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Do Our Loved Ones Visit Us In Our Dreams?

Updated on March 1, 2015


One of the easiest ways for our deceased Loved Ones to visit us is while we sleep. This is perhaps the universal media through which Spirits send us messages. A dream that is a true visitation will be very vivid, very peaceful, and very detailed. We will remember this type of dream for many years to come.

There are a few characteristics you can analyze after having a Spiritual Visitation Dream.


What To Look For

  • It will be very vivid
  • It will be in color. Sometimes it can be in black & white with color being in the form of your loved one's clothing, or something they may be holding for you to see
  • It will be logical and will have some sort of message either with words, physical objects, or even telepathy
  • You may feel confused upon waking; you will feel happy, peaceful, or even fearful of what you experienced. (Fearful maybe from never experiencing such a dream before.)
  • It will feel so real and so alive. You may question it, wondering if it really happened
  • You will remember details about the dream and be able to play them back as though you were watching a movie.


Do You Dream?

If you dream and remember that you do, the likelihood of you receiving a visitation from your deceased loved one is very high. The quickest way to capture all of the details is to document them upon waking. Have your pen and paper ready, on your nightstand, and write down the top five things that stick out the most. ie:

  • Color of clothing
  • What they were holding if anything
  • What was said if anything
  • What were your surroundings (beach, mountains, forest, etc)
  • What animals or objects were shown to you if any (bird, tiger, lizard, owl, rock, jewelry, vehicle, etc)
  • Who else was in the visit if anyone
  • And the most important of them did it make you feel

I'm a dreamer. Everything I've done since Chip (my love) passed, is through recognizing my visits and taking very good notes. Interpreting the dreams however, has been the biggest puzzle thus far. For my documentation purposes, instead of having pen and paper, I use my iPhone. In the phone I'm able to record notes and this is where upon rolling over or waking up, I reach for it and record what I saw, experienced, or was told. My voice may sound groggy and horrible, but it's there and completed and I can easily go back and visit it later.

That ole saying, "Ask and ye shall receive"—it's such a powerful statement.


What If I Don't Dream?

If you think you don't dream, now might be the time to re-think that. We all dream. It's just that some of us aren't able to remember them as easily as others. But we do dream, we do astral travel, and we do communicate with other realms while we sleep. (A completely different subject.) For those who say they can't remember their dreams, I usually suggest to sit quietly before lying down to sleep. Pretend you're having a one-way conversation with your loved one and ask them to visit you while you're sleeping. I did it every single night for years and most of the time, I woke in complete awe from a dream-visit. Here's an example of how I asked:

"Chip, please come and visit me in my sleep. I need to see you. I need to know you're okay. Please, please come and see me." (Sounds a little desperate I know...but when thrown into grief, everything is in a desperate mode.)

If I woke the next morning remembering nothing, I'd ask again the next night. Always, within a day or two Chip would come to take me places, or just sit for a bit. I remained in a state of euphoria and of complete and utter awe for such a long time...still am to be honest.

Persistence is key I believe, especially if remembering your dreams doesn't come easy.

That ole saying, "Ask and ye shall receive", it's such a powerful statement.


Ask For It!

All we need to do is to ask for our Loved One to come, and they will. You may also want to ask them to wake you after they visit and ask them to help you remember as well. Every little bit of help is worth the remarkable feeling you have once you receive a visit from a Loved One on the other side.


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      6 years ago

      I almost never comment on anything. About a week ago I dreamt about my maternal grandfather. He died 27 years ago (I was barely 7). I didn't really know him, I only saw him maybe 5 times total. My mother told me from day one that he didn't want anything to do with his kids or grandkids. He (allegedly) only had a relationship with his 2nd wife's kids /grandkids. Now for my dream..... I was (present day) riding in a car to his old house in rural Missouri. I got out of the car and spotted his long haired smoky gray cat Alice in the front yard. After briefly standing on the porch I went inside. I got the idea my departed uncle was outside fixing something (lawnmower or car), but I didn't see him. Grandpa was sitting in his chair with his american Eskimo dog sitting beside him. He had a blanket on his lap. Our conversation was telepathic. He still looked frail but not like he was suffering. He told me that he and his wife wanted to know and have a relationship with all of us grandkids. The only thing preventing it was my mom's (ams I'm fishing my aunt's) hatred for his 2nd wife. Nothing she told me was ever the truth. He told me he was so sorry it had to be that way. I told him I never believed it completely. It ended with me leaning down and giving him a hug in his chair, we both said "I love you". Then I woke up. I had feelings of happiness and peace mixed with intense anger towards my mother. This wasn't the only time she lied about something from my childhood. The dream was so real, that I googled it and ended up here. Any thoughts?

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      6 years ago

      My dad passed away 1 month ago. My sister and my dad's friends had dreams about him, but not me. I can't seem to wrap my head around why he had not came through. Please help

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      6 years ago

      I have has a number of dreams from my loved one and other relative a little bit...

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      Carrie Williams 

      7 years ago

      I firmly believe in visitation dreams. I am so interested to read about all the other people who have experienced them! I have had several dreams, and I've blogged about them here:

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      7 years ago

      I had a dream last night about my papaw who died two years ago. We talked for a while and it was very vivid. I could smell his cologne, I could feel it when he hugged me. I asked him if it was beautiful over there and he said it was more beautiful that I could ever imagine. When he left I was really sad, but I didn't expect him to stay forever so I understood. When I woke up I was crying my eyes out and I got on the Internet looking for answers and found this. Thank you so much for posting this.

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      Little Wolf 

      8 years ago from Dusty Trails, Arkansas

      I enjoyed this very much...still looking for answers! Thank you for sharing!!

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      8 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thank you for your lovely comment, bac2basics! It's a beautiful thing upon waking, realizing you've experienced something that felt so real yet somehow feels a little confusing too. It's my understanding that when other members of our family (siblings, parents, our children, close friends, etc) are with us in the visit, they're there to help make our journey more comfortable, more at peace, unquestioning while we go through it. And beauty...they love to show us the beauty that surrounds us. Thank you so much for sharing!

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      8 years ago from Spain

      Hi Lyn. My hearty comes to me in dreams sometimes too. The first time this happened we met on a hillside covered in really beautiful flowers and long grass, the only thing I couldn´t understand was that I had my daughter with me too, but she was a younger age than in reality. That aside, the dream was very vivid and beautiful and I really believe we did meet.

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      8 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thank you so much for the welcome! There's SO much to see!! It's not possible to review everything in a day. :-)

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      Susan Holland 

      8 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Welcome to HubPages!! I find your experiences in your dreams very interesting. I think you will find others do, too. I am so sorry for your loss.

      If you have any questions about hubbing, please refer to the Learning Center and/or by looking at other hubbers. I think you are going to love the Hub Community! :-)


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