A DREAM VISIT

Dream Visit

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT A DREAM VISIT IS?

I HADN’T, AT LEAST NOT BEFORE I EXPERIENCED ONE!

Losing someone we love is very difficult, at best. Losing my grandmother who raised me was one of the two most difficult deaths I have experienced. Years after she and my father’s deaths, I have concluded that we really never lose someone we love. No, not even through death!

Following two very fascinating experiences that I believe involved what people consider paranormal, my views and beliefs have changed quite dramatically.

Let me preface this by explaining my conviction to you about that which a human being consists of: A body, mind and spirit (or that which many think of as a “soul”. So, you may ask, “What in the world is a soul?” To me, a soul is the same as a spirit and is that which gives our body life, and lives within the body. Now, permit me to share what took place with my grandmother, following her death . . .

It was the night of her funeral.

I’d entered my bedroom and sat down on the edge of my bed. I was sitting there, alone in the darkness, gazing out our bedroom window. My grief was intense at the time, but I’d finally felt cried-out. It was as if I was sitting on the bed in the bedroom in which I’d slept as a small girl, in my grandmother’s house; as if I was gazing out her bedroom window at the night, the way I so often had long ago. I missed her terribly.

Not long after, I was reminiscing about my grandmother, how she’d raised my sister and I when we were little, and about how very much I’d loved her. Suddenly, it was as if I wasn’t sitting in my bedroom at all. was shopping one day in a drug store. I’d stopped to look at the greeting cards, searching for just the right one for my mother. My eyes fell upon a birthday greeting card ‘To Grandmother’. The card contained a lovely, heartfelt message. Suddenly I realized that I was standing right there in that store, getting all choked-up. I’d realized, while reading that card, that I hadn’t given her half the attention or greeting cards during her later years that I should have.

Within moments, it was as if I could feel her presence right there beside me. It was also as if I could hear her soft, loving voice saying to me, “It’s okay Honey, I always knew how very much you loved me.” An instantaneous sense of peacefulness and calmness came over me and it has been as if I’ve been able to feel the presence of my grandmother’s spirit right here with me, ever since.

The above experience was the beginning of my firm belief that those we love, never really leave us, at all. But, that their spirit merely leaves their physical body behind once it has either become too old to go on, or has worn out for other reasons.

I’ve referred many times when talking with friends, to the many guardian angels I believe surround me. I’ve believed that for a very specific reason. That reason is that as a recovering alcoholic, there were a number of times in my life when there is simply no other explanation for the fact that I lived through experiences that fly-in-the-face of the fact that I am still alive today. Yet, here I am! I continue to believe that those guardian angels are my grandmother, my father and two favorite uncles.

Now, let me share with you the experience with my father. About ten years ago, I was going through a very painful, traumatic time in my life. One afternoon, I fell asleep on the living room sofa, crying and calling-out my father’s name, “Daddy, Daddy.” I don’t know how long I slept, but I awoke feeling soothed and comforted. While sleeping, my father had come me, stood next to the sofa, bent down and placed a warm, gentle kiss on my cheek. Yes! His had been a “warm, gentle” kiss that I could still feel upon my cheek as I awoke, and I was able to feel his presence even after the dream!

How was this experience different from an ordinary dream? In an ordinary dream, I see people about whom I’m dreaming. It’s most often similar to watching a movie on a movie screen, although sometimes I get the sense that I am living the dream in that I am in the movie, TOO! This dream was different. I was living the situation right where I’d laid down on the sofa, he was standing right there beside me. I was able to feel his breath, and the soft warmth of his kiss. I was able to feel the sensation of his kiss and his love even after I’d awakened!

I performed a great deal of research on the subject of paranormal experiences (which included book titled ‘Ghosts Among Us’ by James VanPraagh) and learned that a dream that manifests itself in this real and authentic way is actually defined by experts as a “dream visit.”

Do I believe that my father’s spirit visited me that afternoon right there in my living room? Absolutely! Can I prove this? I cannot!

That which cannot be seen with the naked eye, is quite impossible to prove. Yet, we certainly have electricity (which cannot be seen) and yet it provides light, heat and other electrically powered manmade inventions. Do we accept the electricity we cannot see? Yes, we do! Can we see love with the naked eye? No! Yet, we do not question it’s existence. So, I ask you, is it really so preposterous to accept these psychic phenomena mysteries like a dream visit that we cannot see with the naked eye – I think not!

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Our Haunted House
Our family in the livingroom
Turned and walked away
Our daughter on the stairs

(Photo Credits: JC “Jeanie” Cooke-Fredlund, Author and Photographer)

WHY A  BLOG ABOUT THE PARANORMAL?

I became especially interested in the-things-that-go-bump-in-the-night, upon discovering that my ex-husband, our two children and myself had been living in a haunted house for five years.  That was during the mid-to-late 1970s.  The house to which I refer is located in Mankato, Minnesota at 619 North Fourth Street.  (This house is now a private residence again.) Our two children, then nine and four years old, had both come to me (on separate occasions) and told me they were having scary experiences in our house at night.

 Our son (aged nine) told me that there was a bogeyman in his closet that looked like a dark shadow.  He said that he would see this shadow moving about outside the front of his closet.  Our daughter, (aged four) told me that during the night someone she couldn’t see had picked her up in their arms in a tiny room off the bathroom, and behind our master bedroom door.

Needless to say, I didn’t take my children seriously.  I told my son to keep his closet door closed, and told my daughter to stay in her bed at night.  I clearly was not very understanding and not at all sympathetic.  Then I shot the above photo of my little girl one day while she was playing house and walking around my bedroom (the master bedroom) in a pair of my high heels. I’d immediately snapped the second photo – the one of our daughter having turned and walking away. As you can see, there is nothing at all unusual about the second shot!)

I hadn’t paid any attention to the bright yellow light swirling about our daughter.   Not back then. (If you look very closely, you will notice that the yellow light appears to be coming out from behind our door – right where my daughter had told me some of these occurrences were happening.  It then seems to SURROUND HER.  (YES!  I DID have this photo debunked!)

Years later upon researching the paranormal, I became suspicious that the house may, in fact, have been haunted after all. (I couldn’t deny the fact that the house has changed residents numerous times since we sold it. No one remains in the house for more than five years!)

The more I researched topics such as hauntings, the paranormal, spirits, orbs, etc., the more I learned about them.  My children are both adults now with children of their own, and to this day, they both insist that those happenings they’d told me about as children, really did happen!  ( Interestingly, my daughter went back there a few years ago and returned to tell me that the tiny room off the bathroom has been walled-off, and that she was told by a neighbor we knew that no one has remained living in the house for more than five years.)

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