The Spirits of the Dead Visit Our Dreams: A Story

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According to some occult theories, ghosts are the spirits of the dead who linger on earth before they move on to their final destination outside time/space.  Once these souls leave the physical world, it’s an open question if the dead ever visit the physical plane again.  Mediums claim to communicate with the dead, suggesting they speak with the truly dead, those who have “passed over”.  Personally, I accept the reality of ghosts but I am uncertain about contact with those who have passed over.  The final nature of the afterlife is an unknown mystery.

However, sometimes there are clues the truly dead communicate with us.  There are stories of people who feel their deceased loved ones have visited them, usually in a dream.  I’ve heard such a story recently.

The gentleman is a widower whose wife passed away a few years ago.  He told me about a dream he had, which he was felt was so real, when he awoke he remembered it vividly.  One sign a dream may be more then just a dream is when the clarity of it has an impact on our waking mind long afterwards. 

rainbowIn his dream he was talking with his wife who appeared young, perhaps in her late twenties.  He was having a wonderful time with his wife, when suddenly he realized he was dreaming.  He looked at his wife and asked her, “What are you doing here?  Do you know you are dead?”
His wife responded, “Yes, I know.”
She continued, “They let us come down here once in awhile.  But we can only talk to you in your dreams.”
The widower asked, “What is it like…up there?”
His deceased wife replied, “It is very nice!  Everybody is very happy and everybody is doing a lot of different things.  And there is lightning and thunder too.  I came down to visit you.  But I have to go now.”

Slowly his wife faded away in his dream, and the widower woke up with the dream clear in his memory.  He told me he felt he actually talked to his wife and not a figment of his imagination.  Perhaps he did.

He wondered what his dream meant by “They let us come down”.  Who exactly are “they”?  And what was with the lightning and thunder comment?

If he were actually visited by his departed wife, then we learn something about the afterlife.  The dead may be allowed to visit us in our dreams on occasion.  If so, then they must also be aware of what is happening to their living loved ones.  There also seems to be something of a gatekeeper (“they”) who regulates visitations. 

As for the lightning and thunder comment, I thought of this Old Testament bible verse, 2 Samuel 22:12-14:   Out of the brightness of his presence, bolts of lightning blazed forth. The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.

91 Responses to “The Spirits of the Dead Visit Our Dreams: A Story”

  1. Michelle Colebourn Says:

    Although I have had many similar encounters, the most vivid was a dream with both of my deceased grandparents in it. It happened at a period of my life, when I was sitting in psychic circle weekly and I recounted this event in tears to them, as it was so realistic and wonderful.

    The dream started in a particular way.. ending up that I was sat on a big white bed – talking to them both. Suddenly, I realised that although I was talking them, that is was just to one of them at a time and that they did not actually converse with each other… and I felt they did not even realise that each other party was on the bed also!

    I asked if they realised that they were there and they both said no. I told them to look into the space between them, in the middle of the bed…to look really carefully for a spark of light and hopefully they would see each other.

    They sat there, hunched a little, staring…and then suddenly there was a gasp from both of them, a realisation and recognising of each other. ‘Dorn!’ said my Grandad… ‘Gerry!’ replied my Gran.. and they flung their arms around each other in tears.

    With that they began fading away. When I awoke, I truly felt that they had both found each other again on the other side.. that perhaps they had been on different levels ‘up there’ *wherever it is!* and that I had been able to link them back together! It was wonderful, but also sad.

    Even to this day, about eight years later, the dream is graphic in my mind. I can see the aged, wrinkled skin of my Grans hand and the touch of her hand in mine, as she held it in the dream!

    I think it is wonderful that this person you know had this connection dream! :D Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle

  2. David Says:

    Hi Michelle,
    Thank you for your story. I’ve heard stories from people who had contacted their deceased beloved in dreams. Or, perhaps their beloved contacted them. It is interesting that dreams of the deceased beloved often seem very different then the typical dream. Maybe they are only dreams, or maybe more.
    Dave

  3. fabian Says:

    Hello I have lost my mother recently and would like to share the dream I had with her. She went into a coma and was not going to come out so my older brother made the decision of letting her go. But the dream was just like the memory and she had woken up and we were all so happy to have her wake up. Then I woke up to realize I was dreaming.

  4. Jazz Says:

    I bought a book on this subject. It’s called “The Dreamer’s Book of the Dead.” I got it after my mother-in-law died. It resonated with me.

    My mother-in-law showed up in a dream one day and told me that I knew how to communicate with the dead, but that I just needed some time to figure it out. She said, “I know you. You’ll figure it out.” Anyway, she wanted me to operate an old telephone in order to help people speak with deceased family members. I saw several deceased people just waiting for me to get my act together and help them. (No pressure! lol) They were being so patient. In the meantime, they just talked amongst themselves while I tried to figure out how to operate that telephone.

    The thing is…the majority of deceased people I see in dreams aren’t always people that I know, and they always have something to say. Sometimes I will dream about them first, and then I’ll see them on the news later.

  5. David Says:

    Hi Jazz,
    A telephone is a good metaphor for spirit communication. Visualizing the use of a telephone, say while lucid dreaming, might be a good tool in attempting contact.
    Dave

  6. DD Says:

    It does happen- I’ve had more dream encounters that i can count. I never understood who the “they” was, I think there are different ones. One case in particular was my grandfather, who visited nightly when my daughter was born ( on his birthday) for about 3 years, until “they” knew he opened a door and were going to follow him through or come on their own “in masses” and that wasn’t good so he had to close it & he may never come back. I didn’t understand, and he said I wouldn’t, just trust him. He never returned.

  7. David Says:

    Hi DD,
    That is an interesting story. I also wonder who “they” are. Angels? Other souls of the dead? I believe the doorway is an intense personal connection with the departed. The widower in my blog’s story was married for decades. I also wonder if mediums are really able to open that doorway to the souls of strangers? There are too many fake mediums; it is hard to say.
    Dave

  8. A True Believer Says:

    Since you decided to use the scriptures to support your posting on ghosts, I feel quite comfortable doing likewise.

    “This is an evil in all that is done under the sun; that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

    For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; Nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun.”
    Ecclesiastes 9:3-6.

    The Dead: Know Nothing, Feel Nothing, Experience Nothing, and Communicate Nothing. The spirits that you perceive are demons who seek to confuse you and disseminate distrust within man toward Yahweh.

    Nor, are any form of Angels dead people. How then could the angels exist before the Earth itself was created… and what dead beings then comprised them?

  9. David Says:

    Hi True Believer,

    Thanks for your thoughts. I’m aware some Christian theology doesn’t accept the idea of the spirit existing outside the body. Some believe that when we die, we are just dust, nothingness until the resurrection of the body. Yet during the crucifixion, Jesus told the “good” thief that he would be with Him in paradise that day. So there seems to be a contradiction. With scripture, it comes down to interpretation, and whose interpretation do we accept.

    I interpret your verse this way. It is saying the impact of the living on earth vanishes after their death and in time all is forgotten. Do we remember our great grandparents and does anything they accomplished in life mean anything today?

    “For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun.”

    This is very true, but from the viewpoint of the living (under the sun), not the dead. Eventually all the dead are forgotten by the living. There is a belief in some traditions that the dead are not truly dead until all memory of them is gone from anyone living on earth…no child or grandchild exists who still remembers you. That is the final death in the world of the living.

    As for the souls of the dead existing outside the body, I would suggest examining the near-death experience phenomena. I had a dear friend experience this himself.

    http://occultview.com/2009/01/14/near-death-out-of-body-experience/

    Dave

  10. Auri Says:

    Not long after my Grandmother died she paid me a visit. She always said that when she died she would let me know she was there by tapping on my shoulder, and when I would turn to see who it was and see no one there, I would know it was her. I never got that tap on the shoulder but I did get the most lucid and memorable dream I ever had.

    I walked into a large building. Like a giant home improvement supply store, only empty. I noticed a man in the corner molding a giant planet about 6 feet across with what looked like clay. He noticed me and asked me to grab some clay pointing to some large buckets on a nearby shelf. Without hesitation I grabbed 2 buckets and set them down next to him. He thanked me and nodded for me to look over my shoulder.

    There she was, still wearing her hospital gown that she was wearing when I had last seen her alive, now standing about 50 feet from myself. My Grandmother had passed away about 2 months prior but now here she was in front of me. She started walking towards me and with each step she grew younger until she was standing in front of me about my age.

    The next thing I can remember is we were sitting talking on a hillside covered in tall grass. The sun seemed to be setting and a light cool breeze was blowing. A perfect evening. On the top of the hill there was a great tree that looked to be very large and wise.

    I don’t know how long we sat and spoke and the only part of our conversation that I can remember was very clear. I asked her “When you died were you scared? Where you afraid?” She said “The only reason I knew I had died is because I wasn’t in the hospital anymore.”

  11. David Says:

    Hi Auri,
    Thanks for the wonderful story! I like your grandma’s response to your question. From people’s stories of near-death experiences, actual death is spontaneous and painless. One minute they are in pain, the next they are forever free of it. That is an encouraging thought when those we love are facing death.
    Dave

  12. domenic rosati Says:

    thank you for your stories. my wife past away at a very young age .i remember crying in the shower and asking god why and saying is she a angel now . the very next day i recieved my mail and there was a card that read angel of god with a picture of a beautiful angel another time for some reason i was at a friends house there was a bible on the table i felt to pick it up and a card fell out on my lap and it read safely home . i then was assured yes it was her saying to me iam ok .

  13. Cortney Says:

    I had a dog named Muffin that i got when i was in the 2nd grade. I loved her SO much. She has been gone for about 10 years now. She was my BEST friend that i have ever had and she is the one that created my strong love for animals in more ways then one!

    I am very confused about god and the afterlife. Part of me doesnt believe but part of me does. I can’t explain, but i am sure others know what I mean by that .. Even if you don’t believe you still have a nagging feeling inside you that there is a God ..

    This has happened twice, the first time an Angel came to me with Muffin. (my brother was with me in the dream and he was little again), the angel said we could spend the day with muffin. We played and I pet her and so on. She told us to meet her by the swing set by the end of the drea, so we did. She had come to take muffin away again. I asked the angel why muffin didnt remember me and my brother and she said “if she could remember you, she would be to sad when i had to come and take her away again.”

    THis dream was REAL. I do not care what anyone says, she came visit me. It happened one time after that a few years later. I dont know why i have such a hard time “believing” but i can believe in this. One of my friends said its because i have “proof” of the dream.

    I had one other dream like this and it was about another dog i had been taking care of for two weeks. He was neglected and literally dying. I would go visit him everyday and me and him grew extreemely close. I found him dead one morning when i went to see him. I cried and cried and i begged god to tell me atleast if i made him happy before he died. That night i dreamt me and mickey were walking (like we did everyday) and it was sunny, and he wasnt sick anymore, like he was telling me he was happy. The only weird thing was at the end his paw was covered in ants. I got all the ants off of him and he ran off into the sunshine. I took it as me whiping the ants off meaning that I have helped him more than i realised :)

  14. David Says:

    Cortney. thank you for our story!
    Dave

  15. kristi Says:

    i have had two family members visit me in dreams. the first time it was my sister. it was about 2 months after her death. i had laid down to nap and something woke me, but i was actually dreaming! but there i was laying in my bed and something bright was outside my window. i opened the blinds and it was my sister standing in a very bright light. she was younger and healthy and dressed in a white gown. i felt happy to see her and she told me, “i just want you to know that i am okay.” i told her i missed her. next thing i know, i am really awake and facing the window i had just been looking through. i remember that dream from 11 years ago very vividly to this day.

    next was my father. i saw him twice. he had died pretty quickly after being diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. he died while unconscious from pain medications; and he didn’t believe in an after-life. it was more than a year after he had died that i dreamed of him. he was sitting between another sister and i, crying and frightened. he was saying he didn’t know where he was and didn’t know what was going on. my sister and i tried to comfort him and we told him gently that he had passed on. this seemed to scare him even more. the next time i dreamed of him was about 6 months after that dream. this time he was standing on the driveway with his back to me. i was walking towards him and knew him right away from his jean jacket, pants that were cut at the ankle (“high waters” to us kids, but the style from the 50′s and 60′s) white socks and loafers and trademark ball cap. he took me in his arms and hugged me and told me, “i’m okay.” i was happy and crying at the same time and then woke up. that dream also stays with me 9 years later.

    i haven’t dreamed of them since except in regular dreams, maybe a couple of times. i was never worried about my sister and father as to where they might be after their death. my belief has been for a long time now that our souls or essence live on and do go somewhere, with all the pain and suffering from this world behind them. but, i had never discussed my beliefs with them either. now, i have heard some say that we dream of our loved ones to make ourselves feel better. but, i already knew this, and therefore, had no need of their reassurance. this is why i believe they do speak to us. i make sure those close to me know how i feel about the subject and that when i die and they feel a tapping on their shoulder or see me in a dream, it is me confirming that i am still there.

    sorry so long, but here is something that IS strange to me. i dreamed of princess diana at a time when i was going through a very emotional time with a pending divorce in 2004. we were not, unfortunately, acquainted. i was crying, and very sad, and there she was standing in one of my favorite places to contemplate. she opened her arms and hugged me like a mother or sister would. soooo, that one i may have conjured up for myself…? what do you think?

  16. David Says:

    Kristi,
    I discover much from detailed accounts of the paranormal as your provide. You describe an astral light, which is almost a universal element of spiritual encounters. This light is the doorway to a higher dimension. One who experienced the near-death experience asked about this light, asking if it was God. The spirits said it was not God, but the breath of God. What an amazing revelation! Eternal, unconditional love as represented by the after-life light is merely the breath of God.
    Dave

  17. charlene Says:

    I don’t know what to think. My twin sister died 10 months ago from sickle cell and hypertension. I’ve thought about her everyday and asked myself if I had gotten to the hospital earlier could we have talked. I just wanted to ask her how she know she was dying? Did she see or hear something? Lastnight I had a dream, her boyfriend and I were at her bedside in the hospital, she told me she was getting ready to die, and I asked her how did she know, and she said I hear it.At that time I heard something, it’s hard to explain. And I told her I loved her, everybody loved her, we cried. She tried not to take her last breath, but she had too.And then she left. She died with her eyes open, and I read that if people die that way they come back. Which I believe, my grandma passed in 2008, and she hasn’t visited. But my sister visited her kids, and told them that she was checking on them.She visited me twice before, but it was just her scent. I don’t know.

  18. David Says:

    Charlene,
    Having your twin sister die…that has to be so hard, I am so sorry for you. But I know one thing for certain…life does exist after death. With this I am certain. Death has visited my family, and may do so again soon. My own brother now has stage 4 kidney cancer. He may not make it. Then again, I can only hope. Charlene, you have my sympathy. We are the survivors. The real burden is on those of us who remain, and we have to be strong. I know its hard…but what choice do we have?
    Dave

  19. Ted Says:

    Glad I found this site; my girlfriend died about 2 months ago and has visited me a few times in dreams. My Dad, who died about 8 years ago, has visited me in my dreams a few times. So I wasn’t shocked to have a dream about my girlfriend. However, the most recent dream was the most real dream I’d ever had in my life and I specifically asked her (in the dream) when I hugged her was this “real” and she told “yes, I’m real”. What I don’t believe is that we on this side can initiated that communication.

  20. David Says:

    Ted,
    I don’t think we can start the communication. It has to come from the other side. Now, a few real mediums might be sensivitve to contact from the other side, but it has to start from the other side. We have no command over heaven. And we don’t need to. Our loved ones still exist, and they watch over us. Love is eternal.
    Dave

  21. Samantha Says:

    I lost my Mum 13 years ago tomorrow 25th November. Back in 2002 I got together with an old boyfriend whom I’d had a relationship back in the late 80s and my mum had really adored him even though the relationship then was shortlived.

    In the dream I was at a party with Phil (my boyfriend) and my mum was there looking her normal fabulous self and she didn’t say anything but nodded her approval at me as if she was saying she was glad Phil had found me again.

    I will always remember that dream and I miss her still every day. We don’t get over losing loved ones, we just learn to live with it. I wish she would visit me again.

    Sam

  22. little ema Says:

    the love of my life got murdered a few weeks ago, we had not long split previously and he had been begging me to get back together. i couldnt do it, because of the lifestyle that he had found himself in. i still love him i always have we were like 1 soul separated by two body’s. he always protected me from everything, now im lost. so anyway…. i fell asleep oke up in my bed at my mums house the other end of town , scott was there he was a ghost we both new he was dead, i cryed and he told me he was allowed five mins with me, untill he had to leave. he held me and reasured me that i would be ok. then he faded away, i was so shocked when i read the above stories as i felt it was just a dream but so much more real i felt him, i need him, he was my soul m8…

  23. David Says:

    Ema,
    I am sorry to hear about your tragedy. He may very well have visited you. It seems sometimes the dead are allowed to say goodbye, and their message is almost always to let us know they are still “alive” in another reality and will be ok. It is a message of comforting. In the future, he may visit you again in a dream, and there won’t be crying then, but a sense of relief and happiness at seeing him again, even if only in a dream.
    Dave

  24. little ema Says:

    when i fell asleep last night i noded of on my back and you no when your in lucid sleep and you fall off a cliff, i had the same kind of experince, but i heard four knocks on the door i jumped up, it felt like the knocking was on my door, but i looked at the door the neighbours who ino they were asleep, it really scared me. I want to see him in my dreams, im just scared to go to sleep without him

  25. David Says:

    Little Emma, dreams are mostly only dreams, but not always. Sometimes it is more, but it is always personal. This is between you and him.

  26. Autumn Says:

    I met a guy at a job early 2000′s. He was a great guy and we hit it off and were close friends. We worked in a retail store and managed different divisions. We spent a lot of time together due to our jobs and confided a lot in each other. One night we worked late and he told me about his past. He had a rough childhood. He rebelled hard and committed a crime that put him in jail for a lot of years. It turns out he started working where I was just after he got out. I didn’t know the guy he was before the sentence, only the friend I made and could not hold it against him. He talked to me and found a true friend.
    About three years after he started I quit and relocated to a new city. We stayed in contact. Time passed and I didn’t hear from him. I googled him, and found out he committed suicide.
    From conversations we had he knows I believe in spirits but I am afraid to see. One night during a stressful time I was sleeping at my sisters. I had my children in bed with me.
    In my dream, he was in the bedroom I was in, it was dark as it would have been but that didn’t bother me. It was an observation I made after. What I remember most is, I was sitting on the edge of the bed and he was sitting next to me. I don’t remember looking right at him but I knew it was him for sure. He was hugging me. Very tight. That was what came to mind whenever I opened my eyes the following morning. It was so nice to feel he was there, but all I kept thinking was I could remember how tight he was hugging me. I felt the hug I am so sure. I know he missed me when I left and I do miss him a lot. Maybe it was a long over due hug. It is worth remembering.

  27. Linda McLean Says:

    Eleven days ago my daughter who was just beginning her ninth month of pregnancy gave birth to her stillborn son. I need not go further in explaining the heartache we’ve been bearing. The doctor said that Jayvin had passed three weeks prior. Around the time the doctor said he died, both my daughters and I had dreams about him within two days of each other. My youngest daughter Tyler dreamed that her sister begged her to please give birth to Jayvin because she was too afraid of the pain it would cause. Ty kept saying no but then agreed to give birth to him. Ashley, who’d never dreamed of her son thruout her entire pregnancy finally dreamed of seeing his little hand prints showing thru her stomach. My dream was quite different in that Ashley wasn’t even home when Jayvin was born. She was out shopping apparently and I was home with her husband Jordan. All of a sudden I heard Jordan yell and say “MOM, the baby’s here!” I was so excited and immediately called Tyler to tell her she was an aunt. I then asked where he was and Jordan said he was giving him a bath in the sink. I went over to the sink and found him face down in about three inches of water. Why I didn’t immediately grab him was disturbing but I screamed and told Jordan to get him out. He did and he was fine. I took a deep breath and was so happy he was Ok. Jordan dried him off and dressed him but never combed his very long hair. I laughed and said he’d better get his hair combed all pretty for his mommy. In the meantime I noticed that this baby looked more like a three month old and when I talked to him he gave me a huge smile and had four little teeth! Tyler suddenly appeared to meet her new nephew and finally Ashley got home. From there the dream faded………however, when I got the call about my grandson, I realized later how much Jordan sounded like he did in my dream except this time he was saying……..Mom, Ashley lost the baby. I have to wonder if this was Jayvin’s way of coming to his mommy, his aunt and his grandma to say goodbye.

  28. David Says:

    Hi Linda,
    I am so sorry for the loss. I can’t imagine the anguish. I can walk thru any cemetery and not blink, but when I pass thru the children’s section of a cemetery, I always feel like crying. But we never truly die, and there is some comfort in that.
    Dave

  29. Kim Says:

    My Dad passed away from an abdominal aortic anuresim last September. My mother, half brother and myself stayed with him in shifts for the 2 days and 2 nights during his final earth journey from the time he was admitted from ED until he left us. Unfortunately my mother and I were not present when he took his last breath, but he also said in those last moments with us to “go home, I don’t want you to see me like this”. He passed in the early hours of the morning with his son and and eldest daughter by his side (my half brother and sister). Last month, around 6 months after his death, he came to me in a half awake/half asleep type state. I was pregnant with my second child when he passed and at the time still doing night feeds and getting broken sleep. So at first did not think much of the dream, maybe it was just my lack of sleep, and him still in my loving memory. In my dream state, we were sitting on our lounge chair in my parents’ home and I hugged him tightly. It felt so real and I told him I missed him so much and I don’t know what to do. (I worry a lot about our finances and supporting our young family). We spoke briefly, but his voice and words stuck in my head “just keep doing what you’re doing”. I told my mum about my dream and she also shared her experiences with him in her dreams. A week later I had the opportunity to get a psychic reading done and a third of the way through it my Dad came through in a medium experience… Through info from my Dad, the psychic explained my situation and worries exactly to a tee, and she relayed through to me “keep doing what you’re doing”. I burst into tears. He DID visit me. I didn’t mention to the psychic that he had passed nor was I looking to connect with him. I guess I was there looking for some sort of assurance that everything would be ok, after a rough 6 months and my worries. I have also had visits from my mother’s sisters who have passed, one only last night. I don’t know the exact purpose of her visit and I wish I could remember more, but the most prevalent message I took from her visit was to appreciate my partner more! Haha. She is does have a point!! :)

  30. David Says:

    Hi Kim,
    Thank you for your story. I hope you are doing ok now.
    Dave

  31. Barry Says:

    I have had several experiences that have convinced me of a world beyond, but perhaps the strangest one took the form of a dream, and I don’t know who visited me. All I can say is that when I awoke I was full of joy, I don’t normally wake up like that, and I know I had been with someone, I was sublimely happy. Then I went into the front bedroom expecting to see the person I had experienced and the room was empty.My disappointment was intense. Who it was I cannot say, it might have been my mother, it might have been a spirit that I have not seen for many lifetimes but it was real and it still is.

  32. mason Says:

    I had a dream about heaven before, I was floating around, i could see a golden like veil, and i was up pretty high, so high i could see through the top, I could see the cosmos, i remember a planet with a ring around it and purple or pinkish color, it was very vivid the time, fairly hard to explain, its was so strange to me, that heaven seemingly had a roof, down below there were streams with little bridges crossing over them vast fields, lots of angels doing different things like what looked like was knitting or yearn spinning, it was a strange sight, i wasnt sure what to make of it, then i spotted my closest friend who died a couple years ago, she looked at me and then i woke up, it wasnt my first time dreaming about heaven eithr, another dream i had almost a year ago, i was floating again, but this time I was facing these huge golden gates, they were closed so i went around to the side, when i got really close to the veil, i pressed my hand upon it, and i could see through, sitting there by a small river was my old friend, she looked at me and smiled, i could see other angels behind her, they looked all excited and gathered around, then i woke up, i don’t know if i was supposed to see what i did, all i could remember was thinking, i had to see her again, and that i had to make sure she was okay, and i guess my will was strong enough to make that happen, both of these dreams were so real, i can just picture it now, its felt like i was actually was there.

  33. mason Says:

    i once had what i think was a near-death experience, i was at work on break in my work truck and i must have fallen asleep, i have sleep apnea and i came to the conclusion that i must have almost not woke up, which scared me alot, i was probably only asleep for maybe 5 minutes and i woke up and my eyes were open but all i could see was a shining golden movie-reel like of my life flashing before my eyes, i saw alot of images of my mom, and a few of my cousins and friends and a couple people i don’t even know but felt a strong connection to, i remember an echo of someone saying, not yet, when it stopped my heart was beating so fast like it normally does after i wake up from my sleep apnea, but this time it was like someone gave me a shot of adrenaline, like someone saved my life, those images still kinda haunt me till today, i think about it quite alot, maybe more than i should, it was after that when i started to have dreams about heaven, which still kinda freaks me out.

  34. mason Says:

    I practice lucid dreaming quite frequently, ever since i had a dream where i realized i could fly, it was night and the moon was full and i was floating over a town, it looked like london or somewhere that i have never been to, and I was wondering where everone is and i flew closer to street level and saw a blonde girl sitting on a bench reading a book, i felt as if i knew her, so i decided to land, a couple feet from the ground she looked at me and had a look like she knew me, when i landed, i woke up, and i felt at a loss, like i had finally found her, it was someone i had been searching for for a long time and i finally found her, i can still see her clear as day, on that bench reading a book, after that dream ive had lots of dreams about her, about us meeting and traveling together, then everytime i wake up i almost go into this sort of depression, not knowing when i get to see her again, it feels like she is searching for me sometimes, ill get this random feeling that she is there next to me, when i look she isnt, i don’t know if she is someone from a past life or someone i haven’t met yet.

  35. mason Says:

    I just recently found this site, and so far im loving it, it feels good to get to share some of the dreams ive had and maybe get some interpretation of what they might mean, i have this recuring dream that i have had like three or four times where i am in a white carriage with a women at night on a the moon was shining down over a small hill onto the road ahead of us, we had just past some trees with no leaves, so im thinking fall and its being pulled by two horses, the carriage comes to an abrupt stop and there is someone trying to rob us or something and i remember fighting with all i had and they end up shooting her i think and made me watch, and i remember the agony i felt, beyond anything i have ever felt in my life and then they shoot me, and i wake up, every time i have it, i get depressed for a few days sometimes up to a week, i believe it was a past life and its a painful story to tell.

  36. starc Says:

    I had a dream about a friend who passed away a few years ago. He had a previously unknown heart condition and after partying one night never woke up and his heart just stopped in his sleep. (at 25 years old) Ive had a few dreams with him there and have started to figure out how to know when i’m dreaming and somewhat control things in my dreams. Last night I had a dream that there was a foot in a cabinet and someone said “do you know who’s foot that is” and immediately I knew it was his (although in real life I don’t think I’ve ever seen his feet nor could recognize it!) As soon as I said it was his, he appeared next to me and I ran and hugged him and we cried together. I told him I was so happy to see him and so many people missed him. I then remember asking about his death. And he told me that he was high on cocaine and then he was put in a bag and it was incredibly hard b/c he had so much energy. he made it sound horrible…even though in real life he died in his sleep. I then remember the scene being on this beautiful cliffed beach but i was too scared to go in the water for some reason even though i remember it being beautiful blues and greens and he just runs into the water with other people and starts swimming. That is all I can recall. Im just curious as to what the bag means and the foot and other such memories from the dream that went on? was this just a dream or was there significance and purpose and something to learn from this?

  37. Langdon Says:

    My father died in January of this year. He was nearly 91, but still incredibly with it, vital, and even still teaching…living on his own with a little support and with a busy social life. He suffered a serious fall and died from the complications 4 weeks later. We were incredibly close – I’m an only child and lost my Mom in 1984 – and I was devastated. During the time he was dying, however, I witnessed some miraculous things that strengthened my faith beyond what I could ever have imagined. He even told me exactly when he was going to die, to the very hour (the Hospice nurses told me that happens all the time with the dying.) I know a person who communicates with souls that have not yet “crossed over” much like the Ghost Whisperer TV show (I’ve seen plenty of proof; if she’s a faker, she’s a good one, and she doesn’t charge money for what she does) and she’s told me that, indeed, once they pass into the next plane, they only communicate with us on their terms. Dreams are one way. Recently, my second cousin’s two little daughters, aged 5 and 6, have been having very vivid dreams of my Dad. (They’d be my Dad’s great grand nieces). In one, he was dancing and laughing. In the most recent, he carried one of the girls on a hiking trip up into the mountains. They came down the side of a hill and he showed her a memorial wall with names on it. In both dreams, my father was young – in his 20′s probably by the way they described him. They only knew him as an old man! My cousin says that every now and then, she’ll catch the younger child staring into space and asks her what she’s doing. She’s answered that she’s thinking about my Dad. These two little girls knew my Dad as a patriarch of the extended family, but they only saw him twice a year, three times at most. The way they described him carrying them on their shoulders – it was exactly how he carried me as a little girl. Both my cousin and I believe he is visiting them! I told my Dad’s best friend, 94, whom I visit every week, and he said “Why doesn’t he visit us?” I wish he would. Is it our grief that is blocking him? Are the little girls simply more receptive? Anyway, there were other things that happened that confirmed for me there is something very exciting awaiting us all. We just don’t get to know what it is. We probably wouldn’t understand it if we did.

  38. David Says:

    Hi Starc,
    I’d have to guess what the foot means. Perhaps that your friend still has a foot on earth? As the foot touches the soil, it might mean he is still in some contact with us here, or at least is aware of us.
    Dave

  39. sm Says:

    my dad died some years ago, we were the closest of my siblings and we all miss him a lot, since he has been gone he has visited me twice, most recently being last night. i was sitting on a bed talking to him and catching up with him regarding what he has missed, i started talking about my mum (they were seperated for a few years before he died), anyway i said she still loves you and talks about you to me sometimes, and in the dream his eyes filled up with tears and he stared at the floor, then he pulled out a book and told me these were the memories of us he has since he has been gone and that he was concerned about me especially. that was pretty much the end of the dream except in the dream he looked very young, around the time i was born, wearing aleather jacket and in his late 20s, i was the same age as i am now, also in the background of the room the door was open with a blue shining sky, i dont know where this dream came from, however it happened the night my mum wrote on his memorium wall which i also find interesting. i am wondering if anyone else has experience anything so lucid

  40. Lesley Howe Says:

    I lost my boyfriend just over a year ago now to suicide. I’ve had a few lucid dreams of him and this one was heartwrenching. In this dream I was at his apartment looking for clues as to why he committed suicide. I remember seeing the number 3 twice in dreams and I saw it floating in front of me. I becsme frustrated during my search that I just sat down on the floor and bawled my eyes out. All of a sudden I felt like Iwas picked up and put on someone’s knees and rocked. I didn’t look up I just kept on hugging and crying. When i stopped crying, l looked up and saw that it was Lee holding me he said “what. Did you think I wouldn’t come back for you? Seriously. Did you honestly think I wouldn’t come back for you?”. We kind of looked at each.other and chuckled. Then I woke up. But I remember how exhausted I felt from crying as if I really were crying. Everything felt so real! It was a heartwrenching.experience people tell me it was just a dream, but I’m not so sure.

  41. David Says:

    Lesley,
    I thnk you had an ADC…After Death Communication. This really does happen. The dead may visit us in our dreams and comfort us.
    Dave

  42. Lesley Howe Says:

    Thanks that’s good to know :) . Though it’s been a year now and I don’t have hardly any “lucid” dreams of him anymore. Does that mean Lee’s gone, or will I ever “hear” from him again? I’m really scared of losing that connection with him completely.

  43. David Says:

    Lesley,
    My opinion, the dead reveal themselves to comfort the living. Once we are ok, they won’t dwell. That would encourage morbidity. Then we are talking about ghosts, a totally different thing. When we move on, so do the dead. This happened with my dad. My decease mom visited my dad shortly after her death in a fairly dramatic way. Sitting in his basement, dad saw a pillar of light accompanied by the powerful smell of lavender. This was a very power ADC. But since then…nothing, just silence. My dad heard my mom say to him, “Go do your thing.” Life is for the living; the “light” is for later.
    Dave

  44. Lesley Howe Says:

    The other day I had a nap and had what I think (and hope) was an ADC.My questions are: how can I tell the difference between an ADC and a.normal dream, and why do I wake up just as I or my loved one says something?

  45. Rebecca Says:

    My mother died seven months ago. It was a long, drawn out and painful process for her. I took care of her for the last weeks of her life and when she died, I wasd left with a gnawing doubt that possibly she had been mad at me. She was weak and I wouldn’t let her get out of bed because she would fall every time. Was she mad at me for that? First visit I got was three months after her death. In the dream I asked my sister if she thought mom had been mad at me. My sister reached back into my hair and said “she left you a message.” She pulled out a long note that read in my mother’s handwriting, “I could never be mad at you.” Last night, i had my second visitation. It was wonderful. She explained something I had always wondered about. In my dream, I was in my childhood home (where mom died), sleeping upstairs. I had a dream – a dream within a dream. I woke up in this sleep dream and went downstairs. My father, brothers and sister were all in the dining room. My brothers and sister were in a corner, talking amongst themselves. Dad was sitting at the table reading. Next to Dad was Mom. She had her hand on his shoulder. Dad and all the rest were totally unaware of Mom standing there but I saw her right away. She had short hair that was slightly curly and completely dark – no gray. Her face was wrinkle free and she looked like she was approximately thirty years old. I ran to her and fell at her feet crying, “Mom! Mom! I miss you so much!” Without moving her lips, she said, “I know you do, and that’s ok, everything is going to be fine,” I asked her, “Can you see us from where you are?” She smiled and said, “Becky, it doesn’t matter if I can see you or not. Every time you think about me, I can feel it. It feels warm.” I was crying and had my hands on her hands and she said, “I have to go now.” I said, “Please don’t go Mom, I miss you so much.” She started floating upwards, then disappeared. I woke up from the dream within a dream and was still in the first dream, where normal dream things happened that I dream every night. I woke up this morning KNOWING I spoke to Mom. I have had other dreams of Mom that were obviously just dreams, there is a distinct difference when it’s a real visit. I just have to be convinced the soul goes somewhere because I truly did always wonder, “Can Mom see me right now” but I never told anyone I ever wondered that. And she told me the answer in my dream. I wish I could express to you how rewarding and warm and secure and excited I feel – I did have a conversation with Mom last night and I know she’s fine and still “exists” somewhere, somehow. I also know that Mom is with my Dad every day even though he can’t see her, feel her, or even believe that she is. Every time he sits down to read in the dining room, she stands next to him with her hand on his shoulder. The way she did it in the dream was with familiarity, as if she did this all the time, and the only surprise was that I could actually see her doing it this time. I am so grateful to her for taking the time to visit me.

  46. David Says:

    Rebecca,
    Thank you so much for your story! It was wonderful. It actually made me tear up. You had contact with your mom. How wonderful! This stuff if very true. Your story will be a comfort to those who are experiencing the very same thing.
    Dave

  47. KC Says:

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon this website. So many people think people like us are just flat out crazy. I’ve often wondered that about myself. When I was a teen a very good friend of mine took his own life. It was devastating. Shortly thereafter I had such a vice dream where he explained it was an accident or not pre meditated. Then things started happening to me like something straight out of the movies. Premonitions, if you will. I was young & afraid of it, so my mother suggested I ‘pray’ it away. My aunt (her sister was spiritually inclined if you will) so I prayed and eventually no more. Most recently it started up again. A friend of mine who’s father has been deceased for years prior to me meeting her came to me in a dream. Once again, it was real or vivid. Let me just say that he didn’t necessarily communicate with me using words. It was more showing me things & on an emotional level. He expressed something very important approaching that my friend needed to know about & several other things.I woke up wanting to call her immediately. It bothered me for the rest of the night. In the morning I called her because it was so strong & nagging at me I couldn’t resist. Even if she thought I was crazy afterwards.

  48. KC Says:

    Apologies. Posting from my phone is proving to be a pain. Anyways, she validated everything I told her. I never met the man and she has spoken of him in my presence maybe once & it was brief. Come to find out, she had just received a call her grandmother was extremely ill and not expected to make it. I have to say, I truly believe her father was passing her a message through me.

  49. David Says:

    KC,
    Thanks for your story. Yes, this true and you are not crazy. I know this from personal experience.
    Dave

  50. Mika Says:

    Hello All… My father passed away almost 4 years ago. Anyhow, me and my dad had a close bond.We always teased each other during our b-day months, as his is September and mine is in November. Needless to say these months are always a little more difficult for me. This past November I had a daily ache in my heart, and I silently wished for a hug from my dad. My b-day came to past, and it was a mixture of happiness and sadness. The other night 11/29, I was lying on my couch dozing off, and something says to me “get in your bed, so you can have a good nights sleep”. Initially I brushed it off, but I then followed the instructions and proceeded to my bedroom to sleep in my bed. When I laid down in my bed, I immediately felt relaxed, and I could feel myself drifting off to sleep, but it felt more like I was floating upward towards a cool and dark place. The next thing I know, I could here voices of people, saying things like, “your dad is waiting for you in the other room”. I vividly remember walking “floating / gliding” to the other room, and I could see my dad. I didn’t see his face, but I could see his figure and feel his presence, and I knew it was him. I remember feeling his smile, and the “love” in the hug was amazing, and real. The hug was so powerful, I instantly awoke, and I had tears streaming down my face. I can still feel the love of the hug, as I sit and type this message. I am so thankful, because I got the best b-day present ever, a hug from my DAD!!! I love you too.

  51. Christine Says:

    I had a dream last night that I am not sure what to make if it. My Dad passed away on November 4, 2012. I’ve been crying a lot and asking for a sign that he’s okay. I dreamed that we were at his calling hours. He got up from the coffin but his body was still there. So there were 2 of him. Everyone was scared because he was supposed to be dead. He said not to be scared everything was okay. Everyone else was to scared to hug him yet I did hug him. Then all of a sudden he looked younger like he was in his 30′s and he was wearing working men’s clothes with a tool belt. My Dad never wore a tool belt while he was slice. When he was younger he was a farmer then later a logger then when he was in his 40′s he went to college and got his bachelors and ended his working career at a sit down office job. The corpse was still in the coffin, yet he was dressed up like a carpenter, which he never did that kind if work in real life. I don’t know what to make of this. After he got dressed, I woke up.

  52. David Says:

    Mika,
    Thank you for your story!
    Dave

  53. David Says:

    Christine,
    Thank you too for your story!
    Dave

  54. Jeanie Says:

    My Dad died in 2003. I had a dream a couple nights ago that I was walking near my apt. Stopping to chat with a girl.. I looked up & saw my Dad walking toward me. He had a beige over coat & looked as he did in his ’50′s . We hugged & I asked how ? Why? He said, ‘ they let me come – after all it’s been 9 years!’ Now I am the type of air head lady who remembers He passed in 2003 yet if you asked me how many years that was — I’d have to count on my fingers. The fact that he said 9 years… Iwoke up & counted backwards $ Hilt cow !! 2093 WAS 9 years ago!!

    A couple weeks before – I could not stop thinking of a dance teacher I had over 40 years ago. I knew she passed years ago in 1989. Suddenly I decided to look up her husbands name & there was his obituary– born 11/18 died whenever but the date I looked him up was his birthday !!
    I decided to try to locate their son — found an address & sent him a photo of his mom & me. I think after all these years – & because their son is mentally challenged — they were telling me to contact him.

  55. Angela Says:

    I had a very close friend who died alomst 20 years ago in his sleep from excessing drinking. Shortly after his death, I had a dream of being with him, walking through a field of wild flowers and we came to a city with gold, cobblestone streets and he told me I couldnt go any further with him. He told me he loved me and we said goodbye.
    I am now 5 months pregnant and keep having reoccuring dreams of him. In the dreams, I am not aware of him being dead, we are just together, having fun. One dream, his son was with him and I have not seen his son since his funeral, 20 years ago. I cant help but to think he is visiting me because I am pregnant, and he is happy for me. I pray this does not mean something bad.

  56. roland marrine Says:

    Help me to thank Doctor Jefferson for making to communicate with my dead father.My dad made me who i am today.But death took him away from me.He dead 2 years ago as a result of stroke.Ever since i messed him a lot.I dream of him,i was told that it was possible to communicate with the dead,i saw testimonies om the internet on how Jefferson has been helping people to communicate with their dead ones.I contacted him i guess i was able to communicate with my late father it was so easy.if you need his help you can write him on his email

  57. David Says:

    Hi Roland,
    I can’t let anyone’s email appear here since bots will pick up email and send a ton of spam their way. I am sure they can find him on google if they wish.
    Dave

  58. Frances Says:

    My son passed last April, after a short illness. One week after his death, I received a visitation. It was vivid and I was in a waking state. He appeared as he had when he was healthy. He was crying. I could see the tears glistening on his cheeks. His eyes were shut. He spoke to me telepathically, as his lips never moved. I asked him repeatedly why was he crying. He said that he didn’t want to go. He wasn’t ready to leave, but he had to leave. He was leaving behind a 2 month old son. He said that he had left something for me. Then he floated toward me and it was as if his spirit merged with mine. I felt his sorrow as if it were my own. Then he disappeared. I was left totally shaken.
    It was such a painful time. The next day I suffered a heart attack. Eventually I came home from the hospital and was recovering. A friend of my son posted a tribute for my son on utube. It was a video put to music. The first time I saw it, it affected me as his first visit did, but I forced myself to watch it daily. No matter how difficult it was to see this, I felt a compulsion to watch the video every day. One morning as I was watching it, a strange thing happened. It was as if it slowed down and my son’s image slowly came out from the video screen, like halographic image. I heard him say, “I’m o.k., Mom. I’m o.k.” Them I heard him sigh and he said, “Gee, that was tough to say”. I felt a calm feeling and found myself smiling, instead of crying.
    I have had several visits from him, about 2 months apart. The last one was when I was in a waking dream state. I heard a phone ringing and being answered. There was someone on the other end of the phone, but there was a slight hesitation. Then I heard a familiar voice say, “Hi, it’s me.” I recognised the voice and the slight stutter immediately. I was surprised and aksed, “Nigel????” Then I heard a giggle. When I opened my eyes, I was wide awake and smiling. If you knew my son’s sense of humour, this is just something he would do. So when I feel a familiar hand gently touching me, I am not afraid. Why should I be afraid of my son? He would never hurt me. I feel comforted.
    I am glad that I found this website. It’s nice to know that I am not alone in my experiences.

  59. Caroline Says:

    My husband died December 16,2012. I need to communicate with him. I’m having a very difficult time. I miss him so much. The only way I can get through each day is by taking medication every 5 hours. Will taking the medication have anything to do with not being able to communicate with him in dreams?

  60. Frances Says:

    Dear Caroline,
    Your grief is still very recent. You stated that you are on medication, which I assume is an antidepressant. Please give yourself some time to heal. Some people face their losses cold turkey, as I did, but some people need help.
    Yes the medication can affect your sleep patterns and dream patterns. This is true with many medications, not just antidepressants. As you heal and eventually wean yourself off of the meds, you will return to a more natural and receptive state of mind.
    These visitations are not something you can conjure up at will. If you and your husband were close in life, that connection will bring his spirit back to you. It takes time sometimes. Be patient and concentrate on your own physical and mental health for now. Your time will come.

  61. Joanne Says:

    I had a dream of which my dead brother was in it I was somewhat taking back of him being there so I said to him Your Dead . He wondered why I said that and looked at everyone else I said you die ! Still not quite sure he looked around again. I don’t really remember much after that.It makes me wonder about this most people say its evil thing to dream about dead people talking to them.

  62. jackie Says:

    It has been so inspirational reading other peoples dreams. I would love to share mine with you all. My mum passed away in May 2012 she had cancer very sudden and before we all realized what was happening she died very sudden, About 3 months ago in my sleep i had a vision of her i say this as that is what it felt like to me not so much a dream of her but a wonderful experience. I remember my auntie who passed away 7 years ago getting my attention in my dream she was very close to my mum i asked her what she was doing here she said we are always here i said what is my mum here she said yes and then the amzing thing ever happened this bright ball of light appeard in front of me it got bigger and bigger and it took me into it it wasnt so much what i saw at first but it was the feeling that i got from the light warmth love energy and then my mum appeard she was younger and she didnt say anything to my but just looket at me i was so emotional and it looked as though she was trying not to cry but just smiled at me i tried to reach out and touch her but my hand just went through her then she dissapeard but again what happened next was amazing it was like a slide show of images or pictures of her when she was younger i have never seen any pictures of her before and there was one picture of her that stayed in my mind . Then i woke up i havnt been able to forget what happened that night it was truly a vision it was so real especially the feeling that i got from it. I have since spoken to my mums sister who helped me find the picture in my dream just how i remembered her i have had in enlarged and it sits proudly in my dining room beside an old photo of my mother in law i think it was my mums way of telling me she wanted an old photo of her there too.

  63. Kay Kraeuter Says:

    A man I had a long term affair with many years ago, and recently passed on, came to me in a dream. I never spoke with him, but we was eager to talk to me. All I remember him saying in my dream was “have a good sleep,” and then I woke up. Very strange.

  64. mercy Says:

    Hello

    I have lost my husband and soul mate to suicide. Is he still with me? Can he see, me, talk to me and communicate? I’m lost, as I don’t feel him with me right now. It’s as if there is a wall between us, he’s on the other side, and knows he can’t come back. He’s always said we were destined to be together forever.This was all the question i asked my self until i contacted Doctor kelvin that helped me to answer all those questions

  65. RICK Says:

    MY PARTNER OF 35 YRS PASSED AWAY 1.7.13. I CAN’T FEEL HIS PRESENT.I TRIED PHYSIC SAME ANSWER ALL THE TIME .THEY WOULD SAY YOU KNOW THE ANSWER .IF I DID I WOULDN’T ASK

  66. David Says:

    Rick,
    I am sorry for you. Give it time. Don’t go to some psychic. You’ll know when the time comes. I have a dear friend, a short older lady who married a much taller, much older man. He died, and she wished she could just have a dream of him, but it didn’t happen until nearly a year later. Her dream was amazing, for she saw him as he was at his peak, and not as the old guy suffering with his severe stroke.

    Know what? I need to talk to her again and write her story. Rick, give it time. This lady is just now getting over her husband’s death, and it was three years ago. Time heals all wounds, but sometimes it takes a lot of time.
    Dave

  67. Crystal Says:

    My mother passed away from Cancer on 2-15-2013 and she went peacefully as far as I know. We loved her and she loved us – but the strangest thing happeened and I don’t know what to tell my 18 year old daughter… She was grandma’s little girl.. My mom always had that gift and she told my daughter a few years ago that she had the gift as well.. Anyways, after my mom passed, about two week later, my daughter had a visit from grandma and she said that it was so real – She dreamed that her grandma pulled up at her house in her car and she said that grandma looked just like she did when she passed – Skinny and sick and asked leslie to get into the car and so she did and they were driving around and she said that grandma starting nodding off and she told grandma to pull over and she would drive and she asked her grandma why she was still there, didn’t she know that she passed away and grandma said “yes I know” but I haven’t crossed over yet. Immediately my daughter woke -She is so frightened over that dream. Does anyone know what happened and why and how we can help ?..

  68. Gerri Gerlach Says:

    I asked my mother before she died to give me a sign from the other side. Well, she has been doing do for seven years now. We came home from the hospital around 4:30 am after she died to get her insurance papers she kept in a lock metal box. I went into her bedroom to get the box out of the closet and the box was sitting on her dresser with the key next to it in a plastic container. I was in her bedroom the day before that to get her watch off of her dresser to take to the hospital. There was no metal box on her dresser and I was the only one who had access to the house. I was also the only one who knew about the metal box. So how did the box get on her dresser. I think she did it. My mother leaves little things around my house. She has always left two items side by side. I found two quarters under a leg chair, two buttons under a rug, and two fifty cent pieces sticking out from under my dresser. I think the two signifies she is with my father. I had lost my watch three years ago and I asked her to help me find it. I found the watch on the date that she died on February 15th in a box in the basement that I frequent three times a year for holiday window lights. I was putting away the Valentine’s Day heart lights and I was shocked and so happy I found the watch. Keep watching over me mom. I love you.

  69. Lisa Says:

    My Grandad passed away at 77 years old on the 10th of March ,2013 while sleeping. He was the most wonderful grandad anyone could ask for, he held our family together, and he gave us strength , taught us that we should never hate anyone, and should always be forgiving.I have such wonderful memories of times with him as a child, filled with adventure, laughter , and many happy memories by the sea.I visited him 2 months before he passed on during xmas season 2012 and he kept saying that he was going to go soon.He was different , in that he would read the bible more,he made me record his sermons in church, and he even made me take pictures of him in his suit and tie. When he passed on, i felt sad but also at peace because i knew he had been preparing himself for the afterlife and He wasnt sick or had to suffer. My grandad was such a wonderful mentor, and i felt that he understood so much more about life, and how treating people with kindness was the main theme of his life.In the first 3 days after his death, I would see him smiling in visions and i remember laughing in my sleep because i saw him smiling. How he died reaffirmed in me the presence and the existance of God,and the teachings that my grandad made to us his grandkids made me realize the importance of living a good life, and that heaven existed for the righteous.After he passed, He visited one of our family members with Archangel Michael by his side,and he looked young. His main message for us his family was not to worry about him, but to try and get to where he was, and he said he enjoyed it very much and was about to tour the great city of heaven. It was comforting to know he was alright on the other side. He said that he had fallen asleep and heard the Lord Jesus call his name, so he stood up from his bed and followed him. And he said he stood in great emptiness and heard his name called to go forth into the light of God. This was reaffirming to us. His death has bought a huge hole in my life and the life of our family, for he was part of the strength and the hope that everyone looked to. The verse in Revelations 14:13 rings true when i look at the life of my grandad where it is written:
    “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” His funeral was filled with people of all walks of life and when he passed away, it was on a sunday morning, with his church congregation at his side all dressed in white. If there is something i want people to know , it is that our deeds follow us,our loved ones visit us, as well as reaffirm the belief that heaven exists and that death must not be feared, but a motivation to a better life,to a wonderful new place that we can all look forward to.Thank you for Reading.May God Bless You Heaps and give you Comfort.

  70. Cici Says:

    Hi everyone.
    I just woke up from a wonderful dream that has changed my mood completly from being depressed to happy. My boyfriend died on his bed on the early morning of the 9thof March 2013. He had noctornal epilespy and died of a fit. I was not at house when he died as he was visiting his mum i never got a chance to say goodbye i was heartbroken. He left behind our two beautiful daughters one of three years old and a 5weeks old newborn baby. After he had died i felt a strong presence of him around me every day i dreamt of him one night and it was pleasant we where out on a date it felt so real i felt ok after that until the day we buried him on the 28th of March 2013. It got rough for me i started to grieve really badly deppressed and unhappy i asked for a sign his ok i cried and cried . On the 5th of april 2013 i had this really vivid dream during the night as a woke to feed the baby as shes breast fed as i layed down in the early hours of the morning almost instantly the dream began. I remember being told by his family i could see him one last time again that the doctors had giving a drug to wake him for a time period of time. As they did they gave me address to where he would be i raced there i could see him at the front of a counter what looked like he saying his goodbyes to everyone he knew. I moved to the front pushing past everyone seemed his whole family and friends were there at last i reached him i looked at him he stared at me with a warm smile. We had arranged to go to the place where for some reason i wanted to purchase a black front door dont onow what for but i went along with it. He looked ok happy and smiling he said maybe its best you didnt purchase the door we havent got much time left. I felt that he knew that there wasnt much time left and he also knew he had died. Aware of this we went to what seemed like the family home we where holding eachother in silence staring smiling i sat between his legs we held on one and other. Before long i felt his legs got stiff it seemed the drugs where wearin off we knew this so i comforted him he started to feel sleepy his family gathered around him so say goodbye he looked happy peaceful before he drfted off i placed my two girls beside him and everybody layed with him. Words appeared in front of my eyes babe it was a pleasure being with you i felt his love then he fell asleep. I woke up feeling happy i even smiled. I believe my boyfriend was trying to comfort me in this difficult time letting me know he is ok it was a beutiful dream i believe the dead do comunicate with you through dreams .

  71. tabatha eccles Says:

    reading all of these comments has made me feel so much better… I lost my grandfather september 30th 2005. My father was never around so his father (my grandfather) help my mother raise my brother and myself. we were the closest ones out of all the grandkids.. when he became very sick I was 16 years old, and going thru many personal issues with drug use. I was not able to say goodbye to him and only saw him one time while he was sick in the hospital for a year or so…. I was not in the state of mind to handle any of it so I avoided it. I have been sober for over 4 years now, have a beautiful family but I still feel incomplete… Everyday I have to live with the regret of my decisions and actions…. the last time I remember seeing him he was very ill looking and he couldnt control his bladder (urinating himself) I go through everyday thinking of my poor decisions and missing him and hating myself for not being there….

    a few months ago, I had a vivid dream. He was in my mothers kitchen ( he has never been to my mothers house, she had purchased it when he was already beginning to become ill) and i was washing dishes at a holiday party with my mother’s side of the family… and i remember so vividly his presence and touch come behind me i didnt need to look at him, i just KNEW it was him. he said i miss you, i responded i miss you too and tears instantly came down my face as well as his. i felt his tear drops fall on my shoulders as i said are you ok? he responded yes and just disappeared instantly…. i woke up immediately filled with tears on my face my chest my shoulders, everywhere i felt them drop in the dream… I have never a dream about him. not even when he first passed. this was my first and only.. please someone tell me this was real, it would help ease my mind and my heart

    my heart is heavy………

  72. David Says:

    Tabatha,
    Thanks for your story. I personally believe many of these dreams are indeed contact with our deceased loved ones. If there is life after death, then why would those we love not want to visit us in our dreams to comfort us? I would if I were able. These types of dreams are very different then the typical dream. You just can feel the difference.
    Dave

  73. Christina Says:

    Hi ppl I have never seen a ghost in person while awake.. But cple a month ago a had a dream of me and my partner in bed.. He was sleepin in the dream but a was awake the lay out of my room an everythin in it was real :/ , and ther in the corner of my room was a ghost of an old man a don’t know staring at me a kept closing my eyes hopin he dissapeared. But no he came over too my bed and touched my shoulder which then caused a numb feelin down my left side. Dream was so real but a felt scared of this old man and dnt know a phsycic told me he might of wanted to give u a message x then last nyt in my dream again I was awake in bed and the ghost of my gran biddick in a white long nytgown which she wore yrs ago, she was beside my bed staring at me but kept leaving and coming back just drifting into fin air :( she never spoke to me tho just stared xxx

  74. Hailey Says:

    I’m not exactly sure what to think of this dream I had and I’m not sure if I should just pass it off as a dream or not. My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half. When he was 8 years old, his sister passed in a car accident on prom night. Next weekend is the day it happened about 10 years ago and I had this dream earlier this week.
    The setting is fuzzy, but I believe I was in my boyfriends parents house. I was looking at a wall I their living room full of pictures they have of their family members. I don’t remember much of what else happened, but I do remember seeing his sister and talking to her. A film reel came into mind, of pictures of my boyfriend when he was a baby and when he was A child (hes 19 now). While I saw all that I could hear his sister talking about their mom being 30 or 40 and being very depressed (I assume this is how old their mom was when it happened) and about how she was sorry and she wanted to help but she couldn’t do anything about it. A lot of strange things have also happened to me before when my own parents were together, but those things have ceased since the negative energy is gone. The only things that have happened now are feeling spirits close to me and feeling my shirt tugged or being tapped on the back and every time my boyfriends last name or an image of one of my boyfriends family members pop up in my head and I don’t feel afraid. Could his family be trying to contact me? The dream was very vivid.

  75. Margie Says:

    I lost a dear friend in May 2013 due to a tragic accident. Last night I had a dream that I was leaving to go to work and it was just as the sun was about to rise. When I opened the door I saw the back of a man standing in between mine and my husbands vehicles in the driveway. I stopped in my tracks due to fear and just waited for this person to move and when he turned around he had a smile on his face and it was my friend. I rushed over to him and just could not stop hugging him and trying to get him to come inside the house so we could wake up my husband and surprise him. He kept telling me he didn’t have much time but he wasn’t actually saying the words. He was smiling so much that I was waiting for him to giggle as I was all over him hugging him. I woke up and just laid there in bed trying to take in what just happened. Another time something similar happened, I had a dream that this same friend walked up behind me and proceeded to hug me but when I woke up I was laying on my side in bed and I could still feel the pressure of his arms around me. I recognized that it was him so I didn’t move because I didn’t want to lose him and the feeling he was giving me letting me know he was still there.

  76. Kristina Ruffin Says:

    I had a dream about my ex who passed a yr ago the day b4 my bday. I think about him and vist his grave at lest 2times a mo. I dreamed that we was was talking on phone and i remember talking and smiling in my dream. I cant remember in detail what we was talking about. But i know i was talking to him i wokw my self up bc i heard n felt i was talking. His voice sounded deeper but it was him.

  77. David Says:

    Kristina,
    A phone is a good way for your ex to talk to you in a dream that makes sense in the dream. These dreams are often contact.
    Dave

  78. David Says:

    Margie,
    That is a great story, thanks. It seems the deceased can’t relay much information, they just let you know they are ok. That seems the purpose of this contact…I’m ok, everything is fine. That is the message, and a comforting one.
    Dave

  79. Sandra Says:

    My close friend Michael, who passed away in 2010, visits me frequently in my dreams. The first time was right after he passed. In the dream I was sitting at a table and he appeared in the chair next to me. He looked just like he did in high school, so handsome! He said that he was just checking in with me, that he was okay, and wanted to let me know that I would be seeing a lot more of him. Then in an instant he aged to the age he was at his passing and disappeared in a flash of bright, golden light. I woke with the most amazing feeling of peace and joy like I had never felt! Another time I was in a house at a party. There was a cut out in the wall between two rooms and I was watching people having a fun time in the other room. Suddenly Michael jumped through the window in front of me. I grabbed him and we hugged each other so tight. I told him I missed him so much. He looked at me with a puzzled look on his face and said, “Why?” I said, “I miss you because you’re dead.” He smiled at me and sort of chuckled and said, “Oh, honey, I’m not dead!” We walked outside together where a beautiful snow was falling and he disappeared. I had another one just the night before last. I was walking down a hallway in a building and he appeared next to me. We walked together and talked, and stopped and hugged for a long time. I asked him if I would be seeing him anytime soon, and he told me I have a lot of time left. He told me that late in life I will come into my “fortune” and showed me a video of a news broadcast about my passing. I vividly remember the date of the broadcast was April 1st, but there was no year. The broadcaster was talking about my influence on the world of fashion (I own a clothing boutique in real life). It was fascinating! Before we parted we hugged again and he told me he would see me in 70 years. When I woke up I did the math and that would put my age at death at 113 years old! I don’t know if that’s really going to be the case, but it’s interesting nonetheless. :) His visits give me great comfort, and I know that even though he is not physically here anymore he is still very much a part of my life. Peace to you!

  80. Dawn Says:

    Hello, I’m hoping the dream I had last night was my first love who past away one year ago.
    We were crazy in love 27 years ago. Sadly we went our seperate ways and truth is I really don’t know why. Too young I guess but I know what we had was real love. He left town and I never saw him again. I had a dream about him about a month ago and in this dream we were together again and I was so happy. The dream was very real and stuck with me for days so I started asking around to try and find him. I learned that he had just passed less than a year ago. This news crushed me. I have not been able to figure out why his death has affected me so when I haven’t seen him in 27 years. Truth is I have grieved for him like we were never apart. I loved the boy with all my heart but never knew the man he had become. I don’t know if I’m really grieving for him or for my youth. But I remember the way he felt and smelled and laughed and I have hurt over his death since the day I found out he was gone. I find myself talking aloud to him telling him I’m sorry we parted and that I’d give anything to go back and do things differently. Last night I dreamed I was walking home and while walking I just fell to the ground in sleep type state. Something picked me up carried me straight up to the sky and we were just flying through the air. I said, “Timmy is that you baby? ” there was no answer but I knew it was him. So I just said “don’t drop me. ” he flew me to a familiar place in town where we both lived back then and where I still live. I knew to go inside the store which is just a second hand junk type store and there were these little wind up type toys that walk when you wind them. Somehow I knew to keep them with me that he would wind them for me when he was near. He never spoke and I never saw his face or even a figure just a bright cloud type mist. I plan to go to that store Monday morning. I am just hoping to find the toys that were in my dream. Could this have really been him? After 27 years could he see how I was hurting for him and missing him? This was the sweetest dream I’ve ever had and I woke up feeling happy like I had truly been with him. Now I’m afraid he won’t reach me again or that it was just a dream. How can I tell?

  81. David Says:

    Sandra,
    Death really is an illusion. The living just doesn’t know what is on the other side yet. We suffer from a lack of knowledge. I believe these dreams are a way to inform us, educate us. The message is…do not be afraid. And in time, we will all join our departed.
    Dave

  82. David Says:

    Dawn,
    Thanks for the wonderful story. It was touching. I think it could very likely been him. Some dreams are just too important. We can never truly know in this physical experience if such a dream is contact, but there are clues. Your story has plenty of such clues.
    Dave

  83. leigh metcalfe Says:

    Hi ive been having some weird dreams hof my grandma recently .She died a few month ago from cancer and i was there with her in her last two weeks i looked after her fed her hardly slept never left her side. She had a friend called sue who commited suicide 2year ago and the pst week ive had two dreams thats she with sue and shes not happy and my grandmas realy hatefull towards me and its so real.when she died i thought she would go be with her mother and her husband in a better place i hate to fink shes with sue when sue was alive she wanted my grandma all to her self and tried to keep my gran from her family can someone please give me some answers??

  84. cheryl Says:

    In my dreams lately i’m having visions . The main one is alittle girl (i can discribe her clearly). Shes being held in a shed thats dugout once you get in and shes being held there. Im trying to find where she is around me . I can see the outside clearly now. Two nights ago i wet to her in my dream/vision trying to see more . She didn’t want me to go so she reach out and grabbed my arm. But i had to go. I woke up in the morning witha child size handprint on my arm where she grabbed my arm. My sister couldn’t believe what she was seeing. There are no childrenin my home and i had been telling her about the little girl for days before .i will eep searching till i find her.hopefully i will.

  85. Kathy Says:

    I am not sure what I believe, but I do know that I have had 2 dreams in my life that has left me wondering. The first was 19 years ago when my twins were infants. I had been giving them a bath when i walked away to get their clothes. When I came back to the tub, one of the twins had fallen over and was under the water. I quickly scooped him up and hung him over my arm to help him get the water out that he had swallowed. Long story short, he was okay and I had never left them alone in the tub again. That night when I went to sleep I had a dream that I was in a pitch black place with a very bright light shinning on me. As I moved toward the light, I could hear so many people talking who were just outside of the light. I never understood what they were saying or even saw them but I knew they were there. As I walked to the light I dropped to my knees and started crying so hard it was painful. In my arms was a baby however, I do not know who the baby was because I would not look at it. the light was talking to me not in words but more like through my mind. The light was being very stern about what had happened to my baby earlier but also loving and I was apologetic but again not in words but in thought. I never understood what was said but I understood what was meant. Later that night my husband came home from work and asked me what I had been cooking. I asked him why and he told me that the house smelled like his grandmas when she was cooking. Of course his grandmother had long passed away and I had not cooked anything that night…..My second experience was just recently. My dad passed away a year ago and my mom passed about 6 months ago and I have been missing her very much. I had another dream similar to the first. I dreamt that both of my parents came to me as a bright light and again I was crying because of the pain of loosing them. My father never spoke but my mother said in clear words “its not easy is it” and then the both left me crying. I knew that she was referenceing my difficulty dealing with her lose. This dream left me angry to some degree with her for not comforting me but chastising me instead. The odd thing is, that was how she was to me in life, very loving but not very supportive. Again, i don’t know if I truly believe that I was visited by someone from the “other side” but these experiences had most certainly left me to wonder…

  86. Michelle Says:

    My grandmother passed a couple of months ago. I miss her and have asked her to visit me in my dreams if she could. I had not felt her presence or anything, in fact I was almost upset by it. I thought maybe that’s not how things work or maybe she was busy catching up with her own mother.

    Last night I had a dream where she was hugging me, she kissed my right cheek and then my left. When she kissed my left cheek it’s hard to describe it but it was like she shouted, I love you Shelly bean! And the she was gone and I immediately woke up and wanted to call out to her, but did not. I don’t really remember her calling me Shelly bean in life, Shelly, yes all the time. But it was so real and it was her only younger, her hair was dark, her face full and in life she wore dentures. I remember her smiling and noticing her teeth. In life she was depressed often and not confident and she died from cancer. In my dream she was healthy and so happy, the whole experience was full of love. It’s hard to describe it. Funny thing, today we were at my mother in laws for Easter dinner and she usually serves green bean casserole. I heard my sister in law ask her if she just wanted green beans and she said yes. When I went to the buffet, they were Shellie beans!

  87. Kalyn Says:

    I just experienced one of the most amazing things. I lost my grandmother in May of 2014. I still think of her often, several times a day. I bottle my emotions for about a week and then it comes out all at once about once a week. I was crying and telling my husband that I just hope that my grandma was able to understand me when I told her I wanted to be just like her right before she had passed away. It was so important to me, and she was only able to hold my hand and sort of nod her head as a reply. Well tonight after my husband had fallen asleep. I was laying there beside him in tears… My husband rolled over and said in a very soft, sweet tone, ‘I love you sweetie, you’re my favorite little me’. I replied me? And my husband said ‘mhum’. (which he never says mhumm by the way). I sat there and thought, well that’s weird.. Maybe he was thinking of our daughter? And then its just hit me so hard that it had to of been a message from my grandma. It felt so good to hear that, I kept replaying it in my head over and over. There was no way my husband knew to say that either. It was truly a message from her. What and amazing experience, I thanked her so much for that and told her I loved her so much. I woke up my husband soon after and asked if he knew he said something? And he had no recollection.. I explained to him and he said maybe it was, we talked about how he slept talked all the time. Just so amazing to me. My grandma raised me, so it meant so much to me. I hope I can tell others without them thinking I’m insane.. I want to tell everyone how amazing it was!

  88. Brandi Says:

    I lost my twin on nov 22 2013. He was born with cerebral palsy and the last six years of his life I had guardianship of him and was glad to be able to care for him. I have had one dream since he has passed. In my dream he stood so tall, he had always been in wheelchair and was never able to walk, in which truthfully, I rememeber feeling scared in my dream because he was towering over me. Then I rememeber asking him “well are you gonna hug me” we did. But I remember his mouth moving but not being able to hear the words. He wasn’t able to speak in life as well. That has always bothered me that I never knew what he was trying to tell me in dream. And now I’m upset because I haven’t gotten another visit. I feel a tremendous amount of guilt of his passing. Because he was in my care, I should have noticed something been able to do something! He’s my twin, one minute apart. I miss him terribly! Just wish he would visit me!

  89. alexus Says:

    hello:) I had a very vivid dream in 2011. still remember it today. I can’t forget it. My ex boyfriend, and really close friend, passed away. we dated 4 years and we’re close friends about 5 years until his death. anyways, THAT NIGHT he passed, I was devastated. I cried and cried so hard, I fell asleep. My sister at the time, was very sensitive to ghosts. she could see them and said they looked like normal people. while I was sleeping, she seen him. he was looking over me very confused, as if he didn’t understand what was happening. He looked at her puzzled, and vanished. while I was sleeping, I had my dream.. me and him were walking in this different “world” . it was the space between the living and heaven? Im not sure BUT he was stuck there. he told me that they were all his family members that were with him, but their soul wasn’t there, it was basically just their body and he didn’t like it at all. he said “Alexus you have to let me go.” telling me that if I keep this strong hold on him, he can’t leave. so, I said John ok I’m ready. I told him I would let him go. he smiled at me. we were touching very gently, and he disappeared. BUT his clothes were on the floor where he was. JUST his body vanished,nothing more. it was tragic to see, but so beautiful. I’m sorry I had him there. but I never dreamt of him again. I did once years later,but I don’t remember it. we were talking though. it’s so weird because he was such a huge part of my life and I barely had one vivid dream? I truely believe that I let him go and he went into another space.. I just want to see him again so he can explain.

  90. Claire Says:

    My dad died suddenly and traumatically. I had trouble sleeping and ended up on the sofa on this particular night.I had a vivid dream that he was sat on the end of the sofa holdings my new born baby who was called Cora. The name bears no link to anyone I know and I am not expecting a baby. My 2 other children were in the dream sat opposite him. I am really interested to know what this means.
    I have also had a dream where I have,floated above my body with my dad. I could see myself below. I wasn’t scared and when I woke up felt happy

  91. Laura Says:

    My Mom passed away 3 months ago. She’d been in a lot of physical pain for years and she was ready to go. Last night I had a dream that I was lying in a bed with my Mom and she was hugging me so very tight, nonstop for what seemed like several minutes. When she was alive, she couldn’t even lay in a bed. In my dream, as I hugged her tightly back, I noticed that she was pain free and happily smiling. I even smelled her natural scent. Then suddenly I found myself drift up to the corner of the ceiling. I looked down and saw us on the bed. I was confused because I thought I might feel my Mom pass away in my arms, but why was I floating? So I went back down to the bed. Held her a last time, then woke up. When she was alive, my Mom always told me when I went to visit her to give her a hug. Even though nothing like this had ever happened to me before, I was convinced as I awoke that she paid me a visit. I felt very comforted and unafraid.

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