Shared Crossing Story Library

 

 

 

 

The most beautiful stories

you will ever hear 

 

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Here you will find a beautiful compilation of awe-inspiring stories  from people who have participated in the Shared Crossing Research Initiative. We are proud to have been helping people to have a conscious, connected and loving end-of-life experience for over 10 years through our research, programs and services and offer these stories as a means of educating people about shared crossings.

A message from William

I extend heart-felt thanks to all of our research participants who have made this Story Library possible. Your help in conveying the message that anyone can experience a shared crossing or a shared death experience with a loved one is truly inspiring! In this short video, I share one of my first shared death experiences. You will find many more stories in my book, At Heaven's Door.

William Peters, Founder of the Shared Crossing Project


Shared Crossing Story Library

Life affirming stories from people who have shared their experiences with the Shared Crossing Research Initiative 


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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE
Brian's SDE with his wife, Kristi
California, USA

“It was like magic. It was just divine grace.”

Brian, a psychologist, and his son are by his wife Kristi bedside as she is transitioning. Brian is able to go in and out of his SDE, and experiences a magnificent love-filled knowing that resolves all past difficulty. He describes his SDE as “like magic, it was just divine grace.” 

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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE

Sarah's SDE with niece Leila
Santa Barbara, USA

The very first thing I said to my son was, "Wow. That's what it feels like to die.

Sarah, a retired firefighter, was woken from a deep sleep with severe leg cramps which quickly progressed to further, unexplainable physical symptoms. She exclaimed to her son 'that's what it feels like to die' and shortly after, learned that her niece had died suddenly and unexpectedly at the exact same moment. What struck Sarah was the complete absence of fear throughout her experience.

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 SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE

John C's SDE with his father
Wisconsin, USA

There is just so much evidence that there is a whole other level of communication. I just feel that people should know that their experience is as real as it seems. That was certainly true for me.

While talking to his wife on a payphone at the moment of his father’s death, John experiences an SDE with his father and another man who appears to be guiding his father to another realm. A series of spectacular synchronicities immediately following his father’s death further convinces John that he was meant to see this and know his father is alright.  

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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE

John S' SDE with his father
Pennsylvania, USA

“It was like, the word that comes to mind and which I've hardly ever used in my life, is euphoria, like a golden amber display in front of me

John is a retired school teacher who was mowing his lawn when his SDE began. His sudden chest pain coincided with a heart attack his father was experiencing some miles away, unbeknownst to John.   He witnesses his ancestors lined up in chronological order back through time and space and has a loving encounter with his dying father. In a curious twist, John’s mother also experienced sympathetic physical pain when her own father died years earlier. 

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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE
Margrethe's SDE with her son Jonas
Tennessee, USA

“It was his death that kind of made me realize, or kind of begin to understand how intricate and complicated and vast and amazing and magical this universe is”

Margrethe was in the waiting room while her son was undergoing surgery after a heart attack when she experienced a magnificent out-of-body shared death experience that profoundly changed her life, and her journey with grief.    

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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE
Richard's SDE with his best friend, Pat 
Pennsylvania, USA

“I could see her dancing, dancing for joy”

Richard, a retired psychologist, tells us of the SDE he experienced just hours after the death of his beloved friend Pat. Richard is walking down the street when the SDE occurs and it leaves him with a profound sense of joy and healing. 

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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE
Lula's SDE with her mother-in-law
Texas, USA

“I think she wanted me to be there. I think I was there with her. There was definitely a connection. No doubt about it. I will believe that for the rest of my life.”

In this video, Lula tells us of her beautiful relationship with her mother-in-law and the shared death experience she had at the time of her death in a nearby nursing home. Lula recalls visiting her mother-in-law for the last time, the sense of knowing that her passing was imminent, how her SDE unfolded, and the profound effect that it has had on her grief.

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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE

Amelia's SDE with her 13-year-old son, Tom

England, U.K

“It changes everything, doesn't it? It just changes everything. I'm not frightened of death anymore. It changes everything.”

Amelia’s son Tom was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10. When he was 13, he passed away in her arms at home with all the family gathered close-by. As Amelia lay with Tom shortly before his passing, she shut her eyes and instantly saw a woman dressed in clothes from the 1970’s walking purposely towards her through a tunnel that was surrounded by bright light. At the moment of his death, her sister entered the room and saw Tom sitting up looking like he ‘was ready to go’. This experience with Tom forever changed how Amelia perceives ‘death’ and what it means. 

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SHARED DEATH EXPERIENCE

Karen S. – SDE with grandfather

Illinois, USA

“You cannot explain it. It's complete freedom. There's no pain, no sorrow …"

Karen tells us of the two-part SDE she had with her grandfather where they soared together over the beloved family cabin at Fox River, Illinois, his ‘favorite place.’. Karen tells us of her shift to spirituality and subsequent shared crossings that she attributes to this profound experience.

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