It’s been just over a year since I became aware of my empathy. And while I have learned a lot about this type of spirituality, I still struggle with the concept of angels and spirit guides among us. Part of this is trying to reconcile this with my religious upbringing, and part of this is my seeing is believing view on things. And since I have not really ever seen or communicated with an angel or spirit guide, I can only go off what I have learned from others to form my beliefs. But possibly related to this, I have a near-death experience story that I wanted to share and try to get some perspective from the community.
I have had a few close calls on near-death experiences over my lifetime where it kind of seemed like someone invisible was looking out for me. The one that was most recent and so remarkable was about three years ago. I did not know I was an empath back then but suffered from constant anxiety and trouble sleeping. My wife and two young kids were travelling with me back from a trip across the desert. My wife and I had just had an argument in the car that left me really angry. I was also exhausted and should have known better that I was not in the condition to be the driver on a 10 hour drive. As I continued to drive I started feeling really sleepy. I’m pretty good about not nodding off while driving, but this time it was almost as if I was drugged. I started feeling really warm inside in almost a drugged feeling that was quickly causing me to fall asleep. I tried to fight falling asleep but the warm drugged feeling felt so good that I started to give in to it. My eyes were almost closed and I was rounding a bend with a big rig fast approaching in the opposite direction. As I completely nodded off I knew I was drifting to the center lane and would crash into the big rig head on at 75 miles an hour. But yet the drugged sleepy feeling was so strong and comforting that I gave into it and fell asleep heading straight into the big rig’s lane. And then suddenly within a second or two of being in a deep sleep, a white light burst out of my body from my solar plexus region. The light brightened up everything like something you would see in a sci-fi movie. The light felt warm, powerful, divine, and brightened up the entire landscape while instantly jolting me awake as if I had 10 cups of coffee. I instantly pulled our car safely back to our side of the road and watched as the big rig breezed by. I would estimate that the white light lasted about 3 seconds and lit up the road and surrounding landscape with a flash of white that looked like someone dropped an atomic bomb.
I know now that we should have crashed head on into that rig. And at that speed none of us would have survived. I should have been a nervous wreck from a close call like that. But that white light’s energy made me feel alert, calm, and peaceful the rest of the day. I didn’t even need any caffeine the rest of that trip to stay awake. That light invigorated me and we drove safely the rest of the way home.
I will never forget what a remarkable experience that was. And it was especially weird that the white light originated from within me. Can any of you share your interpretation of what happened from a spiritual standpoint? Has anyone had a similar experience?
updated by @hop-daddy: 07/31/17 01:00:28PM