I’m waking up and remembering lots of dreams lately, and I wonder….
Is it just me, or does the veil naturally grow thin for most people in their golden years as they start their gradual descent toward transition to the next life? Do they start having more dreams about the other side and remembering them more clearly when they wake up?
It would make sense:
As our spirit body-mind gets ready for its next afterlife adventure and loosens its grip on Earth illusions, its nightly excursions back home to the astral worlds become more meaningful, while the dramas of day to day living on Earth become more forgettable. As we age we have a growing awareness of our dreams, daydreams, recollections of long-dead loved ones, and other intimate connections to the worlds of spirit. We’re slowly relaxing our tight grip on the trappings of this material world.
Yes, it would make sense, but research today doesn’t seem to back it up. When I google the relationship between aging and more dreams and more memorable dreams, I find no articles at all on the subject.
There are lots of articles on related subjects…
- People who are dying often spend the last few days having amiable chats in their sleep with their departed loved ones, to the puzzlement of family members and caregivers who listen in. But that’s late in the game, when the body’s ready to “give up the ghost.”
- People with dementia or Alzheimer’s often have more vivid dreams, and the line between dreaming and awake becomes blurred. Here’s a moving article by a woman whose parents both have dementia. If you read that attached article carefully through the filter of what we know about ITC and afterlife, I think you’ll find the experiences with the answering machine, déjà vu, blending of past and present, and Clark Gable’s horses all very illuminating. It becomes clear how dementia is often just a blurred line between carnal mind and spiritual mind… between what’s happening on Earth and what’s happening at the same time in the afterlife. But articles like this one look at the association between dreams and “mental illness,” not what we consider normal, healthy aging.
What I’m looking for is simply the connection between “normal” aging and having more vivid, more memorable dreams.
It’s happening to me lately, and I’m nowhere near deathbed or dementia (knock on wood).
So, I’d be interested in hearing from readers who are 60 and older:
How are your dreams lately?