Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
I was feeling ill and had not been able to get my mother up that morning. At midday I crept upstairs to bed on hands and knees. By midnight I was in unbearable pain.
I do not know exactly which evening it was but I was alone in bed when I knew ‘something was going to happen’.
I was not afraid, and felt great confidence. I rose out of my body and went towards the front corner of the bedroom. I do not recall any tunnel of light, I was just in a wonderful peace and wellness in a beautiful setting of grass, lawns and trees and brilliant light, diffused, not coming from any central source, with a feeling of being surrounded by wonderful love, joy and peace, no illness or pain.
I was in a little bower corner, on my own. Between me and this place there was a low green trellis fence, which stopped, leaving a gap at the end. I could so easily have gone through. But I knew without anyone telling me that I could not stay there. I could see people walking about purposefully – I particularly remember seeing two nuns walking along together! I did not see anyone I knew; I would have wished to go to someone in particular had I seen him.
The next thing I remember was floating along, passing through swathes of wonderful, beautiful, translucent colours, more beautiful than any I had ever seen on earth. I have no idea of time throughout this experience.
I remember being horizontal, above my body in bed, back in my bedroom, when I slowly clicked back into my body and eventually tried to move an arm, a leg. I had to come back to accomplish my mission of looking after my mother.
The experience has had a lasting effect upon my life; if that was near death I have no fear when my time for dying comes. I look forward to it with expectation of that wonderful joy and peace.
Although it took place 37 years ago it is still as vivid and real as it was at the time, and it is difficult to find words to describe the wonderful experience.
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