Dreams about Death and Dying
BOYFRIEND IS KILLED AND EVERYONE DIES—THE DREAM: I dreamed that me and my boyfriend moved to Japan. Someone killed him in our house, and I ran around looking for help. I find help then try to run into the neighborhood, but the killer puts me into a coma and kills everyone. As I return to our house, he kills me and I wake up.FELT HOW: Scared and felt pain.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: My boyfriend and I are going our separate ways soon. STORY LINE: A witness to a destruction tries to get help but is also destroyed. SYMBOLS:Move to Japan: Finding oneself in foreign territory; metaphor for a new and very different situation.Death: Generally a symbol for change.Trying to Get Help: Trying to change a situation, trying to turn things around.A Coma: An unconscious state; metaphor for not living in reality or ignoring reality.WHAT IT MEANS:In real life you are breaking up with your boyfriend and are about to go through a lot of changes, because of that. Yet the story shows someone trying to ward off the evil and the agent of change - the murderer (as a metaphor for an agent of agent). The dream says that, ready or not, your life is changing. You can try to resist or try to hope that the relationship stays together but the dream tells you that it won’t work. You can’t hold onto your boyfriend or prevent other changes.BOTTOM LINE: The dream invites you to accept what is and go with the flow. GIVING MY CONDOLENCES—THE DREAM: In my dream, my ex husband's uncle passed away of a stroke. I don’t talk to the wife but had to give her my deepest condolences for her loss. I cried in my dream; I don’t even talk to my ex husband.FELT HOW: SadMAIN LIFE ISSUES: Don’t want to depend on others.STORY LINE: After a tragedy, someone reconnects with and consoles others.SYMBOLS:Death: Often a symbol of change, transition, tragedy, and endings.Having a Stroke: A health condition, a sudden bad event.Uncle: Someone with whom you are affiliated yet not always close.Ex husband: Symbol of someone from your past, possibly someone to whom you owe amends or need to forgive in order to move on.Condolences: An expression of understanding, sharing pain.Crying: In this case, a way of expressing your sadness and grief.WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:The dream suggests that someone around you may need words of kindness and consolation. Or, since dreams are usually about the dreamer, you may be the one who needs kindness and consolation. The message speaks of a need to console, communicate, and reach out. BOTTOM LINE: You may want to be independent, which is good, but even a positive trait can become extreme. The dream invites you to be in touch with others, perhaps those from whom you have distanced yourself. To feel loved, we need others. That is part of life. TWO DREAMS ABOUT MY DEAD BROTHER: About two years ago I had a dream of my late brother. He was lying on a bed in our old house, it’s been five years since I've lived there. In the dream he is alive and breathing, then all of a sudden, he falls off the table. I start crying and freaking out.Today I dreamed I was with my father and mother who have been divorced for five years. My father wants to show me something. Even though I was upset about something, I go with him. He pulls back a curtain, revealing a long, narrow room full of my brother’s things. I touch a pair of my brother’s light tan pants and begin to cry, feeling hysterical. The hurt felt real.FELT HOW: Sad, hurt and empty.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: My brother took his life and I found him.STORY LINE: A connection to a past loved one brings a lot of pain.SYMBOLS:Seeing dead brother: In this case, the actual person.Brother falling off table: Unstable; shows that at the time, your brother was in an unstable emotional period, which let to his death.Pulling back a curtain: A curtain is often a symbol of a separation between this life and the next; hence, seeing the beyond.A long and narrow room: A place beyond; a storage location.Brother’s tan pants: Reminder of closeness to a loved one. Feeling hysterical: Intense emotional reaction; bringing up emotions related to a traumatic incident. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:The first dream is about a visit by your brother to tell you he is fine in eternity, and still loves you; he wanted you to know he is okay.The second dream brings up the painful feelings about what happened to your brother and as a message to deal with those feelings of pain, which still linger. Pain that you hold inside does not heal and can create unexpected effects, like closing off the ability to love or to trust. Your brother may have inspired the dream from the other side, stirring up memories as a nudge to get you to heal the emotions of a very painful experience and loss.BOTTOM LINE: At age twenty-two, don’t be reluctant to find a counselor to talk to about the loss; a trusted counselor can help. A FRIEND’S DEAD BROTHER VISITS—THE DREAM: I had a dream where my friend's late brother visited me. I was at a table with my friend, her late brother and her other brother. I told the late brother not to worry and that I was taking care of his sister (my friend). The late brother smiled at me, was happy and then we gave each other a high five. Please help me to interpret. ThanksFELT HOW: At peaceLIFE ISSUES: NoneSTORY LINE: Someone receives a visit from a loved dead person.WHAT IT MEANS:Some dreams are not dreams, they are actual experiences remembered as a dream because a dream is the only form of memory during sleep. This was an actual visit to say thank you for caring for his sister. BOTTOM LINE: Many believe the soul lives on after death, and that a person can occasionally visit loved ones. Love is eternal. REVIVING MY DEAD BROTHER—THE DREAM: In real life, my little brother died about nineteen years ago when he, my mother and I were in a car accident the day before his first birthday. My mom told me years down the road that his autopsy showed he had a brain tumor, as well.In my dream I see my little brother, he looks like a preemie baby, weighing no more than four pounds and is laying in a wooden coffin. He looked like he was sleeping, so I picked him up and he came back to life. As he was smiling, his teeth were filled with dirt and his real teeth were replaced with fake ones from the autopsy. I also found an MRI in the coffin that showed his brain tumor. When I put him down, he started to die, so I wrap him in a white blanket and take care of him. Others in my family don’t show excitement that my brother is alive, as if they expected it from me and they leave me to fend for myself. The baby sleeps with a smile on his face, in my arms.FELT HOW: Shaken, sad to see disturbing details.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: No job, car, friends, but looking forward to the future with my fiancé; age 23.STORY LINE: Something without life or potential is given life by love and sustained by love.SYMBOLS:Death: A metaphor for change; in this case, your new life with your fiancé.Little brother: Actual person who passed on; also, a symbol for someone who needs love and is sustained by love. Brother came back to life: Actual visit from deceased brother; and, a metaphor to show that love gives life.Teeth filled with dirt: Teeth as mouth and symbol of communication; dirt as showing what is dusted off and cleared, due to love.Teeth as real or fake: Real versus fake in a dream indicates choices; symbol of evaluating what is important, what is real. In this case, love is shown as the only thing that’s real, and revives all.Wrap baby in white blanket: The color white as a fresh start, a new beginning in your life. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS: This dream works at two levels.At one level, it’s a story about something without a life or potential that is given new life by love and sustained by love. That is the story of where you are at; your life is revived by love and will be sustained by the love as you create a marriage and a new life. Because of love, You will have a life and everything you need.At another level, some dreams are not dreams, they are actual experiences remembered as a dream, because a dream is the only form of memory we have, while asleep. Many believe that the soul lives on and that a person who has passed on can occasionally visit their loved ones. Since there is so much literal detail in the dream about your little brother, such as the MRI and brain tumor, it makes me think that he (now grown up as a soul) came to visit you from beyond, to let you know he loves you, looks after you, and is there for you.BOTTOM LINE: Loved ones who have passed on sometimes act as guardian angels once in a while, and certainly send love. Your brother sent you a message that he lives on in you, and that love is what makes everything real and makes everything work. You have found love with your fiancé and will have a new life. I SEE MY DEAD FATHER—THE DREAM: I saw myself coming back from work and going into a different house than mine. As soon as I stepped inside, I saw my father sitting on the stairs. He had tears in his eyes as he looked at me and I started crying, too. My dad never used to cry, he is the most fearless person I knew. He died a couple of years ago. FELT HOW: I felt his presence and felt helplessness.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Separation from my husband and my father's murder.STORY LINE: Someone deeply reconnects with a loved one.SYMBOLS:Coming home from work: Putting normal chores aside.An unfamiliar house: A new location, new horizons; in this case, a place where one can connect with loved ones who have died.Stairs: Stairs as a metaphor for what is above, like heaven, where deceased loved ones go.A teardrop: An expression of deep feelings.Gazing at me: A connection; the eyes as the window of the soul, and as such, a soul connection.Fearless, courageous: Someone who is an example of how to meet difficult circumstances, such as dreamer is experiencing. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:Some dreams are not dreams, they are actual experiences that you remember as a dream because a dream is the only form of memory while asleep. Many believe the soul lives on and a person can at times visit.Though your dad left in a tragic way, the teardrop showed happiness as he reconnected with you. He wants you to know that he lives on and still loves you and wants you to be okay. The visit was likely also a reminder of the example he passed on, of being fearless, traits you need now to handle a difficult situation.BOTTOM LINE: Life goes on and love is eternal. Cherish your father’s visit and carry his strength into your life.
DEAD FATHER HELPS ME—THE DREAM: I dreamed my husband was gone a lot and my father kept doing things that my husband would do to help me. I couldn't see my father but I knew it was him.FELT HOW: Confused. LIFE ISSUES: My father has been dead for six years.STORY LINE: A loved one is not around to help but another steps in to help.SYMBOL: Father: Can be actual father or metaphor for a woman’s strengths.WHAT IT MEANS:If you need help and are not getting it, e.g. for house or emotional support, the dream suggests you look around for other sources of help for what your husband does not provide. OR, if you’ve been feeling helpless, a father or husband in a dream can be a symbol for your own strength. In that case, the dream suggests that you remember what the values your father taught you and draw on that to find the strength you need. BOTTOM LINE: It’s also possible your father visited you from the spirit world to remind you that you are still very loved and that from the other side, he is doing all he can to help you and keep an eye on you. DEAD FATHER COMES BACK TO LIFE—THE DREAM:I was sitting in the house with my family, a few days after my dad’s funeral. A weird truck pulls up and someone gets out; it’s my dad. I start screaming, then my mom starts screaming. He comes into the house and all hug and kiss him, then he has to go to the hospital. Everyone leaves to go to the hospital. I have to go to work, so I try to find someone to work for me. No one believes me when I tell them my dad is back to life, so I start punching people in the face. I go to the hospital and no one believes me. We find his room; it’s in the basement, beside the morgue.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Having to deal with my father’s death because he killed himself.FELT HOW: Mad, sad, happy.STORY LINE: Someone in pain is surprised and happy to get a visit from a loved one they thought they would never see again but is distressed that others don’t get it.SYMBOL: Dream visit from loved one who died: Death is often a symbol about change; however, seeing someone in a dream soon after they die can be an actual event.WHAT IT MEANS:Having to deal with your father's death as an eighteen year old and the painful way in which he died is a huge challenge. This dream is different from most dreams about death. Many believe that souls live on and that some dreams are not dreams, they are actual events you remember as a dream because a dream is the only vehicle of memory when asleep. This was a visit from your dad who loved you very much and after he passed on, saw you in pain and wanted you to see he is alive at a soul level. The dream message also points out that few believe he actually visited you in spirit or that it could happen. BOTTOM LINE: Your dad came to you in a dream to let you know he is okay, is finding healing and strength on the other side, and that he loves you and wants you to be okay. DREAM OF FATHER WHO DIED RECENTLY—THE DREAM:I saw my father who died a few months ago in a dream. I was sleeping and felt pressure on my body and suddenly saw a white light behind me. Slowly I realized I could see my dad's shadow (hair and profile). He held my hand and I could feel his touch. I said “Daddy” and he held my hand tighter.Suddenly I see a small girl about 3 or 4 years old whose face was not fully visible; she was wearing a blue jacket with a hood and her face was covered by the hood. She was moving randomly by my bedside and said, " My name is Krishna M and I am from...” I ask her to sit but she says no. Then my dad, the girl and the white light disappear. I felt really good.FELT HOW: Felt better after the dream.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: I cannot accept the fact that my Dad is not with us. Me and my mom were with him in the hospital and saw him died.STORY LINE: Someone reconnects with a loved one and feels uplifted.SYMBOLS:Dead father: In this case, the actual person.White light, bright light: Symbol of spirit, the great beyond.Little girl named Krishna: Krishna as love; symbol of being loved. Dad and light disappear: A visit ends after a blessing was given.Face covered by hood: A metaphor for the other side, where not all can be seen. Girl moving by my bedside: What is near and yet in flux.WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:Some dreams are not dreams; they are actual experiences remembered as a dream because a dream is the only form of memory while asleep. Many believe the soul lives on and that a person can occasionally visit loved ones. It sounds like an actual visit; your dad wants you to know he is well, happy and still loves you very much.Seeing a white or bright light in a dream often indicates a connection to the afterlife or spiritual dimension. The little girl saying the name Krishna was a metaphor for “Love” since Krishna is the god of love and happiness in Hindu tradition; it represents a message that your dad loves you.BOTTOM LINE: The fact that you felt very happy after the dream tells you it was a true connection with your dad. DEAD FATHER WARNS DAUGHTER—THE DREAM: My sister had a dream that she was in church and my late father told her to warn me that I’m playing with fire.STORY LINE: Someone receives a warning not to take risks.SYMBOLS:Church: A spiritual place; a place to review one’s path in life.Father: Actual person or symbol of one’s strength. Warning: A heads up about something that needs your attention.Fire: Something that can be helpful or destructive. Playing with Fire: A saying that suggests someone is taking risks that could be destructive. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:The dream sounds like a direct message about not taking risks that could lead to unwanted consequences. The question is whether the dream message is for your sister or for you. Even though in her dream your father says the message is for you, sometimes the dreamer does not want to "own" a negative message and "cloaks" it, so that in her dream, you are a symbol of herself.To determine who the message is for, see who may be taking risks that could lead to unwanted consequences such as unprotected sex, cheating in some way or a habit such as drugs or drinking too much that could get out of hand.BOTTOM LINE: Whoever is taking risks that could lead to self-destruction or pain to self or others, which is who the message is for.
DEAD FRIEND VISITS—THE DREAM: One of my friends actually got hit by a car and died last year. I keep having dreams that we are in school and I see her. I say, "Hey" to her, and she says it back. Every time I see her, I’m talking to her as if she is still alive. FELT HOW: Concerned. Are my family and friends going to be okay? MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Loved ones. STORY LINE: Someone connects with loved one they thought could not connect with. SYMBOLS:In school: Past associations; the school of life.Saying "Hi": Connecting, communicating.WHAT IT MEANS:Your family and friends are going to be fine. The dream is about saying hello to a real friend who died. Some people believe that when someone dies, they can come and visit to say hello, once in a while. You may have been feeling pain over what happened, so she comes by, in a dream, to tell you that she is fine in another place, like heaven, and give you comfort. BOTTOM LINE: As a friend, she wants you to be okay, and for you to know that she is okay. On the other side where she is now, people have activities just as your do. They learn new things, develop hobbies and spend time with loved ones.
DEAD HUSBAND LEAVES HIS FAMILY TO DIE—THE DREAM: I dreamed that my dead spouse came back as an angel and then left me and our two young children to die.FELT HOW: Scared, confused, hurt. As I woke up my heart was racing and I couldn't catch my breath. MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Two years before my husband died, he had an affair and left me and our two children. Eventually he came back, claiming he made a mistake, and we spent the next two years trying to mend our marriage. Then he died in a tragic car accident. I have not dreamed about him in a long time. I recently remarried. STORY LINE: Someone in an exalted state touches base and leaves.SYMBOLS:Death: Generally a symbol for change, huge change.Leaving us to die: Metaphor for willingness to move on; letting his former family change and have their new life. Dead spouse: The actual person; or, can be the memory of your previous husband and your previous life, which, since you have remarried, you are leaving behind. In this case, a symbol of what is left behind. Dead husband leaves me: Someone moves on, lets others live their lives.Left us to die: A metaphor for allowing changes to take place, in this case, blessing your new life with your new husband.Husband comes back as an angel: Angel as symbol of exalted state of mind and spirit; shows husband has a new and better awareness, in spirit.WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:The dream brings up memories of your past marriage which may be surfacing as you begin life with your new husband. Like digesting a heavy meal, the dream lets you work through past feelings and let them go. On the other hand, on occasion a loved one who has died can appear in a dream as an actual visit that is remembered as a dream. In this case, the visit shows you receiving a blessing from your former husband. With death as a symbol of change, leaving you and the children to die is a metaphor for him wanting you to move forward.BOTTOM LINE: The dream is about letting go of the past and embracing your new life.
DEAD MOTHER VISITS—THE DREAM: My dead mother was standing at the other end of the driveway, watching me talk to two young teenage girls as I tell them how great they look. It takes place outside the home where I grew up.FELT HOW: Good.LIFE ISSUES: Unemployed.STORY LINE: A deceased loved one watches someone give positive feedback to young ones.SYMBOLS:Positive Feedback: Giving support and nurturing.Childhood House: Familiar place where one felt safe and loved.Driveway: Where going out into the world starts from.WHAT IT MEANS:Some dreams are actual experiences remembered as a dream because a dream is the only form of memory at night. Many believe the soul lives on and that a person may occasionally visit loved ones. This sounds like an actual visit by your mother, who may have wanted to comfort you during a difficult time.The dream is also a story of giving support and encouragement to young ones. That may be a reminder of how your mother encouraged you when you were young and if you have skills with children, it may be a suggestion to look for work as a teacher or in some other area with young ones.BOTTOM LINE: The dream comes as encouragement and support. A VISIT FROM TWO DEAD MEN—THE DREAM: I saw my father's face smiling at me; he was very happy. My father has passed away. Then there was a guy I used to like who wanted to be my boyfriend but nothing happened with us. He died at a young age. I came over to my father; they looked at me and smiled.LIFE ISSUES: Worried about my job and not making sufficient money.FELT HOW: Felt very happy. A great feeling of love stayed with me the entire day. I can still feel the love.STORY LINE: Someone is reminded of being greatly loved. SYMBOL: Man: In a woman's dream, can symbolize her strength. WHAT IT MEANS:Some dreams are not dreams, but actual experiences remembered as dreams because dreams are the only vehicle of memory we have while asleep. In this dream your father came to remind you that you are loved, giving love and encouragement that you need at a challenging time. The same was true for the young man you once knew. At the same time, a man in a woman’s dream can represent her own strength as a metaphor of to get through current challenges. BOTTOM LINE: The dream reminds you that are loved and puts you in touch with your own strength.
DEAD SISTER DIES IN MY ARMS—THE DREAM: My sister died of cancer a few months ago. Last night I had a dream that my sister and I were in a parking garage. She started to get light headed and fell into my arms, and then died in my arms.FELT HOW: Shocked.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Sister’s death.STORY LINE: Someone reconnects with a loved one and relives a painful event.SYMBOLS:Parking Garage: A storage place.Death: Transition, change.WHAT IT MEANS:Some dreams are not dreams, they are actual experiences remembered as a dream because a dream is our only form of memory at night. Many believe the soul lives on after death, and a person can, at times, visit loved ones. BOTTOM LINE: Your sister wants you to know she is alive in another realm. and that she loves you and is with you, at times.DREAMER’S FEEDBACK: Thank you.
DEADLY VIRUS INFECTS THE WORLD—THE DREAM:(Dreamed in 2015, long before the 2020 Pandemic)I am running down a back road made of gravel. I need to get to my family fast so I steal a white pick up truck at a construction area. As I drive very fast, I call my wife and tell her I’ll be there soon. I warn her not to go outside because everyone is infected with some sort of virus that makes you die in a matter of minutes or hours. She tells me that she and the children are already infected. I get home and there are many strangers there with my family. My wife tells me I'm too late, my daughter has died. I feel angry that the world is infected by this virus, and see it is the beginning of the end for all mankind.FELT HOW: Anger, felt scared and sad.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Financial issues, worry about bills.STORY LINE: Someone tries to outrun a disaster but can’t and sees how it affects everyone.SYMBOL: Deadly Virus: Extreme danger that affects everyone; in this dream, a metaphor for the economy which is in bad shape at this time.WHAT IT MEANS:The dream mirrors how scary life feels about earnings, as if everything you want to protect is in danger. Your anxiety is based on a real issue, the economy, and the dream points out how it affects everyone. Dreams exaggerate to make a point and this one shows your extreme pessimism which makes you very scared. It is an emotional meter to indicate that your anxiety is high, inviting you to scale it down. BOTTOM LINE: The dream is about society's economic situation and your reactions to it, showing that your reactions are not helping you. Your strength and love are the most important gifts you can give loved ones.
DEATH OF A SIX YEAR OLD CHILD—THE DREAM: The dream is about my little cousin who is six; I love him more than life itself. I dreamed he was on a holiday and disappeared; his nana was with him and didn't keep an eye on him for five minutes. In the dream I’m in a hospital where my cousin’s mom just gave birth to a daughter and at the same time, we learn my cousin is dead. I was crying and heartbroken. I swore the baby girl who had just been born would never replace him. EVER.FELT HOW: Horrible. I woke up crying and heartbroken.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: In college. Graduating in a year and half. Anxious about job prospects, not sure about grad school, no idea what will do in life. STORY LINE: Something precious ends as something new begins. SYMBOLS:Death: The ultimate change; a necessary change; generally a symbol for endings and change.Birth: A symbol for beginnings.Cousin’s Mom: Someone who at gains something yet loses something in great pain; a metaphor for the dreamer. A New Baby: A long term commitment. Cousin: Who you love; symbol of the ideals that motive and inspire you. Swear Never to Replace Him: Resolving to stay true to yourself.WHAT IT MEANS:The dream is not about your little cousin. The story shows a sudden ending that happens at the same time as a new beginning, linked to the same person. As you contemplate your future, the dream tells you that as one part of your life will end (college), another will begin. The reference to a six-year old may suggest that you remain in school for six years (e.g. B.A. plus an M.A.); the death represents the end of six years of studies, while the new baby girl is your rebirth into an adult life and a long term career.BOTTOM LINE: Finishing college and going out into the world is a major transition, like death, yet also a joyous beginning, like birth. The dream tells you to stop worrying about your future; all will be fine. You’ll figure it out.
DEATH OF MY THREE YEAR OLD SON—THE DREAM: I have three recurring dreams about death.1. My dog runs out in the road and gets hit by a car. I go to check on him and when I turn him over it is my 3 year old son - Dead. 2. I am driving in the car with my son in the back, we go round a bend and clip the curb, the car rolls and we end up on the side, I am paralyzed cannot turn to check on my son. He is silent. The ambulance comes and pronounces him dead. 3. My son is holding his pet rabbit, holding him so tight that his insides are coming out of his mouth and his bottom. Each time I wake up and shoot out of bed. STORY LINE/S: (One Story Line for Each Dream): 1. Someone sees a loved creature go into dangerous territory and meet an unexpected catastrophe.2. Someone transporting something they love which is under their care meet an unexpected crises, which leads to the destruction of loved one, who they cannot help. This dream implies an accident or carelessness, a lack of attention that leads to clipping a corner. It also brings up the question, What are you cutting corners with that could make something go wrong (e.g. cutting back staff at work).3. Someone goes overboard with something good and unintentionally ruins it.SYMBOLS:Death: Generally a symbol of drastic change or news.Son: Can be a symbol of the dreamer. Accident and hit by a Car: An unexpected, negative turn of events.I am paralyzed: Someone is unable to react and help self or others; can indicate an inability on part of the dreamer to act in difficult circumstances. Pet rabbit: Something loved yet delicate and vulnerable.Holding rabbit too tight: Trying to hold on to something too much; can indicate that the dreamer needs to back off and let go in some circumstance, give another breathing space.Rabbit’s insides coming out: Something is being destroyed by being held too tight; a metaphor that too much of a good thing can have negative consequences, in this case, being in another’s grip too tight is not good for them.WHAT DREAM MEANS:A dream that repeats has an important message and all three dreams say have the same message about an unexpected turn of events that leads to catastrophe and destruction of something valued and cherished. Sometimes a child’s age is a relates to something else in your life that is three years old other such as a job or a relationship.BOTTOM LINE: Figure out what is being held too tight and who is doing the holding. The dream talks about a need to back off to save something precious and vulnerable. Sometimes less is more.DREAMER’S INPUT: Many thanks. DAUGHTER DIES IN MY ARMS —THE DREAM: I had a dream that my daughter had died in my arms. I felt terrified and scared. My daughter is seven years old.STORY LINE: Someone is confronted with a drastic loss.SYMBOLS:Death: Often a symbol of drastic change or news.Daughter: Can be a symbol of self with daughter’s traits or attitudes as ones you need or have. Seven years of age: When you see a number in a dream, it often has significance, such as the number of years in a job, home or city. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:Most dreams about death signify change and your daughter may be a symbol for some part of yourself or your life that is on the verge of changing. On occasion such a dream can be a literal ESP indication, but that is rare.BOTTOM LINE: Take a look at a circumstance in work, relationships attitudes or goals that might have been a part of your life for about seven years, that could be on the verge of drastic change that would feel like a loss as the most likely dream message.
MY SON WAS KILLED—THE DREAM: In my dream, my son has been killed.STORY LINE: Someone observes a drastic ending.SYMBOLS:Death: Generally a symbol for drastic change or unpleasant news.Son: Can be symbol of self or a project or circumstance that is about the same age as the son. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:Death in general is a symbol for change and the dream suggests a change is lining up for you or someone around you. That can be a change at work, in a relationship, or an illness. However, the dream is not likely about your son.BOTTOM LINE: The dream is a heads up about an unpleasant change you may not be expecting, trying to prepare you for the shock.
SUDDEN DEATH OF SON—THE DREAM: I had a dream that my son died in an airplane crash.FELT HOW: Very sad and upset.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: I am depressed.STORY LINE: It's a story about a great loss that causes deep pain.SYMBOLS:Son: A loved one; can be the actual person or a symbol for a special person who has been the object of one’s time and affection.Death: Generally a symbol for change or loss; a huge change.Sudden death: An unexpected and painful experience. Dream that my son died: Death as change; a painful end or change associated with a special person; loss of someone special. Airplane: What can rise above; an attempt to rise above an issue.A plane crash: A tragedy; metaphor for not rising to the occasion.WHAT IT MEANS:Although we pre-dream everything of importance that happens to us, unless your son is pilot or flies frequently, the dream is not an actual warning about your son. Currently a main issue is depression; the dream is telling you that your bottomed-out feelings go back to a loss that caused pain, such as the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one. BOTTOM LINE: The dream is trying to put you in touch with feelings related to a painful loss as the root of your depression. It hints that you need to deal with those feelings to restore your strength and happiness. YOUNG SON DIES—THE DREAM:I dreamed my current two year old son who is about to turn three, died as an infant and there are flash backs of his funeral. I was crying to my mother saying, "I knew he’d die at a young age". She was comforting me but at the same time, I was pregnant with another baby, about six to seven months along.FELT HOW: Devastated and helpless.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Trying to get pregnant; I have a son who is turning three.STORY LINE: Something precious comes to an end.SYMBOL: Death: An intense change or painful news. WHAT IT MEANS:The dream is not about your three year old son. Though you pre-dream everything important that happens, most dreams about death are symbolic. The dream may be a message about something that will not work out such as a work issue or the end of a friendship. Or, it may hint you will get pregnant (since you are trying to) but you may have a miscarriage. Should that happen, the dream comes to prepare and strengthen you, to lessen the shock. BOTTOM LINE: Nothing is written in stone; if the dream is about a pregnancy that ends, a later one may work out perfectly. MOTHER DIES OF CANCER—THE DREAM: In real life my mother died from cancer two years ago. I the dream my mother is sick with cancer and progressively dying and after her death, I attend her funeral. The dream happens almost every day in different places and backgrounds, but she still gets sick, dies and there is always a funeral.FELT HOW: Sad.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: I am unhappily married (age 23) and depressed.STORY LINE: Someone sees a condition that gets worst and leads to a painful end.SYMBOLS: Mother: Someone who loves and supports; in this dream, a symbol of a painful loss.Cancer: A serious, bad condition; something that needs a lot of help.Dying: Death as a drastic change and/or loss.Funeral: Acknowledging and accepting an ending; a time to grieve.WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:Some dreams about loved ones who have passed on can be actual visits from the beyond but this dream is about you. The story describes what your marriage feels like and tells you that if things continue on their current track, the relationship will end. The reference to cancer as a disease suggests the relationship would need serious help to survive, such as seeing a therapist with both cooperating and wanting to fix what is not working. Or, it can indicate that the problems are beyond repair. BOTTOM LINE: Though painful, sometimes an ending is not such a bad event when you are young enough to start fresh; however, only you can decide what you want and what is best for you.
HUSBAND DIES OF HEART ATTACK—THE DREAM: I had a dream that my husband died suddenly of a heart attack. In the dream I telephone the hospital where he actually goes and had to cancel his yearly physical. I was so very deeply sad and felt so alone in the dream; the grief and pain was unbearable.FELT HOW: Deeply sad and alone.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Poor health and lack of money.My husband and I are very happy together and just spent the best weekend ever celebrating forty years together. But we’ve had terrible financial problems and filed for bankruptcy. I am the one with health issues, he is the healthy one. As a veteran, he goes to the VA hospital for a yearly check up. The dream left me so sad and worried.STORY LINE: Someone experiences great loss and pain.SYMBOLS:Death: In general, death can be a metaphor for huge change; however, on rare occasions it can be an ESP glimpse of an actual future event.Husband: Actual person; or, in woman’s dream, a man can symbol strength.Someone dies suddenly: An unexpected event or change; a negative surprise.A heart attack: An actual condition or event; and/or a metaphor for a great emotional pain. Cancelling a yearly checkup: It sounds like a time indicator for when an event may occur; and/or, a metaphor for a sad communication.A hospital: A place to check one’s health. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:Though most dreams about death are symbolic, you pre-dream everything important that happens to you, and sadly, though only the Almighty knows for sure, the dream could be a heads up that this may happen. But dreams about death can also relate to changes one would not like, such as a health crisis or financial difficulties – as a mirror of what you are going through. The phone call to the hospital sounds like a time marker, indicating that whatever happens takes place before his scheduled check-up. BOTTOM LINE: If you are having this dream, your soul is trying to help by preparing you. It is an encouragement to be strong. Know that you can handle whatever crosses your path. HUSBAND IS SHOT—THE DREAM: I dreamed my husband was murdered (shot). I saw his corpse at the hospital, but I did not want to believe it. I decided to print his picture on a black shirt and wear it all the time. In the dream I was weeping and crying like hell.FELT HOW: Very very sad.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Nothing abnormal.STORY LINE: Someone sees harm come to a loved one. SYMBOL: Death: In most cases a symbol of change, great change.WHAT IT MEANS:It is rare for a dream to predict an actual death (see actual ESP dreams), though it does happen; it is said we pre-dream everything of importance that happens to us. In most cases, death indicates great change such as loss of a job or other circumstance; in this case the change is one that shocks you and leaves you sad. However, if you live in a country where danger and violence is high, chances increase that the dream may be a warning. At this point the dream is only a heads up. Whatever your faith, call on prayers of protection for your husband; help from God and the angels can be very powerful and sometimes can change the path of fate. BOTTOM LINE: The possibility is there. If you are having this dream, your soul wants you to be prepared, whatever the event.
SOMEONE SAYS I AM GOING TO DIE—THE DREAM:I have a recurring frightening dream where someone tells me I’m going to die by the end of the year but the stranger does not say how. I’ve had the same dream twice. In some dreams I have a terminal illness and have dreams of my death almost every night. Sometimes I see my own death and sometimes I see the death of family members.FELT HOW: Frightened, disturbed.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Stress, Anxiety, Worry.STORY LINE: Someone keeps helping another survive. SYMBOLS:Death: Generally represents change, huge changes.Recurring dream of death: Highlights changes will take place.Being told one will die: News of impending change.By the end of the year: Can be an actual timeline of when changes begin, or a turning point that will lead to changes. See my own death: A heads up of changes that are on the horizon.Seeing death of family members: Noticing changes in those around you. WHAT IT MEANS:Most dreams of death are about change, huge change in a person’s life. On occasion, such a dream can be an ESP warning about a health problem that could become serious. However, this story does not appear to be a literal warning because the details change, and different people die each time.The dream suggests that changes are headed your way. What those changes are depends on your circumstances (e.g. a change of job, relationship, a new home). Whatever the change, your old way of life will die, so to speak.BOTTOM LINE: Most dreams of death are about change, important changes flagged by the soul. THREE MONTHS TO LIVE—THE DREAM: In my dream I was given three months to live. Next, I dreamed a woman suddenly and unexpectedly jumped out of a window; I heard her crash to the ground. A few moments later in the same dream, another woman jumps out of the same window as we discussed the first one. The second suicide really upset me because I was still processing the first one.FELT HOW: Upset.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Am dealing with a brain injury, leukopenia and poverty, yet have a strong, positive spirit and do community service.STORY LINE: Someone is given a time line for survival and change and they witness others who voluntarily choose not to survive.SYMBOLS:Death: Most often a symbol for change, great change.Three Months to Live: May indicate a timeline that in about three months, changes come about in your life and situation.Suicides: Drastic actions that cause harm, a choice not to survive. WHAT IT MEANS:In real life, you are dealing with serious health issues; the dreams address your concerns, fears and anxieties about your health and fears about what can happen. They invite you to make decisions regarding your health that constructively heal rather than choosing to wait or do nothing, which would be suicidal. Make the most of what is available as remedies and treatments in all ways. Choosing not to use health options would, in dream terms, be counterproductive at best, and at worst, your health would go downhill.BOTTOM LINE: Dreams exaggerate to get your attention. The suicide metaphor is an urgent invitation to make wise decisions about a health plan and a warning to actively apply yourself to restore health. Sometimes, when we are traumatized by what's happening, we tend to want to do less, which can be masked depression. Your soul is urging you, via a dream, to do more, in terms of health care.
IT IS TIME TO DIE—THE DREAM:My father who has been dead for six years was standing next to a shadowy figure and looking down at me. I had not seen him for so long that at first, I didn't recognize him. I didn’t say anything but as soon as I recognized him, he said, "It is time". I said, "I don't understand" and he replied, "Yes, you do.” I stayed silent but understood he meant it was time for my death. Never looking away from me, he again told me, "It is time".FELT HOW: Not very frightened. Thought a lot about how I have had a fulfilling life.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Nothing outstanding. Fairly normal.STORY LINE: Someone takes an extreme announcement with equanimity.SYMBOLS:Death: In general, a metaphor for change, a huge change.Six Years: Mention of a time span or period may signify a recent period or circumstance of your life with that time span (a job, relationship).Dead Father: May be the actual person visiting and giving you a heads up; or, can be a symbol for your own strength and values received from father. WHAT IT MEANS:The visit by your father may have been an actual visit from the hereafter or he may be a metaphor of the wise, loving part of you. Death often relates to a major change, so the dream is likely a heads up about a major change coming your way, which will feel peaceful. Is there something you’ve wanted that would create a huge change in your life, such as marriage, a child, relocation, change of job? If so, it may be on the horizon. BOTTOM LINE: Most dreams about death are about change and letting go. However, on very rare occasions, a dream may forecast an actual death. Only your inner voice and time can know if that is the truth for you, in this case.
RECONCILING WITH MY DEAD FATHER—THE DREAM: My dad has been dead for over 20 years. In the dream, I’m at his house with two other girls, my cousins; he looks very sad and lonely. I feel his pain and reach out for him. He has three large photo albums; I take one and put the other two back in a drawer. I walk with him and notice he’s limping; as I look at his foot, it’s deformed so I hold it in both hands and cradle it. I was very gentle, tender, and felt so sad for him. It felt like I was making up with my dad.FELT HOW: Felt like I was reconciling with my dad.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Lonely; in a dying relationship.STORY LINE: A story of reconnecting, healing, and forgiveness. SYMBOLS:Deformed foot: Something that makes it hard to move forward.Cradling deformed foot: Healing what’s broken, giving love.Photo Albums: Cherishing and reviewing the past.WHAT IT MEANS:Sometimes a dream is not a dream, it’s an experience remembered as a dream because a dream is our only form of memory at night. Many believe the soul lives on after death and that a person may visit loved ones. This may have been an actual visit by your father, triggered by the struggles in your relationship. It sounds as if you had reasons to reconcile with your father and in the dream, you forgive him and help him heal; his deformed leg was a metaphor for what had to be healed between the two of you. It’s possible that your father saw your pain in your current relationship and wanted to let you know he is there for you.What happened between you and your father in the dream may also suggest that forgiveness and reconnecting may be important in your current relationship, as a key to a possible reconciliation.BOTTOM LINE: Forgive your husband, yourself and your dad. Forgiving your husband’s flaws might lead to healing between the two of you or at least free your feelings so that you can make choices that improve your life. Seeing your dad and reconciling with him is a reminder that doing so in all relationships is a good thing. DEATH AT A WEDDING—THE DREAM: I was attending a wedding. As I got to the church, the doors flew open and a car with an open top flew out with the father of the bride in the back, dead; his legs and arms were flying everywhere. The bride who I didn’t know was screaming and crying. We then continued to a house where the wake was underway.FELT HOW: Confused. MAIN LIFE ISSUES: Friend is depressed. STORY LINE: A commitment that goes awry leads to a catastrophe.SYMBOLS:Death: Generally a symbol for a huge change.Wedding: Symbol of commitment. Father of the Bride: Someone who supports the bride but in this case, is ejected from the scene as a metaphor for feeling a lack of support.Doors flew open: Sudden event, awareness of something unusual.Arms and legs flying everywhere: A metaphor for out of control.Wake was underway: Funeral as death and change; word “wake” as having a double meaning about waking up, hence, noticing what is real and true.WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:Since concern for your friend was on your mind as you were going to sleep, the dream is likely telling you what is going on for her. The story suggests that a commitment and a relationship fell apart, which is a painful change for her. Attending the wake suggests that the relationship is over and one has to accept what is real and true. The dream appears to show why she is depressed, whether or not she shared details about disappointment in love.BOTTOM LINE: You can’t always help those you care for, but in time, most things straighten out.