John P.'s Near-Death Experience
would like to tell you about my experience. I had a emotionally
difficult childhood. I went to a counselor at the age of
37 to help me deal with and get on with my life. The counselor
did what she called regressive therapy with me. She was
a Christian and prayed at the beginning of the session that
the Holy Spirit would work in my heart (soul) through the
took me down an elevator to a floor that opened up to a
hallway. The hallway had doors on both sides with numbers
on them. As I walked down the hallway I stopped at different
doors, opened them and went into the room to deal with issues
in my life. The number on the doors was the age I was when
these issues happened.
went to my "two year old room" and dealt with
a very traumatic experience. When I came out of the room
the counselor prayed again that the Holy Spirit would heal
me and give me a new life.
"At that point
the counselor wanted to bring me back up the hallway to
the elevator. I told her I can't. I turned and went
to the end of the hall, to a corner and the hallway came
apart and disappeared. I then was in the presence of the
"I knew without
having to be told that the light was the son of God, Jesus.
"I saw my deceased
father and mother-in-law, along with others who I don't
remember, standing next to Jesus. There were no words, all
communication was thought transfer.
said, "Come." I was compelled to go to the light.
front of Jesus, it was communicated to me that He had unconditional
love for me and total acceptance. Jesus then reached out
and gave me a hug. A hug that was symbolic of the lack of
affection that I was neglected as a child. I was healed
at that point of my past.
said, "Go and hug others."
"I turned and went back to
the elevator, but not up the hallway. I went up a new path
with a new life. Needless to say, the face-to-face experience
with the light changed my entire life. My "Go and hug
others" command is my mission in life.
"I had dreams that came true.
I would dream of situations and they then would happen.
I had dreams of warfare between demons and angels that were
given to teach me. I could see things in people that I couldn't
"God is the source of all
love and we aren't able to love without him. We are
spiritual beings like God.
"I have experienced angels
with me while awake in everyday life. They are sent to comfort
and guide me. I have experienced demons and their attack
on me. There is much, much more to the experience and all
that has happened afterward.
"When I stumbled across the
NDE, I felt like I had something in common with other people
and I wasn't alone - even though I never died.
"I could write a book of
my experience too. I now feel that religion is a man-made
structure to try to identify and contain God. It just can't
regards, John P.
"But already my desire
and my will were being turned like a wheel, all
at one speed, by the Love which moves the sun and
the other stars." - Dante Alighieri, Paradiso
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