I have for you now a little
'pot pourri' of tales, all concerned with the strange phenomena that seem
so frequently to occur to people who have come close to death and survived
A good friend of mine was admitted to hospital for major abdominal surgery:
the operation was considered routine, but serious, as is the case with
all procedures that involve opening the abdominal cavity.
In fact, the operation nearly proved fatal to my friend: she began to
haemorrhage uncontrollably, and it was touch and go whether she would
survive. Fortunately, by dint of massive transfusions, the blood loss
was stopped and Sally's blood pressure stabilised. After several fraught
hours, she was returned to a private intensive care unit to recuperate.
During the following hours, however, Sally's condition began to deteriorate:
she herself became aware
( during her fleeting
spells of consciousness ) that things were looking grim: her husband and
relatives were summoned and prepared for the worst……
Suddenly, Sally became aware of the presence in the room of the spirit
of a departed female relative. Strangely unalarmed, Sally felt the spirit
enter her body, in much the way a hand enters a glove: she felt herself
pervaded by an intense warm glow that spread from her abdomen throughout
her entire body.
From that moment, Sally's condition steadily improved, to the complete
bewilderment of her doctors, who had totally given up on her!
During a recent hospital visit, another friend ( who I shall call Peter
) found himself in the next bed to an extremely engaging man in his late
middle-age: he endeared himself to my friend straight away by telling
Peter that he had a healing aura and that he was a medium!
Peter went off to the theatre for what was supposed to be a routine procedure:
as above, things went wrong twice, and Peter was later informed that it
had been a near run thing….
When Peter returned to the recovery suite, his bed-neighbour told him
that he had been aware of his plight and had 'come down to help'!
Some time later, when Peter felt a little better, his new friend
Geoffrey elaborated : he had become aware that Peter was in difficulties
because the spirit of an elderly woman ( who had, apparently, been
watching over Peter for some months) had alerted him!
Obviously confused, but grateful, Peter admitted he had been aware of
the old lady for some time, and that her more recent visits had been accompanied
by 'rolling spheres of light'. Geoffrey identified these as healing lights,
and said that Peter had been restored to health to fulfil a spiritual
Peter asked his companion if he had experienced anything similar himself:
Geoffrey replied that some time before he had had heart by-pass surgery
and that he had clinically died three times, both during the operation
and subsequently in the intensive care suite.
He described how he had travelled along a tunnel towards a bright light
where he could make out the faces of departed friends and relatives waiting
to rescue him. But something held him back: Geoffrey said it felt like
a restraining hand on his arm….each time he tried to pass between a pair
of marble pillars to enter the light, he was drawn back. Regretfully,
he travelled backwards down the dark tunnel to reawaken in the intensive
He told Peter that he now felt it was his destiny to heal others and to
introduce to fellow healers the latent power they possessed.
Peter tells me he is still reviewing his new role!