GRIEF DREAMS: DREAMS THAT OCCUR AFTER THE DEATH OF A HUMAN OR ANIMAL
Grief dreams are something that some people experience and others may never experience. If you have never experienced a dream of a lost loved one or pet before I encourage you to check out the Grief Dreams Podcast where dreams are shared and grief is discussed. After meeting Dr. Joshua Black at a conference in 2018, I have listened to other’s dreams and engaged in a lot more discussion surrounding grief because of these dreams myself and others have experienced.
I was honored to have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Black and Shawn Ram on the Grief Dreams Podcast twice now. The first time I discussed immigration grief as a teenager, how I started my memorial jewelry business, and of course my grief dream. In that dream, I had a visit from my Granda and spoke some powerful words that I carry with me daily. Since then I experienced a not-so-comforting visit from my Granda in a dream, which forced me into a more manageable, healthier lifestyle.
I encourage you to check out my latest episode on the Grief Dreams Podcast and I’ve love to know if you have experienced a dream yourself. If not, keep hoping for that dream.
In this episode
0:00 | Intro to the Grief Dreams Podcast 0:54 | Intro to Rebecca MacDonald (keepsake artist) 2:07 | Reflection on first grief dream 3:18 | Business name change and direction the business is going 8:08 | Stories of temporary moving due to the Covid-19 pandemic 13:55 | Mental health and grief recovery during a global crisis 15:53 | Intro to grief in relation to the ocean 16:58 | Dr. Black's dream to live by the water 17:20 | Reflection on Granda's 6th death anniversary 18:45 | Discussion on grief in relation to the ocean 19:40 | Stories about a calming experience and learning to just be still 23:05 | More stories about Covid-19 pandemic experience 26:50 | Changes in pet loss industry due to Covid-19 29:25 | Story of Granda visiting in a grief dream 30:54 | Reflection of what happened after the grief dream 31:53 | Discussing lessons on patience 33:35 | Story of back injury after experiencing grief dream 35:20 | Story of introduction to a yoga patience to help slowing the body down 38:29 | Discussing grief dreams with family members and friends 39:50 | Discussing touch and smell visitation instead of visual in dreams 40:58 | Discussion on the power of dreams 42:28 | Reflecting on the journey of grief 44:20 | If you could have any dream tonight, what would you want it to be?
People and companies mentioned in this episode
- Dr. Joshua Black and Shawn Ram are the hosts of the Grief Dreams Podcast.
- Rebecca MacDonald is the guest and owner of Comfort Connects – Keepsakes & Grief Support (formerly known as Craft Love Craft Life) and hand embroidery patterns available at RebeccaMacArtist.etsy.com
- For more information on grief dreams and the Grief Dreams Podcast, check out GriefDreams.ca, their social media sites, and to donate to the podcast.
Below are some pictures relevant to the podcast episode.
Listen to my first episode on the Grief Dreams Podcast below
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