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Olivia B's ADC

Experience description:  

In my dream I was in a curious, different place than any of my previous dreams. It was as if I was in another realm with nothing around but my friend and I believe the place was dark but also light. I just got done helping a friend move out of their place but only knew this and didn't see any act of it. My friend was very happy and smiling at me. Then, my Dad walked out of nowhere in front of me, like he appeared out of another place and I immediately recognized that he looked healthier than I've ever seen and a bit younger, and radiated a strong sense of peace, well being, balance, and joy. We both knew we hadn't seen each other in years but time was strange and irrelevant. I knew way in the back of my mind that he had passed away but that thought was so distant and unimportant that it meant nothing. He walked up to me and addressed me the way he always did. He said "Hey babe" with a smile and pure compassion behind it. I didn't feel at all that he had died, it felt as if we had been away from each other for a couple years and he made a surprise visit! We hugged for what felt like a long time, long enough for me to know that he was completely fine, happy, and well. We barely exchanged any 'words', everything was telepathic, just feelings. We didn't need to speak, I just knew he was doing perfectly fine and happy. Then I woke up and cried with joy having felt without a doubt that this meeting with my father was real. I can't explain in words how vivid, true, and real it was. I deeply cherish this experience. Ever since my father had passed I had been worried sick wondering where he is now, if he's happy and safe. I now know that he is in a place or state of being better than I would have ever imagined! I love you forever, Dad!

Was this experience difficult to express in words?          No

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's difficult to explain.. The environment I was in and the way my Dad appeared and how we communicated was unlike any 'dream' I've ever had, it didn't feel like a dream either, I just Knew it was Really him and that this was absolutely real. I didn't have a single doubt about it (And I'm normally plagued with doubt). The energy of the environment was different, completely balanced, serene, and stable. This is not typical for my 'dreams' which are mostly chaotic and horrific. There we no objects in the environment, just me and him in our own realm it seemed, no interference of any kind. It was amazing!!

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Uncertain

It was 'dream-like' I suppose in the sense that the environment wasn't physical and everything was energy though he appeared with a physical form.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I felt absolutely no fear or uncertainty. I only felt love, beautiful peace, and certainty that he was well, that all was well.

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

I was able to finally know he was well and thus able to release many fears associated with that uncertainty. I still struggle every once in awhile with some other factors involved with/before his passing. I feel that these are things I have not yet completely let go of/forgiven myself for but in time I know I will :)

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      All of it was magnificent!

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I felt certain that there was life after death and that I need to continually let go of fear and take better care of myself.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?   Uncertain      The only things I felt I understood about this was that my Dad still exists and he is happy and safe. A 'God' had nothing to do with it as far as I could feel.

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 have told some friends and my Mom that if I were to pass before them, that I will do whatever I can to contact them in some way to assure them that I am well and will always be there for them. My father and I never made a compact though I think it would've been cool and exciting if we did.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Overwhelming joy, gratitude, and relief!

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

Yes it was like a realm that was similar but different than a dream.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     They have mainly just found it interesting or didn't seem to care much.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?            Yes

Only once on Facebook.

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       It was beautiful and impacted me in a positive way and I hope that by sharing it, others will feel assured that their loved one still exists and is safe.

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?       Uncertain 

At 22 years old I nearly had an out of body experience but did not allow myself to out of fear that I would die/not be able to return to my body. I have also experienced many premonitions (particularly involving my boyfriend of the time) that came true, sensed when someone close to me was injured, ill, or possibly about to become injured even though they lived thousands of miles away. I also had an overwhelming fear that my father was going to die soon for 4 months before he fell ill. Many of these strange events happened when I was 22 btw (my father passed away 14 days before I turned 21) including twice hearing a voice shout out to me from nowhere, and often seeing, in my peripherals, shadow figures walk by in my room.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    I would have liked it if there was a question in the beginning asking for the time/date of the deceased(If any).