Some individuals dream, while others don’t, or at least aren’t aware that they did.
But are dreams really meaningful? When many people believe dreams are a kind of communication from powers we cannot see or feel while awake, some scientists contend that dreams are only the product of neuronal processes occurring in our brains.
While we are asleep, our brains are anything but.
Dreams might be a mirror of the day that was or they can be a representation of our worries. But what does it signify when we dream about someone who has passed away?
These dreams can be interpreted as a phase of the grief process or a shift in our own lives. Healthline claims that it has to do with the latter.
When we go through specific transitions, like starting a new job, relocating, or meeting someone new, we frequently have these nightmares.
But more significant than the dream itself is the way it makes us feel.
Rubin Naiman, a psychology doctoral candidate, devoted years of his life to researching people’s sleeping patterns and routines. He asserted that “decoding the dream is the goal of dream interpretation. It enlightens us and increases our psychological awareness while expanding our consciousness.
So, dreaming of someone who is no longer alive may be related to the changes mentioned above and how those changes affect us.
”A lot of contemporary neuroscientists believe during REM sleep, the brain is involved in maintenance tasks, and it accidentally ‘kicks up dust,’ visually. At that end, dreaming is considered totally meaningless.” On the other hand he explains, “The other end is that dreaming is more substantial than waking. And we see this in ‘dream cultures,’ such as the indigenous people of Australia, who believe dreaming is intrinsic to our spiritual existence.”
Experts place these dreams into four categories.
- First, dreaming of a deceased person may be interpreted as the brain trying to work through the pain of the loss.
- If we hadn’t made amends with the deceased person before their passing, we may feel guilt and that might be the reason why they visit us in our dreams.
- According to Lauri Loewenberg, a dream analyst, we may be dreaming of a deceased person if we see some of their behaviors, such as substance abuse or else, in ourselves.
- There are experts who believe that these dreams represent a visitation from the deceased person, especially if we see them in a good condition in our dream, meaning they are well dressed or seem happy. If we feel good about the dream, it may mean that the deceased person says ‘Hello.’
No matter what we feel about dreams, the truth is that they offer something deep and meaningful. They often give us insight into the soul and our connection with the deceased person that we see in our dreams.
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