What does it mean when you dream about your ex? This is a question that many people ask themselves. Some believe that they are trying to move on, while others think that the person in their dreams is still holding onto some type of hope for reconciliation. In this blog post, we will discuss the spiritual meaning of dreaming about your ex and what it might indicate about where your relationship stands spiritually.
What are dreams and how do they work?
Dreams are a phenomenon of sleep that happens throughout our entire lifespan and take place in the brain’s memory centers.
Dreams are a function of the sleeping mind and occur not only when we are asleep, but also when we’re awake. The split between what dreams are as they happen while we sleep vs. those that happen while we’re awake is subtle because it generally comes down to which center your dream is located in (REM stage or SWS stage). REM dreams happen during a phase of sleep characterized by rapidly moving eye movements and occasional muscle twitches which you may have seen on an EEG, while SWS dreams occur during other phases of deep non-REM sleep without eye movement or noticeable muscle tone. Researchers believe that dreaming originated to protect the brain, ensuring that our memories are not lost.
The meaning of dreaming about your ex
It could be a sign of insecurity in your current relationship, it could also be the result of unresolved anger and/or rejection from said ex.
There are two types of dreams about your ex
– hostile and friendly ones. If you dream that you fight with your ex or see him/her making out with someone else
– for women this might indicate unresolved anger or jealousy; for men this might indicate misogny, low self-esteem, fear of commitment to one’s present partner and inability to trust him/her enough.
In case you have a friendly dream about an old boyfriend or girlfriend, you are probably just missing them because they nicely complement the things that are lacking in your current relationship (i.e., intellect, sense of humor, spontaneity etc.).
Note that dreaming about someone you have only met once can be interpreted as a sign of admiration.
The meaning of dreaming about your ex could also depend on the context in which it occurred. For example: if he/she was cheating or lying to you during the relationship – then this might mean there is some unresolved anger towards them.
If he/she left you suddenly, it might mean that this person is still reeling from the breakup and has not yet accepted your decision to break up with him or her
– while if you dream about an ex who was a good partner during the relationship – then this could be just nostalgia for what had been lost.
Some people might think that when they dream about their ex, it means that they are trying to move on. But for some, the person in your dreams is still holding onto hope of a reconciliation or at least misses you and never fully accepted the breakup. It comes down to what kind of dream you had. If it was a hostile dream or the person in your dreams is seen cheating on you, then this might mean that there are unresolved feelings of anger and rejection when it comes to said ex. Friendly dreams about an old boyfriend or girlfriend could be just missing them because they nicely complement the things that are lacking in your current relationship (i.e., intellect, sense of humor).
Why you’re dreaming about your ex in the first place?
Breaking up is one of the hardest things you will ever do. After a break up, you might only feel lost, helpless and worthless because your life now seems empty without your partner. It’s natural to be drawn to that person and it helps if you try not to think about them so much, instead take up an activity or hobby that could replace the void they’ve left in your heart. The best way to get them out of your head is for you (and only YOU) to take responsibility for getting on with life by yourself. It takes time but eventually these painful memories will be happy ones and any thoughts of them will bring happiness rather than pain.”
You’re dreaming about an ex because subconsciously, their figure represents a certain aspect of your life that you’re not happy with, a conflict or an unresolved issue.
The first step to taking back your life is to take responsibility for what we are bringing into it. You make a conscious decision every day with who and how you show up in the world. The good news is that you can make different choices that lead to very different results. It all comes down to questions of self-respect, time, intention, and belief; which means making the choice and then living by it as if it were true because it will be.
When a person shows up honoring their own energy they find less resistance from others who also have honor in themselves so this eliminates patterns of undesired behavior on both sides while giving you a new start at honoring yourself in any situation no matter where you are or who is there.
The Meaning of Dreaming about Your Ex:
When you have a hostile dream about an old boyfriend or girlfriend, this might mean there are unresolved feelings of anger and rejection when it comes to said ex. Friendly dreams about someone who was just once met can be interpreted as admiration for that person. The meaning could also depend on the context in which it occurred. For example: if he/she was cheating or lying to you during the relationship, then this might mean that there is some unresolved anger towards them; while if you dream about an ex who was a good partner during the relationship – then this could be just nostalgia for what had been lost.
Dreaming about an ex is a common experience. Sometimes, it’s just something that happens and there’s nothing to worry about. But if you’re dreaming of your ex every night or even multiple times per day, this could mean you have unresolved issues with them or are trying to avoid dealing with the reality of your break-up/divorce. In these instances, consider talking openly and honestly with someone who can help guide you through those feelings instead of avoiding them in your dreams too. You deserve happiness! If any of the dream symbols we’ve mentioned resonate for you personally, comment below so we can discuss how they may be relevant to what you want as well as other helpful resources on moving forward after a breakup or divorce from our team.