Dream of the Month (March 2006)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Many researchers now agree that spontaneous near death experiences may occur without physical trauma, such as injury or surgery.
Long before we are actually going to cross over, we begin to have dreams to prepare us for the transition. Many times these dreams are of extraordinary beauty and peace and reassurance. Through such dreams, we become pointedly aware of what we want to accomplish or have in place before we leave. This dream seems to present both themes, hinting of peace beyond earthly understanding, while underscoring the sense of responsibility for loved ones. It is interesting that the stretcher is the size of a door. Dreams that deal with death often contain imagery of doors, windows, or passage on ships or trains: all suggesting travel and new beginnings. I would not take this dream as a sign of imminent death, but I would try to clarify what accomplishments, themes and arrangements are appropriate for this chapter of the lifespan, while savoring and taking seriously the peace and beauty that may indeed have been a glimpse of what is beyond.