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In the NDE video entitled Shadows: 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 scarlet fever.

I finally 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." -- Rebecca Springer, near-death experiencer

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Video featuring

Barbara Springer's NDE

Shadows: Perceptions of Near-Death Experiencers

Produced by Norman Van Rooy

This is one of the best NDE documentaries I have ever seen. Many profound NDEs are described. This video can change lives.