After Death Communications
After Death Communications are communications that either are believed to or appear to have been received from a person who has died. Precise definitions of ADCs vary. According to Bill and Judith Guggenheim, an ADC occurs when a person is "contacted directly and spontaneously by a deceased family member or friend, without the use of psychics, mediums, rituals, or devices of any kind" (Guggenheim 2005).
My first type of ADC was during the NDE's that occured between 6 and 8 years of age. I would describe people whom I had seen in the 'out of body' trips during my sezuires and cardiac arrests. My Grandparents would tell me that I sounded like I was trying to describe deceased relatives who had passed away years before I was born. They would show my photographs of people without showing me the person I was trying to describe. I would always successfully pick out a deceased relative from the photographs and tell them a message they had given me to pass on.
One of the first ADC's I had with a deceased relative I knew was my Great-Grandfather. He passed away when I was 8 years old. His spirit showed up. I noticed that he was 'glowing.' I spoke to my Grandfather about the appearance of him and it distrubed my Grandfather. After the age of 12 - it was forbidden of me to talk or speak about deceased people as if they were still alive around my family. I was given permission to seek out others my own age who had a mind to understand my sort of 'gift.' When I was 12, I had another NDE and communicated with the deceased Grandfather of my best friend. I passed on several messages to my best friend.
When I was 14, I had another best friend and his Dad had passed away when he was a child. I recieved a visit from the spirit of his Dad and passed on messages. I had another friend who had lost his Mother at a young age. I passed on messages to him from her spirit. I had learned that some people had superstisous minds about such matters so I kept the 'gift' hidden from view.
After my 1978 NDE - this sort of 'gift' continued to manifest itself. One of the first spirits I had contact with was the spirit of a co-worker who had passed away three months prior to my NDE. I was able to pass on messages on his spirits behalf. This first encoutner led me to many encoutners with the 'spirits' of others who had passed away and wanted to get messages to loved ones. For the next five years - I was continually being called on by 'spirit' to pass on messages to the friends and family members of loved ones who were strangers to me. I would refer to the 'invisible spirit' as an 'invisible bird' who would be sitting on my shoulder. I never knew when I was going to be called on.
It could be a stranger who walked into a store where I was a clerk. Within a matter of minutes - I would pass on the message and we would speak about the mystery involved.
During this five year period - I had five friends who had passed away. Their spirits would manifest as 'sparks of light' and continually speak to me in dreams about the afterlife.