The Dream, the Fox and the Fire Alarm.
I recently reconnected with a childhood friend who lost his wife this past autumn. He had hospice for a brief period and so our conversations began exploring the many faces of the most sacred crossing back to the place we came from. Navigating grief is a personal journey; everyone experiences it differently although there are common chords amidst the sad song of loss. Our souls are broken open as we wander through the newly open depths of ourselves. We seek understanding, we seek solace, we seek the Divine in whatever form we envision. So our conversations have meandered through the sublime and back again to the mundane.
I often share my beliefs about signs from our loved ones because I find them to be extremely powerful and healing. Dreams that are vivid and highly emotional are usually the first thing the bereaved experience and so I begin there. My friend did have a lovely dream where his Wife visited him, and he felt it was “real”. Most recently though he has been seeing a beautiful fox in the marsh by his home, the Chinese believe these animals are messengers from the Afterlife. And then today as we are conversing through the computer his fire alarm went off without cause and before he could take out the battery it stopped just as abruptly. More signs….more love from beyond…an ever flowing bridge between our worlds.
I invite you to keep your mind and heart open, because our loved ones are always sending us their love, the bonds of love are never broken, they are eternal.
A few years ago, a friend’s husband passed away. I knew he had been gravely sick, but I didn’t know he had died, when he came to me in my sleep one night. In my “dream” (visitation), I was at my friend’s house, chatting with her, and her husband popped into the room briefly. He smiled at us and said something to the effect of “just wanted to let you know I’m doing fine.” When I sent this friend an email about it, she then let me know that he had entered a coma and died a day or two later (about the time he came to me). I had hoped that my words would have been a comfort to her, only to have her admit to me much later that she was jealous that he hadn’t come to her yet. I was just more available for him to reach at that time. Later, he reached her.
I’m currently in the exact process you described and I’m blogging about my experience with the signs from the other side as well as my attempts of connecting further beyond just receiving signs. Hopefully one day I will post about the eventual meeting on the border of the two dimensions and will be able to help those who suffer the pain of separation. https://afterlifelovestory.wordpress.com/