My mother died six years ago. I lucid dream occasionally, and ever since her death, when I catch myself in the middle of a dream, I like to spend my time with my mom, for as long as I can manage.

In the early morning hours of my daughter’s first birthday, I realized I was in the middle of a dream. Lucid dreams have been so sporadic for me lately, this seemed extra magical.  

I was standing in a random diner and my hair was falling out. I knew that couldn’t really be happening so I happily proclaimed, “Everybody out! I want to spend time with my mom.” She didn’t appear right away, like she normally does. My daughter was suddenly in my arms and we looked out the window of the diner for just a moment. Then my one-year-old looked directly into my eyes and spoke! She said, “I know you’ve been missing me. I have been missing you too. I love you.” I knew this was my mother speaking through my daughter. 

Just then, my baby’s laugh in “real life” woke me up! I wished her a Happy 1st Birthday and told her about the dream. She smiled so big and then we spent the next 20 minutes staring into each other’s eyes, smiling, cooing and laughing together. 

I do believe that my yoga practice allows me the opportunity to be more open and receptive to the messages the Universe sends my way. I believe I receive many messages through my dreams. Today, I am extra thankful for this ability. 

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