In my dream I was standing at the head of my parents driveway (where we grew up and they still live) looking down the street. I saw a man riding a bicycle and approaching me. What struck me was that the clothes he was wearing were inappropriate for the beautiful 60-70 degree climate in the dream. He had on a green military type coat with the fur lined hood covering his head. As he approached my curiosity grew. Why the heck is this man riding his bike wearing that coat on a day like today. The bicyclist approached but stopped a little ahead of me as if teasing me. I yelled out my brother's name, "Steve, is that you?". He pulled the hood down to expose his beaming face. He didn't look like the old man the cancer had turned him into but a healthy vibrant man of 20's or early 30's. I couldn't get over the sparkle in his eyes and the rose colored glow of his face. I hugged and kissed him with sheer glee. I looked at his face again and he beamed at my loving gestures. He then looked just above my head and said "not bad, it almost goes all the way around". I took this to mean some type of light or halo was almost complete above my head.
I asked him how he was. He assured me he was well. I began to ask him about the beauty he must've experienced but he stopped me. I got the feeling I was asking too much from him and I was not supposed to put him in this position.
Steve's 3 children meant the whole world to him. In the dream, after we exchanged our communication I had the children run out of my parents house. I'm assuming it was somehow my way of letting Steve see his kids.
Sadly, I never actually said goodbye in this dream (although I did in life).
Steve had kept the promise he had made me when he was sick. He promised me he would try to communicate with me if he could. He did.
Two elements struck me about this dream. One, he was riding a bike similar to the one he bought just before he became terminally ill. in life he only rode it twice. Two, his feeling of accomplishment. It's almost as if he was overjoyed with himself that he was actually able to make this communication work. It's like he was amazed at what he had done.
still recall the details to his visitation.
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 of you, or did you not hear a voice or sound but had a knowing of what was communicated? we had a conversation in my dream
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar to the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? He was himself as if he were here now.
How clearly did you hear the deceased? vividly
Is there any possibility that what you heard was from any other source 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
Where and how were you touched? I could feel him as a person when I hugged him but when I kissed him I don't think I felt him. I didn't feel skin.
Was the touch familiar? Very familiar. I knew it was my brother. No doubt to me.
Was anything communicated by the touch? loving gestures of siblings.
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience? no
Did you see the deceased? Yes
Describe the appearance of the deceased: in the dream described above.
How clearly did the deceased appear? solid I think. The clothes were solid
How much of the deceased did you see? all
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? appeared healthy and younger.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? Cancer made my brother look like he was ninety. His whole physical body was destroyed. In the dream he was fit, athletic and very healthy. Wholesome-looking.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience? no
How long did the experience last? unsure
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? beginning was gradual but ending was sudden.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? He was delighted to see me. He had pure joy on his face. I could tell he missed me/us.
Describe: He was delighted to see me. He had pure joy on his face. I could tell he missed me/us.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience? Relaxed
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Overjoyed to see and have contact with him. It was a very loving and accepting exchange between a brother and sister.
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have:
I believe my brother fulfilled his promise to me. he was one who always kept a promise if he could.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
Describe: He's happy and OK. This experience has helped to heal others. Oddly, when I told my mother about my dream she said she could picture it vividly. perhaps Steve's way of helping my Mom too.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
Describe: We are spiritual beings here on earth for a purpose. When the purpose is fulfilled we return home to God and our deceased loved ones.
Have you ever made a death compact? Yes
Describe: Several years ago my great grandmother passed away. I'd told Steve that she had visited me in a dream soon thereafter to let me know heaven was beautiful and she was OK. Steve believed the dream to be a true communication as I did. A few days before his passing Steve told me he would visit me if he could, "just like Great Grammy".
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Yes
Describe: I had two prior occasions. My great Grandmother was one and another spirit was the other. I did not know this other spirit.
To the best of your knowledge, did the deceased, during their life, ever have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual experience? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Describe: With the other spirit I felt she wanted me to go with her. I too wanted to go with her badly but the time was not right. She understood. A sense of time was unavailable.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
I had a sense that another "world" existed and this unknown spirit wanted to
show it to me.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
At least in the dream. This spirit did not communicate with her mouth. She
communicated telepathically and I understood her thoughts.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Describe: I was 16 when this experience with the spirit took place. It happened before my dream with my great grandmother. I was so moved by this dream I wrote poetry, painted pictures etc. I didn't want to see her again for a long time but I trusted her and felt she was good and meant no harm to me. I got the feeling she was protective of me.
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? I knew there was a heaven or another place we go after death. Our body is only a "coat" we were. When the coat is warn out or destroyed our spirits are free.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
many people were in awe. probably some didn't understand. I'm careful who I
share these experiences with. many people have never come close to
understanding themselves or a world beyond.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Uncertain
Describe: I may have sent this experience to you folks before.
emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience?
Joy, sadness, a sense of relief.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best was seeing Steve as he pulled down the hood. The worst was when I left as the children entered the scene. It's as if I sensed he only had a short time. His gift to me was his visitation to me. My gift to him was putting the children into the dream and not being selfish with his short visitation.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: I now know Steve is OK and will greet me when I'm ready to go to heaven.
Did the questions asked and information you provided
accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire: no. Thank you for the opportunity to relive my experience again.