Have you ever had a dream where you woke up and had to ask yourself, ‘what the hell was that?’ A dream where there was an interaction so strong and so clear that you knew it had to be real? You may have experienced a telepathic dream, or what is often referred to as dream telepathy.
Last night, or early this morning, I had one of these experiences. In my dream, I was at an event with people I did not know and I ran into one of my former managers from a job that I had years ago. In the dream, my former manager asked me how I was and what had happened in my life, and I explained that I had experienced the usual ups and downs. And the former manager went on to tell me about his life and some of his own joys and disappointments, including some health challenges he was having.
As the dream progressed, I was getting ready to leave the event and I went back to tell my former manager goodbye. He said he didn’t want to see me go, but he had three important pieces of advice for me. And that’s when the dream seemed to take a turn. Suddenly, I knew that the advice being given was important. I knew that this was a message that I was being given from someone in this dream and the message would help me in coming days.
The three pieces of advice were as follows: One was ‘Do what you love until you stop loving it. And then don’t be afraid to do something else.’ The second piece of advice was to ‘avoid staying stuck in a sad story because sad stories have a way of continuing to ravel downward and downward.’ The third piece of advice was to ‘not write off unhelpful people because they can always learn those skills.’ That third piece of advice was particularly impactful to me at this time because I’ve been grappling with letting go of some relationships that haven’t been the most fulfilling. For now, I’ll be still on that front and do nothing.
As he was giving me the advice, the volume seemed to go up on the dream, as if the Universe wanted me to realize that this was the most important takeaway. Have you ever been watching television when a commercial came on and the volume went up so the commercial got your attention? It was the same kind of effect. When my former manager finished giving me the advice, I hugged him and told him I loved him and he told me loved me back. And I felt the emotion. Really felt it. That’s when I woke up, and I could still feel the interaction as if it had just happened in my physical real world. In fact, I knew the interaction really had happened.
I’ve had visits from loved ones who’ve crossed over to the other side in my dreams before, and those had this same type of surreal feeling so I googled my former manager to make sure he was still alive, and he was. But I know that the conversation and the advice were meant for me and there was literally someone conveying that advice to me to help me move forward in my life.
Dream telepathy is nothing new. In fact, scientists have been studying to for years. Even Sigmund Freud studied the topic. So how can you tell if you are experiencing a telepathic dream? The following signs may offer clues.
The message or conversation is the highlight of the dream. In my situation, it seemed as if the volume had been turned up when the communication was taking place. If you feel instinctively that the message is critical for you to hear, you may be having a telepathic dream.
You feel an emotional connection to the person you’re talking with. We dream about people all of the time, but we don’t always feel an emotional connection in our dreams. When we’re engaging in telepathy, the feelings that we have for the person we’re communicating with often come through along with the words that are being spoken.
You wake up knowing you had an important experience. Most of us forget much of what we dream. However, telepathic dreams tend to stand out and we often remember fragments, possibly because they are so important. You may even feel called to record the dream. (I always recommend that you do). When I woke from my dream, I immediately reached for a notebook because I knew I had to write down the advice before I would forget.
You may get the opportunity to tell the person something you’ve always wanted to tell them. I’d never told my former manager that I loved and appreciated all the ways he’d helped me in my career. However, in the dream, I was able to do that. And though this is a person who is no longer in my life, I value the relationship and all that it added to my professional growth.
A telepathic dream, or dream telepathy, is a gift. If you get the opportunity to take part in such an experience, be grateful and be sure to take heed of any wisdom shared and lessons learned.