Phyllis B's ADC

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Experience description:  

My patient was close to death. She had promised her favorite nurse that she would wait for her to return to work before dying.

While this nurse was gone for two days, My patient was in a morphine induced coma. While I assumed she was asleep and I would be speaking to her higher self, I said: "Charlotte, your husband is doing fine with his heart diet and your daughter is married to a wonderful man. Why don't you just go ahead and let go."  From out of her coma, she said " I can't". As far as I know, she never spoke again.  Two hours after I went home, I got a phone call that she had passed away.

I went to sleep soon after that and had the following dream:

I was sitting next to the bed where Charlotte was wrapped in linen from head to toe. It was a hospital room. Something made me go over to her and look down at her face wherein her eyes had mysteriously been uncovered and black eyeliner was around her eyes. She said "I'm not dead, What should I do?  I said that I would help her as best I could and transported her to an ambulance. I said that she would be ferried while in the ambulance "to the other side". She asked if her husband could go with her. I said he could ride in the ambulance but that he would have to return in it also.

She thanked me and the dream ended. I spoke to some trusted friends and my mother who all agreed that it may have been possible that she reached out to me because I demonstrated that (to her) I knew what I was talking about.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:   as above

            Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally or outside of you, inside you, or did you not hear a voice or sound, but had a sense of knowing what was communicated?  She spoke audibly in my dream.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           It was the same voice.

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

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   No

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            Uncertain, I was rolling a gurney.

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

Did you see the deceased?         Yes, Solid.   Appeared dead at first, then startled me with her words.
How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid

How much of the deceased did you see?       All

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Same Age

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Supine, as if waiting to go to the morgue.

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

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        In dream time, about 10 minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Both sudden. As above.

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

She acted as if she had never really believed in religion at all and was surprised to still be in existence.

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 have reflected on this over the years and find that other people have had the same types of experiences in my circle of friends and acquaintances.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

Definitely a dream state.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Surprised that she would pick me as a person of guidance since our belief systems were so widely discordant.

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

I was glad to be able to help her more in death than in life.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I helped someone.  I did not want that responsibility again.

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes

More certainty about my personal belief and the unshakability that a personal experience gives me.

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?            I was uncertain as to whether it was real or just a dream.

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            Yes

Two "men" who were apparently discarnate souls doing their "job".

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes, My circle of influence is very open-minded and willing to conjecture in many unusual ways.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   No

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       No

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?           Yes, Brief OBE's, but not far or long lasting.

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