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Joel J's ADC

Experience description:  

About two years after my Mother's death I was alone in our family cabin asleep. we have had the cabin in the family since the 1920's, and it has been a special place for all of the family. I had a visitation, it was during sleep but it was not a dream. My Mother and father had come to contact me, I felt their presence and I knew somehow that they had come to communicate with me. They let me know that they were alright. My father said that I was doing well and they would not visit again. I got the feeling that was the reason for the visit, to check on my welfare, and to give me a message. My father said emphatically "Enjoy your life!" This was his message from beyond and he said it so strongly, I knew that was the most important reason for the visit. I said it was not a dream, I think that one can distinguish that which emanates from their own psyche and that which is from some external source. This was not of my mental construct, they came and the clarity of their visit and purpose is to me very certain. How can I relate this? It is a knowledge that such an experience has no relationship to a dream, this was a real contact and I possess the psychic ability to distinguish between those thoughts that are of my creation, and those that are not. I have since taken his advise, and have tried every day to enjoy my life to the fullest. He was telling me that that was the most important thing in life, to really enjoy it!

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?            Yes

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:    This was described 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?  It was both inside me and outside me at the same time in this special "dream" like media. but as mentioned this was not like any dream I ever had or will ever have, unless they visit again! They came to see me, console me of their well being, and to give me the message of the vital need to enjoy life-like that is what its all about.

            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 the same voice that my father had in life.

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no, in the mountains with no one near.

            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?         Uncertain

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         After he related his message of enjoying life it ended and I awoke.

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

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  I have related his message which has been very helpful

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:           As stated I know those thoughts which are mine and those that are not. This was not a dream, it was a loving communication from parents who still care for their son, and want to make his life fuller even after they have left this mortal coil.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

The only relation to a dream was that I was asleep, after that it had no components of a dream. It was completely different, a very unique and special event in my life.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was very happy to contact them, and was awed by the experience.

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

I know that they are ok, and feel blessed to have had the experience and the guidance.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      They came to communicate with me and give me guidance, all good!

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      I live to enjoy every day!         

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes            some form of afterlife must exist.

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
What emotions did you feel during the experience?            happy, and reflective of the communication.

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?    Yes

As stated my father gave me special knowledge about the requirement to enjoy life to the fullest, that is the purpose of life!

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

I have always possessed psychic ability before and after this experience. Let me recount a few of them. At my parents house before I moved out They were on vacation. I was just resting before sleep when I sensed An urgent call of my name in my mind. I knew that it was a close female in trouble, either my mother or girl friend. I jumped out of bed, but I could not call my girl friend because she had a new phone number, and my mother was in Mexico. The next day my girl friend called and I said did any thing happen at 11:15 last night? She said that she left work at 11:10 and was going home when at 11:15 her brakes went out, and she went out of control through a busy intersection calling out my name!

Another time I was at a Ducks Unlimited dinner with about a thousand people in attendance. The first door prize was a hunting trip, I had no special feelings. the next was a fishing trip, and as the man was looking at the ticket with my name on it, I knew that I had won! And to the amazement of the people at my table I stood up and then he read my name!

One other time- next door to me was a man in his late 80's, I never thought about his mortality. One night I went out to the trash which was between our houses and a thought came to me "its over for him" . The next day they found him at the bottom of some stairs dead. No one knew the night before, but How did I know?

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     They listen, but it is hard for them to understand without the experience themselves. They agree with my father's message though.

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