Past Life Dreams

Have you ever had an unusually vivid dream that was set in another time and place? Perhaps you saw yourself sitting in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing a high-necked, long dress that resembled the Victorian style from the 1800s. If you had the feeling upon waking that the dream was as real as your waking life, then you most likely witnessed a scenario from a past life.

How do you know if it’s a past-life dream? Invariably, the clothing, environment, buildings and other elements look historic. Most important, there’s a life-like quality about this kind of dream that makes a deep impression on you long afterward.

So why would you have such a dream? A past-life dream will come to you to shed light on issues you’re dealing with now, issues that have their roots from a past life. The characters in the dream are usually people you’re involved with in your present life. If you have some karma to work out with someone close to you, you may dream about a past life together so you can better understand the dynamic in your relationship – and move on. For instance, if you can’t comprehend why you immediately disliked your sister’s boyfriend, you may dream that you were unhappily married in the distant past, which will hopefully help you forgive each other and end the cycle of animosity.

That scenario resembles what happened to William from El, Paso, Texas. He had a stunning dream which he describes as “powerful and disturbing.” In the opening scene he sees himself as a soldier during the Civil War. A woman tries to kill him, and he recognizes her as being an ex-girlfriend in this life. William explains, “I have had – and still have – numerous dreams involving this person. However, none have ever had the power or effect this one had. This dream occurred over two years ago and is every bit as strong in my memory now as then.” The startlingly real historical elements suggest this is a past-life dream, which he describes in dramatic detail:

In the dream, I am a southern cavalry trooper embroiled in a skirmish. There is a brick home with a grass lawn and an orchard off to one side. There are not large numbers of soldiers or bodies in the dream, only a few mounted Confederate troopers and the remnants of a passing battle. I am on my horse with saber drawn, riding from the orchard across the lawn by a corner of the home, in the direction of a clothesline hung with white linen.

Suddenly, an exploding cannon round unhorses me and I land on the ground, semi-stunned and wounded in the hip. From behind the sheets, this woman from my past appears. We look at each other for a moment, then recognize each other. She then picks up a discarded rifle with bayonet and tries repeatedly to bayonet me while I am laying on the ground. I fend off the thrusts with my saber, when another exploding cannon shell mortally wounds her and she falls to the ground. I drag the both of us from the lawn, around a corner of the home and out of the conflict. I cradle her head in my lap and stare into her eyes. She says repeatedly to not ever leave her and that she “loves me.” She then dies while I am holding her in my arms.

I immediately awoke, jolted upright, out of breath and on the verge of tears. The dream was extremely vivid, complete with the sound and smells of a battle taking place on a sunny spring morning. Everything in the dream appeared to be historically accurate and complete, from her red and white hound’s-tooth dress with petticoats, to the yellow trim on my faded grey uniform. I dated this woman over 27 years ago and I am the one who broke it off. I did try to contact her some five or six years ago, to no avail (her decision). I have not had a repeat of this same dream or anything similar.

What’s so fascinating about this dream is the woman’s conflicted feelings about William. She tried to kill him and then professes she loves him. Whether or not this scene happened literally as described in the dream doesn’t change the dream’s message, which is to reveal the complex karmic tie between William and the woman – his ex-girlfriend. The dream came to William to help him resolve any lingering negative feelings he may have for her. Additionally, on a symbolic level, the dream may be mirroring William’s inner battle over this relationship, or about love in general.

Past-life dreams help clarify what’s happening in your life. They can explain why a relationship is so difficult, or why you’re enmeshed in a challenging situation (karma!). This knowledge can help you resolve the past so you can move forward with increased freedom to a more fulfilling life – this time around.

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8 thoughts on “Past Life Dreams

  1. Marco

    Ever since I was 3-6 I’ve dreamt of a light blonde, pale girl in a navy blue navy looking uniform from like the 1920 on a ship at night and I always see a Hispanic man in brown/green military uniform from 1920 looking at her from the docking bay, and every time she leaves it hurts like I’m saying goodbye to someone I love. I have this dream every few years, haven’t had it since I was like 17 (5years ago) my friend says it might have just been someone I’ve seen but why does this keep popping up? What can it mean?

  2. Blue

    I dreamed of a setting, it was Medieval England, I was in the forest, then I was looking at this girl, with blonde hair and was wearing white, she suddenly disappeared as I go chasing after her. And then the next episode happen where I saw a young boy, living a terrible life, in a semi modern time, was wasted and then die at young age by drowning himself in the river after he messed up so bad with the people, I knew that boy is me, but as he was somehow taken upward, I felt what he felt, and that was intense regret and anger to himself that he go impatient with life because that girls supposed to meet him in that life, but he died too early, and then I was suddenly propelled upward too, even if I was just an observer, like it was some force sucking me up too, and then I heard a voice, a mans voice, saying that, ” thats the girl you lost, you need to find her, dont give up just yet, her name is Catherine. ” I woke up crying, and was depressed for weeks cause even the name send me a terrible feeling of longing, and I know I had to find her, but I dont know anymore, why, I was on the verge of hopelessness again that time, I was about to give up life in that morning, but didnt continue it because of that dream. I remember her blonde hair, and her name, but I dont know her. Why do I feel like this. Am I crazy? is she even real? Is this just the cause of my inner dilemma with life?

  3. Dennis Dapremont

    My dreams mostly have a setting like the present. For example, in this lifetime, I worked in an aircraft plant. I’ve had many dreams where I’m working in an aircraft plant. The plants are similar but not the same. These are past life dreams from past Earth cycles. There have been thousands of Earth cycles with the last several hundred being very similar. See for more.

    A restful, long night’s sleep is best for dreaming. If sleep is difficult, do the research and make changes needed to sleep naturally. There are numerous herbs to assist sleep, but no magic bullet.

    Aromatherapy can help bring back past life memories and make dreams more intense and colorful. Try essential oils of Nutmeg and Opoponax. Caution, follow the directions, a little is a lot and bad dreams can be made worse.

    For a good night’s sleep and good dreaming, get plenty of fresh air, exercise and sunshine. Have a light evening meal and be asleep by 9.

    No need for a journal or interpretations. Simply accept dreams as past life memories. Look at your present life experiences and think of the dreams they will cause. A sad experience, a sad dream; a crazy experience, a crazy dream. Gain insight by cobbling together related experiences. Some dreams are like that. The possibilities are endless.

  4. lorinda huerta

    I had a dream of a young girl crying walking down a dirt road bare footed she had on a dress from the 1920s she was walking toward a graveyard to tombstone crying it was her mother she had walked their everyday since she died crying at her mothers grave I know this child was me but didn’t really look like me

  5. Richard Carpenter

    Just started researching this… I have had what I believe to be past life dreams for many many years. Really two different sets that vary little.. One is the early 1900s New York. The other is the 1930s/40s someplace in California. Just recently I had an extremely vivid dream of being in NY. Late 1890s/1900s by the building and what the people were wearing. I was there watching, but not participating. The site was an old and very small graveyard surrounded by an iron fence, near the river and under a bridge. The really odd thing was this man taking a picture (the old kind the flashes and smokes) – of a child sitting on a donkey or horse at the entrance of the cemetery. My name is Richard but I kept hearing someone calling Simon.

  6. ruby guha thakurta

    i have dreams about myself theses dreams sometimes reoccur very frequent and after that it stops , it takes place after very long gaps , when i was small i used to get a dream very frequent where a kid very skinny wearing a long white top which is very loose & dirty & the kid is running in a village the kid is holding a ship, and while running the kid topples and falls over a bush full of thorns …….
    now i am 26 year old & right after 3-4 months of my marriage
    i started having dreams about myself & my husband …… it was a series of dream i had everyday like some television serial episode
    where i saw his parents are against our amrriage because i am an gjournalist & i am muslim saw myself wearing a white aicha, and he is a son of a politician , his father play some dirty games to lower me in his eyes & suceeds i keep explaining him in the dream that he is getting me wrong but he does nt beleive me & then i saw him driving a open jeep he takes it inside a river (most likely ganga) and kills hisself by drowing the jeep. next dream that i had was really weird , i saw him deceiving me with his own brothers wife
    i mean alll this does not make any sense….
    another strange thing that i experienced was there is an TV actor named Bhuvnesh , untill today i did not even know his name
    but since always i felt very strong affity to this name , i even used to dream about this actor as my boyfreind , but i never thought of him in this way was still dreaming about him, today i just did a google search & to my shock the same face appeared in front of me
    all this is getting very confusing , i very strongly feel that there is something untold , i dont know what , there is a purpose , there is something that i am supposed to do & it is important but i dont know what that is
    Can you plaese help

  7. Donna

    I recently had a dream that woke me up with a jolt. I found myself very sad and depressed for several days. It is still just as strong now as it is was 5days ago. After thinking a bit I thought this has to have been a past life memory. Why else would it have affected me this way?


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