The Dreamers’ Den Series Ep 6: Dreams for Healing in Times of Loss (a conversation with Carla Blowey)

Dreamers' Den Podcast Episode 6 Dreams for Healing in Times of Loss with Carla Blowey hosted by Leilani Navar

Have you had dreams that show the future? Visitations in dreams from loved ones who have passed away? I know many of you are curious about these two dream phenomena. In this episode, Carla Blowey talks about her own experiences with both, in her decades as a bereaved mother and as a dreamworker who serves bereaved families.

Carla is the author of Dreaming Kevin: The Path to Healing. She presents dream workshops for bereavement groups, dream groups and national bereavement organizations; and facilitates individual and group dream work sessions.

In this conversation, you’ll hear Carla explain how to recognize “visitation dreams” by certain qualities that she finds they all tend to have. We also talk about dreams as a healing, though difficult, part of the grief process.

Carla shares in detail the precognitive nightmare she had the night before her 5-year-old son died in an accident, almost 30 years ago. (Because of that content, if you have kids around, you might want to put your earbuds in for this one.)

We’ve talked on this podcast before about dreams that come in nightmare form in order to grab our attention: there’s something we need to address, and the stakes around it are high. This nightmare, though, Carla views as a precognitive dream about a tragedy that would soon come to pass. Still, it also came “in the service of health and wholeness.” This dream eventually gave her a spiritual context for her life and Kevin’s, and set her on her path.

You can learn more about Carla Blowey on her Facebook page, and on her website.

Music by East Forest.

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Leilani Navar