Thanks to Gina for sharing her story.
I was being pulled down a tunnel of color. I can relate it to the colors and shapes in a painting by Piet Mondrian. At the end of the tunnel, I was told that I was dead. It was just a voice, not a family member or a being. I was fine with this information.
Then there was a threshold – like a doorway, but not a doorway.
My first real memory (I say real because the clarity from the moment I was at the doorway was a clarity I’ve never experienced) is of feeling like it was the first time I’d ever really been alive.
In my mind, I instantly knew the meaning of life and the grand plan, and I was thrilled. The plan was so perfect – something no human mind could conceive of. Everything made sense. My place in it made sense. And it was as if I’d just been away; I was rejoining this life. Like I’d come back from vacation, and was now getting back to work, or back to reality.
Beyond the threshold, I saw a transit system of some kind. I saw water and I saw chains on a craft on the water – like a futuristic Disney ride. I made it halfway through the threshold, and then was jerked back down the tunnel of white, yellow, red.
It was much clearer on the way back. I even told myself that I had to remember the secret of life, that people needed to know the truth. But when I opened my eyes, it was gone. I was lying there trying to remember. My mind could remember every scene of what happened, but not that one most important thing. I felt like I was not allowed to have that knowledge here, like, if we knew, we wouldn’t learn what we needed to learn. Life is a school, nothing more.
~ Something was revealed to me about the purpose, the meaning, of life. I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to participate. I felt like it was something that no one here had figured out yet, and we needed to know. But I was not allowed to retain this secret; I lost it on my way back.
~ I could see that I had no body, but I could feel my shape. For instance, I took steps, but when I looked down, there were no legs. Everything was very clear and bright. My mind was conscious of everything; it was enlightenment!
~ I had the impression of other beings there, but I was so focused on the amazing information I was getting, and so excited to get on with it all, that I couldn’t focus on the beings I could sense.
~ I had the feeling that I’m part of a greater world and plan. That I fit in, in some integral way. That I’m here just for a time and will get back to what I’m supposed to be doing when I’m done here. I was struck by the fact that I had no thoughts at all about my family here, I was not a bit worried for them. Like, this isn’t really real at all.
~ From the time it happened until now, I’ve never doubted that the experience was “definitely real.” It was the most real thing I’ve ever experienced.