Monday, May 21, 2007
Life After Death -OR Cartoon
Have you ever had a life after death experience or known someone who has? I do. I wonder? Do medical personnel have patients that have had these experiences who later tell them what happened in the OR, ER or anywhere else? I've heard that often times people don't discuss their L.A.D. experience because it takes them a while to process it themselves and for fear of being misunderstood.
A close friend of mine had the experience of drowning in a lake when she was younger. After the initial struggle she said it became very peaceful as she left her body and watched it float downward. She said because of that experience she is not afraid to die.
This same friend developed an interest in the Death and Dying field/ministry and was involved with Hospice at various levels - teaching, training, grief counseling etc. She had also interviewed a man who was rear ended while driving in his Pinto. They were known to catch on fire if this happened and his did. He caught on fire and fell onto the pavement in awful pain. He too rose above his body and was able to watch what was happening below. He didn't feel any pain until he went back into his body.
I remember hearing a story of someone who was on the west coast flying out to see her father who was a pastor that was on his death bed on the east coast. While she was in the air she was praying that she would make it on time to see her father and say good-bye to him. He died while she was in the air but came back again.
They told her what had happened while she was still on the flight. Her father said to her, "Baby - dying is no big deal. It's like taking your next breath (he inhaled) and you're on the other side."