Hallucinations Versus Guides: What to Expect

Hallucinations versus guides? What happens when you may see your loved one speaking to someone, or they may describe dreams or conversations they have had with a person or people. If you asked them to describe the person or people they were talking to or even the situation, you may be surprised at what you hear. The description may have an uncanny likeness to a friend or family member(s) who may have passed away. The situation may be one of a person or people calling, asking your loved one to join them on a journey.

It is not uncommon for your loved one to experience what medical science may call hallucinations. While science would call these hallucinations, and may prescribe sedatives, there are those who believe the "hallucinations" are really the individual's guides to the "other side". Believe what you will. Just be aware that there may be more to it than "they are seeing things"!

While it is a good idea to inform the doctor of these changes, usually the visions do not require medical treatment. These events may be more disturbing to you than they are to your friend or family member. They cannot distinguish between this as a hallucination versus a guide.

(This article from US News gives more examples from lay persons and medical professionals, dated 7-7-2018).

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