As I tell this true story, I know that many will not believe it but thats ok! It is only really important that I know it is true and really happened. I still don't fully understand why but I do know it was very real. It wasn't a "night terror" or a dream. At the time I wished it had been at the beginning and later I was glad I had experienced it.
I was 20 years old and living alone in Okc, Ok in an apartment. The apartment was caddycorner from a huge grave yard. It never had bothered me because I had always felt that death was just another journey we took in our lives.
This night I had been up late listening to contempary Christian music and talking with my Lord till the wee hours of the night. This is going to be hard to explain so bare with me please!
I had drifted off to sleep listening to music and when I woke up all I could see was white. I realized it was the ceiling I was seeing and couldn't understand why it was so close to my face! I decided that if it was so close to my face that maybe if I turned over I would see the rest of my bedroom. I was disorented and beginning to become alarmed. When I "turned over" I saw my physical body laying quite a distance below me! I was out of my physical body! My spirit was above my body and I was looking down at it laying there! I couldn't see my chest rise or fall and I thought I must be dead!
At this point I was very afraid. I didn't know where to go or how to get either there or back inside my body.
About this same time I could sence other spirits coming closer to me. I was afraid because I somehow knew if I didn't get back inside my body that they would go in and I might not be able to get back in myself. Needless to say, I started freaking out!
I cried out to God! I said "Lord, Please help me now"!
As soon as I called upon his name, I could feel his spirit with me! He gave me peace and took away all my fear with just his spirit and the things he said to me. He surrounded me with his love and let me know everything was alright and I wasn't alone!
I somehow knew that at that point and time I could go anywhere in the universe that I wanted to with just a simple thought! I had no body to restrict me anymore.
As the Lord talked to me he gve me such a peace that I had NEVER known in my life before! He talked to me and it is hard even now to describe to you the sheer joy and peace I felt with him so close to me protecting me.
Eventually, I asked him if I was dead and if so was he here to take me home. He then told me I wasn't dead and that it wasn't my time to leave this world yet that he had plans for my life. I wanted so bad to go with him that day.
I still had some concerns about the other spirits I had felt and he told me that all I had to do to get back in my body was to relax! As I did so I felt my spirit slowly drift back down to my "sleeping" body and as soon as my spirit touched my body I came instantly awake!
I jumped up out of my bed and ran to my living room. As I thought about the spirits I had felt around me, I became concerned again and was afraid that if it happened once I might do it again. I was so afraid to go to sleep again! I was afraid that they would "take over" my body before I could return and I would forever be loss from this world.
Since the Lord had told me it wasn't my time yet to come home then I was afraid I would be left with no place for my spirit to live! I know as you read this you are thinking.... Oh it was all just a dream or that WOW that was one wild of a drug you was on! But as God is my witness I was on no drugs and I was not dreaming!
I found out just a few years ago that I have severe sleep apnea. I also have a problem with my heart where the beat can go down really slow with no warning! The lowest it has ever went was 35 beats a minute!
The doctors told me if it had dropped below 30 beats I could have died! I now take medication to control my heart rate and use a cpap machine to keep me breathing at night or when I sleep.
I don't really know for sure but maybe this is why this happened to me. I guess I will never know.
Anyway, I'm so thankful the Lord was there to protect and bring me peace through the experience!
Believe if you can, if not then maybe it will open your eyes to a new posibility.
©2005 Tina Clark
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