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I want to say a big hello to you all! I haven't been able to log in for quite a while but I have been reading the experiences every so often. So glad to have this knowledgeable community to refer to over the last decade or so - with that being said, I am hoping to get some of your insight into the few things I have experienced in the last few days.

I am not particularly gifted with communicating with those that have passed on, in fact, I never had anyone close to me pass away until recently. Last Thursday (Feb 4 2021) I lost a cousin at 38 years old. We were very close growing up, however after his wedding in 2009 we drifted apart. We never really checked up on each other, and without going into much detail, I heard that his life was mysterious and maybe a little shady. He did end up separating from his first wife, got remarried and then got separated again, however I wasn't informed officially by him or anyone in his family. Aside from the odd instagram like, I guess you can say his family was estranged.

My brother informed me of his passing and we were told it was due to COVID. The following night I dreamt of him. I was visiting him in a hospital and he asked me why everyone thought he was dead. He told me to make sure people knew he was alive. He also said he didn't mean to die, that he took something and wanted or needed to sleep for 3 days. Usually, I do not dream that much, if I do, I forget most of the details. I woke up feeling like his soul was in shock, like maybe he was lost - I also felt like these details were too important to ignore, so I texted my brother and wrote the dream in my notes on my phone.

The funeral was this past Monday, and it was open casket where people could go up to him and pay their respects. This further solidified my thinking that this was not a COVID death. We do not have any answers from any family regarding the exact cause and I really don't believe we will any time soon.

The second part of my experiences relates to another dream I had this past Tuesday night. In it, another cousin who I have not been in contact with appeared. She was trying on my clothes and such when her mom came up to me and told me that said cousin and her brother were up to something and to never trust anything they said or did. She said to watch out. I thought it was odd that someone's mother would warn me about their kids, in real life they are all very close. In the dream I tried to confront them about it but woke up prior to any resolution. I have not been in any kind of contact with this other cousin for 8 years. Later on that day I get a message from her expressing her condolences and offering to talk.

I find these dreams very telling however I am not sure in what ways. I am mourning and conflicted in if I should even talk to this cousin or heed the dreams warning and stay away. Also, I am 100% sure that my cousin didn't die of COVID and most likely overdosed on something. I told select people but they think my grief is making me have vivid dreams. But if that's the case, how did I get that warning dream? This particular cousin was not even in my thoughts. I would love to get some feedback from you all and I will respond to comments. Thank you for reading!

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Rajine (14 stories) (769 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-21)
Hi MsRevz80 yes I totally understand, I have a cousin exactly like that, I suppose every family has one, from my personal experience in this instance I prefer keeping my distance. Your dream with the aunt is definitely a warning from what you have told me especially about this particular cousin.
MsRevz80 (4 stories) (13 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-20)
[at] Rajine

Thanks for your insight! To answer your questions the aunt in the dream is very much alive. I think whatever gave me that sign wanted me to take it seriously, maybe disguised themselves as the persons parent? Not sure what to make of it. Me and this cousin were very close - used to sleep over at each other's homes close - but we had a falling out and as a result haven't talked in years. I understand that in death people tend to reach out, however, I am weary of this person as she always seems to have ulterior motives when she comes around family events. I hope that makes sense.
Rajine (14 stories) (769 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-18)
Hello, I honestly believe that your late cousin came to you because your'll were close, I also believe that he's revealing to you what really happened to him and that his spirit is not fully ready to move on as it could be that his passing was untimely, I believe that dreams you remember long after you wake up is definitely some sort of sign or warning.
As for your second dream, is that aunt who's warning you alive or has she passed on? And also do you feel that you can trust this cousin of yours that you haven't had contact with in 8 years? If you feel that you cannot then I think you should be wary around her.
MsRevz80 (4 stories) (13 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-17)
[at] Unforgiven1 Thank you for your comment and insight! I have definitely gained a new perspective on dreaming and will be looking / examining them closely from here on out. As I always tell my boyfriend, the human body is a strange place - I say that whenever we have a zit or a random ache somewhere. The human mind seems to be even stranger and more true, if that makes any sense.
MsRevz80 (4 stories) (13 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-17)
[at] MrsRamsay Thank you so much for your kind words and also for sharing your story. It's really comforting to know that these experiences happen often and if taken seriously by the recipient, can yield some very powerful messages. I'm sorry about the loss of your cousin as well. I hope you were able to work through it and find some closure. It seems that our cousin is busy giving all of us different messages & tbh they're not very comforting. It seems he was tormented in his last days on this earth by dark/ negative forces. We are all coping as best as we can and I am trying every night to guide him to cross over via prayer. Thank you again for taking the time to respond to my story. I truly appreciate it!
unforgiven1 (2 stories) (19 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-17)
Msrevs80, I am really sorry for your loss and I hope you are doing OK. I believe you are able to connect to others through dreams. You should continue to follow your insights and intuition. Thanks for posting.
MrsRamsay (guest)
3 years ago (2021-02-16)
Hi and so sorry for your loss. Covid seems to be a pretty good excuse for lots of things these days, but we won't go there...

Your intuition is so very strong, and you definitely had this one figured out. I had a cousin (also involved in some shady things, also much loved when we were younger) die mysteriously over a dozen years ago, and on the morning of his death, had a dream so strange and upsetting that I immediately called my deployed husband half way around the world to tell him about it. I mostly remember sitting on the side of my bed, shaking. Then got the phone call later that he died. Then a story. Then, over the years, the real story. Your situation is so similar.

I have also been warned in dreams about other certain family members. While it could just be our intuition telling us in a dream, I haven't ruled out that other family who've passed could come around to warn us. In my case, I felt I knew the person warning me, but could not pin it down...

I mainly wanted to say, trust your instincts. Also, writing the dream stuff down (I also use notes on my phone, which sits next to my bed) is good, because if you go back to sleep you will often lose the details. It's so sad to think that at 38, things had gotten so bad. But it has been such a tough year for people, so in retrospect, maybe it really was covid... A contributing factor. But his soul wanted to set the record straight with you. That's something special for you to hold onto. Sincerely, Mrs. R
MsRevz80 (4 stories) (13 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-14)
Oh wow! Hi everyone - what a great welcome back! Thank you for all the responses! I do have an update for this story: sadly it was confirmed that my cousin did commit suicide. Not sure exactly what the method was, but judging from the dream, maybe pills or something. He basically told one of his ex wives that he was about to do it and to call his dad to his current apartment.
Another update is that this cousins mother (my aunt) basically forbid anyone to attend the funeral. Not that we could have travelled there anyways due to covid. She did not attend his funeral. I've been a little sick since finding out earlier today about the suicide.
I appreciate everyone's insight on this and it feels extremely validating for me to have you reinforce my gut feelings.

[at] Biblio - that was a nice suggestion on the wording and I will take it into consideration, I don't think I ever get the wording right and I just haven't had it in me to respond. Thank you for your condolences.

[at] lady-glow thanks for the condolences. I am trying to work my way through his death - as for the cousin I am going to trust my gut (& dreams) and stay away.

[at] Macknorton - thank you for sharing that story about Dennis. You said my story resonated with you, but your experience made me remember something else my cousin said. He said they didn't check him properly, something about it being too late because they didn't check something or they came too late. I am sorry for your loss of Dennis - I take comfort in knowing there is an afterlife waiting for us even though we may not be aware of what exactly it is. I do believe my cousin was clearing up his cause of death to me - that was a week ago and I just found out today they he committed suicide.

[at] the_lost_voyage_11 - thanks for your words and advice! I did get a lot of great advice here - the other cousin that I haven't talked to, I am definitely staying away as per the dreams suggestion lol.

[at] sleeping-with-steve - you bring up some valid points. The open casket and family members going up to it was my first obvious clue that it wasn't a covid death, but I guess my first clue should have been the dream. Thank you so much for your kind words.
Sleeping-with-steve (guest)
3 years ago (2021-02-14)
Hello MsRevz80,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Just like some other members, I think something else was the cause of your cousin's death and his family want to preserve his worth.

The open casket in itself indicates it was not a covid19 death. Covid19 is highly contagious and health professionals wouldn't put others in a situation where the virus could be spread.

When my brother died, they told us we couldn't have an open casket because of the time frame between death and the funeral. He died as a result of his life support being turned off and there was no risk of spreading a virus and yet the open casket was not an option.

Your other cousin wanting to chat is normal to a certain degree but considering contact has been lacking prior to your cousin's death, it sounds a bit suss.

When my brother died, one of his daughters told me to talk to my siblings to find comfort. She was overwhelmed and didn't want to talk at all. I wasn't offended. I understood that she needed time to adjust and mourn for her-dad/my-brother without the burden of comforting others when she couldn't comfort herself.

Dreams are very powerful, and like Biblio says, 'There's a distinct clue that there is more substance to the events or messages you receive in your dreams'.
Please keep us posted.

Best wishes,
The_Lost_Voyage_11 (7 stories) (238 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-14)
Hello MsRevz80, thanks for sharing your story here and I'm sorry about your loss. I'll be brief, there's something about your narrative and the way you relayed it, the way these events unfolded that gives me a strong impression these are more than dreams and you should follow your intuition here. You've been given great advice from the previous posters so there's not much to add, but I will say I agree with Macknorton, that the family, to save face may have covered up the true cause of death of your cousin. This makes sense also in regards to what you revealed about him having a mysterious and possibly shady life as you put it. I'm also not sure of the relation of the other cousin you were warned about, to the one that died, but if they're all connected closely, one side of the family, then perhaps that 'mysterious and shady' kind of life may extend to them and could be what you are being warned about? Good luck and take care!
Macknorton (5 stories) (646 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-14)
Hi MrsRevz80

Thanks for sharing.

Your experience resonates with me and it brought up the memory of an experience I had when I was 11 years old. My family had moved from Wellington (New Zealand) down to Timaru in the South Island. We had a dog called "Dennis" (I know, right?🙄) whom I loved very much.

Anyway, one day after school my parents told me that Dennis had been hit by a car, and that he hadn't suffered etc etc...

I was devastated and cried and cried. Anyway that night, I had an extremely vivid dream (which I can still "see" clear as day even now) in which Dennis was in a large fenced off enclosure and was barking and barking for me. Then the dream ended. It made no sense.

Thirty years later my brother told me that whilst we were living in Timaru, he had come home early from school and had found my Mother sobbing at the kitchen table. She was crying and saying that she "was a murderer". It turned out that Dennis had been running riot in the houses and gardens on our street (our section was unfenced) and such was the volume of complaints, my parents decided to have Dennis euthanized.

Suddenly that dream made complete sense to me. Dennis at that time was, no doubt, not yet dead and I was able to connect with him one last time before he was put down.

So my point is that in extreme circumstances, it appears that we are able to connect to others in our "dream states" to glean important information.

Perhaps your cousins family thought your cousin had committed suicide and that stigma was too much to deal with, so they decided to put Covid as the cause of death, and your cousin wanted to clear that up?

Anyway, thanks for sharing.


lady-glow (16 stories) (3154 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-14)
Hello MsRevz80.

I'm sorry for your loss.

My first thought while reading the part about the open casket wake for a person who succumbed to covid was "no way!".
I totally agree with you on not believing that covid was the cause of your cousin's death.

And I agree with the advice given by Biblio, better not to talk to your cousin, she might be trying to get close to you for some reason different than been helpful.

Thanks for sharing.
Bibliothecarius (9 stories) (1091 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-14)
Greetings, MsRevz80, and welcome back to the conversations.

First, my condolences on the death of your cousin.

I am a believer in precognitive dreaming, as I've had multiple experiences with this phenomenon. The sense that you are having a significant experience beyond the normal 'relaxed' state of dreaming is a distinct clue that there is more substance to the events or messages you receive.

I'd suggest that you very politely refuse your cousin's offer to talk, as you're going through a lot at the moment. Thank her for thinking of you, but right now is not a good time for you. Perhaps suggest that you are relying upon old friends for conversation & comfort at the moment, that you appreciate her concern, and that you hope that she is coping with her suffering, too.

Take care,

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