Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
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Dreams About the Deceased

Here's my dream...

 This has really been bothering me. Please help. Four months ago a guy named Ron that I've been in love with since I was 15 was killed by his step-dad by being shot in the chest; afterward his step-dad shot himself. I've had three dreams about Ron. In one dream, I was riding down this long dirt road and I pulled up to this huge house in the woods and got out of my car, walked up to the door and knocked. Ron opened the door and just stood there. He stared at me with blood shot eyes and I asked him about 7 times, ''Ron what are you looking at?'' He said nothing just stared. Then the dream went to me, Ron and his step-dad standing in a circle talking. They were talking about fishing, something they always used to do. About 3 weeks after he died I had been wondering to myself if he loved me and I asked him out loud if he did. After, I dreamed he was talking to me (although I didn't see him), and I heard his voice respond and say, "Yes I love you..." The other dream I had was that I was watching a video of a party and he was walking around on the video talking and all the sudden, he stopped and looked at the camera, staring once again, for maybe 30 seconds then went back to what he was doing. Please help me with this as I've asked everyone possible and no one can help.

Dear Dreamer, Quite simply, Ron has been trying to communicate with you the fact that he is aware of you, he is aware of what has occurred, he does love you, and he may have even already made peace with his stepfather over what happened. The Edgar Cayce material suggests that our loved ones who have passed away often try to communicate in the dream state. With this in mind, the first dream (about staring) suggests that Ron has been watching over you. The second dream (where he said he loved you) was likely real communication. And the third dream (related to the video camera) suggests that Ron has been reviewing his own life as well as his connection to you. If you would like to read more about this kind of communication, try the book Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga.

Here's my dream...

My boyfriend died by suicide in February. I finally had a dream where he came to me. All I remember is that he was lying down, as how he looked when I last saw him in the casket. And all of the sudden he moved a bit. I told myself that I was seeing things, so I looked again and he rolled over as if he was enjoying a good night's sleep. So I then put my fingers on his neck to check for a pulse...nothing. I became really scared and didn't know what to do. "This isn't happening," I told myself. But it was so real. Then his eyes opened. He didn't look good; he looked like a corpse. I guess because that's how I'd seen him last. But his eyes weren't normal. It looked as if he hadn't opened them in awhile and he had to adjust to the light. But it scared me because he looked scary! So I ran away. But I'd look behind me and there he was chasing me. But it was weird because he was as fast as lightening. Finally I stopped running because I realized he wasn't going to stop. And in the end of the dream we were facing each other and I was looking up at him (he was taller than me) and I could see the sky above him. I don't know what it was but I felt something and saw a subtle light in the sky. So I asked him, "You have to go now don't you?" He looked at me and said, "Yes I do." And then gave me a kiss. And that's all I remember, but it was so real and I just don't know how to interpret it. I think he came to me in this dream. I feel like he was trying to tell me something...perhaps that he's okay>

Dear Dreamer,Yes, I think your boyfriend was trying to reassure you and to communicate that he still loves you. Edgar Cayce suggested that communication between the living and the deceased was quite common in the dream state. Let me suggest two books for you to read: Visits from Heaven by Josie Varga and The Place We Call Home, by Robert Grant. The reason he looked so bad in the dream may have been twofold: 1) so that you remembered the experience upon awakening; and, 2) because it is believed that an individual who commits suicide generally has a harder time making the transition to the other side. He appears to be okay now. Please read the books. It will help.

Here's my dream...

 I am a member of A.R.E. My best friend of 50 years died a few years ago and within a couple of months I had the following dream: My doorbell rang and I ran to open the door but before I did, I heard her voice out in the hall saying, "Oh, you are the only one..." I yanked open the door and she finished saying, "Who has her Christmas decorations up!" I said: "You're here! You made it!!" She said: "Yes, I did" and she came into my apartment. She was carrying a life-size wooden die-cut of a Victorian street lamp with an attached candle snuffer drawn on it. It was beautifully painted in shades of blue. There was snow painted on the top of the lamp and a lovely lit candle was painted on it. I tried to embrace her but she blocked my arms and handed me the board. She said: "This is a gift for you from Christopher" (Christopher is her son who turned to carpentry after being a Wall Street broker). I started to cry and woke up. I looked at my clock and it read 4:48 a.m. This friend was English and lived through the blitz in London and was terribly afraid that this material life is all there is. I spent a lot of time before she passed away of breast cancer, talking to her about the Edgar Cayce concepts of life and death so I get that she was letting me know that she was okay and in the light; I'm not sure what the significance of the lamp is. I would deeply appreciate your insights into this dream.

 Dear Dreamer, As you know, Edgar Cayce suggested that communication with our deceased loved ones is very possible in the dream state. With this in mind, I think you are right - your friend was trying to let you now that she was "in the light" or had found the light. I think that her comments related to you having your Christmas decorations up, suggested that she had come to understand that your faith was a year-round activity and not simply something related to the Holidays. It is interesting that Chris gave up one job to do something he really wanted. Two possibilities are that she has been "helped" in her transition through the efforts of her son (and his prayers) and/or she is trying to let you know that you need to continue to do what you really want, rather than being perhaps bogged down by material concerns. If you haven't already done so, you might really enjoy the book Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga. Thanks for writing.

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 My husband told me last night that he had a dream that I died and the only thing he remembers is being distraught with grief and sobbing uncontrollably. He cannot remember much else from the dream, like how I died. Since I'm the one who died, it makes me kind of nervous of a prediction or that he has some unresolved feelings towards me or that he no longer loves me (me dying in his dream represents his love for me dying) which I really don't believe to be the case because we are happily married. What else can I interpret from this? I searched the archives but only found dreams about death relating to those that are already deceased. Thank you for your time.

Dear Dreamer, It could be a "warning dream" that is simply trying to get you to have a checkup, so that you can receive the medical treatment you need. Another possibility is that it is a metaphorical tumor associated with something that is causing a great deal of worry, frustration, depression or anxiety. In other words, is there something on your mind that you can no longer repress? Just to be on the safe side, I generally recommend that whenever an individuals dreams about a health issue they see a doctor immediately.

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I had two dreams on Saturday about my cousin, whom I really looked up to and was close to. He spent the past summer living up with my family and working with my uncle and I. He died in November (cause unknown). I've been really depressed since then and I was wondering if you could help me interpret my two dreams: In the first dream, my cousin was being submerged under boiling, dark water and he told me, "Take out your earring or you're going to go too..." and then my alarm clock went off! I went back to sleep and had another dream about him. In this one, he was in my house and he went downstairs so I followed; he said, "Remember...I'm the one who called..." That's all he said! I haven't had a dream since then and have been looking forward to them. Could it really be him? I miss him so much and I don't feel whole without him. Please help me. Thank you

Dear Dreamer,To answer your last question first, yes, in all likelihood it was him and you were having a real encounter with him. According to Edgar Cayce, communication is possible in the sleep state with our loved ones who are deceased. Let me also recommend that you read the book, Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga so you can see how this communication occurs, as well as what your cousin may be going through right now. The first dream suggests that your cousin was under a lot of emotional pressure and even depression at the time of his death. His reference to your earring could suggest that he thinks you are listening to someone or a group who may be a bad influence and you may need to turn lose of your attachment to those individuals. Alternatively, it could suggest that he is encouraging you to do something differently so that you have a more positive/hopefully life experience. I hope that helps. Please consider reading the book.

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 I'm 16 and I'm not sure about religion or spirituality and all that but in one dream I had, I talked to my dead grandmother and I knew she wasn't suppose to be alive or whatever so I asked her "So is there really a god or not?" she replied, "Of course there isn't, you knew that." She said it like she was so sure..

Dear Dreamer, Let me first of all reassure you that there is a God and that countless individuals have experienced being in God's presence. Let me recommend you read Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga. In terms of your grandmother's words, it's important to understand that individuals do not  usually instantly become enlightened once they are deceased. If your grandmother didn't believe in God while she was alive, she likely would not believe in God (at least for a time) after being dead. Our consciousness grows and expands throughout a series of lifetimes. It is natural for you to wonder about the existence of God - let me just assure you that as long as you try to find the Divine, the divine will reach out and try to connect with you. God bless on your search!

Here's my dream...

I had a dream last night that is really disturbing to me. I dreamed that I was on a body of water canoeing with my 3-year-old daughter and my father. There was a bear swimming towards us in an angry manner. We got to the land and wound up in Greece. We go to my grandmother's house she past away a few yrs ago she has never meet my daughter ever. She was hugging her and wouldn't let go of us she was trying to tell me something I didn't understand what she was telling me because she spoke Greek. But I felt like she was trying to warn me. Then my father drops dead. The next thing I'm doing is looking in a mirror crying and saying I want my daddy back over and over. While my grandmother just stood there, holding my daughter. There was more but I can't remember. I know she was telling me my daughter was beautiful which I got in English but the rest was in Greek. Please help this is really bothering me I'm making my father go to the doctor to get checked out..

Dear Dreamer, Sometimes we have "warning dreams" about possible futures, as a means of getting us to do something to change that future. For example, your getting your father to see the doctor may be exactly what he needs. Edgar Cayce would suggest that it is possible to communicate with loved ones who are deceased - you may wish to read Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga to see how that's possible - and that is it also possible to dream potential futures before they happen - you may wish to read Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, by Kevin Todeschi, for more on that subject. The dream may also be suggesting that when it comes time for your father to leave, your mother will be right there to get him.

Here's my dream...

Please help! My mother has been dead for 3 years. Last night I dreamed that she were waiting on me in a car in front of a house I stayed in when I was small. Apparently I took too long and I do remember her coming in the house but she changed clothes when she came in and she teased my son about his shoes and began laughing as she left. I asked her about my cousin, whom had died about 2 years earlier and she said she is coming in your car. When I checked my pocket in my dream, I had my keys! It is all so strange. I do not dream much at all so this one is really pressing me to dream about two deceased relatives. I cannot really bring all of it back but I think my grandmother whom has been dead for 12 years were in the car with my mother, waiting! What does this mean? Please help.

Dear Dreamer, If the dream is literal, it suggests that your mother and other relatives may be waiting on you to meet them. Another possibility is that the dream is metaphorical and suggests instead that your mother (and other relatives) are waiting on you to do with your life what you always planned to. In other words, the dream may indicate that somehow your life has gotten off track and you have postponed living the dreams you have had since being a child. I hope that helps. If this is the case, let me recommend that you consider the DVD Discover Your Mission in Life by Mark Thurston.

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 am a Native American, so from my perspectives dreams are often taken literally. Lately, I have been having a number of dreams about the deceased: my siblings, mother/father and now my grandfather. I feel they are telling me something, which I totally do not understand. I have been worried about my health, particularly my heart. The other night my grandfather and I were at an amusement park, and he asked me if I wanted to go for a ride on the Ferris wheel, which really frightens me. Thank you in advance; please help.

Dear Dreamer, An element of the interpretation is connected to what you associate with your grandfather - especially in terms of his health and his approach to life. For example, perhaps you would describe your grandfather as an eternal optimist, or maybe someone who always tried to have fun in life. Perhaps you would describe him as someone who was extremely fearful himself, and was challenged by his fears all of his life. In any event, whatever you associate with your grandfather may be somehow connected to similar behavior within yourself, and the dream may be suggesting that you need to either overcome some of your fears and/or have more fun in life. I hope that helps.

Here's my dream...

My son recently lost his very best friend by suicide. My son cannot understand why it happened and is confused and angry. There was no note. He had a dream the other night that he was sitting on one end of the couch and his friend was sitting on the other end; his friend would only look at him out of the corner of his eye and kept smiling. My son kept telling him how messed up it was what he did. His friend then looked his way but not directly at him and said something but my son could not hear it, then he woke up. My son said he felt better when he woke up only because he got to see him again. He said it was so clear and in color, he could see exactly what he was wearing.

Dear Dreamer, Please tell your son that the Edgar Cayce material would suggest that your son might have had a literal contact from his friend. Communication and contact between the living and the deceased is actually quite common in the dream state. The dream suggests that his friend was certainly embarrassed by what he had done but was also trying to communicate his "survival."

Here's my dream...

My 20-year-old son committed suicide 6 months ago. We had an argument same day and he was upset with me. In my prayers I keep asking him to tell me how he is and if he is angry with me. I had few short dreams: In one dream, I opened the front door, saw that he was sitting in driver seat of a brand new black car and had a nice smile while looking ahead. In another dream he was going to take me, my 16 years old daughter and 13 years old son to a place that he said is like paradise. Our plane ticket was confirmed but the plane did not have room for us, the 2nd plane was full also. My son was very upset and was arguing with the Captain. Please tell me what he was trying to tell me. Thank you.

Dear Dreamer, I think the dream was suggesting that your son is still your son, that he has been checking in on you from time to time, and that he is not angry with you. In fact, the argument with the captain would suggest that his personality was such that he argued when he did not get his way, with anybody - whether it was you or the "Captain" (a possible symbol of God). I would suggest that your son is not angry and that he is over whatever transpired between you. Let me recommend that your read the book Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga, so that you can read about what your son may be experiencing at this time. 

Here's my dream...

PLEASE HELP! I keep having a recurring dream about my deceased father and me. And in my dream he tells me I won't miss him long and that he loves me and that I will be with him soon. And I ask him what do you mean dad? I got to raise my kids. And he replies you will see soon - you will be with me. What does he mean about that? I have communicated with my dad since he passed. What worries me is that about a week after he died my daughter looked at me and said papa said that you were going to die. And I explained to her that papa died and he wasn't here any more. She said no mommy he is sitting right there; can't you see him? This is really freaking me out. I am daddy's girl but I have 3 kids to raise - I am getting a little scared.

Dear Dreamer, Although it is possible to have foreknowledge of your own death, it is much more likely that you are either going to have a "metaphorical" death - in other words, your life is going to change - or that your father is having difficulty passing completely to the other side. I would recommend praying for him and yourself. I would also recommend reading the book,  The Place We Call Home, by Robert Grant. There is also a slight possibility that your father is going to experience a "death" in the spirit world because he is about to reincarnate into the physical world. I hope that helps. 

Here's my dream...

My husband has been dead for 6 years now. Last night, I dreamt I was driving my vehicle on a road. I began to hear an extremely intense, unbearable screeching noise. I looked up and saw a van sliding down an extremely steep iced over mountain road. The car then crashed into a tree and my husband (who as I stated before is already deceased in real life) flew out of the van landing face down in a creek. He was wearing a tan jacket. No one seemed to pay any attention or even care, except me. In this dream, I had no recollection of the fact that he is already dead. The most intense feeling I felt in the dream was an overwhelming sadness. The sound of the van coming down the hill was unbearable. This dream affected the mood of my whole day. I never ever remember my dreams. This is only the third time since his death that I have remembered dreaming of him. This dream has literally made my soul ache. I wish I understood the significance of this dream. I find it to be an oddity to dream of watching someone die who in reality is already dead and died of cancer. What does this mean? Please help me understand this vividly intense nightmare

Dear Dreamer, It seems most likely that the dream is a symbolic representation of how your life has changed since your husband's death. Essentially, the dream centers on the theme that no one around you really understand how much your life was and still continues to be impacted by this event. Note how in the dream your feeling was essentially, "No one seemed to pay any attention or even care, except me." Is it possible that everyone else has gotten on with their lives and yet you continue to be affected by this experience? Symbolically, a van sliding down the hill may represent your life (with your husband) sliding out of control. Overall, I think the dream has occurred because you may be going through some process of introspection in terms of "Now what do I do with the rest of my life?" If this is the case, let me suggest that you consider the DVD Discover Your Mission in Life by Mark Thurston.

Here's my dream...

I have looked everywhere for the meaning of my dream. Although I have found meanings of dreams about graves this particular dream is not analyzed. I lost a sister a year and a half ago. My dream is that she is coming up out of her grave trying to pull me in with her. Can you tell me what this means? It has me really bothered

Dear Dreamer, If the experience of your sister's death has been traumatic for you and your family, one interpretation is that at times it "pulls you down" or even causes you to contemplate death. In other words, her death "killed" some aspect of yourself. Another interpretation may be that the dream is symbolically pointing out that your sister is trying to reach out or communicate to you from the grave - a possibility that is apparently causing you much fear. Let me recommend that you consider reading the book Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga. I think it will be very helpful to you at this time.

Here's my dream...
I dreamed that my son died and I was talking to his spirit but I could not get to him. Then when I woke up my bathroom light, which I keep on at night just flickered out. When I awoke I was very distraught and crying uncontrollably. I felt every emotion that I felt in my dream. It felt so real. It did not feel like a dream. Please help interpret this nightmare
Dear Dreamer, Although it is possible to have a precognitive literal dream about someone's passing, it is more likely that the dream is a "metaphor" for something occurring in you and your son's relationship at the present time. Depending on his age and current situation, for example, maybe you have come to the realization that you can no longer protect him from life. Another option would be your own realization that he is no longer a child - your "baby" - and the metaphor is simply that the child you once knew (and that once needed you as his mother) has "died."

Here's my dream...
I recently had a dream of my grandfather that has passed away I saw him and he came up to me. He said, "I'm sorry sweetheart but I have to tell you're going to die of an infection and it's going to go to your head." I remember telling him I cant my baby's only 2 weeks old I want to see him grow up. Then the dream switched to me being in a doctor's office and the doctor saying well we don't know what stage it is. This dream really bothered me I woke up crying, I'm not sick that I know of and I'm only 23. Do you think it means I'm going to die soon!!! Please help me.
Dear Dreamer, You're giving the dream a literal interpretation, when a metaphorical one may be much more likely. Symbolically, an infection in your head can correspond to something that is really irritating you, bothering you, or making you angry. Your emotion of being bothered as you woke up could simply be a reflection of the same level of irritation that you are experiencing around you. The fact that it is in your head may also suggest that this is something you're thinking about but not necessarily communicating to the person causing the problem. I hope that helps. 

Here's my dream...

I am submitting a dream that my boyfriend had. He dreamed I died from getting stabbed to death. We were at this park that we'd been to before. It was dark and I was standing on a swing and he was holding me while we kissed. He said a man in with a brown paper mask stabbed me and ran away. He said I fell to the ground and was dead. He then woke up and it freaked him out pretty bad. This is all the information he gave me and I need help understanding it. Thanks.

Dear Dreamer, It is important to keep in mind that we do not generally dream for other people. Although it might be possible to dream about someone's death, it is much more likely that the dream is a symbolic representation of your boyfriend's relationship with you and the dream might indicate the instability of that relationship. The mask man could be symbolic of something he hasn't wanted to face or hasn't wanted to reveal to you, or that you haven't wanted to reveal to him. With this in mind, it might be good to have a conversation about each of your plans for the future of this relationship. Good luck to you.

Here's my dream...

I need to know if this dream is telling me that I am dying, I've been having symptoms of something serious. My dream is of my grandmother who passed away almost eight years ago. We are sitting in a room, she is packing her bags; she says she's going back to Florida (where we all lived). I then tell her if you go then I want to go with you. She tells me it's fine, that I can come. The dream was very vivid and colorful. Does this mean I will join her?

Dear Dreamer, First of all, if you are having "symptoms of something serious" you need to see a doctor immediately. Even the most serious health issues can be helped if they are caught in time. GO TO SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. That said, dreams of individuals can often be associated with whatever we think about that individual - in other words, what that person symbolizes. Therefore, because you have been thinking about health challenges, one possibility suggested by the dream is that you may have an early version of whatever your grandmother had when she was in Florida. A metaphorical possibility would suggest that you are having this health challenge as a means to help you get back to your roots.

Here's my dream...

My mother died at the age of 44. I have had a hard time adjusting to her death because it happened without warning. She was a healthy woman with a zeal for life. I dream of her often and it takes place at the house where my brother found her. Just recently I have been able to see her face in my dreams. I do recall one dream where she was sitting on a bench. The location was slightly dim with an old street light beside the bench. I was on a train of some type and I saw a woman with long pretty hair and a white gown sitting on the bench. As the train started to move the lady began looking at the train and I started staring harder at the woman. Then, I saw her face and man did she look younger and beautiful. She began to wave at me and then the dream was over. Several dreams in which I have of her I am not allowed to hug her. I want to hug her; however, she explains to me that she can't. I'll ask her to stay and she tells me that she can't. What are these dreams trying to tell me?

Dear Dreamer, The Edgar Cayce material states that it is quite common for our loved ones who have died to be able to communicate with us in the dream state. With this in mind, I believe that real communication was occurring between yourself and your mother. Because your mother is in an altered state of consciousness and because you are still bounded by the limitations of a physical body, sometimes maintaining that communication is challenging. In addition, you cannot touch her because the vibration of where she is touching the vibration of where you are would cause something like an electric shock. [A similar happening occurred in the Bible when Mary Magdalene saw the resurrected Jesus and he told her, "Touch me not."]  

Here's my dream...

In my dream, I am preparing food for me and my husband to be brought to our bedroom. While preparing it, I saw him cuddling/smooching a woman in our bed. Out of shame, I just told them "alright, I will just stay outside of the room," then I brought our food outside the room. While doing it, I saw them covering themselves by a blanket and having sex. I asked myself, "Why did he have sex with her and not with me?" I felt disappointed, confused and hurt. In the next scene, I was washing clothes when my husband saw me. He walked towards me. I looked at the bed he shared with that woman. I saw only the feet of the woman and the feet of a child (both thin and black as if malnourished) both bodies were still lying on the bed covered by a blanket. He did not take a look at the woman. While walking towards my direction, I saw pain in my husband's eyes. He just kept on looking at me until he reached a room that looks like a bathroom. His eyes were telling how sad he was and how painful he felt. Then he closed the door of the bathroom leaving a small opening so that he could still take a glimpse of me. Then I woke up. As a background, my husband died of heart attack last Oct. 1, 2004 but before he died there are rumors that he had a short-lived affair with our housekeeper. Is my husband confessing me the truth by way of this dream?

Dear Dreamer, Yes, it is possible that your husband was trying to show you what happened and why. If this is the case, the young child in the bed (and the fact that both the child and the woman appeared malnourished) might represent that the affair was very "young" in duration and that your husband did not put a lot of energy or thought into the affair. It also suggests that he felt guilty and perhaps shamed about what he had done. The dream may also suggest that the affair occurred because your husband felt like you had other priorities besides your relationship. In any event, both prayer and forgiveness are probably in order.

Here's my dream...
I dreamed that my son, who was murdered in January of this year, was walking toward my apartment door. He was singing a beautiful love ballad loudly and off-key, as he often did while living. Although I knew in my dream that he was deceased, I was excited to hear him approaching. I remember saying in my dream, "It can't be him, he's dead, maybe he really isn't dead"! I was standing in front of my kitchen sink waiting anxiously, with a big smile on my face, for him to enter my apartment. I was so happy to hear his voice. I remember saying "how is he going to open the door, it's locked?" I continued to wait in anticipation as he came closer and closer to my door. As he approached the front of my door his voice changed. He began to sing beautifully. He sang so sincerely. I was so excited. It seems he paused before opening the door. As he opened the door he continued to sing. He was wearing a baseball cap. The cap covered his eyes. He never looked at me. He was carrying an empty pale blue laundry basket. He walked directly toward my dryer, never once looking at me. He reached to open the dryer. Unfortunately, I awoke from my telephone ringing.
Dear Dreamer, According to Edgar Cayce, it is quite common for us to have real experiences of communication with our loved ones who are deceased while in the dream state. You son may have been simply trying to communicate with you in the way that you could best understand him - it was not just a dream, it was a real experience. If you would like to see additional examples of this kind of experience, let me recommend reading the dream archives, as well as the book Visits from Heaven by Josie Varga.

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I am a 14-year-old girl, and my Uncle committed suicide about a month ago. He played a huge part in my life and was the most important person on earth to me. Last night I dreamt that he contacted me through the phone. I knew he was dead and all I remember is that I said "Is this..." and he said "yes" he told me a very important message but I can't remember what it was now. I was for some reason afraid to say his name because I thought he might go away. I could not see his face but his voice was very clear to me and I wondered if he actually contacted me or if I was just thinking about him so perhaps I just had this odd dream. I have been having a couple of dreams lately where I contact people that I know well that are no longer living and we both know that they are dead and that its only a dream but I am very sure (in the dream) that I am communicating with them. The first dream I could see the person as I last remembered them but with my Uncle I could only talk to him through the phone. Please Help I am very confused.

Dear Dreamer, Yes, the Edgar Cayce information would say that you have probably had real communication with your deceased loved ones. You can find additional examples of this in the archives section. Let me recommend that you read the book Visits from Heaven by Josie Varga.  In addition to communicating with your Uncle through dreams, you can also communicate though prayer - simply send him your prayers and your thoughts. May God bless you at this time.

Here's my dream...

 My grandmother passed away four weeks ago. I keep having this reoccurring dream about her. We are at her funeral, and I know this sounds terrible and scary, but in the dream she is lying there and suddenly rolls over and moves. The funeral home assures us this sometimes happens and re-positions her. In real life, my mom and her siblings are in much turmoil, fighting etc. I was very close to my grandmother, grew up under the same roof. Could this have any relation to those things and is she trying to communicate with me. Please help.

Dear Dreamer, Have you ever heard the saying that such and such would make so and so "roll over in her grave?" I think the dreams may be trying to show you how disappointed your grandmother would be in how her children are behaving. In fact, it is possible that she is so unsettled by their fighting that she is having a hard time making her own transition. Maybe you can encourage everyone in your family to ask themselves, "What would grandmother want us to do?" Please see the dream archives for recommended reading and additional dreams about communication with the deceased.

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I am hoping you will take the time to review and answer my inquiry because I am thoroughly confused. A couple of weeks ago, a dear friend of mine passed away in a car accident. I found out just hours before I was to fly to Florida to be with my family. Since I was in a different state, I could not attend his wake or his funeral. This ate me up inside. Since then I have been thinking of him constantly and am in serious need of closure. I have visited the cemetery but could not locate his site because it has happened so recently. Two nights ago I had a dream that he was sitting alongside of me. I knew I was dreaming while I was dreaming this. He sat there looking at me and continuously smiling. I began calling his name. I was reaching out for him because I was trying to hug him, and although he was sitting next to me, I could not reach him. The more I noticed I could not reach him, the louder my screams grew. His smile continued. I became more frantic as I was trying to reach him, and with a smile he looked at me and said "It's alright...It's okay." After this, he began to fade away and I slowly started awaking. Eventually he just disappeared, and I woke up with a jolt. I guess my question is: Is it possible that this is my guilt eating at me for not being able to be there for his wake/funeral, or my need for closure...or could it be him letting me know that I should not worry - that he is okay? Please respond, as I have never been so shaken and confused in my life.

Dear Dreamer, Quite simply, the Edgar Cayce material would state that your friend was literally communicating to you and trying to reassure you that: 1) you have nothing to feel guilty about; and 2) although he is deceased, he is still very conscious of himself and his loved ones. If you would like to read more examples of this type of communication (as well as obtain a couple of recommended books to read about this phenomenon), please see the dream archives.

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I am a 35-year-old female in medical school that has recently become very interested in holistic medicine. My parents have visited the A.R.E. and told me to write in and ask about a dream I have been having for years. My parents forbade my first love at 15. This was a very turbulent time in my life. The relationship was so forbidden that my parents moved me to another state. Several years after that move, I heard that my first love had killed himself. Although I am happily married for a number of years now, I constantly have dreams where my first love is present (several times a week) and this has been going on for years 

Dear Dreamer, If the dream is literally, it suggests that your deceased boyfriend is acting as a kind of "guardian angel" influence in your life - very much aware of your activities and very much wanting only the best for you. In other words, he may remain around you in spirit. If the dream is more metaphorical, it suggests that the "dream relationship" you once imagined having with your deceased boyfriend has actually manifested in terms of your relationship with your husband. In other words, you got what you once thought you wanted with your present husband. In addition, elements of both could also be true. Finally, because of your interest in holism, you may be interested in the work of medical pioneer Gladys T. McGarey.

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My mom passed away 4 months ago. She had Alzheimer's. A month before she died, she told me that she thought she was going to die soon. She looked very sad when she said that and also said that she did not want to die. My father, brother and myself are struggling with sadness. I have had a number of dreams. The last dream she was sitting in a room, her hair was done, she looked beautiful; she had a glow around her. I asked her how she was and she smiled. That was it. Was she trying to communicate with me?

Dear Dreamer, She was definitely trying to communicate the fact that she is doing well and not to worry about her. More examples of this type of communication are in the archives section for you to see. I would also recommend reading the book Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga, so that you can see what kind of experiences you mother may be going through at this point in time. 

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Last night, I had a dream that my best friend had been killed in a car accident. It was really upsetting, as this is one of her fears of dying and I woke up crying. Apparently last week her sister had a dream that she was murdered. Is there any connection in these dreams as it has worried me now and I can't stop thinking about her?

Dear Dreamer, Since both of you had similar dream, in all likelihood the dreams are simply a symbolic representation of a change in your friend's life that is going to effect you. Because a car is often symbolic of a life's direction, it could suggest that your friend's current direction is coming to an abrupt end - e.g. she is going to move, go to a different school, etc., causing you to experience somewhat of a "death" in terms of your old relationship. The same could be true for her sister's dream - a move might impact their relationship. Another possibility is that whatever she most symbolizes to each of you is coming to an end. For example, if she symbolizes "someone who just got a new job," then it could suggest that your job is about to come to an end.

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I had a dream last night that I cannot figure out and has me disturbed. I dreamt that I was coming out of grocery store and my dad was outside the store and he had someone tied to his leg and had a gun aimed at him. Someone had my mother up against the wall and was beating her with a shovel. I was screaming to my Dad to help her and to make the person stop and he wouldn't help her and he was going to shoot the person that was tied to his leg. I started to run away and he shot me in the back and then I woke up. This was very upsetting since my Dad die last October. Please help me make sense of this dream. I have submitted one before, but did not have a response.

Dear Dreamer, One possibility suggested by the dream is that your father's death left your mother in a very challenging emotional and/or financial state. The fact that something was tied to your dad's leg could suggest that the problem actually began before his death (e.g. drain of finances, emotional sadness, etc.), but it is only know since his burial (perhaps symbolized by the shovel) that your mother is having to face the situation straight on. If this is the case, the dream indicates that this is not a situation that you can just ignore or let pass by - you probably need to figure out how various family members can help your mother.

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I have looked everywhere to see if someone has had a dream like mine, and no luck. Please help. Three weeks ago I had a dream that my father came and took me out of my body and brought me to his state of mind. It was dark but I felt at peace. And I had asked him if this was heaven. My father was living at the time of this dream, but battling brain cancer. One week later he passed away. When I awoke from this dream I had felt like I really had left my body. Can you help?

Dear Dreamer, In all likelihood, you did leave your body (in consciousness) and your father came and took you on a "real tour" of what was occurring in his consciousness. So yes, you really communicated with your dying father, and yes you really had an experience out of your body. Let me recommend two books to you: Return from Tomorrow, by George Ritchie, which describes a young man's experience out of his body, and Testimony of Light, by Helen Greaves, which describes what happens to an individual when he or she dies. I think you would find both books very helpful.

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The dream I have is bothering me very badly. I keep having dreams about my husband who committed suicide 15 months ago. In the dream I am frantically searching for him. I am constantly calling his parents and family. They tell me he is alive and he does not want to see me. I get little messages indirectly that tells me he loves me and misses me. I have a strong sense in the dream that he does want to come home to me. However, he never does. One dream in particular, I went to one of his family's funerals certain that he would show up there. When I got there no one would speak to me. However, they told my cousin that he was there and has no intention of coming home.

Dear Dreamer, Although the dream has a number of insinuations about your relationship with your husband's family, the dream seems to suggest that your husband wishes he had not killed himself, wishes he could come home to you, and realizes he cannot. I would recommend reading the book, Testimony of Light, by Helen Greaves.

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I have submitted this dream before. I know you probably get tons of submissions but if you can help me I would really appreciate it. A while ago, I had a dream that I was dead and was at my own funeral. There were flowers everywhere and the room had dark wood floors. I saw all of my relatives there crying and I realized that I only had three hours before I had to go to the afterlife. I saw my friend Andy, and realized I could talk to him, but only him. The next day, he told me he had had a dream about me, and described the exact same dream in reverse: he was dead and could only talk to me! What does this mean? It's driving me crazy!

Dear Dreamer, Dreams of death are often symbolic of the end of something. They can also indicate that the "image" that the dreamer had of self, or the image that others had of the dreamer is no longer valid (e.g. the person they thought they knew is "dead"). In terms of why you and your friend had the same dream the same night, the Edgar Cayce material suggests that it is possible to "meet" individuals in consciousness in the dream state. With this in mind, the dream might indicate that you and your friend are going through similar issues with family members, and perhaps those issues are about both them and you accepting you for choices, decisions, or a lifestyle that had not been anticipated. 

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My 3-year-old daughter has been having dreams about my father who has passed away almost 10 years ago. She will tell me that her Grandpa says "hi" to me. In her dreams, he will take her places and give her certain foods and she will remember them. One time, I introduced a new candy to her and she had told me, her Grandpa had already given it to her in her dream. She continues to eat the candy and says it's the same thing she had in her dreams. She has dreams of him more and more frequent now. Please tell me what this means and any suggestions on how to deal with my daughter.

Dear Dreamer, Actually, there is likely nothing to "deal" with. Your daughter is probably having real experiences of communication with your deceased father. The Edgar Cayce material indicates that our deceased loved ones maintain an interest in us and our lives even after they have passed away. In addition, Cayce stated that real communication between the living and the deceased in possible while dreaming because the barriers of consciousness have been set aside. Let assure you that there is nothing dangerous or harmful about your daughter's experiences. Accept them, and you might even tell her that the next time she dreams about Grandpa to tell him that you send your love. If you would like to know more about what happens when we die and how communication with the living is possible, I would recommend Visits from Heaven, by Josie Varga, or any of the books by James Van Praagh.

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 I have had several dreams that my mom who died in August is still alive and despises me. I loved my mother and I know she loved me and the dreams are breaking my heart. Please help me.

Dear Dreamer, You are probably trying to give the dream a literal interpretation when, it might need a metaphorical one. From a metaphorical perspective, your mother could symbolize your own higher self or your own internal authority figure. With this in mind, the dream may suggest that either you have done something or have considered doing something that your mother (as well as your own internal authority figure) wouldn't approve of, or it may suggests that you tend to be extremely critical of yourself and may need to work on improving your own self-esteem.

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I felt an urgency to have a family reunion with both my husbands and mine sides of the family as a month ago his brother died fast and unexpectedly, and I realized we needed to get the living all together. The next night without knowing what I was thinking, my husband's daughter told me she had a dream of a family reunion and my husband and I were on either side of Bob (now just deceased) and we were having a good time talking to him when he left our side to go sit down in a chair, closed his eyes and died. Then her uncle on her mother's side did the same exact thing as Bob. He is already deceased also. Bob had died of a massive heart attack, after never having any sign of problems. My daughter told me she was worried about her dad (my husband dying) because he has had 2 heart attacks already. I feel that my husband is not the one who is next to die but instead that we need to get all the relatives together and Bob is confirming the necessity of living and rekindling family ties. Bob is guiding us to know that families are forever, and he will be there also. Is this what you think or do you think my husband will be the next to die of a heart attack and this is the warning. 

Dear Dreamer, It appears to me that the most important necessity is bringing all of the family together not only to celebrate the living but also to celebrate the lives of those who have gone before. I think that the dream could be interpreted that there is "death" visiting your family, but I think the central point is about pulling together the reunion you've been thinking about. In all likelihood, it appears that Bob will even attend the get together in spirit.

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I have been having dreams that my brother committed suicide. Is it possible that this is a wake up call that my brother is depressed? As background information, our dad committed suicide so these dreams have scared me.

Dear Dreamer, Especially because of the family history, you need to make certain that your brother is seeking help if he is depressed. It could be something as simple as a chemical imbalance, which could be treated with medication. So first of all, make certain he is getting any help that he needs. That said, the dream also has additional possibilities. In addition to suggesting that your brother is depressed, another possibility could be that the two of you have been having problems in your relationship with one another that is effectively "killing" the relationship. Another possibility is that you might be a little depressed and have been having challenges dealing with your own family responsibilities. Keep in mind that all dreams can have more than one meaning. Just to be on the safe side, however, check in with your brother and see how he is doing.

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In real life my brother was murdered by his wife on July 7,2004. It was a Wednesday. Last Wednesday night I had a dream that my phone rang and I answered it. It was my brother. I told him he needed to come home now and he said he couldn't that he had been shot and had been away to heal. He asked me how our Mom was doing and I told him that all of us are having a very hard time dealing with his death and that we all love him and miss him dearly. I told him again that he needed to come home where he belongs and he said that he couldn't but that he loves me and to tell the rest of the family that he loves them and misses them also and that he will be talking to me again sometime. I met my Mom for breakfast on the Friday following my dream and I told her that I wanted to tell her about a dream I had the previous Wednesday night, she said that she also had a dream that night. Her dream was that her phone was ringing also and she didn't make it in time to answer it but that she heard my brother's voice on the answering machine, but when she went to hit the replay button she accidentally hit the delete button instead. Now, in her dream my brother called her but she didn't get to talk to him and in my dream he called me also and I did talk to him. Both dreams were phone calls and in my dream I very clearly knew it was my brother. We have always been very close. He was just 30 when he was murdered. The day he died I was at work and I got a excruciating headache, I hardly ever get headaches. The pain was so intense and it came from the back of my head and radiated to the front. I remember looking at the clock to see how long it was before break - the clock said 8:12 am. That night I found out about my brother being killed. I didn't know until 3 days later that his wife had shot him in the back of the head and they estimated the time of the shooting to be around 8:17 that morning. I hope you can put some light on what I have experienced since his death.

Dear Dreamer, According to Edgar Cayce, when we dream about a loved one who is deceased real communication can take place. Your dream could have been a real event - your brother was talking to you. Since we all know that a phone is a symbol for communication, your subconscious mind simply may have pulled together the necessary elements to make real communication happen. Your brother may have tried to communicate with your mother the very same night. The headache might represent your psychic connection. Let me recommend a book that will explain how this communication takes place and what your brother may be experiencing right now, The Place We Call Home, by Robert Grant. It appears that your brother was simply trying to reassure you and, in all likelihood, he will try to connect with you again. May God bless you all at this time.

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I need your help very badly. I have been told by many people that I am what is called "a seer." I have the deceased come to me in dreams and tell me or show me things - sometimes I am able to figure them out and others not. I need to know if they are really coming to me or not? In one of the many examples, I was sleeping and one of my 4 children (I couldn't tell which one) was by the laundry room door in the kitchen and woke me. I heard my child say that this little girl was there and she stunk and was dirty and needed to leave. I got out of bed thinking my child was being mean to a guest of one of my other children. I went to the laundry room door and saw that this little girl was dead. I told my child to go play that I would handle this. I told the dead child, "I am sorry honey but you do not belong here - it is going to be okay; I am taking you back where you came from. I guided her by her shoulders back through the laundry room door to the back door of the house, which in real life we have covered with deadbolts and such. The door was cracked open only being held shut by the chain lock and the little dead girl's dead mother was on the outside of the door scolding her - telling her to come on and that she had told her we would not understand. I told the mother it was okay and that I did not mind but I was very sad and angry with myself for not asking what I could do to help before just leading her out of the door. I woke up in real life feeling the same way. Was she real? How can I get her to come back and how can I help? This really bothers me.

Dear Dreamer, In all likelihood you had an out of body experience and saw a deceased child and her mother. The best "help" you can provide for someone in that experience is to tell the individual(s) to: "Look for the light," to reassure them that someone will come help them, and to explain that they are deceased and it is time to move on. You can also help by praying for the individuals. Keep in mind that the angelic realms are trying to help from the other side, as well. I do not think you did anything wrong - in all likelihood, the woman and her child were looking for help but their frame of mind was blocking the natural progression to the afterlife.

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It's not my dream but I want to know what the dream means because I'm kind of afraid. The dream was that my girlfriend saw herself in a coffin at her funeral while her family cried over her body and her deceased grandmother and close friend were holding out their hands out to her. What does that mean?

Dear Dreamer, Although literally interpreting the dream might make an individual ponder the possibility of death, a much more likely interpretation is a metaphorical one. Since it is your friend's dream, from a metaphorical perspective it suggests that she may have done something that would so upset her family that (she might say) "I'd rather be dead then let my parents know about..." or "If they knew about this it would kill them." In other words, she may have done something that she knows her family wouldn't approve of. The death she is dreaming of is the death of the "little girl" the family still thinks of when they think of her.
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