Have you ever had a near-death experience that changed your life forever, or perhaps even changed the way you look at or perceive things?
This is what happened to neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander. He did not believe in heaven or the possibility of an afterlife until he slipped into a coma one day and experienced what he calls the afterlife.
8 million Americans claim that they have had a near-death experience, and this is just one of them. Here is Dr. Alexander’s story.
One evening while Dr. Alexander was sleeping, he awoke from a deep sleep to severe and excruciating pain. He was unsure of what the problem was, but believed that he was having a muscle spasm.
Dr. Alexander told his wife not to call 911. Those were the last words he said to her before slipping into a coma.
When Dr. Alexander arrived at the hospital, doctors determined that he had not suffered from a muscle spasm as Dr. Alexander had originally predicted.
Dr. Alexander’s odd ailment was actually bacterial meningitis which had traveled to his brain, infecting it and leaving him in a deep coma. Doctors told his wife that he may never wake up. His brain showed no signs of activity, and hopes of him surviving were slim.
What his wife and doctors did not know, though, is that during the length of time that Dr. Alexander was in the coma, he was experiencing a life-altering epiphany which would change his way of thinking forever.
Dr. Alexander says that while he was in a coma, he was in a dark place which had no perception of memory or time.
“But then, I was rescued from that by this spinning melody of light, that came closer and opened up, and was a rip in the fabric of reality that just opened up around me,” he said about the experience.
“The colors were extremely vivid, with millions of butterflies, and these flowers blooming, blossoms opening as we flew by.”
Dr. Alexander also said that he was guided by the presence of a beautiful girl. “She never said a word to me. She would look at me and the thoughts would come directly into my mind, into my awareness. The thoughts were, ‘You are loved, you are cherished, there is nothing you can do wrong.’”
He also said that during his time in the coma, he was told he would be “going back” soon.
On the seventh day that Dr. Alexander was in the coma, he woke up.
Dr. Alexander soon recovered and even wrote a book about his life-changing experience called Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife. In the book he retells his memories from the experience.
Dr. Alexander explains that the girl who guided him in his coma was a beautiful girl with high cheekbones and stunning blue eyes.
He explains that she never spoke a word to him, but her thoughts went to his mind. She told him that he was loved and cherished.
Dr. Alexander searched for answers to find out who the blue-eyed girl was who had guided him through his journey.
He was told that many people who shared similar experiences were often guided by loved ones. Dr. Alexander questioned who his guide was for some time, and four months after he awoke from his coma he found out who the mysterious girl was.
Dr. Alexander had been adopted when he was a child. Later in life he met his birth parents, but never got the chance to meet his birth sister, who had died when she was 36 years old.
Four months after waking from his coma, Dr. Alexander received a picture of his deceased birth sister. She was a blue-eyed, beautiful woman.
Dr. Alexander explained that the moment was extremely powerful, and that now he knows that his guiding light was the sister he had never met.
Dr. Alexander hopes to share his story with the rest of the world. He hopes that his story will help make the world a better place and provide hope for people who are struggling or have lost God.