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Experience description:  

I was a child around the age of 3-4.  I remember waking up from what I called a 'dream' at the age.  I told my parents that grandma visited me and we played games, watched movies and sung songs.  I also described exactly what she was wearing upon her burial yet I never actually saw her or attended the funeral as a child or had little understanding of what had happened.  Now as an adult....I remember it better.  There was a feeling of innocent, utter bliss and happiness but with an underlying theme of power/strength shown through this light that surrounded everything.  I felt that I was there and we did stuff for a long long long time but it also felt like it lasted 2 seconds.  It really felt amazing.  I was there for maybe days but it only lasted 3-5 seconds as a dreamy type of theme.  The last thing I remember is my grandma floating up directly above the bed waving goodbye with a bright glow around her.  I sometimes feel that I am making it up but then realize that it wasn't a dream and the more I think about it as an adult today, the more information I can decipher and understand.  It truly is an odd yet wonderful experience. The area I was in was cloudy/light/white happy as I moved to scene to scene of us either singing/playing etc.  I only saw my dead grandma (depicted as an angel or spirit no wings though) and myself.  I wish I could go back!

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     As a child my family always told me about me recalling the experience and I myself had memories of it.  Not until I was able to look into it more as an adult did I realize what was happening.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Uncertain      I was a child and it was within the week my grandma died and had her funeral.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    The last third of the experience was the most upsetting and exciting. Remember, I may have experiences eternity so the feeling compared to time and in relation to what I felt is self contradicting.....I knew she was leaving but it was weird as she floated away I awoke from the dream.  I guess I was most aware and enlightened at the end of it and I am so thankful God gave me the chance to experience it.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:            The last third of the experience was the most upsetting and exciting. Remember, I may have experiences eternity so the feeling compared to time and in relation to what I felt is self contradicting.....I knew she was leaving but it was weird as she floated away I awoke from the dream.  I guess I was most aware and enlightened at the end of it and I am so thankful God gave me the chance to experience it.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  Yes     Everything seemed more enhanced or real...like it was the most basic/truthful thing out there compared to real life.  It made this life seem fake/constructed versus the truth of the other world (cloudy/timelessness area I was in with bright white light/clouds gold softness backgrounds...Im trying my best to remember it all)

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
            Uncertain     

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?             TRUTH/PEACE/HAPPINESS/TIMELESSNESS/LOVE/DETERMINATION/FUN

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          Uncertain      I don't remember a tunnel or enclosure but I did transition above my bed into a different lighter/white/light area.

Did you see a light?           Yes     bright white light unexplainable around my grandma and in the surrounding environments.....you could feel the light it had its own character and emotion it portrayed.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     Just my grandma who had already died earlier in the week.  We just did stuff we used to do before she died...watched a movie, sang, played a board game, laughed.  I feel like there was more and it may be revealed to me as I go throughout life...remember I was only 3-4 so if I was shown something I may have not understood it.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

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

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?            Yes     Just a realm of light/soft cloud comforting background.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I can explain the experience as follows...It felt like it all happened in 3 seconds but when it was happening it felt like I was there and could think and did do stuff for days. Eternity?

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       Uncertain              I feel like the experience reveals itself to me through my memory as I get older and am able to recall/understand/interpret the experience.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Uncertain      I do know that I felt something as a child...happy/sense of knowing/indestructibility/relaxation/purpose because I knew or may have had contact with God's realms etc.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     the day I woke up I told my family and they were surprised because I was just a child and was saying things/details I wouldn't of known otherwise etc.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real   

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            Just being there was important. I never felt anything like it before in my life.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real            Because I saw my grandma and she was buried in her wedding dress and I didn't know that when I described it as a child to my family/parents.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           
Yes     Enhanced/Solidified my belief in God-

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No                  

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