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Death of Wife



Type of Spiritual Experience


The contributor was a Les D., RALEIGH, North Carolina

A description of the experience

This was extracted from William Buhlman – The Secret of the Soul

My wife had passed after a long illness, and the first few days afterward passed like a blur.  Even though her death relieved her from pain, I was numb with grief.  Most of the time I had friends and family with me, but one evening when I was alone I relaxed on the sofa, recalling the lifetime we had spent together.  As I closed my eyes to rest, I felt my body start to tingle and vibrate, and then I became very light.  I was almost dizzy. Then suddenly I felt like I was in a painting. It was surreal: It was my house, but different; the colours were vibrant, and there were soft edges around everything.

And that’s when I saw her. She had never looked more beautiful, there was even a glow around her. She was wearing the dress from our wedding, but had no shoes on her feet.  She did not speak, but from the peaceful expression on her face I knew she was okay.  I could feel thoughts tell me that we would be together again when the time was right.  With an unearthly grace, she moved out of my sight. When I opened my eyes, my body was like a lead weight. It was several minutes before I could move.  That was six years ago, and it started the healing process for me.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Feet and shoes

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps