II have always had an inner voice that helped me with little things like direction and reminders that I have learned to ignore at my own peril, that I jokingly call "the gift". I've also just known that certain random things would happen, and when they come to pass I've always written it off as coincidence. I'm not suggesting that I am psychic, because I'm not sure I believe it's possible or not, but I had a couple interesting experiences in the last six months that make me wonder.
About three weeks before we learned that my adoptive mother's melanoma had returned with a vengeance, I dreamed that I saw her in her casket in the funeral home. It was disturbing, and I told my wife about it.
Six months later my mother lay in a hospital bed on a ventilator from a massive stroke from complications from her cancer. One thousand miles away with three small boys and a wife, there was no way I was going to get to the hospital quickly. My sister flew in that evening to meet my brother and father at the hospital.
Sometime that afternoon they related to me that she was brain dead, and that they were going to take her off life support. I was devastated because I had not had the proper chance to say goodbye, and it would be impossible to be present for the end. I asked my brother to tell her that I loved her out loud, and to call me when she had passed.
Emotionally exhausted I could not keep my eyes open, and retired at about one a.m., awaiting the inevitable call that never seemed to come. As I lay in bed suddenly unable to sleep I thought of my mother and our life together. At about one fifteen I felt a strange tickling sensation "enter" my chest and it seemed to radiate or grow through my shoulders up into my neck and face, as if something entered my heart and was passing through my body. I felt a warm pressure on my face as if hands where patting and cupping my cheeks and forehead. I have never felt anything like this before and was alarmed, but the feeling was warm and seemed loving.
I began to cry and in my mind I asked, "Is this you mom?" "I love you, and I'll miss you," I said. For what seemed like ten minutes the feelings persisted, and then diminished as quickly as they came. I sat up and looked at the clock, it read 1:27 a.m. I considered waking my wife, but didn't and fell asleep shortly after.
In the morning I checked my phone and saw that my brother had called at 1:36 a.m. I called and spoke with my sister and told her of my experience. She said that they had removed the ventilator somewhere around ten after one, but that mom had passed at one thirty. I was off by three minutes. We buried my mom on Thursday in Pittsburgh, and I pretty much convinced myself it was all my imagination.
Returning to Tallahassee I checked the clock in my bedroom with my cell phone. The clock in the bedroom is exactly three minutes slow, which means my experience actually ended at 1:30, the time of my mother's last breath. I don't know if it was her spirit, or if I had some kind of psychic connection with her, but I know that it was real and that it happened. Take it how you well, but it's got me thinking.
I had the same experience when My Mom passed away last month. She passed away on Dec 9th 2008, My sister and I live in US, however my family are overseas. My sister and I were the only one were not there when she passed away, we missed her so much and during our trip to her funeral all we did was cry on the plane 24 hours took us to get there! The same night which we arrived I saw something very interesting while I was calming my Dad so he could get some sleep. I was trying to get my Dad sleep in his room, I saw a very fuggy (very pleasant Smokey silvery rotation of light not very bright but full of many many different sizes of butterflies). I could see the shadows of them over my Dad's chest and his left hand. I was holding my Dad's right hand. I felt some energy around myself. I knew this is unusual, but I believed I am not tired and I was not imagining. I was thinking in my head, I was way too worried for my Dad and was telling my Mom in my head I don't know how Dad can get through this. He is missing you so bad. And then I noticed this small light merging and becoming bigger and bigger. Unconsciously I reached out to that light/smoke or fug and said Hi Mom I am so glad you are here and send a kiss to her. I ran and I told my sister she did not believe me and thought I am out of my mind, she even got mad at me. Again in my head I was speaking to my Mom and saying please do something and help her as well so she can calm down and believe me. My sister has no beliefs and has her own beliefs which I am not sure what is or was. Next night she walked to my Mom's room, and I did not go thought she needs some alones and hopefully she can sense something! As if I knew, when she was in my Mother's room in after about 15 minute I heard a scream and I walked to my Mother's room My sister was in a very relax and almost happy crying state and was saying she is here and I can feel her and she was claiming she is holding her (she said to me: I saw a butterfly and hold it and unconsciously put that on My heart) I could see the same fug in the room with extreme good smell of my Mom's perfume which she always liked! I sat done in her room and said please come to me let me see you because I miss you, there it was I felt exact thing as if some energy entered my chest and my neck and head and give me a sensation of rest and relaxation and happiness almost you would think you are not in this world, I felt about 1.kg so light and felt very happy, very happy. My sister and I never forget what we experienced in my Mother's room! I believe this was the way for her to say goodbye to us and say stop worrying about me I am in a good place. I had a very special bond with my Mom and no one could or can understand me the way she did! I always called her and told her about all of my sadness and problems, somehow magically she said something and I had a good day and happy. I felt the same that night, as if she advised me and calmed me down once again! I am pregnant and she never got to know it! I believe she knows now and she is happy for me, and she will guard me!
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