I SAW THE LIGHT….
BUT NO ONE ASKED ME TO STAY….
My Crash Course in Compassion
Yes, by that title I am trying to put a playful bent on a topic that in some circles causes controversy. I sure wasn’t expecting this event to happen to me, let alone writing about it. Some events in our lives we would like to stay hidden but this was one that had to be shared. And something was nudging me in that direction. For every believer in supernatural events there are at least two skeptics to chime in. That’s probably why I published fiction for my first book. It’s a story told in rhyme by a cartoon character. Nothing controversial there. I certainly don’t look for controversy but this event plopped down in my life and I was getting more than a whisper to tell the world about it. I will share this miracle at first in segments. So here we go…….
People have spoken of near death experiences and speak of being drawn to a light on the horizon. Yes, I did see that beautiful heavenly destination in the distance but did not seem to be moving toward it. I guess sometimes you don’t go beyond the Light or get guided to it. A determination must have been made that it was not going to be my last day on earth. In my case I was protected by The Light from the trauma, pain and more serious injuries that could have taken my life and then I was sent on my way to learn from it. For now I will give you just a little peek into the experience and go into the full and more miraculous details a bit later.
In this experience I was existing peacefully in The Light and was feeling loved and protected but did not find myself proceeding to what I saw in the distance. I surmise this was the door to Heaven or the afterlife. I did not see passed loved ones coming to greet me or guide me to that passageway. Remember that song about knocking on Heaven’s door? Well I wasn’t nor was I given a choice. I got the protection I needed just in the nick of time and I am grateful.
Let me start to tell you just a little about this miraculous event. I remember that fateful afternoon just walking home and suddenly being surrounded by a Light and being taken from my current reality. I was walking on the sidewalk near the flower garden by this restaurant. I was not having a medical situation of any sorts. I wasn’t in a panic as to what was happening. It was peaceful and felt natural. I then saw a beautiful heavenly destination in the distance. I suddenly felt a gentle breeze wash over me and intuitively felt there was a presence with me so I questioned about that breeze. I mean I actually heard myself speak the words “What was that poof of energy?” I did not hear a response but got brought back to current reality. That return or my answer came in what felt like an instant. So that is the basic scenario without the deeper elements that made it so incredible. I know that is pretty incredible in itself, but there is more.
Let me delve into some amazing and miraculous aspects to that “gentle breeze” a bit later. The core of the miracle.
But for now I want to weave in a bit of my old life before I go into more details of the miracle. Maybe you will surmise as I did, why the journey may have been allowed to happen. The miraculous event also opened my eyes to the many aspects of Compassion: The Divine Love and Compassion from our Creator, Compassion to and from others, and also learning much needed Compassion for myself. The event opened up my eyes to a few other insights or perceptions along the way but mostly how I felt my faith or belief in the power of prayer played a role in this gift happening to me.