I post this here now although I had the experience 1 year ago. I did not know it was a psychic experience then but thought it was a very strange, extremely vivid, unusual and incredible dream. I was so upset by it, I went on several unexplained mysteries sites after telling my husband about it. Everyone, everyone, thought it was really weird including my 53 year old husband who is a level headed lawyer.
The background info: I am 53, college educated female, and the parent of 4 grown children. I had a close relationship with my mother who had died 6 months before the dream or psychic experience. She and I were estranged at the time of her death. There was a problem concerning her will. She wanted to leave everything to her son, my brother, who had been a 'failure in life' according to her and had never done anything for her or helped her in any way over the past 25 years.
I on the other hand had spent over 20 years helping (with errands as she did not drive) and including her in my family and helped in the past few years several times a week. As she aged and became more frail I took her to doctors appointments, did her laundry, cooked, looked out for her, had my kids cut her grass, and had her living in my home for several months on different occasions.
In her last years she had become increasingly demanding of me and I tried to be patient and accommodate her as much as possible. 5 months before her death, when her will became known to me I said to her, "Well, if Tom (my brother) is going to inherit everything, shouldn't HE be taking care of you?" Tom was living in her house while mom was staying in my home as she was quite frail but otherwise capable of caring for herself. Husband and I asked her to go back to live in her house with Tom and after many fits of temper and much hostility she consented to be moved back to her home. However, at that point I then refused to continue to help mom feeling that perhaps it was Tom's turn to help as he was being the sole beneficiary in her will.
The psychic experience is as follows. I woke up one morning 6 months after my mother died, agitated and extremely upset. I 'dreamt' mom had been talking to me. Her voice was so clear and so vivid and so bright and her mood in the dream was not something I could conjure up. It was her, there was no mistaking the experience, no how, no way, it was her. Her state was desperate, almost panicked, rushed and agitated. She said she had been trying to reach me and she didn't have much time. She then went on to tell me she wanted me to know she loved me. She didn't say she was sorry for all the problems in the last months before her death but she said she loved me and cared about me and didn't want to go on bad terms. I told her I loved her, too. It was important to me to tell her that and I made an effort to. It was difficult to speak with her. There seemed to be some kind of barrier. Then we chatted some more but it wasn't easy to communicate. It was like I was losing her. I remember asking her where are you and although she alluded to something she didn't want to or couldn't tell me. I don't remember now how the conversation ended. Almost like I lost her, like on a phone line. but when we did chat on a little bit, it was pleasant.
I never in my life had a dream which was a conversation. I never in my life had a dream which was a vivid, clear, conversation in which I could ascertain anyone's mood as I could this one. I couldn't have imagined her mood. I'm just not that good with people I can do that. I told people about the dream and its affect on me and everyone agreed something strange had happened. I didn't know it was a psychic experience until I saw a program about such people. Then I knew it had to be.