What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone From The Past?

While many people believe it, dreaming about someone from the past usually doesn’t mean that the person wants to see you or is thinking about you. So don’t go out and contact that person before you sit down and interpret the dream for yourself.

Ironically, dreaming about someone from the past usually has to do with something currently happening in your life. The dream might stem from fear or worry, or you may be reflecting on what has worked and what hasn’t in your life. You may also need something that someone from the past gave you. Let’s look at a few common dreams about someone from the past.

Dreaming about someone from the past

Dreaming About An Ex

Sometimes dreaming about an ex can stem from unresolved feelings. But, usually, these dreams represent comfort and familiarity or represent something that you wish you had or wish you didn’t have in your life.

For instance, if you dream about an ex who always listened to you when you were upset, then you might be missing that comforting ear in your life right now. It doesn’t mean you should go back to your ex. It simply means to look for someone who will listen to you because you need it.

What did your ex represent to you?

  • Love?
  • Fear?
  • Dishonesty?
  • Compassion?

It’s also important to remember that the context of the dream plays a big part in helping you interpret it.

  • Do you feel happy?
  • Do you feel scared?
  • Are you in love?
  • Are you engaging in some sort of activity that you liked to do together?
  • Are you living in your old home or somewhere new?

All of these things will help you determine why you dreamt about your ex.

Note: If you are not sure, leave as many details as possible in the comments below and we will help you interpret the dream. 

Dreaming About An Old Boss

How did you feel about your boss in your waking life?

Were they kind to you or were they mean?

Did they make you feel bad or good about yourself?

If you didn’t like your old boss, and you dream about them, then you may be facing someone in your life who reminds you of them or you may be facing some issues that you associate with that old boss, such as procrastination or not enough knowledge about what you need to do.

If you liked your old boss, you may be looking for validation that what you are doing is right.

If they are kind to you and supportive in the dream, that’s a sign that your intuition knows that you are on the right track and you should keep going.

Dreaming About An Old Friend

Dreaming about a friend from the past could have many interpretations depending on the context of the dream and its symbolism.

It may be a sign that the dreamer is trying to reconnect with feelings from their past friendship or process unresolved issues.

It might also represent nostalgia for simpler times, or perhaps even a longing for an idealized version of the friendship they once shared.

It also may be a connection dream, where you are connecting to their current life. This is especially true if you had a deep bond when you were friends.

For example, Joanne dreamt about her old friend Susan. In the dream, Susan was showing Joanne around her new home and talking about her life. She also introduced Joanne to her new husband. When Joanne woke up, she went on Facebook and saw that her old Friend Susan was living in the exact house that she had seen in the dream and was married to the exact man that was introduced to her as her husband.

It seems like a strong energetic connection never dies.

Dreaming About A Loved One Who Has Passed Away

I do believe that we can speak to loved ones who have passed away in our dreams. Many people have had these kinds of dreams.

However, if your dream wasn’t you sitting down having a conversation with a loved one who has passed away, then they were likely more of a symbol in your dream that can give you some insight into how you are currently feeling and doing.

You can figure out what they were symbolizing by how that person made you feel in your waking life.

Did they love you unconditionally? If yes, then you may need some love in your life right now or you may be feeling a lot of unconditional love in your life.

If they were mean to you, then you may be experiencing some trauma or issues that remind you of your time with them.

Are You Talking To Someone From Your Past?

Most people are in our lives for a reason, and there are many stories that prove we can connect with them on a soul level during our dream life.

Therefore, if you are just talking with someone from your past, you may be having an actual conversation with their spirit.

Often, you won’t remember your conversation with them as hard as you try. This likely is because you are not supposed to consciously know the information that you two talked about.

Note: If you want help interpreting your dream about someone from the past, please leave as many details as you can in the comments below. 

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