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Anita C's ADC

Experience description:  

I was very upset about attending the funeral and my husband came to me in a dream. I remember visiting a house with a winding staircase, I had to walk to the top of it. when I reached the top there was a room and I opened the door and saw my husband on the bed alive. I said to him ' oh my god, you're alive I was so scared I thought you died' and he said ' I did, but I'm fine'. I said to him that I was going to his funeral today and he said ' I know'. I then looked at him and I saw that he looked very different almost plastic like. He was also looking at himself up and down and thinking how strange he looked. I made a joke that it looked like he had Botox and he laughed. then we went outside on the street and I noticed that he was not walking but was almost 2 inches off the ground floating. I told him how upset I was and he said to me that I shouldn't be upset that where he went was 'cool'. he said to me do you want to see where I went and I said yes. by now I was holding our 9 year old daughters hand and he led me to an entrance, a large round glowing white light entrance. he told me I had to leave Anya outside and I had to come in but leave as soon as I went in to the circle. I held his hand and I went in. I felt such warmth and heat and relaxation and he told me that was what he felt when he died and then he made me go straight back out of the circle. I felt cold again and was with Anya, I then woke up. 

After I woke up I went and told my brother Sanj and he had had virtually the same dream as me at the same time with the same staircase. he did not see any circle but he remembers seeing Anya standing crying by herself and he went to comfort her. 

the following night Anya also dreamed about her dad and she said he came to get her and told her that he was fine and that he took her to the shops and it was an expensive shop but everything was cheap, he said he also took her somewhere else but she cannot remember. 

All 3 of us feel very shocked and yet at peace with our dreams and know that he genuinely visited each of us as we are so close. I am a lawyer, my brother an architect and so we are amazed by our dream. people may think us mad but we know he came to reassure us.

The amazing thing is that when I did see him for the first time at the funeral parlor the day after my dream the building was the same as my dream, his coffin was in the same position as the bed he was in in my dream and he looked just like my dream- as if he had Botox- he prepared me for what I was to see and made me realize his soul was separate from his physical body. Isn't that amazing?

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them?            No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally or outside of you, inside you, or did you not hear a voice or sound, but had a sense of knowing what was communicated?  I hear him speaking to me at home internally.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           the same

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   no

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes  in a dream

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes

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:           he showed me what his physical body post death looked like and it was just like my dream when I saw him

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes 

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           elated to be with him, warm and relaxed, closure

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      wanting to have the dream again so that I can see him again

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes           

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I believe wholly in the soul

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes    

Death Compacts are when two or more living people promise among themselves that whoever dies first will try to contact the other(s).  Have you ever made such a compact?   Uncertain

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes He showed me where his body was being kept and the room and position his coffin was in although in the dream he was sitting in a bed when I saw him

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            felt so happy- I knew it was not a dream but that I had really met him and when I spoke to my brother he had exactly the same dream at the same time- we were both freaked out. he said the same words to my brother

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

Did you become aware of future events?       Uncertain

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            No

Did you see a light?           Yes

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?            Yes

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     my family - my mother was scared

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   No

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 

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes