[quote="phillipa31, post:1, topic:259022"]
I've never shared these experiences outside my family b/c I am not sure how the Church feels about this. I know I believe them to be true, but I am not sure if others would think I was just a nutcase or what not. ;)
My maternal grandfather died 10 years ago. After his death, he visited me in 3 dreams. The first was in his home. I was sobbing and he was comforting me, telling me he was ok. The second one, we were walking in what I can only describe as a Heaven-like park. I can't imagine he brought me to Heaven, but it was a beautiful area none-the-less. We were walking and talking. At one point he showed me my mom and sister sitting on a bench to the right of where we were standing. I had the feeling he wanted me to tell them about the dreams and that he was ok. The final dream was short. He was trying to talk to me via telephone but the connection was poor and I couldn't make anything else out.
It took me a while, but I finally told my mom about the dreams. She was happy because she was so distraught over her father's passing. She also told me a story. Before my grandpa died, his brother passed away a year earlier. Now, my grandpa was an alcoholic and did die from complications due to drinking. Apparently, my grandpa was sleeping one night and woke suddenly. At the foot of his bed was his brother. He told my grandpa to stop drinking now or else he was going to die. Unfortunately, it only scared my grandpa straight for a few months. But the only person he ever told the story to was my mother. And she only ever told me. I thought that was interesting.
Well, I don't know how the Church feels about such things. I know the soul doesn't die but I also know that there are no such things as ghosts. Is it possible for loved ones to still visit us in dreams or in visions?
Pray for them.
This is not an occasion for you to talk to them or ask them questions......just pray for them.
Domine Iesu, dimite nobis debita nostra.
Salva nos ab igni inferiori.
Perduc in caelum omnes animas.
Praesertim eis quae misericordia tua maxime indigent, amen.
Requiem aeternam don ei(s) Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei(s).
Requiescat (ant) in pace, amen.