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9 Spiritual Meanings When You Dream About Crying

9 Spiritual Meanings When You Dream About Crying

We often associate crying with negative feelings such as sadness, anxiety, distress, and unhappiness, which is why dreaming about crying is often considered a nightmare.

If you experienced something like this, you, as a dreamer, probably did not feel comfortable during the dream. And even after you woke up. This discomfort probably made you start thinking about the dream meanings of crying. Are they only bad? Is there any reason to worry? What to do now?

If you want answers to these and many other questions, keep reading this article!

Spiritual Meanings When You Dream About Crying


Spiritual Meanings When You Dream About Crying

1. Did You Lose Someone Close?

We all sooner or later experience losing someone close to us, such as a family member, lover, or close friend

Although we become aware of our own mortality and the mortality of the people around us relatively early in our lives, there is simply no (good) training that could prepare us for something like this. As a result, even just thinking about dead people can be disturbing.

It is difficult for a person to come to terms with the fact that a person is no longer with us. Until yesterday they were there; we could see them, hear them. Sometimes just knowing they were somewhere out there was enough. And then, boom, they’re gone.

When we experience this, we suffer in our waking life, but this sorrow often becomes a guest of our dreams. The pain we feel when we lose someone dear and close to our hearts is simply too great to express all of it while awake.

We cry, share our sadness with others, and think about that person, but we still can not just let go of them. So, if a person’s death deeply shook you and you have a dream of crying, it may mean that you are going through the process of expression of grief even when you are not in your conscious state.

2. You Feel Like A Victim

Everyone, at least once in their life, happens to be in a relationship where they feel like a victim. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a romantic relationship; professional and friendly ones will allow something like this to occur.

So, no matter how well you behave, you always end up as the injured party. Even when you try not to make any mistakes, the person who mistreats you will find something to blame you for and insult you.

It is evident that this is bothering you since you have crying dreams. You cry and cry, but the torment continues. How long like this?

3. You Are Feeling Helpless

You Are Feeling Helpless


One of the possible meanings of the dream about crying is that you feel helpless about some life situation. You would like to help in some way and do something, but you don’t know what or how to do it, which annoys you.

Being aware that you can’t do or don’t know something is much better than not knowing if you can or are able to do something. Helplessness is one of the worst feelings you can face, often leading to crying.

Alternatively, you might not be aware at all of your helplessness. You are trying to do something but don’t see that you are doing nothing and are powerless. That’s why this dream can be a message from your sleeping mind to face reality and the things holding you back from solving problems.

4. Are You Failing A Lot?

If you are trying to achieve any goal in life, you will encounter obstacles and hurdles that you will not solve easily. In fact, at times, you won’t be able to jump over them and will start failing regularly. And with failure comes frustration and disappointment.

Unfortunately, it’s difficult to accept the fact that sometimes we aren’t able to achieve something. Before we even reach the acceptance stage, we must go through a series of other steps, many of which involve crying. Those are stages such as anger or depression.

But sometimes, that crying doesn’t happen during the “day”. Your subconscious mind will do its thing and remind you of all your failures that negatively affect you. You will be the crying person in your dream.

5. Tears of Joy Are Pouring Over You Face

Enough negativity! We don’t cry just when we have it hard. There is probably no person who hadn’t cried at least once in their life when they experienced something quite positive.

If you recently had a dream in which you were crying, this could be a good sign indicating that something happened that made you so happy that you couldn’t stop your tears.

Just like is the case with negative emotions, positive ones will often end up as visitors in our dreams. Happiness is sometimes too hard to contain!

What is the possible cause of this happiness and celebration in your dreams? Well, you may have become a parent, gotten a promotion, or moved to another country. Whatever the case, enjoy it, whether it’s in your waking life or sleep.

6. Weight Has Been Lifted Off Your Shoulders

Weight Has Been Lifted Off Your Shoulders


Yes, we are all familiar with crying that’s caused by sadness or happiness. But sometimes, it also happens that we cry because a weight has been lifted off our shoulders.

If, for example, you have been working for months on a big project that has just been successfully concluded, even more than the success, you will be glad that the project is finally over.

All those sleepless nights, missed calls from friends, and cold meals that ended up in the bin were not in vain, but still, you feel like it’s a bigger deal that you won’t have to go through the process again.

Whatever occupied your attention in the past period was too big a burden, but now that it’s finished, you can breathe a sigh of relief. You were so happy that you saw yourself crying in a dream. These are neither tears of joy nor tears of sadness. These are tears of relief.

7. You Will Be Crying In The Near Future

Dreaming that you are crying is sometimes a bad omen, as this dream can indicate that you will soon find yourself in a situation where it will be so difficult for you that you will not be able to stop your tears.

Maybe you will get fired, get into a massive disagreement with a relative that’s really close to you or start having some health problems. Whatever happens to you, it will hit you hard. You will wonder why me, why should this happen to me of all people. You will think that you didn’t deserve it.

However, you will have to go through this situation and experience all of it. Unfortunately, bad things are part of life. Cry as much as you can when you get into this situation because it could help you get over it as quickly as possible.

8. Is Emptiness Ruling Over Your Life?

Is Emptiness Ruling Over Your Life?


Something doesn’t always have to happen to make us cry. People cry even when nothing is happening in their life. At first, this may sound strange, but rarely does anyone want to have a life full of emptiness.

Emptiness is dull and painful, and when we feel it for an extended period of time, it starts to consume us. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to deal with a negative emotion like this, and soon enough, it starts running their daily lives.

They become like zombies with no brain or soul and just go through their motions at work or school.

As a last attempt of defense, your inner self gives you a warning about your current behavior. As a result, you will see yourself crying in your dream. It is a good thing – you are a human capable of feeling emotions. Don’t let emptiness devour you!

9. You Are Recovering From Trauma

Dreams in which we cry can often result from trauma or traumas we have experienced in real life.
Such dreams are just one of the methods our mind uses to deal with things we have gone through, which is why they can be seen as a type of emotional cleansing.

Talking to a professional, sharing what happened to you with friends and family, accepting the negative experience, and crying are just some of the things we do to overcome trauma.

But sometimes, that’s not enough, and our mind feels the need to cry and relieve itself even when we are sleeping. But don’t worry, the worst is over!


Dreams about crying have many diverse meanings. First of all, this dream can mean that you are grieving the loss of someone close, feeling that you are helpless or a victim or that you are just glad you don’t have to deal with a big burden.

Sometimes it means you are dealing with your trauma, emptiness, or failure through your dreams. It might be an omen of a bad period.

Finally, it could be a sign that you are so happy that you are crying tears of joy.

Do you want to share your feelings about this dream? Or ask something? Do so in the comment section.