Many people who’ve had loved ones who have passed on report seeing them in their dreams after they’ve gone. These dreams often seem hyper-realistic and vivid, as if you’re actually seeing and spending time with your deceased loved one. These are known as a visitation dream.
Many people who’ve had loved ones who have passed on report seeing them in their dreams after they’ve gone.
These dreams often seem hyperrealistic and alive, as if you were spending time with your deceased loved one and with them. These are known as dreams of visitation.
According to Psychology Today, these visitation dreams often have common themes.
- The deceased often appear as the did in life, although younger or healthier in appearance.
- They convey a message of reassurance to the dreamer such as, “I am OK and still with you.”
- Messages are often conveyed telepathically or mentally rather through spoken word.
- Dream structures are organized and more “normal” than bizarre.
- They are intense, experienced as real visits, and remembered by the dreamer when they wake up.
- The dreamer is often changed by the experienced.
- The dream is followed by a resolution of the grieving process or wider spiritual view.
According to the Om Times, there can be a number of reasons that your deceased loved ones are showing up in your dreams.
- They want to seek forgiveness or resolve an issue that occurred during their lifetime.
- To offer guidance, protection, or a warning.
- To comfort you and let you know that they are OK and made it to the other side.
- To offer you a message
- To show you that there is life after death
- “My father and mother died over a decade ago and about one year apart,” writes Dr. Patrick McNamara in Psychology Today. “Approximately, 6 months after each death, I had at least one vivid dream with one or both of them in it. In both cases, the dream did not feel like the typical run of the mill dream.”