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Maggie H's Experience

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I am asleep and I am aware that I am out of my body. Beside me standing on a road is a man I knew at the time to be an instructor, though he relayed to me he was not and that this form he was in, would be easier for my mind to comprehend. He tells me we are going on a journey and there would be someone else we had to meet. He tells me not to be afraid and holds my arm, we start flying up into the sky, I feel the wind rush around me, and I am in wonder. We travel at great speed and approach a city full of sky scrapers, it is day and everything is ultra clear.

We fly to maybe the 30th floor; and hover there, he tells me we are going to enter the building, and as if in slow motion I see the outer concrete disappear, then I see the framing, then we pass through them into an apartment. I see a women, a little older me, she has curly long ash blonde hair, she is on her knees and she is in great despair, I feel her loss and pain. She goes to the bathroom cupboard and retrieves a razor, I look at my guide, but he looks calm. He asks me "How would you help this women?" I am now frantic because she can't see us and her pain is overwhelming, I get the impression that she has lost a child. I say "I don't know how, what do I do, can she us? Then he walks behind her. She is kneeling and sobbing, just as she is about to break the skin on her wrists, he gently puts his hands on her shoulders, and she is now aware of us being there, She turns to us in Awe and says "Are you Angels?" I say "I think he is", pointing to him. He tells us that we must leave and we are in front of a small blue car. He tells me to drive . I get in and go to put on my seat-belt, He laughs and says its not needed.

We drive and I'm aware that we are in the country, there is a little yellow car in front of us two young men are in it, laughing and joking. The road narrows and branches of into two roads, one forks, it winds and goes up a hill, I slow down and ask which road to go by? He says "follow that yellow car". just after the junction there is a family of Amish people , their cart they were travelling in its wheel had come off and oranges had spilled all over the road, I stop and look at my guide and ask" shall I go help them?" He says "no those people don't need our help, keep driving we are nearly there." we drive around a bend and I see the two young men have parked their car, and are over the road leaning on a fence line. Our guide says "we are here" and we proceed to go over to the fence line and see what the young men are looking at. They are arguing over what they are seeing, All I can see is a beautiful big tree and a shepherd underneath it, he has sheep and goats and is herding them, maybe to get them out of the sun. The sun. I look at it . Its surrounded by the most beautiful rainbow of colors I have ever seen. It seems to get bigger and glow more and more brilliant white.  We have to shield our eyes, one of the men says "it must be a UFO!" Our guide asks us what we think it is? The women and I remain in shocked silence and stare at it in awe. 

Then the clouds billow, roll and form around a large figure , The colors are now sunset yellow red purple and orange , just beautiful. The figure amongst them I'm sure is a great lion! bounding down among the clouds to gracefully jump down and land in front of the grand tree. The shepherd calmly herds his flock away as if unaware of the huge white lion that is now padding his way towards us! It must be nearly 9ft high huge, and the most majestic pure white , with a full flowing mane, his eyes are blue, amber, those eyes just looked at me and knew who I was , everything I have done good in my life, everything I have done bad ' and; everything I had not done. One of the men say, It must be God". Our guide tells us to get on the lions back, I look at him like he must be joking, because I was afraid, then two angels appeared'; laughed and as quick as lighting lifted us onto the lions back. They were as tall as the lion and looked almost transparent , yes they had wings and were beautiful , short curly hair , I couldn't tell if they were male of female, and my mind did not want look them, the lion, the angels, because I felt unworthy and my mind was fearful and disbelieving. The next moment we were up in the air climbing , riding this amazing lion. I was in front, the women, behind me hold onto me for dear life with eyes tightly closed, The clouds billowed around us as we ascended higher, then I heard in my mind our guide say to me "do not be afraid anymore, open your eyes and grab hold of the lions mane and you will be safe, you will be free!" I could feel myself slipping off so I had no option. As soon as I grabbed the mane, I felt euphoria, the colors were even more vivid, and any thing I write or say cannot describe the depth or even what color they were , everything was alive , my senses were now ten fold, as we climbed higher , the women behind me let go of me and opened her arms out and shouted out "I'm free! Thank you Thank you!"

 I could see a cone of white light we were heading for, all I wanted to do was to go into that light and know I was safe and loved. I could see glowing orbs of the white light passing us , they were alive full of energy and when one passed through me I felt a wave of joy, so I also opened my arms and surrendered myself to this amazing experience, then I heard the most beautiful choir singing Peace, Love Joy! over and over getting louder and louder ever closer to the end of the tunnel, "do you hear them ?" Every time they sang the Joy part I would be in complete Joy! I ask the lady behind me ,I start to see among the clouds a transparent rainbow city of beautiful Turkish like architecture, I forget my life below , all that matters is that I want to be in that place where I am totally loved unconditionally , and I am free of fear and hurt and anger. Just as I feel these things, my guide tells me I am not ready, and that I must return, and all I want to do is go into the light! The lion returns me to the paddock and the great tree, I look behind my to find the women not there, where did she go? I slip off the lions back and thank him, the guide leads me to the car, we are the only ones there, I remember my family like a flood it comes back to me. My angel says to me "your journey has not ended yet" Before I can question or even thank him I awake and my lungs fill with air , like I have spent too long under water, gasping I wake to see my daughter of 5 beside my , she wakes with my start. Are you ok mummy? she says with a worried look.  I cant even speak , I am over whelmed and choked full of tears,  She says "Are you sad?" No I manage to say through tears I am so happy! Because at that moment I KNEW... I knew that this journey in life goes on, but there is a whole new journey beyond our death!

That morning I could not talk or eat or function, I still shook from this experience I went through, trying to get my head around it, thinking just how privileged I was to be given that knowledge, I knew it was not dream, for the next 3 days my husband would ask me what was wrong with me, and every time I would try to tell him , I would break down in tears. I couldn't listen to the radio, the TV, they seemed wrong to me, it was loud, even offensive. But what struck me more was when I went outside, the colors of the trees , flowers, sky, especially the grass! were so vibrant , and I had , and still have to this day , an appreciation of every living thing I see.  It took me months before I could put together the description of what I experienced, and even now it moves me deeply to write this, It changed my life, it helped me deal with the passing of both my parents who died of cancer, I'm so happy I was able to share what I saw and felt with them before they passed on. I hope it gave them comfort. It has left me being at times too sensitive, my intuition is more aware , but I am more compassionate and forgiving , which is a great lesson to learn for any ones journey in this precious life given to us!  Thank you for taking the time to read this today x

At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event?   No  

Was the experience difficult to express in words?....Yes....

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?....More consciousness and alertness than normal    At all times....I had a certain fear, expectation and a knowledge that this was an extraordinary experience, a test of faith, I knew it was a higher realm.

Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    Like I had been wearing rose colored glasses before, I suddenly saw what we and our surroundings are really like, more vibrant, especially the color green.

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience.    Every sense more heightened , I couldn't listen to the TV radio, car noise, it was also offensive to me.

Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body?    No  

What emotions did you feel during the experience?....Indescribable, unconditional love, peace, great Joy, excitement , appreciation  

Did you pass into or through a tunnel?....Yes....more like a cone

Did you see an unearthly light?....Yes....

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?....I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin    The guide spoke inwardly in my mind and outwardly, the choir I heard was unearthly beautiful and you felt their music as well as heard. The angels laughter was also musical.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?....Yes   

Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?....No....

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?....A clearly mystical or unearthly realm....It was not earth, it was full of color, some I cant describe, everything breathed life, exuded an aura of energy, it passed through you, you felt its life . there was no room for darkness or hate or anger, you were complete. the buildings were like looking at a glass rainbow. Angels are beautiful and very tall.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down?....Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning....time had no meaning it seemed fast , our journey, had purpose for each stage, it did not need to be lengthy.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?....No....only that there is life after death, ...

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?....Yes....we could not enter brightest light at the top, the lion turned around.

Did you come to a border or point of no return?....I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was "sent back" against my will....

Did scenes from the future come to you?....No....

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?....Yes....Yes when I was 5 I had a similar experience and I was taken to see God and he told me that he knew me and loved me. I guide came to me when I was 15 and I remember seeing my body on my bed,  I also learnt there are good and bad in the spirit realm too. I was fortunate he was there .,he said he  was always close.  I don't come from a religious background, but I have always believed God was there for me, I think its important to share what I have had the privilege to see,

Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:....Large changes in my life....more sensitivity , more forgiving....

Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience?    No    

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?....Yes     more intuition , some sense of illness I can detect in people, \I can feel a positive or negative energy in some places, have dreams of places or past events, have seen grey shadows, my daughter have seen one at the same time, have felt my loved ones around me and my family that have passed on.

Have you ever shared this experience with others?   Yes   4 months before I could recite the whole experience, even then I cried. My husband was the hardest to tell, but he believed me, he saw what happened to me afterwards and how it changed me.  I became a  church member after I told a Christian man I worked with, I then testified before the congregation I remember my family coming to hear too. I was very nervous, but they were excited about my experience, I'm a pretty shy person, this is the first time I have written my experience. if it helps someone believe and take comfort then that's wonderful.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?....Yes     I remember watching a documentary , some people saw a tunnel, or loved ones, some people saw their body, doctors, nurses etc, I don't think it affected my own experience ,

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:....Experience was definitely real    it had such an impact on my life , what I felt was real , I was changed.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:....Experience was definitely real....I was known completely and loved , felt joy and safe ever since that day, I view life with a new appreciation .

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?....Yes....more understanding, more patient.

Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?....No   

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?....Yes    a feeling of oneness and complete love when I was pregnant with my first child, I was lying down in my garden , and felt an overwhelming peace love and joy connection with everything living around me. and when I realized I  was in love with my husband, they were a dent in the experience by comparison though.

Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?    Yes    It is in the correct order and was easy to relay.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you?     I find all meaningful, they had to be shown in that order and that way, it was a lot for me take in, but I thankful for the experience, I don't tell everyone, some people are not open and think I'm  that's a bit odd

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience?....just that I am very fortunate and thankful it happened to me, it has helped me through some tough times in my life, thank you for letting me share it with you.