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By Steve Hammons - originally posted at Joint Recon Study Group
In my novel MISSION INTO LIGHT, one part of the story involves such an experience by the main character, Mike Green. On an operation in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain national wilderness area north of Sedona, Arizona, with the 10-person joint-service research team is working with, Mike is shot in the leg and another bullet grazes his skull. He instantly looses consciousness, falls to the ground, and starts loosing significant amounts of blood.
His friends immediately start to tend to him and another wounded member of the team. Meanwhile, Mike has a near-death experience:
Slowly, Mike’s awareness returns. He is disoriented. He looks below and sees his own body, unconscious and bleeding profusely from the leg and head. Another member of the group is bloody from his shoulder down to his hand, the arm of his shirt soaked with blood.
He sees his friends pinned-down by two snipers below him. Below him? Where is he? Has he somehow gotten to a high point along the cliffs?
Mike sees his Uncle Jack directly below him, firing bursts from his automatic weapon, and pulling more clips from his pockets. Near Jack lies Mike’s own body. Jack picks up Mike’s body, throws it over his shoulders, and tries to make his way down a hill, which Mike watches from above.
Slowly, the green forest below him fades from view. Darkness comes over him.
Then, a point of light becomes visible on the horizon. Mike is being drawn toward the point of light, first slowly, then more quickly, as if he were shooting river rapids in a canoe. The point of light draws closer, and Mike finds himself in a tunnel of beautiful golden light.
He seems to slow down now, like the inevitable calm water at the end of a river rapids. Mike drifts slowly through the tunnel and the golden light becomes brighter. Other colors seemed to sparkle through the golden light, like hundreds of tiny rainbows.
Ahead, he can see figures that seemed to be people. As he flows closer to them he can make out four beings. They seem to be waiting for him as he comes closer and closer.
Then, he finds himself surrounded by the four figures. He knows them. They are his four grandparents, and they embrace him. They passed on many years ago, though were a big part of his life when he was a kid. The five seem to float in the light. His grandparents communicate with him in unison.
They tell him, “Yes, Mike, this is the land of the Great Spirit. It is the beautiful place that many religions and philosophies have always taught.”
“There is constant rejoicing and peace in this land. But we feel sadness at the hardships faced by our people in your world. And we feel a longing to help the people there.”
“There are groups of beings who want to bring the two worlds together, to make Heaven and Earth one place. There are efforts underway to accomplish that very mission.”
“That work is proceeding. One day soon, that miracle will come to pass, and there will be a great celebration, a great happiness among all the people.”
“You, Mike, must return to the other world, and tell your family and friends about what you have seen.”
“We have one more thing to show you, something you have a need to know.”
Then, they help Mike take a fantastic journey into deep memories in his DNA, or maybe it is time travel into the ancient past of the Cherokee people in their Smokey Mountain homeland, or maybe both simultaneously. He learns some amazing things.
After this experience concludes, he finds himself with his grandparents again.
“Mike, you must now return to the other world. You still have many more seasons before you join us here in the Spirit land.”
They embrace him again, with happiness. Slowly, the golden light begins to fade and Mike is moving back through the tunnel of light. He sees his grandparents waving good-bye to him until they fade from his sight.
The light grows dimmer and dimmer until it is only a point on a distant horizon. And then darkness.
Mike’s next sensation is the sound of other people talking. He opens his eyes and sees a hospital room in Sedona, his friends gathered around his hospital bed.
He tries to tell about his experience.
“I was floating above the fight at the canyon, watching you scrambling for safety. I saw my own bloody body being carried by Uncle Jack down the rocky path away from the sniper.”
“A tunnel of golden light led to the land of Spirit . . . It wasn’t a dream.”
“I was in the golden light, and saw my grandparents.”
The others listen carefully as Mike tries to recall details of his journey and his meeting with his grandparents.
After he finishes his story, Mike looks closely into the faces of the friends around his bed. Some of their eyes are wider than usual. Some are expressionless, though a smile can be seen in their eyes.
The group’s commanding officer, combat veteran Air Force Colonel Tom O’Brien, standing near the door, gives Mike a knowing wink.
About the Author
- Near Death Experiences: Changing the World (ghosttalkblog.com)
- Pam Reynolds’ Amazing Near-Death Experience (epages.wordpress.com)
- Near-Death Experiences and Conscious Brain Activity After Clinical Death Now Grounded In Science (jewishterrorism.com)
- Near Death Experiences Explained by New Study? (guardianlv.com)
- Near-Death Experiences – What Do They Not Mean? (illustrationstoencourage.wordpress.com)
- Studying the Great Beyond: The Afterlife Experiments (weird.answers.com)
- Ancient Egyptian Beliefs Concerning the Afterlife (history.answers.com)
- Is There Truly An Afterlife? (glowville.wordpress.com)
- afterlife – part one: Colton Burpo (hunt4truth.wordpress.com)
- Near-death experiences: the brain’s last hurrah | Anil Seth (theguardian.com)
Thanks to: http://epages.wordpress.com