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Experience description #2:  

I had recently returned home from my great niece's funeral.  She was only 4 and died of a brain tumor 7 months after being diagnosed.  My father had died 3 months before Sophie.  I was in terrible pain over Sophie's death and while working in my garden began asking my dad to show me a sign that he was with me, and that he was taking care of Sophie and that they were "ok".  I begged him for a sign and all at once a little butterfly started flying around my head as I knelt in my garden.  I told dad, "thank you sooo much!"  But then I thought, I'd know for sure that it was him, and that Sophie was ok, if it was a monarch butterfly( because that's the kind of butterfly that we always had in our yard when I was growing up and monarchs meant something special to him and I. Well....the thought wasn't even totally out of my head when a monarch butterfly began flying around my head WITH the smaller butterfly!!!  I was filled with thankfulness and wonder!  And I KNEW that dad was with me and that Sophie was "ok".

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes


Only because it was so overwhelmingly wonderful

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          No

Did you see the deceased?         No

How long did the experience last?        The butterflies flew around me for a minute or 2

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         The beginning was sudden and then the butterflies flew off gradually

I just was filled with such thankfulness and awe and knew that dad loved doing this

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  I believe that dad showed me that he was "ok" and that he was with me and that he was taking care of Sophie.  That everything was "ok".

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:           I had another experience before this that I have written to you about.  I have no doubt that my dad answered my need, especially when the monarch butterfly flew around my head WITH the smaller butterfly.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was grieving; in horrible pain and begging for a sign.  When the 1st. butterfly began to fly around my head, I was in awe, but when the 2 butterflies began to fly around my head I was overcome with thankfulness and relief.

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

I felt that Sophie was ok and that she was with my dad.  I was better able to handle the sadness of her passing.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It was a beautiful and life enhancing experience.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            More certain

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Just more certain that there is so much more going on

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     I believe in a higher power and I believe that there is so much more than what we know here on earth.  I believe in the power of love.

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?        Yes

I asked dad to show me a "sign" if he could after he died.  He said he would try.

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?            I was so thankful and relieved and filled with love for my dad.


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?    No

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?         Uncertain

I have had other paranormal experiences since then and before then

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

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            No

Did you see a light?           No

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 were awed and believed that what I said happened to me.  I think in that way they were influenced.

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?           Yes 

Saw the light....wrote to you about it and wrote to you about ADC.  Have had others and will write about them

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

 

Experience description #1:  

I was camping with a boyfriend in western Ma.  We were trying to sleep in the back of his truck, but, it had gotten unexpectedly cold during the night and so we would go to sleep , but keep waking up because we were soooo cold.  During a period of sleep, I dreamed that I was saying goodbye to an old boyfriend, Richard.  I was very emotional, overcome with sadness, and very very cold.  The sadness I felt was overpowering.  I woke up and proceeded to tell my boyfriend, John, what I had dreamed and how sad I felt.  It was just beginning to get light out.  We then went back to sleep on and off and finally got up, packed up our camping gear and drove home because of the cold.  John dropped me off at my house.  A while later he called me saying he was looking at the paper.  He asked if my old boyfriend's name was Richard-----------.  I said "yes".  And he read me the article that stated Richard had been boating two days before and had run his boat aground on a rock getty off the Island of Nantucket.  He and his friend waited until dawn and then Richard got onto the rocks to push his boat free.  He fell into the cold water (it was Oct.) and the fast current carried him away and he drowned.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           dream

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?   was a dream

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            overpowering sadness

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No           

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?            I told John about my dream

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          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?    No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No       Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   No response            Always seem to be a little psychic

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No      

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     They had a "wow" reaction.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  "wow"

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The sadness was overwhelming.  And I was shocked when I heard of Richard's drowning.  We had been scuba partners.

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

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