I am a
retired college professor and consultant. The following is
a series of three dreams that I had about a decade ago.
relief and relaxation, I would go up into the Arizona Mountains
to ride my trail bike and walk in the forest. Even through
I considered myself atheist/agnostic and I was pretty sure
that God was in the same category as Santa Claus and the Easter
Bunny, I started to pray on my hands and knees. My prayers
consisted of asking to be shown the other side. I wanted proof
that there was more to my existence than this physical life,
because material success did not bring me the peace and happiness
that I had hoped for in my life.
this prayer for several years while alone in the Arizona Mountains.
Then over a two-week period I had a series of three dreams
that I now believe allowed me to see the other side. I did
not realize it at the time, however, because I wanted physical
proof that life after death existed.
two dreams consisted of being shown beauty that is beyond
mere words. The forests were a beautiful living green and
the lakes were an incredible bluish green that is impossible
for me to accurately describe. I floated effortlessly over
the scenery about 100 to 200 yards above the ground. In fact,
during the second dream it was so beautiful that I went back
to where I started, picked someone up in my arms and said,
"You have got to see this." I carried this person
effortlessly so they could share the beauty with me. I learned
many years later that these are referred to as "garden
dreams." They show us the other side of physical existence,
what some call the astral world and others call heaven.
dream in this series was so profound and real that there is
not a day when I don't think about it. It is so near and dear
to me that it feels like it happened five minutes ago. In
this "vision" I had while I slept, I met a woman
about 45 years of age with shoulder length gray hair who was
wearing a floor length gray gown. We were standing about ten
to fifteen feet apart and were looking right into each other's
a radiant smile, which I cannot describe in words. She did
not speak to me with a physical voice, as all communication
was telepathic. It was like instantaneous communication. She
had perfect understanding of my past and present feelings,
emotions, and thoughts. She not only knew what I had done
in my life but the reasons I had done them. She knew about
my most selfish acts, even those that I will take to my grave.
She understood the hardships in my life, and yet there was
no judgment or condemnation, just perfect acceptance.
also be noted that there was no congratulations for anything
good that I had done or for any successes that I have had
as a college professor or consultant.
floated towards her and she held out her arms. As we touched
we began to vibrate into each other's bodies. This was ecstasy
beyond anything I have ever known in my life. Then the dream
ended before we "melted" together. Some people have
told me when I share this dream with them that what I had
experienced was a spiritual hug. I had never heard of a spiritual
hug or even believed that we survived death. The thing I remember
most about this dream is the total acceptance from this compassionate
woman in a gray grown with a sweet smile on her face.
Sept. 4, 2004