Hugging is a form of intimate communication that connects two people on a deeply emotional level. Hugs can be used to console someone who is grieving or to share delight with someone who is happy and excited. The sentiments elicited by a nice hug can be so powerful that we occasionally find ourselves dreaming about them.
In this post, we’ll look at what it means to dream about hugging someone and crying. This could entail expressing pent-up feelings, wanting to reconnect with loved ones, having dread of loss, needing emotional support, having regrets, needing closure, or even something positive that’s yet to come.
So, follow along closely as we dissect the meaning of your dreams and help you figure out which one closely matches your experience and relates to you. Read on!
If you have a dream in which you see yourself hugging someone and crying, it could mean that you are regretting something you did in the past and are presently filled with sorrow. Consider the story of Joseph and his brothers:
¹ Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
² And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
The Bible tells us that he hugged his brothers and wept over them. It’s safe to assume that they too wept over him with regret over what they had done.
One way to overcome this feeling is to receive the forgiveness that God offers.
Expressing Pent-up Emotions
A dream where you are hugging someone and crying could be your soul’s method of expressing emotions that you have kept bottled up for far too long.
Suppressing emotions is not a smart method to deal with a problem, and it can lead to a variety of unpleasant outcomes, including depression, anxiety, and a consistent, nagging fear.
Dreaming about hugging someone and crying may also be God’s way of urging you to seek comfort from those you care about and express yourself to them. Most of the time, doing so will result in much-needed spiritual and emotional healing.
Desire to Reconnect With Loved Ones
A dream where you find yourself hugging someone and crying over a loved one is usually an indication that you want to reconnect with them, especially if you haven’t seen them in a long time. Even the Bible acknowledges the need for togetherness when it says,
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Psalms 133:1 (KJV)
Consequently, your dream could represent a desperate need in your spirit to reconnect with a loved one separated by distance, work, or even misunderstandings.
When you have these kinds of dreams, it is critical that you act on them as soon as possible, especially if there was a misunderstanding. Remember what Jesus taught about reconciling with those who have wronged us when he said:
23 Therefore, if thou bringst thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother has ought against thee;
²⁴ Leave your gift before the altar and go on your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Matthew 5: 23-24
Fear of Losing Someone
Your dream could also represent your fear of losing someone important to you, especially if the person you’re hugging in the dream is someone you already know.
It is possible that God is forewarning you ahead of time that that particular individual is about to leave you (as in a romantic or amicable connection) or that the person involved is at risk of death.
The intensity and emotion in your hug and tears in that dream could even flow over when you wake up, leaving you overcome with emotion and possibly even crying.
It is critical that you do not disregard this warning. I recall having this kind of dream before I lost my father, and despite my prayers, it was clear that it was time for my father to leave. However, you can prevent any satanic attack on the lives of your family and loved ones by praying against such an attack.
Something Good is Coming
Tears do not necessarily convey sadness. We also cry when we feel delighted or relieved. So, your dream could suggest that something good is on the horizon, and that God is revealing it to you through someone you may (or may not) already know.
If the person is a stranger, they are most likely an angel. If they have a recognizable face, they may also be involved in making that dream a reality.
Remember that even if God brings this to your attention, it is still your responsibility to pray for it to come true. Remember that even Jesus urges us to pray for the Father’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Is Crying and Hugging Someone a Negative Dream?
Crying and hugging someone in a dream isn’t really a negative. Just as we’ve seen, it has many positive connotations and at other times is a warning that, if we take to heart, we will be able to avoid any negative events that the enemy is planning against us.
Other Aspects of Hugging Dreams
Hugging a Stranger
If you find yourself hugging a stranger, it could mean many things. For instance, it could mean that:
Someone new and significant is entering your life. It could be a business colleague, a friend, a new romantic partner, or a family member you’ve never met.
It could signify that God has sent an angel or a supernatural person in the form of a human to soothe you and provide peace. If you’ve been going through a particularly trying period, don’t assume God is unconcerned. One way he can reply is to send his angel to console you. Remember that in Hebrews 13:2, we are instructed that angels can occasionally appear as strangers.
It’s also possible that the stranger in your dream is your guardian angel. Yes. God has assigned each person a guardian angel. This dutiful angel is always aware of what you’re going through and can provide comfort when you’re having a particularly difficult moment.
Hugging a Friend
If, on the other hand, you’re hugging a friend, the intrepretation could change depending on a variety of factors, such as those stated in the article. If the embrace is welcoming and warm, it may be a sign of good things; if it is distant, awkward, or cold, it may be a symptom of a lack of emotional connection or trust.
One of the most rewarding experiences for any Christian is to see and experience Jesus Christ in their dreams and visions. A vision in which you are hugging Jesus is usually an indication that God has decided to personally visit you and comfort you.
This should come as no surprise because Jesus is aware of all the difficulties that his children are experiencing. He said:
²⁸ Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
²⁹ Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls.
³⁰ My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Matthew 11: 28-30
So, hugging Jesus in a dream is a favorable omen. A hug like that conveys feelings of calm, joy, love, and acceptance. Understandably, you may not want to wake up from such a dream at times. Nonetheless, when you have these kinds of dreams, you should be happy because it means that God has intervened in your circumstances to resolve whatever problems you may be experiencing.
Hugging Someone Who Has Passed Away
Hugging dreams can have a positive, negative, or neutral connotation. On the neutral side, it’s possible that you miss the departed, especially if they died recently, and you want closure or some type of connection with them.
On the negative side, familiar spirits can take the image and likeness of the individual and come to your dream to give you a false sense of security. In these dreams, you will frequently feel uneasy and will not be able to hold the hug for long. You might even feel a shiver of terror run up your spine. You should rebuke that fear and foul spirit immediately!
On the bright side, it’s possible that God has given you some type of access to that person who meant so much to you so that you can be comforted. Remember that God does not want us to mourn the deceased as if we had no hope. So, brighten up after that!
According to studies, most people have either given or received hugs in their dreams. This is hardly surprising seeing that hugging is a fundamental and intimate way for humans to communicate with one another. Several elements may influence the best way to interpret your hugging dream.
However, most hugging dreams are positive or a foreshadowing of something good to come. Note that if you’re struggling with rejection, grief, pain, or loss, you should remember that you can pray about it because God is always willing to listen. Furthermore, you can also seek professional help.