I used to think that I was only human and that one day I would die, and that would be the end of me ... but that perspective went right out the window when I had my first encounter with "the other side."
After being raised in a minimally religious household, I'd say I was agnostic most of my life, meaning I didn't know whether or not God existed or if my loved ones had gone on to an afterlife.
During the past seven years, I've transformed into someone who believes in God and believes that I'm not only human, but also an eternal "soul" who has lived many lifetimes in human bodies to learn lessons for my soul's advancement. Now, I believe that when I die, my soul will either go on to another human life or will stay with God to do work in the spiritual world.
As a young adult, I was always fascinated by accounts of near-death experiences. That might have been around the time when the "newsmagazine" format shows started appearing on television. I would listen to doctors and scientists explain the physiological reasons why people saw a tunnel and white light. Since most people were having virtually the same experience, I thought, "That makes sense."
But then, I learned about people who had returned from reunions with deceased loved ones or were able to describe in detail what their doctors had said and done in the operating room because they had floated over their bodies observing everything. That didn't make sense. How was that possible?
As more and more of these scientifically unexplainable stories came out, I thought, "Maybe there is life after death." But, I was still agnostic and needed proof.
I got that proof in 2008 when I was fortunate enough to have the renowned British medium, Lisa Williams, bring my mom through at a spiritual conference. At that time, my mom had been dead nearly 22 years! Lisa said my mom's (uncommon) name, called me by my childhood nickname, and told me things only my mom would have known. That was enough proof for me!
My mom was "somewhere" even though she wasn't there physically. It was the most moving experience of my life, and I cried tears of joy and gratitude the whole way home!
That was the beginning of my spiritual awakening, and I haven't looked back since.
With love, light, and angel blessings,