Beautiful Chris Cornell Dream Gives Emotional Closure

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Dreams are like our mind’s way of making movies to tell stories from our subconscious. Mine are often very, very bizarre. They freak me out.

A few years ago, I had a dream where my grandmother, who passed away a year before I was born, came and was talking to me. We were just catching up and I don’t remember much of the conversation, but at the end she said to me, “Okay, I have to go now.” I started crying and asked her not to leave yet because I wanted to get to know her more and spend time with her. Apparently, around that same time, my mom dreamt of her as well.

Can spirits visit us in our dreams? Can we talk to people we’ve never met before? I’m not quite sure. But after that, I was convinced it’s possible.

Going off of that, June 17th at around 6 in the morning I woke up and went online, obviously looking on my explore page for some fan posts of Chris Cornell. I saw a story on Alternative Nation where he talked about dreaming of Layne Staley. Shortly after, I fell back asleep.

I was with Lily Cornell, we were going to the hospital to visit Chris. He had just been found, but the hanging had not succeeded and he was still alive, though in critical condition. The context of the dream did not offer any insight as to how he had gotten to that point, like whether it was intentional or accidental or done by someone else, but it certainly didn’t seem like he had wanted it to happen.

When I got over to the room, Chris was wheeled over to the doorway. He sat up and smiled. He looked GREAT. Very happy. Surrounded by his family, loved, and certainly happy to still be alive. He said to me, “Oh hey, Lauryn!”

I was in shock.

“You know who I am?” “Yeah!”

Some of the other musicians who made posts after his passing were there too to make sure he was okay.

This dream was exactly a month since the night he passed away.

I’m not too much of a philosophical person, nor am I going to sit here and say Chris Cornell visited me in my dream when I’m one of millions of fans that he has, and especially one that he never met.

…but in a way it almost feels like because my mind has been so occupied with his death, that if that were the case, that if he really was visiting me, that it was his way of telling me that he’s okay now so that I would gain a little closure from it. So that I would be able to ease my mind a little and not continue to be so distraught.

And to be honest, I haven’t cried about him as much since then.

Thanks, Chris. Not sure if you did this, but it was certainly nice getting to see you.

  • veyham1

    Wow, it looks like everyone is having dreams. I had one too on May 26th. I was hanging out with Chris Cornell in his basement. It was run down and dingy with an old couch and some ripped chairs and he was wearing an old t-shirt and some jean shorts similar to what he wore back in the day. We were writing some music and jamming on acoustics and he was super happy and having fun. All of a sudden his mother-in-law and wife start yelling his name and he looks at me and his entire countenance and aura changes to very dark and angry. He throws down his guitar and heads up the stairs as I stay on the couch. I then see him upstairs in this ultra lavish home with all the celebrity fixings. He is standing in the kitchen while his wife and mother-in-law start in on him about he needs to do this and that and why haven’t you done this and that and just a complete dress down of the guy. They were both wearing lots of gold and expensive clothing. He and them were water and oil it seemed. A complete contrast. Chris just stood there and was silent. Then he came back down the stairs and started crying. He said this was never what he wanted. Took a few deep breaths, wiped his tears, and just laid back on the couch and stared at the ceiling. I saw the mother-in-law and wife transparent through the ceiling spinning a web that covered him. His creativity was paralyzed or trying to be controlled so it seemed. Then I woke up. There is more to this story then what we are being told my friends. Much more that you’ll never hear from the mainstream media or his wife. Look beyond the veil….

    • Melissa Richard Schembri

      That’s a very nice dream, I hope he is at peace as well and I’m so glad you were able to lift much of the sadness. In addition to what Vehham1 has said about the inconsistencies surrounding his death report and timeline…the sense you had in your dream makes sense; he was not ready to die. For instance, Chris Cornell protected his life a few days before the Detroit show by driving to a gig rather than taking a plane because of inclement weather. He was planning a vacation with his wife and kids and talked about looking forward to another show to others…I don’t think he expected this to happen either… So heartbreaking, I was listening to the radio yesterday, I heard 1 Soundgarden song and 2 Audioslave songs…I have felt heartache since, but I cried for the first time since all this… Maybe because I cant let it go and I’m angry with anyone who can. I think the unknowing is what upsets me the most, that there are to many questions and the police and family don’t seem to care to pursue anything other than Ativan being the trigger. Then people say “Let him rest in peace”…that’s just another way of saying, “whatever happened, happened, forget about it”. I hope to have a dream that also lifts my pain as well. No one stopped seeking the truth for Anna Nicole Smith and until this day they talk about Kennedy and Lennon assassinations when we know they were shot! But we needed to know WHO and WHY. Chris deserves that passion to get to the truth as well…

  • Olga Stewart

    I do believe Chris visited you in your dream, Lauryn.

    And it’s a sign that his spirit is nearby and always will be.

    I know that I feel that way about my dad (who passed in 2012) whenever I dream about him.

    Lastly, that sounds like it was quite a nice dream.

  • Leigh Johnson

    He is happy in your dream because he escaped the hell on earth he was living in. He hanged himself for a reason and this wife was the last person he talked to before he did it. I don’t believe in coincidences! Either something really terrible was said in that call or he really hated Disney World, which is where they were going to be over the 4th of July, according to her. #nomorebullshit
    Let’s see how long it takes AN to scrub this comment! If you see it and then it’s gone, ask yourself why and who they are in the pocket of!

    • veyham1

      Leigh. I have a brother who is in the same boat with his wife. Day by day she erodes his self-worth, esteem, and dignity. I’ve had to talk him off a ledge a few times. This is not an exception incident. There are thousands of men in this boat. That being said, just like my brother he could have cut it off a long time ago. Co-dependency is not a healthy way to live your life. Also, I still don’t believe this was a suicide and very few people do from the FACTS and the ever changing story and weird behavior from the MIL and V.

    • Cathy

      I believe he was co-dependent. He married very young and went directly from one marriage to another. He was married most of his entire adult life. It’s as though he needed a woman and marriage to be complete.

      • suz

        he was the subject of his marriages. one managed him/band, the other publicized him.

        your comment makes sense.

        i do have a preference, though. susan. the other was hollywood.

        i preferred the susan chris, not the hollywood one.

        • Cathy

          He and Susan seemed more compatible. At least they had the music connection…

  • Melissa Richard Schembri

    That’s a very nice dream, I hope he is at peace as well and I’m so glad you were able to lift much of the sadness. In addition to what Vehham1 has said about the inconsistencies surrounding his death report and timeline…the sense you had in your dream makes sense; he was not ready to die. For instance, Chris Cornell protected his life a few days before the Detroit show by driving to a gig rather than taking a plane because of inclement weather. He was planning a vacation with his wife and kids and talked about looking forward to another show to others…I don’t think he expected this to happen either… So heartbreaking, I was listening to the radio yesterday, I heard 1 Soundgarden song and 2 Audioslave songs…I have felt heartache since, but I cried for the first time since all this… Maybe because I cant let it go and I’m angry with anyone who can. I think the unknowing is what upsets me the most, that there are to many questions and the police and family don’t seem to care to pursue anything other than Ativan being the trigger. Then people say “Let him rest in peace”…that’s just another way of saying, “whatever happened, happened, forget about it”. I hope to have a dream that also lifts my pain as well. No one stopped seeking the truth for Anna Nicole Smith and until this day they talk about Kennedy and Lennon assassinations when we know they were shot! But we needed to know WHO and WHY. Chris deserves that passion to get to the truth as well…