Ritchie, Dr George – The NDE 05
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
I, of course, wanted to go in to be with these beings but the Christ was already beginning to move us further and further away from them. I was beginning to understand He was taking me back toward the earth. This was something I was feeling, not knowing, because I had no idea from what direction we had come or in what direction we should be returning.
Again I would remind the reader, time and space as we know it in our earthly realm is certainly different from these other realms.
In what seemed a very short time but an extremely long distance, we were back in front of the hospital at camp Barkeley. He then led me directly into my hospital room and did a startling thing.
He opened a corridor through time which showed me increasing natural disasters coming upon this earth. There were more and more hurricanes and floods occurring over different areas of our planet. The earthquakes and volcanoes were increasing. We were becoming more and more selfish and self-righteous. Families were splitting, governments were breaking apart because people were thinking only of themselves. I saw armies marching on the United States from the south and explosions occurring over the entire world that were of a magnitude beyond my capacity to imagine. I realized if they continued, human life as we have known it could not continue to exist.
Suddenly this corridor was closed off and a second corridor started to open through time. At the beginning they appeared very similar but the further the second one unfolded, the more different it became. The planet grew more peaceful. Man and nature both were better. Man was not as critical of himself or others. He was not as destructive of nature and he was beginning to understand what love is. Then we stood at a place in time where we were more like the beings in the fourth and fifth realm. The Lord sent the mental message to me,
"It is left to man which direction he shall choose. "……
He then gave me orders to return to the human plane and mentally said, "You have forty-five, years. "I had no understanding at that moment what he meant by forty-five years. One of the reasons I didn't was due to my thinking I did not want Him to leave me. I was getting ready to grab and hug Him close so He could not leave when I began to lose consciousness.
The next thing I remember was looking down at my left hand and seeing my Phi Gamma Delta ring on my second finger. Again I passed into unconsciousness and remained in it until the morning I opened my human eyes. I was lying there thinking about what had happened when Lieutenant Retta Irvine walked in. She introduced herself and said, "It is good to have you back with us Private Ritchie."
"What day is this?" I asked
"It is Christmas Eve," she replied.