Have you ever had a “stranger” who felt familiar to you visit you in your dreams? Someone who feels like you know them but you can’t quite place how or maybe even feels like a best friend, but you haven’t a clue who they are in your waking life? If you have ever dreamt of this familiar “stranger,” this is most likely a spirit guide coming to you in your dreams.
A long-time reader shared her spirit guide dream visitation story with me:
During a very dark time in my life, I went to bed one night feeling distraught and alone. I eventually fell asleep and had one of the most vivid dreams I’ve ever had. In it, I was sitting on a school bus when I saw this older, plump, black woman sitting beside me. She gently put her arm around me and told me that everything would be okay. I remember waking up from the dream with tears streaming down my face. I knew there was something different about the dream –it didn’t feel so much like a dream, but some other type of experience I’d never had before. I knew it was my spirit guide, because she provided me with such a sense of comfort, reassurance, and warmth that stayed with me even after I had woken.
Your spirit guides are always with you and will most likely reach out to contact you in your dreams. All you have to do is ask! In fact, chances are you’ve already had some contact with your guides in your dream life and just haven’t recognized it. Think back: what dreams with wise strangers have you had? What message did they carry?
Another reader shared a spirit guide dream visitation story with me. In that dream, she felt drawn to a woman who she later understood was her spirit guide. In the dream, the woman/guide encouraged her to get healthy (she had been sick), seek holistic healthcare and eat well. The best part is, this woman she was drawn to in the dream appeared not just in one dream, but in a subsequent dream, too. Further validation that this is a guide who is visiting her.
Try this exercise before going to bed to have a dream-time connection with your guides:
- Write a question in your dream journal or on a note pad that you’d like addressed.
- Read the question aloud before going to bed
- Leave your dream journal or notepad next to your bed and set the intention that you meet your guides that night in your dreams.
- Stay open – your guide could present itself as an animal, bird or a human guide. It may also just come as a feeling you have throughout the dream and when you wake.
My own experiences with my guides in dreams vary. But the ones that stick with me the most are the ones where they come with messages of reassurance. Love. Positivity. Guidance. I’m always left with a good feeling, a feeling of being comforted and loved.
If you haven’t connected with your guides or simply want another perspective (I might get something you miss, for example, or your guides might tell me in a different way), I do spirit guide readings. Visit the spirit guide readings page for more info.
PS – I’ve put together a guided meditation to help you meet your spirit guides. Please visit my Daily Awe Shop to download the meditation. Let me know what you get!
Have you ever met a guide in your dreams? What was it like? Share your experiences here with us!