When our loved ones in spirit want to contact us they may offer many signs of their presence. But as we all lead such busy lives we may be unaware of their efforts to reach out to us. So often they will contact us directly in our dreams.
You may have already have had a dream in which a loved one in spirit spoke to you. Do you recall the experience in great detail? Did it feel as if your loved one was actually there besides you? If so the chances are it was so much more than a dream.
Dreams such as this can occur at times when we are struggling with our grief at their loss, or if we are experiencing stress in our lives and wishing they were still around to help and advise us. So in response to our great need loved ones will contact us directly. This is often referred to as “spontaneous afterlife communication”.
Dream visitations such as this are extremely common and if you question friends you will probably find many have had a similar experience.
There are several reasons why loved ones may contact us, such as: -
* It could be thet just want to reassure us that they are safe and well on the other side and don't want us to worry about them anymore.
* They are concerned about another family member (often a remaining spouse) and they would like us to pay special attention to this person's needs.
*They may also wish to pass a message to you. There could be something unsettled between you when they passed into spirit and they want to set the record straight.
So how do they break down the barrier to communication in our sleep?
It could be that when we sleep we are in an altered state of consciousness and this makes us more open to communication from other worlds.
As this state exists when we are daydreaming or meditating then we could also receive a visit at these times too.
So how can you tell the difference between a normal dream and a genuine visitation?
First of all it would feel nothing at all like a normal dream. It would be very real and once the dream had faded this feeling would remain long after you wake up.
In the dream you would be fully aware that your loved one is no longer alive. During normal dreams we often think the person is still alive, until we wake up.
Often in these kinds of dreams other family members in spirit will appear as well, as if to confirm to you that everyone is reunited and caring for each other.
At the end of the dream your loved one would probably touch or hug you.
During the time you spent together you may also visit places that would be familiar to both of you, such as your old family home.
Many people report a feeling of peace after such dreams knowing that their loved ones are always there for them and that they can still see them from time to time in their dreams.
Having had such a magical moment together it should make it easier to cope and carry on living your life to the full just as they would have wanted you to.
copyright Linda Preston 2008
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