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Stephanie's Experience

Experience description:   

I was fighting depression brought on by a horrible marriage. I was reading my bible and I began to pray. I was telling the Lord that when I was a child my papaw always made me feel better but my papaw was in heaven with Him so I wanted God to tell papaw that I missed him and he could always make me smile when I was down. That I loved him. I also loved Jesus and I needed His help to find my way out of this bottomless pit that I was in (depression) not my marriage though it was a bottomless pit also.  

It was only as though I had closed my eyes when I opened them. I could feel the tears on my face dry immediately. I knew I wasn't on earth as I know it. I was sitting on this huge rock in the middle of this big field. The field was full of beautiful bright red and and yellow flowers. The grass was so green unlike any green I have ever seen here. The colors were so vivid so beautiful.

And the breeze was like nothing I have ever felt.

 As I looked around I saw my papaw we smiled when our eyes met. He helped me off the rock and we began to walk and talk. The funny thing was we never opened our mouth when we spoke it was like telepathy. I knew I wasn't dead though I felt more alive and accepted than I ever had here on earth. There was no sadness or fear no heartache no tears no sickness no hate no anger no worry AND MY DEPRESSION WAS GONE in the blink of and eye, leaving my body here was no worry for me. I was ecstatic to be where I was. I don't know where this place was I have always referred to it as papaws perfect place. It was almost like it was in between heaven and Earth. There were others their with their loved ones walking and talking. There was so much love and happiness comfort joy contentment every good emotion that you can think of was there. We held hands but it was as though I wasn't suppose to hug him and I knew it? I don't quite understand that but it was okay because I hugged him with my heart not my body. I did have a body there it looked like my earthly body. And he looked like he did while he was living even dressed the same. Around the field there was a forest lots of trees that's where we walked. It seemed as though we walked for hours papaw told me of things that were to come in my life some sad some happy but I knew I had to endure all these things but I would be fine. He reminded me that God will never put more on us than we can bare.  

We ended up right where we had began and though I didn't want to leave I knew I had to and that wasn't to be questioned so I just didn't. He helped me back up on the rock and I let go of his hand I noticed him looking to his left which was my right since we were facing each other. So I also looked, there stood my aunt and I was confused so when I looked back he was gone I felt myself flying back with a landing in my body. I opened my eyes feeling like a different person, and I was even my ex-husband sensed it. I couldn't wait to tell my family of my experience. I know it sounds far fetched but I know what I experienced........

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

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

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I felt very alert a different level than that of what we are capable of here

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no,

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     It seemed the same just free and light compared to our earthly body

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            only positive happy feelings

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?            Uncertain      Just what I said I seemed to be aware that this wasn't quite Heaven and it definitely wasn't the earth      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes    

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     Just that I was completely aware that I would be divorced though I didn't know when or how. I knew that I wouldn't be the one who wanted it

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            telepathy

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes    

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I know that He told me things though I couldn't remember anything just the sense that my marriage would end there was much more discussed I just wasn't to remember

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     Yes I didn't have a choice

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Depression was gone and I knew that I had seen things most peoples eyes do not see and return to remember to tell

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I have a stronger spiritual beliefs and I seek the Lord a lot more now

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I know things like this happen and I love to hear others experiences

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some believe some probably don't but that is of no matter to me because I know what I experienced and I believe if the Lord didn't want me to share it He wouldn't have had me to remember

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Like I had something IMPORTANT to do, Happiness

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best the whole thing , the worst coming back though I am glad I did I have grown so much spiritually but I have so much farther to go

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        no