Anan B's ADC
My Grandmother (Nan) had died 3 days before the experience and I was very close to her. When she died, I asked to be alone with the body for a few moments. During that time, I sang her a song as a parting gift. On the third day after she died, I went to sleep and had a dream so vivid that I can still recall the details clearly today.
In the dream I felt completely disembodied. I was floating in the middle of the living room. My Mum and brother (who are both alive) were sitting watching the TV. I could see my Nan in the kitchen making something. The kitchen and living room were connected by a hatch that was a square hole in the wall about 4 feet off the ground. I turned to my Mum and said 'Nan is alive.' My mum said 'No.' My brother stood up and walked out and then appeared in the kitchen talking to my Nan. I then floated to the hatch and said to my Nan 'So you made it to heaven.' My Nan replied, 'No, I just found God.' Then she turned to point out the window and as she did, I felt myself grow very small as I floated through the hatch. Then I floated towards the window and there was a net curtain on the window. I floated between the fibers of the of the curtain without disturbing them. In a great rush, I flew towards the sky and it was the most dazzling blue I had ever seen. I felt at peace.
A few years before my Nan died and I was feeling very philosophical. I once said
to her, 'God is the horizon I run towards and even if I never touch it I will
always run towards it'. And that 'the sky was the horizon between this world and
the next'. I feel that this dream was her parting gift to me.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Throughout the dream
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Same
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. scale of things seem to have less meaning.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Same
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Awe
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No
Did you see an unearthly light? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience? No
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you come to a border or point of no return? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness suggesting that there either is (or is not) continued existence after earthly life (“life after death”)? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that God or a supreme being either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that you either did (or did not) exist prior to this lifetime? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness that a mystical universal connection or unity/oneness either does (or does not) exist? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s meaning or purpose? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding earthly life’s difficulties, challenges, or hardships? No
During your experience, did you encounter any specific information / awareness regarding love? No
During your experience, did you encounter any other specific information / awareness that you have not shared in other questions that is relevant to living our earthly lives? No
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose? No
What occurred during your experience included: Content that was both consistent and not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience My Nan was very spiritual but at he time I was studying Physics at university.
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience more accurately than other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
My experience directly resulted in: Moderate changes in my life
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Yes There is meaning and purpose to this life.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was probably real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain Maybe I approach things differently
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain