WHAT? Exceptional Human Experiences (EHEs) probably never crossed though your mind before, so why would I be bringing it up. Well to be honest, we should be asking why we never heard of them before. Or have we?
Examples of EHEs can be known to be lucid dreaming, meditating, day dreaming, clairvoyance, Déjà Vu, use and understanding of our intuition, and many more. Rhea White was a parapsychologist who coined the term EHE in 1990, by identifying 60 different human experiences that can be classified as exceptional.
If we all thought and talked about our EHEs like we so sports and the news, we might find that we can all expect we are exceptional humans, and not the logical minded individuals science has painted us to me. We are more mysterious but are left to learning out these mysteries by ourselves mostly.
By sharing stories of each of our EHEs we jointly become a species of human that are not only mysterious, but divine. When we have the ability to notice the difference between, intuition and logic, soulful thinking and ego centric thinking, we can start to become the observer our lives and we will be able to take the EHEs that occur in our lives and sift through them for confirmation, insight, direction and understanding.
Here is one of my EHEs to share with you:
It was 2003 and I had just moved to Seattle, Washington and was settling myself in. I had found an apartment in the city, was working a part-time job to meet the needs I had, and was beginning a journey of healing myself from a childhood that left me with many emotional scars. All in all, I felt wonderful! I had total control of my time and what I did with it. I enjoyed walking around the city, and learning a lot about myself and life in general.
One day I had decided to take a nap, a very unusual thing for me as I have always enjoyed the daytime feeling and never wanted to sleep those precious hours of daylight way. But that was not so apparent one Fall day when I laid down on the sofa and drifted away, only to find myself in the midst of a lucid dream. Lucid dreaming is an experience when a dreamer is aware that they are dreaming while dreaming.
I was fully aware I was in a dream, but felt I had a degree of control over what I was doing and what I was saying. I found myself sitting on a cloud, with my feet dangling off the edge. This setting was familiar to me, as I once came to this cloud when I was a younger girl (7 years old) and met my Great Grandmother who had recently passed away. But I know that was not who I was meeting, something inside me knew what was going on, but another aspect of me (the aspect I am familiar with when I am awake) was a little curious what I was doing way up high in the clouds.
It was peaceful and bright, and I remembering feeling very calm and then, it happened! A little boy, maybe 2 or 3 years old, walked up to me on my left side, and said to me, “Hi!” Out of curiosity I asked him who he was, and he responded to me, “I’m Shilo, your son.”
I am not sure for how much longer we spoke to each other, but I do remember when I woke up I was taken back by the dream. I was curious, was I pregnant? With that thought in my head, I collected my things and started walking up the street to Fred Meyer (a Pacific Northwest grocery/home goods chain). I grabbed a pregnancy test, and for some reason was pulled to go to the arts and craft section. I was looking for crochet needles and yarn, to knit a scarf.
It should be said, I had never crocheted before, nor did I previously know how to knit. Getting home, I took the test. No, I was not pregnant. And that night I knitted 2 scarves, one for me and one for my sister in Atlanta. But now, more than 12 years later, I can not remember how to knit a scarf. It was if that memory could have been from a past life, and as quickly as it came, I let it go again.
That day stands out in my memory so vividly. Visitation dreams are those in which we have contact with another spirit or entity that could be a family member, ancestor, close friend, or loved one who is alive, or has passed on. I only understood this was a visitation dream when time moved forward.
I had 2 more dreams where I met Shilo on the same cloud (in 2007 and 2010), and we had a continuing conversations, and I always knew who he was even though he had aged. The dream in 2007, Shilo had aged to around 7 years old, and I was very happy to see him. In my waking life, this dream came to me when I had first started dating my future husband. The next dream came in 2010, coincidently right before I got pregnant with my first son, Shilo (born 9/24/11).