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10 Spiritual Reasons Behind Dreaming About My Ex

10 Spiritual Reasons Behind Dreaming About My Ex

Have you ever woken up disheveled and confused? Were you dreaming about your ex? I bet you were!

You might have broken up yesterday or even ages ago, but that ex can still find a way to haunt you, even in your dreams!

However, would you believe me if I told you that there are actually spiritual meanings behind dreaming about this person?

Let’s see what those are and what you should shouldn’t do!

Meanings Behind the Ex-Related Dreams

Dreaming about an ex can be a startling experience, you wake up all sweaty and confused. But it doesn’t always have to be like this.

Let’s see the meanings behind your dreams:

1. You’re Ready to Grow

You might be ready to get on with your life and heal. It’s a bit ironic that your ex is telling you this, since they are probably the one who caused the pain.

Your subconscious takes elements from this period in your life where you need healing, because you’re probably making the same mistakes again, in the present time.

2. You Need to Let Go of Something

Your ex might just be a spiritual messenger, representing the fact that you need to let go of something else in your life.

This can be related to bad habits, mindsets and maybe even other people!

You need to think about what this ex was like and find the similarities between them and your current surroundings or behaviors.

3. You Don’t Want to Get Hurt

Dreaming about them may also indicate that you’re not ready to embark on a new relationship. You’re still scarred from this one that you can’t open yourself up yet.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Take some time for yourself and learn to love yourself. You don’t have to depend on others’ love.

Use this dream as a warning to be more careful when making decisions because you might have not learned enough from this experience.

4. See the Positive Side

Not all exes are evil and toxic, maybe you’re dreaming about someone who left a positive impact on you and they’ve returned to convey a message!

Maybe you need to turn inward and think positively of yourself, because you need it right now.

Your brain is associating this ex with positive things because they’ve probably encouraged you before!

5. You’re Unbothered

Contrary to popular belief, dreaming about an ex might mean you’re over them! Congrats!

If you’re dreaming about a toxic ex that might just mean you’re finally at peace with that part of your past. Maybe you were ashamed and this is your subconscious telling you that you’re finally over it!

Use this dream to take a step forward in the direction of growth and confidence!

6. What to Search for in a Soulmate

Dating can be like shopping. We often try to find things we like, but ultimately we return most of it because it wasn’t that perfect fit.

Dreaming about an ex can reveal many of their traits as well, maybe you dated someone who was charming and funny, but they we’re really messy and you didn’t like that.

Or maybe they were smart and had a good job, but ultimately they were a mama’s boy or daddy’s princess at their big age.

Your subconscious may be telling you that you want someone who is funny and neat at the same time, or maybe you want someone who’s stable and independent!

7. Your Current Relationship Doesn’t Fulfill you

If you’re in a relationship and you dream about your ex there might be several reasons:

  • You’re not over them– plain and simple, you’re not over your ex and you got into this relationship to get over them, but you’re unsuccessful.
  • You miss something from the relationship– maybe you don’t miss them, but you miss things from your past relationship, like the way they showed affection and made you laugh.
  • There are toxic patterns in your current relationship– these patterns are similar to the ones from your past relationship.

You might need to talk to your current partner about these issues so that they may be resolved!

8. You Bumped Into Them Recently

It just might be that your subconscious is going through your memories. Maybe you saw them recently in a bar or on the street and now they found themselves in your dreams.

Your brain is just going through the events that happened in the last seven days!

9. You’ll Face a Challenge Soon

The Universe is preparing you for a challenge, especially if the ex you’ve dreamed of was abusive or toxic. Them showing up in your dream may indicate a challenge coming your way.

Think about the traits of this ex and how it corresponds to your life right now, those are things you need to work on in order to overcome this obstacle.

This ex symbolizes everything that’s holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself and working on these problems will help you face the challenge ahead.

10. You’re Afraid to Change

Your ex appearing in your dreams means you don’t like change, you like what’s familiar even if it hurts you. When you break up with someone you lose that sense of stability you once had.

I know that change can be scary, but come on! Change is necessary and an important part of life! Everything will work out for the best in the end!

Does It Mean They Miss Me?

Sorry to burst your bubble, but dreaming about an ex doesn’t mean they miss you. Your dreams are your own subconscious. You might be missing them or parts of that relationship!

If you dream about an ex and feel a sense of longing or nostalgia, those are your own feelings, not theirs.

If you’re talking to someone new and you want to know if they think about you, look for these signs right here! Dreams reveal a lot about a persons feelings!

That being said, dreaming about your ex doesn’t mean you should reconnect, after all, they’re an ex for a reason!

What to Do Next?

When you wake up from this dream, take a deep breath and try to think about these 10 reasons I’ve listed. How can this dream benefit you?

Dreams are windows into your subconscious so try to figure out what you are trying to tell yourself!

One thing you absolutely shouldn’t do is contact them. This is almost never a good idea. Dreams about exes are only lessons we’re teaching ourselves. They aren’t an invitation to reconnect!

If an external circumstance caused you two to break up and you’re certain that the have feelings for you as well, then you may contact them. Anything else is a big no-no!

The Takeaway

Dreams help us understand what our subconscious and the Universe are trying to tell us. If you’ve been dreaming about your ex recently, it’s probably time for a change in your life.

The actions you take forward will be specific to your situation and the types of ex you’ve had. I’ve mentioned one scenario when it’s okay to contact them and that’s it!

Otherwise don’t hold on by tiny little threads believing they’ve changed just because you saw them in your dreams!