Angels and NDEs Paranormal

Sarah Powell’s NDE and Guardian Angel Visions

The TV program Unsolved Mysteries presented an extraordinary angel experience resulting from a near-death experience. On November 16, 1993, in a middle class home in Clear Lake, Texas, Deborah Powell’s house was broken into by burglars while her youngest daughter Sarah was there alone from school. Deborah came home and found her daughter hog-tied, her hands tied to her feet and having amnesia. Although she couldn’t remember what happened to her, she was deeply depressed and because of her amnesia, she had to relearn everything all over again.

One month after the crime, Sarah fell down and had what appeared to be a seizure. Sarah was diagnosed with having severe post-traumatic stress disorder and it was during her seizures that the terrifying details of the crime would enter her memory. When the burglars entered the home, Sarah became hysterical. One of the burglars attempted to smother her with a pillow. Fighting for her life, she noticed a tattoo on the burglar who was trying to kill her.

When he realized she had seen his tattoo, he became enraged and struck her in the head. It was at this point that she died and had a near-death experience. The following is the account of her NDE in her own words:

“After I left my body, I found myself waking up underneath a tree in a place that seemed to be the best place that anyone could possibly be. It’s the place I call heaven. It is definitely the place where I want to spend eternity. As I began to look around, I saw a figure approaching me and it turned out to be a good friend of mine. He had passed away four days before. Brian walked up to me and simply explained to me what was happening to me. He said I was going to be okay and that I was going to be spared for a certain reason. I had something to do. He said he had someone to introduce to me. Shortly after, someone else walked up. It was a tall man in a white suit and white top hat who spoke in a British accent.

“He said, ‘I am going to be with you for a long time. I’ve known you all your life and I’ve been your guardian angel all of your life.’

“He said he didn’t want me to be afraid because of what was happening to me. I wasn’t dying. I would have to go back. Then he told me that I was brought there to rest to gain the courage and energy to go on and finish what I’m supposed to finish.

“It seemed like everything then started to kind of fade out and then I was back in my room before I knew it. When I woke up again, my dog was licking me in the face and I didn’t know where I was or who I was or how I got there or why I was tied up.”

Something occurred while in the presence of her psychologist who was making regular visits to Sarah’s home to help her regain her memory.

“My psychologist was trying to calm me down because no one could. I was to the point where I wasn’t even trying to listen to anybody. I was just rocking back and forth and trying to sing to myself. While I was talking to her, a light appeared. It appeared as a circular shape and then came down as a long oval. That was George.

“Immediately, I just stopped crying and Sharon (her psychologist) just seemed to be amazed. She said, “How come you calmed down so quickly?” And I said, “He says I am going to be ok and he is going to take care of me now.”

The guardian angel Sarah met during her near-death experience, who became affectionately known as George, helped in Sarah’s emotional healing and reached out to touch the lives of Sarah’s family and friends.

“I told my mother to sit down. I said I have an angel and he is going to be with me awhile to help us get through this. He says he has been with me a long time since I was a baby. He says that when I was a little kid, I used to laugh at him because he had this big hat that he had to push out of his eyes.”

When Sarah’s mother heard this she started to cry. There was time when Sarah was two or three years old when Sarah would laugh a lot in her room. Her mother would peek in the room and ask what Sarah was laughing at. Sarah would say, “the man with the big hat comes and makes me laugh all the time.” Sarah’s mother even keeps drawings that Sarah created of this “man” who made her laugh as a child.

At this point in her healing, Sarah would frequently receive visitations from George. Sarah would actually be able to see and converse with George even though family members could not see or hear him. Sarah was even able to have George heal her friend who had suffered constantly with various illnesses throughout her life. When Sarah was fully recovered, George prepared her for his departure. George had a message he wanted to leave with Sarah to share with others and he wanted her to write it down. The following is the message:

“You must see that everyone within your reach hears about what happened to you. All of it. You must open their eyes and give them hope. Dedicate your soul to healing people simply by talking and letting everyone know how the world is changing. You’ll begin to get responses. Ideas will come. Solutions to problems will appear and the people will send you letters supporting you. Some people will be negative, but these are the people who will be harder to reach. Don’t let them discourage you. You have proven to be strong and your family as well. I know you can get through this and when you do, you’ll come out even stronger than before. Through your mouth, they will hear, because you are a child – a child of God and a child who can bring hope to God’s people. Please stay peaceful and one with God.” (Sarah Powell’s Guardian Angel)

After receiving this message, George went away and could not be seen by Sarah again. Sarah has this to say about guardian angels:

“I think everybody has their own personal guardian angel. It’s really amazing to think that there’s someone just for me – someone that God sent just for me. That’s what I always think whenever I feel down.”

Angels and NDEs Paranormal

Dr. Frank Oski’s Angel Vision

In Dr. Melvin Morse‘s book, Parting Visions, the following angel encounter is documented:

In my own research I have found angels to be an integral part of visions of all kinds. At least 50 percent of the children in my studies see “guardian angels” as a part of their near-death experience. I have also found that guardian angels lend their help at other times of crisis, when a person needs answers to bolster his or her flagging spirit.

Angels are reported under a variety of circumstances. Another report comes from Dr. Frank Oski, a professor of pediatrics under whom I trained at Johns Hopkins University. Oski is not a new-age guru. Rather he is a demanding pediatrician with an encyclopedic knowledge of medicine who insisted that his students come to the hospital having read the latest medical-journal articles. Yet to my great surprise Dr. Oski has been touched by the same mystical light described by people down through the ages who have had visions, including near-death experiences.

As a medical student Oski was enthusiastic about the potential of modern medicine, but frustrated by the fact that children die of congenital defects that are beyond anyone’s control. One night he went to bed pondering the fate of a dying patient. Although he was doing his best, the child was not improving. He felt powerless to help and went to sleep wondering why this child had to die. About an hour after falling asleep Oski was awakened by a bright light, one that shone in his room like a private sun. Oski could make out the form of a woman in the glow of the intense light. She had wings on her back and was approximately twenty years old.

In a quiet and reassuring voice the woman explained to the speechless Oski why it was that children had to die:

“The angel (I don’t know what else to call her) said that life is an endless cycle of improvements and that humans are not perfect yet. She said that most people have this secret revealed to them when they die, but that handicapped children often know this and endure their problems without complaining because they know that their burdens will pass. Some of these children, she said, have even been given the challenge of teaching the rest of us how to love. It stretches our own humanity to love a child who is less than perfect,” said the angel. “And that is an important lesson for us.”

Oski has been courageous enough to talk freely about his experience. He has even written about it for a major pediatric journal. In that article he wrote, “I will make no attempt to convince you as to the reality of my story. But I would merely ask that you keep an open mind on the mysteries of life which occur to you on a daily basis.”

Angels and NDEs Paranormal

Doras Marlatt’s Angel Vision

The following testimony of an angel vision was sent to Kevin Williams by email from Doras Marlatt in her own words:

“It was a bright summer day that Fourth of July. We weren’t planning anything special since I had to work later and my husband John was recuperating from neck surgery. The following day was John’s birthday and we planned to do something that weekend.

“But when he awoke, the pain was severe and he had difficulty breathing. I called 911. The last thing we suspected was that he had a heart condition. The doctors suggested immediate bypass surgery.

“But before they could operate, we faced another crisis. The balloon pump that the doctor put into the artery in my husband’s leg had cut off the circulation. A vascular surgeon was called but I could see he was upset that he hadn’t been called sooner. If circulation wasn’t restored soon, John would lose his leg. It was too much!

“‘God,’ I said, ‘this time I will not ask you to save my husband’s life. He’s been through so much in the past thirty years.’ But I also asked God for peace of mind, knowing that if he did choose to take John home to heaven, I wanted to know that John was with him. You see, in all our years together, I didn’t know how John felt about God.

“I prayed: ‘God, give him to me whole or take his soul.’

“I closed my eyes and leaned back against the wall in the waiting room. There was a man standing in front of me. I kept telling myself I was not asleep. I wanted to open my eyes but I was afraid of losing the vision. The man walked across the room and I recognized him.

“‘Jesus,’ I cried out – at least I think I did – for I was speaking with my mind. He bowed to acknowledge my presence. Then he walked to John’s bedside, reached down and touched his chest with both hands. Then he touched both his legs, from the hips to the knees. All the while I kept saying, ‘This is real, I can’t be dreaming. I know I’m not asleep.’

“Suddenly, Jesus and John were standing in front of me. Jesus had his arm around John’s shoulder. They both looked straight into my eyes.

“‘Ann, you never have to worry,’ said Jesus. ‘John is mine now and always will be.’

“Then John spoke to me. ‘Ann, for the first time in twenty years I’m free of pain.’

“I was in such a state of amazement I could barely believe this was happening. Again I looked into the eyes of Jesus and with all the burning desire of a thousand questions, I said, ‘Jesus, I didn’t know you were so tall.’

“He smiled. And at that moment I was compelled to open my eyes to make sure I was awake. It wasn’t a dream. Jesus was with my husband. He’s not the small, slight man he’s always pictured as being.

“Fearful of finding John slipping away to heaven, I walked slowly to his room. He lay still. My heart stopped beating. Then he turned to me and said, ‘I must have fallen asleep for a while.’ I stood there sputtering, wanting to tell him what I’d seen. But what he told me took the words right out of my mouth.

“‘A man came to see me just now,’ John told me. ‘He said I wouldn’t need surgery today, and maybe I’d never need it. He touched my chest and my legs with his hands. He reassured me that everything would be okay.’

“‘Jesus was with you,’ I shouted at him. ‘I saw the whole thing from the other room.’

“‘I didn’t say it was Jesus,’ John protested.

“Whether it was or wasn’t doesn’t really matter. John kept his leg, his heart healed and he’s alive two years after that amazing hospital visitation.

“The fact that John still suffers from pain does not take away from the blessed visit that we experienced that day in July.”

Angels and NDEs Paranormal

Donna Gatti’s NDE and Angel Visions Research

Donna Gatti is the owner of Angel Academy (, a website devoted to angel lovers, the study of spirituality, and the attainment of enlightenment. She is also the author of the books When Angels Speak (1997), Angels and Alchemy (2003), and Swedenborg’s Daughter: Memoirs of a Mystic (2012). Her stated goal is to connect people with their guardian angel and spiritual guides. As a translator for these heavenly beings, she delivers personal messages, word for word, from beyond the veil. She describes what is called “The Angel’s Guarantee of Love, Honor, and Truth:

Love: You cannot imagine the depth and magnitude of your angels’ love. They smile upon you as they observe the good things that you do. When you make a mistake, they encourage you to get up and keep going. They shower you with loving thoughts and gentle feelings as you struggle to overcome the difficulties of daily living. Always they are at your side, these faithful and wise companions. In the morning, your guardians greet you with warm enthusiasm, thrilled for another new day of serving you. At night, they stroke your brow with tender affection, as you are serenely cherished. There is nothing on Earth that can compare to the power of an angel’s openhearted love.

Honor: Angels honor you for simply being you. There are no rules in the spiritual realm other than “to be.” Therefore, angels do not judge, condemn or criticize. You do not have to say or do anything at all to be worthy to receive. Angels respect you for the brilliant light that shines forth from your soul. You deserve honor because you possess a noble spirit. As a child of the Creator, you are spiritual royalty.

Truth: Telling someone the truth is an act of love. Your angels want you to know what is true and what is not. As the veil of illusion is lifted, you will see yourself and others differently. When you view the world as it really is, pain and suffering leave you. Grief and sadness dissolve into a greater understanding. Peace of mind comes to those who strive for truth.

Donna Gatti’s NDE and the Wonderful Insights She Learned

Within each of us dwells a mystic, a powerful source of spiritual energy and divine intelligence. This brilliant light inside your soul longs to be set free, to shine and radiate magic in your life. Allow it to come forth and rejuvenate you. As the angels refresh your memories of Home, you will recall why you were born and what you are here to do. You are a child of God, the Creator of the Universe, and you have certain unalienable rights. Step forward and claim your inheritance.

My clients have experienced the joy of communicating with their angels; they have felt the love that exists only in the hidden realms. At this precious moment in time, I have been given permission to perform this sacred work. Many others have learned the names of their angels and received heavenly guidance. You can too. The world is changing. Soon, everybody will be in direct communication with his or her angels and guides.

My angels have granted all of my requests, and your angels can do the same for you. I am deeply indebted to these marvelous beings of light, and they have asked me to do only one thing in return:

“Bring humankind nearer to us. We wish to come closer to them, but their fears place us at a distance. One tiny step towards our dimension gives us the permission we need to work miracles in their lives. We long to embrace them with love; we yearn to guide them and whisper into their mind’s ear the words they need to hear. We pray for them, yet they cannot hear our prayers. They feel desolate and alone. It is now time for angels and humanity to come together, to join hands with one another, and to create Heaven on Earth.”

My first encounter with angels occurred in 1974. While undergoing a surgical procedure, the doctor made a mistake, cut an artery, and I lost too much blood to sustain life. As my physical body lay dying on the operating table, I rose up and surveyed the situation. I noticed that the doctors and nurses were upset, and were working desperately to save me. In my ethereal body, with my mental faculties and personality intact, I went nose-to-nose with each one and told them to relax, that I was okay, but they ignored me. Frustrated, I moved higher up, away from my body, and began to fly. Gravity had no effect on me. Flying was natural and effortless, sort of like swimming underwater, but in an ocean of brilliant white light.

During my near-death experience, two Escort Angels came to take me Home. Since then, I have been in touch with the celestial realm. I have seen angels as big as skyscrapers and others as small as a pinpoint of light. Archangel Michael, the Buddha, White Eagle, Warrior Angels, sepia-colored cherubs, and dancing light beings have shown themselves to me. I have entered the Halls of Knowledge and received instructions from the Great White Brotherhood, an organization on the ethereal plane that is dedicated to the spiritual evolution of humanity. There is no discrimination of any kind on the Other Side. “Great” and “White” refer to the loving white light in the higher dimensions. As no one is above or below another, what one can do all can do. I have seen, and you can too.

I heard a kind and gentle voice speak. Without my asking, the Voice answered all the big questions about life. Then, my smallest concerns were addressed as if they were matters of great importance. When the Voice told me why Aunt Bettie married Uncle Fred, I giggled with joy and contentment. My curiosity had been completely satisfied, and I felt like a child held in the arms of a loving parent after a hard day at school. The Voice in the Light had anticipated and joyfully fulfilled my needs and desires, with good humor, extreme love and enormous tenderness.

The nurse yelled, “We’re losing her,” and at the sound of distress I was propelled upward. The farther up I went, the brighter the Light became. Two cherubs appeared, one on either side of me, and we slowly drifted to the corner of the ceiling. We communicated through mental telepathy, which is faster and more efficient than mere words. They told me they were Escort Angels and had come to take me Home. But before we could go, I had to look at the body I was leaving behind. She was twenty-five years old and in perfect health, except for the loss of blood and spirit. I determined that the situation was not serious enough, and in less than an instant I reentered my physical body through the navel. I was back on Earth and suffering from Homesickness.

I looked up at the ceiling to see the Escort Angels fly through the wall, and I became emotionally distraught. I was embarrassed because I had forgotten to thank them for coming to get me. Years later, whenever I thought about my lack of good manners, I cringed inside. One day, I heard one of them say, “Why don’t you thank us now?” I laughed, relieved that I could right a wrong. I said, “Thank you,” and I saw balloons, confetti, and two tiny cherubs dancing in celebration.

Donna Gatti’s Reincarnation Experiences

At the age of four, I suddenly recalled my prior lives. Time stood still as I watched my mother on her hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor. The walls and ceiling dissolved into nothingness, and the roof disappeared from our house. A physical sensation came over me, as if an unseen force had placed a Cloak of Protection around my shoulders. Mother’s words could not be heard above that peculiar rushing sound of the ethereal silence. My spiritual eyes witnessed a substance, which looked like grains of black sand, being poured into the crown of my head. At that precise moment, I saw a long line of women who had been my mothers in previous lifetimes. And I knew, with that strange and wonderful sense of knowingness, that I was not a helpless child but a powerful spiritual being on an extended journey, a long way from Home.

A similar episode occurred when I was fifteen. Fighting in Vietnam had just begun and our boys were going off to war. As my girlfriends discussed the situation, I found myself outside of present time. I was transported to airspace over a battlefield, looking down at the bloody carnage. I was one of the dead soldiers wearing an American Civil War uniform. I recalled rising up, out of the confines of my physical body. But before I (my ethereal body) could leave the Earth’s atmosphere, I had to view the scene below. There was a lesson to be learned, and it would reveal itself to me only if I looked to find it.

While gazing at the wounded young man’s body, which I had inhabited only seconds ago, I made a vow. I promised myself that I would never again participate in a war. To lose precious life in a fight against my fellow man, a war declared by men who did not shed a drop of their own blood, was stupid and senseless. I vowed to find another way. Since then, I have reincarnated over and over again, but always as a woman.

I work for the angels. They give me a specific job to do and all the help I need to complete it. My first project was to act as scribe for “When Angels Speak: Messages from the Keepers of The Lion’s Gate,” which I co-authored with Nadira Duran. It is available in paperback at our bookstore.

Angels and Alchemy” is the title of my second book, which was published in the summer of 2003. An e-book version will be out very soon. If you love angels and want to know more about what they do and how they do it, this is the right book for you. Written in novel form, Angels and Alchemy is based on ancient wisdom and spiritual truths. The story reveals secrets nobody knows unless he or she has actually seen and conversed with heavenly beings.

The angels made me their writer, even though I did not go to college and hold no professional degrees of any kind. Universities cannot prepare a person to do spiritual work. My credentials are mystical experiences and encounters with angels. I’ve been to the Other Side on many occasions and have learned the language of Spirit. It is important to know that extraordinary things can and do happen to ordinary people like me. When you know that such wonders actually exist, then you begin to dream of having your own. You can have what you want and everything you need. All is within the ream of possibility. First one, and then another, until everyone has the ability to travel with ease beyond the veil.

My current task is connecting people with their angels and spiritual guides. I walk the bridge between Heaven and Earth, in search of spiritual nourishment. The angels have asked me to step forward and hold my lamp high, so that those who seek can find their way.

Donna Gatti
Angel Academy,

Exceptional Experiences

Dianne Morrissey’s Near-Death Experience

When the late Dr. Dianne Morrissey (1949-2009) was twenty-eight years old, she was electrocuted and had a very profound near-death experience. Her experience transformed her entire life in a very big way. Today, she is a certified hypnotherapist and has taught 25,000 people to see and feel God’s presence during the dream state. Her excellent book, You Can See the Light: How to Touch Eternity and Return Safely, will train you to do this very thing yourself. Her practical techniques will not only give you a transformational mystical experience but can actually heal your physical body. The following is an excerpt from her book, You Can See the Light. Her previous book on out-of-body experiences is entitled Anyone Can See the Light. Also, I highly recommend her video entitled Soul Journeys Beyond the Light ( It is one of the best NDE videos I have ever seen.

Table of Contents

  1. Dianne Leaves Her Physical Body
  2. Dianne’s Profound Life Review
  3. Dianne Meets Her Higher Self
  4. Dianne Becomes One with the Light
  5. Dianne Meets Her Guardian Angel
  6. Dianne Returns to Her Physical Body

1. Dianne Leaves Her Physical Body

“I bent over to pick up the plastic tubing. As I began to straighten up, I accidentally bumped the tubing on the edge of the tank. The water suddenly squirted across my face – the pain was so sharp, it felt as if a knife where slitting my cheek! I screamed from the shock and pain, then felt a moment of temporary relief as the water crossed over my molars. My reprieve was short-lived, however, as the electrified water rushed into my mouth.

“As my body bent over in shock, I had the most uncanny knowledge that death was ahead of me. I began to mourn the loss of everything I’d known: the Earth, my home, my friends – all that I’d been aware of, all that I loved. Everything I’d believed to be true and lasting was slipping away from me. I was face to face with death, face to face with the unknown.

“My body was thrown backwards and to one side by the current. My body crashed to the floor, thrown with such force that my head went right through the drywall, about a foot above the floor. I never felt the injuries, however, because I was no longer in my body. I was actually watching my electrocution from above!

“How could I be out of my body and still be alive?” I wondered, astonished.

“Suddenly, I was aware that I was inside a vast, seemingly infinite blackness. I wasn’t sure where this blackness was in relationship to the Earth, but for some reason I was unafraid. My blackout period was brief, for I now found myself back in my home, but in a new form. I was transparent, yet I still looked like me.

“How elated I felt! Now, out of my body, I had no worries, no cares. Never had I felt like this when I was ‘alive.’ My entire spirit body was transparent, and I was inside a glowing white light that extended about three feet around me.

“At that moment, an awareness overtook me – I am not my physical body! This realization made me feel so free, so wonderful! My spirit was glowing with a white light that illuminated the entire room.

“Then, I was up near the ceiling again. Everything still looked the same – the furnishings, the walls – but there was a new awareness about the dimension to the scene – it had become transparent. I could see everything more clearly than ever before, and like a scientist, I found myself looking at life through a microscope, discovering minuscule particles of matter normally invisible.

“I was now aware of the absence of physical sensations, yet I was feeling a heightened sense of awareness such as I’d never felt while alive. I knew I was different from the ‘Dianne’ I had been, but I also knew I was ‘me.’ It was similar to looking at your reflection in a mirror; you know you’re not the reflection, but it does appear to be you.

“Now, I saw that everything was shrouded by a mist. Despite a lack of gravity, I could easily control my direction, and when I moved into the living room, I noticed that I had just walked through the glass coffee table. ‘Wow! How did I do that?’ I marveled.

“Tuffy (Dianne’s dog) suddenly entered the den and began nipping at my face and pawing at my arm, trying to get my body to wake up. I knew that his relentless attempts to awaken my physical body wouldn’t work, yet I was proud of him for trying, and even hoped his efforts might work. I wondered where his chum, Penny, was, and suddenly I was next to her in the backyard. I opened my mouth to talk to her and felt my tongue moving, but no sounds came out. I could distinctly hear my voice, and then realized it was coming from my mind. I tried several times to get Penny’s attention, yelling, ‘Penny, can you see me? Penny, can you hear me?’ Apparently she didn’t, because there was no response.

“Next, I walked around my backyard. As I looked through the walls of my house toward the front sidewalk, I noticed a man walking down the street. Eagerly, I flew to him, right through the walls, and tried to get his attention. Staring deeply into his eyes, I said forcefully, ‘Can you help me? I need help.’ Then I tried to shake his shoulders, but he still didn’t notice me. Frustrated, I tried to touch his shoulder to get him to look at me, and my hand went through his upper right shoulder blade and out his back. This startled me.

“‘What am I to do?’ I wondered, becoming upset when I realized that the man could neither see nor hear me. Instantly, I was back in my yard again, Penny beside me. I noticed that whenever I felt any apprehension, I was instantly moved to a place of greater comfort.

“On the way back to the den, I stopped right in the middle of the wall between rooms. I sensed that I was to look down at something fantastic, and as I gazed downward, I saw a long silver cord coming out of my spirit body, right through the cheesecloth-like fabric I was wearing. The cord extended down and out in front of me, and as I turned around, I saw that the silver cord draped around and behind me, like an umbilical cord. I followed it through the two hallway walls and into my den, where I saw it attached to the back of the head of my physical body. The cord was about an inch wide and sparkled like Christmas tree tinsel!

“As soon as I saw that the silver cord was attached to my physical body, my spirit body was thrust into a dark tunnel. I moved through it with great speed, traveling faster than I could have imagined possible. Although the tunnel was filled with an all consuming darkness, I felt peaceful and unafraid.”

2. Dianne’s Profound Life Review

“When I came to the end of the darkness, I stepped into a new dimension. Here, I could sense the presence of a loving spirit, sent – I knew – by God to greet me. Then, I was back at the site of my physical body. Back and forth I traveled through the tunnel, several times in succession, moving from the Other Side to my electrocuted physical body and back again.

“Each time I emerged from the tunnel, I was met by a radiant angelic being who stood before me, smiling. The being had no wings, and I sense it was female. She was everything I’d ever dreamed an angel would be. As she moved toward me, I walked to meet her. Her love surrounded me, and my spirit was filled with an almost unbearable joy. The love this angelic being radiated towards me made me feel that she cared more about me than anyone else ever had or could. Her love filled every particle of my being, every thought, and every emotion within me. I felt completely comforted and reassured.

“She ‘spoke’ by sending words directly into my mind. ‘How can I hear her thoughts before she utters them?’ I wondered. Yet, at the same time I was hearing her questions, I was answering them! This marvelous being seemed to know all my thoughts instantly, just as I immediately knew hers. Although I was standing directly before her, I could see her from every angle: front, back, top, bottom, and both sides – like a cubist painting by Picasso.

“She walked closer and stood with me; then, we were both lifted about ten inches into the air, as if we were on a platform moving upward. Extending her arm before her, she indicated that I was to look to my left. I did so, my heart and soul completely open to her, for I knew God had sent her to help me decide what I should do with my life.

“As I turned my eyes left, the entire scene changed into a life review, a vivid, three-dimensional color display of my entire life. Every detail of every second, every feeling, every thought while I had been alive on Earth was displayed before me in perfect chronological order, from my birth until my electrocution.

“At the same time, to my amazement, I was re-living my entire twenty-eight years simultaneously! The best experiences brought me feelings of great joy, as if God were talking to me through the angelic being, sharing the highest moments of my life. I felt as if every spirit in Heaven was watching with me, applauding me and letting me know that God approved of my caring, unselfish deeds. It was then that I asked myself, ‘Am I dead? Am I really dead?’

“As the life review continued, I was shown two very special deeds I had performed. As these scenes were displayed before me, every emotion I had originally felt returned in full force. I also felt as if God and the angelic being were honoring me for having performed those deeds.

“I will never forget the love that surrounded me at that moment, or the joy that ran through me. Can you imagine being hugged by God and your angel? It’s an experience that defies description!

“The first deed I witnessed had occurred the day I stopped my car to help push a woman’s stalled station wagon out of mainstream traffic and into a supermarket driveway. The driver had been struggling to push the car by herself, and I felt compelled to give her a helping hand. After I had helped push her vehicle to safety, I rushed back to my car, afraid of getting a ticket for being double-parked. In my haste, I hadn’t given her a chance to thank me. While reviewing this scene, I was filled with indescribable feelings of love, which seemed to be directed to me from angelic beings high above me.

“Then, my angel showed me a second vision, a scene I’d forgotten. I now saw myself at seventeen, when I’d worked at a convalescent hospital after school. I had grown fond of a toothless old woman who was no longer able to speak clearly, and who never had visitors. She liked to suck on graham crackers before going to bed, but no one wanted to serve her because when she had finished, she would drool as she kissed the entire length of the arm of the person feeding her. While others avoided her, I willingly fed her the cookies she adored, seeing how happy this made her.

“When that scene was replayed for me, I felt as if every loving spirit in God’s kingdom was thanking me in unison. I was amazed that such an act could have meant so much to God – and to me. I felt humbled and very honored.

“A glow surrounded the radiant being as she presented my life review, continuing to communicate with me telepathically. As I viewed the scenes of my life, it felt as if I were absorbing many books all at once with perfect clarity.

“Finally, my life review was finished, and I was whisked away from the angelic being and returned to the tunnel. This time, I seemed to be falling through it, finally emerging in another room, in another dimension. It was a world far more beautiful than any I could ever have imagined, a place of awesome serenity. The peace and calm I felt surpassed any previous notions I had had about Heaven, and I knew, in the deepest part of my soul, that God was here.”

3. Dianne Meets Her Higher Self

“In this rapturous place, I recognized that there were two aspects of ‘me.’ My soul was my consciousness, everything that had made me who I had been and what I had become. My spirit, on the other hand, was the part of me that was now transparent and glowing, dressed in white.

“As I looked around me, I initially found everything dimly lit. Then, I clearly saw a canopy bed resting in the center of an infinite vista stretched out before me. The bed was actually glowing within a Heavenly radiance which enveloped me as well.

“To my astonishment, I saw a duplicate of myself lying on the bed. ‘How can there be two of me? Or three of me?’ I wondered.’ But I was instantly reassured by the loving vibrations around me. The feeling reminded me of being reassured by a dear, trusted friend saying, ‘Don’t worry, all is well.’

“There were two things I knew for certain: first, that I was Dianne, and second, that my physical body was dead. I also knew that the duplicate of Dianne on the bed was another me, but I did not know what she represented. Now, I was beginning to feel as if I were in three places at once!

“One part of me was the transparent Dianne on the bed. The second was my physical body in the den, the body that no longer had life. The third part of me was my spirit, now out of its body. This part of me remained conscious and aware of all my experiences, both here and back on Earth.

“I knew beyond a doubt that I wanted to stay in this magnificent place, where I felt so loved, so accepted. ‘How does one feel accepted by a place? Let me put it this way: as I walked toward the bed, I could actually ‘feel’ Heaven all around me. The rapture and peace were beyond my wildest imaginings, and I wanted to stay here forever and ever.

“Do you remember how it felt, long ago, to be held and rocked in your mother’s loving arms? Take this to the hundredth power and you’re still light years away from the feeling of total peace and comfort that surrounded me. I felt the love of every mother in the universe being poured inside me for now and for all eternity.

“Although the bed before me was not my bed, the sheets looked amazingly like my own. I could hardly believe it when I realized that they were actually breathing, filled with life! The canopy bed was also alive, not made of the dense physical matter as it would have been created from on Earth.

“As I walked closer to the bed, it radiated such love to me that I knew no earthly painter or craftsman could have created it – not Leonardo da Vinci, not Rembrandt, not Michelangelo, not Monet. This bed had been made by God.

“Now, the Light was welcoming me, inviting me to recline on this Heavenly creation. The transparent ‘me’ was gone, and as I lay down, I felt the lace caressing me with rapture, peace, and love. I was moved to tears of joy.

“At that moment, I knew that nothing ever dies. Nothing ever dies!

“I also knew that I would never die. If I stayed in this place, I knew I would be alive, but in a different way than I had been before my electrocution. I would still be Dianne, and I would still have my memories, but I would also feel this unbelievable love around me forever. How I longed to stay!

“Then, I sense that I must look to my right, through the lace. There, I could see a pinpoint of Light coming from the next room, the next dimension, the infinity beyond. I knew I must see more clearly, so with my right hand I lifted up the lace. I knew I had no choice but to look.”

4. Dianne Becomes One with the Light

“The pinpoint of Light became a brilliant white beam a trillion times brighter than the brightest sun imaginable, and began to move toward me. At first, it appeared to be bands of multifaceted light being stretched and pulled together. I knew this Light was the presence of God.

“I was awestruck, overwhelmed by the Light, the love, the love of God for me! I knew I could go into this Light, which was part of a tremendous force. And, although the Light was brighter than a thousand suns, it didn’t hurt my eyes.

“I was going to have to choose between staying in the Light and going back to Earth. Somehow, I knew that if I went into the next room, into the Light, I could never return to my body.

“I felt torn between two desires: wanting to go into the Light, and wanting to touch something tangible and retain my connection with all that was physical. Both desires grew stronger. The Light became more intense, more radiant, more loving. As I lifted the lace and extended my hand toward the brilliance, wanting to touch the Light, it rushed under the lace and touched the outstretched middle finger of my right hand.

“As soon as the Light touched me, I was transformed. The Light and my spirit merged – I had entered the Light of God, and all sense of my spirit body was gone. My consciousness, fully alive, was now totally connected to God.

“Within the Light, I knew that everyone and everything is connected to it. God is in everyone, always and forever. Within the Light was the cure for all diseases; within the Light was all the knowledge of every planet, every galaxy, every universe. Indeed, the Light was Wisdom and Love beyond all comprehension.

“Being one with the Light was like suddenly knowing every grain of sand on every planet, in every galaxy, in every universe, and at the same time knowing why God had put each grain of sand in its particular place. The Light held within it the knowledge of every book in every language, from the beginning of creation to the end of time. The Light knew why every author had put every word exactly where it was. The Light conveyed the message that each gain of sand, each plant, rock, animal, and human being has a purpose and that nothing ever dies because after death, there is a new life on the Other Side.

“This Light and my spirit mingled for what felt like an eternity, but eventually I began to sense with great urgency that the time had come to choose whether I would stay here or return to physical life. How could I decide?”

5. Dianne Meets Her Guardian Angel

“Suddenly, my spirit body was back in the tunnel. Again, when I emerged from the tunnel, the angelic being was waiting for me. Now, I noticed that her hair was brown and turned under just above her heavenly shoulders. Each of her features was now more clearly visible as I paid closer attention to them. Breathing did not seem necessary for her or for me, yet we were both full of life. She looked at me and asked telepathically, ‘What do you want, Dianne?’

“I said, ‘I want to go into the Light, and I want to touch things.’

“She asked me thousands of questions all at the same time, and I responded to them, communicating directly from my mind to hers.

“Her angelic voice asked, ‘Have you ever felt this much love?’ “I answered, ‘No.’ ‘Have you ever felt this much joy?’ ‘No.’ ‘Have you ever felt this much peace?’ ‘No.’ ‘Have you ever felt this much rapture?’ ‘No.’ ‘Have you ever experienced this much bliss?’ ‘No.’ ‘Have you ever felt this much kindness?’ ‘No.’

“Thousands of questions, one within the other, one on top of another, all of the questions at once, yet separately.

“I wanted desperately to go into the Light again. Then, the radiant being asked, ‘Are you sure, Dianne?’

“Yes,” I replied. “Of course I was sure!”

“I was suddenly thrust forward through the tunnel, and when I looked down, I was aghast to see my physical body below me. It looked dead and lifeless, but this time I was disinterested whether I saved it or not.

“What mattered to me was the Light. I wanted the Light. I was again thrust forward through the tunnel. The angelic being was still there, waiting for me to truly decide about my life, waiting for me to decide about my death, waiting for me to decide about my future.

“This time she was even more radiant, more loving. I had never imagined feeling such bliss, and I felt boundless love for her. She asked, ‘Have you ever been in a world without pain?’

“I answered, ‘No.’

“She asked, ‘Have you ever been in a world without war?’

“I answered, ‘No.’

“Have you ever been in a world without anger, without rage, without grief, without sadness, without envy, without poverty, without jealousy, without worry, without tears?”

“Again, thousands of questions, all at the same time. I answered them all the same way – emphatically, ‘No.’ ‘I knew that no other place in the universe could feel as good, as loving, as peaceful as this Heavenly place.

“For some reason, however, the angelic being sent me into the tunnel again, back and forth through many tunnels. I wondered why. I still wanted to ‘touch,’ but I wanted the Light – both desires tugging at my spirit.”

6. Dianne Returns to Her Physical Body

“I finally found myself back in my house, once again looking down at my physical body. This time, I realized that my physical body had the potential to live again. I had begun to care less and less whether I returned to my physical body, but at this moment, looking down at my body, my attitude underwent a change. I thought, ‘How sad; she has done so very little.’ I realized ‘Dianne’ hadn’t touched as many people as she could have while alive. And I realized how life could be enriched by touching others lives more deeply and meaningfully.

“While alive, as Dianne, I had always known that my life was full of certain pleasures: a beautiful home, a good job, a nice car, warm friends, a wonderful family, a beloved best friend, and a musical career I loved. ‘But none of these matter any more,’ I thought, reversing myself again. Only the Light mattered. Only God mattered.

“To my surprise, I began to feel a persistent pulling sensation from about four inches above my navel. I tried to resist it, for I sensed a new process was beginning, one that might take me from this place, from God. I didn’t want to leave behind such feelings of elation. Yes, I wanted to touch things, but I wanted the Light even more.

“Suddenly, I was rushing through the tunnel again. When I emerged, I was up near the ceiling in the den, looking down at my physical body below me. Then, without warning, I was thrust swiftly back into my body, entering through the back of my neck, with my spirit legs and arms together, like a diver doing a jackknife.

“As I re-entered my body, I knew that the God within me could never die, and I knew that I could never die. For a moment, I actually saw myself half in and half out of my body. Then, with a jolt, I landed fully back in my body.

“Oh, my God,” I thought, “How could I have chosen to come back? I want to be in the Light again.” Tears ran down my cheeks and I wept, desolate about the choice that had been made. ‘Had it really been my choice?’ I couldn’t believe that I had decided to come back.

“I now believe that one reason I was sent back was to help people feel better about dying – and to learn that death is not an end, but a new beginning.”