Serious car accident
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
I was in a serious car accident in June 1986. I was driving in the central lane of a motorway, it was raining and although only just past midday, very dark. I realised a car in front of me had slowed down sharply, and I didn’t want to brake for fear of skidding, so I steered right to the fast lane, and my car aquaplaned and went into a spin. I was struggling to control it, when suddenly I was not in the car any more.
I was in a black tunnel, or funnel, shooting through it incredibly fast. I was spinning, too, yet it was a different movement from that of the car. I felt I was shooting through this tunnel, head first, spinning round the edges – like water going down a plug, or like a coil. There was a loud roaring – it was very noisy, like the moment of birth. I had no time to feel afraid. I was very interested in what was happening, but I felt completely safe……
Around me, as the tunnel began to lighten, there were presences. They were not people, and I didn’t see anything but I was aware of their minds. They were debating whether I should go back. This was what made me so safe; I knew that I had absolutely no responsibility to make any decision. This is an almost unknown situation for me, and it was wonderfully liberating. I also knew I could not influence what decision they made, but that whatever it should be it would be right. There was total wisdom and goodness in them.
I did not hear voices or words, so I don’t know how I was aware of this discussion, but it was not only one presence; it was as if there were many minds gathered on each side into one, and these two debated the decision about me. I didn’t know the outcome, but I was intensely interested and peaceful.
Then there was nothing.
Then I opened my eyes; I was astonished because I was in my body, in the car and I hadn’t expected to be.
I thought ‘oh they’ve put me back!’ and I think I was a little disappointed and I heard a sort of echo from the minds which gave me to understand I didn’t have permission to go yet, because my children only have one parent. It was quite right of course, but I have to admit I hadn’t thought of them at all……
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
From The Truth in the Light – Dr Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick