The meaning of wake / waking up in dream | Dream Interpretation
Spiritually, to wake up signifies becoming aware.
The dream state alerts us to various ideas and concepts we should be looking at, although it may take us a little time to ‘wake up’ to them.
A wake signifies appropriate grief and watching over the body of a loved one so they come to no spiritual harm.
Psychological / emotional perspective: In most religions, there is a period around a death when it is appropriate to express our feelings. Sometimes it is easier to do this in company and with the support of other people.
A wake such as this in a dream indicates we may need support to overcome a disappointment.
To seem to wake up in a dream can indicate that we have become more aware of our selves and have come out of a period of emotional withdrawal.
Material aspects: A wake, in the sense of a funeral rite gives us an opportunity to grieve properly. When in dreams we find ourselves attending such an occasion, we need to be aware that there may be some reason in our lives for us to go through a period of grieving. We need to let go that which we hold dear. You might also like to consult the entries for death, funeral, hearse and mourning.