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Sally C's ADC

Experience description:  

I just woke up in the middle of the night with the words "fly fly fly" very clearly in my mind. And I "knew" that I needed to understand what that meant. I "knew" (had an intensely strong feeling) that they had something to do with my dad, and something to do with Elvis (Presley). Hahaha. Don't laugh. This isn't an Elvis dream. I don't know who communicated with me - dad or God or holy spirit or who. But I felt that it was a knowledge, not a dream. I knew this was different. But I logically tried to downgrade it and tell myself it was just a silly memory or something...see below.  

Anyway, what you need to know is that my dad wasn't one to listen to music in his life. And certainly not Elvis rock. But he did in the weeks before his death, listen to Elvis' early gospel music. We also played several of these Elvis songs at his funeral. My mom picked all of the songs out. So, when I had this "Knowledge" about "fly fly fly" and it being associated with my dad and Elvis, I just concluded that it must be stuck in my mind from the funeral a few weeks ago. I thought one of the songs on the CD that we played for dads funeral must have a song with fly fly fly in the lyrics or something. But I was CLEAR that that was the name of the song. And that it was said 3 times. fly fly fly. I told myself I'd look it up. Maybe it was significant to dad and he wanted me to know something about it. And I went back to sleep.  

A couple days later when I was on the computer I looked up Elvis songs for fly fly fly and of course found nothing. Then I thought...maybe the Elvis part was just there to cue me to the fact that this was music - which I would otherwise not associate with my dad. So I typed "fly fly fly" into the search bar and found only one song. It is a song by a relatively unknown artist. I listen to Country anyway and would never have heard this song. Besides, its not exactly top 40. No one I know has heard of it, or her. (No offense to the artist.) But I started crying immediately as soon as I read the first line.  

One other thing. When my dad was in the hospital talking to his pastor days before he died, he was convinced he was going to heaven to be with Jesus. (he was fairly religious southern Baptist). He wasn't worried about that. His big concern was how long it would be before he could be with his family. Would he be sitting up there pining away for us until we got there. And his mom had just died, a few months before he did. He was happy that he was going to be with her and his dad - who died a long time ago. He felt bad that it had taken so long for any of us to join his dad. Being with family was his big concern/hope.  

Ok. So here are the words to the song he brought to me...fly fly fly... 

Iím in a blue petal sky of roses, daisies

spinning inside my mind

and as I float through the mist

the world below me seems so far behind

like I can fly fly fly

nothing seems to matter

now that youíre here beside me

fly fly fly

When Iím here with you I feel alive

 

and all the cars swirling by

in motion seem like they could be paralyzed

and the light inside me feels so bright

itís hard for me to deny

like I can fly fly fly

nothing seems to matter

now that youíre here beside me

fly fly fly

when Iím here with you I feel alive

 

now that Iíve settled into safeness

slowly, surely, unafraid

I want to soak in your love

till it seeps through my bones

I want to rest in your touch

pause in your eyes

realize that life is

beautiful when youíre here

and I feel so open

 

fly fly fly

nothing seems to matter

youíre here beside me

fly fly fly

when Iím here with you I feel alive 

I feel like he is telling us that he is in heaven in a blue sky floating thru the mist, and he is full of the light (Jesus) and he is with his loved ones, his mom and dad. And I love that he "feels open" and he has "reached safeness". I am so happy. It has renewed my faith. And  my dad would have wanted that for me too. I don't care if anyone believes me or not. I know this all to be true. I cant describe the "knowing" aspect of it. It's not just a belief. It's core understanding that is hard to describe.  

I cant tell you how strongly I know that he sent this song to me. My dad wasn't much for talking about his feelings. He wouldn't have been able to give me emotional stuff face to face in a dream :) He chose a song...and he sent me the name of the song, with the association of Elvis, so I would know it was a song. Otherwise, "fly fly fly" without some sort of explanation would have really stumped me.

How long did the experience last?        I woke up and just knew it. It was instant.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         sudden

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  yes, just what I said above. The message was clearly "fly fly fly" 3 times. And it was a message of some sort - associated with Elvis and associated with my dad.

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 don't know if it was related to God or not. So the religious aspect is hard to determine. However, I can't tell you how strongly I KNOW or have a core understanding, not just a strong feeling, that this message was about my dad. It was something that someone wanted me to know. I don't know who sent it, my dad or the holy spirit or who. I only know FOR SURE without a doubt that the song was selected as a message to me about my dad.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Uncertain

It wasn't really a dream. I don't remember the subconscious part of actually dreaming anything. I just remember the instantaneous waking up and knowing.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was asleep. I didn't have a particularly meaningful night. I wasn't crying before bed or anything. I don't this this night was special in any way. And I just remember waking up with the message right on top of my mind as if it had just been told to me.

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

I know this came from him. He is full of the light (Jesus) and he is with his loved ones and he is safe. I am so peaceful knowing this. And also by telling me this, he has communicated that his faith was correct. There is a heaven and he is in it. He has helped me re affirm my faith. And he would be happy about that too.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      There was no worst part. It was wonderful to get this information

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            already explained - re evaluating and re affirming

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     already explained

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     I am re evaluating, re affirming my faith. I am struggling with my beliefs but in a more positive way than I was before.

Death Compacts are when two or more living people promise among themselves that whoever dies first will try to contact the other(s).  Have you ever made such a compact?        No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes just the song. I verified that a song called fly fly fly does truly exist. And it is odd that the song seems to apply directly to someone who could be just passing on. (It could just as easily have been about some crazy unrelated topic. So the fact that it has some relevance is convincing to me)

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            "knowing". I just knew. strongly. It was very clear. those words were clear...fly fly fly, 3 times. Not 2, not 4. Definitely 3. and it had something to do with dad and something to do with Elvis. And in the minutes that followed, I remember trying to rationalize it...well, its probably just an Elvis song my mom played at the funeral and my memory is playing with me. I just told myself I would look it up on the computer and see that it was just a song we played at the funeral. but still, I would have expected it would have had meaningful lyrics.  I knew there was a message that was trying to be delivered to me. The only emotion I can tell you I had, if it is an emotion, was certainty or what I'm calling "knowing".

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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

I don't know.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

Only in the sense that my "knowing" was a special kind of entity. Its not just cognitive. It is a core knowing or complete understanding that is hard to communicate. This is unique and special I believe.

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?            Uncertain

I'm not sure where they were - whoever communicated this to me. But they weren't here in my room.

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     only my mom and husband. mom understood and wanted the lyrics and was a little weirded out. my husband was skeptical.

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. Just happy to share.

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?           No 

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    no. very thorough.