Last February, my best friend’s mother lay dying in the hospital. I was reading Judith Orloff’s Guide to Intuitive Healing at the time and so I took Dr. Orloff’s advice and, the night before her surgery, set an intention for my dream: ‘Please send me a sign to tell me whether or not my best friend’s mother will be okay.’ That night, I dreamt of a funeral. When I learned that her mother had come out of surgery successfully, I breathed a sigh of relief. I never told my best friend about my dream because I assumed that my intuition had just been wrong. Unfortunately, her mother passed away two weeks later.
Last Wednesday, I had dinner with my mother. She told me that her friend was in the hospital dying of cancer and there was no telling how much time was left. He’d already been battling the disease for seven months. That night, I went to sleep…and again, I dreamt of a funeral. In the dream, I saw a funeral home, people mourning, and a man sitting in the back of a black limousine. I recognized all of these symbols from exactly one year ago. With the exception of a few minor details, the dream and its message were exactly the same. This time, something told me to tell my mother about the dream. Her friend died three days later.
In yoga, it is believed that we can all develop this kind of intuition. As Judith Orloff believes, we can receive messages through our dreams if we just have the tools and techniques on how to remember and interpret them.
Lately, I have been meditating every morning, intentionally clearing my mind, and opening myself up to different channels and messages.
While I can’t control how often this kind of communication occurs or with whom, it is my personal belief that the person I receive these messages from is my maternal grandfather. He was classy, distinguished, and…interestingly enough, a funeral director for over 40 years.