10 Year Old Sees Future During Near Death Experience
In the summer prior to entering in the 5th grade I fell from our back yard tree. It had been infected with the spruce budworm disease and the limb that I was swinging from let go and I fell approximately 15 feet. I broke both arms and my left arm severely. I also impacted mud into my nose and throat. The lawn and bare ground around the tree was wet from rain from the prior night. Initially as the branch snapped, and I started to fall, I was surprised to be caught mid air by a bright glowing being, which carried me upwards. Upon reaching a glowing bight landscape I was released and I became quite euphoric and joyous. I immediately recalled jewels floating everywhere and as I moved my hand around them I came to the awareness that I was flying/floating above our house.
I had a wide angle view and began looking at the lighthouse from rooftop and remember laughing at what my mom would say if she saw me on the top of our three story home. I remember looking into the second story window of my parents bedroom, and at this point started to hear someone calling my name. But this voice was saying Donald, not Donnie, which ever one used including my parents. I ignored the voice until a very stern woman voice said it again. At this point I turned and saw a tall square jawed heavy slightly overweight woman in a yellow flower pattern sun dress. I asked her who she was and she said “I’m your grandmother.” None of this was spoken in human language because I never saw her lips move. And when I said “No you’re not!, I know what my Gram looks like and its not you!” At this point I had only my paternal grandmother living and that was the grandmother I was talking about. She then said “All mothers have a mother and that mother has a mother, and I am one of those.” As she said this in my mind I saw little pictures going back each generation and a noticed her image there two or three generations back. I reached out and took her hand and she smiled. I as we walked I asked her where we were and was somewhat surprised with her reply of “heaven”. In a peculiar way I seemed to doubt her and I said “If I’m in Heaven, then I want to see Jesus.” I was even more surprised when she said, OK.
As we moved on I realized the area around us had changed and I was aware of a glowing building, for lack of better words, and as we moved I was aware that I thought it must be a library because people were reading and learning. At one room I was surprised to see an Indian, and as I thought that, a very annoyed reply came from the elaborately painted and feathered individual. “I am not an Indian I am a…..!” I have often thought of what he must of said and remember how he was dressed and think he was one of the South American Native tribes on the line of the Mayans, but remember only being bewildered and replying. “Look like an Indian to me?”
A little ways later after seeing other beings reading and learning my gram stopped and said wait here. She would let Jesus know I was here. I remember that I thought I was outside the schools principal office and oddly I seemed to slightly hear the conversation in this “office” as him on the telephone. After the short wait I seemed to hear the phone receiver set down, just prior to him saying “Yes, Ok, right. good bye.” Then I got very nervous as I saw movement, a bright glow moving to the opening.
I would have to say that at this point that I was awestruck! At this point the Light was too much and I humbly lowered my head. I never got a clear view of this being my mom had talked so much about. This would be the part that bothered me the most when I started to relive it later on.
My gram at this moment said what I thought was “Yes you are a man, this is Donald.” I was confused as to why she didn’t just say “Jesus, this is Donald.”, but was too busy trying to understand why he was so bright. I even tried to took through my slightly opened fingers to get a glimpse. While I struggled to see, I remember him saying very little to my gram but all of a sudden I was aware he was searching or maybe viewing my childhood up till that point and remember him stopping at a memory of mine that I was ashamed of. I saw the event, the theft of a toy rubber knife from a Main Street department store, from a different angle. I saw me from a distance, running out the loading dock door and home. All from a distance and detached. He paused slightly to see my reaction, and with no judgment whizzed through the rest.
After this my gram and him talked and she turned to me and said, “You have to go back.” I think I even surprised myself when I said no, I wanted to stay here.” At this point that gram said that would make my family very sad because they love me very much. I said no they don’t and was told to look, and as I looked down through what I thought was a television I could see my sister and my brothers trying to revive me. My older sister was digging the mud out of my throat and nose. And I was surprised. I could hear her saying “Donnie breath, Donnie breath, please, as she slapped my face. Then my gram bent down and while on one knee turned me around and looked me strait in the face. With her hands on my shoulders she said the words that would haunt me…”Donald you’ve got to o back, but remember…remember You Are Part of Something Very Important!” And as I turned to look again at what was happening with my body, and confused as to what my gram meant and before I could inquire I felt a huge push from behind and fell headlong into the limp body and started gasping and gulping air. The pain was awful.
I started to relate what had happened but no one believed a word. Over time even I forgot. Sounds impossible, but when all your family tells you your mistaken
even you start to believe it. So back into the back of my mind it went. I was married for 8 years and having the last of our for children born, when this all started coming back to me. In dreams, hearing certain things, and then my brother tells me the Hebrew name for Jesus was Yeshua, Boom! What a lot of memories then!
I didn’t get to tell my mother the whole story until she was in the hospital and had only two weeks to live. She made me promise to tell my siblings all 7 of them. When I finally told my wife she said “Honey, I can see why you never told anyone, you we’re afraid no one would believe you.” I laughed out loud, and was surprised to hear myself say ” No Dear, I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t believe it!” Because after years of being an atheist it didn’t have a place.
I like to end by saying that I’ve tried over the last 5 years to tell people this event and even now when I get to the point where Yeshua comes out to greet me I get that same Rush of emotions. And it gets me crying and embarrassed. I think that why when they asked me if I knew my mother and family loved me I said no, not like this! It seems that love in the physical is nothing compared to real love.
At the time of your experience was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes
Was the experience difficult to express in words?….Yes….Because so much of the communication and interaction was emotion based. To tell someone, “Then Yeshua, in extreme brilliance, entered and stood in front of me.”, pales in content to the magnitude of feeling that came with that light. Light that lives and moves, that senses and expresses. Most times at the start of sharing that moment I would seize up and stop and end right there. And I still have trouble with that moment. The Bible called him the light of the world, and that is a gross understatement. Exactly my point.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?….More consciousness and alertness than normal While in the presence of Yeshua…..At one point I knew that even the walls loved me. That the plants the ground and “air” was there for me. I remember flying and realizing how easy and effortless it was. All I needed to do was put my attention to a spot and glide. My mother nailed my window shut because on more than one occasion I was going to show her how easy it is. Communication seemed effortless almost telepathic in many ways. Richer.
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Vision seemed to be like trough a wide angel lens. At one point while watching everyone rushing to my aid, I was also aware of a gentleman looking into the engine of a car across the lawn next door, whom also ran over to me. A good 100 yards away.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I had no recall of hearing other worldly sounds, but was not hampered in communication.
Did you see or hear any earthly events that were occurring during a time that your consciousness / awareness was apart from your physical / earthly body? Yes As listed above I was instructed to view my siblings around my body as evidence the they did love me or they would not be trying to remove material from my airways.
What emotions did you feel during the experience?….Intense love.
euphoria after leaving my body.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel?….Uncertain….There was a short “movement” initially on while being carried up by a bright entity. Later I would have this in a dream with future event knowledge included.
Did you see an unearthly light?….Yes….Seemed to permeate the walls and then Yeshua, as mentioned above, was the epitome of unearthly light.
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?….I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin See my story above. Encountered several unearthly beings in the “library”, initially upon falling was carried up by one and the contact with The Light Of The World.
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings?….Yes I recently was given photographs after my mother died in 2009 and in the group was a photo of my maternal grandfather’s maternal grandmother she died in about 1913. This looks like the grandmother that took care of me during my out of body NDE.
Did you become aware of past events in your life during your experience?….Yes….Most came whizzing by but the “theft” event was slowed to view.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world?….A clearly mystical or unearthly realm….Heaven I was told, but I’m sure that was for a 10 year olds “ears”.
Did time seem to speed up or slow down?….Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning….At times I viewed my siblings frozen in place, other times it was as if they were moving slow other times I seemed to not have any reference.
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything?….No….
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?….No….
Did you come to a border or point of no return?….I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was “sent back” against my will….I was told that I had no choice but to return. That was against my apparent wishes.
Did scenes from the future come to you?….Scenes from the world’s future….later on after this event started returning to my memory addition information not initially available to me started coming, which included floods that have a cured and the death of a neighbor’s father.
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge or purpose?….Uncertain….Was confused when told I was part f something very important but what exactly was not told to me.
Discuss any changes that might have occurred in your life after your experience:….Large changes in my life….Most of my adult live I lived as an atheist and loved to dig at the Bible and quote the less than uplifting passages, and Jesus was my favorite punching bag. Even when memories of the NDE started coming back I would push it away ignore it. It wasn’t real. Couldn’t be. But over and over that immense Love kept showing itself. Shook me up. With that I found out I was just wrong about my view of life after death and I needed to admit it…..
Did you have any changes in your values or beliefs after the experience that occurred as a result of the experience? Yes My wife says she has been married to two different men both the same guy. She married a militant atheist and now is married to someone who quotes Jesus with much fondness.
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience?….Uncertain Have had some very realistic dreams. Future events in some cases.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Initially I shared openly, but buried it in my subconscious
like a dream, because my older siblings thought It was just nonsense, so that’s what it became. My younger brothers have no memory of me ever mentioning it, until my mother started getting ill and her health declining.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?….No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:….Experience was probably real It seems like I must of thought it real at the time, but shortly after it became apparent that no one wanted to hear and so life just took off and we went our merry way not believing in much of anything non physical.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience at the current time:….Experience was definitely real….Hard to put in words. Again its the immense feelings that drove the experience home, if you will. Without those feelings there would be very little and to say I stood in front of Yeshua and we viewed my life up to that point says very little, because so much was conveyed without conversation. I’m fortunate in that I know what ultimate Love for someone is. I felt it, I experienced It! I know what it is. And he and I shared it. And for that I’m thankful.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?….Yes….Much more compassionate than before.
Have your religious beliefs/spiritual practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?….Yes Never is my spiritual focus too far away from whatever is going on. Or what appears to be going on.
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience?….No
Did the questions asked and information that you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? As stated above, the whole encounter with Yeshua, and the final words on departure from my grandmother…