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Experience description:  

After my mother's funeral, I went to New York to stay with my oldest sisters in New York.  It was about two months after my mother had passed.  My oldest sister had just come home from work, about 3:00 AM, and I heard her in the bathroom, washing up for bed.  She said she heard someone in the hallway call her name in a raspy voice - twice.  She came out of the bathroom and into the room I was with my other sister.  She asked if either one of us had called her, and we told her no, so she went back to the bathroom, but a moment later, I turned over on my right side, hoping to go back to sleep.  This is when I felt a feather-like touch on my left shoulder, and immediately I became paralyzed.  My eyes were closed, and the only thing I could do was hear.  I heard my mother's soft laugh.  It was as if she, with her supernatural powers, controlled my body.  She didn't want me to use any part of my earthly, physical being, not even see her with my physical eyes.  She called me by name.  I thought, why is Mother calling me.  Doesn't she know that I can't open my mouth to answer her?  She called me a second time, as if requesting my response.  She wanted me to acknowledge her voice, her presence.  But, again, I kept quiet, frightened, not knowing what to do.  How was I to communicate with her, I wondered. 

Then, a third time, she called me by name.  With strong surprise, I answered - TELEPATHICALLY.  Because I did not, or could not, open my mouth.  I said "yes Mother."  She told me that she was okay, and that when I return to S. C. to go and live with my father, because he was all that I had.  She said, Okay? - seeking another telepathic response from me.  I answered telepathically, okay Mother.  Seconds later, she showed me a beautiful scene of where she was, a park-like setting near water, beautiful green grass, flowers, and her friends who all were very happy.  Everything there, including the blades of grass, was so alive and vivid.  My mother looked very happy.  She wore a red skirt and a white blouse.  She stepped on a cloud and came closer to me.  I don't know where I was, but I seemed suspended somewhere in the air.  Nevertheless, she smiled as she sat on the white cloud, and within seconds, she was gone. 

This was my first time experiencing this type of communication with someone deceased - communication in the spirit.  AND NOW I KNOW THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH HERE ON EARTH, AND I'VE COMMUNICATED WITH MY DECEASED MOTHER.  I AM CONVINCED HEAVEN EXISTS.  Nevertheless, when I arrived home in S.C. at my father's house, I immediately told him about my experience.  Surprisingly, he did not appear shocked or surprised.  He said, as he sat in his rocking chair, "so she finally caught up with you, did she?"  Everyone looked at Father in amazement.  I said, "what do you mean, finally caught up with me?"  Father said, "your brother John (who lived right down the street) had a visit from your mother too, and she asked him where you were.  He told your mother that you were in New York with your sister."  Believe me, if this wasn't confirmation that Mother really visited me, then what is?!

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

description of my mother's environment, how we communicated, how she moved

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?  Her voice was apparently transmitted telepathically.

            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 voice was my mother's.

            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?            Yes  Mother touched me on the shoulder, very gently, softly.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   no.

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  Instantly, I became paralyzed.

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

Did you see the deceased?         No

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

How long did the experience last?        About four or five minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Gradual, both.

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

My mother was very happy.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  No.  She gave advice.

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:           It was somewhat confirmed after my father informed me that Mother had been searching for me.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Very shocked that I could hear Mother's voice, speak to her telepathically.  As well, I thought that this could not be happening.  As well, I was frightened.

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

I could deal with Mother's death much better, even at the age of 16.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was seeing my mother again and she was happy.  The worst part was having to separate from her again.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     More confidence in believing in the existence of an afterlife.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     God definitely exists, and there is an afterlife.

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?        No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Great joy in knowing that there is life after death and that my mother was in a good place AND SHE WAS HAPPY.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Uncertain

My mother was informed on where to find me by a brother in S.C.

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

Altered space, as I didn't know where I was anymore, even though I lay in bed.

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

Our souls/spirits live on after our earthly death.

Did you become aware of future events?       No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain

Since this experience, I had others.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            Yes

I saw other people with my mother whom I did not know.

Did you see a light?           Yes    A sort of unearthly, heavenly lightness surrounded Mother and her friends.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My father was not surprised, as my brother had informed him that Mother had been looking for me.

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

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       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?           Yes 

partly out of body experience, yes.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    no