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Christine Stewart, hit by car, has NDE

Identifier

013057

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences – Dr Penny Sartori

Christine Stewart emailed me in response to an article of mine on the internet a few years ago:

I was 11 years old when it happened. I am now a grandmother of 52 and the experience I had has never left me. It was the most profound thing that has ever happened to me and, what is more, it still affects me.

I have no fear of death and I do not grieve for the dead or dying because I know they have gone on to another dimension.

Briefly, I was like most kids of 11, mucking about on the way home from school that day. I stepped off the pavement without looking, into the path of an oncoming car which hit me in the back.

I was thrown across the road and remember thinking that it was going to hurt when I landed. I heard a loud 'snap' and saw a flash, at which moment I was rising out of my body at rapid speed. I felt no pain as I seemed to lift higher and higher, it became dark and I was still travelling rapidly.

There was an overwhelming sense of being loved, like the whole universe loved me.

I came to a stop in front of some sort of barrier which looked like a privet hedge. There were flowers growing in the hedge which were huge, much bigger than my head! Beyond the hedge there were People looking out at me; they all seemed very interested. Then there was the lady. I call her 'the shining one'. She was so beautiful. I knew immediately that she was hundreds of years old but had the face of someone perhaps in their thirties.

I was happy to be there, the feeling of love and peace was beautiful.

'You must return,' the lady said, although I never once saw her mouth move. I went to object, at which moment I found myself in a great deal of pain back on the side of the road with ambulance men and a huge crowd of people around me. I learned quickly that my experience was something I should keep quiet about, as folk looked at me strangely if I spoke about it. But I won't ever forget it and as I grew older I realized that many more folk than myself had had a similar experience.

That experience has helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. Death is not the end!

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Hedge

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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