Shane B's ADC
The event occurred two days after my mother had passed away from Cancer. I was asleep in bed with my wife and youngest child having what I thought was a dream at the time, about my mother. There were some peculiar things about this dream that I could not explain. I envisioned seeing my mother walking along a path in a valley of grass, surrounded by mountains with a lake behind her. As she walked towards me I began to talk to her and said "What are you doing here?", she said "I live here". I then stated "You can't be here I saw you die". She said "I was sick and now I am healed, why can't you just believe that?". She then proceeded to walk passed me towards a low-set house of roman appearance with marble pillars surrounding it. What made this unusual was the way my mother spoke to me and her actions, they were very uncharacteristic.
Shortly after I awoke to the most severe chest pain and shortness of breath. I sat up in bed and saw my recently departed mother above the wardrobe, seemingly at a distance and in some unexplainable way beckoning me to join her. At this moment I felt that all I had to do was reach out to her and I would be gone. Something made me turn around at that stage and look at my wife and daughter sleeping in bed, and turned back towards my mother and said "I would love to, more than anything, but not just yet". I then collapsed on the bed and could not sleep for the rest of the night, pondering what I had just experienced. I know I was wide awake and definitely not dreaming during this part of the event.
After all of this, I
actually felt comforted in the fact that I believe I was taken to where my
mother was by some unknown force, to let me know that she was ok and that I
could just get on with my life.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes I had the most unbelievable sense that everything was going to be alright. I also experienced the most unusual feeling that what was happening was right.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes I believe I was having a heart attack at the time of the incident.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I believe that as soon as I awoke I was as awake as anyone could be. My level of consciousness was extremely high throughout the whole experience.
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal
If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain: I believe that as soon as I awoke I was as awake as anyone could be. My level of consciousness was extremely high throughout the whole experience.
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? No
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Love, Peace, warmth
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes My departed mother
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes I saw my GP regarding my chest pain and was diagnosed as having a possible heart condition
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes The place I believe my mother to be now
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? Yes Knowing the peace and love waiting for us all when we go. Knowing for sure that there is something after death.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain In some ways I feel more connected to the other side
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I only shared it twice. Once with my wife the next day and the next time with my Pastor six years later.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? Yes Only what I have seen on TV
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real I have never doubted its reality and can still recall the event like it happened yesterday - that is a powerful impression.
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? The unmistakable message from my mother that she is ok
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real As above
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I value every day with my family
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your 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 the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes