I have heard a lot recently that people who have died can visit us in our dreams. If you were close to someone in life, they can come to you in your dream when they die and give you comfort or a message to let you know that they are OK. Does this conform to Catholic teaching?
I had not ever really bought into the idea that people who die come back and “hang around” us to help us out. I’ve always been of the mindset that if someone has gone to Heaven, the last thing they would ever want to do is come back to earth. ( And if they are in purgatory then they have their own issues to deal with! )
I recently lost someone (family member) very close to me. I have not gotten a visit in my dreams from this person who has passed on. But since I keep hearing about this “loved ones visiting us in our dreams”, I can’t help but think maybe my loved one doesn’t want to visit me, which makes me sad because I loved him very much. Any thoughts?