GRIEF DREAMS: DREAMS THAT OCCUR AFTER THE DEATH OF A HUMAN OR ANIMAL
I had first heard about grief dreams when I met Dr. Joshua Black at the International Death Symposium back in Fall 2018. I remember listening to him talk about his research and being in complete awe over the fact that there were people out there in the world that had experienced something so magical. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to have experienced a visit from your lost loved one or pet in a dream yourself. Having experienced many losses in recent years I wondered why I had never had a grief dream. The more I listened to other’s dreams the more I longed for that experience. At the end of my conversation with Dr. Black, he encouraged me to keep believing and assured me that I would experience a dream whenever it was the right time.
In the months following that conversation I started experiencing a lot of grief and other emotions that I didn’t know how to comprehend. After having one of harder days of my grief journey (thus far) I experienced a life changing dream. I had a visit from my Granda – he came to visit me in the exact moment that I needed comfort the most. I woke up the next morning with the biggest smile on my face as I couldn’t believe what I had just experienced. I had seen my Granda, I had heard his voice. I’ve never felt that kind of happiness from a dream before and it completely changed my perspective, in that moment of my life and has affected the way I deal with situations now.
I encourage you to listen to my episode on the Grief Dreams Podcast where I discuss immigration as a teenager, how I started my memorial jewelry business, and of course my grief dream. I’d love to know if you are able to relate to what my Granda said to me in my dream.
For more information on grief dreams and the Grief Dreams Podcast, check out GriefDreams.ca and their social media sites.
Below are some pictures that are discussed in the podcast episode.