July 29th 2009 I had a dream that my Grandfather who was previously deceased about 2 years brought my Grandmother to me (who at the time was alive, and living with me). He didn't say anything, and just stayed in the background, and she told me that she had only 10 months to live. I was scared, and shocked by this, because she was not sick at the time (or so we thought). I shared my dream with my mother, and boyfriend, and also recorded it in a dream journal I have been keeping since the time of my Grandfathers death. I did not share the dream with my Grandmother, I did not want to upset her. In February of 2009, my Grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, and was given a few months to live. She passed May 24th 2009, 10 months 3 weeks and 4 days after my dream.
This brings me to experience #2, which happened this morning. My mother came to me and said, "Did you put Grandma's salt shaker in the microwave?" I had no idea what she was talking about. The salt shaker that she always used to use, which we thought was lost, appeared without reason inside the closed microwave. It was last used the day before, and the salt shaker was no where to be found. The door was shut, and no salt was spilled. I personally suspect this was her way of telling us she was still with us.
I plan to tell you a
little later more details on my Grandfather, including the dreams which inspired
my dream journal.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? Though she was alive and well sleeping downstairs, she told me in my dream that she was going to die in 10 months. She passed 10 months 3 weeks and 4 days from that dream.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real
Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real: I think my grandfather was trying to prepare me by having my grandmother give me the information on her passing. As for the salt shaker incident, it was inside the microwave after missing for weeks. I have no explanation as to how it got there, other than my grandmother.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
experience 1 was a dream
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: during experience 1 I was very upset and worried for my grandmother, I did not want her to go. I was also hopeful that it was indeed just a dream. during experience 2 I was happy, relieved, and sad all at the same time. Glad to know she was here, but still missing her.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? No
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Realization that she is gone (worst), but being ready for her departure thanks to the dream and knowing she's still around (best).
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain Describe: It's not directly impacting my daily life, but it's something I think about very often.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes Experience 1, the dream, was written in my book (logged by date) and told through mouth to my mother and boyfriend. It foretold my grandmothers death, which happened when the dream said it would
What emotions did you feel during the experience? see above
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
experience 1 was a dream I had, however experience 2 was witnessed by both my mother and I
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Very accurate foretelling of my grandmothers passing
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Mother believed me about the dream, and she was part of experience 2.
My boyfriend didn't
believe in the dream until my grandmothers passing. He does not know about
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Uncertain
posted entries in blog
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? NR
Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? No
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