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My grandma's visitation experience

Discussion in 'General Afterlife Discussions' started by Corey, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Corey

    Corey Member

    Here's some background. My grandma is 90 years old now. When she was in her mid teens, her older sister (18 or 19?) died. She was sleeping in the same room as her sister when it happened and she said she always felt that her father blamed her for it. She definitely felt responsible for it in some way, and I think that still haunts her now.
    Maybe five years later, she was engaged to a man. He died in an accident; apparently he was standing in a puddle in some kind of building and something happened with the electricity and he was electrocuted.
    The weird thing is my grandma tells us she had a dream days before this accident. She said her dead sister came to her in a dream, saying she was going to take her fiance from her. The weird thing is, she said her sister appeared very mean and cruel in the dream. Nasty, as she put it. But it actually happened, which seems to almost surely confirm this was indeed a visitation experience.
    I know that the vast majority of us go to the Summerland levels when we pass on. I don't think my grandma's sister would have been a candidate for the darker levels . . . and even if she were resident there, those beings don't have enough power to go and visit living relatives. So why did she appear mean in the dream? Was it my grandma's perception of her sister due to her guilt? Can our perception of things/people distort their reality in experiences like visitations? Interested to know what you guys think!! :)
  2. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    I don't know if you will agree with my views on this, but here goes:

    If there is an afterlife at all (something about which I am agnostic), I don't necessarily agree that there is a "Summerland" level and "darker" levels, or any sorts of levels at all. There may be, or there may not be, but in my opinion we have no proof either way.

    That said, if there is an afterlife to which we all go, I would hope that being there would help people to drop whatever cruel or unkind tendencies they may have had while on earth. I don't know if your grandma's sister was a cruel person during her life, but even if she was, I doubt she would choose to (or even be able to, possibly) come back to essentially haunt her sister in a dream.

    In my opinion, the most likely possibility is that your grandmother had a precognitive dream which didn't actually involve her dead sister, but in which her subconscious chose to deliver the message via a personification of the sister.

    On a related note, may I ask why your grandmother and/or her father held her at all responsible for her sister's death? How did the sister die? What did your grandmother have to do with it?
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  3. genewardsmith

    genewardsmith Active Member

    Asking for proof sets a very high standard of evidence. I'd suggest just asking for the best available evidence.
  4. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    I'm not asking for proof. I don't think it's possible to provide any truly definitive proof.
  5. Corey

    Corey Member

    Thanks bluebird, that actually makes sense and I didn't think that it could simply be a precognitive dream that didn't really involve her sister's spirit. I do tend to believe in what Roberta teaches about the afterlife levels.
    The details of why my grandma felt guilty don't matter too much to the original question. It is interesting to note, though, that she's a very skeptical person when it comes to any of the stuff we discuss here on afterlife forums. Once I brought up reincarnation and she called it "voodoo" stuff haha. It's interesting how someone can have such an experience and still remain completely skeptical about this kind of stuff!

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