Dreaming of a dead person smiling can be quite a notable dream. It may fill you either with surprise, horror, or longing.
It really depends who you dream about and how the dream is presented to you. Read on for possible interpretations of this rare yet remarkable image.
Table of Contents
- What Does Dreaming of a Dead Person Smiling Represent?
- Common Situations in Which You Dream of a Dead Person Smiling
- Dream of someone you know as the dead person smiling at you
- Dream of a person who has died, smiling at you
- Dream of a popular character smiling at you
- Dream of a close loved one smiling at you
- Dream of a dead person who is someone you don’t particularly know smiling at you
- Dream of someone you don’t like as the dead person smiling at you
- Dream of a dead child smiling at you
- Dream of someone you fought with as the dead person smiling at you
What Does Dreaming of a Dead Person Smiling Represent?
Dreaming of a dead person smiling can represent a lot of different things. You can explore the meaning of death in all its aspects.
Mostly, death means an end to something. Usually it denotes the end of a physical body, but there are a lot more metaphors that are applicable to death. We can explore the possibilities here.
Symbolic of contentment
Dreaming of a dead person smiling may signify a certain kind of contentment. Assess what is happening in your life and see if this interpretation applies to you, or to someone close to you, or if it is pertaining to a situation that you have been living with for a long time now.
Maybe this dream is telling you that everything is fine exactly the way it is and you don’t have to worry about feeling that you or what you have is enough – because wherever you are right now, and whatever you have, is more than enough. That is what this dream is trying to tell you.
Symbolic of happiness in separation
Death usually means a separation from the physical body. If you dream of a dead person smiling, this may signify that whatever separation you recently experienced is a happy one.
Even if separation usually connotes sadness or loss, it means the opposite for you. You are actually grateful for what has happened and you are happy that things occurred the way they did.
Symbolic of a happy ending
You may be worrying about your life, or the course of events in another person’s life. This person may be someone you care deeply about. Whatever it is you are worrying about, know that it is all going to be okay.
Everything is going to work out in the end so you really shouldn’t worry about anything any longer. Just chill out and let things be. This is what this dream about a dead person smiling is trying to tell you.
Symbolic of a release from guilt
You may be feeling guilty about something that happened. Maybe it was some decision you made, or just something that transpired that you felt you had no control. For whatever reason, you are feeling guilty.
A dream about a dead person smiling at you is the world trying to tell you to let go of the guilt. You did the best you could at the time you needed to act, and that is all that is needed from anyone at any moment in time.
You don’t need to keep beating yourself up about it. In fact, whoever is involved in the situation you are feeling guilty about, is trying to tell you to let go and live your life in the best way you know how.
They are okay so you should be too. You should be happy and release yourself from the guilt that you are unnecessarily torturing yourself with.
Symbolic of missing someone
This dream about a dead person smiling may also be about someone that you are currently missing in your life.
Maybe they are someone you haven’t seen in a long time – they don’t necessarily have to be someone who has already passed from the physical world.
Maybe you are just missing this person and they are smiling at you as a dead person in your dream – but you don’t really have anything to worry about. It may just mean that they are at peace and they are trying to tell you not to worry.
Symbolic of healing
Death also symbolizes the end of pain. If you are dreaming of a dead person smiling, it may be that this person has carried pain for most of their life on earth, and now, they are actually free of that pain. They have died to their drama and their suffering – and are living a new life as if they have resurrected.
Symbolic of letting go
Dreaming of a dead person smiling may be a general symbolism for letting go. Death is also a symbolism for letting go of worldly things.
This time, this image in your dream is trying to tell you to let go of whatever it is you are clinging to, whatever it is that you think you need to make you happy. You can “die” to it as well – and then realize how much happier you’ll be in the process of doing that.
Common Situations in Which You Dream of a Dead Person Smiling
Dream of yourself as the dead person smiling at you
This dream is trying to tell you to chill out and just let go. You really worry too much, and you shouldn’t. At the end of it all, we will all end up in the same place.
The only thing that matters is how much happiness you felt while you had the choice and the chance. So choose happiness as much as you can, and do it now.
Dream of someone you know as the dead person smiling at you
This dream could mean that you may have had a rift with this person, and he is trying to tell you that you should patch things up and make peace with one another.
It may be saying to you that you should let go of the anger that you are holding onto and that you should just try to be happy with everything that you have right now.
Dream of a person who has died, smiling at you
This dream could mean a lot of things. For one, you could be missing that person. For another, it could be that person telling you that they are okay and you shouldn’t worry. It may be them trying to say hi to you and just visit you in your dream.
Dream of a popular character smiling at you
If in your dream, the dead person smiling at you is a popular character from fiction or from real life, check how you view that person.
There may be something you idolize in that person and he is telling you that you have everything you need in order to achieve what you want to achieve, whether that is related to what this popular character has achieved in his lifetime or has stood for in the story that he is in.
Dream of a close loved one smiling at you
This dream could be telling you that people you love are so proud of everything that you are. In your waking life, you may not be aware that they are brimming with pride for everything you’ve accomplished. This dream is telling you that they are.
Dream of a dead person who is someone you don’t particularly know smiling at you
This dream is trying to tell you to be grateful in your life. If you would focus more on the things that are going well instead of the things that aren’t, you will attract more of these things and you will end up having a really delicious and abundant life.
Learn to be happy even in the face of seemingly dreary circumstances. Everything is in the way you look at it – so look at things differently in order for things to feel different for you as well.
Dream of someone you don’t like as the dead person smiling at you
This dream may be taunting you. It may be your fear of being discovered or put down coming to the fore. The feeling may be made more palpable because of the circumstances that are surrounding you in your life right now.
This is a prompt for you to start paying attention to the good things instead of the negative ones because what you pay attention to always energizes and is given more life.
You have the power to control what you want to happen in your life by virtue of what you attract, so control what you attract by controlling your thoughts and emotions. This is also related to you just doing your best to be happy as much as possible.
Dream of a dead child smiling at you
This may be a dream about your childhood dreams trying to get your attention once again. Maybe it is your young self trying to tell you to go for the things you really want in order for you to be happy.
For once, do not make the pleasing of other people the criteria for you to decide whether you should push through with doing something or not.
You should start to do things for you and you will realize how much pleasure it can give you – enough so you can give so authentically to others as well.
Dream of someone you fought with as the dead person smiling at you
This dream could mean a lot of things. For one, it could symbolize some guilt you are carrying regarding the fight that you had with this person.
For another, it could mean that this person is trying to taunt you, or something related to your fight is trying to make its way back into your consciousness.
On the other hand, it could also mean that this person wants to end whatever argument you two had, and just wants to live in peace with you. You should want for this peace as well.
There are many possible meanings to dreaming of a dead person smiling at you. Check the specifics of the dream and relate to where you are emotionally right now in order to get the most accurate interpretation.
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