My father had lived with my wife and me for several years before his death and we had enjoyed his travels with us to the old farm where I grew up as we now lived in the city.
A year or so after his death I had a visit from him in my mind which although 20 years ago is as fresh and clear as if it happened last night. It was not a dream! I have had dreams and am unable to remember or experience any of them as I have this one of my mind.
I heard the door bell ring and got out of bed to go answer the door. When I opened it, my father stood outside. He was in white clothes with a light around him and he had his little horn rimmed glasses on. I invited him in and we went into the study and sat around the fireplace and visited. We had a very friendly conversation and soon he told me that he must go.
I led him to the front door and turned to open it when he just walked through the door and was gone. I have shared this story with friends who have had similar mind experiences with a son who had died, and very recently my wife told me that her sister had shared a visit by her teen aged son who had shot himself some years ago. We are told that we are mind, body, and soul. Yet we have studied the body in medical research, but neglected the mind.
It was once thought that the brain controlled the mind, but we now know that this is not true for people who were brain dead have shared their experiences during the time before being resuscitated. See the book by Elizabeth Kubler Ross and another to be published soon by a man who has studied such events of the mind over the past 40 years. Now doctors are attempting to explain the mind. What is it? There is much still to be learned about us human creatures created by God.