Having been pretty sceptical about life after death, I was forced to start reconsidering this viewpoint after my father died in 1998, as I started to get seemingly real dreams of him and other passed-over spirits. In these dreams I felt as if I was truly with him and sometimes when I reached out to touch him I actually felt him as if physical - even his cold nose! He often brought other family members with him, as well as friends and even pets. After my mother died he often appeared with her and my little brother. By the end of the nine-year span of the dreams I was no longer a sceptic. This is a book of all those dreams and with my observations and insights written after each one.
I not only received hugs and kisses from them all but also we were able to have incredible two-way conversations, which often resulted in resolving important issues that had been previously unresolved. Sometimes I was given words of advice and once, when I ignored some advice from my mother - to my detriment - she reminded me of that fact years later! There were incredible feelings of love that passed between us, like nothing ever experienced when we were all physical, and even the feeling of receiving love as well as of giving it.
Due to writing down every dream that I knew had a real passed-over spirit communicating with me in it, I was able to chronicle their progress over there in the spirit world, from the time of their passing to the wonderful time when they seemed to reach an amazing physical-looking perfection, such that they would never have achieved in physical life, as well as an emotional perfection. This encompassed looking completely healthy, fit, whole, young (thirty to forty years old) and also calm, serene and glowing no matter how old they were when they passed or how ill. They also took on a relaxed and fair-minded approach and everyone I met, including animals, seemed to be very happy - unless my unhappiness was making them unhappy.
I'd lost my little brother when he was seven and though I knew I was really with him in these wonderful dreams, I felt there was something different about his spirit compared to all the others. With the others I felt a very strong connection, often looking them directly in their eyes, but with my brother he often appeared with his back to me as I found myself holding him sitting on my lap and looking at the back of his head. When I did see his face he seemed somehow rather distracted and 'not all there'. Considering he was a very bright little boy in life this strange difference, which was consistent, caused me to consider that he'd reincarnated and left a part-spirit body behind. I was later to have this confirmed as something that happens to all of us when we incarnate.
I also was to meet a soul, that of my sister, who had never come into this physical life. She'd been miscarried but there was no doubting the love between us and it always felt to me, when I was with her, that we'd known each other for a long time, perhaps through many lifetimes.
During these dreams I was given much information about the spirit world - where they live, what they like to do, how they feel and also, because my father loved to teach, some other aspects of spirit life that are not so familiar, such as blending with other souls and instant manifestation and travel.
I am not a medium, though some would say I have been blessed to get these extraordinary dreams, but I believe my family meant to do this, not only to bring me comfort and strong evidence of their survival, but also to spread this wonderful message that life does indeed go on when we pass.
I'm hoping to help those suffering bereavement if they read my dreams and find some similarities with dreams they themselves have had, and which they have up to now dismissed as unreal. It'll be seen that some of my dreams are pretty whacky and easy to dismiss without the hindsight and nine-year recording and subsequent study which made sense out