OBE/NDE-like Experience.Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 06, 2002 - 12:27 am:
My OBE/NDE-like experience happened sometime in July 2000. I'd been having an exceptionally stressful time at work for over 2 years. I felt like I was being run into the ground with overwork. The criticism never seemed to abate. I was in constant fear of losing my job to the point where I could not sleep well. I struggled to do a great job, and believed in my heart that I lived up to that goal. I found myself hating those who I felt were responsible for my misery.
After one amazingly horrid day I turned to the Bible for comfort -- though I wasn't really religious and not affiliated with any religion. I opened the Bible right to the part that said "Pray for your enemies."
I thought "no way, I just detest these people!"
Then I prayed to God, whatever or whoever God is, to help me not hate my enemies so I could pray for them with a genuine heart.
Suddenly (no trips down a tunnel, etc.) I was in the presence of Light, incredible, indescribable, pure white Light. I was shown my acts of vanity and could see they stemmed from needless insecurity. There was no condemnation in this revelation. I actually laughed with relief for being so silly. I felt enveloped in Love and Peace and Joy and knew that these were what the Light was. I Loved myself and everyone else as well.
In that space, I suddenly found my mind able to contact someone from my work that I had thought hated me and communicate without any uncertainty that I Loved him.
Then I was able to contact another "enemy" and tell her that I Loved her. Then as immediately as I had "left" I was back sitting on my bed the Bible in my lap. The incredible feelings of Love and acceptance were like nothing I've ever felt here. I will NEVER forget that experience!
My relationship with these two individuals was changed. They became my advocates. Coworkers began mentioning how patient and kind one of these individuals had become. The other "contactee" received a chance to advance in her career and she moved to another worksite.
I am not afraid of death. I am convinced that this is where I will go when I die especially after realizing how much like an NDE my experience was.
For about three months after this event an energy, which for want of a better analogy felt like an adrenalin rush, came in rhythmic waves flowing through me. It was invigorating, relaxing and pleasurable. The arm pain (resulting from the repetitive motion injury sustained from overwork) which had plagued me for 2 years disappeared completely a couple of hours after that energy began. I also had a series of inexplicable "psychic" events. I had never believed in precognition before.
It has been quite awhile since I've had a psychic episode (none since the energy left me). The very few people I've shared this experience with have not really believed me, they say it was a dream or a hallucination. I know without any doubt this really happened to me. I have no idea why I was given this gift. I know I am not as appreciative as I should be. I feel sad that the energy left me and I want with all my being to return to that Light.
Also my definition of enemy is evolving. In a realm of perfect understanding I suspect enemies probably don't even exist. I wish everyone could have a similar experience so they could Know how much they are Loved in spite of their flaws. I wish everyone's infirmities could be healed in that energy.
The Love and energy of that Light is without bounds. My goal now is to do my meager best to express unconditional Love whenever I am able.
I hope this is helpful to someone.