Iggy J's ADC
It was in a dream. In this dream, I was seated beside him, sitting on a bench, and he was to my right. But he appeared to me as a ball of white light. He was a ball of light, but somehow, I recognized it as him. There were other smaller lights coming and going. I had the impression that these were other spirits - his friends, and I also had the impression that they were planning a reunion party for him.
In a moment, he turned his attention away from the coming and going lights, and toward me. And I had the thought - 'Pop, are you okay!?'. My communication with him was telepathic - he read my thoughts, and very quickly. Almost as soon as I had the thought, he answered (in thought); 'I'm okay'. And my very next thought was hard to put into words - I'd barley formed it, but it amounted to 'What about my mom (your daughter), me, my brother and sisters, my dad.....'. And again almost before I could complete this thought he answered: 'Everything is going to be okay'. And this thought, as it came to me was that the meaning of his response was along the lines of 'the whole of all of our life experiences are simply for us to experience, nothing in life should be feared, and we will all go on, and be happy together again for eternity'. Not exactly these words, because there were no words, there was just the thought - 'Everything is going to be okay', with all of that meaning behind it.
And that was it - he turned his focus back to the coming and going spirits, and planning his reunion party.
When I went back for his funeral, at the funeral home, during his showing, I
went downstairs, and in that funeral home, I saw a room full of benches, very
much like the bench in the room in that dream.
Date of experience: 1992
Length of time between death of deceased and your experience: Within 24 hours
Was the date of the experience significant in any way? It was the evening immediately following his passing away.
General geographic location of experience: Seattle, WA
Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience: I was asleep. This occurred during a dream.
Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience: Moderately severe sadness and/or grief feelings
Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience: Asleep
After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience: Wonderful
Have you had multiple experiences? Uncertain I've had one that I firmly believe was real. I've had two more that I'm uncertain about.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? No
Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them? No
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? No
Did you see the deceased? Yes
He appeared to me as a ball of white light.
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? Maybe about a minute?
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? It was a dream, and it was short.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
Peaceful, happy, maybe euphoric?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was probably real
Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real: It was so clear, and the way we communicated, telepathically, was so 'acute' - that's the best word I have for it. I suppose I would say there was a strength of presence in the communication that was different from other dreams that I've had.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
It WAS a dream.
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Amazement.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Uncertain
The memory of this has stayed with me over the years, and it has been a significant 'data point', or yardstick relative to conversations that I've had with family members, researching perspectives on the nature of God.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Getting to find out that he was okay.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain Describe: It has influenced my perspective, as I described in earlier answers in this survey.