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Carina's ADC

Experience description:  

EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION:
         I was awake and felt something drawing me to it, something like an alpha state...  And I found myself seated in a boat, surrounded by a very clear, blue sea.  A feeling of incredible peace surrounded me.  I was very upset by the death of my father.  He had committed suicide a few years earlier and I couldn't assimilate his absence from my life nor not knowing what had caused him to do that.  At that moment of peace I looked ahead and saw my father smiling as he was accustomed to do, with that special way of smiling he had, full of tranquility.  He sat down next to me at a table and having him in from of me I asked him:  "Papa, how are you."
He responded, "Daughter, I'm now OK...  Be at peace...  Don't cry anymore.  I am now fine."
I then said to him, "Papa, may I ask you a couple of questions?"
Smiling, he said as if already knowing what I was going to ask him, "I won't be able to answer some questions."
"That doesn't matter," I told him.  "I still want to ask you."
He just smiled.
I asked, "When I die, will you be waiting for me?"
He said, "That's a long way away for you."
"But will you be there?"
"Be at peace.  I will be waiting there for you."
I said to him, "May I ask you one more question?"
He smiled, knowing what I was going to ask him.  Nevertheless, this didn't deter my anxious question.  "Why?", I asked referring to his suicide.
"I can't tell you that," he said.
Suddenly I felt an blow that returned me to my body and it was as if I had awaken once again in my bed.  I knew it hadn't  been a dream because everything was very real.  I was there with him.  I know he's OK.  This has left me at peace and accepting.
 
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          No     
 
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No     
 
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?  At all times
 
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:       It was the peace and tranquility of the moment  that made me feel my state of consciousness was superior to normal, as well as the fine details of the memory that has stayed with me despite the passing years.
 
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   The sea was incredibly clear, the sky was a brilliant blue. 
 
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.)?          No     
 
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes
 
What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Incredible peace.  A sensation that everything surrounding me was in harmony. 
 
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?        No     
 
Did you see a light?         Uncertain     Everything was very clear...much more so than normal, but no particular light. 
 
Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    My father transmitted peace, security and tranquility to me. 
 
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    As I described the sea earlier
 
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?     Yes    We have to await our own time in order to really comprehend what it is like on the other side. 
 
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No     
 
Did you become aware of future events?      Yes.  And if I really concentrate I can see people who have already died.
 
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?       Yes    I always had a certain perceptual gift, but it has become sharper since that time.  As I said before, I can see people who have died although I don't do it all the time.
 
Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    Months, perhaps a year afterwards. Some believed it was a dream, others no.  I spoke with a priest about my experience and about what I can see and he told me it was part of my essence.
 
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    I have always viewed my experience in the same way.  I know I was with my father and that he told me he was fine.
 
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? The whole experience was meaningful to me. 
 
How do you currently view the reality of your experience:          Experience was definitely real         I see it as an expansion of the knowledge about myself and an advance at the personal level.
 
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?          Yes    My faith has increased and I know that there is another life after this one. 
 
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes    As I said, my faith has increased. 
 
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?          Yes    But without medications and with another person in front of me who saw that I wasn't asleep. 
 
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?          I don't think there is anything to add.  I have detailed everything that happened at that time.
 
Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes