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Experience description:  

I am 38 years old and I have had these recurring experiences throughout my life, I'll tell you about the most recent one when my mother died in 2002 and without influencing it at all I started having these "dreams," if I can call them that, since they were different from normal dreams. Starting with the first one, I went to take a rest and saw my mother standing near my night table, serious, obscure, saying to me "don't use it because you will be needing it," I had been thinking of buying something with money that was supposed to have been paid to me that week, so the next day I called the business and they told me that wouldn't be able to pay me until the following week, immediately I remembered my mother, if I had gone on to buy that purchase I would have been left with nothing. Then, the other day, in similar circumstances I "dreamt" that my mother was standing in the same place as before, and she said to me, don't smoke or else you will feel bad, at which I saw myself walking down a nearby street and feeling suffocated.

Several days after this dream I was on my way to the supermarket and felt suffocated, as though I couldn't get any air into my lungs. And then the other day, under similar circumstances, on a Sunday I went to rest during the afternoon, my husband was resting beside me, we weren't doing well, we were going through a crisis and had found no way out, and I fell asleep and dreamt that at the bottom of the stairs, in the kitchen, I see my mother washing dishes, I say hello, I turn around to go back upstairs, I say to her, I see you, which meant that I could see her through the staircase as though it was transparent, she said to me, I know that you can see me, but you have to do things differently because as they are now they're not working, I went all the way up the stairs, got to the very too step and woke up. Another time, in similar circumstances, I dreamt that my mother was curled up by my side and told me to gargle with a certain medication for my sore throat, when I awoke I thought to myself what nonsense, I feel fine, and that same night I developed a fever and was diagnosed with ulcers for which they had to give me a prescription for infection in the throat. I couldn't believe it!

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      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?           

I felt I was awake throughout

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?

Less consciousness and alertness than normal.  I felt I was awake throughout

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?     Yes

Everything seemed darker than normal

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?              No      

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?         normal ones

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?       No      

Did you see a light?  No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?      Yes      my mother

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?  No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?  Yes     

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?  Yes     

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

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?   Yes        

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?    Yes     

I can perceive things in a special way

Have you shared this experience with others?      Yes      with my husband

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?         Yes     

I've had other dreams and experiences

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:    Experience was definitely real

How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real        

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?    Yes      I'm more spiritual

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 so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?   Yes