It happens to almost everyone at one point or another. And I've got good news for you: many times those connections are real.
So the question is: how can you tell the difference between a dream and a spirit connection?
First, let's define the difference between the two.
What is the difference between a regular dream and a dream visitation?
Regular dreams are a naturally occurring phenomenon. Dreams tend to be complete nonsense and often weird.
You woke up and get ready for work. As you leave your house, you climb upon a giant rubber duckie and float down the street. You then actually wake up and wonder, “what the heck was that all about?”
That's a dream. Many aspects of it might seem very real and clear. Your street, your house, front door, even the giant rubber duck might have all seemed real.
But it is just nonsense.
Typically, when you “see” people in dreams, they are simply roles. Most often you don't see faces or great details. Yes, you “saw” the UPS driver drop off a package… but when you wake up, you can't remember it was a man or woman. You saw the role, not the person.
These are simply dreams. Visitation dreams are much, much different!
Visitation Dreams Characteristics
Can dead people communicate through dreams? In my book, Afterlife, I shared how my spirit guides revealed to me that we don't dream of our loved ones.
Instead, our loved ones come to us either before or after we get into the dream state. Rather than call them visitation dreams I call them sleep connections. Big difference.
When you are asleep, your critical mind shuts down, and it leaves it free for our loved ones to easily communicate with us.
When a deceased loved one connects with us while we are sleeping, you will know it is them. It will be 100% clear.
Example from before: in a dream, you won't remember very much detail about the UPS driver coming to your door. It will just be someone delivering a package.
However, when your loved one comes to you, you will see them clear as day. You'll see all their features, all the details, and characteristics they have.
It will be just like a person standing in front of you when you are awake.
You will know it is them.
Signs Our Loved Ones Send Us
Please remember this: there are no rules: they can talk, show signs, hug us, kiss us, give us something, trigger a memory, etc.
That said, as a spiritual advisor I find that people get upset with these connections if the dead loved one does not behave in a certain way.
“My Mom came to me and hugged me, but she didn't say anything about her granddaughter!”
Be still. Be happy that they came to you. The fact they came to you is a sign in itself and shows that love never dies. It shows they are there; they are aware of everything that goes on and love never dies.
Still Not Sure If It Is A Visitation Dream Connection?
In my 30-years as a psychic medium, please let me share the two biggest key indicators that you had a direct communication dream visitation.
1. You'll wake up feeling like they were just standing beside you. Remember, your deceased loved ones are energy, so the feeling that “if I had have opened my eyes a moment sooner I would have seen them,” is a sure sign.
Of course, had you opened your eyes a moment earlier, you wouldn't have “caught” them. But cherish that feeling! It means they were there.
2. Your loved one will often show you a secondary sign soon after. Not always – and I'm not guaranteeing it – but it is more often true than not.
It might be a sighting of a bird, a familiar or unique sound or song, a touch, smell or taste. Be open to these.
Here's a bonus sign: do you have a pet? They often act strangely after connection. Remember, they are better at picking up on spirits than we are. After all, they haven't been “taught” that dead don't talk or appear.
Love Never Dies
Your deceased loved ones WANT to connect with you. For almost everyone, this is one of the easiest ways to connect.
Know the difference between a real connection and a simple dream.