Well Halloween passed by with little incident, yeah we did have a few eggs thrown at our bedroom window, by youths in some attempt of trick or treat. seemed our window was the only one open on the street and therefore and open target.
On a more psychological / spiritual front I did have few dreams before and after the festive session of some of my relatives who had been deceased. I dreamt of my dad, which is usual, as I often do dream of him. he died only 5 years ago after losing the battle against Dementia. in this dream we were sitting and talking, he was giving me advice on something, but I could not understand.
I have also dreamed of my Nana and Grandad on my mums’ side, who passed away over 10 years ago. I dreamed I was a young child in their old house, looking up at the garden when I saw them both coming out of their “potting shed” at the top of the garden, they both walked down the path and started knocking on the window and smiled, I was waving back and happy.
Then I had a dream of my old collie dog, Emma. she was a rescued dog from a Welsh farm, she was so loving and had a playful personality, much like myself. She died 4 years ago after a growth was found in her stomach and she was in very poor health. In this dream we were chasing around long rolling fields and played all day, again I felt happy and peaceful.
One more recent dream was of one of our patients, who died recently. not sure of the circumstances of her death, but it started after a fall she had on the ward one night I was on duty and Nurse in Charge. We did everything we could do for her, but she deteriorated slowly over weeks then died on the general side. I was not particularly close with her or worked much with her, but it was the fact I felt responsible for her. Not sure why I dreamt of her, maybe unfinished business, don’t know.
All I know is I was visited by past relatives and past patients, not in physical form like we are lead to believe but through dreams, I am not an interpreter of dreams but do feel comforted when I dream of relatives gone before me, as I feel I am always close to my family. Other dreams I often find out why I have had them, maybe next day or months later, but I have come to gain an understanding of dreams and the importance they play in the real world.
So happy dreams.