When someone close to you dies it sucks. Even though you’ll always remember them it’s never the same because at most you have a few photos to gaze at.
Who cares if you’re not actually speaking to a real person when you see your dead friends and relatives in a lucid dream? Who cares if some people do believe they’re really speaking to a ghost? It doesn’t matter either way.
When you see someone in a lucid dream it’s more real than looking at a photo because they’re actually there. They can be standing in front of you like they never left, so take advantage of it.
Seeing them again can help
I know it’s easy for me to sit here and type about how it would improve your life, but instead you can listen to people who have used the dream world to their advantage. I’ve already touched on this before so feel free to check that out too.
My mother died the same week as cartoonist Charles Shulz, who created the Peanuts and Snoopy. I had a dream that they were both hanging out and talking. I walked up and they were both very cordial.
Ever since then I’ve had a dream about my mother (and father, who also passed) almost every 3 months. It takes away the blow of them not being around anymore and I sometimes chalk it up to a survival mechanism. ~ Robert
Robert got it right when he said it takes away the blow of them not being there anymore. Nothing more, nothing less.
I have to give you some major kudos, your techniques in your book had some amazing effects on my efforts. I had a lot of success a few years ago with lucid dreaming or out of body experiences.
I have had maybe 15 of these and every second of them is so clear to me, even today. I was actually able to see, talk to, and hug my deceased father and boyfriend. It was AMAZING. ~ Kendra
Sometimes all you need to feel better is a simple hug from the people you love. Try hugging a photo and you’re going to run into problems.
When I was three years old, my parents divorced. My father gave up his rights to me and moved to New York, leaving my mother behind to fend for herself. She couldn’t handle being a single mother while being a full-time physical therapist at the same time so my grandfather offered to take me off of her hands. He raised me and loved me when my mother could not. I owe my life to this wonderful man.
In 2011, I turned 20 and was on a trip to Las Vegas when I got a call telling me he had been diagnosed with cancer and that I had to come home immediately or I would not get to say goodbye. This came as a shock since he was in perfect health up until this point. I rushed home, said a few words to him, and 10 minutes later… he passed. The past two years have been brutal on me because I could not forgive myself for not saying more to him.
In January of 2013, I discovered lucid dreaming. I mediate often so the WILD technique came easily to me. After weeks of practicing, I finally became lucid. In the dream, I saw him across the house and walked toward him. I tried to hug him and he took a step backward, resisting. I tried again and he accepted my embrace. It felt real. I felt myself hugging him. I tried to smell his shirt and it smelled like him. I stayed like this for a while until I finally let go and he walked away with my grandma, holding her hand.
Although I know that he was only a projection of myself in my dream, a weight was lifted from my chest when I woke up. The empty feeling inside of me is gone. ~ Katie
Lucid dreaming had a much bigger impact on Katie’s life because it brought her closure. Even though she knew her grandfather was only a subconscious projection she still felt great when she woke up.
The same thing happens to me occasionally. My dad died from cancer in 2011, and I dream of seeing him again sometimes. Usually it involves him coming home and me getting angry at him for dying.
Then I feel immensely relieved that his death was ‘just a dream,’ and we go about our day like normal. It’s heart-breaking when I wake up, but at the same time, it helps keep him alive in memory. ~ Madeline
Madeline admits it’s hard when she wakes up, but she could see her dad again 16 hours later when she finally falls back asleep. At least it keeps the memory of him alive which is priceless.
The choice is yours
Some people might choose to let their loved ones go which is completely fine, but at least you know you have a choice. If you do want to see someone again you just need to learn how to lucid dream. You could still see them inside a normal dream, but if you’re lucid it will be much more powerful.
Think long and hard before you dismiss the idea because you don’t think anything good will come of it. Seeing someone again could completely change your life.