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Two Incredible Real-Life Cases of Dream Messengers

Cindy is a paranormal enthusiast and author of over twenty books on the subject of true supernatural phenomena.

It has been estimated that ten percent of the population will receive a subconscious message of unknown origin during their lifetime.

It has been estimated that ten percent of the population will receive a subconscious message of unknown origin during their lifetime.

Hearing is Believing

Those whose feet are firmly planted in the tangible world might scoff at the notion that forces we cannot begin to imagine have a direct line into our psyches. While that's as may be, a sizable number of people exist who would beg to differ. Perhaps, after reading the following true accounts, a fraction of the more practical minded among us will be willing to concede that things can and do occur that are beyond our comprehension.

A seemingly healthy woman's life-threatening condition was brought to her attention in a waking dream.

A seemingly healthy woman's life-threatening condition was brought to her attention in a waking dream.

The Eternal Caregivers

In 1984, a woman in the United Kingdom, who we will call "Julie," was relaxing at home one afternoon—her thoughts focused on the novel she was reading—when a voice she had never heard before suddenly erupted from someplace inside her head. "Please don't be afraid," it said. "I know it must be shocking for you, but this is the easiest way I could think of. My friend and I used to work at the Children's Hospital on Great Ormond Street, and we would like to help you."

Julie was so taken aback by the unexpected turn of events that she initially assumed that she was going mad. Even though there had been no mistaking the voice, or its message, which had both been as clear as a bell, she reasoned that what she had heard couldn't possibly have been real. She was so concerned about the state of her mental health following the incident that she made arrangements to be evaluated by a psychologist.

After the therapist determined that her faculties were sound, she was referred to a general practitioner who ordered a series of diagnostic tests including a CT scan. When the results came back, Julie learned that she was suffering from a benign brain tumor known as a meningioma.

Though not cancerous, these growths can be life-threatening if left untreated. As they continue to develop, they infringe on other areas of the brain, which can result in severe disability or worse.

As Julie was receiving treatment for her condition, she claimed that the voice was a constant presence, offering words of encouragement every step of the way.

Following a successful surgery in which the tumor was removed in its entirety, her ethereal guardians departed, but not before leaving her with one last message: "We are pleased to have helped you. Goodbye."

As one would imagine, the story caused quite a stir among laypersons and physicians alike when it was published in the British Medical Journal. While some argued that the voices were merely a symptom of her condition, others were quick to point out that she had heard them even after receiving a clean bill of health.

For her part, Julie was convinced that her life had been touched by a pair of heavenly messengers whose desire to help those in need was so great that it transcended everything—even death.

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Actor Mark Ruffalo experienced a disturbing dream that prompted him to seek medical care.

Actor Mark Ruffalo experienced a disturbing dream that prompted him to seek medical care.

A Dream Too Real to Ignore

Actor Mark Ruffalo had a surreal experience in the spring of 2001 that would lead some to believe that an inexplicable force that knows us better than we know ourselves had communicated with him while he was sleeping.

It was as production on the M. Night Shyamalan film Signs was getting underway that he had a dream that alerted him to a ticking time bomb that was on the brink of destroying life as he knew it.

Even though he felt fine and was the picture of health, Ruffalo had a disturbingly realistic dream one night in which a voice informed him that he had a brain tumor. The next day, try as he might, he couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong. Unable to put it behind him, he had taken his concerns to the on-set doctor.

Given that all of the actors had undergone physicals prior to filming and had passed with flying colors, the physician was understandably skeptical. Still, in an effort to put Ruffalo's mind at ease, he had scheduled an MRI and a CT scan just to be on the safe side.

Two days later, the actor was stunned to learn that a mass the size of a golf ball had been discovered behind his left ear in the auditory cortex. He was informed that the aggressive tumor needed to come out as soon as possible. No longer able to proceed with filming, his role was recast. And so began his long road to wellness.

The growth, which was beginning to invade the facial nerves, was removed. While only a short time had passed since the dream had alerted Ruffalo to the problem, paralysis had already started to set in, leaving him unable to close his left eye. His equilibrium was also thrown off, making it difficult for him to walk.

After completing months of grueling physical therapy, he was almost back to normal, the only after effect being a slight paralysis of his left side that is hardly noticeable. Ruffalo has shared the story of the message that was conveyed to him in a dream many times over the years. He admits that he doesn't know who was looking out for him or why he was chosen, but he is grateful all the same.

Sometimes, the greatest gifts are bestowed upon us without rhyme or reason, if only we allow ourselves to believe. Thankfully, Mr. Ruffalo did just that and lived to tell the tale.

Resources:

·British Medical Journal, flipthemoviescript.com, express.co.uk, imdb.com, wikipedia.com

Image of Mark Ruffalo used through provisions of the Fair Use Act for the purposes of research and education.

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