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Dreaming of Messages From the Dead

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Sue has been an online writer for over eight years. She is a mother, social worker, writer, and dream interpreter.


Many aspects of a dream contribute to the overall meaning of the dream. The colors, objects, situations, symbols, and the dreamer's associated feelings all influence the dream's meaning. Dreams reflect the dreamer’s mental, emotional, and physical state, and a dream's symbols and contexts reflect the dreamer’s beliefs and cultural influences.

Dreams mean many things to different people. Despite our differences, we often have similar dreams. But, even if two people had the same dream, it might mean something completely different to each of them.

Still, as human beings, we do sometimes share history, experience, attitudes, and emotions. So, whenever you were born or wherever you live, dreaming of dead people is a common experience. Although only the dreamer can know what their dreams mean, this article discusses the shared perceptions of the symbolism of dreaming of dead people.

What Does Dreaming About the Dead Mean?

  • Maybe you're resolving your feelings about losing a loved one.
  • Maybe something in your life is reminding you of a quality the deceased person possessed.
  • You may need to let go of something or end something in your life.
  • You may need to resolve something associated with when this person passed.

The Meaning of Dreams of Dead People

In general, the dead people in our dreams are parts of our psyche attempting to communicate with us. This is likely a part of our subconscious from which we dissociate. This is a wise, quiet part of us that often appears not to even exist.

Aspects of the dead live on within us. Dreaming of a deceased loved one can be healthy but can also be negative and it is important to differentiate which it is for you. These types of dreams can be part of our growth or they can stunt our growth and keep us "stuck" on something.

We can grow from either type of dream (positive or negative). If this dream is keeping you stuck, you may need to resolve your feelings in your waking life and within the dream as well.

Resolving Your Feelings About Losing a Loved One

Dreaming of someone who has passed away may be a way for you to resolve your feelings about this loss. Oftentimes, people pass away before we are able to make amends or resolve an issue we had with them. Dreaming may help you to express unspoken feelings, put something right, or tie up loose ends. For example, the dream may help you forgive the person or yourself and as a consequence get peace and healing for yourself.

Something in Your Life Reminds You of a Quality the Deceased Person Possessed

If you are not attempting to resolve feelings associated with this person's death in your dream, you are likely to be dreaming of the person because they represent a quality that is important to you right now. Think about who you have dreamed about and begin to describe them. Is this person the opposite of you? Is this person very much like you? Did this person possess traits you had always wanted to emulate? Did this person have qualities that turned you off or you feared you possessed? This dream is likely more about your answers to these questions rather than the person who has passed away. Since death dreams tend to represent ending something or starting something new, it is possible the quality represented by the person is something you no longer want or need.

A friend once dreamed of one of her ex-coworkers who was no longer alive. She could not understand why she had started to dream of this woman so vividly since they had never been very close and she had not passed away recently. Once the friend described the ex-coworker as someone who was always obsessed with weight loss and appeared to have a possible eating disorder, she was able to associate the dream with her own lifestyle and diet. She admitted she was beginning to obsess too much with her weight. She was worried she was spending too much time fixated on this and felt it was becoming unhealthy. The dream confirmed her fears and she began to seek a more balanced outlook.

You May Need to Let Go of Something or End Something in Your Life

Death often represents the end of one thing and the beginning of something new. Dreaming of death in general may mean you need to stop or end something in your life. When you are dreaming of a specific person, you may need to let go of something or end something associated with that person. This could be your negative feelings associated with your loss or characteristics or activities they represent for you.

I had a dream of someone I did not know very well but who had passed away. I saw him as a very angry, lonely man. I was not sure why I had dreamt of him until I connected his anger with my own. I realized I had to let go of some anger I was feeling towards someone because it was beginning to push people out of my life.

You May Need to Resolve Something Associated With When This Person Passed

A dead person in our dream may not represent themselves as much as they may represent the time period in which we knew them or when they passed away. If you are dreaming of a loved one or acquaintance that has passed, ask yourself what was happening to you when this person was in your life and what was happening for you when they passed away. It is possible that the dream is really about something that coincided with this person's life or death. Perhaps you're currently dealing with issues or experiences similar to those of that time period.

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I had a client describe dreams he was having of a high school friend. They had not stayed in touch and the person had passed away about six years ago. He could not figure out why he was dreaming of this person almost every night. As we discussed what was going on in his life then and when he saw this friend the most, he realized that he was experiencing similar feelings as that time in high school. He struggled with depression throughout high school and drank with his friends to escape life in general. He had recently started to drink again and was engaging in other forms of escape such as playing video games for hours to the point where video games were interfering with his sleep, eating, and productivity.

Messages Received from a Dead Person in a Dream

It is common to dream of receiving a message when dreaming of someone who has passed away. This message may relate to who or what the deceased person represents to you. The communication may be a message from your unconscious psyche or a wise aspect of yourself. The message has significant information for you although it may not be as it appears.

Take caution when receiving a negative message. Negative messages often reflect our own personal thoughts, fears, and worries and don't come from an outside source. Nevertheless, this is still an important dream and an important message. This dream may be showing us how harmful our fears and worries are to our emotional state and our decision-making in our waking life.

Dreaming About Messages From The Dead

Are the Deceased Communicating With You?

Many believe people who have passed on visit us in our dreams. If you are dreaming of someone who has passed away and you believe they are delivering you an important message, what is this message?

Understanding Dreams of Deceased People

Looking to gain further insight into yourself and cannot recall any more dreams? Try eliciting more content from your unconscious by taking a Rorschach Inkblot test.

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© 2011 Sue B.


Sue B. (author) on May 31, 2013:


Thank you for sharing your dream. All of the expansive mysterious about dreaming is fascinating.

michaelatm4 on March 13, 2013:

my grandpa had died around 7 years ago

in my dream i remember being in somebodies home and in one room sat on a couch was my parents and they seemed happy and then sitting in between them was my grandpa and my dad then told me my grandpa has to have a talk with me. my grandpa looks happy to see me and smiles as starts to talk i do not understand what hes saying so i look to my dad to help me understand then i look back at my grandpa and when starts talking again he sounds a little more like my dad and im not sure what he was saying still but i feel like he was telling me something along the line of not giving up. i feel as if my grandpa really came to see me and help me.

Sue B. (author) on November 12, 2012:

Hi Chuddy,

Thank you for sharing your dream.

My first impression is that Sid is representing an aspect of self you disowned or repressed around the same time you either knew Sid or when Sid first past away. This part of self is back and it is surprising. This part of self is haunting you and needs further resolution.

The statement that you are next is rather unnerving. This could relate to your fear of your own death or your subconscious realization that you may need to change some habits and your lifestyle in order to have a longer and healthier life. Quit smoking perhaps? I would perceive Sid's advice to you as your own- your higher self or wise self providing you with guidance.

Also, this dream could relate more to just a threat of physical death. This could also relate to emotional, spiritual or psychological death. What is threatening your identity and your expression of self? Since you have something "haunting you" and you have repressed certain aspects of self, it may be a time to reclaim these aspects of self and feel whole again.

Sue B. (author) on November 02, 2012:


This dream sounds like it could reflect your mom's thoughts and feelings about your neice.

Perhaps she realizes your neice is reacting to the loss of her father and the issue brings her back to the age she was when she lost him. I would think the healling would need to start there.

Also, I think the dream reflects a fear of your mothers that your neice would be lost too if she continues to make unhealthy decisions and take risks.

chuddy on November 01, 2012:

Great article! Google sent me here so that means this article is huge..

I want to share, i hope you could help me on this, my dream in a very simplified/short way.

I was with, I cant really remember or recognize who but im sure it is a guy and a friend: roaming around places i cant really remember; doing normal stuffs i can barely remember as well. But the thing is(this is the part I remember the most for some reason i dont know why), while me and that guy were inside a mall(maybe a park), I saw my deceased college friend(we are not that close, we rarely talk to be honest when he was alive) sitting on a bench, he looks as if he was alive.

I told my friend: "look! sid(deceased name)is here," he kept on looking but he cant seem to see what i see, so i just ignored my friend and talked to "sid". I was very happy seeing him and he responded. We even high-five and feels very real, I think I also asked him "I thought you were dead" kind of thing but what i do remember is that he replied "yeah, and your going to be next.." with a happyface to a serious face. Then I replied: "yeah, I know, I can feel it." I responded that way cuz maybe I didn't took the message seriously until he said: "Just always.....[blank]" then my dream changed.

After that, I told my friend what happen while crying and scared, I want him to come with me and smoke some cigarette but he didn't as far as i can remember, then as i was about to sitdown on a chair and about to light up my cigarrete, dream is over.....

Please, what is your say on this. you have a better knowledge.

FYI: Sid died from a disease (dengue fever) which i happen to have a few months ago, and Im fully recovered now and so alive. That's the only thing, I think, that relates me to him aside from he's my not-so-close friend back then in college.

bluidflblnd on October 24, 2012:

Last night my mom dreamed of my brother in law whom passed away almost 14 years ago. In this dream he was carring my niece who was his daughter to my mom, however she is now 18 but in the dream she was a little girl again around 3 to 5 years old. He didn't speak or anything was just carring her. What could this mean? I should mention that my family has been going through some pretty serious issues with my niece for about the past year or more, she has choosen to go down some rather unhealthy roads & we have all been trying to get her to see & realize the wrong, but the more we try the more she pushes everyone away to the point where we won't hear from her at all for weeks sometimes months at a time. What would her father being doing carring her to my mom & why would she be so young again?

Sue B. (author) on October 10, 2012:


These dreams sound like they are reflecting some of your thoughts about your loved ones that have passed as well as the reality that you will lose more loved ones in time.

Since you are running and hiding in this dream, it would relate to not facing something important you need to confront. It sounds like you are noticing your aunt is depressed in some way. This may be your unconscious's way of prompting you to reach out to her and give her support.

Sue B. (author) on October 09, 2012:

Hi sophiejohnson-

I can tell you what this dream would mean to me- when he faded suddenly into a haze it would show that I am suddenly realizing he is gone. If he was not aware of me, it would either relate to the belief that he is no longer able to be aware of me or the reverse- that I am unable to be aware of him and truly connect again physically.

Sue B. (author) on October 02, 2012:

Hi maghizhan,

I can tell you what your wife's dream may relate to but only she can identify what the meaning actually is and could pick out what truly "clicks" for her.

Her experience at the hospital would have made an impression on her. It is possible she has internalized this experience as a spiritual one and this kid shows up in her dreams as representing her spirit, inner child or a combination of both. Being afraid of the dark could be associated with a fear of the unknown and a fear of self-exploration into unpleasant and unconscious emotions and thoughts. I would think what the kid and grandmother say and feel are likely related to your wife's feelings.

These dreams may reflect issues you are experiencing within your relationship. Is your relationship with your ex in some way keeping you froom getting close to your wife? What is interfering with your marriage? Is there something you would rather escape from rather than confront?

This dream may be helping her see that there are some unpleasant feelings, thoughts, and issues that may need her attention that she may have a tendency to attempt to avoid and escape from instead of confronting. It may be a good time to take on a new approach which could be challenging but would be beneficial for both of you.

Sue B. (author) on September 27, 2012:


You may also want to read Dreaming of Zombies for further insight. In of your dreams, someone deceased becomes a zombie and chases you. If you are being chased, you are also running from something. what are you not facing that you need to? Zombies are also detached from emotion. Perhaps you are detached from emotions associated by your mother and grandfather. Waking up from the dead could relate to not fully accepting death but it can also symbolize how something you want to get rid of (what you are not facing) isn't just going away. The dream would mean to me you have something to confront and really deal with.

Joann on September 25, 2012:

Two nights in a row I have dreamt of my uncle who has passed away about 2 years ago. My uncle was sickly. He had an aneurysm which caused him to become paralyzed from the shoulders and down. He wasn’t able to speak but he was alert of his surroundings and was mentally aware of his needs and wants. In my first dream, I ran into him walking in an area that to me seemed like a tunnel or alley of some sort. I asked him what he was doing here and he told me he was here for my aunt. He said she has been through a lot and God wants him to come and pick her up. He asked me to tell the girls (meaning his daughters) that he was here to pick her up. I went to one of my cousins and told her of what he said and we started hiding my aunt from him. We didn’t want my aunt to see him because she would want to go with him so we hid her from him. I don’t remember after that what happen, I must have woken up.

The very next night I dreamt of him again. This time I had been running away or hiding from something or someone and then my scene changed in my dream and I was walking into a living room where my uncle was lying on a recliner. There was a lady lying next to him. She was small but she was ill like him. She had a feeding tube in her belly and a trach in her throat as well. My uncle was able to speak but his voice sounded as if he was speaking with the voicebox the he used a couple of times. As I approached him, I told him I had just had a dream of him. He asked me what my dream was about and I started telling him of my actual dream that I had the night before about running into him and him telling me he was there to pick up my aunt. He just gave me a smile as if he knew of what I was talking about. Then he raised his voice at me but I don’t remember what he said. I just remember telling him he didn’t have to yell at me because I understood what he said and he told me that “some people didn’t understand him” and he looked at my little cousin (Georgianna), I ended up changing the subject with him and asked him who the lady was. He told me she was his buddy. Someone who had to go with him wherever he went and vice versa. He told me his son picked him up from the nursing home and his buddy had to leave with him as well. After that, I asked my cousin (one of his daughters) to take a walk with me. As her and I walked, I was telling her about my dream of the night before of how it happen. I told her that I ran into him in an alley or a tunnel and he had told me that my aunt had been through a lot and was hurting. God didn’t want her to hurt anymore so he sent him to come and pick her up. He told me she was very depressed and that she cried for him often and nobody knew. He told me she has a palace she needs to go to. After that I woke up and I had tears in my eyes.

I don’t know what this means but I know that lately I’ve had some thoughts in my head but I don’t think any of my thoughts relate to what my dream was.

sophiejohnson on September 24, 2012:

In a very recent dream, I saw my son sitting on the edge of the bath at home. He was not looking at me, apparently unaware that I was observing him. He moved as if to stand up, but faded in a haze very suddenly. (When I woke, I found that the bathroom door was open, and that if I move to the end of my bed, I can see the place where my son had been sitting.)

I do not understand why he faded suddenly in a haze. Also, why was he not awareof me?

Sue B. (author) on September 24, 2012:


This sounds like a dream in which you are processing the loss of your grandmother, your feelings, and the concept of death itself. The lollipop stands out to me- what does this mean to you? It makes me think of sugarcoating something- is the reality of her death too hard to face?

It is interesting that she returns from the dead only for a short time. This could show that you are beginning to accept her loss. This also could be a spiritual dream for you.

Sue B. (author) on September 22, 2012:


Talking to someone who has passed away in the dream is often a good way for us to process the loss and make sense of what has happened. Often times one loss reminds us of the other losses we have had prior that we may not have fully accepted or resolved.

I would view talking to the deceased and seeing them smile as positive symbols and active grieving.

sophiejohnson on September 21, 2012:

Thank you, Sue, for your brilliant analysis.

Sue B. (author) on September 21, 2012:


I would guess you would have rather powerful dreams after your son's death.

I would thin the young woman you encounter is an aspect of self for you. I can't imagine accepting a death after one night so I would think this dream would also be a dream that is showing the beginning of processing this loss. If you didn't fully accept his death just yet, you may have the type of approach as this woman- in a hurry, frantically looking for him because you have not accepted he has passed away.

Not knowing the nature of your son's death, prison could relate to many things including being ill when alive or trapped in some way. People often see death as freeing in some way. The question of your son's whereabouts may relate to the mystery of where our loved ones go once they have passed.

maghizhan from Orlando, Florida on September 21, 2012:


I am from India. My wife has some repeated dreams for the past two days even when she takes a small nap.

This part happened in real:

She has a serious problem with her health. She went to a hospital for checkup and a small kid was in the emergency. she saw him, and this kid held my wifes arm tight and was calling her sister and he died.

we dont know who is this kid. These incidents happened in real life.

This part in Dream:

From then on, My wife started seeing this kid in her dream and this kid seems to ask her to go with him. and that he is afraid of dark.

And she also sees her grandmother in her dream. the concerning thing is both her grandmother and the kid seems to have some problems with me and say wish my wife go with them. And my wife also sees my ex-girlfriend with me who is not allowing my wife to get near me.

These are as random as it comes to her. I am worried a lot. She is not able to sleep at all. She is such a sweet wife and I want her all the happiness.

Does any one has idea of what's happening or suggest something please.

CH on September 20, 2012:

Last night i had a dream about my deceased mother, she passed away on 2005. In my dream, we are in her funeral, my cousin and aunt were crying, and then suddenly my mother wants to wake uo from the dead, she keeps on waking up like a zombie and then she started to chase after me, i was so scared. Im so confused, i dont know what is the meaning of my dream.

And before this i also had a dream about my deceased grandfather who died last year. The same thing happened in my dream. He's chasing me when he is already dead. Please help me, im getting scared.

Sue B. (author) on September 18, 2012:


it is positive your dream changed over time. This sounds like a dream that allows you to process your feelings and bring forth some unconscious and irrational beliefs into your awareness.

Since your mother is now opening the door in your dreams, it sounds like you are moving closer to acknowledging her and the loss of her. It is common for people to feel as though a death is their fault or that the person who has passed is somehow rejecting them or not wanting to be in our lives anymore. Although we can rationalize how a person does not choose to die and this is out of their control, we may still feel as though we did something to have caused such a terrible loss.

If I had this dream, I would be sorting through the emotions it highlights. If you are dreaming it, you likely feel it.

Ohla on September 18, 2012:

Today I had a dream it was of my grandma that had passed a week ago, her funeral was yesterday, we all cried yes.

This mornin I had a dream of her giving me a bed telling me to put a lolly pop stick on my wall for her to stand on, before it she woken up from the dead, she died from cancer so she woke up in a hospital bed she talked to my sister first and then me then we went out and had party for me all I could do was cry I had her recorded on the iPad when she woke up from the dead but as soon as she woke up I said your back she said not for long in the dream I was bawling my eyes outs and woke up with tears all over my face

Christine on September 17, 2012:

My son passed away a 2 months ago in a motorcycle accident, he was on the seen dead. I dream of him last night, he and his brother were in the dream and he smiles and talk to me. Cannot remember what we was talking about.

Few minutes later, I dream of their father (my ex) that passed away 8 years ago. He also was smiling and talking to me, but also cannot remember that we was talking about.

What does this dream means, I miss my son so much.

sophiejohnson on September 15, 2012:

On the first night after my son's death, I dreamed that a solidly-built, slightly scruffy young woman, (not a person I know) threw open my bedroom door, and told me that someone (she seemed to name a person, again unknown to me, by a nickname) rang her ‘at four o’clock in the morning’ to tell her that my son ‘has been let out’, and that nobody knows where he is. I woke leaping out of bed, eager for more information from her.

There is a clear 'prison' connotation here, but my son has never been to prison, nor had any association with prisons. I don't think the solid young woman was hostile. Rather, she seemed in a hurry both to inform me and to find out if I know my son's whereabouts. I cannot make this dream out at all.

ted on September 14, 2012:

The dead sometimes let us know that they haven't forgotten about us and that they saved you a place in Heaven and that they also let you know that they are doing better and plus they are in a better place and they are waiting for us to enter internal life with them Every dream that I had of my sister she was smiling and waiving

Julia 133 on September 09, 2012:

My father passed away about a year and a half ago from terminal cancer. He is always popping up in my dreams, but we dont really speak, he is just there. The dreams usually have a happy tone, I believe I have these dreams because I miss him and think about him a lot. I was at peace with his death quite early on but my mother on the other hand who is quite religeous believes it is her fault that he might not have gone to the "good place" . This morning I had another dream of my father, I answered the front door, it was dad, he was glowing with white light. It was like I was reuniting with a long lost friend. He was happy to see me, and so loving. We hugged, he told me he was ok and well and to tell mum. I dont remember much after that. I've had a similar dream about a year ago and both times when he visited I called out for mum but she is not there. I feel like this might have been a message from dad.

ek is so bly on September 06, 2012:

Excellent hub, very interestimg read.

Sbucks on September 06, 2012:

Hi, i was 22 when my mum passed and i was left to care for my younger sister, it was hard losing my mum but i had this reoccuring dream-i dreamt that my mum was still alive and back living at her house but didn't want me to know and every time i tried to contact her she wouldn't speak to me, it was as though she hated me, my dream did move on and i can remember eventully my mum opening the door to and letting in but still feeling not wanted... Its a most awful feeling when i wake, can you help me make some sort of sense of this?

lisa on August 30, 2012:

Thank u :-)

Sue B. (author) on August 29, 2012:


I can appreciate how tough this time is for your family. If you are looking for more information on a disembodied spirit, you came to the wrong place. :) What I can tell you is my opinion about how your psyche may be processing the loss, changes, and pain associated with this family experience.

I have noticed it is common for people to experience increased concerns about negative influences over a family when an unsupportive family member passive- as if they have superpowers in death. I do believe we give our power to others and it is a choice we are making. If this was my experience, I would want to rethink things and see how I may take back my own power. Is this the case of a self-fulfilling prophecy where I believe something will happen and my unconscious reactions are actually making it more likely to happen? Also, am I highlighting more negative experiences and attributing them to my grandfather's influence?

Counseling is always something I encourage people to pursue if they feel they are "spinning their wheels" and not getting anywhere alone. A therapist can give you the jump start you need to question automatic thoughts and beliefs about the situation that have imprisoned you.

Out of all the sensations you could have, you felt as if someone was touching your neck. I would associate this with the need for self-expression and a re-evaluation as to what you choose to "swallow" or accept and take in. It sounds like you may be at a point where you need to begin to question your perception of things, re-calibrate, and plan how you can move forward and grow.

Sue B. (author) on August 29, 2012:


I find this to be a beautiful dream. I think you are dreaming of him because you miss him so much (and I don't find that selfish) and you are also processing his death and accepting it. It will take time for you and your family to readjust to this loss- especially because it was so sudden. I personally would be honored if anyone had a dream like this about me after my passing.

Sue B. (author) on August 29, 2012:


this dream about your grandmother is an interesting one. I find dreams about elders that have past awhile ago powerful. They may represent something spiritual for you or a wise aspect of self. In any event, I find them important to listen to. Preparing food at your aunts house sounds like your preparations for a transition. I find it to be a positive symbol that it is your grandmother making the preparations for you that will give you energy to make this change.

Your grandmother is in the hospital due to fist pain. The hospital is a place of healing, why does your grandmother (or yourself) need to heal? The fist is typically associated with anger, power and aggression. It can also be indicative of your readiness to fight and defend yourself. Do you need to grow in this area in some way? Perhaps you are either showing these traits too much or too little.

Sue B. (author) on August 27, 2012:

to daddyslittltaxirider-

This dream does have a lot of symbols. If it were my dream, I would see it as relating to changes going in internally for me. Preparing for the move to California would relate to my preparations to grow and move on. The members of my family would relate to different aspects of self or my relationships with each member of my family. Is your dad actually sick? if not, perhaps your relationship needs improvement or the part of self you identify the most with your father needs to be expressed more. Perhaps you need to find more balance. Kissing relates to knowing and connecting to something in the dream. Instead of connecting with your father (you perceived this as unacceptable/gross) he could not breath and was almost drowned. What he represents is threatened. Seeing your nieces face may relate to how this part of self also relates to your inner child.

ch on August 26, 2012:

Last i had a dream about my deceased mother, she passed away on 2005. In my dream, we are in her funeral, my cousin and aunt were crying, and then suddenly my mother wants to wake uo from the dead, she keeps on waking up like a zombie and then she started to chase after me, i was so scared. Im so confused, i dont know what is the meaning of my dream.

And before this i also had a dream about my deceased grandfather who died last year. The same dream. Please help me, im getting scared.

Lo on August 26, 2012:

I had a dream about my uncle. He passed away november 2000 . when I had that dream i was in my early teens. The dream was around 2002-2003.. And I remember him telling me to start treating my father right and stop giving him head aches because he is going to die soon .I wasn't a bad kid but we use to bump uncle never told me when he was going to die or how soon I really thought it was a silly dream,but  I sometimes wish I paid a lot more attention to that dream and enjoy the time I had with my father because when you are young you think that your parents are going to live forever. I am glad that our bond got a lot stronger throughout the years!!!!! My dad passed away november 2010 of cancer he was such a great father and I miss him so much!! My sister always has dreams about him and in one of her dreams  he told her that he wants her to have a baby and then another dream with him  holding a child and a month later she found out she was pregnant ..I believe the baby is a gift from my dad .. I really miss him 

siddy20 on August 24, 2012:

I have been having dreams about my grandfather.He passed away in 2007.He died of unnatural death. He is my fathers father. He loved my cousins more than me and hated my mom. He never got along with me and my mom side of the family. After he passed away, A lot of problems have started in the family. For instance Divorce, Court Cases, And weird strange feelings like someone watching us in our house since we moved here. I felt like someone touched my neck. Could you please tell me if this is good or bad feeling about whatever is happening in the family?

Lisa on August 23, 2012:

About a month ago I lost my step dad who past away suddenly he jhad a heart attach on his way to work on tue I had a dream me and my mom were at a store and I felt someone following me when I went to look it was him I ran up to him and he was crying I felt as if he had sarrow for us cause my family is so sad for his loss I hugged him tight and told him I loved him very much and I patted his arm and told him not to forget us and my mom loved him I asked him not to leave so I could get my mom when I found my mom we went looking for him it changed we were I. A beautiful pastor grass was so green and we could see him running so fast up to us my mom said how much he looked like my lil 14 yr old brother when he came up to us she rubbed his face and told him how handsom and yong he looked he was glowing and looked happy he said how much he loved us then walkdd us to a lake dipped me in and baptized me then looked at my mom and said for her to Baptist my lil brother and not to forget my other brother also .. I feel so lost with out him how he was finea and the next his gone I miss him so much I feel selfish cause I know his in a beter place I just miss him soo

Xai on August 23, 2012:

It's been almost 11 years since my grandmother died. But today she visited me in a dream. in dream my grandmother was very busy with preparing food at my aunt house and i helped her as well and ate so many foods and its really tasty then i came back my home and i visited again my aunt home at night for dinner and grandmother is not there than i asked my aunts daughter about her and she said he went to hospital cox of her fist paining what might be that mean :)

daddysLittlTaxiRider on August 23, 2012:

I had a dream about my father.....In the dream it was alot of people I know. I was getting ready to move to california and leaving my sick dad my whole family. Before I leaving I hugged everyone my niece was crying historically. I went over to my father we hugged. He asked me to give him a kiss. As I was giving him a kiss he said lets lick tongues like dogs(our tongue touching each other) I refused, I was like daddy no and walked away. I went into the kitchen O hugged my nephew and as I was hugging him. I looked over at my daddy on the sofa breathing funny. Then it jump to him being face down in a big bowl of water shaking. soon as I pulled him up his face was my niece face. I then started hugging my brother and his baby mother whom he says he doesn't love. after I hugged them I went outside to get in the taxi that I was taking to cali. I awaken with tears in my eyes and loud sobing. To fill you in I catch taxis to and from work. what could the signs be?

Sue B. (author) on August 20, 2012:


your dream could mean a lot of things. Your stepfather could be representing an aspect of who you are that mirrors him and his traits. He can also be representing an important guide- either internally or spiritual for you. Dreaming of restaurants and kitchens relate to preparation and use of our energy. Communicating with him sounds important. Perhaps this is allowing you to process the loss.

Sue B. (author) on August 20, 2012:


Your dream could relate to your desire to get a car and perhaps you feel if your father was around he could give this to you. On a deeper level, this dream sounds like it is reflecting you taking a passive position as you move forward in life. Is your father in some way controlling your life or heavily influencing your decisions? Do you feel as though your thoughts about him control your decisions or do you feel this is a temporary form of help provided by your father in your time of need?

Sue B. (author) on August 20, 2012:

hi Livia,

You may want to explore other dream topics under my profile (if you click on my name you will find it). This dream sounds like it relates to an aspect of self that may not be getting enough attention. I would associate with something youthful, inner-child-like, and values that are more important to children then adults. Since her body hurt on the left side, this is often associated with emotions and feminine qualities. Perhaps you are not valuing these qualities as much as you should right now and you are suffering because of it.

Jess96 on August 20, 2012:

I keep having dreams of my stepfather who was the prominent male in my childhood but however passed away of cancer when i was 13. He comes to me every so often and I'll see him in random places in the dream like at a restaurant (not one we had been to before) or washing up in my kitchen or even getting off a train to meet me. Each time I feel myself getting upset in the dream And he will say something like 'are you upset' and I'll say 'no, I'm just happy to see you' and he'll smile and carry on with what he's doing and I watch him with a great feeling of inner peace. What do you make of this?

Sue B. (author) on August 17, 2012:


Although I had difficulty understanding what you typed, it is clear this dream has frightened you and you fear it could relate to a future, real life situation involving your daughter.

I can understand the need to protect your child. When we protect someone, it is important to make sure we are not overprotecting. Overprotecting can be harmful. Sometimes what we intend is not the actual outcome of our efforts.

I would guess your subsconscious was already aware of this person. You may fear your daughter could get involved with him or his "type." How can you help her make good decisions in relationships? If she has a disability, perhaps she can go to counseling or workshops and work on understanding relationships and how to protect herself. Empowering and educating her may be the best way to protect her.

GwenC. on August 16, 2012:

I had a dream that my deceased father was driving a car. I was on the passenger side. The figure didn't resemble him at all; however I knew it was him. He was talking about the car he was driving and said that he bought it for me. I'm not sure what kind of car it was; but in my reality I am in desperate need of reliable tramsportation. What does this mean?

Livia on August 16, 2012:

I had a dream last night.. Im in a room ( bedroom) with my sister and my mother. I saw my youngest half sister lying in the bed and she's passed away.. I cry so much. Beside her. And i want to touch her hand.. And my mom just look at me.. And there a guy coming he explain what happen. My half sister before she died she say that her body in left side is hurt.. Then after that she fall down and died.. What's that mean?

Sue B. (author) on August 13, 2012:


Your dreams are a little confusing for me as written. Overall, I get the impression that your depression and how you are working out this temporary state is being reflected in your dreams. It is possible that others are giving you positive messages but it is also very possible that a very healthy part of yourself that is in the process of self-healing is giving you these messages. It sounds like you have this information within and just need to find it.

Since depression can often stem from our own thoughts, it is often beneficial to gain new perspective from a therapist, a support group, etc. It sounds like paying attention to your dreams is giving you important insights and self-understanding.

Depression is viewed sometimes as anger (or other negative emotion) turned inward. Where is your anger and where is it stemming from? Are you killing off emotions or attempting to cut off different aspects of who you are instead of facing them, honoring them and expressing them?

evemap on August 11, 2012:

I dream that i was upstairs in a strange house my daughter ere ther i heard a uy voice down sair who is here fried and i ask her for her daughter ishe sais downstair i said why is she downstais with him there in oing to look for d child i saw her on d 3 step sleepin in before i can get to her she roll down in going to take her up the guy step in front of me and raising his hand to hit me preventin me from lifting her up off the cold hard floord still sleeping, i call out to my daughter who were angry with me, i awoke from sleep. i told my dauhter d dream and decsribe d guy to her,she say nothing, then in real i saw d guy who i recognize from d dream, i tod her to keep away from him but eating food that he saye he cook, there is something in my spirip from d minute she told me about him, sensing danger i told her but to no avail. i am so worried about her and d child, this guy as i found out is a nogood primary school dropout, my daugther is a graduate, who is a little disable because of an accident,and who is hurting because of injustice, and out of a job.can u please hlp me.

Sue B. (author) on August 08, 2012:

hi Sudha,

It sounds like your dreams have created some anxiety for you. I truly believe if dreams were messages from the dead and they would not continue to be given to you if they were creating such issues for you and not helping you in your waking life in anyway.

If this was happening to me, I would want to explore how these dreams could be reflecting my own feelings that i need to confront and deal with in order to move forward. What does death mean to you? What are you not facing in your life? What do you fear? It sounds like these dreams are reflecting a lot of unpleasant feelings you may be avoiding instead of working through.

a on August 06, 2012:

I was awoken from a dream to my sister waking me up and telling me a childhood friend had died from a drug overdose. From the dream she awoke me from was me talking to a boy a have never spoken to before but knew him to see him, He went to my school and his girlfriend was my uncles girlfriends, sister. I was Looking after My uncles children a few days ago could it be that he sensed my own depression? As he hung himself a few months ago. He was confiding in me like we knew each other and it wasn't like he was dead. It was outside a shop I know and I was with another friend. Also in the dream was a a guy(in his car just sitting there staring over) I have been friends with ,with years We also got together a few time,then I get scared and back off as I'm afaid he will hurt me, He knew the dead man, could he be sending a message as too not be scared to love and to give it a go??

Sudha on August 04, 2012:

Hi, I like Ur hub n information. Most of the time I dreaming about dead persons, like my brother's wife passed away in 1999. But from very next day A saw her dead body wrap with white cloth and suddenly his body parts moving n she alive. In 2007 I saw that she caught my father and after 2-3 months my father also passed away. Like this I hv lots of real dream story. I dnt want sleep even now. usually in night I am not sleep early. bcaz of my bad dreams :-( Even today I saw her in the same way she alive n she drop some bishop's weed ( ajwain or carom) on me. I dnt understand what is the meaning of this. I just kn my working n my personal life not moving. Please suggest me. if u can. Thanks

Sue B. (author) on August 01, 2012:

Hi sunit,

That is good to here. I reread your post. I didn't say it was impossible but your dream sounded like it was more likely reflecting your feelings and fears. Since it's August and you realize your dream may have had another meaning, perhaps you may take another look at your dream and decide what it could be telling you.

sunit on August 01, 2012:

hi sue,

remember me? sunit? if u go 8 to 9 weeks behind, i had writtern to u on my dreams,, my dead uncle coming in my dreams and saying he will take me in july,, of which u said it was NOT possible etc etc etc.. thanx am still alive..

KrisNick09 from Kentucky on July 16, 2012:

I had a dream a few months ago, and I don't really have a question I just want to share.

I walk into my father's house, alone. I walk in and my father is on the couch talking to someone. My stepmom is in the kitchen cooking. And my dead granny is in the hallway watching. I knew she was staying in my room but nobody else knew she was there. She didn't have an oxygen tank and she was standing upright without a walker (both things she always had as far as I remember). I walked up to her and she leaned down and gave me a hug, it was the best hug I have ever had! It was all encompassing. I remember thinking in my dream that someone must be putting a blanket over my body right now, the hug was that warm, that real. Then she turned me towards my stepmom in the kitchen and gave me a push. I knew she was pushing me to my stepmom and not just the kitchen. As I walked towards her, I looked back and my granny was trying to get my fathers attention but he just kept talking.

My granny is the only dead person I know, so this kinda freaked me out a bit. I play it off as I think my subconscious finally found a way to help me let go of something. I never realized how upset I was that I cannot ever remember her doing anything but sitting on the couch frowning. I thought that she didn't approve of me and I am usually so good at reading people I just assumed it was true. I was so happy about the hug, felt so good that I called my dad. He was appalled that I thought she didn't care for me and we had a long conversation about it. I felt better than I had in years and it wasn't even a problem I thought I had. I prefer to believe that it was something she wanted to happen because if I believed it was just my mind coping it wouldn't mean as much to me.

Sue B. (author) on July 14, 2012:


In general, this dream sounds like it reflects guilt. Why do you feel guilty? Do you feel like you did not do enough for your dad? Do you feel others did not do enough for your dad? Do you feel you are not honoring his memory enough?

Are you actually fighting with your wife in real life? If not, I wonder if she is representing something for you. Are you arguing with yourself? What were you arguing about? This could be a clue. Your father is trying to tell you something or the father aspect within yourself is trying to tell you something. In some way, do you feel you need to tell your dad something? You were very close- best friends, what would you be talking to him about now? Did you get advice from him? If so what advice would he be giving you now?

It sounds like a part of your father is within you and you need to tap into it. He certainly fulfilled an important role in your life. Now that is he gone, you will need to grow and develop this area further (in my opinion).

Sue B. (author) on July 14, 2012:

Luke W- this dream would certainly scare me!

If we let go of the fear this envokes for a second, we can look at the dream from another perspective. Is this is a dream from someone who is passed telling you when you die or is this a dream that is full of symbolism and information important for your personal growth and development?

Your friend could represent himself, the part of you that he brought out, traits you have a common, an aspect of self you associate with this friend, etc.

It sounds like you may have had a lucid dream (felt real). This sounds like a powerful dream for you providing you further insight into your unconscious an a part of you that is usually in the dark and unknown to you. The unknown, just like death, can evoke a lot of fear.

If this was my dream, I would wonder if I was reconnecting with a forgotten aspect of self and giving myself a message. Perhaps you have a fear of death. Perhaps you have a fear of losing yourself within something. Who are you? what parts of you feel threatened? Sometimes our fun-loving side can feel like it is ceasing to exist due to other obligations such as career for example. The message is it is funny you go before she does. Who or what about you will outlast you? Perhaps this is a dream allowing you to reflect on spirituality and your own beliefs.

eva on July 12, 2012:

My mom passed away suddenly last week in her sleep. She lived alone and was not found until shehad already been dead for 3 days. She had an autopsy done immediately and the next day she was cremated. My entire family lives in Europe so even if i would have left right away, i wouldn't have made it to the ceremony and cremation. So i stayed behind as encouraged by my family, since they know its hard to travel with a 2 year old, but i was able to send my family a heartfelt note to my mother that was read aloud at the ceremony. Last night i had a dream where i was talking to my husband asking him if he thought we could communicate with the other side, without really specifying what "other side" meant, right then over a door fairly close to us there was a word flashing and spelled from top to bottom and written backwards, as if the name of a hotel or some sort of business, it flashed "received" followed by another word flashing "thank you" it took me a moment ten i realized it was from my mom....i want to believe is possible and believe she heard my message and all the ones i send her daily.

Thank you,

crewchief00 on July 11, 2012:

My father died a over a year ago. Last night I had a dream where he specifically told me the following, "You know they didn't do me right. They gave me half of a nickel." A week or so ago, I also had a dream about my father. He was waiting on me to pick him up for church (he was a church deacon when he died). I was late picking him up because my wife and I were arguing. When I got there to pick him up, he said, "Son, I've been trying to tell you..." That's all I heard. My father and I were very close. We were best friends. What is he trying to tell me?

Luke W on July 09, 2012:

Last night a dreamed of and old friend who passed away years ago. The weird thing was how much control i had because most of my dreams im just the eyes. i even told him hes been dead a long time this dream felt extremely different. i remember word for word what we talked about. he simply asked how i was and i epxlained to him everything going on. but the weirdst of them was the final words he had for me.i explained to him i only had 2 min before i woke up and to give me another hug before we parted. his words to me were its funny how you go a day before she does. i asked who but then i woke up.

Sue B. (author) on July 09, 2012:

Hi Charlotte-

wow- that is quite an experience. Although anything is possible, my first instinct about this dream is that this could be a dream allowing you to fulfill a wish and desire. When he was alive, you were unable to be with him and may have always thought one day there was a possibility. This sudden death eliminated all possibility and this is quite a loss. This dream sounds like it may have been a very powerful way to say goodbye and begin to have closure.

Sue B. (author) on July 09, 2012:


It sounds like you had unresolved issues and feelings regarding your ex prior to his death. Now that he has passed on, you will not have the opportunity to speak with him and resolve this or get closure. It sounds like your dream may reflect your feelings, your grief, and it may be your way of allowing yourself some level of closure. Perhaps you are communicating what you did not while he was still alive. The post its sound like all of the messages and reminders that you may have intended on telling him but did not have the opportunity to discuss in real life.

Anabanana on July 05, 2012:

My ex boyfriend and i did not end our relationship well. We didn't fight or were enemies but he just drifted from me and left me hurt and angry and cheated. Tried talking with him before on facebook but we were both cold to each other. This was 3years ago. Then last march, i was told by mutual friends that he died from a surfing accident, all the hurt and pain came back and i was crying everyday. I told him i was sorry and i always loved him

. I even went to his wake. During the week of his wake, i dreamt of him. He was just standing and looking at this wall which was filled with stick ons or post its. I saw myself standing next to him talking but could not hear what i was saying to him. He was just standing. What did that dream mean pls?

Charlotte on July 05, 2012:

My close friend and high school crush suddenly died in his sleep, he was just 23. We still spoke, and I loved him but we were never together.

The night before his funeral I dreamt that we met and I was fully aware that I was dreaming and I turned to him and said 'this isn't real, your not here you have died' and he replied 'yes, I'm gone but just for this once lets pretend this is real and we are together' and we lay in a space of nothing not talking just embracing each other, I stroked his skin and I felt the hold of him like it was a real force around me. I took in every freckle knowing that this would be the last time I would see him. Then he turned to me and said 'I have to go now' and I woke crying.

I am not a religious person and never thought of communicating with the dead but it was so special and I wanted to get an opinion on its meaning. Thank you

Sue B. (author) on July 03, 2012:


This dream may reflect your feelings about your job. What message is your dream giving you?

Since this friend was murdered, perhaps you feel this job is killing you. Since he had your name tattooed to his face with a star, this could relate to your identity (is this job just not who you are or is having a negative impact on who you are) and you are really meant to be a shining star?

unsure2012 on June 29, 2012:

My best friend was murdered 2 years ago. I had a dream about him last night in my dream he worked with me he would never work at my job. He had my name tattooed on his face with a star what could that mean? Mind you right now i hate my job.

Kate on June 28, 2012:

My mother-in-laws sister passed away on Monday. On Wednesday night I had a dream that a little girl was in a room and was crying, she was taking all the clothes out of the wardrobe. The sister walked into the room with all new clothes and said to the little girl, you don't need to cry, it will be ok. Its just going to be a small change, but everything will be ok. When I told my mother-in-law about my dream it turned out that when I woke up from this dream, she was speaking to her nephew on the phone as her family is overseas and they were getting ready for the funeral, and his young daughter was crying because she didn't want to get changed.

I had met her sister once before, but I have never met any other family members, and didn't know that her nephew had a young daughter.

Sue B. (author) on June 21, 2012:

Hi Isla,

This dream would certainly rattle me to. If I had this dream, I would hope I would calm down enough to look at it as objectively as possible. What is this dream telling you? If I had this dream, my first thought would be that my subconscious is somehow picking up on either a fear I am having or risk-taking behavior that I need to modify. The fact that you do not listen in this dream sounds like you may not be listening to a voice within you that is giving you an important message. The idea that you are being warned about a serial killer and danger may not relate to physical danger as much as an emotional danger, spiritual danger, or danger associated with decision-making. It may be a good idea to re-evaluate your approach to life and identify some red flags since this dream sounds like it is attempting to shock you in order to get your attention. What aren't you paying attention to?

Sue B. (author) on June 21, 2012:


I am leery of any general rules about which type of dreams mean something as significant as indicating the dreamer's fate. These type of dreams, I found, often arise when the dreamer is either worried about this subject or the dreamer has a strong desire to have this information and uncomfortable sitting with the unknown.

Sue B. (author) on June 21, 2012:

deepkia, that is a great story. Thank you for sharing. I dont think I or anyone else can truly tell you what happened beyond what we would personally theorize. Perhaps your gran communicated with your uncle, perhaps your uncle knew and consciously told this story, perhaps your uncle had the knowledge subconsciously and his subconscious was able to bring him the information within the dream and remind him where money was stashed when he was younger.

sandy on June 19, 2012:

can any particular dreams of the dead indicate dreamers death or long life?

Isla on June 18, 2012:

Hi Sue, can you help me with my dream? It's a strange one I'm afraid.

My mother died 9 years ago when I was still a teenager. I don't tend to dream about her lots but had one very real and comforting dream once when she visited me in my bedroom while I slept. It was at a hard time in my life and I image it was my self-conscious reassuring me through a figur I associate with reassurance.

Last night something similar happened; I dream't that I woke in my bed and there was Mary Portas (she's a tv personality in the UK she helps struggling shops on a reality show but is quite a tough, formidable character) she said "I have a message from your Mum. The serial killer has brown hair. You must be very careful" - I did warn you it was a strange one - anyway, Mary walked out of my room and I followed her asking where my Mum is because obviously I'd give anything to see her but all Mary keep repeating is "You have to be really careful" and was getting pretty stressed with me not listening. So I woke up, in reality, and was so freaked out I couldn't get back to sleep. I even googled Mary Portas to check she hadn't been murdered. Lol in case the murderer's brown hair could be a vital clue. It sounds so silly.

I know dreams aren't premonitions and it's not really a message from my late mother but it has shaken me up considerably and to have some tips on how to healthily make sense of it would be so appreciated. Thanks so much, Isla x

deepika on June 18, 2012:

my grandpa had marred off all his daughters before his death except for his youngest. when it was time for her marrige, there was a shortage of money in my family. but, gran came in my uncle's dream one night and told him that there was money hidden under a certain almirah and he was to use it for the wedding.NO ONE.i repeat NO one knew of this place. and yet, when he moved the almirah next morning.. we found more money than required .. and the marrige went lavishly. can you tell me how this happened??

Sue B. (author) on June 16, 2012:


You certainly have a dream with a a lot of message symbols in it. What type of message do you think you would be receiving from your grandfather?

Your grandfather could symbolizing himself, something about his traits, his life lessons for you, etc. may be coming and you need to receive this information.

Or, your grandfather could be symbolizing an aspect of self within you. What you have internalized from your grandfather? This may be your wise self. It sounds like you are getting important information likely necessary for your next personal growth and development.

sahinpolan on June 14, 2012:

My dead grandfather is bringing a file for me ridding a rikshaw. what's the meaning of this dream?

Sue B. (author) on June 13, 2012:


It sounds like you are processing a lot in your dreams. I am sorry to hear of so much loss for you lately. If you are worried your grandmother is mad that you have not grieved her yet, it is likely YOU are mad at yourself and feel guilty for not grieving. If you feel you have not grieved, it may mean you have not accepted her death and are not ready to feel this loss just yet. You need to know that this is normal. Everyone grieves differently and in their own time. It is important to understand that thoughts and feelings like that are coming from you- not your grandmother.

Her head being chopped off may relate to your feelings-- perhaps you are detached from truly believing or feeling her death. It sounds like you are severed the heart-mind connection in order to avoid some feelings for awhile. This may be the way you are deciding to cope right now. The grieving process takes a long time. Judging yourself and having unrealistic expectations for yourself emotionally is going to interfere with your ability to process these emotions and honor your grandmother's memory the way you may want.

SInce you are also describing this as a bombshell on you, you may need to reach out for more support. It should not all be on you and you may gain a lot of strength by leaning an those around you- friends, family, support groups, etc. I wish you well.

Natalia on June 13, 2012:

Hi, Ive recently lost my grandma I had a dream that her head chopped off repeatly every night so far ! And it felt so real. And now my grandpa is in the hospital and his not making it ! Is she mad that i haven't grieved yet ...! And now it's all starting to bomb shell on me :-(

Sue B. (author) on June 12, 2012:

recalling dreams from when you are 5 and 6 are difficult. Our concepts of time at this age are also much different. Your recurring dreams of your father sound like they were a way in which you are bargaining to have get him back and processing that you cannot get him back, that he is gone, and moving towards acceptance.

Infection of the throat sounds like a double symbol- both throat and infections can be equated to taking in negative/harmful ideas/thoughts. Have you had negative thinking or beliefs that are harming our life? This dream may be telling you that you need to re-evaluate what you allow to influence you, what you decide to take in, and what you follow/believe just because.

nish on June 10, 2012:

thanx dear, honestly that what all my friends say as well.. dreams could never indicate an actuall death of the dreamer,, myths i would say

Sue B. (author) on June 10, 2012:


Thank you for sharing the Islamic Dream Interpretation perspective. I personally always caution anyone about believing the content of a dream from a literal sense. Dreams are usually metaphors for something going on emotionally, spiritually, psychologically for the dreamer.

I try to look at dreams from a practical sense- which interpretation of the dream is most helpful to the dreamer? If you learn you will die on a certain date and have no way to avoid it, how is this useful to you? Actually, it can do more harm than good if you begin to react negatively to this information.

I have found that anyone sharing dreams of death and dying with me (a lot of people share their dreams with me but this is not everyone of course) begin to identify areas of their life that are neglected, threatened or cut off in some way. Once we let go of the fear that the dream is forewarning us of our own death, it can help us understand that we are feeling a threat towards an emotional-type death, a spiritual death, etc.

Regardless, I think dreams of death are something to pay attention to and could be highlighting a danger-- I personally would consider actual physical danger last.

Rebekah on June 09, 2012:

My father passed away around the time that I was five or six. I always used to have dreams of saving him from the sunrise-- finding the key to a gate at an old, blessed house we lived in when I was a child. I needed to find the key to release him before the sun was rising, but somehow I got to the gate with barely enough time one day, and opened the gate, and he stood in shining light, smiling kindly upon me, but I knew he was going, and that I couldn't bring him back. I'm not completely sure but this felt like a recurring dream-- one I believe I had before my father passed and maybe asked him about but never asked my mother if I told her of it beforehand.

13 years later, I find myself dreaming of him for the first time since those dreams. I'm not sure why, or how he was involved in my dream-- but I dreamed I had terrible strep throat, and that when I looked in my throat (i think from third person view) the white parts were oosing out of my tonsils. This can't be good, but I can't find anything on strep... Only that our throats are very vulnerable and I may be in some way feeling vulnerable or be aware of someone else's vulnerability. Can you help me clarify?

NISH on June 08, 2012:

A.. If a dead person tells the dreamer, “You will die on such or such date,” he is to be believed.

B.. A dead person telling the dreamer that a given person has died suddenly or will die: Dangerous dream for both the dreamer and the person whose name was mentioned. Either of them or both might pass away...


sadie on June 08, 2012:

Thank you xxx

Sue B. (author) on June 07, 2012:


I have never come across a dream where the dream actually did indicate the physical death of the dreamer or relative. I believe it is possible for this to occur but it is not my area.

Sue B. (author) on June 07, 2012:


I have noticed those grieving a very close loved one often want to dream of them and feel they somehow have a block and cannot.

You have a lot of emotions to process. Keep in mind, we have 5-8 dreams a night. I am assuming you are dreaming of him but not recalling the dreams. This is typical when the loss and painful emotions are so early and raw. As you come to terms with the loss, I think it is more likely you will recall more dreams and be a bit more conscious of your dreams of him.

sadie on June 07, 2012:

I lost my partner only 12 weeks ago, since he passed i have wanted to dream of him so badly and when it never happened i got so upset. The other night i dreamnt he was singing to me, I cant remember the songs though, I have not had anything since and it upsets me so much,do u think i am not ready to dream of him yet xx thanks xx

Nish on June 07, 2012:

Hi! In your opninion is there any kind of a dream of the dead or wotsoever type which would indicate maybe a death of the dreamer or a relative?? If so, what kind of a dream would indicate that??

Sue B. (author) on June 06, 2012:


In general, receiving messages that a loved one is going to die soon usually reflect the dreamer's fear of death or losing a loved one. Does this relative have a specific significance to you? Many times our relatives reflect not a person but a character trait. Are you losing something within yourself that relates to your relative? Is your relationship with this relative dying in some way?

sunit on June 06, 2012:

thanks.. last one.. my late father over the mobile breaking the news of a relative dead.. please note my relative still alive.

Sue B. (author) on June 05, 2012:


It sounds like your dreams involve mourning and grieving. You may be dealing with the loss of not regaining contact with someone who was a part of your childhood. Pictures often relate to nostalgia and our memories of the past. It sounds like he is representing something for you that is important and that you need to connect with within you. What have you lost and how is this dream in some way fulfilling something for you?

Sue B. (author) on June 05, 2012:


This dream sounds like it may relate to you not being in touch with parts of who you are. The aunt you don't recognize sounds like it is a part of you somewhat disowned. She has surgery (why does she need fixing?) which kills her. Since you tell the surgeons what to do, is it possible you are overcontrolling your life in some way and this has been harmful to you?

The friend handing you keys may show you that you have control over the direction you take although you cannot see right now how to get to where eyou need to be.

The people divided in two groups may relate to you- are you divided? do you need to get in touch with yourself more?

Vanesaam on June 05, 2012:

Hi ; umm i've been dreaming this this long time family friend , my mom use to take care of him and his two sisters . And well I was 2 when my parents moved & we lost contact ! But he was like my big brother , my mom use to & still talks about him of how he use to take care of me & etc... But the last time I saw him was at his funeral ... But now I keep dreaming him .. My first dream was that I was receiving his ashses from his mom & sisters & they were showing me his trophies , pictures all of his stuff that had belonged to him . And my second dream was just recent ; i was talking to him but it was my birthday , but he was telling me oh here i made this for you & and it was pictures of me when I was a little girl with his sisters and him . (& my mom once told me that they always took pictures of me) but he was giving it to me as a birthday present & when I started crying when i saw it .. (but my

birthday it's till sept 8 & his birthday is 20 after mine)

I want to know what does my dream mean ??

Sue B. (author) on June 05, 2012:

Sunit- it sounds like you know your dream is reflecting your fears of dying and death. It sounds like your fear is also creeping into your comment. I do not think your dream is warning you that you will die next month but I have a feeling you may not fully believe that until after next month :)

Sue B. (author) on June 05, 2012:

kp2025- perhaps the pregnancy is a symbol of a new potential of something- personal growth? a success? a relationship?

kp2025 on June 05, 2012:

I recently dreamt that my dead mother was telling me someone in my presence that she was pregnant. I know for a fact she wasn't. what could it mean?

Sunit on June 05, 2012:

Thanx.. 1. I was missing my uncle alot before I had that dream... 2.. I always have had a subconcious mind about being carefull of dreaming about the dead especially when if they hug u tightly or etc etc.. 3.. Main point,, over a few years now, I have been leaving in fear of dying and death.. Could this be the reason for the dream??? Or does it really mean my uncle wants me next month??? Kindly advice..

Jennifer on June 04, 2012:

Okay so this does say a lot about my dream but I want to know for sure.. Last night I had a dream that my aunt was having surgery and I told them where to cut her stomach and she died , then I felt guilty and scared but when I kept looking at her face she did not look familiar at all never seen her in. My life. Then when I was getting out my friend was outside holding my keys to a vehicle which I didn't see .. And instead I just kept walkin to the house next door and the lights where turned off and there were people divided in two groups just looking down not saying not even moving ! But I did saw another aunt in a white dress ..then I woke up scared :(

Sue B. (author) on June 04, 2012:

Death of a loved one is a hard loss to accept. Since you lost someone recently, it sounds like you are processing your feelings and the loss within your dreams.

Seeing that the deceased have not actually died can relate to your struggle to accept the death. Do you forget he has passed sometimes? It may not feel real right now. Seeing him as not fully dead in a dream may relate to not fully accepting his death.

The book sounds like it could relate to not being able to obtain important information. Also, since this dream relates to his siblings who are likely having a harder time with the death, it may also relate to you feeling like you are not on the same page as someone else.

Dreams like this are often healthy and help you fully process the death so you can accept it and find closure.

Sue B. (author) on June 04, 2012:

Hi Sunit,

As you can see from other comments, many people have this experience. Death is probably one of our top fears. To explore the meaning of this dream, ask yourself what your uncle could represent for you? Since he was inside a room, perhaps you are exploring something, an aspect of self, that has been closed to you up until now.

To me, it sounds like you might be grappling with an aspect of your unconscious that needs to be expressed and is haunting you. Is there a trait of your uncle's you have repressed? Do you feel threatened if this aspect is expressed? it is important to strike a balance with all aspects of self. If we express one part of ourselves and silence others, it can often feel as though we are killing of this aspect of self. In this dream, you may have quieted one aspect of self by "killing" it yet it threatens your current identity. Perhaps you can find a way to satisfy both needs.

Sue B. (author) on June 04, 2012:


I think you should read dreaming of an ex

it sounds like you are working through feelings of letting your ex go and are still clinging to something within the relationship. He is alive yet the relationship is "dead" in some ways. It sounds like you may need closure so you can be at peace with this ending of a relationship and move forward.

Sue B. (author) on June 04, 2012:


thank you for sharing your dream. Dreaming someone is telling you that you will die soon can be very scary. It is important to look at the dream from many angles to get its full meaning.

Death in dreams is often not a true physical death at all. Death can relate to the ending of one chapter of our lives and the beginning of another. Death can also relate to entering the unknown, such as something within our unconscious. Is there something you need to put to rest? Do you need to move to the next stage in life in some way? Do you need a spiritual transformation?

Your grandmother sounds like she is part of your unconscious now. Perhaps she relates to a higher self, a wise self for you.

If I had this dream, I would ask myself why I'm having this dream now. What is going on for you that is significant? Recurring dreams often mean you are not getting the dream's message. Since you are fearing you will die soon yet are still having the dreams, I would search for a different meaning.

This dream sounds like it relates to becoming more aware of your unconsciousness. The forest, speaking with the deceased and dying often relate to the unconscious.

It is interesting you give excuses for why you cannot go. Why aren't you being honest and telling her directly what you want- that you do not want to die? Why aren't you asking her where she wants to bring you and want you need to get out of it?

It sounds like your fears and your literal interpretation of this dream is blocking you from receiving an important message.

Good luck!

shedryl peralta on June 04, 2012:


my uncle passed away 2 wks ago.and it's been two days now that i've been dreaming of him. my first dream was about him in his coffin and calling the attention of his brother coz my uncle is not placed properly in his coffin. and when the coffin was opened i saw that he had no shoes on, and he wriggled his toes. my second dream was still about his wake and that his brothers and sister was there except for my mom who is also his sister. then i was also handed a book which was book marked on that particular page. but that book was accidentally closed and when i opened it again to that bookmarked page, it wasn't the page that i saw. i kept on looking for that page but it was already missing. what could it mean?

Sunit on June 04, 2012:

Dreamt of my dead uncle. Heard his voice calling me inside a room.. I refused to go in and he eventually came out... Told me he was fine and lonely as ever.. Then told me I should not worry too much as he will take me with him very soon.. Asked him when he said July.. Freaky.. Please explain

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