You awake from a vivid dream where your loved one who passed away seemed to be trying to contact you. Could it be possible that someone who is deceased would be able to talk to you through your dreams?
When you dream, you access your subconscious and unconscious parts of your brain. You have access to other levels of memory and emotion than you have during your waking hours. Sometimes a dream is just that, a memory that you had of the deceased loved one.
But it is possible that your dream was a visitation from your loved one. More than half of Americans believe in life after death. Many also believe that the deceased can contact us after they have passed away. You can read about other possible ways that a deceased loved one is sending you presents in this article.
When your loved one passes on, you go through a grieving process. Mourning your loved one can take weeks, months or years. Often, the loss is never fully healed, and pain continues for the ones they left behind.
Visitation dreams have been seen as a healthy part of the grieving process. The dreamer recalls the person who has passed, and for a brief time, is able to feel less pain and grief over their loss. It’s as though the presence of their friend or family member in a dream helps them feel like they didn’t really leave.
If you are experiencing dreams of a deceased loved one, here are 7 signs that they are trying to make contact with you.
7 Signs A Deceased Loved One Is Contacting You In Your Dreams
1. You wake with a sense of having been watched
So many people feel that loved ones watch over us after they leave us here on Earth. When you awaken after a dream and have a sense that someone was in the room with you, it is possible that your deceased loved one is trying to let you know just that; they are watching over you.
Although the feeling of being watched can be disturbing, in this case it should make you feel safe. You may have had a dream that someone was watching you too. Again, this could be your loved one letting you know that they are nearby.
2. Vivid memories of your loved one were in your dreams
Sometimes when you’re awake you remember your loved one, but having memories in your dreams is a sign that they may be trying to contact you. This is especially the case if your loved one helps you remember something that you don’t usually think about, like a forgotten memory of them. There may be a message in the memory that they want you to pay attention to also.
3. Your loved one appears in a different way than normal
If your deceased loved one appears to you In your dreams, but they do it in an unusual way, it may be a sign that they are sending you a warning. Pay attention to clues that your loved one is trying to give you. They may be trying to help you avoid a harmful situation or warn you of an upcoming change.
4. You awake with a sense of peaceful well-being
What a wonderful feeling to wake up feeling peaceful and well-rested. It doesn’t happen often enough, but if your loved one was worried about your health and well-being, they may have tried to help you by sending you restful sleep.
A review of 20 after-death communications that were reported by people found that having encounters with the deceased helped people to cope with grieving. One of the ways that these visions helped people to cope was that people felt that their spiritual beliefs were supported by the contact with their deceased loved one.
This sense of spiritual peace helps you to cope with the loss and also to continue functioning in your daily life. Knowing that there is a life beyond death, and that your loved one is waiting for you helps you to feel comforted.
5. Your dream feels so real
Visitation dreams can be very vivid and the dreamer may feel that the deceased loved one was really present. These dreams are so realistic that you can smell, feel, and hear your loved one. These real-feeling dreams are likely to be examples of your deceased loved one reaching out to contact you.
These dreams can be emotionally intense because you feel their presence so strongly. Often this will reawaken your grief. Your loved one did not mean to cause you pain, but they did want to be near you again.This type of dream is definitely a sign that your loved one was trying to contact you.
6. Your loved one looked younger and healthier than they were when they passed
Your deceased loved one will often appear younger than they did when they passed. They appear healthy and vibrant, like you prefer to remember them. They want you to know that there was no suffering when they passed and now they are able to appear whole and happy to you.
7. Your deceased loved one tells you that they are okay and still with you
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In your dreams, sometimes your deceased love one can speak to you. You may hear their voice or just get a sense of what they are saying. Most often they know that you have been worried about where they are now so they will appear to you in a dream to tell you that everything is alright where they are now.