Author’s note: Apologies for going a bit off topic this morning. Also, apologies for the sub-par writing. I have never had an experience like this and words fail me.
Last night I had the strangest dream. Strange dreams in and of themselves are nothing new for me. I have very vivid and odd dreams. What made last night’s dream so strange was the presence of my Sam. He just appeared in the middle of a dream that had nothing to do with him. For those who don’t know, Sam was my brown tabby who died unexpectedly almost four years ago. He is the banner image on my blog, and the inspiration to help as many cats as I can.
I miss him horribly, as I have every day since he crossed to Rainbow Bridge. I don’t know what to make of his appearing in my dream. I can’t explain it, especially since I am not sure I believe in the supernatural, such as spirits, or communication with those who have died. I do know he was there, in my dream. I could feel his presence. It wasn’t like most of my dreams where the “characters” are flat, and out of focus. I saw him and felt him. He was there in all his 13 lbs of soft, brown glory. The best way I can describe it is by comparing it to a photo. There was the normal dream, all blurry and flat (the photo) then Sam was just stamped in the middle, like someone did a horrible job of Photoshopping him in. I could tell he wasn’t part of the original fabric of the dream. I remember thinking “Sam what are you doing here? I haven’t seen you in a long time.” I want to believe my Sam came back to me finally, even if only for a few moments. My logical side won’t let me believe it though.
Sam first appeared in the kitchen. I was suddenly feeding Crash and Muffin, and then Sam just appeared. He wasn’t with them eating, he was just standing there. Then I was suddenly back to fighting a monster in a shopping center or warehouse or something like that (I told you, my dreams are strange). I could feel his presence while I was fighting the monster. Sammy always did like to protect me.
I don’t have much experience with the paranormal, supernatural or whatever you want to call it. I want to believe there is life after death and powers or energy or something that helps us through life. I just can’t. I haven’t had many experiences, and when I do have some experience I over-analyze and write it off as coincidence or fluke. For example, I was talking about Sam the other day with some people on Twitter. So it would make sense that he appeared in my dream, since he has been on my mind.
I am going to meet with an Animal Communicator on Sunday. She says she can communicate with the animals, including those who have passed on. I am open but skeptical. I have heard some people share some amazing stories about her, so hopefully sh really does have an amazing gift! Maybe she can explain to me what Sam was doing.
I would love to hear your stories of the supernatural. Did you have messages from a loved one (four legged or two legged) who has passed on? A dream that spoke to you? Am I just crazy and trying to reach out for something that isn’t there/ Share your stories and thoughts please!