Dying and coming back to life

The act of rising from the dead or returning to life is resurrection. Dying and coming back to life in dreams is also qualified as resurrection. For deeper understanding see meaning of resurrection.

Here are meanings of the dreamer’s own resurrection. If you had dream where other people were dying and returning to life, see meaning of resurrection.

General meanings:

The central meaning of dying and coming back to life is about the best luck, that the dreamer got now or will get very soon.

Dying and coming back to life in dream represents clear mind, self confidence and mental energy. Resurrection also means a rebirth and new beginning. Dreaming about returning to life from dead shows for the dreamer a new period. This period will be much easier than last one. The last period with great difficulties has ended and the dreamer can now breathe more easier:  obstacles have been cleared and certainly are not coming back.

Other symbolism of dream about rising from the dead has religious significance. The religious meaning of this dream is to prepare the dreamer for long journey to places of religious interest.

Psychological meanings:

Dreams about dying and coming back to life are clearly about fulfillment of wishes. Dreaming about resurrection refers to the recover from a disease or to the rebirth of an idea or a goal or to the renewal of a romantic, platonic or professional relationship. These wishes or the wish might be already reached or will be fulfilled in short time. Coming back to life is sign of success for any kind of wishes.

Spiritual meanings:

At the spiritual plane dream about returning to life symbolizes spiritual growth and the desire for higher spiritual consciousness. Meaning of the resurrection, of dying and coming back to life, is obviously clear – new heights of the spiritual development in the dreamer has been successfully achieved.

51 responses

  1. Thank you for the interpretation, my dream of dying and returning was extremely vivid and spiritual for me. I never experienced any dream quite like it before. Your interpretation allowed me to have insight that was very important for me. Thank you!!

  2. My dream was very different. I was home getting a ‘procedure done’ by a health professional. I was given some liquid to drink and asked for water. Water never came and next thing I knew I was waking up and could hear the doctor say that because the water never came, I choked on the medicine and died. I couldnt move and laied there still. Then I was like a prisoner on a bus or train after my funeral, trying to get the attention of family members to tell them I was alive. 1 person saw me but then I woke up. Not really sure if I was really dead or forced to fake a death for somene elses benefit.

  3. I read in ur site that seeing people dying and then they come back alive means fulfilment of wishes but is there a time frame when I can see them happen

    • Hello,
      It depends on many factors. Best solution to frame in the time the meaning of your dream is to look deeper into other parts of your dream. Think, how close to the resurrected people you was in your dream. Could you touch them? Could you feel them? In your case there is big chances that fulfillment of wishes is not so close to you than you wish. You wasn’t that person, which has been resurrected. Because of this option, longer time should be expected for fulfillment of wishes. But this time framing is just fast opinion and it can be not 100% accurate, because dedicated analysis of your dream needs more time and more information. So you should look deeper inside yourself or outside to the processes that are taking place around you. Maybe you are now in the process of some kind of fulfillment? If not yet, then you need to wait a little bit.
      Best wishes, A.Goldberg.

      • Thank you so much for this post; it was very helpful. I had one of these dreams about my husband coming back to life. It was so vivid and real (I don’t usually recall my dreams or have vivid ones like this). I woke up crying because of it’s intensity. And he was right there, not distant at all.

        So in a dream like this, the other person really represent yourself? My first thoughts were maybe I was letting go of some pain or grief that’s lingering, but your assessment of this dream meaning also fits perfectly with where I’m at in life. And I mean totally perfect. Thoughts?

        Again, thank you for this page. Very interesting.

      • I had a dream where a close family friend who is like a little brother to me died on his birthday and then came back to life the same day, throughout the dream i was almost always close enough to touch him i cant remember if i ever did.

  4. Nice respond to what I was looking for.

    It is exactly what I was looking for. It is like hearing God’s speaking to me.

    I want to commit my entire life to Jesus and bind my life and what left of my matrimony under his arms. I want him to guide and protect me in all my life journey. I want God love to dwells in my life and in my soul for ever and ever.

    Bless my life with the strength of your love their God. Bless my spiritual life to the highest that I will never ever lose faith in you again and hold-on on to you no matter what. Bless my physical life that I may have the strength and courage to go-on day by day and live a total healthy life. Bless my professional life and guide me so that I can use my profession for your glory and your kingdom Lord Jesus. Bless my finance and at the same time give me a generous and cheerful heart that I will be able to not allow money to overcome me but be as astute enough to see the needing ones and stretch a hand to them. Bless my family – my mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters with the effusion of your power. Bless my matrimony, and no matter what bring harmony in me and my husband lives. But this I asking you according to your knowledge and will and according to what my husband really want in life.

    Teach me to forgive, to love and go-on in life.

    Bless me there father.

    In Jesus holly and precious name and blood I plead for this great petition. Amen, Amen and Amen!

    • In my dream, my boss’s wife’s lifeless body was kept with me and came back to life on the fourth day, walked back to his house even before I finish reporting it to the husband

  5. I dreamt of a guy I don’t know, that he died I passed by his body 2x and the 3 rd time I passed by he woke up and said he knew he died cause he saw his body and me looking at his body, and said heaven is very rea and I said I know heaven is real. But I don’t know this old man was.

  6. I had this dream that I had died a hundred times and then I came back to life only once and then I died again and all I saw was white space I felt like there was no air I could not breath then this angel came from a snow storm and said you are a good person then the angel vanished into thin air

  7. In my dream my husband was dead. He was laid out in our bed and it was so real. The agony and heart break, our 2 children and myself were saying goodbye and grieving. And then he was alive and the relief was also real.

  8. I keep dreaming of deceased dogs (ones I knew and one I dont know) that are alive in my dream- however, The one I didnt know- In my dream my kids wanted to see if the dog was really dead and I told them it was but they insisted on digging him up (???WTF) So we dug him up and my 18month old pulled a large dog out of the grave by his collar and said ” He’s still alive” Then a small dog (that was alive) kept tryingto wake up the dead dog by jumping on his chest and the dead dogs chest heaved and then opened his eyes, tongue rolled out and he started panting. Id like to point out a) I would NEVER dig up a dead anything b) my 18month old cant speak well, let alone can pickup a 25 kg dog by the collar with one hand. The other two dreams were about dogs I was close too.. the most recent was just plain ol weird…

  9. I had a dream like this, but it’s a coworker who died. He was hit by an armored van. Right now i can say that my career is doing pretty good. i’m not sure if that dream has a connection with my new role at work. Thank you.

  10. Nice! But does this also apply to someone who just comes back to life in the dream? For example, I have a friend who committed suicide last week and I had a dream last night that she came back to life but not dying in the dream because she is already dead and we were hanging out and she was just there, we went to see her mom and her mom almost fell to her knees in shock..it was really weird. I keep trying to search what this means but I don’t really get an answer quite like my dream, it was awesome though. I felt like I actually hung out with her last night. Thank you

  11. I dreamed that a person (not sure who it is) died and came back to life within minutes and then I was holding them, while we were taking pictures. Then at the end of my dream, my dead classmate was pregnant, when I was about to ask her some questions, I woke up. What does this mean?

  12. I dreamed myself dying (i really dont remember how) But then i was like a bar with My sister and her husband, then someone (dont remember if it was a girl or guy, But i believe it was an ángel) comes Up to us and sits us down, the ángel told us we were in haven. I asked where was Jesús. The ángel told me to wait while the ángel Went for him, then Jesús comes and sits beside me (some how i dont remember what his face Looked But i do remember he did not look nothing compare to what i thought) i started crying of happiness. Then he told us on march 3rd or 21th (it might have Been May idk) he was gonna send some back to earth and the other to heaven. He left. And we started doing the games, all My friends from highschool were There too! We were having soo much Fun! And everyone was soooo nice! I really Didnt wanted to leave, we were n some fields getting in line to start another game. Everyone was laughing , having the time of There lifes :D But then i woke Up. (Idk if i Came back to earth before waking Up)?it was a nice dream. Im still trying to remember how jesus Looked, even though i was staring at him the while time lol

  13. Hey everyone. I really, really want to know what it means if you have a dream about a friend dying and minutes later they come back? Someone you love.

    I looked out to a field and saw a random man kill two people: one I didn’t know, the other I loved. I bawled my eyes out in the dream. Then, in a few dream-minutes, I looked up to see my love was alive again. What could this mean?


  14. sorry dont mean to spam on here but i been trying to find the meaning of my dream, i keep getting stabbed then coming back to life, and everytime i come back i try something different but still end up getting stabbed then coming back to life, sometimes its by one person sometimes by a group, but the first time i died was when i drank a poison drink, when i came back i didnt drink it then i started getting chased, in my dream i tell like my cousin so he dont drink the stuff and he will get killed as ell, but im the only one that knows this keeps happening, like i pin point when certain things happen before they do…but im scared to sleep cause when i do get stabbed it hurts, very very bad and i feel like i can still feel it when i wake

  15. I had a dream that an ex boyfriend died right in front of me, but that was not the main aspect of the dream. I remember being upset, but there were other things going on. But then later in the dream I saw him and he was alive and we had a big reconciliation. Is there any significance to this or is this just showing that I’m still not over him?

  16. My Dream Was I Was Trying To Run Away From Something, I Couldn’t Tell What It Was. I Remember The Last Thing I Did Before I Died Was Call My Mom && Say I Love You, I Then Called My Grandmother But She Never Answered. I Died After That Then Before I Knew It I Was Back With My Mom Like Nothing Happened.

  17. You make it all seem like a good thing. My dream was very real; I was dead, don’t know how, but my family and friends was mourning. they arranged the funeral, but the flowers didn’t come. About a week later, i woke up on the way to “getting turned to ash” the nurses panicked, because they had made such a big mistake. When i came home, My family was crying, and they had been falling appart. my older sister had deleted my facebook, so i made a new one, and wrote to one of my friends, he thought it was a joke…
    The dream didn’t seem happy at any time, just depressing and sad :/

  18. I had a childhood friend (one whom I remained friendly with through college but haven’t seen in the last 9 months or so) pass about three weeks ago. Last night I had a dream that I was watching his suicide through his bedroom window (where he shot himself in the head). In the next part of the dream, I was in a relative’s house, but his family and our mutual friends were all there.. Except the day was exactly two days before he took his life. The weirdest part was, we all knew he would kill himself in two days even being in this strange past/present time frame. His parents hugged me, crying, and thanked me for whatever I had done to make this possible. We all agreed not to tell him he would kill himself two days from then, but that we would try to stop him from doing it and that it would be up to me to truly keep it from reoccurring.
    All throughout the dream, he was drinking alcohol; something that many of us thought had something to do with his state of mind during the real life incident. We were slightly intimate in the dream as well, nothing major (just kissing/hugging often) but we never were in real life even though the attraction was there.
    Sure enough, the two days pass in the dream, two days of his family and friends doing his every hearts desire, showering him with love and affection. I am again at his window, watching him put the shotgun in his mouth. Except this time, I bang on the window and he sees me and stops, and let’s me in. He doesn’t understand how I knew to be there.. Crying, I confess to him that he had already killed himself the day after thanksgiving and that we all knew it was going to happen. He got upset and confused and started to cry, so I hugged him and explained to him that he was dead and that a lot of people had come to his funeral and that so many people missed him, I think I asked him how he could do this to his family – but that’s when things become less easy to remember, and again I’m at his window, this time only a second too late because I watch as he pulls the trigger and see the mess and condition of his body as if I was the one who found him (which was his mother).
    I am having a hard time calling this just a dream… Do you have any opinions on it? It’s been really bothering me and I’m not sure if I should tell his family about it. I got the impression his cluelessness about being dead implied he was not in the right mind when he truly committed suicide.

    Thank you

  19. Thank you for this. I dreamt that I was with two of my friends, one of them unknown, and we all drowned in a pool. The next thing we knew, we woke up in a room that we could not escape from. Two weeks later (supposedly) we heard a knock at the door and a man revived us and we came back to life to a room full of people happy to see us alive. Strange…

  20. Hello!
    I dreamt that I was on a bus or some type of transportation vehicle and there was a woman on a bed covered to be transported to a morgue or funeral home.
    As we were riding, I was standing right next to her and noticed her head moving, well that was enough for me to get back out of the way! Later, someone covered her head back up.
    Then it seemed as though we were in a building and the “dead woman” got up and went into another room and people were running and screaming, then I woke up!

  21. I dreamnt my sister in law and I had just got held at gunpoint..we escaped and were running in the woods in a trail that lead to a river…we were walking through the river and both of us got caught in a strong current…forcing us down stream..I made it to the bank, and reached my hand out to grab my sisters hands to help her but I couldn’t reach..so I jumped back in to get her ..and just as the current swept us both away somehow I knew there was a thrifty foot underwater drop coming up with a water turbine at the bottom..less than a second later my sister in law got sucked down..I follow but right as my eyes were going under I looked up and said “I love you mommy and daddy, I’ll see you soon grandpa (since he is already passed on in real life) and I love everyone ” my last words. I died. We both died. The dream ended for a “few minutes” I can’t remember then “9months later” I was back at the site where we died, with my mom and a park ranger who found our bodies..I came back to life, but my sister in law did not. I showed the ranger the “scars/scratches” on my hips, stomach and bottox from when I died…but scratches were perfectly scratched like something had used a ruler to make them to straight and hundreds all over my low abdomen…then I woke up…very real feeling.. I know something has to be brewing in my “reality” for me to dream something like this..makes me want to dig deeper in the dream worlds and dimensions. And thanks to whoever took to the time to read this..I know hearing others peoples dreams gets boring..but it’s nice to compare and talk about it. Thanks

  22. I had a dream about my favourite author – George Orwell – in fact i had been reading a one of his books a day before this dream. In it he was my father, and had killed 3 people for some undisclosed reason, and so he had to commit suicide, then me and this old woman were looking over his body saying “why did you do it?” And then suddenly he opened his eyes and looked right back at me! I got such a shock it woke me up! Anyone know what this means? I know it’s pretty complicated.

  23. Hi I dreamt that I killed my mother, in my dream my mother put the gun and bullets scattered in the table then we talked I dont remember what we discussed but after the discussion I grab the gun then the bullets and point it to my mother then I fired at her. During the funeral I was crying very hard, but when I looked at her in the coffin she opened her eyes then smiled at me. Then she stood right in front of me, I hugged her very very tight and I could not stop crying. I also woke having tears all over me.
    Can you please tell me what does my dream means?

  24. I dreamed that my husband died. My gran was there and she died nearly 20 years ago. In my dream I remember me going to sleep. I told my gran who was looking after my dead husband that I was going to sleep.

    When I woke up it was raining. I went outside to where my husband was lying and my gran was still there looking after his dead body. I saw him in a lot of water and on his side but his face in the water from the rain now.

    I said to my gran I was going to lift him up to let the air out of him. When I did this my husband came alive.

    What could a dream like this mean. Where my gran is also present who has been gone for nearly 20 years.

  25. I dreamt of someone I do not know. The person wsas about to be buried and they just suddenly moved and rose from the dead leaving us stunned as he walked away with his two daughters.

  26. I was originally trying to find out about murder victims in dreams coming back to life. That would be my first dream, but my second one was discovering a victim that had been skinned left on a trail bleeding to death, when I found him he pointed down some kind of grassy familiar path. All the way down that path was a railing of heads and they would make a different expression every one of them as i walked down the path and patted their heads. Soon I ended up down the path which turned out to be my elementary school. blah bla bla

  27. I had a dream that my dog (polo)who passed away in September 2014 came back to live he looke a bit whiter in color and a bit older I phoned my husband and we were both excited. My other dog (bo)was also in my dream and I then woke up. On January 10th 2015 my other dog (bo) had a seizure and ran away We are still looking for him and I can’t let go of my hopes of finding him.

    I’ve read that some people believes that what you have lost comes back. Do you have any idea of what these symbols in my dream mean? I’ve had dreams that have come true before but everything is out of context.

  28. Thank you for your post. It relieves my mind. I died and came back and I was told that I was given a second chance. It was frightening, but I woke up very thankful.

  29. I had a dream where I was involved in an accident and then I am telling my wife that I’ll be back..
    Next thing I know is that I am in front of god and I really requested that I want to go back..after lot of request I went back but in different body whose name was also Mohit (different surname) and I am now searching for my parents and wife and son…and then I woke up..
    Any clue on what this means?

  30. It was so weird but scary.
    I was having a normal day in my dream and then all of a sudden i get shot in the middle of my forehead and die and then i come back to life .and then all of sudden something tells me that there is 10 stages we go through before we actually do die .its like it was judgement day for me

  31. I dreamed that my father who had been dead since 1998 awoke from the dead. In my dream he had been dead lying in a comfortable looking bed in a small one room house right behind my dwelling for two weeks. He had not decomposed. I went out back to check on/see him and he woke up. I screamed in excitement “he’s alive!” I proceeded to clean him up as his bowels had let go upon arising from the dead. Once I got him cleaned up my dream switched to seeing him at a counter like that of a convenience store. Like he was about to purchase something. He did not talk Or look at me as if I was not being seen or noticed. I awoke so emotional that I cried somewhat uncontrollably for a while. Can you help me interpret this dream?

  32. I dreamed I was looking in the mirror and I saw my own spirit coming back to me there was no scene or whatsoever of me being dead infact, how can I go near the mirror if I was right? Maybe… my real self is coming back.

  33. I keep having this dream that my deceased husband of 12 years came back to life, and I kept telling him I knew he would come back.

  34. Recently I have won the heart of someone I have been trying to for years. I had a dream that I was gunned down a point blank range and I was to fall for a few seconds and return to my standing position, seeing the man before me and his reaction was priceless… well long dream short he got what came to him.

  35. Hi,
    I had a dream that my 4 year old son and my baby (which i am still pregnant) both died and then hours later i was holding them and they both just started breathing again! I woke up thinking that maybe this dream meant that I might misscarry again.

  36. But when we see someone as like my parents are dying then coming back to life in my dream. what does it means?

  37. I dream last night about my fiancee, he is in coffin and i am attending the funeral ceremony but when started crying to him near his coffin he wake up. I hug him so tight. I wake up having short breathing and crying thinking about this dream, this makes me worried. By the way thank you for the dream interpretation. I do recall one time when my fiancee told me he experience near death situation -its way back 2004, he was 4 to 5 mins.dead as the doctor declared when he comes back to life. God, im really praying he will be safe in his trip going here in my country for we are about to do our marriage. Hope and pray that God will grant and give us chance to unite and make a family of our own.

  38. Thanks your the article.

    I saw hundreds of injured dead bodies- some were soldiers (all dumped in a truck) and many more civilians’ bodies scattered around. It looked like, a battle had killed each person. My sister standing in a corner shivering with trauma, informs me that this happened during our brother’s wedding function (actually to be held this year end). And gradually, each and every dead person comes back to life, normalising the situation.

    I’m not sure does this mean that my brother’s married life will be good, or it predicts my future life after my recent divorce? Or both? And what’s my sister’s presence mean in the dream?

  39. My dream was slightly scary. A had a dream that someone killed me but I came back to life and survived. I would like some insight on more of what that means so I’d like it if someone could resopnd

  40. i dreamt yeste night that i died and upon waking up my dad was taking me somewhere( i’m not sure where). we were accompanied by by kid sister who appeared to be much younger than she is now. we approached a river and she was sinking in the mud,and i had to get her out. my dad told me in my dream that i was found dead in my room in campus and in real life i am not in school. i wonder what that means..

  41. I lost my baby on 18th October, 2015. then on 7th November, 2015 I dreamt that as I was looking at my dead baby I saw him started breathing again. immediately I started telling people around me, look my baby is breathing then I woke up.
    Please what is the meaning.

  42. I dreamed I had a gun on my hand.
    Put the gun in my mouth;I Pull the trigger.
    I fall back on to some water, every thing goes black.
    As i’m falling back, i do a 360 degree and I’m back in my body on my bed.
    Then I woke up.

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