Out of body from flu
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Truth in the Light – Dr Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick
I was in bed, recovering from ‘flu, reading. I began to feel very relaxed and peaceful. I’ve never felt like that either before or since that experience. I put down my book as I could hear my husband and two children moving about downstairs, getting tea ready, and I remember thinking,
‘Lovely, there’s going to be a cup of tea in a minute’ and just at that point I felt myself shoot up out of my body, through the crown of my head at the most terrific speed, like being fired from a rocket. I was out in space, no dark tunnel, and I thought, this is how the birds must feel, so free.
I was actually like a kite on an endless string, which I could feel attached between my shoulder blades. I couldn’t see any kind of body belonging to me, I seemed to be mind and emotions only, but I felt more vital, more myself travelling towards this tremendous light, so bright that it would have blinded me if I’d looked at it here, but there it was different. I reached the light, which was all around me. I saw no one and heard no one, but I knew I wasn’t alone, and I felt this wonderful love enfolding me and understanding me.
No matter what my faults, what I’d done or hadn’t done, the light loved me unconditionally. I so wanted to stay there, but I was told neutrally that this couldn’t be, I had to go back, and then I felt this cord on my back – pulling me back and the next thing I knew was that I was back in my body and my son was coming into the bedroom with my cup of tea.
The experience is as vivid in my mind as it was when it happened. I’ve always believed in life after death, though I no longer belong to any form of organised religion, preferring to find my own path, but if I needed anything to confirm my belief in another plane of existence, that experience certainly did. I feel so grateful to have had it.