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Rhonda S's ADC

Experience description:  

During this time of my life, I was 28 and in the middle of a very emotional and stressful breakup with my fiancÚ of 4 years.  I felt SO alone and empty. I was suddenly out on my own and looking for a place to live and trying to buy a new, reliable vehicle as mine was old and threatening to break down at any time.  I had no one to help me or give me advice.  My fiancÚ had been the person I had turned to for so long that I didn't know what to do or who to reach out to.  It was the most alone I had felt since my adopted mother died in June of 2005, when I was just 19 years old. 

On Jan 10, 2012, I bought a new car and was on my way back to the home I had been sharing with my fiancÚ for the last two years (I had not found a new place to live at this point and was still staying with him).  The radio in the car was off.  I was riding in silence and thinking about all the things that was going on in my life.  I sometimes sing Christian hymns that I remember from my childhood when I'm feeling stressed or upset.  It reminds me of Sunday mornings with my mother before she died.  On the way home that day, I unconsciously started singing a song called "Coming Home", which was the song the congregation was singing the night my mother was saved.  While I was singing this song, I felt an overwhelming sense of love and peace come over me.  It was the most profound feeling of love that I have ever felt in my entire life.  I felt like my entire body was wrapped in love and peace.  The feeling was so thick, it felt like being wrapped in a blanket.   Tears of joy began to stream down my face.  I believe with all my heart and mind that this was a visit from my mother and that she was reminding me that I am never truly alone and that all things have a way of I working out for those that believe and have faith.

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No  

Was the experience difficult to express in words?....No....

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?....Normal consciousness and alertness    The entire time,....

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    Normal

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    Normal

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?    No  

What emotions did you feel during the experience?....Love, Peace, Calm, Joy  

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

Did you see an unearthly light?....No....

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?....No   

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?....Yes    My deceased adopted mother.

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?....No....

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?....No....

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?....No....

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....Everything about the universe....

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?....No....

Did you come to a border or point of no return?....No....

Did scenes from the future come to you?....No....

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?....No....

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....No changes in my life........

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?    No    

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?....No    

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes   The same day.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?....No    

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:....Experience was definitely real   

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:....Experience was definitely real....

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

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?....No   

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?....No   

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?    No