“People That Appear in Dreams”

Coast to Coast Radio aftershow paranormal question for Monica Holy, psychic, artist and author of 'Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift'Coast to Coast Radio with host Ian Punnet in a paranormal discussion with psychic, artist Monica Holy, author of 'Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift'Submitted on 2010/07/11 at 4:45 am

“People that Appear in Dreams”

Sometimes in my dreams, I meet people that I have never seen before, yet they seem familiar.  I am wondering if the images of people from the distant past have somehow been implanted in my DNA.

In one dream, I ran into a young man that seemed to be working hard to torment me.  He seemed to be a recognizable example of evil. He also seemed familiar, but he was totally unknown to me in the physical waking world.

In other dreams, I have girl friends that I have never seen before.  They are totally unknown to me in the real world, and yet they pop up in dreams.  Can this be something drawn out of my ancestry?  I am seventy-one years old, and when I was younger rarely dreamed.

It may have a simple explanation, namely, a side effect from medicine.  Maybe my aging brain is starting to make up stories.

However, most of the dreams are quite rational and organized.  They are not jumbled, but do seem to continue on with a single theme.  Not as as
you might expect a dream to unfold.  When I wake up, the feelings associated with the dream linger on.

Do you have any insight into this type of thing?

When I dream, it is often very real and emotional.  As I mentioned,I believe an explanation might have something to do with my genetic blueprint.  It is very difficult to describe the content of my dreams because they take place in unknown locations and are often more feelings that anything else.  The emotions that these dreams elicit are certainly real.


Excerpt of painting 'Grey Wolf' by Psychic, artist Monica Holy, author of 'Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift'Hello Jerry,

I can relate exactly to what you are describing, in reference to meeting people you have never seen before, however they seem familiar. I’ve had countless themed dreams like that. It can be frustrating, because on some level, you know you recognize them.

I like Sylvia Browne’s theory from Other Side and Back: A Psychic’s Guide to Our World and Beyond that we tend to re-incarnate with the same souls, interchanging our blue print to offer each other the opportunity for growth. For example, someone who was your child in a previous lifetime, may now be your spouse, or boss, or friend etc. Gender has nothing to do with it. In one lifetime they may offer us the experience of unconditional love, and in yet another, perhaps conflict.

Consider the concept of the courage it would take for a soul to agree to provide the conflict, or torment in your incarnation this time round. Most people choose to see only what the direct circumstance is as a result in their own life, and not what the other person’s challenges are.

I’m not condoning negative behavior here, just providing a theory of thought. This whole theory certainly leaves much to speculation and debate, however it does provide food for thought. I’ve had dream experiences where even though the ‘image’ of the person is completely different, the ‘essence’ of someone I know in this lifetime is present.

As for side effects from medicine, I’m sure there can be influences. One example, if a side effect is to ‘relax’, then by simply being in that stress free state, it may enable you to sleep better, and enter a lucid dream state.

You may also now be in a different state of awareness from when you were younger. I’m sure you have seen and experienced much in this world.
Perhaps this is why you now dream more. As for your aging brain making up stories, I think that could be true at any age…lol!  Just think of children’s limitless imaginings because they haven’t been told that something isn’t ‘true’, or ‘that’s not possible’.

Your dreams do sound quite linear, consider that a bonus, as many people’s experiences aren’t so ‘organized’. Perhaps keeping a notebook by
your bedside will enable you to jot down all the elements that linger as you awake.

Our dreams can be very emotional, I find in many cases they are more intense in feeling, with the colour, smell, and sounds well beyond things I’ve experienced in the waking reality, certainly different at the very least!

As for locations, curiously enough, I kept dreaming over and over again of a specific geographic region, however, in each case, it was a different time period. Even more curious, I simply ‘knew’ it to be a region I spent each summer with my parents growing up in this lifetime. It’s almost ‘haunted’ me to know something so intimately, yet not able to pinpoint exactly it’s meaning. Somewhat frustrating, so I understand I only need to accept it. Perhaps someday it’s meaning will become clear. I’ve learned that a term given to this phenomenon is Land Memory’. Yes, I’d have to agree, the feelings, and emotions our dreams elicit are certainly real.

I hope this helps, and may all your journey’s in dream time be safe and joyous ones!

Sincerely, the Fringe Dweller


“Once we cross over into the Light, is our Self-identity preserved?”

'Ask the Fringe Dweller' Blog Question for Monica Holy author of 'Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift'Submitted on 2009/12/13 at 10:45 pm

Once we do cross over into the light, are our thought processes, memories and self-identity still preserved?


Fringe Dweller

Excerpt of painting 'Grey Wolf' by Psychic, artist Monica Holy, author of 'Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift'Dear Gary

It’s been my experience working with people who have crossed from life to death, that yes, their thought processes, and memories are preserved. Once people cross over from death into the light, although ‘yes’ that our self identity is preserved, the overall perspective changes. We take the growth from our experiences in this incarnation with us, into the next incarnation.

It’s a known concept that we ‘Write our Spiritual Blueprint’ of the experiences we wish to experience before returning the next time. Sylvia Browne goes into more detail on this in her book  Other Side and Back: A Psychic’s Guide to Our World and Beyond . Our memory of our past lives are not always intact as we reincarnate into the next one, as the purpose is to have a new life experience each time. However, many people do remember instances or have dreams of their past lives.

I myself have a variety of characteristics from past lives that I can directly relate back via past life dreams. There are other  idiosyncrasies I don’t recall, but can only imagine their origin, like scratching my chin as if I had a full grown man’s beard. With each return trip, the potential for our awareness to expand exists, it may just take longer for some people.

Sincerely, The Fringe Dweller


“Why do Challenges accompanied by Anguish begin, when one is Introduced to the Spiritual side of their Journey?”

'Ask the Fringe Dweller' Blog Question for Monica Holy author of 'Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift'Submitted on 2009/11/10 at 1:20pm

Hi, why is it that when one is exposed or introduced to the spiritual side of
this journey generally the challenges begin?  If re-integration with god
(God/Universe) is what people look for within religion , spirituality etc.,  why the

depth of anguish that most go through  when they truly find it, especially in
this age? If spirits after making the transition have the same issues, what is to
be done on this side of the veil?


Excerpt of painting 'Grey Wolf' by Psychic, artist Monica Holy, author of 'Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift'Hi Corry,

You’re addressing a number of issues here. I have observed that by the time we recognize that we’re in a Spiritual ‘growth spurt’, we’re already working our way out of a quagmire, one of our own design if you consider that we wrote the Spriitual ‘Blue Print’ for our experiences for this earthly incarnation. Without the challenges to overcome, there is no growth, no expansion of awareness.  As for the ‘anguish’, the truth can hurt. We tend to recognize when others around us are in transition, however when holding the mirror up to our ‘self’, it  can be difficult to look into our own eyes without turning away. I like the Quote by Leslie Fieger, “Any fool can run towards the light. It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there.” Depending on your beliefs around Reincarnation, you can either choose to work through an issue this time around, or repeat it the next time. Either way, the less ‘baggage’ you have upon your departure, the easier the crossing.

Sincerely, the Fringe Dweller


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