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Paula T's ADC

Experience description:  

I was on my way to court for a divorce hearing; thinking of how I wish my dad was there to support me. I stopped by the cemetery. I knelt down and hugged his headstone and cried for about 3 minutes. Upon returning to my car, which was his and smells heavily of cigarette smoke (from me)all I could smell was LEMONS. It lasted about 3-4 minutes. I felt peaceful afterwards but confused as to the meaning. I don't relate lemons to my dad. However, the small calmed my anxiety about court.

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?           Wide awake

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Calm and less anxiety

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?    No Response         

Did you see a light?           No      

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?            Uncertain      Every thing seemed the same except the unusual smell.

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?       No Response     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     calm and relaxed and prepared emotionally to deal with divorce proceedings

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I know my dad is there and constantly feel him. Just unsure the significance of the smell of lemons

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         No       What emotions did you experience following your experience?        calm and peaceful....relaxed, less anxiety.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Felt the presence of my dad when I hugged his headstone as if he was hugging me back

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning 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