When the dream visitor is unwanted we may miss the mystery and power inherent in their visit. Fear may erase the awe we might otherwise feel. When the visitor is dear, we may arise with an aching, a longing, that is difficult to bear. We may also feel immensely grateful and deeply connected. These nighttime visions, these visits from spirit, welcome or not, point to a world much larger than we imagine in our everyday lives, and place those very lives in a new perspective.