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1. My father passed away last year.  I am not in the same city, and he had been ill for some time.  He was in the hospital and we knew that he had only a few days left.  I awoke from a deep sleep hearing myself say "Dad" and there he was standing, holding his hands together in front as he always did.  I knew immediately that he had come to tell me goodbye.  My family told me that those last few days they would ask him where he was he kept saying he was at "Cindy's" and you see, he was.  My husband had to go out of town and my youngest daughter and myself were alone.  I know that he was with us watching us, because he knew that we were alone.  My dad waited until my husband returned to pass away.  Upon returning to my house after picking up my husband, my daughter was on the phone with my sister, I knew that he was passing on.  He waited until my husband was home.  Don't ask me how I know this.  I just do.  My dad always took care of us.  Making sure we were okay. That was his last act of kindness, making sure that my daughter and I would not be alone, and that my husband would be with us.

2.  A few months after my dad passed, I saw him in my dreams.  We were at a convention, and he was talking to people he knew, and I was talking to another group.  He was upset because "I should not of been there".  But he was well, doing what he loved most, being involved.

3.  Recently I had surgery, but a few days before I did, I had a dream in which I kept telling my dad to breathe...just breathe...not to be afraid...only thing was although I was telling him to breathe, it was his voice I heard saying "Breathe".  After my surgery, I believe I had an out of body experience.  I could see my face, I was standing next to it and the anesthesiologist was telling me, "Come on Cindy, breathe, breathe, come on you can do it, breathe"...and then I was in my body, I could feel myself settle in, and I remembered my dad's voice telling me to breathe and I took in the longest breath.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

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

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    To breathe.  From my dad.  With my grandmother, see knew I was pregnant with my first child, and we communicated telepathically.  I asked her how it was, being in heaven, and she just smiled and told me that was not a question to ask, but that she knew I was pregnant, and that all would be well.

            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?  Inside of me, within my soul.

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

When in my dreams they appear at about the same age as when they passed.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            When my dad appeared, it was as if an apparition.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       his entire body

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       yes

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            healthier, more like when he was well

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

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      Uncertain

How long did the experience last?        A few seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Awakening was sudden, and as he faded out, slowly

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

He communicated with me that he was just watching over me, and that it was his time.

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:           I have always felt things, known things, dreamt things.  I did not ask for this, and it is just recently that I am more vocal about it.  A palm reader, one of my coworkers asked me if I knew I had the "Gift"...I responded, gift or curse?  Sometimes what I see, should not be seen...man's inhumanity with one another....and sometimes, yes, it is a gift...but I did not ask for this...I am trying to learn to deal with it....

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

At times it is in dreams, at other times it is an instant, a flash of seeing a vision, and other times, by touching someone I know something....and sometimes I know instinctively that I must reach out and place my hand on their shoulder...I don't know how I know...I just do....

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           When it is the ugliness, the bad scenes I see...or the bad visions I see...it is an overwhelming sadness, weight...that may take a day or two to leave me...but when it is what I call the "Good Ones"...oh, the joy, elation....I can not rightfully describe....

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

Knowing that what I see, or feel, or hear, or even smell...is as it should be...that sometimes just smiling at someone allows them to tell me what they are feeling....or that by the simple gesture of laying my hand on their shoulder comforted them...I do what I can...when I can

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Happiness...and sadness

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   No       Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes            yes...that there are different realms of being conscious...different planes...God is ever loving,

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

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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?    No

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes

I have known when things may happen...it is accurate...tsunami...I dream it before, a fire in a hotel in Puerto Rico as a teen ager, I saw the vision...a death of someone by hugging them and knowing they would be passing on, or a dream and awaking knowing that person had passed on...

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

I have been aware of this since being a child

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

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

As a child I was awakened with my bedroom window breaking, and then realizing that there were 3 people, angels, what have you...in these white robes...patting the bed by my feet telling me..."Cindy, Cindy wake up, wake up Cindy"...I could see them in my mind and hear them although my eyes were shut closed...I froze, and started praying "Angel of God...." and kept repeating it until at last I feel asleep.  My mom in the morning came in, and could not believe that I did not wake up when the window broke, the room was freezing...but I did not tell her what really happened....

Did you see a light?           Yes  More of an "Aura" about them

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

I have been in other parts of the world....knowing I was there...seeing things through the eyes of others....

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     Very rarely...I am afraid people will think I am crazy

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?       What am I supposed to do with this?

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 

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