Why deathbed dreams and visions can be a comfort for the dying — and those left behind – CBC

Dreams help regulate our emotions around major life events: neuroscientist

May 05, 2024

As Charlotte Good was dying of pancreatic cancer in a Toronto hospital in 2007, she experienced a dream or vision of her own mother — who had died years before.

Charlotte’s daughter, Cynthia Good, was staying over that night and sensed that she’d sat up.

“I got up and I went to her side,” said Cynthia, a former publisher and educator living in Toronto.

“She just said to me, ‘I see my mother, she is holding beautiful dresses.'”

As she held Charlotte’s hand, Cynthia said: “Go to your mother.”

Charlotte didn’t seem afraid, but peaceful, and perhaps even happy, Cynthia said. The two women had spent the evening together at Toronto Grace Health Centre, and Cynthia remembers Charlotte being alert. They’d completed a crossword puzzle together and watched the Blue Jays game — even singing along to Take Me Out to the Ball Game.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/dreams-visions-dying-christopher-kerr-1.7186375

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