An out-of-body experience.

Written by on October 5, 2020

Anyone who has had a general anaesthetic knows that feeling of a complete gap in time. You have no idea if you just blinked or slept for hours or days. Last you remember you counted back from 10…. and nothing else until next you open your eyes. 

A journalist, doing a story on near death experiences and the ‘afterlife’, had the rare opportunity to meet a young woman who had just woken up from a month long coma. 

Her heart had stopped following an accident. The medical team resuscitated her and got her heart to start again. But for all intents and purposes, she had died, albeit for a few minutes. 

She had no recollection of what had happened to her but seemed to him so serene, so at peace. 

Referring to the minutes her heart had stopped, the journalist asked her whether she had the ‘out of body’ experience others talk about. Did she see the ‘bright light’ and more importantly, what made her turn back instead of following this light? Surely heaven is a beautiful place?

Her answer: “What makes you think I did not follow the light? Maybe we are in heaven right now.”

Time for us to flip the script!