Ken Merriman's Dream Near-Death
was wondering if you had any information on people crossing
over while the person was dreaming. In all of your research
has this ever came up? I ask this because I had an event
like this happen to me, at least I believe I crossed
The dream at the beginning was very hazy and I was more
of an observer as are most of my dreams. I was driving
in an old beat-up van and felt that I was being chased
by someone. I was trying to find an escape route when
I found a tunnel to drive into and figured I could escape
through there. As I was going through this tunnel, the
light in front of me began to get brighter and brighter.
This is when the dream took its turn.
As soon as I emerged from the tunnel, I became self
aware, totally and fully. This was no longer a dream.
I could see things as if I was wide-awake, think clearly,
see clearer than I could in my waking state. Imagine
the waking state that you are in right now. That's how
it was in the dream but far more colorful and visual.
The colors were so sharp and crisp, there were clouds
that glowed yellows, purples and golds. The sky was
the bluest blue you could imagine.
I was just within moments of realizing that I wasn't
on Earth when the feelings of joy, happiness, love,
glee, everything that is tied to all that's good rushed
over me and I can absolutely say I have never felt this
way before. It was truly an amazing experience. (If
everyone in the world could feel the way I did at that
moment, wars would be a thing of the past. The Earth
would unite.) Further down the road a little was a bridge
that spanned a river. On the other side was a gigantic
modern city, it reached as far as I could see. As I
walked closer to this bridge there was a person that
seemed to have human form but it was more or less just
a formed black shadow. There seemed to be a slight aura
around this person, it wasn't much but enough to see
it. I kept walking forward and said Hello to this person,
but He/She just raised their hand as to say Hi and kept
walking past me never saying a word. He/She then continued
down towards the tunnel I just came from. Just as I
reached the beginning of the bridge is when I was pulled
back and out of this place and I was whisked through
a tunnel feet first. I then woke in my bed with a jolt.
I have three theories on what might have happened:
(1) I actually
did pass on but I was sent back
(2) During my
dream I crossed from the dream plane to the astral plane
heaven on accident
(3) I had a
lucid dream I can't explain the feelings of love if
I'd like to hear what you think,
Kevin Williams' reply:
What if I told you it was all three? There is compelling
evidence in dream research that during our dreams our
conscious awareness shifts away from our physical consciousness
(physical body and conscious awareness) to our subconscious
awareness (what religions call "our soul"). This is
just a fancy way of saying that when we
we have an
into a different level of existence or consciousness
(called the "astral
out-of-body researchers - or the "soul
realms" or "heavens"
of the afterlife by religions - or quantum physics might
call it is another "dimension"
- consciousness researchers call it another
level of consciousness).
Whatever you call it, our dreams are actual "afterlife"
experiences. Many people are not aware of this and pay
no attention to their dreams or try to remember them
or learn from them. This is unfortunate because we spend
roughly one third of our lives asleep and our dreams
are a wealth of spiritual information if we can only
transfer it from our subconscious mind into our conscious
mind. The fact that we spend so much of our lives asleep
is one good reason to believe that we are actually spirit
beings having a human experience. But because it was
- that is, you were
dreaming in your subconscious mind and suddenly woke
up (became conscious) during your dream but remained
physically asleep. In a sense, all dreams are NDEs in
that they are out-of-body experiences in the afterlife
(actually, we are already in the afterlife because the
physical realm is just another level of consciousness
or realm in the afterlife). But normally we are not
aware of the full nature of being conscious during a
state of complete subconsciousness (dreaming). And this
is what makes lucid dreams so wonderful. I have only
had two brief lucid dreams in my life. One of them was
two days after my mother died and when she interrupted
my dream by appearing in it (which immediately made
me lucid) to tell me she was still alive. My sister
had an identical dream of her that same night.
Lucid dreams are interesting because feels like suddenly
being aware of all the colors and detail in your dream.
But the most interesting part is that you can actually
make things happen during a lucid dream whereas, during
a regular dream, things happen to you as if you have
no control and are a passive observer.
Anyway, my understanding is that there are many different
kinds of dreams. Some dreams are heavily symbolic (the
language of our soul) and need to be interpreted to
be consciously understood - like the
Book of Revelation.
Some dreams are ways for us to work out current problems
in life on a different level. Some dreams are
Some dreams are just for fun. According to Edgar Cayce,
nightmares are mostly the result of your body warning
you about a health problem or about dealing with a difficult
problem in life. Some dreams are highly sexual and personal
and there are reasons for these as well. The point is
this: If you want to know what the afterlife is like
while on this physical realm, learn more about your
dreams. They are more important that the general public
is aware of in general. Perhaps this is the problem
with this world.
I have many web pages on my website with some good information
about dreams. I did a complete search on my website
here are the results.
Hope they help.
Peace and Light, Kevin Williams