When we lose someone we care about, it’s not uncommon for them to make an appearance in our dreams. Whether they pass us by in a dream or we have a conversation with them as we sleep, these dreams can sometimes be upsetting, particularly if we miss the person or their passing is very recent.
Although dreaming of someone you’ve lost can sometimes be distressing, you may be glad to hear that these dreams can be a sign your loved one is trying to communicate with you in some way.
So how can you tell the difference between an ordinary dream about the person you’ve lost and one where they’re trying to contact you?
You don’t have to see them to know they’re there
You might have dreams where you talk to the person you’ve lost. Perhaps you dream that you’re talking to their angel or you dream that they’re alive and everything is as it used to be.
Sometimes, you might not see them at all but you can feel their presence in some way. You may notice a smell or sound that reminds you of the person you lost. You may also see subtle clues that your loved one has been there. For example, let’s imagine the person you lost was notorious for not washing their dishes after dinner. You may walk into the kitchen in your dream to see that the sink is full. This could be a sign that they’re trying to communicate with you in a cheeky way. Thankfully, sometimes the clues we get in our dreams can be a little more romantic than dirty dishes. Perhaps you’ll find a gift they once gave you or you’ll find a photo from a happier time.
If your loved one is visiting, your dream is likely to be clear rather than fuzzy
If you wake up in the morning with a strange feeling you dreamt about the person you lost, chances are this was just an ordinary dream. Regular dreams don’t always make sense and they’re often inconsistent and fuzzy.
If, however, you have a dream that feels so very real and vivid, there’s a chance your loved one’s angel paid you a visit. Your dream might start out as hazy and unclear but, as soon as the person you’ve lost makes an appearance, you may gain an amazing sense of clarity. You might even become aware that you’re dreaming.
Is the person you lost trying to send you a message?
If the person you lost tries to send you a message or communicate with you in some way, there’s a good chance that this dream is ‘real’ and their spirit really is reaching out to you. But, sometimes their messages can be subtle. They may hold your hand to let you know they’re with you every step of the way or they may take you on an exciting trip which could be a sign you need to enjoy yourself more.
Although these dreams can be upsetting and they can push our emotions to the surface, try to find comfort in the fact that, although they’re no longer here on earth with you in a physical form, their spirit or presence is still with you. When you dream about the person you lost, try to take this opportunity to reflect on positive memories that you shared and remember to carry that past happiness with you everywhere you go.