Lisa A's ADC
My daughter loved to travel and after she was killed, we spread her ashes across the US in her favorite locations. When I was a child, my Aunt introduced my sister and I to Cassadaga. Cassadaga is a spiritualist camp located in Florida about an hour from Jacksonville where we grew up. My daughter studied metaphysics and I told her of the camp. During our many trips to Florida we planned to go, but never did for various reasons. After spreading her ashes in St. Augustine, one of her favorite places, we went to place some of her ashes in the cemetery there.
My sister who studies metaphysics, myself, my son and my daughter's boyfriend were walking around the cemetery looking for the best spot to place her ashes. There were several large oak trees, which Kristy loved, and we decided under one of the trees would be appropriate. I asked her boyfriend which one he liked and he couldn't decide. While we were having this conversation the lights in the cemetery came on as it was approaching dusk. My sister asked out loud, "Kristy, which tree would you like?" At that moment the light over a specific oak tree went out. My sister asked again out loud, "Kristy do you want this tree?", a few seconds later the light came back on. We all knew at that moment Kristy communicated with us and had picked her tree.
We all felt her
presence and placed her ashes under the tree. It was an emotional experience
that we all shared and I felt she knew we loved her and our actions were a labor
of love for her.
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? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? No
Did you see the deceased? No
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? We were looking for a spot for about ten minutes, before my sister asked her to pick a spot. There was another two minutes from the time the question was asked to the time the question was answered.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden, We were all surprised when she answered my sister's question and let us know she was there.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
She was pleased that we were together in this place and were acting out of love for her.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? No
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
No, four of us were fully awake, walking, talking, etc. We all saw and experienced the same thing at the same time.
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Happy that she communicated with us and participated in our activity.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I now feel her soul still exists, that death is not a final end. I feel I will be with her once again when I die.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was knowing that she could communicate with us. The worst was not knowing if she would be able to communicate with me again?
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I was confident in the ability to communicate after death
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes Yes, life goes on and those who have passed on can communicate with the living