I was very sick with a high temperature for several days. Everytime I tried to clean the house or make dinner I felt drained and weak. Finally, I threw myself on the bed and gave up. Tossing & turning and wishing I were of good health. Suddenly, while still awake-not falling asleep, I was zapped out of my body through my feet! Imagine a vacum sweeper on the soles of my feet. Looking down I saw my body still laying on the bed! I felt no fear and no emotions other than questioning why I was up here looking down there at my body. Two "beings" appeared whom I call angels. They had no emotions nor did they communicate to me. I just went with them.
We were travelling through a dark place. I noticed that we were not walking on feet. No other person was in this dark place. Then I noticed a bright light ahead of us. Nearer and nearer we drew closer. It was then that I felt like I was in a tunnel of see sort. At the end of this tunnel the light was unbearable at first. However, I soon adjusted to the light and it was then that my "escorts" disappeared.
Have you ever seen those huge culverts where water pours through draining another area? I was standing on the edge of the tunnel. I looked down and saw a beautiful blue-green river. Suddenly, I heard a familiar voice. " Go back Debbie, it's not your time yet!". I immediately recognized this voice as being of my great-grandfather Cecil Collins! He repeated this message several times. His voice came from across the river and when I looked in that direction I saw a shoreline. I never clearly saw him or others there however I knew he was there. Others who I cannot identify were also there waving and sending greetings. I knew they were my ancestors.
I never did listen to my elders well. So, wanting very much to be with them, I jumped into the river1 The water felt warm and peaceful; almost like healing waters. My body began to sink deeper in the water. I realized that I did not have the body to swim. However, I did not experience death through drowning. It felt as if my body had returned to that of a fetus. I felt warm and secure. Now, how did I remember that?
Suddenly I looked up and saw a brighter light hovering above the waters. This light drew me upwards right out of the water into the "sky". Face to face with this light was an experience I shall never forget. This light was a person! I never saw a face however I had the knowledge or inner vision of a face. This face was smiling and very happy to see me. The peace was not to imagine. Then I knew what this person was saying: " I Love You". I looked behind me to see who this person was speaking to and then realized the person was me. I begged to stay there; pleading like a child to one's father. The person of light began to weep and without seeing his face I knew that he too was telling me that I had to return.
Instantly I was back in the body I previously had seen laying on the bed. I did not "wake up" as if I had been asleep. I was just there again.
Over the years I have tried to explain this experience to others. I have learned that when one has not had a certain experience themselves that they often label it evil or fake or a dream. For me, this experience was real and it will always be. It didn't deepen my faith in God. I had a deep faith before the experience. However, over the years since this experience I have noticed that my psychic instinct has been increased and a few other experiences occur that are new. I don't share this to convince any of it's reality. We tend to believe what we experience for ourselves. I share this experience because it is reality for me.
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