I thought I would share an experience I had with my daughter last night. She ended up spending the night and she suggested we do a meditation together. I agreed and opened up the "OM" CD that I ordered last month. (IT IS NOT THE SAME AS IT WAS SIX YEARS AGO! William Bulham is going to get an e-mail from me! ) This is the first meditation we have done together. I stopped it after 8 minutes and put on another CD titled Mystic Bowls. We were relaxed, and meditating, but the voices chanting in the new "OM" CD doesn't have the same effect as the older version! I laid back down, centered immediately; we had left the focus to be what ever and where ever she needed to be. In the back of my mind though I wanted to know my last life time with her -before this one. I saw her as my Aunt in India, showing me dance moves, and jewelry, and beautiful colored silks. Then I saw her come into a room holding a brand new baby in her arms. That's when it happened. I felt a presence in the room and actually opened my eyes to see if someone was standing there. I felt the presence, to be there with and for Shannon. I closed my eyes (about 2 minutes had passed since we began....) Shannon immediately began to cry, cringe, strain, made choking sounds...being her mother I could not stay into a meditation and not know if she is OK. I looked at her body -she looked as if she was in labor.....I asked her if she was OK...she couldn't talk to me, I told her it was all right...and asked her who was with her...she gasped and blurted out "they're all dead, I am alone"...she continued to stain, and clinch her fists....I told her to leave her body and see the situation from a 3rd person perspective....she didn't ...she continued to cry, almost in silence as if hiding...and so afraid....I told her to look down - to look at her feet...after another minute of straining and crying I told her to move forward in time. GGggesshhhhh I wasn't prepared to do a regression with her and I didn't want to lead her or upset her more..so I did the only thing I knew - to take her to the future. She was into that altered state SO FAST it startled me I couldn't believe it. She was DEEP DEEP and so emotional. The future seemed to be calmer for her...the sobbing stopped, she still made strange sounds -- so I laid down next to her and continued to try to meditate with her. After 25 minutes of meditation she came out of it and said -I need to stop..... Then she said -Mom did you feel any presence the room? I said yes...she said "That presence tilted my head back and put its hands on my chest and pushed real hard, I almost couldn't breath...it was as if its energy catapulted me right into the past. I had had no lead in -no entry into the experience... it happend so fast! She continued to tell me that she was a young girl -14 years old and in labor. They were all killed -it was a massacre - she said that she was the only one that lived...she was in labor hiding from them. She was black, 14 and pregnant. Her "husband" was 16 - black and killed in the massacre. She said he was funny and sweet and she loved him dearly. When I told her to move forward she said she was in a small wooden structure -doing voodoo magic -and blowing smoke from her hand to the person needing her medicine. Someone had taught her -after the massacre - the ancient African medicine voodum ways. I could go on here - but my point of the post -is the presence -in the room -physically touching, and moving her head and her and my awareness of it. Shannon studied the Brazilian religion while in Brazil for a year in 2001... I felt it was rooted from there but not sure.. I have felt presences with me before in meditations, nothing new there, I have been guided by spirits in meditations..yeah got that. BUT to have a presence be so PHYSICAL and to heighten the experience SO DANG FAST for her is amazing to me. Once I changed the CD - to the Tibetan Bowls only -she was catapulted by the sound and the spirit in the room to an immediate deep altered state and emotional trauma from the past. I tell you - she wasn't meditating more than 2 minutes when it hit. What are your thoughts about this?