So-called visitation dreams or dreams in which we meet with our deceased friends or relatives could make us particularly nervous.

Some people claim that whenever visitation dreams occur, we will notice that the appearance of our deceased loved ones in our dream is not accidental. The encounter with a deceased relative has a precise meaning. It can be a warning, news, or very important information for the person who dreams.

Psychics claim that if we have a seriously ill person in the family and a deceased relative speaks to us, the received message needs to be carefully considered as the spirit of a deceased person comes to convey a message. Often, business people who are in financial trouble claim to receive a warning or a solution from their dead relatives or friends. Also, spiritual people believe that those who have gone out into eternity may appear in the dream of the people they have loved in earthly life to help them escape tribulation.

Possible Interpretations

Dream interpretation from a religious perspective may stir you up. It suggests that the appearance of a deceased person in the dream means that s/he has not yet found peace. Moreover, religious books encourage additional rituals to satisfy the deceased’s desire.

From a psychological point of view, to dream of a deceased person can signify the end of one stage of your life. It can be “dead” feelings and interpersonal relationships that have been lost.

However, if the person you are dreaming of has recently died, you do not have to worry. It means that you still suffer, which is perfectly normal. You may feel unmotivated, and you may feel as though you are not able to advance in life, no matter how hard you strive. So the deceased person in the dream can be part of you that you wish to leave behind.

Depending on the circumstances in which the deceased person appears in the dream, there are two further interpretations:

1) If the person participates in the action as if nothing had happened, but without having a leading role, then the dream is related to a latent sense of longing for the person, without causing you disturbing or intense feelings.

2) If the deceased person tries to advise you on something, it means that in real life, you need guidance, protection, and comfort. You may feel lonely and this is reflected in what you dream about. Such a dream, in which a spirit shows you the way, can be very refreshing in difficult times.

8 Signs of Visitation Dreams

Yet, it does not mean that dreaming of a person who has occupied an important place in your life is always an attempt at reconnection or a direct message from them. This is why there are a few characteristics of visitation dreams, according to psychics.

1. It Feels Real

Perhaps the most distinguishable characteristic of a visitation dream is that it feels vivid and real.

2. A Sensation of Comfort

When a loved person appears in our dream, you will wake up relaxed, reassured, and peaceful. If the dream makes you feel uncomfortable, worried, or scared, then it is unlikely that you have been visited by good spirits.

3. Clarity

The dream is not confusing. Whether the person communicates with you through words or actions, the message is clear. Symbolistic dreams that will leave you guessing are not visitation dreams.

4. Positive Behaviour

The person who visits our dreams is healthy, positive, calm, and never sad, sick, or injured. Furthermore, their behavior or message will not cause you distress.

5. The Deceased Person Appears Younger

Although this may not be a common characteristic, you may notice that the person visiting you appears younger than they looked when they passed away. This may mean that they felt at their best at a particular age.

6. Physical Experience

Since the dream feels real, every contact with the person will intensify the experience. For example, if you held hands, it is most likely that the feeling will be intense.

7. Sequences of the Dream

The action of the dream will not be made of pieces that you will have to connect in order to make sense of the spiritual message. The sequence of the events or words flow and follow an order.

8. Easy to Remember

Since the action, the message, and the overall experience feel real, it will be easier for you to remember and describe every aspect and sensation you experienced even in a few years’ time.

According to the spiritual perspective, the appearance of a deceased loved person in our dreams is a sign of love; that they are by our side, watching over us. You will certainly feel reassured and comfortable after they visit, even if it is for a brief moment.

If the dream makes you feel uncertain about the message or you experience fear, you could seek spiritual guidance from a priest or medium (depending on your beliefs) and find out how you can keep negative vibrational energy at a distance.

References:

  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com
  2. https://www.huffingtonpost.com
Andreea Vaduva, B.Sc. (Hons)

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    Tiffany

    I’ve had two dreams recently. The last was extremely intense and made me remember the other one I also had.

    I’ll add my mother died of cancer when I was 12. She had palliative care in our home and passed here. I’m 30 years old now and have two girls of my own.

    Anyway, the first dream was quick but very overwhelming. It’s like I was peering and being drawn into this wormhole.. I got toward the end and haze turned into clear vision and I thought, that’s mum! I knew she was deceased and I panicked in the dream. I was so overwhelmed. I guess the dream disconeccted?

    Fast forward a couple nights ago.
    I was in the clouds or something ? Up high, misty and foggy? My mother again was apart of the mist. She gaze upon me with love in her eyes. No words. I was being drawn one with her and she put her hands out. I eventually got her hands. Again, it disconnected it’s very overwhelming in the dream. This time I did get the hands. This time I was a little more brave I guess lol

    I understand I am obviously dreaming as mum is passed on and I become so overwhelmed and it’s all super intense

    Anyway, they feel so strange and i cannot forget them.

    I

    I don’t know what’s going on. Even if it’s nothing. It’s nice to feel what it was like to gaze upon her.
    If she is visiting me, why does she not speak ?; it’s still nice and her warmth and smile is very full of life.

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    Nijuli Johari

    Last Night I had a Visitation Dream . I illusion a ghost Don’t know it’s real or it’s just a dream. I used to see human being with cut off head with Black shadow. I often had this type of visitation dreams. its already five times from now I illusion ghost. I feel afraid and I can’t move my hands and legs nor I can speak on that time.

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    Sandi rae

    I just had a very vivid dream last night, my uncle who is deceased(he looked a lot younger and healthier) was to the right of me and my dad who is not deceased was to the left of me. We were riding down a road, my uncle then hands me what looked like smoke, but had the consistency of web. He wasn’t speaking with his mouth, but told me to inhale that stuff. So I did. I wasn’t worried that that stuff was bad, I got a peaceful filling. The windshield then becomes like a window or movie? Then I see a lot of my deceased relatives, some I felt I had to close my eyes on because it was so intense, i could feel them trying to communicate. I love dreams like this…I really miss all of my relatives that have passed away. I interpret it as them just visiting…I couldn’t find a message.

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    Bob

    The dreamer can be the guide. It might not be as you think. We are just mouses trying to figure out a way to understand the unknown. The labyrinth we don’t see. And that might even not be true. Don’t be simple. Life is huge.

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    Christian Lundgren

    I was at the mental ward again in a straight jacket i could hear the rain i and the lights flickering i was surrounded by mirrors and its eyes were clawed out and puked out a heart covered in black
    what about dreams like this
    I have vivid nightmares i remember them more so then what is considered reality

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    Heather

    Both my parents have been dead for a long while now, they died at different times several years apart, they endured a long&unhealthy, violent, marriage. I dream of them every now and then, when I do the dreams are normally vauge, sad and are scary, and leave me shaken and upset, for the last week, I’ve had a couple horrible dreams about my mom, but last night I dreamed of both of them but they were, holding hands, dressed nice and the looked happy, like they were so in love and peaceful! I didn’t wake up scared or shaken I like I always do, I was a bit confused I must say but I was calm, it was nice . It’s just weird because after all these yrs that was the 1st time it was a nice dream about them instead of the usual .

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    Angie

    My oldest son passed away just over 5 months ago. Last night I had a very vivid dream about him. I was confused throughout the dream. His message was clear as he kept repeating it “y’all have to move on. I’m here, just in a different form. You have to tell everyone to move on.” My confusion came from me knowing he was deceased but I was looking right at him, talking to him. In the dream I told him “you shouldn’t be here. You died. I saw you. You were dead”. He replied with “no. Remember, you said that body didn’t look like me. That’s because it’s a replica. I’m still here, just in a different way.” During his viewing, I told his dad that our son looked much older and it didn’t look like him. I argued with my son in my dream about his message telling him that we can’t move on because we feel incomplete without him here. He said again “y’all have to move on. I’m fine. You’ll see.” The end of the dream was of him fading away saying “remember what I said, y’all have to move on”.

    Ended up telling my husband and 3 of our children. My daughter said it wasn’t a dream but instead a spiritual meeting. My boys didn’t know what to think and my husband thinks I’m crazy basically.

    I’m not sure what to think. You can’t just move on after losing a child. He was 23 and died from an infection in his heart that lead to and embolism. He passed in his sleep. It was so sudden and unexpected. He passed on the 29th. On the 28th, he was hanging out with friends and all was normal. Other than him complaining about his legs hurting, he had no other complaints.

    Anyway, I’m just wondering if this was really him visiting me or if it was nothing more than a dream.

    Thanks

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      ANGELA ETHEREDGE

      To Angie. I too lost my eldest son and my name too is also Angie. Thank you so much for sharing your dream because it was also my dream too

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    Shankari

    MY Mother passed away 6 months before she came in my dream and said happily she took rebirth and her name was Samuktha what does it mean

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    Valerie

    I dreamed of a deceased friend was laughing and i had her by her feet laughing calling her name

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    Mary Susan Loan

    My father died in 1983 36 years ago……I recently dreamed that he was standing in the driveway of my former home, a place he never visited. He was calm and I clearly saw him standing there wearing brown polyester pants and a beige short-sleeved shirt. He told me “Your mother wants you to come home” I was perplexed as I didn’t know what home she was referring to……..I asked my father ‘how are you doing?’. He said “I’m always cold”. I invited him to come with me to our farm in Belize and the dream ended…….

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    Nichola

    My uncle who I was very close with passed away a year ago next month. In life his passion was painting and decorating. Before he passed away from cancer he was adamant he wanted to decorate my living room for me but sadly wasnt able to finish the job. I still have all of his tools in my cupboard and was sorting through them a couple of days ago and threw away a couple of things that were of no use.
    Last night I had a dream that started off as a nightmare. All of his tools were in my living room and started to move towards me one by one. I was so scared. Then something clicked in my brain and I called out “uncle dicky is that you?” All of a sudden he appeared looking so healthy, covered in paint and was laughing. He walked towards me and gave me a hug and said “please dont forget me” then I woke up.
    When he was alive he loved to tell jokes and scare people. He would always tell me ghost stories and laugh at how freaked out I would be so that explains why he tried to do it in my dream.
    The dream was so vivid that I remeber every detail. I woke up feeling so warm and comforted.

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    katy phelan

    my dreams scare why this was a long time ago the person was me but the eyes were a different color red orange . ? dreams job bills and other tings . I sense something in the room still asleep then look up at and saw this this white yellowish light then fell back to sleep .

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    Delphinia

    I aslo wat to knaow what my dream meant… because i was just sitting down in a room with my grandma uncle grandpa brother and two other men that were standing and there was one chair that nobody was sitting in for some odd reason….so I went over to the dresser..I looked at it and then The scaryest thing happend…I….Saw….My….Dead great grandfather sitting in that empty chair but only when I looked at the dresser he was staring at ME and he looked younger but it was so fcary the face he was using to stare DIRECTLY AT ME I was SO scared I ran right into one of the men and the man grabbed me and I saw his face for one second…I think he was a family member….but then his face was black again he said he was…. I ran to my grandma and yelled “GREAT GRANDPA IS SITTING IN THAT CHAIR RIGHT BEHIND YOU AND IS MAKING A TERRIFYING FACE.” and then grandma whisperd into my ear “Well he probably would not have known that if you didn’t just yell that…..now he only sees you.” then my dream went black and white words that said “watch out” popped up. Im so scared……am i okay?

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    Renee

    Nay
    I had a dream a month or so after my grandmother passed and she said infront of all my cousins that i will be next to have a child and told me the month it was going to happen.. A couple of weeks after i had another dream of my grandmother where she gave birth in heaven to a little baby girl. It felt so real and my grandmother looked beautiful . Is this a visitation dream?

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    Jinny

    My aunt passed away Friday gone. Last night I dreamt she was talking to my ex telling him to take care of me. Could someone please explain. Thank you

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    Kyle Hogate

    I had a close friend of mine passed away he came to me in a dream a couple of weeks after his death and was crying and apologizing to me I knew in the dream that I was in a dream and I knew that my time with him was very limited I was so very happy to be talking with him and I told him it’s okay don’t worry about that he was crying and apologizing I said it’s okay don’t worry please laugh for me one more time. He and I used to laugh together all the time and I wanted to hear his laugh one more time because again I knew that we were in a dream in our time together was very short what does this mean? Please email me

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    Jazz

    Can you help me to find out what this dream means, my grandma passed away ang i keep dreaming that shes at our gate and forcing to get inside the house. I dreamed about it again and again

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