A Near Death Experience, No. 280.

Swimming in the Ocean.

I would like to share an NDE experience, which happened in the summer of 1973. I was 17 years old at the time and was swimming in the ocean near Los Angeles, CA.

I had been swimming for about 30 minutes and was very tired. The waves were getting quite large and there was a very strong undertow. I couldn't get out of the water so I turned to face a huge wave and dove under it hoping that it would carry me to shore. In this wave, I was hit with a wall of water that threw me around like a rag doll in a washing machine. It finally slammed me face down on the ocean floor and knocked all of the air out of lungs. My lungs were spasming and taking in water, so I knew that I wasn't going to make it.

At that point I heard my own inner voice say "all who have died have lived." That made me relax a little and I found that I didn't have to breathe at all, then I was in this gray space and felt very warm and sleepy. There was such tremendous love and wonderful peace and I knew that I was part of the whole universe and that every piece is important to the whole!

Then suddenly I was floating just below the surface of the water. I don't know how I got there because I had no arms or legs, I was just a point of consciousness. The waves that rolled back and forth above me had more dimensions to them. I could think much faster and see further than normal. I thought about my father who was on the shore and wondered how my death would effect him. Suddenly I was above the surface and could clearly see him with his hands on his hips scanning the water wondering where I was. I knew that he would be fine, and that he would get over it.

Then I thought that I had a life review. Someone invisible at this time was with me and showed me a book with pages that sort of flipped through pretty fast, with each page having a little movie about my life. I don't remember anything outstanding except seeing my birthday party when I turned eight. Big deal. I still don't know why I was shown that because it was not a big deal to me at the time.

At this time I asked "what is the purpose of life?" I was told "to help other people." Afterwards I felt that I hadn't accomplished what I had come to earth for, (and I still don't know what that is) and was told that if I didn't go back that I would have to come back in another life and do it all over again. Then I heard the most beautiful music ever heard. Cannot describe it or say what kind of instruments it sounded like. It just sounded like a beautiful vibration is the closest way I can say it.

Then I began to hear a school bell in the distance and the sound of it was drawing me off to the right where I was going into another dimension. Suddenly I was sucked violently back down into my body, and on the way down I was told "It's not your time yet!" When I was back in my body I was still face down on the ocean floor, but I felt two hands, one under each foot, push me to the surface where I stood in chest deep water, ALONE. There was no one in sight.



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