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


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.

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.


    • Marriage and death are both indications of your knowledge of change. It is possible that something in your life reminded you of your late brother. You may be thinking about getting married. 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 brother. Have a great day, John!

  1. I’ve been having maybe 2 or 3 dreams about a famous person. I know it’s probably not a big deal to some people but for me he was like a guidance. His name was Cameron Boyce. I’m sure everyone has heard about his death. The reason why I think about him so much is because he was a huge part of my childhood and I loved him so much. I can’t stop thinking about him. Sometimes I just want an answer to know he’s ok. But anyways, I just woke up from a dream of him in the hospital and he had like some sort of metal sticks attached to his leg to help him walk. I don’t know why I saw that but I did. Then he maybe had like a broken arm because he had a cast on the same side of his leg. I saw myself hugging him like if he was my best friend. He talked to me like a normal person would. He was always nice and caring. So later on in the dream I see my self helping him walk throughout the hospital and then we take him home. That’s when my dad mysteriously comes in my dream and helps him out. My dad then takes him to his house where my dads side of the family was and I saw my self living with my mom but my parents didn’t seem mad towards each other. So Cameron and me would always be talking and saying jokes I guess because him real life he was pretty funny. But he was famous so he didn’t even know me. I don’t know why I see my self with him talking and laughing in a dream because in real life he didn’t even know who I was. But anyways I think soon after that I woke up and shed a tear because I miss him so much.

    • Your dreams are reflection of your thoughts related to this famous person. It seems that his place in your dream is a placeholder for your social and emotional desires. It is possible that you are interested in maintaining a new relationship at this time. Make a decision about what you want for your future. You will find great benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Sophie!

  2. Recently i had a dream of my boyfriend’s grandpa , who died some 4 months back …. as my boyfriend and me belong to different caste, even thought his grandpa talking with me, saying it is ok to fall in love with a person of different caste..
    As he died because of an old age, i saw him in that stage only, we all were helping him to eat, sit etc.. and after saying that words to me, he kind of smiled at me and died again .. what does this actually mean… also recently my boyfriend and i never had a word or talk regarding his grandpa, so what makes him to come in my dream and what he want to tell me or us.. please reply

    • Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your boyfriend and his grandfather. It is absolutely acceptable for you to maintain a relationship with anyone who makes you feel comfortable, secure, and respected. His grandfather likely felt this way about caste relationships. Nourish your relationship with your partner by spending additional time together in person. Have a great day, Pranali!

  3. For the past 3 days, I’ve been dreaming about my grandmother who passed away. On the first day, she is bed ridden, got up,then when I open the bedroom door, she is wearing her diapers again,she is covered in her poop, and she is once again bed ridden. I stepped on the poop. Tried to get it off but it didn’t fall. On the second night, there was a gathering by the hill, she was there, took me on one corner of the room and showed me a dead animal. She told me that she would die anyway, or she is dead anyway. So I told her that atleast in my dreams I could be with her. Last night, before going to our old house,there were 2 dogs barking at me and my uncle. Both were chained, we ran past them then reached our house. There I saw her because in that dream, we fought and she didn’t contact me for a week. So I was very happy to see her. I forgot what happened next. If i hugged her or what but we were so happy. Everyday I’ve been searching for specific things that happened to my dreams or a symbol and search what it means. But I want an opinion about those dreams. Btw, on the first night before I slept, i was at the kitchen talking to her in my mind asking if I’m doing things right in my life or not and may she give me a sign. And since that night I’ve been dreaming about her. And now i feel it’s better to be asleep since i can be with her.

    Pls help me on this. Thanks 🙂

    • The first dream may be a manifestation of your memories of your grandmother during the end of her life. The second dream is an indication of your knowledge of death. It seems that your grandmother was aware of death and how it may influence your thoughts. It is clear that you feel a strong connection with her, so allow this dream to guide you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your grandmother. Have a great day, Badge!

  4. I had a dream my boss called me in and he handed me termination papers. I got so mad and I through the papers at him and hit his eye. I walked away but decided to come back picked up the papers and handed to him and I said thank you…I shook his hand.

    • Your dream seems to be an indication of your thoughts regarding your career. Your decision to hit him may be an indication of your immediate, negative feelings. Returning to him to thank him was a sign of your positive thoughts. 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, Nancy!

  5. I had a dream about my deceased mother last night. The cemetery put everyone on display once a year. I was worried about seeing my mom and figuring out where she was going to go next. I eventually asked a cemetery employee and I was satisfied to hear that they took care of everything and transporting them back to their original place. In my dream I did not want to see my mom but eventually went to see her. She has covered in this plastic suit almost like a astronaut. I briefly spoke to her. I don’t really remember our conversation. Then someone escaped and the whole place was caos. I eventually started driving away in someone else’s car. Today I woke up with an unsettling feeling.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late mother. The display at the cemetery may be an indication of your desire to see your mother again. The chaos may be a sign that you are uncertain about the future or an event happening in your life. Allow the negative aspect of this dream to fade. Honor the memory of your mother by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Maria!

  6. I had a dream lastnight that my friend, that passed away a little over a year ago, was holding my hand walking around an amusement park.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your late friend. The two of you were holding hands, which may be an indication of the closeness of your relationship. The amusement park may have been a place where the two of you spent time together. Sharing your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your friend. Have a great day, Savannah!

  7. Hi,,, before 2 months I had seen dream that my friend’s late mom telling that take care her.
    My friend’s both dad and mom expired.
    Even I was not seen them in my life time.
    But miracley I was seen her mother in my dream and she told me like that.

    • Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your friend. Your knowledge of this friendship and your friend’s connection with his parents likely caused this dream to appear. It is possible that your friend’s mother reached out to you. Nourish this relationship with your friend by spending additional time him in person. Have a great day, John!

  8. I had a dream that I was in prison with two men for 71/2yrs who were busy working then they informed me it was 71/2 times 2 then I started asking where other women were so that I can get something to do . I also was wondering how I will be when I get out ?
    Please help

    • Your concerns about prison may have caused this dream to appear. This does not mean that you are guilty of a crime, rather you may be thinking about a previous action of yours. Your dream is not a manifestation of the future. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade, and share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Terry!

  9. I had a dream where my dead grandmother who passed away almost 9 months ago came and talked to me and warned me that the grim reaper will take my soul and then she hugged me ( a hug that made me sad and scared a lil) then she gave me her earrings to wear . She jumped in the a swimming pool and went.

    • The presence of your late grandmother in this dream is a sign of your emotional relationship with her. The statement about the grim reaper is an indication of your thoughts regarding death. The earrings could be a sign of your connection. Water is often an indication of spiritual beliefs. You will honor the memory of your grandmother by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Ellie!

  10. I dreamt that I was getting married again to my late husband. He passed 19 years ago. I wore two wedding dresses. When I came back into the zchurvh after changing into the second wedding dress my husband was clothed in the Priests outer garment and our Priest was telling him that it was his size in a joking manner. My husband held my hand and looked fit and well. I rarely dream of him only perhaps three times since he died. I never remarried. I am so worried if he is warning me about death.

    • Your dreams are manifestations of your emotional relationship with your late husband. This second marriage may be a sign of your desire to be with your partner again. The church garments are indications of your spiritual beliefs or your knowledge of his spiritual beliefs. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your husband. Have a great day, Cynthia!

  11. One of my neighbour aunt a sort of close to me who died a few months back came to my dream with my maternal and paternal grandmothers who are also dead alongside her and floating with open arms.I am standing in the entrance/car park of my old house. The aunty is telling me that please come with us, you will find peace there, you will feel good. With open arms they are all calling me and I am being pulled to them. I wake up crying in my real life and there are real tears rolling down my eyes.

    • This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your neighbor’s late aunt, and your grandparents. It is clear that your spiritual beliefs have influenced this dream. It is possible that this dream is an indication of your desires. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memories of those in your life who have passed. Have a great day, Urmi!


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