the NDE video entitled
Perspectives of Near-Death Experiencers,
Barbara Springer describes her near-death experience when
she was 12 years old and lost the struggle for life from
decided to give up and die. I knew I was dying and I was
too exhausted to keep trying to fight to hang on to life.
So, I let myself slip away.
I could feel
myself going out of my body and into a space. The next thing
I knew, I was in a black space. At that time, I saw no light.
I was just aware that it was black. And it wasn't frightening
at all. I was not frightened in the least bit. I felt very
comfortable. The space was comforting. Totally.
Then I noticed
ahead of me a bright light. It wasn't above me. When I came
out into the light, it turned. It was way above. But as
I look at it, it looked ahead of me. So I started to move
toward the light.
The way I
moved, the physics, was completely different than it is
here on Earth. It was something I had never felt before
and never felt since. It was a whole different sensation
of motion. I obviously wasn't walking or skipping or crawling.
I was not floating. I was flowing. I was flowing toward
the light. I was accelerating and I knew I was accelerating,
but then again, I didn't really feel the acceleration. I
just knew I was accelerating toward the light. Again, the
physics was different - the physics of motion of time, space,
travel. It was completely different in that tunnel, than
it is here on Earth.
I came out
into the light and when I came out into the light, I realized
that I was in heaven. To me, it was heaven. It was this
wonderfully welcoming bright light. It was a brighter light
than anything here on Earth. There is nothing here that
is that bright. But, it didn't hurt my eyes. I looked and
I could see the white light. I could see yellow light. I
could see gold. There was another color, but I didn't have
a memory of it until years later.
I then became
aware of a bright heavenly being. I felt as if I was in
the presence of God. This being had light radiating from
him and he embraced me. And when he embraced me, I could
feel the most powerful love. It is the greatest love that
there is in the universe. There is no greater love. It was
absolute, total, real, great, engulfing love. I felt the
love surrounding me. I felt it flowing through me. There
really are no words. I can't find words to explain how I
felt. The amount of joy I felt. The amount of love I knew
I was being given. I felt as if I had come home. I knew
this is where I actually belonged. Even though I love Earth
and I love living here. But when I was encountered by that
being, I knew I had come home.
"Day by day we are building for eternity ...
Every gentle word, every generous thought, every
unselfish deed will become a pillar of eternal
beauty in the life to come." --
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