Patsy D's ADC

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Experience description:  

all of the times except for the last time I was brushing my hair in the bathroom. My father always brushed my hair when I was little.  First I felt his presence then I looked up in the mirror and saw him standing behind me smiling at me gently.  The last time I was in the living room giving my mother something to eat.  She was on the couch and had just came home from the hospital.  She has lost weight since my father passed away and had made herself sick. I turned around and he was over at the edge of the living room beside my desk just watching us I feel making sure that she was ok.

Background Information:

Date of experience:           several over the past 2 months

Length of time between death of deceased and your experience:          6 months

Was the date of the experience significant in any way?     first times nothing significant.  Last time was date I brought my mother home from the hospital

Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience:  all of the times except for the last time I was brushing my hair in the bathroom. The last time I was in my living room giving my mother dinner

Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience:     Moderately severe sadness and/or grief feelings

Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience:         Fully alert

After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience:       Mixed

Have you had multiple experiences?   Yes     5

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

I am worried that no one would believe me

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

He was wearing his work uniform and looked much the way he looked about 2 years before his death

How clearly did the deceased appear?            somewhat transparent but not floating almost like in a faded picture

How much of the deceased did you see?       all of him standing

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       very close to the age when he died but not with the sick look he had the last year

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            he was the age when he died but healthy smiling and full cheeks

Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no

How long did the experience last?        no more than 5 seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         beginning was gradual but ended suddenly as if when I noticed him he left

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes

happy and loving but watchful as if making sure I was OK

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  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:          I was awake I was there and it is something that my father would do.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was feeling overwhelmed and reflective which is how I feel a lot since my father has died and I am taking the responsibility of caring for my mother

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

I only remember feeling like I wasn't alone

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      worst part is feeling the ach of wanting to touch my father and hold his hand

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         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?            My heart started racing and I felt like crying and I was shaking and I wanted my father to hug me

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

It seemed as if I was moving very slowly

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           Yes 

Once as I was involved in what would have been a horrible accident with a semi truck my mother prayed "God help us"  after that I don't remember anything except that I remember turning the steering wheel very fast back and forth.  When it was over I had driven around the semi truck as it jackknifed around my car and across in front of me in the space of 50 yards.  I felt someone else making my hands and feet move.

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