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Karen's Experience

Experience description:   

I woke early one morning after having a very vivid dream. I don't typically recall my dreams very often and this was a very real dream and it kept me from going back to sleep. I had a dream of my friend Sandy. We were in a car driving to the hospital because she was about to give birth. She already had 4 children and her oldest was in the car with a video camera to record the birth. We arrived at the hospital and had to walk down many hallways to finally arrive at the birthing center. The nurse said they had to do admitting tests before she could have a room. Sandy was getting irritated because we had to wait so long, her contractions were getting more uncomfortable and closer together. She finally got angry and insisted they do her admitting procedures NOW. They complied and drew her blood work for her. They then gave us a key to her birthing room. We were told we would have to go to the next hospital down the road and that is where we find the room ready and waiting for us. I turned and saw all of our friends there that we grew up with. They were all there to witness the birth. We had to walk back down all the hallways to get to back to the car. I remember thinking she was going to deliver before we ever got there.

Once back in the car things changed. I was in the passengers seat and Sandy was sitting in my lap facing me with her back against the dashboard. She was no longer pregnant. And she was only a torso and a head. Her limbs were gone. She was struggling to breath. Her face showed clear evidence of pain as she tried to get air. I lifted her up so her torso would hang down strait below her making it helpful for her to breath. She thanked me and a look of calm came over her face as she was able to breath. Her attacks started coming more frequently where she was uncomfortable and gasping for air. Each time I would lift her up she would thank me, Eventually, she yelled at me and told me to stop it!  She said it was becoming painful. She looked me in the eyes and she said "tell them to let me go!" Then I woke up.  

I knew my friend had an aggressive brain tumor. The last I had heard just a little over a month before was that she was doing pretty good. So this dream really shook me. I contacted her sister to ask if Sandy was OK. I sent her a message inquiring about Sandy and that I had just had a disturbing dream about her. Her sister got back to me and asked me what my dream was about. I shared it with her via email. She wrote me back and asked if she could call me. I responded of course. She called me and informed me that my dream was very accurate. That they had just admitted her to hospice early that morning because she was having trouble breathing. I was in SHOCK. Her sister informed me it wouldn't be much longer. I felt that she came to me in my dream to inform her family it was time to let her go and that she wanted them to release her so she could cross over.

Was the 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:     Yes, in my dream  

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?   Again in my dream I heard her speaking to me with her voice 

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

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 see the deceased?   Yes    In my dream. She was still alive at the time of my dream. She was admitted into Hospice at the time I had the dream of her not being able to breath. She admitted due to breathing becoming labored.

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 at death

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?    The fact that she was in my dream having trouble breathing and at the time of my dream was being admitted to Hospice for breathing difficulty.

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                

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?   Yes     When she told me to tell her  to  "let her go" she was very forceful and sure in her tone.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?   I was unaware that she was not doing well. When she was having trouble breathing at first she was grateful for the help I was giving to help her breath. Eventually she got irritated and that's when she "just let me go!"

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?    Experience was definitely real    I believe she communicated with me while sleeping. I had no prior knowledge of her not being well and close to death.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    Yes    It was a dream. She came to me in my dream. I have no doubt about that.        

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    It opened my eyes to the afterlife. I have grown very much from the experience.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?    Yes    It has shown me that energy is what we are made of. Energy never "dies", it just changes frequency. Upon reading NDE I found that while those who are in comas and close to death they are between the realms.   

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?    Yes    I started believing and studying the afterlife.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?    Yes    It showed me that even though she was not yet gone, she was able to communicate with me via my dream. At this point she was almost comatose. She wasn't able to communicate with those around her yet she was able to communicate with me.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?   Yes The fact that she was admitted into hospice while I was dreaming of helping her be admitted to the hospital to give birth.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?    No                    

Did you become aware of future events?           Yes    She was about to cross over and I was unaware of her condition at the time of my dream.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?     Yes    I started doing energy work. I am an empath healer. I am also able to do Psychometry. I had no prior knowledge of these abilities prior to this experience.

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

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?    No   

Did you see a light?    No           

Have you shared this experience with others?    Yes    They also believe she came to me in my dream.

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

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