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Experience description:  

I worked in a local restaurant.  I had worked there for 10 years.  My good friend, Heather had worked side by side with me until she discovered a lump, which was diagnosed as non Hotchkin's lymphoma. She was 26 and unusually beautiful. She had declined very quickly and I knew she didn't have much time. 

I came home very late from work.  My husband was out of town and my children were staying with their dad for the week-end. I received a call at 2:00 am that Heather had passed away.  I was very up set and sobbing.  I remember crying very hard my eyes shut and then suddenly feeling, (and this is so very hard to describe) a very peaceful calming feeling.  It slowly started at my feet and made its way up to my head.  It was the most beautiful feeling, as if to say "its alright, I'm fine!" Words cannot convey that feeling, I had never experienced that before and have not since.

I looked up, because I was feeling so at peace and comforted and noticed a small ball of light hovering above me. It was somewhat stationary yet poised to move very quickly at any second. It hovered shortly and then zoomed out of the room. 

I don't know what this was, but I definitely got the message that Heather was fine! My husband was the only person I told about this experience for a very long time.  As I've gotten older, I've felt the need to tell the people that are close to me, but it is always very uncomfortable to tell.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     The peaceful, wonderful feeling cannot be described

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Uncertain      My best friend had just died.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    During the whole thing.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    Normal consciousness and alertness

            During the whole thing.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  No      

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?            No      

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            indescribable Peace and reassurance

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No      

Did you see a light?           Yes    

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain      I don't know who the light was, my friend or a higher power.

Did you become aware of future events?       Uncertain
            I guess I'm aware now, that there is something beyond life on earth as we know it.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Uncertain      Just recently.  I was dreaming and My ex-husbands brother came to me and interrupted my dream.  I remember saying to myself, Mark why are you interrupting my dream?  Its important to note here. That I had not been in regular contact with Mark and had spoken to him maybe twice in 15 years.

Back to the dream:  He just smiled at me and said " Hi Kim".  I then woke up thinking, that was weird.  It was 4:00 am.  I laid there for a while and couldn't go back to sleep because I couldn't understand why this happened.  I then became very concerned, thinking maybe something had happened to Mark.  At this point it was 5 a.m.

I got up and emailed his sister, Cathey.  My email said. "Hi Cathey, just had a dream about Mark, have you heard from him lately?  Just worried, hope he's OK.

I then went back to sleep.  The next morning I woke up around 8:30, not really remembering what happened a few hours earlier.  The phone rang around 10:00.  It was Mark's brother calling to tell me he had died last night.  I suddenly remembered everything and couldn't believe what he was telling me.  I asked him what time he died, he told me around 4:00 am. 

I then called Cathey and said to her, Cathey, did you get the email I sent you??

We were just floored!

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     very shortly

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    Surreal

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?    I am convinced more then ever there is life after death.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real   

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           Yes     I think there is more purpose to life.  We are here for a reason.  I try to live my life on a more conscious level.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           
No            I believe in God very strongly, but don't subscribe to a particular religion.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I know my experiences aren't NDE's.  But.. there really isn't a category to which I could place these.  My experiences did occur close to the time of death, just not mine.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes