Naveena G's ADCs
I was sitting in my room a couple of days after my pet cat Amber passed away. It was dark, quiet and the windows and doors were shut. I was sitting motionless, when I felt the air move and then the feeling of cat fur brush against me. I asked if it was her, 'Amber?' It stopped, then I felt the brush of fur two more times. It was really nice and gave me a good feeling.
Over the next week, I 'saw' Amber in the back garden, near her favorite bushes a few times. She re-visited at night and again I felt fur brush against me and noticed a cat-sized indent on the blanket. Even though I knew she was happy, I missed her a lot as we'd been through thick and thin together for the past 15 years. And although I'd known she'd been getting older, and her health had been deteriorating, having her gone so quickly, felt like an incomplete parting. I wanted a proper good-bye. Amber must have known, because she fulfilled this longing. This is what happened next...
While I was dreaming, I remember concentrating on looking at a pile of washing on the floor. Then unexpectedly, one of the items of clothing morphed into a Burmese cat. It was her! I was so overwhelmed with excitement, 'Amber, Amber!' I lunged towards her and started vigorously patting her and feeling so much emotion. It was real! It felt so real! I was actually holding her body and reveled in the softness of her fur! My awareness of what she looked like and felt like was really acute. It was way more real than a dream. She looked younger and healthier than her elder years. And as can happen in dreams, her form disappeared, but she morphed back into herself two more times which overwhelmed me with excitement and happiness anew.
She visited in this way again a week later and then
once more a few months later. It's been several years now since Amber passed,
but the memories of my pet's ADCs are still just as vivid and real.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? No
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? Yes
In my room, I felt her fur brush against me as well as feeling the air move.
In the dream, it was the same as in real life. I could
pick her up and pat her. I really remember the sensation of wrapping my hands
around her body, even feeling her bone structure underneath and the softness of
her fur and belly.
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Familiar. It was her!
Was anything communicated by the touch? She was happy, healthy and back to her normal self.
Did you see the deceased? Yes
She was just the same as when she was at her healthiest.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Only clearly in the dream experience.
How much of the deceased did you see? All of her.
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? Younger
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? Before she passed away, she'd lost her vision and was getting thinner. When I saw her she was in perfect health with perfect vision.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? Minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Gradual
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
She was relaxed and happy.
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: Amber's spirit lives on and she just wanted to be with me a few more times - like a transition.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
Only the dream experience.
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Happy
Very happy and enthusiastic.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part was actually holding Amber.
Worst part - none.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain Confirmed the possibility of a pet ADC.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes It was lovely to have a pet ADC. My other ADCs were all with people.
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? No
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? Comfort and joy.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? 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? Yes
Yes, the Divine Mother visited me, gave me some information, made a request and answered my questions.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
The dream felt more real than a dream.
Did you meet or
see any other beings other than the deceased?
Did you see a light? No
Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? Uncertain
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes My husband. I couldn't wait to tell him. He was really happy.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? I hope that by sharing this experience, that anyone who has recently lost their beloved pet will feel comforted from reading this experience.
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? Yes
ADC with my father.
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Yes
Yes, many experiences. The one that set me firmly on the spiritual path can be found on NDERF.org. My other experiences span across three different spiritual belief systems and include a period of continuous contact with my Aboriginal Ancestor Spirits.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes