An online drawing course - how neat! And it sounds so healing. Maybe you'll draw images from your dreams.
Over the years I've done a lot of work with my dreams and help others. When I have the energy I'll write some ideas down - there are so many ways to interpret and use dreams. Don't ever let anyone tell you something means one thing and only one thing. You, the dreamer, are the one who decides what's the "right" interpretation. But the dream books and such can sometimes give you ideas.
Lots of people have dreams when loved ones die or shortly after. I remember when my mother died I WANTED her to come to me in a dream to let me know she was ok. I had taken care of her for months, was with her at the moment she died, and was, well, I don't mean this to sound crass - curious about
death. I had taught Dying and Death classes years ago and being with my mother was giving me the living experience. Sort of felt like I wanted to know this adversary "death" on a more personal basis before it came knocking at my door. At my mother's wake, an old friend walked in and said she had had a dream the night my mother died and my mother came to her and said she was going home. The friend said my mother was smiling and looked so peaceful, and that friend, who wasn't even a real close friend to my Mom, didn't know at the time my mother had died earlier that day. I was kind of selfishly pissed with my mother for not coming to me, but these things aren't under our control. It was a couple of years until my mother appeared in my dreams, and one dream was such a healing dream I can still remember it vividly. In the dream I was a young girl, at home in my bed, and my mother walked in like she would have looked most mornings, with a big smile on her face. It brought me right back to my childhood, and sometimes when I miss her I think of that image and I can feel her love.
I'd better quit before I get too mushy!
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