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Andrea W's Experience

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My Out of Body Experience 12-1982 

It happened one evening as I was getting ready to drift off to sleep. My husband lay next to me and all was calm and quiet. My eyes were closed but I felt my heart beating very hard and erratically. There was no pain only the loud beating sound and the convulsing of my body as my heart tried to get into rhythm. The next moment I could see my body beneath me lying beside my husband. It looked as if I were sleeping. Suddenly I was whisked away by beings on each side of me. I could not focus my eyes for we were traveling at an enormous rate of speed through the atmosphere. I could feel the wind pushing against my face and eyes as we went further and further up. We came to a place that is almost indescribable for words fell me when I try to tell about it. The music was the first thing I noticed. It was coming from everywhere surrounding me there. Love was all around me, soaking into every fiber of my body. I could feel it everywhere, above, below, and all around me. Then I saw Jesus. He stood tall above me clothed in white garments. His hair was as white as snow and hung down about His shoulders. His eyes were as flames of fire flashing from his face yet I had no fear at all. His face was like brass, tanned by the sun. He spoke and it sounded like mighty thunder that rolls across hill and dale. It was very loud and mighty. His lips did not move when He spoke to me yet I understood every word He said. Before me He displayed a large screen hanging as if perfectly placed there. Upon the screen He showed me my entire life. It began when I was a small child with Polio. He explained why everything happened and continued until the present time. Then He stated " No More"! I understood it to mean no more hurting, suffering or pain. Then He told me that I had to return to earth to continue my mission for I had not yet completed it. I felt sadness for I wanted terribly bad to stay with Him. The love was so awesome. I was unable to speak for He stood above me in such a towering fashion much like a giant over an ant. I wasn't afraid but I stood in awe of Him. Then as suddenly as I arrived, I was quickly whisked away and brought back to earth. I could feel the wind as before. I remember going back into my body for it was so very cold. My heart rumbled and tumbled trying to get into the perfect rhythm. My body bounced on the bed and my eyes opened. I was so cold. My body was like ice. My husband was still sleeping next to me. I sat up and woke my husband from his sleep trying to tell him what had happened to me. Of course I was speaking so fast and was so excited he could barely understand what I was trying to tell him. To this day I remember it as clearly as when it happened. I told my husband, " You don't understand, but I understand!" I know that I stood in the presence of God Almighty. I know He spoke to me and showed me my entire life before me there. I know how He looked and sounded. No one can ever tell me any different for I was there in His presence. I could feel His awesome love penetrating every cell in my body and what an awesome feeling it was. I remember not wanting to come back to earth yet knowing I must obey. I don't know how long I was out of my body but I do know my body was so very cold. I was told by doctors that it takes about thirty minutes for the body to go from its average temperature to the cold feeling I had upon my skin. So I know God provided a way for my body to stay in a perfect state while He talked to me. I now have no fear of dying for I know where I am going. When my job on earth is over and I have finished my task, God will call me back to Himself once again.

I hope this has inspired those who may not have believed in life after death in some way. I can also testify that when my dying father was preparing to leave earth, he took the last breath he had to tell me "Bye! Bye!, Bye! Bye!" the words a child will never forget.  He was headed out of this world and into the hands of Almighty God his Creator. There is life after this body dies. There is heaven I know. I have not seen hell but I have heard from those who have. Heaven is my home! Make it yours today!!

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     What I saw and experienced was very hard to explain because there are few words that accurately describe it. Awesome, Amazing, are only two I can think of.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    When I stood in the presence of the Lord.

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:            When I stood in the presence of the Lord.

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  Yes     My vision was as sharp as if my eyes were those of a new child. No aging at all.

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
            Yes     Most amazing sounds of music and thunder.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Excitement, anxious, love, peace, joy

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No       No I was caught up and whisked up through space to another dimension.

Did you see a light?           Uncertain      No not just a light but a place that was filled with light.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     I met Jesus. He told me of my entire life. We were in a place where there was love, light and wonderful music.  Such peace and love I have never felt before.

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    Yes    

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     Only that I saw God and the person I saw matches the description in the Bible in Revelations. Also my husband can verify that this happened.

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?            Yes     Just a beautiful place with beautiful music. I was taken there by what I think were angel beings. It was far up in the heavens for we flew up and up for a good period of time. I felt the wind against my face.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     There was no time at all. Time ceased to be.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes     I knew who it was that I saw and he did not identify himself as God.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes     I was taken up into space far into the heavens and taken to this place. I stood there by myself in the presence of God. I was no longer aware of the angels. I was not aware of them when they took hold of me to take me back to my body.

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have shared this for many years as I have many other things in my life. I believe it made a difference in my life and others that I told the story to. It gives me peace and them hope and faith.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    Yes     I had read a few cases but nothing major. I did not know all that I know today.

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    It happened just as I saw it then and now. I still remember every detail to this day.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            The music, the love, and the awesomeness of God. Such power and might I have yet to see again.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    It never has changed one single bit. Always the same.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No       I'm just more certain of what lies beyond now.

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Jesus is Real! I saw Him and He spoke to me. I am on a mission to finish my course.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes