am 35 years old and I have been a person living with AIDS
now going into my tenth year. A few years ago, I was hospitalized
and had this experience that I am going to tell you about.
I never thought to ask anyone before, nor tell anyone, about
it except my lover the other night. I don't know what this
means, nor do I know if anyone else has had a similar experience,
or if what I saw was real. So, I go on.
lying in the emergency room in a quarantine space because,
in Florida, AIDS patients were kept away from the population
- cross contamination I guess.
I coded on the table and left my body - rising up into a
fog. I came into a garden (I know this is real because I
can see it in my mind's eye as vivid as if it happened last
night). BUT, in this garden, there was a tree. It looked
like one of those Joshua trees you see in the desert southwest
in the states (I am in Montreal, Canada now).
had questions. And, as for God, was he there? Yes, I believe
him all of my questions (Why I know this, I don't know.).
But I was there for what seemed a long while. I remember
the smell of flowers and grass - and the beauty of where
I was. It was as if I was in a valley of some kind. The
sky was vivid. It was beautiful.
finally returned to the table I was laying on (I guess I
was sent back.), it was not my time to go yet. I don't remember
any answers to the many questions I asked (not the specific
questions that I did ask), yet the vision and the specific
tree still remains in my memory. I did not come back with
anymore wisdom about my situation or my life as it was at
if the answers to my questions will show up or become clear
through conscious contact with my God of my understanding
over time (i.e., inner dialogue)?
know of anyone else who has seen a tree on the other side?
And if so, was it in a garden setting, valley, etc...
Kevin Williams' reply:
the results of a search on my
website for the keyword "tree".
And for the keyword