When I was in my early 20’s, I lived in a small farm house in a rural community in Southwestern Ontario. One Sunday morning, I recall beautiful streams of sunlight filling my bedroom. I lay in bed, asleep, yet I could “see” everything. I panoramically and vividly viewed the walls, the morning light, the curtains and all that was in the room. I sensed an incredible stillness and peacefulness. I felt the warmth of the sun and the glory of life injected into my spirit.
I was above, in the corner of the room, watching my physical form, lying in bed, asleep. I was then instantly transported to a room at my parent’s home, miles away. I continued to “watch” from an eagles view, looking downward. My Mother was embracing my nephew who was about 5 years old. He was crying and she was consoling him. She was assuring him that everything was going to be “okay.”
I next remember, being returned to my physical body, that remained lying peacefully, unaware, in bed. I witnessed and felt the traces of a translucent form fall into my motionless body. As it did, my torso literally snapped up quickly, 90 degrees, as “it” (my spirit, I suspect) returned, taking my breathe away. I sat up, catching my wind, thinking, “wow” that was quite the dream! I had returned to reality.
That day, I phoned my Mother and told her about my “dream.” As I was recollecting the details, the phone went silent at the other end. I said “Mom, are you still there?” She said “Jeremy was in my room this morning, crying.” My nephew had spent the night there, as my sister and brother-in-law went out for the night. Jeremy, as most young children do, pine for their parents. Mom was reassuring him that they were coming home soon. I had no idea that Jeremy had spent the night there. I told Mom, that I’d seen it all .
I knew that this was not a dream. Was I meant to die that day? We’ve all read or heard about “out of body experiences” especially those who have temporarily “died” and “experienced a warm comforting light, like being in Heaven” only to return for further days, months or years on planet Earth. Or, was I gifted in seeing the unimaginable?
Today’s Thoughts: 1/If you knew that you had “limited time”, what would you do? What would you say? 2/ Can you stretch your thinking beyond the “norm”. 3/ Regardless of what you are facing today, “everything is going to be okay.”