These dreams, as frightening as they may appear, are intended to assist you. We all like to have pleasant dreams while we sleep at night. You know the type: you’re off to some exotic location on your bucket list, eating something delicious that doesn’t need you to do share with anybody else, your kids aren’t bickering continuously, and your house is spotless. You know, dreams aren’t real but when you dream about someone dying, your sleep can resemble something from a horror film.
What do these dreams imply, and might they foreshadow something sinister?
We dream for relaxation and relief, not to awaken with our hearts racing and our minds buzzing. But dreams about someone dying frequently do this, j ust as birth dreams are frequently associated with new beginnings in our lives, death dreams are frequently associated with emotional losses.
Dreaming about the Death of a Loved One
Although any dream about death can be frightening, those involving loved ones can be devastating. But are they a portent of what’s to come, a sleepy foretell? Byron Robinson, our dream analyst at Clairvoyant Mediums, says no way. “Dreams of someone dying frequently symbolise a relationship’s fear of change or desertion,” she explains. “It is quite rare for them to depict a genuine bodily death.” Still, there’s a reason you experienced the dream, and it’s critical that you grasp what it means. A dream involving a parent/friend/close colleague dying usually has to do with your relationship and how it is evolving. “At every level of transformation, there is a dying of the old-antiquated patterns of how we relate to each other in unhealthy ways,” says Winquist. “Emotional responses that do not serve ourselves and each other must be released, to ‘die away,’ in order for us to honour the sacredness of ourselves and each other.” While it may be upsetting, having a death dream about a loved one allows you to reflect on your relationship and how it may improve.
Do You Have Nightmare Dreams About Your Child Dying?
Seeing your child die in a dream is enough to cause parents to wake up sobbing and gasping for air. As you rush to your child’s room to cuddle with them after the nightmare, take a deep breath and remember that a dream in which your child dies isn’t real at all. Unfortunately, they are fairly prevalent and, strangely, can occur when something excellent is happening for your child. “These dreams tend to occur when the child reaches a milestone: when they begin to crawl, when they start school, when they start dating, and so on,” Byron notes. “Because each milestone marks the end of a stage of life, it appears in our dreams as a death.” Unfortunately, because of the emotional connection we have with our children, these nightmares are often incredibly vivid, and they can be difficult to escape. Instead, try to focus on the positive and accept the idea that your relationship with your child will improve as they age.
Dreaming About Someone You Don’t Know Dying
You may experience a dream about someone you don’t even know dying. While it may appear to be random, it is not. “If you dream of a stranger dying or someone you don’t know intimately, such as a celebrity, that person will represent a part of yourself that is changing,” Byron continues. If you have a dream involving the death of a celebrity or a complete stranger, take some time to figure out what (if anything) their death signifies to you. In some ways, that stranger represents something in your life, therefore dreaming about them (and their demise) can reveal something in your own life over which you may feel you are losing control.
Dreaming about Your Own Death
Have you ever had a dream where you’re falling and you know you’re going to die, but you don’t quite make it to the ground? That’s a good one. If you die in a dream (or come close), it doesn’t signify you’re going to die soon – it signifies your mind is preparing you for your next chapter, according to Byron. “At every stage of transformation, there is a dying of old-antiquated patterns of how we react to each other in unhealthy ways,” he adds. “Emotional responses that do not serve ourselves and each other must be released.” “These tendencies ‘die away’ so that we might appreciate the sacredness of ourselves and one another.” Dying in a dream isn’t so much a loss of life as it is the removal of things, behaviours (and even people and relationships) that no longer serve your purpose in life.
Surprisingly, the manner of death is equally significant. According to Byron, every aspect in a dream has significance and meaning – nothing is ever random. “If the death in the dream is a natural death rather than a murder, it will likely indicate a natural transformation or ending,” he explains. “If you are trying to quit smoking or drinking, you may have dreams about being murdered since that part of you is being killed off.”
Dreams concerning someone dying are quite distressing. However, dying in a dream is a metaphor for anything that is going on in your real life. Instead of brushing off the shudders, consider what’s going on in your daily life or the person you dreamed about. Although it may be unsettling, dreaming about death is your mind’s way of waking you up, asking that you take stock of your life and accept and make the necessary changes to turn it into a total dream.
In Review, Typical Dream Meanings That Involve Death and Dying
Most dreams about death and dying represent the end of something old and the beginning of something new. This dream could be positive or negative depending on the dreamer’s emotions and feelings about the dream as well as the context of the dream. Death dreams are most common in persons who are going through a big life transformation or a rite of passage (entering adulthood, graduating, marriage, changing a career, retiring, etc.).
If the dream is negative and emphasises the end of something old, it may indicate that the dreamer is either too fixated on the past and needs to move forward, the dreamer is prematurely ending something that still requires his/her attention, or, in the case of dreaming of the death of someone still alive, it may reflect feelings of jealousy, hatred, and resentment towards that person.
Many dreams are just the fulfilment of a wish held by the dreamer. Wishes we have in our dreams are often socially inappropriate, things we don’t allow ourselves to think about during the day. Wanting to die for someone else or for oneself is socially unacceptable, and the urge may manifest itself in a dream. Dreams that disclose these dark aspirations may help the dreamer seek professional counselling or face their sentiments of wrath and rage against others in their life. Dreaming of your own death may signify your desire and need to escape the current stresses in your life. Only by tackling these stressors in your waking life can the dream and its unpleasant sensations be resolved.
Death dreams may simply reflect the dreamer’s obsession with a loved one’s illness or recent death, or they may show a problem with accepting that death is a fact that we all must face.