Death dreams can be a way of our subconscious mind to convey important messages about different aspects of our lives. What do they mean?
Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to have a dream in which a loved one has died will know that it can be a very upsetting experience. But dreaming about death does not necessarily mean that someone will die. Death dreams can relate to many different aspects of our lives. This can be the ending of an important phase in our lives, the start of a new beginning, overcoming a bad habit or even recognizing that an aspect of yourself that has ended.
It all depends on who has died in your dream and the nature of their death. When we dream, people in our dreams tend to symbolize different aspects of our personality or life. It is important, therefore, to understand what this person represents for you.
If for instance, an old person dies in your dream, it could signify a time to shed old habits that are becoming destructive. If a child has died, perhaps the underlying message is that you should start acting in a more and responsible manner.
Here are some of the most common death dreams and their meanings:
1. Death of yourself
If you are the person that has died in your dream, this could mean a number of things. You could feel like you are always making sacrifices and no one notices, or that it is time to put yourself first. It could also be a wake-up call, time to end unhealthy habits and practices that could be putting your life in danger.
2. Death of a baby
This is a very common dream where new mums realize the importance of their duty regarding their new-born babies. New mums come face to face with the fact that they alone are responsible for their baby’s safety.
3. Death of a child
A very common dream that older parents might have and typically occurs at a time when their children are leaving the nest. The parents are actually mourning their children’s childhood and the fact that it is now over.
4. Death of a parent
If your parents are not dead and you dream that they are, it could be your unconscious mind worrying about losing them in the future. This is especially true if they are elderly. If your parents have passed away, you are taking this opportunity to say goodbye for the last time.
5. Death of a sibling
Dreaming that your brother or sister is dead could an indication that in your busy life you have not got the time to properly spend with them. Take time out to tell them what they meant to you and remember happier times together.
6. Death of a husband or wife
Anyone that dreams that their most precious loved one has died might be unconsciously admitting to themselves that they are lacking in a certain quality that their partner possessed. To understand this death dream in more detail, explore what it is about your loved one that you particularly admire or love, and see if it is a quality that you lack.
7. Dreaming of someone who is already dead
Dreaming about dead people could be a warning that you are being influenced by the wrong people in your life. It could also mean that a situation in your life should be resolved and it is time for you to move on.
8. Death of a stranger
If you don’t know the person that has died in your dream, then this is an indication that there are changes going on around you but you feel completely detached from them.
9. You find a dead body
It is important to look at the circumstances surrounding the discovery of this dead body. Is it someone you know? When and where was the body found? Do you know the reason why the person is dead? Once you have these answers, look to your own life and see if there is any correlation between the two.
10. You killed someone
To dream of actually committing murder and being on the run from the police is an indication that some pervious guilty feelings or a bad judgment you made recently are coming back to haunt you.
Death dreams can be particularly distressing. However, most experts agree that dreams about death, despite their disturbing nature, are reminders that life itself is precious and to be coveted.