Common Dreams: Death of a Child or Loved One

Dream question: dreaming of the death of a loved one- will it come true? Click here for details. 

Common Dreams: Nightmares

Dream question: Why do I have nightmares? Click here for details.

Common Dreams: Pregnancy

What do dreams of being pregnant mean, are they news of a death? Click here for details. 

Common Dreams: Toilets

Dream question: Why am I dreaming about toilets? Click here for details. 

Common Dreams: Getting Married

Dreaming of getting married? Click here

Common Dreams: Lucid Dreams

Dream question: what does it mean to be awake in a dream? Click here for details. 

Common Dreams: Visitations

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Your question: Visitations (Dreams about the deceased)

“I have dreamt of someone I loved who has passed away, does this mean they have visited me from the other side?”

Dreaming of a lost loved one often represents the feelings of loss which have manifested because you miss the person who has died. There may be events from your past which involved this person which are still relevant to your present situation, (emotionally, physically, financially and so on) which has then manifested in your dreams as a message for you to acknowledge.  You may have experienced something significant and wished this person was “here” to see it.

There is still much we don’t know about dreams and it’s important to remember when we are dreaming we are in a different state of awareness (we are not unconscious).  Some cultures still believe dreaming is a way to communicate with the dead.

I have also spoken with people who have picked up the ‘phone in their dreams and communicated with a deceased loved one, as if they are still alive today, and the deceased person has provided relevant information about current events (which the dreamer didn’t know).  In these experiences there are common themes which stand out.

People who have been visited by a deceased loved one state, when they wake up they are filled with an incredible feeling of peace – as if something very special has just happened. Several people I’ve spoken with mention this and these dreams ‘stand out’ from other dreams in which their deceased loved ones may have featured.

Remember, if in the dream the loved one is acting out of character, or is being unkind and hurtful in any way, it is unlikely this dream is a visitation but perhaps another message for you to explore, perhaps around an unresolved feeling (like guilt) or conflict from when they were alive.  Speaking with a professional can help you explore these dreams safely and in confidence.

These dreams are not to be confused with death dreams (losing someone you love in a dream.)

(c) Copyright Delphi Ellis

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Common Dreams: Having affairs

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Common Dreams: Losing Things

Your question: Losing things (includes Being Lost in a Dream)

“I dream about losing things. What could be behind this dream?

If the objects you lose in the dream are not specific then this could represent an overall fear of loss that you have in waking life,  which has manifested in your dreams. You may have suffered a bereavement and this could be how it’s manifested in your dreams.

To dream of losing your handbag or your wallet can represent a financial situation with which you need to keep an eye on.

Being lost in a dream is common following retirement, divorce or at certain  times in life where change has either been thrust upon you; even something as  simple as reach a certain milestone in age (e.g. 30, 40, 50) can prompt this  dream. Dreaming of being lost can suggest you may have reached a crossroads in life or that you’re not really sure which direction to take next. Sometimes  this may relate to a change in career or that you’re feeling unsure about which  path is the ‘right one’ and so inevitably remain still rather than take a step in to the unknown.

Common Dreams: Falling

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Your question: Falling

“I always have dreams that I am jumping off a wall but it never ends. What does this mean?”

Falling can represent being or feeling out of control, especially if you’re free falling in the way you’ve described. However, the fact that you consciously chose to jump off the wall in the dream, could represent that you  are aware of a decision that needs to be made. Perhaps there is a choice which can be made freely to see what happens, a bit like a leap of faith.

Falling in a dream is not to be confused with a “hypnic jerk”, the spasm you feel when you are just falling asleep.  This can be caused by a number of different things, but stress can be a common reason.

(c) Copyright Delphi Ellis

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