that day there have been numerous encounters with the monarch! that same year in
October on my brother's birthday, they were in my back yard coming up on the
porch, as we sat there in awe! we counted five monarchs at one point. the
sightings continue to this day, even in the winter i see them on tv, on greeting
cards, etc. i now collect things with the monarch, and have my brothers picture
surrounded by monarch things! after researching the web, i have found this to be
the case with many others who have lost loved ones! this has been a huge comfort
to me and other family members who have also witnessed the uncanny appearances
from monarchs, at just the right moment when they would be thinking of Raymond!
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
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: my feelings at the time were elation, that i actually felt my brother had connected with my sister and i.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
although the grief was painful, the connection we made that day gave me hope that i would see him again, so my emotions were hopeful, and set up the healing process.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? the best was feeling my brothers spirit, and the worse is not being able to see him, and hug him!
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: i think i'm more patient now and have more sympathy for people, knowing how short our time is on earth
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have?
that we go to another higher form of life, and we will be reunited one day, with our loved ones who have gone on before us.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
deceased loved ones can communicate with us if we are open to it.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
god's promise of eternity, is a gift, all we have to do is believe and accept our savior's promise.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? mixed emotions. thankful that we connected, but left wanting more.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes, i feel i can tune in to a sign when it is about to happen!
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
yes the ability to tune in to a sign about to come from a deceased loved one
Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? Yes, all different places, totally unpredictable.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
most people find it amazing, some people don't believe at all and some people say yes they have experienced things also
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes, i've shared my stories on other websites
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? its real, its a gift god gives to loved ones who have passed to reach out to us in pain here on earth
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 the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes, i was able to explain the event , my feelings etc.
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. none