My patient then said to me, "There was someone here during my treatment and he asked me to give you a message. He said he was sorry. Does that make sense?" I said yes, and thanked her for the message and we wrapped up the treatment and my former father-in-law smiled and then left.
I later experienced another death. My Qigong teacher, Suzanne, who had been battling lung cancer, died. I felt immediately when she died. I was awakened with that news, got out of bed, being rather upset, and prepared to do a meditation to calm my feelings. But then, while sitting in the dark on my couch, preparing to meditate, I suddenly felt Suzanne's presence in the room. I looked up and saw her. I then heard her voice asking me, “So this is where you live, huh?” “Is that green tea you’re drinking? Aren’t you going to offer me any?" She then laughed as if she just told a funny joke. It was if she was physically right there in my room and was exploring my living room, decor, and chatting with me and being so pleased and excited to be free of the pain and difficulty breathing. She was filled with joy and laughter. It was actually rather wonderful.
I could sense Suzanne. I could see her. I could see her, and I could hear her. I knew she was not physically present, but she felt VERY present and VERY alive. She seemed very much the same as how I knew her.
For a few days, Suzanne would come and visit and then disappear for a while, then come again. Her behavior and visits were very similar to what happened with my former father-in-law. I also noticed that with both of these experiences with close friends or family who had just died, the essence of their physical self is still very much a part of who they are and they are able to visit and be present for a couple of days. After that time, their presence or projection changes and they becomes more like a "soft whisper" and more "translucent". It doesn't feel physical anymore - it feels like their presence faded a bit. Finally, after a few more days, I no longer felt their presence. It was as if their essence had changed and transformed. Their spiritual selves were now fully back on the astral plane.