One of the toughest things we have to face at some point in our lives is the loss of a loved one. The process of grieving is different for everyone and people can spend most of their lives getting over their loved ones. Something that can happen during the difficult time, regardless of how spiritual or religious we are is that we are visited by the ones we lost in our dreams. Here are some of the common themes of visitation dreams.
1. The deceased usually appear healthier.
When dreaming about a loved one, they will usually appear looking exactly the same as they did in life, or potentially even healthier. This is believed to be because they are at their purest, only visiting out of love and happiness, hoping to see you before they move on. They seem healthy because they possess no negative qualities anymore, including those of bad health and bad feelings.
2. They bring reassurance.
The most common theme that people share when discussing visitation dreams is one of reassurance. People talk about how their loved ones are there to forgive and reassure the dreamer that they are in fact very well and happy.
3. They aren’t very talkative.
People also commonly report that their loved ones don’t talk to them much, though a clear message is given, through signs and body language within a dream. Some people refer to this as a telepathic communication.
4 The dreams are clear and structured.
Most of our dreams are often wacky and confusing. Many of the events that take place can be strange and random, much like the locations. They can seem like a strange merging of different things we see throughout our day to day lives. However, people say that visitation dreams are often very clear and follow a coherent structure, which is one of the main ways in which people can recognise that they’ve had a visitation dream rather than just a regular one.
5. They are easily remembered.
It is common for the details of dreams to be forgotten a mere few minutes after waking up. To prevent this, some people keep dream diaries so that they can write down what they saw while it’s still fresh in their minds. However, none of this is needed with a visitation dream as they are always very vivid. In fact, most dreamers say they can recall their visitation dream for the rest of their lives.
6. The dreamer feels changed by the whole experience.
You will know when you have a visitation dream as their effects have a big impact on your life. You will feel like you have learned something after the dream and that the whole thing was a big experience.
7. The dream usually ends the grieving process.
People feel overcome with a strong sense of peace after a visitation dream, often ending the grieving process and providing people with closure on their relationships. This is usually because their loved one seemed truly happy before leaving them for one last time, allowing people to accept that they’re gone and being able to move on without them.
There are many different explanations throughout religion and psychology as to what our dreams mean. Some people believe that it is our brain’s way of processing tragic events and providing a psychological safety net for us to get over a loss. Others believe that it is the lost one’s final moment before they are sent to heaven or the next life.
Whatever the belief, it has to mean something as everyone shares this experience at some point in their lives.
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