Visitation Dreams: Dreaming of Someone You Know Who Has Died

Have you ever dreamed of someone who has died and wondered whether they are actually communicating with you?

These are something special that I call visitation dreams, and I’ve experienced them my whole life since I was a very young girl.

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Today I thought I would explain these types of dreams and help you understand them better. I also want to assure you that you are NOT crazy if you find yourself talking to dead people in your dreams.

It is perfectly normal, but it’s not something most people share or talk about that often.

So, if you’re looking for help in understanding dreams about a passed on friend or family member or other loved one, today I hope that my 30+ years of experiences will help you understand what’s going on.

First: What is a Visitation Dream?

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A visitation dream is best described as a dream experience where you truly do feel as if you have communicated with a deceased loved one.

Typically these dreams are of friends and family members who you were close with – but it can also even be acquaintances or even non-human loved ones, such as a pet dog or cat!

Many of us will experience both visitation dreams and release dreams at some point in our lives, and both are completely normal.

While the Visitation ones aren’t ones we talk about very often, they usually are the ones that leave a lasting impression and memory in our lives.

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Release Dreams Vs. Visitation Dreams

There are many different reasons why we may dream of someone who has passed away. Sometimes, our dreams are release dreams, where we are simply just processing our own feelings of grief or sadness when we lose a loved one.

As you may already know, we experience different types of dreams. Release dreams are a little bit different from true visitation dreams.

Release dreams help us process and understand the different feelings and emotions we are currently dealing with in life. They can help us to let go of past feelings we may be holding onto.

In a release dream, you are often processing your own feelings and emotions. Some of these dreams can be quite confusing!

These are the types of dreams where nothing seems to make logical sense. You can be driving a car one minute and flying to the moon the next.

Sometimes they can even be scary in some ways, especially if the feelings you are releasing and working with are ones of fear, worry, or sadness.

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Many times, dreaming of a person who has passed on can simply be a release dream in which your feelings about the person come to your conscious awareness.

You may have a dream about a person as a natural part of dealing with the emotions involved when you are experiencing grief.

The dream may also be one in which you are simply remembering the good things about a person or our subconscious way of expressing our love/sorrow for a person.

Let’s take a look at the 7 signs and characteristics of visitation dreams to help you determine whether your dream may have been a visitation dream or whether it may have just been a release dream.

7 Signs & Characteristics of Visitation Dreams

In the examples of these dreams I have shared, you will notice that some of these have very distinct characteristics.

In every visitation dream, there have always been some very clear characteristics of the dream for me to know it was truly a visitation dream and not just a release dream.

Understanding the common signs of a visitation dream will help you better be able to identify whether you are truly communicating with the spirit of a passed-on family member or whether your dream may simply be a release dream of processing thoughts and emotions.

1. The Person Will Seem Happy & Healthy

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If the person in your dream seems sick, injured, angry or upset, it is more likely this is NOT a true visitation dream. In these cases, this is usually a reflection of our own feelings of grief. 

Losing a loved one is never easy. There are a lot of emotions and thoughts we have to process. Sometimes in our dreams we may surface up feelings of regret, guilt, sadness or even anger as we work through the healing of grief.

In visitation dreams, it is common for the person to seem younger and healthier. If the person was ill before their passing, you will notice in the dream they do not look sick. This is because illness does not carry over with us through death.

2. The Dream Will Have Logical Sequence

In most visitation dreams, the sequence of events are very logical. You know those dreams where you are flying in one place and then driving a car and then in some weird room the next minute? Those are more characteristic of release dreams where you are processing different feelings and emotions.

In dreams of the deceased, it is more common that the sequence of events will be very natural and logical. You know exactly how you get from A to B.

3. The Details of the Dream Are Very Vivid

If you have a very vivid dream where you remember fine details or even experience sensations of touch, smell, or sound it is very likely that it is indeed an actual visitation dream. 

In most of my dreams, I can remember fine details of these more so than I would with ordinary dreams – and I’m already a very vivid dreamer!

In many ways, a visitation dream is every bit as vivid as a lucid dream. You will notice everything you felt and pick up on details that may not ordinarily be apparent in other dreams.

4. The Message is One of Love and Peace

Most often the message and feeling in the dream is one of love and peace. During a visitation dream, our loved ones most often simply want to communicate they love you.

They may have messages for others, or they may even want to clear up any unfinished business they may have on earth to make things right.

If you dream of a deceased person who is angry or yelling at you, this is more likely a symbol for your own feelings while you process the stages of grief. It’s important to remember this if the dream is not a pleasant one.

5. Other Symbols in the Dream Relate to the Person or Communication

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Symbols are the language of dreams. When we dream of a loved one, it’s not uncommon for other symbols in the dream to be something we associate with them. 

For example, in the dream with my aunt, we were sitting at the kitchen table because for me that was where we were very comfortable talking together in real life. 

The telephone in many of my visitation dreams is an example of an obvious symbol for communication. In your dreams you may experience a radio, a television, a letter, or other signs and symbols that relate to exchanging a message.

6. You Don’t Even Have to Say Words

It’s not uncommon to have full conversations with loved ones who passed in our dreams, but it’s also not necessarily required. 

A few years ago I had a dream of a friend who passed away unexpectedly after a drug overdose. In the dream, I was walking down a path through the woods when I came to a clearing where my friend stood. 

In the dream, we simply hugged and a huge washing sense of “everything we needed to say was not necessary to say” came over me. This dream confirmed it was not so much the communication, but the connection.

7. It Feels Real

If you have a visitation dream, you will have no questions of whether or not it was one. You will just feel it. 

Of course, saying, “you will just feel it” sounds pretty vague! But if you wake up from the dream thinking, “I saw grandpa last night” or questioning “how did I talk to that person? they are dead?” – it’s quite likely you had a very real connection with the person in the dream.

Can Deceased Loved Ones Really Communicate Through Dreams?

Are visitation dreams real? Can the dead really talk to us through dreams?

I have had many different visitation dreams in my life, and yes, I do believe they are real. However, there have also been times when I have dreamed about deceased relatives when they were NOT visitation dreams.

When you dream of someone who is deceased, it is important to look at the context of the dream and identify whether you felt a real connection or whether you were simply exploring your own emotions and feelings. 

Naturally, it is impossible for us to prove much about the afterlife. However, there is enough evidence to support the belief that yes, loved ones can communicate with us through our dreams.

If you read through the hundreds of comments at the end of this post, you will see many more examples of visitation dreams!

For many of us, the proof is not necessary. The dreams themselves are enough “proof” we could ever need, even if it is not something we could share or show to others.

A Few Examples of Visitation Dreams

One of the best ways to understand a visitation dream is to show some examples. Here I will share a couple of the different visitation dreams I’ve had, starting with the very first one I had as a small child.

Example 1: Dream of My Grandma When She Passed On

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My first visitation dream was when I was six or seven years old. I don’t really remember all the details of the dream (it has been over two decades since the dream now!) – but I do remember my grandmother coming to me, telling me she loved me and saying Goodbye.

In the dream, she didn’t actually say the words goodbye, but I knew in the dream that was why she was there. It is best described as a feeling or sense that just surrounded me. One minute she was there, and then she wasn’t.

I woke up at that moment, knowing she was gone. Sure enough, a few minutes later my mother called the house to let us know what I already knew from my dream.

As a six-year-old, I didn’t really understand much about what happened, or even what it meant for someone we love to pass away, but I still to this day vividly remember the dream.

Visitation dreams are very common in these instances as someone is about to leave this plane. Often times our loved ones wish to say goodbye to us before they cross over into the spirit realms.

Example 2: Messages From Spirits on the Telephone

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Another visitation dream happened when I was 12 and involves my other grandmother, who called me on the telephone.

In the dream, she left a message on the answering machine in the dream (yes, we still had answering machines back then!). She was very clearly leaving me a message!

Since then, I have noticed the telephone has been a very popular dream symbol for spirits trying to communicate, especially dead loved ones.

I’ve had many dreams of phone conversations with my deceased family members and friends!

Example 3: Conversation With My Aunt & Messages for the Family

More recently, I had an interesting visitation dream with one of my aunts who passed away. We were sitting at a kitchen table, and she looked good – much younger, vibrant, and healthy – how I remembered her when I was a young child.

We had an interesting conversation, where she explained how her physical body was just too tired to keep going in this world.

We talked about the day she died and how sad it was for her to leave her kids and grandchildren behind. Our family had been through a lot of losses, and so she mentioned feeling sad that she was also leaving my dad and the other siblings behind.

However, she told me that she knew her body would not keep up. She was trying to do a lot more in the physical world than that tired old body could handle. She could do a lot more by watching over for her loved ones “on the other side” so to speak.

Of course, she then laughed and said, now don’t give anybody any ideas – nobody better be doing anything dangerous or dying anytime soon! We don’t need any extra work around here!

How to Be Open to Having Visitation Dreams

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The next question that most people have about a visitation dream is wondering how they might be able to have one, or if it requires some sort of special psychic gift or ability.

The good news is, anyone can have a visitation dream – you do not necessarily need to have a natural ability to communicate with spirits. While it can be helpful to practice your intuitive abilities, it is not required by any means.

If you are wondering how to have a visitation dream, there are some things you can do to help open yourself up to communicating with a loved one who has passed away.

This is called “programming your dreams” and it is a good habit to do at night anyways, even when you are not looking to have a visitation dream.

Practice Meditation Before Bed:

Meditation can greatly help you with calming your body and soul to help you be more open to receiving your dreams.

Guided meditation can help you get started with meditation if you have never tried it before. You can also just try some deep breathing exercises which will help relax your body and your mind.

Affirm You are Open to Communicating With the Person:

Sometimes you need to say affirmations that you want to see the person. This is because subconsciously you may be unsure or afraid of having such as dream.

Say to yourself, “I am open to dreaming about [insert person here] and would like to receive a message from them” or another similar affirmation.

It may take several attempts, but after several nights or weeks, this will increase your likelihood of dreaming about the person.

Keep a Dream Journal:

Getting in the habit of remembering and writing down your dreams will help you better understand the world of dreams. Keeping a dream journal is always a good idea – even if you do not always want to know the deeper meaning of dreams.

The simple act of writing things down will make it easier for you to remember dreams and process any emotions and feelings you might have.

It can also help you clear through any other “energetic gunk” such as feelings of sadness or fear that might be standing in the way between you and a loved one trying to communicate with you.

Why Your Loved Ones May Not Appear in a Visitation Dream

Of course, it’s important for us to cover that not all deceased family members or friends will appear in a dream. There are a lot of possible reasons for this – and it’s not because there is anything “wrong” with you!

One of the things that is important to remember is our passed-on loved ones have their own spiritual needs and goals. Some people who have died are not able to communicate through dreams – it’s simply not a skill they have. It may not even be something they would have a conscious awareness of being possible – even when they are a spirit.

Others simply may not want to. Free will is not something that we only have on earth – it is something that we have as a universal law in any type of manifestation of consciousness.

If someone you cared about deeply has passed on and you have not had a visitation dream, it’s possible that the person has already crossed over very quickly and is absolutely “done” with the physical world in which we live. They are very likely already onto the next part of their own spiritual development journey.

This does not mean that they are “too busy” for you – but it may not have any true benefit to them or you to communicate with you. Sometimes those who have passed on are simply done with this life and this world – and so in that reasoning, it does not make any logical sense for them to come back.

There are also a lot of other variable factors that can affect whether or not the spirit of a deceased loved one might not be present. If you need to heal from a traumatic experience or are in need to move into the present moment and your current life, it may be that the communication from the person would not help you do these things.

It is not always beneficial for you to communicate with a dead loved one – sometimes this is simply a clear sign that it is time to move forward and begin to heal from feelings of grief or loss.

Lastly, it’s important to know that our passed on family or friends are not always necessarily good for giving us guidance.

Just because someone is in spirit form does not automatically make them a spirit guide or enlightened being.

Just like those of us who are in the physical world, there are many spirits who are still in their own phases of development of consciousness.

Other’s Experiences with Visitation Dreams

Since the date of original publishing, we have received thousands of comments and messages from others who have shared their experiences about visitation dreams.

We have imported the majority of these original comments from the old website because it can truly be uplifting to read through these and certainly validates that the experiences of a visitation dream are real.

Please take a moment to read through the comments on this article, because it can truly be quite interesting to read! And, if you would like to share your experiences or dreams, we would of course love to hear from you in the comments!

Have you had a visitation dream? What was your experience? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

604 thoughts on “Visitation Dreams: Dreaming of Someone You Know Who Has Died”

  1. My best friend, whom I equate to a sister, passed away a year ago this April 27th. She had metastatic breast cancer. I miss the hell out of her and think of her every single day in one capacity or another. I have had several dreams about her over the past year where we are talking, she is happy go lucky, healthy, and talks like nothing is strange about this. Last night I had dreamt that she and I were talking on the phone. Once again like nothing was strange about it. I asked her, like I do in every dream, how we are talking since she is dead. She said, I don’t know and then changes the subject. I read in this post characteristics of a visitation dream. One of the characteristics was that the dream would be vivid and detailed. The conversation I had with her felt very real, but I don’t remember what the conversation was about, or really anything else in the dream. Is this still a visitation dream? Even if it wasn’t a true visitation dream, I strongly believe she was trying to communicate with me.

  2. I had a dream last night and my mom visited me. She said “I wanted to say congratulations.” I am 5 months pregnant. She appeared in front of me in the driveway of our old home. She looked just as I remember her and it felt real. The more I wanted to hang onto that moment, she started to fade.

  3. I had the strangest dream about my dad, he passed away 40 years ago this year…I was in a place I didn’t recognize, when I looked up my dad was standing at a counter, I remember being really surprised and at first I didn’t believe my eyes, I thought this is just someone that looks like my dad. I got up and said, “Daddy is that really you?” I walked around the counter and hugged him. I told him I would call my brother and sister, he went and sat down on the patio, surrounded by trees…suddenly there were biting flies

  4. Reading these comments has confirmed that my beautiful mum who passed on 29th june 2018 visited me in my dream. In the dream I was in her home and I kept saying to myself that I’m aware I’m dreaming, a few of my family members were just sitting about not seeming to acknowledge me but then my mum walked in and she looked radiant and healthy, I started to cry and she just held me tight and said it ok love, let it all out, we were then sitting having a conversation and she began to cry and said said I didnt think I was going to make it but I did and she was smiling, she said she was ok and then I felt the sensation of waking up and I told her mammy I’m waking up now and she smiled and said I love you. When I woke up it didnt feel like I had been asleep it felt like I had just closed my eyes , I was fully aware the whole time. I needed that to happen as I myself questioned where she was and if she was scared. Thank you for these experiences you have all shared.

  5. Someone that I was very close with passed away just a few weeks ago from cancer and I’ve already seen her in my dream twice but the problem was it was very bad.*backstory*: after she died me and my father had been renovating her house that she left us and we changed up a lot of stuff* so in the dream we were at her house and she walked in with a few people and she began crying and yelling at my dad saying “I can’t believe you ruined my house”and then she walked out of the room and went outside crying she then came back in when me and my dad were in the kitchen and then went into her closet and she started crying once again screaming” where is all my clothes, what do you do to all my stuff” and then she came back out and when I looked at her eyes, it was blank white and then my dad was trying to comfort her but then she started saying “bad energy, bad energy” she then walked up to me and touched me and started saying “good energy” and then my body started burning and everything when white and then I woke up. The second dream happened about a week later. We were all sitting in her house and she was there too and then I went to give her a hug and she started screaming “DONT DO THAT” and then she got up and ran into the other room crying and yelling and she was wearing a bright purple sweater, if that means anything. But after she ran away my dad told me to go to the car and she didn’t see me. So basically what I noticed from these dreams if that it’s almost like shes scared of us and she wasn’t happy with us for some reason although before she passed we all had a great relationship and there was no problems. And also she passed away in the same house all these dreams took place in

  6. I had a visitation dream from my best friend she died 11/03/2020 and I do not know the actual cause of her death because I never got to see her before her death due to her parents not wanting me around her and not having me at her funderal. On 02/03/2021 she comes and visits me in my dream. She looks younger and beautiful but is upset or more like her face looks tense n in pain. We meet at my college outside the gym area and whe she was alive we would always go to her college gym. I ask her in my dream what’s wrong she is not telling me so I keep asking her and then she tells me that she wants to spit. I’m thinking in my head in my dream that she wants to throw up. She holds on to my arm and I can never forget that touch . I work her to the side and she is struggling to spit so we sit down as I’m holding on her. She is in so much pain to just spit, I’m looking straight at her face, listening to the sound of her haveing such a painful time to spit. Then she does spit and its something red that she spits out. I keep looking at her red blood looking like spit but I know in my dream it’s not blood. I can’t tell exactly what it could be. I keep looking at the red stuff on the stone ground and then I look at my best friend and she looks relieved. I help her get up, I’m holding her hand and we start walking away and that’s all my dream was about. She did not say anything to me besides the fact she wants to spit

  7. Ok so how would I interpret a full conversation with a person I wasn’t super close with but knew in grade school who died almost 10 years ago. We talked as if we were catching up on the now. She hasn’t crossed my mind in a long time, nothing made me think of her the day before my dream. Honestly I couldn’t even remember her last name. I don’t ever dream or remember my dreams. I was sick and in bed for 5 days pretty much sleeping it off and this is the only dream I had.

  8. My dad passed away July 2020 and i dream of him often. The first dream i had was after his funeral and we were driving around in a car. It was me, him and my brother. The car was filled with so much laughter and love. He was telling me everything is ok. I don’t remember the rest of the conversation but i know he was at peace. My recent dreams of him I’d be flying in the Sky and can hear him yelling my name. I had one dream where i was in what felt like a falling elevator but i couldn’t move and was struggling to breath. I could hear him yelling my name and telling me i had to get up. I heard my husband and my children (who are alive) calling for me to wakeup. I knew it was a dream, but i didn’t want to wakeup. I thought if i stayed there i would cross over and be with my dad. It was my daughters crying outside of the dream that woke me out of that dream. Then tonight i dreamt of my and i in the clouds. He hugged me so tight and i felt it in my physical presence. It warmed me all over. Then i watched him being dragged away in the clouds as if he was being punished for hugging me or reaching out to me. What can this all mean?

  9. i’ve had three dreams about my best friend who committed suicide a little over two months ago. my first one was the night before his funeral & it was like we were in the clouds. we had a nsfw conversation but it made me laugh when i woke up. the second dream i had, i was sitting on the floor talking to a group of friends. out of nowhere, he walked in & was staring down at me and it was like every other noise was silenced, like it was just me and him. i told him that i love him & that i wish i could hug him. he agreed. last night’s dream was different though. i was sitting on the floor alone (i find the sitting down part weird) when he walked into the room, like it was normal. we just stared at each other, and he looked confused. he began walking out of the room when i told him “we need to talk” to which he nodded, and then i told him i love him and he told me that he loves me too. he came back into the room & i asked “do you know you’re dead?” and he just stared at me. i don’t remember much of the conversation as well as i did this morning but i remember crying with him. the dream continued. we danced, and sang, and laughed. we were so happy. i was okay waking up this morning knowing that he was doing well.

  10. So my mom passed away on April 18, 2012. I have these dreams of her being healthy as can be but in my dreams it’s like the timing is now but she’s still alive in my dreams. She has never met my son because she passed before he was born she had never met my now wife but in my dreams everybody is in it! My mom, my kids (all 3 including my son) my wife… I don’t understand these dreams but the most recent one my mom and I were somewhere I think in a parking lot at a store, not sure where but there was a bad guy and he was pointing a gun at us and I instantly woke up as he was pointing the gun at us and never continues that dream. That was the only scary dream I had with my mom in it but other dreams I had were all good like doing fun activities like we used to when she was here.

  11. I have recently lost a close friend, she had passed away at a young age from cancer and it affected all of the girls and myself very much. It has been 7 weeks since she had passed and last night I had a dream about her. I dreamt that I was sat on a sofa with her and one of our other close friends, in the dream I can remember how I started to cry when I saw her and told her how much I love and miss her and I kept apologising for crying because I didn’t want to make het upset, however she kept smiling at myself and telling me that everything was alright and that she knows how much we miss her and she misses and loves us as well. I can remember feeling so happy but could not stop crying in the dream it felt so real as if I was actually talking to her and telling her how much we miss her. I then woke up and felt this wave of love over myself and started to cry because I really believe she came to see myself in my dream to ensure I knew she knows how much we love and miss her and she feels the same way however is at peace. This made me feel so happy and content.

  12. My best friend my other half my my world he committed suicide and b4 I even knew what happend and what he did to himself I was in jail I had a dream there was this guy I likeed him alot we sat there held hands was watching t.v he gave me a hug and a 💋 and said imma die soon then a couple hours later I was told to call my mom then I heard the news he was creamated his ashes are in his mom’s living room which I didnt know until I asked his mom where his ashes were only because every time I dream about him. Its in his mom’s living room. And after his funeral I had another dream about him we were in his mom’s living room he kissed me down my neck and said ive missed you I gave him a hug and without saying it I said I love you no words needed to be said cus the feeling was so strong and there then I thanked God he whispered in my ear and said try not to forget about me then I woke up ballin in just know for all of us to have dreams like this there is life after death I believe I’m grateful to know he’s always with me and his family and kids faith goes along way bless u all

  13. I had a dream about a friend that had passed a year prior. In my real life, I was considering going on a date with someone I really didn’t know. In my dream, the phone rang and it was my deceased friend in A happy voice saying hi to me. It freaked me out so I hung up, since I knew she was dead ( how can she be calling me). She called again and I hung up the 2nd time. Then I looked down at the caller ID box and it had one word “rapist “. I was very emotional when I woke up. I realized she was warning me that the man I was contemplating datingi was a rapist. I turned him down, never dated him. Months later I found out he was a “date raper”. I was always grateful that my deceased friend was still looking out for me. 💘

  14. I had a dream that my grandpa visit me 2 times my favorite place to talk to him was on the porch of the house I lived in he was the only person I could talk to and tell him whts wrong he was like a father that I once never had so on this first dream I was standing outside the house and I seen my grandpa on the porch on his chair that he use to sit in and holding his favorite drink he was trying to communicate with me but I couldn’t understand him and the 2nd dream is where he look healthy and happy he was smiling and he was there talking to me I couldn’t understand why

  15. I had a dream a few months after my father unexpectedly passed away. I was at his house and I was cleaning the bathroom and he walk into the room and I hit my knees. I said how are you here? You passed away. And my dad laughed hysterically and said oh man you should see your face. He thought it was so funny. And I said but why are you here and he said I just wanted to tell you that I’m okay and I’m happy. And at that moment my husband woke me up. After then I would have several dreams of him for months but he was always someone in the crowd that I would see. Almost like he was telling me he was with me everywhere i go.

  16. I had a dream once that I was running with a crowd through my old high school and as I was running, I turned my head and saw my grandfather down the hall, standing, healthy (he passed having an amputated leg and was in a wheelchair) holding a door open as if he was a teacher waiting for the kids to enter and was just smiling at me. I walked up to him so perplexed as to why he was there and alive and no words were exchanged but I felt him so clearly and I remembered that dream so clearly when I woke up it felt like it really happened. I’ve also had another dream of him where I was in my place of work (a hospital) and I was talking to a nurse and had the urge to turn around and he was siting there in the doorway of a room in his wheelchair just looking at me with a warm expression and I immediately started balling and freaking out wondering how he was there. I asked him how as I was crying and I woke up and felt his energy over me, again, like it was so real.

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  18. I have recently lost the love of my life. Everything happened so fast my Henry had a rough life since he young. He turned to drugs and lastly alcohol to mask the hurt and pain he was feeling emotionally. He always managed to smile no matter what but many weren’t aware of the pain he was going through behind all the smiles and laughter or the demons he was hiding. We had known each other from the past and had reconnected years down the line. We started by talking and built up the friendship again before it become something more. When we entered into a relationship Henry said he fell in love with me instantly. I helped him work though all his demons and face a lot of the pain and hurt he had a hard time facing. He decided he no longer needed to drink and started looking forward to a better future with me in it. He dedicated the song “Tennessee Whiskey” to me which means a lot. Well months later he died, all the drinking and abuse he put his body through had finally caught up to him. Since I haven’t been the same and have been going though a really rough time. I been upset because I didn’t feel him or felt I was getting any signs from him letting me know he is ok. Then two months after his passing I finally had a dream of him. In my dream Henry was sitting down as I was standing talking to me. I’m not sure if we were in a restaurant or some sort of hotel setting but there were people around and you could clearly see the ocean in the background which leads me to believe we were by the beach. Any how he told me “you are going to live with me when I say” and of course I was excited and replied ” Yeah I am where are we going to go?” and he said ” by the beach” I woke up right after that and was happy and content and felt a warm feeling. Anyhow it’s been bothering me because I’m not sure what the message was or what he is trying to tell me. Just wondering if anyone might have any thoughts?

  19. I had a dream last night about my sister who passed 7 years ago. We were talking, but I can’t remember anything that was said? However, she produced a necklace in my dream, which was the EXACT necklace she gave all her female siblings on her wedding day. Is this a visitation dream?

  20. Had a dream of my grandmother who passed almost 6 years ago. It felt very real. The setting was a similar layout of her house, but not quite the same. In the dream, my family was mourning the passing of my grandfather. I saw his body earlier in the dream. My grandmother had already passed (which happened the other way around in real life). I remember thinking “They are both gone now” with sadness but acceptance, as both were in their mid 90’s. I was morosely wondering through the house and went into their bedroom. I was standing there and took in all the details of the room. All of a sudden my Grandma came into the room and walked straight to the door leading outside. Just like she would have done in real life; Walking like she was in the middle of a task. She was wearing clothes she’d wear to do house work and her hair was tidy but not ‘fixed up’. She looked comfortable, yet busy. A normal behavior. I felt my mind become aware of the dream and consciously realized “wait, she isn’t alive.. how is she here”. I don’t know how to explain the feeling of realizing I was in a dream..Its like a shift. In the dream, I just stood there and watched. My grandma opened the door and paused, looking at me. She offered no words, but gave a small and warm smile. She continued her trek outside and I could see her silhouette outside the window. Suddenly, it disappeared and a strong wind came through the window. It was a comfortable yet cool wind that almost made me step back. I felt the wind go through and around me, ruffling my clothes and hair. I think my arms were spread out. I felt enveloped in love, peace and wonder; almost like being elated. The dream suddenly ended but I don’t think I woke up right away. When I did wake, I still felt the same way the wind made me feel. I’ll always wonder if this was a visitation dream.

  21. My fiancé died almost 8 years ago I’m February. I had a dream he spoke to me for the first time. He looked sad almost. And in my dream I felt he was sad because I am married now. But in my dream he held me and loved on me like he always did. I even smelt his smell, which I haven’t smelled in years. He told me he loved me. I think he was just worried maybe. He gave me this face that he used to when he was sad. And I just remember running up to him and saying I love you so much and he hugged me then was gone. Wish I knew what it was. I miss him a lot. He was the most amazing sweet man.

  22. I have a question so I don’t think my best friend has passed on I think she is trying to visit me but I have a block up because I’m trying so hard to reach her and when I say best friend I mean we knew each other for 15 years I know she is waiting for me

  23. For years. My grandma always let me dream that she is hungry whenever it’s close to her death anniversary. When she was alive she is the one thought me that when we dream of someone who are already dead they are asking for prayers.

    My mother came to my dream the day after she died. I know she was her because she was wearing the winter coat I bought for. In the dreams she appears to scouting snow by hand and she lift her heads up her face was smiling but then transform into an ugly man with pointy ears like horn. I know then she needs lots of prayers.

    Last night I dream of my godfather who died several years ago. He is trying to show me something what to do with a white thread, like the kids can telephone back then. Then, I was awaken with a pain in my ears but then went away. What are those dreams mean.

  24. Hi, I am from Indonesia … So, I had this dream about 2-3 weeks ago. I saw my grandfather … He past away 3 years ago. When I saw him, we were like, sitting on the clouds and I didn’t even say a word … But he said my name, which is Maureen … He seemed so happy up there, given the thought that he didn’t say anything … But, knowing he is happy there, I feel alright … Love you Gramps … 🤗😉

  25. My mom died in July 2019, 3 weeks after I moved house. We knew she was dying and she came home to die, the day before I moved house. She wanted to come and see the new house but once home, deteriorated and was unable to leave her own home ever again.
    A few weeks after she died, I had a dream. I was standing at the front window and I saw my parents walking along the street towards my house, arm in arm.
    My mom looked well and happy and had a big smile on her face. Her eyes shone and her skin glowed. She had make up on and looked vibrant.
    I thought ‘she’s here, she made it to my new house after all – I knew she would!’
    I smiled back at her and waved a small wave and as she reached the gate of my front garden, I knew that she couldn’t come in because although she was very much there in front of me, something told me that that was it.
    She had come to tell me that she was happy. I now knew deep down that she had passed through to heaven and she was here to let me know.
    So I turned away from the window, knowing it was the final goodbye. I knew that when I turned to look again she’d no longer be there. She wanted me to turn away because her task had been completed. She knew that and I knew that. I felt ok; not sad but happy that she was happy.
    I woke up the next morning and felt so much better. My mom had truly passed on and I was fine and she knows where I am and she kept her promise of coming to see my new house, even if we both knew she didn’t get to come inside. She didn’t need to.

  26. My dad passed away a couple weeks ago. He had Parkinson’s and the onset of dementia. He fought long and hard and my Mom and I were with him when he passed. He was unresponsive at the time but I told him how much I loved him and appreciated him and how great of a Dad he’s been to me. I was expecting to dream of him that night and was joking with my friend that I was lowkey offended he didn’t visit me sooner because at this point it had been two weeks. I had a dream I was in such despair and sadness in my old room. There is was no furniture in this room which makes sense because that’s how I remember seeing my room when we moved a year ago. It was completely empty. All of a sudden my bedroom door swung open and my Dad came bursting through the door in all white, healthy, radiating a white light, younger, and happy. He said “Hey!! Lella!!!” Because that’s my nickname. His voice was clear as day and it’s exactly how I remembered it before he lost his speech. I was conscious at this point that this was special and meant something because I knew my dad had passed in my dream. I ran up to him and screamed “Daddy!!!” And started crying and I gave him the biggest hug. He said “Hi sweetheart” and then I woke up. I know he’s healthy now and happy and that gave me so much peace.

  27. When I was probably 13/14 I had a dream about my grandma who died when I was 6. I was at her house, remembering every little detail about the house. I hugged her and said I love you, happy birthday grandma. This was a short dream, I don’t remember many other details since its been over 10 years since I had it.

    I was in the car with my mom a couple of days later, and I randomly asked, when is grandma’s birthday? She told me the date, and it was the exact date I had that dream. My mom was freaked out, she thought it was really weird considering I have never known when my grandma’s birthday was, not even subconsciously.

  28. My neighbour died two weeks ago and I had been very close to him. He had treated me as if I were his own son and we did many DIY jobs together for the last 14 years.

    Last night I was asleep and I had a dream where I was in a fully furnished room, where it was like his living room in his house, although it wasn’t his house. It was more like a representation and it had a large organ that I was playing with.
    He came in the room and said, “I’m not really dead, you know.” And he smiled at me. “I am happy now” He continued to say and then walked out of the room.

    I was so upset since he had died and had been asking for a visitation from my neighbour to show that he was alright and I am now convinced more than ever that there is life after death.

  29. My husband and I had a good friend pass away abt 4 years ago. He was never married and was a complete sweetheart. He passed in his home alone and was there for a few days before found in his recliner.
    Anyway hubby mentioned to me this morning that he had a very vivid dream of Bill-they were in a basement where there was a dead person. Hubby said he woke up from this dream a few time to only be back in the same place with Bill. We aren’t close with Bills adoptive family so we never found out his actual cause of death.

  30. My sister passed away in 2016 of breast cancer overseas. I have to bring her remains to our country and take care of her funeral. She mentioned in her will that she wish to be cremated. However, I cannot fulfill her wish as our place (entire province) don’t have cremation. I keep thinking whether she is happy with her funeral.

    Months after her funeral, she visited me in my dream. I was in this big house looking for my things that a naughty little girl keep hiding. I was very angry that I said to myself that when I caught this little girl I will spank her. Then someone called me and told me that I have a visitor outside the house. Its my sister and she looks alive and healthy and the whole thing looks and feels real. She told me that she is happy of my decision about her funeral else she won’t be seeing me now. She invited me to go some place. I told her I can’t as I need to find my things and I told her about the naughty little girl who keep hiding my things. She told me not to worry about those things as there are plenty of it to where we are going.

    We ride a bus and I saw the little girl with a woman (or couple – I can’t remember clearly) sitting in a bench in a park. I can’t see the woman’s face – I can only see her back. Then the little girl saw us in the bus and start chasing the bus. Concerned, I ask my sister if we should bring the little girl to where we are going. She replied not to worry about the little girl because there are people who will take care of her and she is not required to where we are going.

    I notice that the bus is full but I don’t know all the passengers. My sister and I are in the front seat. I asked my sister where we are going. She replied we are going to Church. I told her if I know earlier I will not go as I hate gong to Church. Then I start having difficulty breathing. I woke up sweating and breathing heavily.

  31. Hello ,my father died in 2005 ,but I had a dream about him,i visited him to his place and conplained to him about how am suffering and he did not leave me anything ,(he was very rich),so he showed me a tree in our compound and told he had put there some of his riches but he died without telling anyone?…then i woke up …. what’s the meaning of the dream ,is it a release or a visitation dream?.

  32. Can someone explain the meaning of the conversation I had with my friend?
    I dreamt of a childhood friend who died I think more than 5 years ago. The very same friend I played Pokemon with when I was im grade school. He’s older and kind of on feminine side. We had the same religion, that’s why we became friends despite not being schoolmates. But later on, after we became young adults, we haven’t talked much and moved on with our lives. So there’s no way I would think about him these days. Yet on my dream, it’s quite vivid enough for me to search the cause and the meaning of it. He was at the corner and smiled at me. I was shocked, (probably because I knew we’re not close anymore) for him to greet me with a smile, yet to my surprise I approached him and even asked “Hey! How are you? Are you okay?” And he answered me: “Oh, I’m fine! Just getting older.” with a smile. And I touched his hair and agreed with a small laugh and said “yes, I can see this gray hair of yours.” and we laughed. That’s when I probably realized, wait this guy has been dead for years and we are not even this close anymore so I immediately forced myself to wake up.

    Does this mean visitation given the time frame? It’s not normal for me to do smalk talks like asking how are you. I usually just nod to or smile at people I knew. I hate being held up with small talks and pleasantries as I considered myself being an introvert.

    So what does his I am fine means?

  33. My biological mother passed away in January 2020 and I couldn’t see her during her last hours when she was in the hospital. When the dead body was taken home for rituals, I stayed with her all the time when she was home. The next day we did the rituals.
    Since then, it’s October 2020 and I see her in my dreams very often. I remember I saw her, she was hugging me and telling me that I am back and I won’t go again and I was happy. I was sitting with my family in the dream and we were talking about her. The moment I looked away from her, she was gone and I woke up and realised it was a dream. Everytime when I think of her, I see her the next day in my dream, talking to me and I see her happy, the way she use to dress is the same. I actually feel loved seeing her in my dreams. Two months back, in india there is a ritual called “Shradh” , it is done for the betterment of the dead person. So we did that and it is said that once we do the shradh of a particular person, the soul of the person goes directly to heaven and doesn’t connect with the anyone in the dreams too.
    That month I didn’t see her. A day back, I was thinking about her that I haven’t seen her since long in my dream, and, yesterday itself I see her talking to me about things( which I don’t remember). In the same dream, I saw myself crying for her and telling everyone in my family that I saw her and I can’t see her now. In the dream itself, I could see the glimpse of her as if she is playing hide and seek and in the whole dream I was crying.
    The moment I woke up, I googled and got through this post. I am literally grateful that I can still connect with her in my dream.

  34. I know I have had a couple visitation dreams. My first one was in the beginning of December 2016. I can remember very vividly there was a knock at my door and when I opened it, it was my Dear Sweet Momma. My Momma was my best friend and she passed in May of 2004. My Momma just opened her arms and I fell into them crying uncontrollably. That dream bothered me for days. I couldn’t understand it at all. Was it because I’ve missed her? On Dec 15, 2016 my heart broke😥 My 22 yr old son unexpectedly passed away. I believe my Momma came to do what Momma’s do, take care of their babies❤😥
    The 2nd time was this year I was having a hard time. I asked Josh for a sign from him that he is still here with me. I know he passed over but I needed to know he is happy and still around. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking that my husband was holding me but I heard him in the living room. I was definitely being held in arms so gentle and comforting that either Josh or God helped calm me. It’s these moments that help keep my sanity some times.

  35. I had a dream where I was at a wedding, then when it was over, my family and I were wondering where we should go as we had no plans after. so we got to some sort of campsite and my entire family was sitting in a circle on camping chairs. I left my seat and by the door I see my uncle who passed away. He starts showing me these sun glasses and he says “Wow, look at these glasses! they almost look like they could be from the year 2020!”. I was so confused because I was wondering why he came back from ‘the dead’ so I hurried to go tell my sister, but my was gone.

  36. I had a brief dream of someone saying mama, mama and I woke and saw a thin shining light a on my closet door. The light was there for a few seconds then disappeared. My adult daughter died six months ago. Could this have been her reaching out to me?

  37. I had a visitation from my dad I was in our childhood house where we grew up and I was looking in the mirror we use to have hanging on the living room wall, as I was looking in the mirror he stepped behind me and spoke asking how i was and how my mum is and to make sure we look after her, then he was gone. When I woke it felt very real a proper visitation which made me feel very happy. I also have many dreams of deceased ever since I was a little girl.

  38. Wel I’m not sure to say
    that may mother has past away or not coz haven’t find a body or a anything else since she disappeared a few years ago in our small town. But when I usually get dreams of her I dream she is dead, once of drowning and the other time of jumping of building…most recent it’s always drowning don’t know how to go about it

  39. I lost my mum in July this year, We were very very close and she used to tell me when I was younger that she would contact me when she passed, as we have always believed this is possible.
    I’ve only had one dream with her but would like to know if it’s a visitation dream or not.
    In my dream I was sitting in a chair beside my twin sister, but she wasn’t focused on Mum like I was.
    My mum was in front of me, holding my hand in both of hers, so calm and peaceful, with a soft smile. She wasn’t saying anything but I was hysterical about losing her and no one else was reacting like I was.
    I’d really appreciate feedback on this dream please, losing my Mum is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through and I just don’t think I can feel her here with me like I thought I would.
    My oldest daughter and my Mum had the strongest bond and relationship too.

  40. I just an incredible experience from my deceased Mum, she passed away in April this year. On Sunday night I was home alone and I was making space in the garage and found a basket of Mum’s blouses – they were in pretty good shape, but I don’t really have the time to go looking for second hand shops etc. to take them, so i placed them in the big council bin to go out the next morning. When I put them in the bin I mumbled to Mum that I was sorry and hope she wouldn’t get upset.
    The next day I was talking to my ex-wife who told me she’d had a dream with my Mum in it that night who was texting her messages on her phone telling her that she was upset about her tops! My ex new nothing of what I’d done and thought it was weird my Mum was even using a phone in her dream – imagine when I told her about the subject! Now that’s a real visitation dream.

  41. Hi my Mum passed away on 9th August 2020 so only around 5 weeks ago it’s still very fresh. She suffered for the last year of her life and me and my daughter, her only granddaughter were there for her. We had a very strong bond, she always said 3 generations. Her exit from this world appeared distressing and I constantly spoke out asking her to let me know she was ok. I believe I had a visitation dream last night I was sat in my lounge here at my home. And my front door opened I stood up because I knew my Daughter was upstairs and no one else has a key as only us two live here. As I looked closer I could see the arm of what appeared to be my mums coat that she always wore them I looked and she closed the door and leant back onto it as though she was relieved to be here but extremely tired. As she leant back on the door her head was to one side so I couldn’t see her face full on, when she passed her head was to one side but it was enough for me to know it was her.,I said oh my god Mum it is you and I walked towards her saying please come in and sit down and I put my arms out towards her but as I did that was it I woke up and it was over. When I awoke my heart was racing and I had an eye mask on and was a little scared to take it off as I felt a strange sensation in my room. I definitely feel this was a visitation but I would have liked her to have said she was ok. She looked younger and walked in the door without an aid which she wouldn’t have been able to do before she passed. I know spirits have their own journey when passing and was wondering if she was tired as she is still learning her way on the other side or maybe she was just relieved that she had found her way here? The dream felt so real and I remember it unlike other dreams when you forget. Do you think this was a sign that she is here with us now? X

  42. Just today, I dreamed about a very loved cousin in our family who passed away of cancer at the beginning of this year, and she was sitting down in the table in my house, like we used to, talking with my family members and me watching from the sofa, without really interacting, they all laughed and watched videos, but all of them also seemed aware of her being dead. When the dream was ending, they said it was almost time for her to go, and I burst out crying (in the dream) and told her I didn’t do enough for her, but she just looked at me gently and wiped my tears off. I woke up at that moment, crying. I somehow felt relieved, but my chest hurts a lot!
    I’m glad to know this, thank you so much. I hope to dream about my kitties who passed lately too, I have been wanting to see them again.

  43. A couple of days before my cousin passed
    I was in my room asleep when I heard someone call my name really loud and bang on my room door. I thought it was my mom or sister but when I opened my door no one was there. Today makes 4 months since she’s been gone and she’s been in so many of my dreams. One where she came and told me she faked her death

  44. Last night I had a dream of my late mum who passed away unexpectedly, we were in an old address we lived in, she was there but not in person, I clearly remember I would ask a question Like “mum where is………” and she would answer by blowing curtains in certain directions, things would happen to make me look in certain directions, she was my best friend and I could always talk to her for comfort, advise or just a natter. I woke up feeling amazing like it was real (not in my dream), I’ve been out with my kids and grandson today and I felt like she was hugging me holding me to let me know she’s there, I do believe she’s with me all the time but there are sometimes I feel her warmth so much more stronger x

  45. After 30 years of my brother who I was very close to died he came to me in my dream kind of…I only remember a part of it but it felt like I was floating toward him. He was talking to a girl on my right leaning up against something and I was calling him on my phone but he did not look at me and he did not answer. He instead texted me call me tomorrow. I then replied NO I can’t do that you won’t be here tomorrow. That was it. I have no idea why right now I am getting a dream like this but I can tell you not a day go’s by I do not think of him. I miss him incredibly. I was 10 years old in 1990 when he committed suicide. Our mom was never really a mom to us and he had moved into my grand mom’s house at an early teenager age and then met a girl. He then decided to move out to Colorado to be with her so I then cherished every moment when he came to see me in P.A. I only remember bits and pieces since I was so young. My other brother and sister I do not talk to and they are the only one’s who will know anything. My grand mom died years ago and I never really got to talk to her about my brother ever so I am here stuck not knowing things and always crying.

  46. Lately I’ve been dreaming of everyone I ever that has passed away come into my dreams. It has become more frequently. They are all calming experiences. The one I had recently was a colleague who I asked her what message is she trying to give me. She didn’t have one, so I asked her how she’s doing and her reply was that she’s in the most beautiful place in the world. The room was filled again with many many people, some I have forgotten about, others were people I knew but we’re faceless. We did a lot of laughing and it was then my time to go home. I can still see it even now. What does this interpretation mean?

  47. This was an amazing read and thank you for it. I lost my first love/daughters father in 2009 when he was only 32 years old. He had made a bad mistake and went to prison so at that time I didn’t have much contact with him but I was told he was sick. I had a dream one night and in the dream I walked into my bedroom and he’s sitting at the edge of my bed looking down and very sad. I tried talking to him but as I tried to get closer I woke up. This dream felt so real but I just didn’t think to much about it. So I get a call two days later that he had passed away and I sat on the phone in shock, I said he died today? They said no two nights ago at about 10:30 pm. My mouth few open because around that time is when I had that dream about him. I realized he was coming to say goodbye to me and was obviously sad because we had a deep love for each other and I had his only child which I’m sure he was sad to depart earth from. I’ve also had a few visitation dreams about him where I’ll see him and he looks so good/handsome and healthy and I run and hug him and it gives me chills as I think about it cause when I hug him in my dreams it was really him, the smell, the touch, everything is so vivid and real. After I hug him I tell him I don’t want to let him go and beg him to stay with me. He doesn’t say anything he just smiles at me and looks so good! I wake up happy he visited me but sad I really couldn’t hug him again. I’m happily married and have been for years but he knows he was my first love and that I’ll always love him and I know he feels the same about me! 🙂

  48. I had a dream of my husband who passed away 2 years ago in his sleep. The corner said he died of a massive heart attack . The night when he went to bed he wasn’t feeling well and I asked him to go to the hospital to be seen but he refused. So in my dream I dreamed about him showing up at the door after being in a bad car accident and I was mad at him for not going to the hospital and get checked and the car he had the accident in I was mad at him for wrecking him. He then hugged me and he was sorry and I started crying and woke up. not sure what the meaning is.


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