Recently I had this very vivid dream. The room had a giant picture window over looking majestic mountains. Several of us were sitting there just eating and chatting, enjoying life. I am not sure who all the people were, but I do remember that Mike was there. All of a sudden the furthest and tallest mountain erupted in a volcano. Smoke and ashes rising high the air. We all watched in awe. After a few seconds it stopped. Then the earth shook violently. The earth was angry and all around the mountains erupted in volcanoes. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. Volcanoes everywhere, there seems to one erupting right under us. Immediately, I knew this was the end. This was how I was going to die. Then everything turned white. I tried to reach for Mike's hand but he was too far away. I remember just feeling very curious to experience what would happen next and said aloud, "it's going to be okay". Then I woke up.
I have had dreams before where knew I was going to die. Usually, I'm in a car that is careening off a cliff, and everything goes black and I wake up terrified with my heart pounding. A couple of things about this volcano dream really surprised me. First, at the end everything turned white, and not black, as I would have expected. And second, I had no fear, just excitement to experience what was going to happen next. And, I didn't wake up with my heart pounding uncontrollably. This dream seems to say to me that we don't need to fear death, it is just a part of life and another step in our progression back to Heavenly Father.