Having a dream about someone you love passing away can be one of the most frightening experiences to wake up to.
This can be especially true if you had a nightmare about your immediate parents passing away.
However, the good thing is that the majority of dreams aren’t literal.
In fact, the dream realm operates on an emotional, subconscious level, which shows us more about what’s going on within you on an internal level with ourselves more than the reality of others.
This may make you wonder why you would have such a disturbing dream experience?
In this article, we will be exploring all of the different ways you can interpret having a dream about your parents dying and what that may mean for your waking life.
The Deeper Meaning of Death Showing Up In Your Dreams
Whether or not you’ve run into any experiences with death in your waking life, death may be a theme that comes up in your dreams.
This is because death isn’t all about endings, rather something much deeper than that — the transition to something new.
In western culture, death is interpreted simply as the end of something which invokes the feeling of fear and anxieties.
However, in other cultures, there is an early emphasis in understanding life after death, which indicates that death is nothing more than a transition.
When diving into spirituality, you’ll find that there is much more going on than what meets the eye.
Our physical senses — sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell — are very limiting considering that we live on an energetic plane.
Our 6th sense, however, is attuned to the energies around us, allowing us to intuitively feel throughout the many worlds that we are experiencing at once.
The dream realm is another way to describe the astral realm or the spiritual realm.
When your mind finally takes a break, the conscious logical barriers are finally down that force you to rely on your physical senses in your waking life.
So when you have a dream, you’re tapping into your more intuitive, subconscious self that interacts with the energies around you.
If you recently had a dream about your parents dying, the theme of transitioning or new energies emerging could be the deeper message here.
Deep Love for Your Family
There are many people who have estranged relationships with their immediate family.
Depending on the circumstances, there could have been situations that took place while you grew up that caused distance between your parents.
Or, you could be facing an issue with ego and pride that causes you not to speak in the waking world.
There are also lots of situations that could cause this disconnect, but there are also many stories of people who still long to be connected to the people that brought them into this world.
Even if you don’t know your birth parents, there may still be a need to understand who you came from to help you on your healing journey.
These types of deep seeded feelings may be difficult to process in the waking world, which causes them to become suppressed into the subconscious mind.
That’s the thing about dreams, though — you can’t hide from your true emotions when the barriers of your logical mind are finally at rest.
Your dreams will reveal to you what really needs to be addressed in order to heal in the waking world.
Processing The Idea of Loss
As mentioned above, teachings in westernized cultures are usually focused on the physical world — finances, materialism, working, and surviving.
There is a huge missed opportunity to help people process a very integral part of the human experience — the spiritual and emotional ebbs and flows that show up throughout our lives.
The idea of death and loss is a huge one that should get more attention.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t unless you’re actively seeking it or forced to face it in your waking world.
If you’ve recently had a dream about your parents dying, this doesn’t necessarily indicate that you’re actually going to lose your parents.
However, it may be highlighting how you cope with the feeling of loss — whether that shows up as losing a job opportunity, home, or close friend.
Regardless, the grieving process is still something that very much can’t be ignored!
Strong Regrets in Life
If you’ve witnessed anyone actually lose someone close to them in their life, you may notice that they bring up all of the things that they wish they could have done with or for that person.
This may be especially true if you’ve actually already had a parent or both parents pass.
If you’ve recently had a dream that your parents passed, the dream realm could be revealing that you have deep seeded regrets about how things played out in your waking life.
If they have already passed, this may be difficult to heal from because you cannot change the past.
However, this dream could be a wake up call to appreciate and show how much you care about the people that are close to you now.
Preparing For The Future
Whether we want to face this reality or not, death is something that cannot be avoided.
Again, having a dream about a parent or both of your parents passing does not mean that this harsh reality is something that you’re going to face soon.
However, it is important to acknowledge that no one can escape this reality — not even you.
There are things in this physical world that can help us prepare for the passing of our loved ones that can reduce stress in other areas of our lives.
For instance, establishing life insurance could be something to consider if you’ve recently had a dream about a loved one passing away.
Or even taking the time to create a will can help you and your family when that time does inevitably come.
It could be possible that your dreams are inviting you to have those serious conversations with your family.
Interpreting Difficult Dreams
No one wants to think about their loved ones passing on, but it is a reality that each one of us will have to face.
If you’ve recently had a dream about your parents death, it’s still important to record this dream and try to draw out as many details as you can.
You may be able to find deeper, more symbolic meanings to your dreams.
If you’ve recently had a dream about a loved one passing and have a different emotional experience, please tell us all about it in the comments below!
We would love to hear how this astral insight has helped you on your spiritual journey.