Hi everyone, I hope you can help me here. I am 18 years old and I am, according to some tests and most people who has, hum, "worked with me", a genius. As such, I have an extremely active mind and I almost never stop thinking, which has caused me some minor problems such as having trouble to sleep at night, and mainly, an enormous problem of skepticism. However, I have been witness to some very strange happenings I can't explain.
For example, years ago I had a dream about a robbery in my aunts' grocery store. I actually don't remember the dream, but my aunts never forgot it, because soon after I had the dream, their store was indeed robbed by an armed man. That was a long time ago. Then, I had another dream about a flood; soon after that, the famous Tsunami struck South and eastern Asia. I wouldn't call myself psychic, however; my older sister seems to have more psychic ability than me, she actually dreamed the 9/11 terrorist attack the night before it happened, and she has had some other experiences too.
I might have seen a ghost once, but I can't tell if it really was and so I don't think it's worth mentioning. But what really bothers me is that since I was like six, I had a great fear of breast cancer. Sound strange, I guess, me being a boy, but I couldn't hear of that disease without feeling scared. Then, a few years ago, that disease did appear in my family (another thing I don't feel I want to talk about).
I am scared, I admit it. How could I know that was going to happen? This might not be a question to be asked here, but it is what troubles me the most, and I would still want someone SERIOUS to answer me. Is there really an afterlife? I am scared to death of... Well, death, and not of MY own death but rather of those whom I love. What can I do?
Please, don't be offended, but if you are a new age fanatic or something, don't answer. I want answers from someone who really has knowledge about this because he or she has lived an authentic experience. I would really like to hear about near death experiences from people who have had such experiences, please... I would really, really appreciate it.