Painting by Alex Stewart

Dreamwalking recalls a time when death care began after death.  Palliative care, assisted death and medicalized dying are not about dying at all, but what we can do about the problem of death. The truth is stark:  few dying people today know how to die. In other words, most folks don't know how to let go of the human story.

There are exceptions. You may have seen a few. But good dying is rare. Most people come to death fighting disease, bargaining for more time or insisting they have a right to be killed. In Canada,  this is known as Medical Assistance in Dying. I'm not against these things. I get that it's all about choice, but I believe we owe to ourselves and those that follow us a good death.

What is good death? A good death is a conscious death. The dying person is aware that they are dying. The dying person goes easy on the medications that interfere with full awareness of the death process. The dying person knows when to voluntarily stop eating and drinking. Ideally, the dying person has made a connection with a Companion who is skilled in Dreamwalking.

Dreamwalkers are guides for the recently departed ones. Ask people, as I have, about After Death Communications or ADC's. Most of us have had one. They could be,

  • Vivid dreams about the one who has died.
  • Visions of the one who has died.
  • A feeling that the one who has died is trying to contact you.
  • Visitations or stirrings such as wind in the tress, bright lights or orbs.
  • Movement of physical objects.
  • Automatic writing or other forms of ‘channelling’.
  • Unusual appearances of insects or wild animals.
  • Smell, scents and odours that are out of place.
  • Unusual behaviour in pets.

ADC's are like an introduction to Dreamwalking. The challenge is to have an agreement with the dying person prior to death that you will offer the service of Dreamwalking.

If you are interested in the skill of Dreamwalking, please contact Dale.

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