The Waves is a
newsletter reporting on the explorations of the Sea Life community. Sea
Life, the main web forum at Dreampeace, aims to bring together a circle
of dreamers from around the globe, collaborating in mutual dreaming
adventures, and 'dreaming with and for the earth itself'.
During the Overtone Moon, we participated in a 'Dreaming with the
Departed' project, in which we shared and discussed our dreaming experiences with
the departed. Discussion focused upon the question of spiritual existence
after physical death, whether or not it were possible to communicate with the
departed in dreams, and the need for healthy boundaries if such
communication were possible.
While we weren't especially successful in our deliberate attempts to
meet the departed in dreams, a small number of dreamers reported spontaneous
experiences of their own. 'The Wizard' expressed his feeling that life
after death seemed "a little too good to be true", though he also mentioned
that if it were he'd like to communicate with his deceased grandparents. Two
nights later he dreamed of his grandfather who'd died 12 years earlier.
He was a little frustrated afterwards, since he couldn't remember what
they'd said to each other.
'Clarkkent' also had a dream with the departed:
DREAM: CHANGING THE PAST
We were at a clifftop - we got to change the past
of a relative who had died. (No, before you ask, Doctor Who was not in the dream) Then the
scene changed. I was at a hospital together with my parents and a number of
relatives, basically because that same relative had died. I had never
seen these strange "relatives". We sat down to eat on a table. One of them
took a cake mum had baked and tried to throw it on the floor (not at us like
some slapstick comedy). I tried to hit him back.
As 'Clarkkent' later discovered, the next evening, the daughter of the
departed relative turned out to have had a "very similar" dream. "The
cliff top became 'somewhere high'. Somebody tried to kill the relative with a
pillow in her dream, too. She had the relative's part of the dream too.
Very strange." I could only wonder if combined together, the two dreams may
form a piece of a greater puzzle; an attempt by the departed relative to
communicate their feelings about an element of their past.
Previously, in my own conscious dreams, I'd had a number of experiences
of communicating with the departed. It's my belief that freed from time
and space; the spirits of the departed may also be able to offer us
guidance for the future. As my aunty had died from the same disease, which a close
friend has contracted, I went into dreaming with the hope that my aunty might
be able to share some advice or suggestions for my friend. My dream was a
valuable lesson, about human nature.
DREAM: MEETING AUNTY VIV
I recover my intention, to meet my
Aunty Viv. I sing my intention out aloud, my voice gradually
growing in intensity. I'm hoping to be pulled to her
through flight, but instead I turn to see a young Asian man of about
18, who I immediately understand is some kind of spiritual guide, here to help
me find my aunty. Before us, these steps begin to roll out as if they'd
always been there. I get the impression that my guide has kind of melded them
into being, as a link between two distinct places.
We continue walking into the room
below, my guide ahead of me. It seems to
be quite a busy place! Slowing down for a moment, he quickly whispers
in my ear "Don't talk to her about the question you were going to ask her".
His tone is firm, and I immediately understand that my initial intent to
ask about health advice would not be the right thing to do. His words seem
to be accompanied with a mental transfer of knowledge, which tells me that
this might set her back in her spiritual growth, or perhaps that she will be
a little offended. I feel a bit uneasy about having to 'hide' my
intentions, but decide that it is probably the best thing I can do.
As I walk onwards, she arrives from
the other direction. She looks young and
healthy, still somewhat similar to her old self, but with a renewed
vigour. I'm happy to see her, and we both share a warm hug. I get the feeling
she is a little surprised to see me, as though she didn't really expect that
I'd be interested in coming to meet her. Nevertheless, she's pleasantly
Taking me into the room, she
introduces me to these two children who she's
been working with. She tells me that they're seven and eleven. Though
she points them out, I don't really get a clear look at them. At this
point, she shows me what they've been working on. It's a really colourful map;
full of cute little pictures of houses and the buildings that populate what
seems to be an imaginary town. I get the feeling working with them is a big part
of what she gets up to in the world of spirit, and that it brings her
great satisfaction. I'm happy to see that.
In the words of Robert Moss (http://www.mossdreams.com/):
"We meet our departed loved ones in our dreams. Sometimes they come to
offer us guidance or assurance of life beyond death; sometimes they need help
from us because they are lost or confused, or need forgiveness and closure.
Dreams of the departed help us gain first-hand knowledge of what
happens after physical death."
Stay tuned next month for the results of our Healing Journey to
We welcome new dreamers
to join us in our adventures.