The spiritual meaning of dreaming about someone: 20 big meanings

Have you ever had a dream about someone?

I’m sure you have.

We all have dreams that come out of nowhere at times.

Whether you’re dreaming of someone in your family who recently passed, or your long-distance partner, it’s normal for the people who are important to us to show up in our dreams when we’re asleep.

However…have you ever dreamt of someone you felt you weren’t supposed to dream about?

For example, you may have had a romantic dream about a coworker! And…you’re married!

It must’ve kept you up all night since you’re committed to your partner. Did you feel it was inappropriate?

Let’s take a look at the 20 big spiritual meanings of having someone appear in your dream!

An overview of the meaning of dreams

First off, let’s talk about what it means to have a dream.

According to the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung, dreams are a way for your subconscious to send important messages to you!

In waking life, when you go about your day, these are the things that you keep repressed at the back of your mind.

Whether or not you believe in the spiritual meaning of dreams, you may want to consider that dreams are a way for you to progress on the right life path.

If you’re reading this article, you may have dreamt about:

  • Someone you once dated
  • A family member
  • Someone you are dating
  • Someone you have never met before
  • Other people in your life

Whether it’s an attractive coworker who has gotten your attention, or an old flame you’ve been thinking about, there are a number of reasons you might dream about someone.

Below, we go into detail about each one.

1) You are dissatisfied in your current relationship

Let’s be honest with ourselves.

No relationship is perfect, and that’s okay.

It’s better to find out what’s wrong in your relationship as soon as you start to feel off!

For some people, they find that their current partner does not satisfy their needs.

Be it an incompatibility between your love languages or sex drives, there are many reasons one can feel dissatisfied in their relationship.

When you dream of a person, say, your hot new coworker, it might be a way for your mind to communicate something to you.

Maybe that message goes something like this. “Hey, you’re not happy in your current relationship!”

And maybe you’ve been trying to avoid thinking about that fact for a while!

2) You’re looking for change

Perhaps you’re not just dissatisfied in your relationship.

Maybe you’ve also been looking for change in other areas of your life!

What do I mean by that?

Think about it. Maybe you haven’t been showing up to work feeling passionate about what you do. You may have even been fantasizing about taking up a career in another field.

But you’re afraid to take that leap.

If you’ve been dreaming about someone who’s successful in their career, like a friend you recently met for lunch, it’s likely that your subconscious is telling you what you really need right now.

3) You’re afraid to chase after something you want

Here’s the thing about fear. It’s just a feeling, no matter how trapped you think you are in your situation.

There’s also another feeling that tends to creep up on you: guilt.

You feel guilt when you believe that in doing what your heart tells you, you’d be letting down a lot of people.

This is why your dreams and their meanings are so important. It’s a way for you to get in touch with your true self, outside of speaking to a psychic or a spiritual guide.

When you dream of someone who has something you want, you may not recognize it until you do some soul-searching!

4) That person represents your hidden desire

What is it that you really want in life? Are you happy with where you are at right now?

If an unexpected person has showed up in your dream, chances are, you’re not.

And that person, in fact, represents a hidden desire that you have which you’re not willing to acknowledge.

I know, that sounds crazy.

But remember what I said about that friend of yours who’s thriving in their career, in their field of choice?

Perhaps this person you’ve been dreaming about reminds you of what you’re missing out on in life!

5) You’re craving validation from others

On the flipside, maybe you aren’t exactly dissatisfied with your life.

Instead, you could be craving a kind of validation from certain people.

For example, are you dreaming about someone you have admired for a long time but never had the chance to get close to?

Say you’ve been dreaming about an ex-classmate who you saw on social media.

Now, they’re living the good life.

Perhaps this person served as a role model during your school days and you’re wondering why you haven’t caught up to them.

Again, we come back to hidden desires. Maybe a part of you wants to live the good life and earn validation from certain people in your life!

And seeing this person in your dream could be a motivating point for you to turn your life around!

6) That person is thinking of you

Another big spiritual meaning of dreaming about someone could be that they’re thinking of you!

It could be an ex-boyfriend you broke up with on bad terms, or a best friend who ghosted you out of the blue.

Since there are some loose ends that haven’t been tied up, they may finally be looking back on your relationship. And you’re getting these signals in your unconscious state through dreams.

How can you know for sure, though?

The best way is to speak with a gifted advisor. Remember what I said earlier about psychics and spiritual guides?

These are professionals who can answer questions like, “Why did I dream of so and so?” But of course, the problem with confiding in someone about such things is finding an advisor you can trust!


Because this is a topic that is deeply private and important to you, I want to point you towards Psychic Source.

Back when I signed up for a reading, I was blown away by the accuracy of it. After all, it was the first time I had met my psychic!

Why might this be helpful to you?

A psychic gives you information tailored to YOUR situation.

Fact is, they’ll be able to reveal the real reason why you’ve been dreaming about a specific person.

Click here to get your own personalized reading.

7) You have unresolved feelings for them

Speaking of tying up loose ends…

Maybe you still have feelings for that person you’ve been dreaming about.

I know, I know. I didn’t mean to call you out!

But no judgment there. It’s normal to have some lingering feelings especially if it was a person you were in a relationship with for a long time.

If you’ve been dreaming about an ex-boyfriend, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want to give up on your current relationship (if you are in one).

It’s more so that you never had the chance to express those feelings to your ex!

That’s why they’ve manifested as such in your dreams.

8) You’re running away from yourself

Do you feel like this dream has awakened something in you?

For example, did you realize that you were potentially the reason things didn’t work out with your ex?

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Many of us don’t realize how we could’ve made a past relationship work.

This might be because we were going through some sh*t at the time!

Maybe you have been running away from your commitment issues, which led to the end of that relationship. This dream might be a chance for you to confront that!

9) You’ve been questioning your life path

If you don’t think your dream has anything to do with your career or relationship, well, I’ve got something to tell you.

Your dream might be telling you that it’s your life PATH you’re on that’s not working.

What do I mean?

Perhaps you’re with a supportive partner and are satisfied with your career, but you’re lacking a purpose.

A purpose is something that makes life worth living, and could potentially be more of an altruistic thing.

So what might your dream be telling you about your life’s purpose?

10) That person is a symbol of what you need

If you think about it, maybe that person you’ve been dreaming about is a symbol of what YOU need to get in touch with your purpose.

Say you dreamt of a new friend you met while on your travels, someone who’s taking their time to see the world.

You, on the other hand, were taking a break after working way too hard at your job!

Did you maybe envy them? Did you wonder if things could be different in your life?

11) You’re receiving a telepathic message

The thing about the unconscious mind is that we can’t know for sure what’s really going on.

Yes, many psychologists have come up with interpretations of why our mind does what it does.

Yet there’s something intriguing about the idea that dreams are, in fact, telepathic messages from the divine to us Earth-dwellers!

If the dream you had was indeed a telepathic message, there’s only one way to find out.

By seeing a psychic who is able to connect to these spiritual realms!

12) You feel influenced to make a choice

Did that dream bring up some intense emotions for you?

Or, did you feel compelled to make a big change in your life?

That’s a good sign. When you dream of someone, such as an ex-boyfriend, maybe what your unconscious mind is telling you is that it’s time to work on yourself as a partner.

After all, that’s the only way to have happier and fulfilling relationships in the future!

13) You regret something you did in the past

Speaking of working on yourself…

I know we’ve talked about regretting how we were in a relationship, especially if we dreamt about the one that got away.

That’s why it can be so painful to have them show up in your dreams. It’s like a replaying of the good times, and how they were in fact temporary.

As I’ve mentioned, it’s never too late to change. Take this dream as a reminder of what you need to do to become a good partner to your current or next partner!

14) That person misses you

I’m sure you’ve wondered whether that person you’ve dreamt about ever missed you. This is especially the case if you dreamt of an ex-boyfriend who you still have lingering feelings for.

Here’s a secret: it’s likely that this person you dreamt about missed you. Doesn’t that make you a little curious?

Your dream may be signalling you to take action, for example, to reach out to them if you are both single and you want to rekindle the relationship!

15) You’re searching for an escape in your life

What if, in reality, you’ve actually moved on from your past relationship, and are simply looking for an escape from your mundane life?

This is why people love watching romance movies and staying in touch with the relationships of Hollywood couples.

It’s all about escaping into the dream of a picture-perfect romance!

It could be the same for you. Perhaps what you need is more of a physical escape from your life instead of a romantic relationship.

Like a much-needed vacation.

16) Your souls are trying to connect

Do you believe in soulmates?

Well, I certainly do. And maybe, just maybe, the person who appeared in your dream is your soulmate who’s trying to connect to you.

For example, you dreamt of a person who you haven’t actually met in real life! But you felt their presence strongly enough for you to want to look for answers.

I’d suspect that’s the reason you’re reading this article.

If you want more clarity on this, I’d suggest speaking to a spiritual guide at Psychic Source.

I mentioned them earlier, didn’t I?

Having tried several online advisors, I think they’re the most helpful network of psychics out there who are able to tell you everything you need to know about soulmates (and other romantic relationships in your life).

So instead of racking your brains for what your dream means, book a reading with an advisor to find out.

Here’s the link again!

17) You feel comforted by that person

No matter who the person you dreamt about is, maybe their presence just comforts you.

It could be your long-distance partner who supports you in every way or your best friend of a decade who’s been with you through thick and thin.

I mentioned earlier that the person you’ve dreamt about might be your soulmate. But soulmates can also be platonic, and maybe you’ve already met this person!

Your dream is likely telling you how important they are and that you can’t do without them. So make sure to treasure them in real life…

18) You’re looking for someone just like them

Remember what I said about people being infatuated with the idea of romance through Hollywood relationships?

This could be the reason you’ve dreamt of a specific person, maybe even a celebrity.

You’re looking to meet someone just like them! And you’re hoping to manifest that in your waking life.

19) That person reminds you of your purpose

As I said, you may be looking to meet someone that’s just like the person you dreamt of.

Doesn’t that sound like a purpose of sorts?

Maybe your purpose is to be open to life’s path and meet as many people as you can on the journey, spreading love and joy everywhere.

That’s what your dream might mean. It’s reminding you of what you have to do to live your best life!

20) You’re ready for a new phase of life

Now that you see how dreaming of someone can mean a number of things, it’s time to shift the attention back to yourself.

Have you felt like a big change is coming in your life?

It might feel scary to experience these realizations alone.

But always remember that I’m here with you. We all are.

Have no fear, and do what your heart tells you in this next phase of your life!

What’s next for you?

Dreaming of someone can be an exciting or shocking thing to experience. If you’re newly single and reading this article, I’m sure it’s the former.


If you were indeed dreaming of someone you shouldn’t have dreamt about, how are you feeling?

You must also now see that it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing!

Continue to get in touch with the meanings of your dreams moving forward. That way, you’ll gradually become a more well-rounded person who spreads their light to the world!

Can a gifted advisor help you too?

If you want specific advice on your situation, it can be very helpful to speak to someone with special intuition.

I know this from personal experience…

A few months ago, I reached out to Psychic Source when I was going through a tough patch in my relationship. After being lost in my thoughts for so long, they gave me a unique insight into what my future holds, and the confidence to make the right decisions when it comes to love.

If you haven’t heard of Psychic Source before, it’s a site where gifted advisors help people through complicated and difficult life situations.

In just a few minutes you can connect with a highly intuitive psychic and get tailor-made advice for your situation.

I was blown away by how kind, empathetic, and genuinely helpful my psychic was.

Click here to get started.

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