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Diane M's ADC

Experience description:  

Lying in my bed, drifting off to sleep I felt a light breeze go across me, from right to left. The handles on my dresser rattled on my left, I was awake then. Then my father said "Diane, how many times have I told you to trust in the Lord", then there was a rushing, rushing wind that passed over me from left to right.

Was the 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:     Explained above.  

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?   Outside of me. 

If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?     It was my father's voice, strong and clear.     

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  

Describe where and how you were touched:     No

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   N/A  

Was anything communicated by the touch?   N/A

Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   N/A

Did you see the deceased?   No                      

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     Loving, concerned.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?   When I had trials in life, my father, when alive, would say "Trust in the Lord", among other things.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?    Experience was definitely real    The experience was so real. My fit father began experiencing serious back pain. After several doctor visits he found out he had cancer and had 2 weeks to 2 months to live, he lived 2 weeks from diagnosis. He went downhill so fast. He was on a lot of pain medication, so his speech was limited and quiet. When he came to me after his passing his voice was normal, strong and clear.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    No   

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?    Yes    I had been feeling like I had an elephant on my shoulders since my Dad's diagnosis and death. The morning after he spoke to me I woke up and that feeling was gone! I had my head slightly tilted left when my dad spoke to me, and the next morning my right ear felt "cleaned out" (poor description, I know), and did all day.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    Hearing my father's strong healthy voice again, delivering a familiar and encouraging message to me. No worst part.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?    Yes    Well, I got a divorce six months later from my husband at the time.   

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?    Yes    Though I was still very sad, I no longer felt burdened by my sadness.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?    Yes    It totally confirmed my belief in the afterlife.

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?           No   

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?    No   

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

Did you see a light?    No   

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?   No   

Have you shared this experience with others?    Yes    Family right away. All were curious and respectful.  One sister said dad was behind her and called her name the same day as my experience, but she was not open to it and said "I don't want this, Dad." Nothing more happened.

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?      No   

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