Wes writes the following after-death communication which occurred with his close friend, Miake.
“A few nights after I had moved back home to Forest Ranch, Ca from Eureka Ca, I woke up at 4 am in a frenzy about my very close lady friend, Miake M., whose house I had stayed at for the last three nights of my living in Eureka. I had the strongest intuitive feeling that something was very wrong with her. Where I was staying at my parents house- where I grew up, we had no telephone and cell phones didn’t work that far in the mountains either, so I got in the car and frantically drove three miles down the highway to ‘the phone call spot’ where the cell phone worked at the top of Platte Mountain. I was talking to myself on the way there saying ‘oh God, please don’t let it be so’ and such. When I got to the spot and called, a voice I didn’t recognize picked up. I was practically crying and in a frenzy said, ‘where’s Miake? What’s wrong?’ Only to find out that she was in the hospital in ICU and had swallowed a bottle of Norco in a moment of apparently, overwhelming despair and she was basically brain dead. Anyhow, a few weeks (?) later, I had a dream where I had a ‘phone call from heaven’ and it was her. I remember thinking I had so many questions to ask, but I think I didn’t know where to start. Before I knew it, she had appeared before me. It was her, but a more perfected version of her, at peace and serene; like all the impurities and layers of negative experience and character traits she’d acquired in life were now gone. Of all the things that could be said, and I was expecting grand insights and tales of what it’s like after life, but all she said to me is this, “There’s nothing to fear. There’s nothing to fear”. I took it as religion is wrong, and the most hell experienced would be in a place where one is ‘burned’ of their impurities… and where they pay the price of any negative they’ve caused in life, and then return to the source as does everyone. Regardless, of my mere mortal perception, it was the best and only thing I suppose I could want to hear, if I could only hear one thing about death and where we go afterwards.”
“I had had only a few ‘supernatural’ events before this time, and even then, I had a tendency to look at things with reason and logic, before attributing them to something ‘supernatural. I don’t have a naturally superstitious mind-frame; which I would hope makes my story seem more true and relevant. The only other ‘other-worldly’ experience was involved with her, as well, when she was alive. I was staying at her house sleeping next to her (we were intimate buddies, but not sexual) when I woke up with a sense of fear. There was a presence in the house and I heard creaking in the kitchen. Next thing I knew, I felt something, like a spirit, come into my body through my feet and slowly creep up my body, paralyzing me almost entirely and taking my ability to speak, other than a tiny, squeaking, froggy voice that whispered, ‘Miake.’ I could barely wiggle my finger to poke her, but to no avail. I began to be curious as to what was happening. The sensation went from my body to my head, then slowly my very consciousness. I had the sensation of my consciousness shrinking within myself to the very center of my mind, and had an intuitive feeling that I would shrink all the way to a pinpoint inside, and then, burst out onto the ‘other side.’ I did have a feeling of that ‘other-side’ being a place of light, like the light at the end of the tunnel, but it did not feel dark and evil. Nonetheless, I was afraid of what was there, as I wasn’t sure whether or not this entity was a dark or benign entity. I had already realized deep inside of me, that I actually had more power over this entity than it did me, and that I was basically letting it do this to me. But when it got to where I was about to leave this world, I was afraid that it would be death, rather than the mystical and divine experience it was trying to give me the feeling of it being, and so I used all my strength of will and pushed it out of me! Never really realized just how many of my few ‘other-worldly’ experiences were involved with her until I wrote this.”
Commentary- Premonitions before death, or as the death is occurring, are not rare. Although we may not think so, being separate individuals and all, we are more connected to one another than we can fathom; especially when our relationship is an intimate one… but not always. In this case, we see how Wes, already knew, on some level, something terrible had happened to his dear friend, Miake; hence, their connection.
When Miake appeared to him in a dream, you can see that it was, indeed, a visitation… mainly because he was lucid when he saw her; which means he was aware and thinking in his dream. He thought about all the questions he could ask her about the final mysteries of life, but instead of that he got, perhaps the most powerful, bottom-line answer anyone living in this world could ever receive – “There’s nothing to fear.” In those words lie the most peaceful message of the afterlife, delivered from the world beyond.
In Wes’s second story of the supernatural, it is made apparent that not all these experiences are desired ones. There are things and experiences in this world… or the realm where worlds collide, we don’t always understand, that happen to be terrifying to us. Be that as it may, Wes’s example demonstrates that, although we may not think so, we have the power to overcome our fears – if we remember the power of our will and that…”There’s nothing to fear.”