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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. I dreamt last night of a dear friend hugging me and he said that he wishes he has moments like that with me 3 times a day. What does this dream mean ?

    • Your dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional connection with your friend. If this person has passed, then your dream is a sign that you were reminded of your friend. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your friend. Have a great day, Imee!

  2. I had a dream of my deceased grandmother. Myself and my youngest who was only a baby when she passed saw her in a what seemed to be this nursing home but her furniture was in every room. As if it was her house. she was walking around and happy very energetic (in my awake life she was very ill before she passed) ! I remember telling my family in my dream I was going to visit grandma, my youngest was with me and I remember walking up a bunch of stairs to get her. Once i found her we talked for what felt like hours she only asked questions like how are you, and what’s been new. I introduced her to my youngest and she said he gotten so big. From. There I began to tell her about the things i was doing on life and my accomplishments. She talked until she feel asleep ( I can’t remember bunch of what she said) . i thought she was gone when she balled up in the fetal position and stop responding. I reached down to kiss her and told her I loved her and with her eyes still closed she gave me a big hug and kiss. And told me to keep going and that she loved me. My son and I left. And then I felt her presnece leave and the place we had visited her in turned into an empty lot.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connection with your late grandmother. The interaction of you and your child with your grandmother may be a sign of the experience that each of you shared. The two of you shared a strong relationship. Ensure that your dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help you honor the memory of your grandmother. Have a great day, Jazz!

  3. Last night or late morning I should say I had a dream about a woman I have never met. I care for a man in home….there is only one picture of her and him and Its hidden behind the TV I’ve glimpsed it once when I first started working here but for a second. Never put much thought to it again. Well I assume I was sitting in his living room but it didnt look like his house exactly but I could tell ot was. When I heard people coming on the door and she was first and she was smiling at me and she immediately hugged me so tight AMD I could feel all the love and she backed up and looked at me eyes bright and just smiling like she was so genuinely happy to see me and it made me happy to see her too. Then I went by the window and I saw headlights about to pull off and I panicked because he hadn’t taken his medicine but then I just thought ok he can take it when he comes home…she starts to panic an says no bring it to him now so she is kind of blocking my way to get out but I get out the door theres snow everywhere and it’s cold I make it to this minivan he has the window down as if waiting for me he was smoking a cigarette. I woke up. I so not kno if he uses to smoke cigarettes he does not leave the house he has Parkinson’s. I do not kno when or how she passed away. When I got to work this morning I went and found the picture and it was the same lady. I feel as if at that moment I knew her. That we shared a moment I was looking at a picture of someone who hugged me so tight and so genuinely happy to see me but I dont kno why?

    • Your dream was a reflection of the person in the photo. It is possible that this person was someone who cared for the person that you are now caring for. Your dream was a manifestation of this interaction. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Support the man that you are caring for. This will ensure that you help manifest positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Tiffany!

  4. I dreamed about my sister. My sister passed away on May 14, 2016. I can hear her laughing smiling. Feel her presence she died from Sepsis. I can be sleep I feel her touching me. I will see white feathers shinning coins.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your late sister. The feeling of her touch is a sign of your shared connection and memories. The feathers and coins may be a manifestation of something in your life. Look inward to better understand the meaning of the symbolism in your dream. They may be signs of freedom. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, and this will honor the memory of your sister. Have a great day, Lisa!

  5. Last Night I dream’t of my late father in-law. We were in my neighbors garage of my childhood home i grew up in. He was taking a stool down and smiling motioning me to sit. I remember looking over because the door was half way open and there were all kinds of people, i couldn’t see their faces only their legs, but then a girl from JR. High came out of no where an shot a gun towards our way and then turned and disappeared. In the house i grew up in next to me, my grandmother was screaming and I could hear my mother telling her to relax that everything was ok. It was so strange. My father in-law passed back in 2011. I had a great relationship with this man. My mother and grandmother are still alive and very well. If possible, can you tell me why he came to me in my dream? It freaked me out.

    • This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your step-father. Something in your life may have reminded you of him. The shooting in your dream could have been a manifestation of your knowledge or recent shootings and other violent events. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Shallon!

  6. I had a dream about a alien just looking at me with the big black eyes and I was looking in the alien eyes I felt like the alien was looking inside of my soul what does that mean

    • This dream could have been a reflection of the influences in your life. It is possible that you are interested in aliens. The media that you consume may have manifested in this dream as well. Allow this dream to guide you to look toward the unknown. This may help you navigate through your life. If you have the opportunity to meet an alien in your future, then ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Geri!

  7. My daughter had a dream about her Papooh, my dad. He was walking hand and hand with my mom, whom is still alive. He had a cast on his foot but his foot was never broken before. Could there be any meaning behind this? It is the first time he has appeared in her dreams. He passed away in 2017. They were extremely close. Throughout her whole life she was used to seeing her grandparents together and she misses that. We all do.

    • This dream is a reflection of her social and emotional connection with her late grandfather. The cast on his foot could be a manifestation of her knowledge of his passing, with the similarity being a medical concern. Something in her life may reminded her of him, and that could have been related to a foot. This dream should influence her to share her kindness and compassion with everyone in her life, as this will honor the memory of her grandfather. Have a great day, Mattelyn!

  8. I dreamed of my co worker he is a friend though I saw him back to life from a coffin he is lying but half of his body is outside the coffin and he is breathing back to life what does it mean?

    • This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your late friend. Something in your life may have reminded you of him. His behaviors in your dream could be a reflection of your thoughts regarding death. Ensure that your 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, John!

  9. I had a dream that my Estranged husband was about to be put to death by electric chair my deceased Grandmother was in the dream alive and well and I kept saying to her we may may not be together but This man I’ve been knowing since kindergarten I still have love for him. I would then cry the most heartbreaking cry and jump up and down. My Grandmother and I was very close in real life but in the dream she wasn’t being sympathetic, she was being mean and nonchalant about the situation to the point where I became disrespectful and called her out her name while struggling with her with the door trying to lock her out. The strange part at this point is although it was suppose to be my grandmother it was my mother on the other side of the door. After I finally win the struggle against my grandmother and have her locked out my my grandfather who is also deceased comes home and I let him in and tell him how my grandmother is acting and how she doesn’t understand how sad I am this is my children’s father the man I’ve loved and known since elementary school I remember saying to my grandfather you don’t come across relationships like that nowadays thats a long time to know somebody he agrees i font recall what he said to me but I remember him saying something about taking me and I said tomorrow they’re going to kill him I let out that heartwrenching cry while I jumped up and down then I woke up.. What could this dream possibly mean? Help please and thanks in advance.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your thoughts and influences. Your estranged husband’s potential death in your dream may be a sign that your relationship is no longer viable. Death is often a manifestation of change. Your grandmother and mother in your dream may be a sign of the emotional connection that you share with them. Determine what you want for your future. If there is someone that you want to nourish a relationship with, then reach out to that person and share your thoughts and feelings with them. Have a great day, Mystique!

  10. I had a dream last night that my deceased grand mother and great grand mother were at my moms wedding. They were sitting against a wall watching everything. Every time I went to speak to them or hug them someone else was talking to them and o could never get to them. What does this mean?

    • Your dream was a reflection of your emotional relationships with your late grandmother and great grandmother. The location of your mother’s wedding may be a sign of your thoughts regarding her personal life. You may have been unable to reach your grandmother and great grandmother may be a sign of your knowledge that they have passed. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor their memories. Have a great day, Howard!

  11. I had a dream about a month ago about a friend who recently passed away. The first dream she was in undead form and sorta creepy. I just had a dream last night we were riding in a car and she was in the back seat. She told me “I’m not dead” but this time she was in a higher vibration and it was pleasent to see her

    • This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional connection with your late friend. The undead aspect in your first dream and the higher vibration of your second dream are indications of your feelings regarding her behaviors. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your friend. Have a great day, Amber!

  12. I had a dream that I was talking to my deceased mother. We were waiting at the doctor’s office, and then I realized that she’s actually dead. I asked her: “Wait a minute, mom. Aren’t you supposed to be dead? Are you dead or are you alive?” She said: “I’m dead and I’m bored”.
    Could that be the reverse symbolism? Could that mean that she’s alive in another world and that she’s fine?

    • Your interpretation of your dream is likely correct. It is certainly possible that you felt as though you were communicating with your late mother. Your dream is also a reflection of her behaviors during her waking life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your mother. Have a great day, Nick!

  13. I had a dream last night of a friend who passed a few years ago! I haven’t thought about him in a long time, I saw him alive in my dream, i instantly grabbed and hugged him to which he said in my dream “I am dead” I continued to hug him tight to the point I was rolling around the floor hugging him! Later in the dream I Could see him sitting at a table drinking from a paper cup totally oblivious to his surroundings! What does this mean, I’m seriously spooked

    • Your dream is a reflection of your relationship with your late friend. His behaviors in your dream are a sign that you are unable to communicate with him. You shared your emotional connection with him by rolling around on the floor. Do not be spooked, but ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your friend. Have a great day, Paul!

  14. My mother passed away last February 4, 2019 due to an accident. The first time she appeared in my dreams was last night, Feb 20. She is very much alive, wearing her pajamas and blouse. She was between me and my sis, I didn’t feel scared but instead I felt happy. My mother said Sorry to us and she hugged us both. I miss my mother so much. It’s difficult to accept she is no longer with us, but we always pray for her soul to rest in eternal peace.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your strong relationship with your late mother. Her behaviors are indications of your familial relationships with her and your sister. Your religious influences likely impacted this dream as well. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will ensure that you honor the memory of your mother. Have a great day, Ahlcyn!

  15. I had a dream of deceased relatives. My late father, grandmother and my exboyfriend’s mother. With everyone else who is no longer attach with mylife. We are all at this big house preparing a wedding reception. I asked my late grandma, would you like to cone home with me? But she didn’t reply. My late father is busy cooking/baking. And i just shake hand with my ex boyfriend’s late mother. Everyone seems happy because we are having a big feast. Everyone there is still alive today but they are not close to me anymore. Like long lost relatives and my exboyfriend’s relatives. When i woke up, i was thinking that why i dream about dead relatives and long lost relatives?

    • Your dreams are reflections of the emotional connections that you shared with your late family members and other people who are influential in your life. Each aspect of this dream seemed to be positive. The feast could be a sign that you feel at ease with the knowledge of their passing, and you wish that everyone would be happy. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor their memories. Have a great day, Affah!

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