QUESTION: My mother passed away about six months ago. After recently getting into meditation to cope with my feelings, I had the most unusual meditation yesterday. Usually it is very difficult to meditate for more than 10 minutes, and I am not completely focused. Yesterday morning I decided to do a physical meditation for 15 minutes, uninterrupted and extremely focused. I was able to physically unravel and relax. As my mind started to relax, my mother appeared to me. She told me that she was okay and to “just go”. As soon as she appeared, tears started to stream down my face, but I was feeling very comforted and relaxed.

I feel as though she was communicating with me, but I was unable to communicate back. While she was speaking to me, my body was still frozen in my meditation position. I was unable to move my hands or speak, and I know this because I was trying to touch her and tell her that I didn’t want to go anywhere. I realized that I had made a goal of a 15 minute meditation at 9:15 AM, which I was supposed to end promptly at 9:30 AM. When I opened my eyes, after listening to her advice to “just go”, I looked up at the clock and realized it was exactly 9:30 AM.

I have always been sensitive to my surroundings, although I have never experienced anything like this before. Any ideas on what I experienced? Is meditation opening my mind to spiritual communication? Is this my brain giving me "Abdi Answers" to my own questions?

ANSWER: To intellectually define what you experienced is not important. Remember that we are blind to over 90% of electromagnetic phenomena. That means there is much the five senses are blind to. Learning to quiet oneself turns up the volume to all that we do not perceive due to our constant inner noise. What you describe is something that I have experienced as well as have had relayed to me an infinite number of times by people I work with. There is much you can read on the topic if you are interested. You will read explanations ranging from “it’s all in your brain” to “there is life after life”. Let your direct experience guide you. Intellectual understanding is merely scratching an intellectual itch. Be in the mystery of it and let the experience heal your heart. Keep at the meditation. Lastly, do not be attached to repeating your experience. Just go. And just let go.