In Communicating with the Deceased in Our Dreams: Part One I relate a lucid dream experience that I had of my Aunt Helen a number of years after her passing. The dream had a specific message for my cousins, but it also was a harbinger of things to come in the following months when my Dad was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and passed away soon afterwards. I was able to pass along my aunt’s message at the funeral of my father, and the memory of the dream also brought me some comfort in what was a very difficult and sad period of my life.
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” ~ Rumi
I have had a number of similar dreams over the years that have come at a time when I’ve needed support or comfort, and the messages are always loving, and sometimes prophetic in nature. My last dream like this involved my grandmother, and I was shown a very specific place, which I had never been to before and that I visited a few days later. In the dream she had been standing at the top of a brightly decorated staircase. It was identical to the entrance way of an ancient house, and tarot museum, and when I arrived there I recognized it immediately from my dream. I wrote it down in my journal for remembrance and because her appearing just there had a significance that I was able to recognize as very magical. The dream helped me to work out an important decision that I needed to make at the time.
The staircase that I saw my grandmother standing on the top in the dream.
You can probably imagine how started I was to see the identical staircase a few days later. Its located in a house that I had never been to before, nor to the best of my knowledge my grandmother ever visited. My grandmother is from my Mom, and Aunt Helen’s side of my family. She was the 7th daughter of seven daughters and all of the women that descend from that side of the family have some psychic talents.
My grandmother. I think she looks a lot like my Mom here.
I have had some disturbing dreams of the dead too, but thankfully they seem less frequent, and I wonder if they are a true visitation or if they are just my subconscious needing a specific archetype like a mother figure to insert into what ever I need to be working out in the dream.
Mom – I took this picture.
I had a very lucid dream of my Mother by the sea. She loved the sea and in life said she wanted her ashes to be scattered into the Atlantic ocean, which in part we managed to do with the help of her dear friend. In the dream she was standing on the beach in a place I did not recognize, but reminded me of Greece. She looked happy to see me, but at the same time melancholic. When I approached her she asked me this “Why does no one ever ask if I am lonely?” She then turned to walk towards some buildings that resembled ancient cave structures, and was gone.
I have since had others dreams, and communications with my Mom, but that one has stuck with me. Likely I need to work it out still.
My photo of the setting sun over Lake Huron, Canada, where my parents met and fell in love.
If you have read my book Cosmic Witch first of all thank you so much! I write about my Grandmother teaching me to read playing cards (appropriate she appeared at the Tarot Museum) and the influence my Mom had on my spirituality and witchcraft. I hope you enjoy the photos I’ve included here so you can now put an image to the writing.
I think it is easier to receive communications from our beloved dead or other entities while we sleep, because our ego is no longer fully engaged, we are in a liminal state between waking, and the other realm where everything is possible.
I’d love to hear your comments, thoughts, and especially your own experiences. If you feel like sharing reach out in the comments or DM me.