This has been posted several places, so please forgive me if you're seeing double!
This has been on my mind for awhile. It was probably just some weird coincidence, but I would like your opinions on this.
Awhile back, a friend of mine was going through a tough time. Her brother had died, and she was having a tough time dealing with the stress of the circumstances under which he died, and was being plagued with bad dreams/sleepless nights.
I offered, sort of jokingly, sort of not, that I would dream her bad dreams for her that night so that she could get some rest. I have never met her in person, and knew next to nothing about her family or their appearance; we were online friends, nothing more.
That night I did have a strange dream, full of people I didn't recognize. One of them called me by her brother's name, and I assumed I was "him" in this dream. Upon meeting another person in the dream, a woman, I felt such utter sadness mixed in with a sort of... elation. I didn't understand it, but this woman cared for the me in the dream, and that made me so sad and yet happy.
When I woke up I sent her an e-mail about what had happened, describing everything I saw, and to my surprise, she recognized the person I was as her brother, and the woman as her mother who had died when she was very young. The house I was at was their old family house, and other details matched up. She had never talked about them to me, EVER. I knew nothing of her mom, because I'd always been afraid to ask for some reason, and I knew nothing of their previous family home.
She said it had seemed to her that her mother and brother had been united once more wherever they were. I don't know, it sure felt like they were, in a sense.
What do you think, is surrogate dreaming possible?