. And I asked him if he was happy in heaven and he replied saying that he was. And that he was in fact very happy and then he walked away and he disappeared into the crowd.
    What does this mean?

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late grandfather. Your religious beliefs have also manifested in this dream. This is a positive dream. Allow it to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This is certain to honor the memory of your grandfather. Have a great day, Huseina!

  3. My sons father just passed away 3 weeka ago by getting shot, i had a dream of him getting burried alive. What could this mean?

    • You are aware of the death of your son’s father. The aspect of him being buried alive may be a sign that you believe he died before he was meant to. As he was shot, this is likely the case. Take this time to focus on your child. Spend additional time with him during this stressful time. Be certain to always share your kindness and compassion with him. Best of luck, Shanna!

  4. I have dreams often of my mother who just passed last year. In my dreams we be having full conversations, like she still alive. I misses her dearly 😢 and I’m having it hard letting go. What could my dreams be trying to tell me?

    • Your dreams are reflections of your social and emotional connection with your late mother. It is common to have these dreams. You miss her and desire that the two of you could have had more conversations. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will honor the memory of your mother. Have a great day, Markeisha!

  5. I dream a lot about my mother not wanting me to get telling me i will never get married one time i dream her putting me in a well covering it with poles and throwing stones inside the well and i stand on the side to avoid the stones to hit me later i was shouting for help but no one came later i found my self running in a field with maize a man holding my hand then we started to fly while she ran after us

    • Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. Your relationship with your mother may be strained. It is possible that you are looking for an escape from your current life. You may be interested in developing a new social or emotional relationship. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Lala!

  6. I have a dream about my deceased neighbour..,he was an old man. He was alive though he was so sick..his legs belows his knees was rotten
    What does this dream means?

    • Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connection with your late neighbor. Your knowledge of his illness during his life may have manifested in your dream as rotten legs. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your neighbor. Have a great day, Dorassia!

  7. I dreamt of a friends mother who passed away over 8 years ago. I have not spoke with this friend for 7 years. Her mother in my dream looked so beautiful. Big white gown with red and green decor, hair flowing and long. The dream was her daughter passed (my friend) and we were at her funeral. She left behind her two children.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your friend and her late mother. Her daughter and you have not spoken recently, and it is possible that something in your life reminded you of her. In turn, your thoughts of your ex friend reminded you of her late mother. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will honor the memory of your friend’s mother. Have a great day, Beth!

  8. My mother passed away 9 months ago. I keep dreaming of her funeral with all her lived Ines deceased and alive for a beautiful service outside.she is there so beautiful and I know she’s gone and keep telling her she shouldn’t be here. But she doesn’t want to go. Always the same dream different settings.

    • Your dreams are reflections of your strong emotional relationship that you share with your late mother. It is likely that your desire to maintain this relationship has caused her to behave in the manner that you describe in your dream. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that your share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will honor the memory of your mother. Have a great day, Yvonne!

  9. I dreamt that my father was being really mean to me and my brother. So i ran in the house and started to weep for my mother who in my dream, had passed away. I was takimg her pictures down and my brother kept trying to comfort me. I see her image in the pictures clearly but i cannot stop weeping. I am am crying so much i wake up with tears forming in my eyes. My father’s first death anniversary is in a couple weeks. I love him very much and he would never trat me like in the dream. My mother is still alive and my brother we do not talk. What does this mean?

    • This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. The behavior of your father in your dream was not a manifestation of his behaviors during his life. This may be a sign that you will find benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Determine what actions you believe are appropriate. If you want to nourish your relationships with your living family members, then do so. Have a great day, Jasmine!

  10. Hello, I have a recurring dream of my childhood friend who was not so close as we grew up. She had attempt suicide. But I frequently see her in my dreams. And I always say to her and everyone in my dream, that she was not dead and everybody thought she was dead but actually she was not dead. Seriously everytime.

    • These dreams are reflections of your social and emotional connection with your friend. You are aware of her attempts, and these dreams are signs of your trauma in relation to her behaviors. Allow the negative aspects of these dreams to fade. Ensure that these dreams guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Rina!

  11. My childhood friend (close for 1 year) but was not so close as we grew up died 4 years ago. She attempted suicide. I have recurring dreams(since past 2years) about her. In my recurring dreams, I say to her and everyone that- she was not dead, people thought she was dead, but she was not actually dead. I feel like she is alive in my dreams. Since I see her frequently now I have confusion in reality that she might be alive. Why do I see her frequently?

    • These dreams are reflections of your social and emotional connection with your friend. You are aware of her attempts, and these dreams are signs of your trauma in relation to her behaviors. Allow the negative aspects of these dreams to fade. Ensure that these dreams guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Rina!

  12. A freind of mine just passed away in October of overdose. Most of the details are still in the wind according to the daughter in whom i kept in touch but still hardly know. Last night another friend FB msgd me and said something about someone bringing her up and she brome down amd cried. Her msg was short and limited but either way then I dreamt that she was still alive and trying to tell me something but it seemed as if she was screaming. Then pictures of needles and drugs and her laying on the bed where she died supposedly. Idk not sure cant remember all of it or what was said or if i even heard it. Idk i myself have never amd will never do drugs so idk what to think. What does this mean. I mean i was the only one that didnt get to get as close to her as others and wish i could have but idk.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of her death. You are aware of the reasons why she died. You know that addiction harms people. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This dream should guide you to work toward policies that help those who are addicted to drugs. Have a great day, Jenny!

  13. I had a dream about a close friend who had passed away 3 weeks ago by getting shot, he was alive in a few peoples eyes like his family and me could see and touch him but if you wanted to take a picture or video of him he was a light figure of himself like a spirit. And we were always together. What does that mean?

    • Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of his death. This shooting was traumatic, and your dream is a manifestation of that knowledge. The spirit may be a sign that you are aware of his positive qualities. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will honor the memory of your friend. Have a great day, Caro!

  14. I had a dream armor my shin who was murdered 2 months ago. He was alive and well in my dreams like we were having perfect conversations and everything was okay I hugged him and I was holding his hand like I did his hand in the casket I miss him and I love him I miss you this is the first time I ever dreamt about him ever not even when he was alive I miss my son he was 25 and he was shot

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your late son. You are also aware of recent shootings and other violence events. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Work toward developing a better future and safer world. This will honor the memory of your son. Have a great day, Mom!

  15. I am dreaming of my recently passed away boyfriend who shot himself we were all extremely shocked. He is a live and I am pregnant in this dream. I am 47 with a complete hysterectomy and he was 55. What could that mean??

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your late boyfriend. You are aware of recent shootings and other violent events. His action was traumatic for you. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor his memory. Have a great day, Cheryl!

  16. Hi! I had a dream about me, my 22yr old daughter (in the dream she was about 6yrs old) & my aunt who passed away about 7yrs ago. In the dream all 3 of us were out running errands. Then we ended up at the bank & I was unhappy with the service & wanted to close down my account. Then we were at a shopping mall & my aunt wanted to buy us something. She had me pick out a perfume, but then my daughter got lost & I could not find her anywhere, & my aunt had disappeared. Then my aunt reappeared w/A valve in her hand (she used to do drugs) & she said it was allergy medicine (which I’ve been dealing with sinus & allergies in realtime) we both had tears in our eyes because we could not find my daughter. Then she stopped at 1 more shop to buy a norface jogger outfit for a son (she never had a son).

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional connection with your daughter and aunt. Your financial situation and concerns may have manifested in your dream. The fear of losing your loved ones may be reflected in the dream. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Shak!

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