Was this a dream? Or something else?
Clients share with me their seemingly inexplicable encounters. They always seemed puzzled. And they don’t usually share with others. After all, they don’t want to appear delusional.
Did they imagine it? Did their loved ones really speak to them? What is this all about?
Are these dreams? Or something else?
Sometimes this occurrence happens soon after a loved one has passed. Other times, before they pass, to assure the person the loved one is going to be alright. In some cases, it could be a grandmother, a father, a husband or a best friend who stops in to make an important connection.
All the literature considers these occurrences, ‘dreams.’ But that is incorrect.
These are not dreams. Dreams are jumbled, ephemeral. You forget them after you return to consciousness. You can’t seem to grasp the meaning or remember all the details when you wake up.
If they’re not dreams, what are they?
These are what I call “visitations.”
Unlike dreams, visitations occur because the loved one has a definite mission to deliver a message to the person left on earth. The deceased enters your sleeping state to pass on a message of importance. They have the strong desire to communicate. For most of them, (and for us as well) the deceased can’t do this during our waking hours. After all, we’re occupied during the day. We have appointments. Errands to run. Work to do. Commitments. We’re not available or accessible. Our consciousness is on overload, occupied with the day-to-day existence on earth.
But what happens when you sleep?
Ah. Then your consciousness is at rest. And you’re accessible too. Your consciousness is open and ready to connect. It’s then that we can connect with others on the other side. This is when, if you’re going to get a message, it may occur.
How do we know this is not a dream?
One way is that the message and the person is ultra-real. It’s retained fresh forever. And the person who experiences this ‘visitation’ is not afraid. Generally, they’re comforted. The connection has been made. The message has been delivered.
So if you have this experience, think about it not once, or twice. Or more. Think about what happened. Did the loved one seem real? Did the quality of the experience differ from a dream? Did the experience seem complete, not jumbled with other messages or information? Unlike dreams, was it delivered as a message directly to you?
Chances are, you experienced a gift from the ‘other side.’ A gift beyond this world.