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Mary E Daughter's ADC

Experience description:  

My daughter dreamed she and I were cooking in the kitchen and she saw her father. When she asked about him, I said "ask him". Right then she ate a wooden spoon and that's when she knew she was dreaming (lucid). She asked him how he was, he said "Great, I'm healthy and I still get to be here!" Then he told her, "Tell your mom to take out the important pictures and put them in the back of the box." She emailed me. I had been making a grief box containing mementos as part of my homework in a grief group I was attending. It had been very difficult and I had been crying very hard. I wanted to put a small photo album in the box but it didn't fit. After I got the message I was so happy! I know he is here! I had been feeling his presence but wondered if it was just my imagination.

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?          Yes

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    I heard the message through my daughter

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes  He's very happy

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Yes. See above

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:           It contained information my daughter could not have known.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

My daughter was in a lucid dream.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Excited

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes  He let he know he is here.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      I'm much happier           

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I stopped wondering if it was my imagination.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     Just that he can be here. My other daughter dreamed he told her that time is not experience the same way on the other side, and that he is not missing years of family events here, and that we are reunited in the blink of an eye. She was greatly comforted, she had been grieving the loss of a grandpa for her children as they grow up.

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

He knew I was expecting him to visit me in MY dreams.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes His message was regarding a project of mine my daughter knew nothing about.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happy, really happy.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

daughter talked with him in a lucid dream and he gave her a message for me. She did not know what it meant, but it was for me about the grief box I was working on as homework for my grief group. He told her "tell your mom to take the important pictures out and put them in the back of the box." I was struggling with a photo album that didn't fit in the box. There is a lip in the back of the box where a handful of photos fit perfectly, once I knew what to do! My daughter didn't know anything about the box project.

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?         No

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     Some are comforted, some are jealous, some are skeptical.

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