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Experience description:  

My dog died 10 weeks ago on June 5 2012. I loved her so much. She stuck to me like glue all her life. She was a lovely girl in so may ways. One of the most beautiful characters I have ever known. She was a small shorthaired Hungarian Viszla cross, a gorgeous looking mutt, gentle of nature, and very intelligent. She helped me SO MUCH to find my True Self that I used to joke that she was an Angel come to befriend me.

        I was utterly heartbroken. This was like my little sister dying.

        A couple of days after her death I had two nice dreams in which she was in the house, and seemed happy and normal. Then no more dreams....at all.

        Instead, something else started happening. I began to sense her presence, though there were no "phenomena" of any kind. I sensed beautiful waves of affection from her. These would happen at anytime, usually unexpectedly, would last a minute or two, make me laugh or smile, and fill me with joy, then slowly pass away. But the sense in me was that she had not died. Her love and her spirit still existed, that she loved me and was happy. Whenever that happened the effect would last for hours, drying my tears and uplifting my emotions.

        I had about 4 events like that.

        Then on Saturday morning August 11th, I woke at six. I got up for a while then decided about 8am to lie down. I wasn't sleepy, but just wanted to rest and relax my body. I have had some pain and numbness in my hand, and relaxing my body helps that.

        Very soon I heard a buzzing sound, then my legs started to float up. I was immediately aware what this was. I was going out of body in an Astral projection. It had happened to me before spontaneously, but not very often and I could hardly ever get my full body out, just arms and legs! But often I'd be able to see or hear things.

        Anyway my legs floated right up. I did a reality check to make sure I was fully conscious and had normal awareness (asked myself what my name was, what approximate time it was, what day, what date, what I was actually doing at that moment (i.e. lying in bed for a rest) etc) All answers were correct, and I felt myself to be fully conscious, Not dreaming.

        I had no more pain in my hands when they were out. I was glad. Then I wondered if I might see my dog, but also wondered if she might have moved on in the spirit world. I thought I'd risk trying, but guessed I might be disappointed and prepared myself.

        I called her name. In a flash, I heard a "stumbly sound" in the room, then a little bump, and though I couldn't actually SEE her, my hands found her head as she jumped against the side of the bed. I recognized the feel of her. It was so clear, so distinct. She was warm, just as she was when alive. The warmth of her surprised me by the incredible sense of life in her. She started moving as I rubbed her ears, her head and neck. Her ears got a bit bent back by my hands and I could feel their texture just as she was when alive. I was so very very happy I can hardly describe how. There was no death. Just love. From her and from me.

It was a very plain and simple experience but truly showed me there is no death. Just transition to other dimensions.

        That was it. I came back to body. Once back, there were no phenomena of any kind. But all day I felt her love coming to me, making me laugh and smile. 

This experience has proved to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that not only is death not the end, but our loved ones can, and may, return to us on occasion. I can't discern the protocols of these things...how they can happen, and when, etc. But all I can say is love is a strong factor.

Whether this experience would also apply to a deceased Human loved one, again, I don't know. I have never had this same experience with a Human who has died. 

A small thing that added a personal validity to this experience was not clear at first, but became clearer to me a couple of days later. I wondered why she had "stumbled" against the side of the bed. Then I realized that would have been most likely what she would have done if she had approached my bed suddenly in her physical body. She could be a little clumsy like that at times. This anomaly seems to rule out for me, at least, the notion that she could have been a "memory"...mental projection of some kind...hallucination, etc. She was just too "real" for that.    

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      


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      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Fully conscious and aware with clarity of responses and sensations.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I couldn't see anything, but I could hear, and feel with my (out-of-body) hands and arms.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            First pretty normal but relaxed, then happy.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Buzzing noise at first which went away in a couple of seconds. Then the only sounds I heard were my own voice calling my dog's name, and her moving around.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No           

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     My dog. I didn't see her, but heard her and felt her head and the texture of her ears and fur with my (out-of-body) hands. This all took place at the edge of my bed.  What was communicated was love, loyalty, and the normal friendship and bond I always have had with her.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

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

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            Sight not present (though physically I am fully-sighted) Hearing normal. Sense of touch normal. Sense of smell I didn't notice.

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     I suddenly knew there is no death. Even for my dog. I knew it instantly and am not scared at all of death.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       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 have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Although I felt strongly there probably is a life after death before this happened, after the experience I now KNOW there is.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has cheered me up. It took away all sadness about my dog dying for nearly a week.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I now KNOW there is life after death. I don't believe it, I know it.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I shared it with other people grieving for their dead loved ones. Some seemed uplifted my my account, some probably thought I was only dreaming it, only one person I know of truly knew what I was talking about. I sensed that they all realized I was telling them the truth, not lying, but those who haven't had an out of body experience probably found it hard to relate to what happened to me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Peacefulness, happiness, a "noble" feeling, followed days later by being a little bit scared of going out of body again in case my dog isn't there next time!

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part -knowing my dog exists and seems quite happy after physical death, and could still be present in a dimension very close to me. I can sense her presence sometimes in her affection and love, which I can sometimes sense while I am in the physical body.

The worst part-not knowing where she goes when she withdraws. Probably she is fine, but I wish I knew!

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning 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 the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     I said all I need to say I think

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Can't think of any right now