Off and on, for over 30 years, I worked with a friend by the name of Tom in housing construction and remodeling. We also had some of the same interests like psychic or OBE experiences, photography, nature and of course, joking around.
In April of 2019, I was OBE on the astral plane with Tom. We were putting some paint cans into the back of a truck along with two other workers*. It appeared to be the end of a day’s work and Tom, looking tired and stressed, said he had to leave or go back home but would return after the weekend. I looked around and noticed this was not some weird dream but was on the astral level as the surroundings were gloomy, no color with little light, partly leafless trees, trash or useless objects scattered all about. Very typical lower astral plane. I awakened back in my body and realized it could all represent his passing but I was confused as I always believed he would be around for a few years yet. Around the same time, another friend who had passed a few years earlier told me that Tom had passed over but I didn’t believe it.
At this time I was living in Europe and Tom was in the USA. We texted each other at least once a week but he became silent and after a few weeks of no response from him, I eventually Googled his name to see if anything popped up about him and sure enough his obituary came right up. His being on the astral like that after passing was partly a good sign that he was functioning ok but with difficulty, since he wasn’t higher up in the levels which also is a sign he was struggling. One day while mentally connecting with him he told me he could barely see me. I worked a little harder at prayers for him which may have helped him and he moved on to a higher level where it was a sunny and nice environment. I knew that this was so as on the night of September 8 I was OBE with Tom and again with a pickup truck. It was a very old truck but in very good condition. We both stood in the back and rode down a dirt road, through fields and then a small creek, laughing the whole time about things. After going through the creek Tom blurted out laughing, “and the crazy thing about this is no one is even driving the truck!”.
It was obvious Tom was doing better and finding his way around. I expect we will meet again for some more fun or maybe go fishing since, in the past, he was very big on mountain stream fly fishing.
* Two other workers – I later realized they were the same two spirit guides who have often shown up during encounters with other people or during travels in different parts of heaven.