Audrey Craft Davis was in intensive care for eight days
with e-coli bacteria working its way throughout her body.
Her near-death experience led her to say:
It was a matter of life and death:
my doctor checking me into the hospital in intensive care.
No time to pack a few necessary items, though my house was
just around the corner and a few blocks away. The e-coli
bacteria was dictating the terms.
in intensive care for eight days and barely made it, my
doctor says. I had heard how this bacteria had killed thousands
but I never thought it would happen to me. I have wanted
to get this caution out to people as a means of protection.
So this is my method of doing it.
it was caused from cantaloupe that were shipped from a country
that does not have the sanitary systems we have in the US.
Though I wash all produce in antibacterial solution and
rinse thoroughly, if contaminated water had seeped through
the rind, no amount of outside washing is going to remove
it. I am writing this so you, the reader, may avoid the
life and death: life is spirit, life is energy and cannot
be destroyed. It can only be transformed into a different
form. We as humans cannot die. We can only transform into
something far greater. The status we call death does not
exist. We can call it death but it is only a transition.
Jesus said that the last thing he had to conquer was death
so it is no longer a reality.
so-called death. There was no pain, not even an uncomfortable
feeling. When one is going through the throes of on-coming
cessation of life, it appears that one is suffering terribly,
but I can tell you that this is only the body's resistance
to giving up its hold on the person.
I can tell you, there is no death: only heavenly ecstasy,
freedom, complete exultation and joy beyond anything one
As I moved
effortlessly upward, I beheld a great light which became
larger and larger until it obscured everything else. As
I was drawn into it, I found there was nothing but light.
It was as if I were nothing, yet I was part of everything
thinking, "So, I have returned to the Godhead from
which I came." I also remembered reading of how God
is everything. God is light which is pure energy and it
all made so much sense.
of the book in which I read that, if we could take everything
there is on Earth and subjected it to enough heat and put
it under a microscope, it would reveal one thing: light
which is pure energy. So it stands to reason that, if God
is everything, then the light I saw and became part of was
was so overwhelming I did not think of my husband and two
small children I was leaving behind. The ecstasy was so
overpowering, I could only feel that all was love, peace,
celestial lightness and splendor beyond my wildest dream.
that most people who reveal their death experiences say
they go through a tunnel or meet loved ones on the other
side and I do not doubt this. As we have different experiences
in life, we have different happenings at death.
I fought with Him when He sent me back. I told him that
He was an unfair God to show me such bliss and send me away;
that I would rather have not had the experience than to
have to give it up. Even with beloved children and husband
so happy to have me back, I was terribly depressed for three
not easy to live on Earth after such a powerful experience.
And after all these years, every moment of it is as clear
as the day I died.
a poem about it:
|Heaven Must Wait
I died and went to
But I saw no streets
No angels with fluttering
It was not like I'd
But joy unspeakable
and ecstasy divine.
No thought nor worry
of those left behind.
Oh, let me stay in
this splendor, please.
I was light as a
Tossed on the breeze.
He sent me back.
His message was clear:
Time will pass swiftly
with those you hold dear.
Audrey Craft Davis
Dr. Audrey Craft Davis lives with
her husband in Oldsmar, FL. She holds workshops and seminars,
and has appeared on TV. Also available for counseling. (813)
"After you die, you wear
what you are." - St. Teresa of Avila