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This is not a work of fiction. I've come to a place in my life where most of the current population would not be of an open mind enough to accept my story with an open mind. That will not keep me from trying to get some of my story into print.

I do have a lot of time on my hands after my best friend passed onto the other side late December of 2012. He had kept me out of trouble for 23 years. The last seven we were roommates. He slept in my bedroom in a bunk bed left over from when I was a child.

He had already undergone an extremely disfiguring cancer surgery five years before I met him. Half of his jawbone had to be replaced with a metal one. The mental after-effects were limiting his ability to interact with the public. However, we still were accepted by the fourth graders we gave gold-panning demonstrations to at their schools.

Sometime last year the cancer returned but this time it was more aggressive. He stayed with me until he became too weak. It was my duty to change his bandages that helped cover up the fact that the tumor was eating away his face and exposing his metal jawbone.

During this dark period, spirituality became an important part of my life. We had an agreement that as he passed over, he was to always be welcome where he spent so many good years. With me. At the hospice, I brought a recording I had made telling him goodbye and played it for him. He had already slipped into a coma. The next morning, as I made desperate plans to visit him before visiting hours, he was gone. He had only been away from his home for three weeks before he passed over.

After losing him I became involved with meditation. I decided to began to see auras. I moved my meditations into a dark closet. While there in the dark meditating, I started to see colored lights. These balls of light were purple and red and look like energy balls. There are a lot of them and they would move around the room on their own.

I was alone there one day and I saw what looked like my friend sitting there in the dark closet next to me. I first saw his glasses and then I could make out his face. His "body" was was a transparent red color. I tried to talk with him but as he spoke I couldn't hear any sound from him at all. I acted as if I expected him to show back up and he has.

Over the last few months he visits me often. I've seen his body and head green in color but I have never heard any sounds from him. At times he will pull something out from a small bag he has with him and sprinkles it around. He also will place things onto the wall in the closet. I can see the stuff glowing where he puts it.

There has been no real success getting any of this onto a camera as the LCD screen on the camera gives off too much light and it becomes impossible to film; however, I did have some luck of sorts. I modified a small round color and IR camera to input to a handheld DVD player. When I turned it on inside the darkened closet, I get Orbs. These are not just static camera stills. They move in mostly straight lines across a piece of semi-gloss black chip-board that I have placed along the wall in the closet. Sometimes there are only a few Orbs, other times many show up and fly past the cameras lens.

I am retired and live in the same house I grew up in. I have a lot of free time on my hands. There is more story to tell but I've covered enough for this post. I haven't tried to share anything like this with anyone else. I'm not sure I want to. I have been able to get on with my life without my best friend being alive but I do enjoy being interrupted during my meditations by an old friend.

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mistersavvy (1 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-22)
i am very sorry for your loss, being said though your story was very heart warming, not very many people have such a attached love that it carries on to beyond this world, keep strong:)
Swimsinfire (11 stories) (556 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-21)
Wow you guys had and have a special relationship that few people have. Well, as long as you're entering meditation with love and light you should be good. You know meditation is like any other visit to another place, you always have to keep with the love, right? Hang in there, blessings.
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-21)
Im realy sorry for your loss. I know one thing and that he will always be with.
lady-glow (13 stories) (2880 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-20)
That's intense! 😲

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arfulruf (1 stories) (2 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-20)
Thank everybody that have read and/or responded to my post. Lady-glow I will answer your questions as best as I'm able. I only wanted a nice quiet place to try to began to get the chatter in my head to slow down a bit so I went somewhere dark and things have not been the same ever since. As soon as My eyes began to adjust to the darkness the entire room became green. I mean it looked like the walls glowed lime green with very dark patterns all over the walls. It looked something like old time flocked wallpaper. This dark pattern began to raise off the walls about 1/4 inch or so and as my eyes adjusted more fully the dark pattern became purple/dark crimson then this stuff began to move out from the walls. It would be like all 2D and hovering flat then my eyes would kind of hurt and they would adjust and these floating energy balls would be in the room hovering around on their own. At times they would cover my arms as well as my shirt. They had clearly defined shapes Like a three inch round colored electric plasma with something in the middle on some days and on other days not as well defined... This is not just a one time event. There is a lot of very unusual lifeforms that live in the astral realm. I just never would have guessed I wouldn't need to go to sleep to see it myself. I mean the walls become filled with colorful see-through astral objects. I don't actually feel I'm entering very high into the astral realm as some things I go through are disturbing to say the least. The first few times it happens I would consider just getting up and leaving the room. Everything except for some red hazy smoke goes away if I turn on the lights I mean want to be able to visit there and I just needed to get over all fears. One very very interesting thing I've seen happen while in there is once in a while my pit-bull mix dog will hear something outside and began to bark. Now he waits for me right outside the closet door but won't often come into the closet with me for very long. Now I'm inside literally in another world and his loud bark will startle me. Now in actuality what he is causing is fear for a split second. It is uncontrollable. I'm unable to avoid it's automatic. When I go into a state of fear the entire manifestation inside the closet goes dim. Its very interesting to have it happen more than once with the exact same results. Now after a minute or so passes, everything gets brighter but not as bright as it was before fear set in. One day for some reason I guess I reached some sort of a milestone or something to that effect as the entire room filled up top to bottom with astral bubbles. They all had the color of soap bubbles but did not get you wet as they popped. It is not easy going somewhere where they really don't speak out loud and the rules are not the same as here. I just always treat everything I encounter there with respect and do my best to send love to those there that may seem hard to love. Who knows what good can come of it. I'm not supposed to put anything down here concerning my friend. I must be vague if at all. I don't want to lose a good thing. As per his request. I must go now. Bye for now. Love and light.
spiritwaiting (42 stories) (843 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-20)
arfulruf, I'm truly sorry for your loss of a great friend. Deepest sympathies go to you. But I concerned as to your meditation. I agree with Lady glow you could have opened a portal. That can lead to many things good and bad. When you saw your friend did he seem happy or angry? And another question before you meditated did you say a prayer for guidance and protection? Thise are the two most important rules to meditating. I've had my own experiences witj meditating and I didn't say a prayer before hand and it lead to some crazy things going on. Hope you can find some answers you came to the right place.
lady-glow (13 stories) (2880 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-19)
I'm sorry for your loss, your friend was very lucky having you around during his illness and his last years.

I'm not going to offer advice on something I have not any experience, but there are some things I do not understand after reading your touching story:

1) You became involved with meditation and decided to begin to see auras. Was someone coaching you during this process? How long did it take you to start seeing auras?
I do not mean this in a disrespectful way but, to my knowledge, there is no "switch" that a person could turn on to achieve this ability.

2) You began meditating in the closet and saw balls of light. Those balls fit more the description of orbs, and not auras that glow around living beings or inanimate objects.
And by the number of this balls you say are in your closet it seems like you'd opened a portal.

3) What is your friend's appearance when you see him? Does he look healthy or sick like at the end of his days?

Thanks for sharing.
mamachong (11 stories) (228 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-19)
I am really sorry for your loss. Hopefully your friend is very happy and no longer in pain.

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