My story does include a dream however this is not what I am particularly here for but it was involved in my experience. Next to where I sleep I have a bedside table which has pictures of passed relatives and a small sculpture from my grandparents house which I was given when they passed. Next to these things is a touch sensor lamp. Often, this lamp turns on by itself and it is usually at coincidental times such as Christmas etc.
The other day I was having a terrible dream about my family having issues and what I could do to prevent this from happening, and when I woke up I felt as if someone was in my room. I lay frozen in my bed for about 30 seconds and then my bedside lamp turned on. I felt as if I was being warned, so I tried to take action that day to counter it and I feel like I avoided the situation I dreamt about.
What I really want to know is, is it someone trying to contact me or guide me? Is it my spirit guide? What could I do to get in contact with whoever is trying to contact me? Is this all just a crazy coincidence? How could I get in contact with the other side? I have grown an interest in the paranormal recently and I really am not sure if I should look into trying to contact the other side or if I should just allow the experiences to happen.
P.S: Sometimes I feel as if I am being watched, and when I felt a presence in my room I'm not sure if it was just my ego kicking in, but it didn't feel familiar (like a passed relative) although I could be wrong.