Kathy King's ADC
My Aunt passed away in August this year-2015 (my mom's sister) but the dream I had was only of my mom. My aunt has been like my 2nd mom ever since mom passed away in Dec 2009. I should add too that the last month or so has been very stressful for me, as I am the only one taking care of all of her affairs now, so I am a bit overwhelmed. One night a couple of weeks ago (I'd say approx Sept 13, 2015) I had a vivid dream that I was by myself in my Aunt's house after she passed away and I was standing in her kitchen, facing her living room. I immediately had this thought to myself 'wow, the house is so strangely quiet', (she usually had her TV blaring when I'd visit once a week). As soon as I had this thought to myself I looked slightly to my right and my Mom was standing there. All she did was reach down and pick up my hand and held it in hers, and with her other hand just started stroking my hand, heavily, but very slowly. I fully remember it felt like it conveyed to me NOTHING BUT LOVE. She said nothing and I said nothing. I was just in awe of what was happening and it felt so real. This stroking of my hand...it was a deliberate and purposeful kind of stroking and felt like she cared deeply what I was going through (am still going through) and she is always there by my side. The last thing I remember in the dream is looking down at her hand while she was still stroking it. It was HER hand, same pudgy fingers and all. After I awoke it really didn't make me sad. I felt deep down that it was a visit from my mom letting me know everything was going to be OK and I still remember it so vividly. I feel happy about it because it's something I will always treasure.
Was the experience difficult to express in words? 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? Yes
Describe where and how you were touched: On my hand
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Yes, it felt just like her touch, very motherly.
Was anything communicated by the touch? Yes. It felt like she was stroking my hand to tell me everything will be OK and 'I'm here'.
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? 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 Calm and soothing, understanding, deep empathy.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? Not really
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real Though it was a dream and not actually physical, I feel deep down that through our minds/spirits, it was a true visit from my mother to connect with me at this very stressful time in my life in which I feel so alone in dealing with.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was the emotional comforting I received from my mother. The worst part was having to 'lose' her again as it was in a dream and had to wake up.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? No
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? 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