My grandmother died two years ago. Over the past few months, she has visited me in my dreams. She is often flying (I am too sometimes), and also helping me rebuke evil spirits away from friends and family. Is this really her visiting? Or am I "just" dreaming? If it is her, is she trying to tell me something? I have an 11-month-old son, and I often wonder if she is guarding him. These dreams leave me with a lot of questions. Can you help me in any way? Thank you. - Karen
Yes, Karen, your grandmother is really visiting you. When we pass over, our human bodies fall away but our spirits get stronger, and we are no longer bound by human limitations. Of course she is over there helping you do various things. She can do even more from that side than she could do when she was here.
She likes making your life easier, so she does what she can. You can also call out to her to help you if you need a little muscle from the Otherside. She would be more than happy to hop right on whatever request you might have.
I am so glad that you mentioned that you both are often "flying" in these "dreams." That is a sure sign of astral travel. As I have stated many times in this column, when we sleep, our souls go to where they most need to go. Often we remember these spiritual adventures in the form of "dreams."
Your grandmother is just showing you that she is not gone, and that she is still helping you from the Otherside. She looks great and healthy and happy, correct? She wants you to know that all is well with her.
Your son can absolutely see his great-grandmother. Do you ever hear him talking to the air when no one is there? Most parents think this is just the child "baby talking," but it is so much more. She is there watching over him and taking care of him.
She also helped bring him into this world. They actually have a very good relationship. When he is about another year older, show him a picture of her and ask him if he sees her around. He will gleefully say "YES."
I think it's important for you to know that your grandmother did not just start visiting you - she has been there all along. The past couple of months have brought some changes in your life that have led to changes in your psyche. You can now "see" her where you could not before. She is REALLY happy that you can consciously remember the time you spend together now. She has always been in the background watching over you, but now you go and play with her in the astral from time to time, and she likes that VERY much.
I want you to start keeping a journal by your bed, please. As soon as you wake up from a "dream," write down key words or phrases so that you will remember your experiences. She so often has words of wisdom for you that will help you with the issues in your life. She wants to help you, your son and your family, so write down those dreams and bring her words into your conscious, waking world.
I wish you lots of FABULOUS dreams!
Flying dreams are more common than most people think. I believe that everyone who has lived many lives is able to fly in their dreams. Even some of the most "down to earth" people I know talk about flying in their dreams, and some of them say they can actually "remember" being able to fly for real. Many of us can remember the feeling of being able to fly in other lives/dimensions.
A psychologist might say that flying is a symbol of freedom, and that you feel free when you're with your grandmother. This is why you manifest flying when she's visiting you in your dreams. She was the person in your life who made you feel the safest and the most loved.
Folks with a more spiritual orientation may say that she is able to fly now that she's in Heaven, and that she wants to give you that exhilarating experience too, and that's why you're flying together. Flying is fun for her, and she supplied LOTS of fun to you when you were growing up - though my psychic feeling is that she was more of a parent to you than your own parents were willing or able to be.
She's also trying to teach you things when she comes to you that way. Can you remember the things she tells you when you're together, and where you are? I'm sure this is a visit with a purpose, and not a "dream" or your imagination.
I recommend you get a little notebook to keep by your bed so that you can write down EVERYTHING you remember as soon as you wake up. Soon you'll be able to see patterns in the words, feelings and actions of those dream experiences, and you'll see what it is that she's trying to tell you or teach you.
As for her watching over your baby, I feel she is indeed doing just that. She is probably also talking to your baby in his dreams, but of course, since he doesn't have language yet, he hasn't told you about all of that. If we could tap into the secrets that are whispered to babies by our relatives who have crossed over, we would have lots of information we could count on about Heaven and the Afterlife.
As soon as your son is old enough to talk, gently question him to find out if your grandmother also visited him in his dreams. Children remember things that happened in infancy until they are about five years old, so we can learn a lot by asking little kids big spiritual questions. In fact, your grandmother is already telling your son things that she hopes he will relate to you later on!
What a wonderful spiritual adventure you're on here. I hope you enjoy it!
Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.
Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!
While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!
I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!
As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.
I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.
You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!
Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.
A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.
You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.