In March, 2002, Ray Meir suffered a heart
attack. As a result, the cardiologist had to perform a
(4) catherization procedure in order to determine if there was any
problems in his heart. The first one was exploratory, and it was
determined that Ray had 3 arteries blocked (one was 99% blocked).
The following is the report of his near-death experience that was
triggered by a dream he had while undergoing a heart procedure.
On the last procedure (one week
later) we had problems. The local anesthetic was injected and the cath
was inserted. Within seconds of the cath incretion I fell asleep ... (remember
no anesthetics were administered). I dreamed that I was in a very dark
vast peaceful area (much like floating through outer space, total
darkness). However, the feeling was extremely peaceful and I felt very
comfortable. I was surrounded by a total darkness, and I could not see
anything in any direction (including down since I was floating).
However, when I looked forward I saw a very (extremely) bright
light. Much like looking at headlights in a car on a dark road, except
that there was only one light and it was extremely bright. However, I did
not have to shade my eyes because instead of bothering me the light was
attracting me to it. The feeling was EXTREMELY PEACEFUL and I felt very
much at peace. I felt a great love emanating from the light. As I walked
towards the light (I'm still surrounded in darkness except for the
light in front of me, which was attracting me to it) much like a child
walking to its father, I felt very much at ease, and very much in peace
with myself and my surroundings.
As I walked towards the light I
noticed that there were two silhouettes of persons standing on either side
of the light. However, I could not make out the persons in the
silhouettes. I continued to walk towards the light and at one point my
entire surroundings light up (much like walking into a lighted room).
I was now within the light along with the silhouettes. I could now clearly
see them. They were my mother and my father. They passed away in 1997 and
1999. There was a another person standing between them. It seemed as if
this person was glowing, a halo around him (the light was emanating
from the person). I could now clearly see the person also. It was
No words were spoken by anyone. We
just looked at each other. Their facial expressions were very comforting,
as if looking at me with approval and love. Much the way a mother or a
father would look at a child that they had not seen in a long time, but
were happy (approved of him/her) to see him/her.
The time passed quite fast, and the
next thing that I remember is wakening in the operating room, and asking
"what happened." I remember seeing the nurse standing over me
and telling me to wake up. I had a pain on my chest, much like getting hit
with a baseball bat, and my chest area felt as if was burned. Much like a
severe sun burn.
I was then given medications and
transferred to the ICU. I was later told that I had "Coded."
According to the nurse, within minutes of commencing the procedure my
blood pressure immediately dropped and my heart stopped beating. I have
been told that I "flat lined" and had to be paddled 5x before my
heart began to beat again. Later my doctor explained that my BP was
120/80, immediately dropped to 0/0, and would not rise. Then immediately
returned to 120/80, after the fifth resuscitation procedure. The BP never
dropped I just bottomed out and then returned to normal.
I sincerely believe that I died on
the table, and came back. I sincerely believe that I saw my parents and
the Son of God. I sincerely believe that God has placed me back on this
Earth for a purpose.
"For love is stronger
than death; ardent love is as unrelenting as
Sheol. Love's flames are fiery flames - the
fiercest of all. Mighty waters cannot extinguish
love; rivers cannot sweep it away." -
Song of Songs 8:6-7
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