Unfortunately, our time on the physical plane in this life is limited. When a loved one passes, it can be the most difficult time of our lives.

It is in these times that the astral plane enters our lives without us asking and can cause us to dream of our dearly missed loved one.

But is this just a dream, or is it something more?

There is indeed meaning behind dreaming of a deceased loved one, you just have to know what to look for.

Deceased Loved One Appearing In Dreams

When we dream, our soul leaves our physical body and travels to the astral plane.

This is useful in many areas of spiritual life, as it allows us to learn the karmic lessons we have picked up during the day while allowing our physical body to rest.

The astral plane is where souls and spirits live, for lack of a better way to put it.

So when a loved one passes, they enter into the astral plane for a while. While they are there, they often appear to the loved ones they left behind in their dreams.

This is often just to let them know that they are at peace now and not to be scared for them.

When this is the case, you will wake with a feeling of calm and safety, bathed as you are in their love and light.

Reoccurring Dream Of Deceased Loved One

For most, dreams of a deceased loved one get less frequent with time.

This is because their spirit is moving on, readying itself for reincarnation, soul contract work and rebirth to continue their spiritual journey.

But for some, the dreams get more frequent until it is almost every night.

If this is the case, you are no longer being visited by the spirit of your loved one. Instead, this indicates that you are struggling with coming to terms with their passing.

Perhaps you left things badly with them, or there were things you needed to say to them.

The best thing to do if this is the case is to see a grief counsellor. Holding on to grief and mourning for extended periods of time is damaging to the body and soul.

You might also try contacting your loved one through a medium, to get one last opportunity to leave things a better way.

Dreams Of A Long Deceased Loved One

Sometimes a loved one that passed a long time ago appears in a dream, seemingly at random.

They will usually have a message for you, though these messages are notoriously vague and cryptic.

These are highly individual and you should seek help interpreting them if you are having difficulty. But these dreams usually indicate that there is an urgent spiritual matter that needs your attention.

The spirit of your lost loved one has been watching over you and is offering you guidance. It would be silly not to take it.

As a general guide, how the message makes you feel and what it reminds you of is far more important than the actual message itself.

So those are the meanings of common dreams about deceased loved ones. Remember, if you are having a difficult time with grief then it might be worth looking into getting professional help.

This is something human beings have had to deal with forever, and there are people out there with the expertise to help you come to terms with your loss.