Here is a miracle from Trish of DC who had an experience with death on the operating table ten years ago. Trish had been diagnosed with cancer and had just undergone a bilateral mastectomy. Following the long surgery, at some point during the night, she began to bleed profusely. She was rushed to emergency surgery to try and stop the bleeding, having lost two thirds of her blood supply which is considered incompatible with life. Trish was brought back and completed several blood transfusions. Her life was saved, but she vividly remembers the moments when she was between this world and heaven, and considers the experience a miracle.
“The one thing that has anchored me throughout the past ten years is the feeling that someone is somehow watching out over me. As I bled out in that hospital room a decade ago, I left this world for some unknown amount of time and was brought to the most peaceful place of warm, loving light. There was no pain. I heard over and over and intrinsically knew that no matter what happened—if I stayed there or I went back to my body—everything was going to be okay. It was a feeling of complete and utter unconditional and perfect love. Someone was watching out over me and over all of us and there was no point in worrying about all of the small things.
I think that experience has helped me probably comfort friends who have been at or close to death from cancer, since I know there is so much more to this universe than this life. All of the colors and senses were on another spectrum really, and it is almost difficult to find the words to describe everything because nothing exists like that here. The experience definitely helped me cope with years of nonstop physical pain, a scare of a recurrence, and then an actual recurrence. But it was beautiful and I feel so fortunate to have had that experience. I know that this life itself is a series of tests and lessons and it will all make sense in the end.
I don’t consider myself an especially religious person, more spiritual than anything else, but I carry that experience with me. It grounds me. I know there is more to us than our physical selves—we have a soul, an energy to us, and a spirit that is eternal.”