Dreaming in the Elfgarden, Harfnarfjodur, Iceland
One of the most common ways in which our Beloved Dead visit us, is through our dreams. This is because we have no control over what our mind shows us while we are sleeping. The truth is; the Spirits of our loved ones are often with us, trying to make contact. But most of us have thick walls of doubt for them to get through; walls that do not exist in the dream world. These walls, exist for most people; including myself.
I have always been visited by Spirits, but through my life the degree in which it happened has developed significantly. In my youth, I knew when Spirits were present, often seeing/hearing/feeling them, but the actual ability to communicate without tools (Ouija boards/pendulums) was something that I did not have until I was 30 & experienced a major opening, that brought my walls down. I refer to that opening as the November Incident, but that’s a tale for another day.
So, if I do a flash-back sequence to my youth here…we will see that Spirits often utilized my dreams as a way of contacting me…
Dreams have always been a powerful thing for me. I have been a lucid dreamer my whole life; which means I am conscious of the fact I am dreaming & often have the ability to take action, or change the outcome of my dream. I have remembered many, many details of past lives from dreaming & most importantly for this read…I have been visited by the Beloved Dead, in my dreams.
When I was young and I received visitation from my Beloved Dead, at some point in the dream, I would realize they were dead. This usually happened, by me noticing something odd about their physical appearance…like one of their eyes was black, or they were slightly off in their appearance. The difference in their appearance, did not have anything to do with how they died; it was simply something that was just not right. At that point, I would become Lucid (if I had not already been), and I would say “What are you doing here? Aren’t you dead?”. To which, they would generally reply “Yeah, but I am just going to hang out for awhile” or they would give me some personal message of support, or task they thought I should do.
Lucid Dream- A dream in which one is aware that they are dreaming. Many of us have had the experience of waking from a dream and saying…’That was more then a dream.’. Those dreams, the ones that stick to us, our often powerful messages. Many of us, have also had the experience of being aware that we are dreaming…the dream is still going on, but it is more like we are watching a TV show in your mind. The waking; conscious part of our mind, is watching the actions taking place in our dream. Sometimes, it is more like a video game, and we are in the first person, but we are also a conscious spot behind the eyes of the experience. These dreams are Lucid dreams. For someone who has them on rare occasion, it is hard to manipulate anything in the dream. We are simply there, conscious of the dream, & simultaneously unconsciously playing out the scenario, but with experience we can take action. Many times, it is in our Lucid Dreams that we will run into a loved one who has died. In the dream, we are not always aware that they are dead. They may be talking to us, hanging out, visiting in some way; but we do not acknowledge that they cannot be there, that they no longer exist. Most times, those visitations get written off as the mind dealing with sorrow. But in reality, it truly is the Spirit of your loved one trying to make contact, trying to assure you that they are ok & are still connected to you. I highly suggest that if you have had a dream where a loved one in Spirit shows up, that you write it down, instead of writing it off. For many times; when I am passing messages at a Seance, that the Spirit mentions that they have been visiting the dreams of those they love. We are just beginning to remember, how powerful and connected we all are. Ancient cultures, took dreams much more seriously; they knew that a Spirit visitation in the Dream world was a powerful message.
I have been thinking a lot about dreams lately, and I ponder I will be writing more on the subject in the next week or so. I hope you enjoyed the read Folks.