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Nicole S's ADC

Experience description:  

I was relaxing, during the day, on my bed.  I fell into a trance like meditation.  I was with my deceased grandfather, at him home, in the back yard.  He was sitting outside in the sun on a plastic chair.  I was so happy to see him - beyond happy.  We never spoke words but the emotional exchange was beyond intense.  I sat on his lap and rested my head on his shoulder.  He was wearing a sweater he always wore.  I was so happy and then I started to cry because I knew our visit was ending.  I was overwhelmed with sadness.  When I returned my pillow was wet from tears and I was still crying.  Though, uneducated about OBEs in knew with all certainty that it wasn't a dream.  I knew I had a real and meaningful visit with my deceased grandfather.

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?           Fully alert and aware of my experience and surroundings

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No -

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain     

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            extremely happy to sad

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?    Yes     I was at my grandparents home.

Did you see a light?           Yes     Sunlight

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?     No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            My senses were heightened.  I noticed more than I usually would

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?       Yes     I knew my visit was ending and I had to return

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 have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I now believe in an afterlife

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I know without certainty that there are other dimensions and places beyond our "reality".  I really don't have an interest in religion and that offends some people.  I have become more open to my own existence and am more comfortable with my mortality.  I am also less interested in people and material items.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I think people find it hard to believe or that I am confusing a dream with an experience.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I became depressed and anxious.  I felt like I left something behind.  Something that was impossible to get back.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      My visit and seeing/spending time with my grandfather was the best part.  The visit ending and not being able to visit again has been the worst part.

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