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Is There Really Life After Death: My Experience With The After Life

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It was July 22, 1992 when I had my life after death experience. Not feeling well for several days, I was adamant about not seeing the doctor. As hot as it was outside I honestly didn't feel like going anywhere. For some reason I decided to call mom that afternoon which was out of the norm for me. My contact with my mother was more toward the evening or weekend. I explained to her that I was feeling dizzy and felt very cold. She told me it sounded like Pneumonia to her and that I needed to go to the doctor. Being in nursing school, I knew what I was supposed to do, but was hard-headed and refused.

Getting up from the couch I made my way to the bedroom and laid upon my bed. My body was aching and my chest hurt. I dialed the phone to mom and that is the last thing I remember as I took a journey to the waiting place. The waiting place is paradise, another dimension that our souls go to when we move from this life to another. None of us go directly to heaven when we die, only Elijah and I believe Enoch had the opportunity to see heaven.

Looking down on my 5'5" ,115 pound frame laying on the bed, I turned to the light. It was a brilliantly bright light with many people without faces standing before me. It was so beautiful all of the colors were more brilliant then they are here on earth. Grass was greener, trees were fruitful and full and the birds sang. I heard a choir and the music was nothing like we have here or in church. Being there I felt love, warmth and happiness. The people knew me and I felt I knew them. I did not feel fear, anger or sorrow just peace and harmony.

As a hand reached out to me I knew then it was Jesus and he said in a clear voice, " It is not your time, it is time to go back." I remember looking back and seeing my body on a guerney in the ER room. My mother at my side. I heard the doctors' and the nurses say, "she is breathing!"

Mom said I had been gone for at least five minutes .My heart stopped beating; but to me it only felt like moments. She was crying tears of joy as she held my hand. My diagnosis, Pneumonia just like mom believed. It was my mother who saved me from that fateful day and I am so thankful she was there. I can still see her face and feel her hand in mine as I tell the story of my afterlife experience with Jesus.

Now I realize there will be people who do not believe in an afterlife. Others will discredit heaven altogether and others believe scientifically that our brains create this melancholy place when we experience trauma.

No matter what you believe, I know from firsthand experience that there is life after death. The reason why I believe in God is because I went to that waiting place where are souls go before they reach heaven. One day I will go back there and waiting will be my mother, with her hand out to me on the other side.


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Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on November 21, 2012:

Tami Fite: I am saddened to hear of your mother's passing and so glad she shared her experience with you. Yes our mom's are with Jesus and enjoying every moment. Grieving is also hard so take your time and don't think it will happen over night. Remember we are human and for me I still grieve for my mom although I know where she is.

We wish for them to be here are on Earth and they are, when you look in the mirror who do you see? Your actions may be a blend of your mom and dad. She will always be with you no matter where you go and no matter what you do. :)

Tami Fite on October 31, 2012:

My mom departed this world for her eternal home on March 30th of this year. IT has been a long and grief filled journey since her death. She had a near death experience 15 years prior to her death. During this time, she was in critical condition and the doctors had called in the family to say goodbye. After many people began to pray, God delivered a miracle, and she pulled through. Once she was awake and able to talk again, she spoke of seeing her dad, and her little sister, whom she had never met because she died before my mom was born at the age of 5. She knew it was "Bub" though. In the distance, she saw people gathering on many rolling hills. She said the people kept coming and coming over these hills to gather. She described a newsprint world that she saw when she was resting, but when one of the family came in to talk to her, she was present with us in thought and the other world drifted away. I mention this because while she was in the hospital awaiting quadriple bypass surgery, she saw her 5 year old sister at the head of her bed. Every time she turned to look at her, she was gone, but she was there and she knew it. The next night she took an unexpected turn for the worse and never woke up. I know she is with the Lord, but it is encouraging to read what you witnessed. Having never been there myself, faith can be a tought thing at times. Thanks for telling your story... what a tremendous blessing that I plan to share with my siblings and my dad. John 3:16 -- bless you sister! Tami

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on September 18, 2012:

oldersister: Thanks so much and I am glad you enjoyed my real life after death story.

oldersister on September 16, 2012:

What a very nice story, Thanks for sharing

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on May 09, 2012:

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mours sshields: You are welcome.:)

mours sshields from Elwood, Indiana on May 09, 2012:

What a magnificent story! I love reading these kinds of stories! I know I have loved ones waiting for me! And, what a magnificent place waiting for believers! Thank you

for this great testimoney!

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on April 03, 2012:

SS: It is a beautiful place. Never be afraid to go there. The fear is not knowing, maybe this hub was God's way of telling you that all will be okay. :)

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on April 03, 2012:

Hi Julianna ~ Wow, thank you for sharing this personal story. I find it ironic that on the day you published this, I was in the hospital with pneumonia. Gosh, I honestly thought I was going to die. I was scared. I had been sick all week but when I went to take a shower before a doctor's appointment (I finally made), I could not breathe and ended up calling 911 and had a lovely ambulance ride to the hospital. Hearing your experience makes me feel not so afraid if this was to happen again. Thank you,


Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 20, 2012:

nlclark: My mother passed away Aug 21,2010. Your mom will be sent back when you need her the most. Your mom is in a beautiful place that is joyful and beautiful. My mom comes at times when I need her. Sometimes you may hear her voice and when you do just remember it is a gift from God. It isn't anything evil, she is just letting you know she is okay and she wants you to be okay.

Your mom is in the place where everyone waits and it is breathtaking. There is no suffering or pain there. I still miss my mom and there are times I cry for her, when I do I know she can sense my tears and she will be waiting on the other side. :)

nlclark on March 20, 2012:

Thank you for sharing. My mom recently passed on. During the first weeks after her passing, she came to me on several occasions, and then her visits stopped. I wondered why. After reading your article, I believe she must have been in the waiting place, and now she has moved on. In your opinion, do you believe this to be true?

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 14, 2012:

The Frog Prince: Good to see you and thank you so much for enjoying my story about the afterlife.:)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 14, 2012:

ishwaryaa22: The afterlife is a beautiful place and I feel blessed to have experienced it. Thank you for the thumbs up! :)

The Frog Prince from Arlington, TX on March 14, 2012:

AEvans - Glad to see you're still with us after reading your account. Great work.

The Frog

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on March 14, 2012:

Wow! Though I have heard about people recalling their previous births and all, but this is amazing indeed! Your description of your brief afterlife experience is so vivid and clearly stated that I could feel it. You are one of fewest people to have had experienced this and at the same time survived! You are one of God's favorite children!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful, Awesome and Interesting. Voted up.

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Jrandol62: Bless you too! Yes God is good! :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Aliswell: Thank you. God is good and it was a blessing to be able to share it with others. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

must65gt: A gift that has been given to me after that happened. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

MegStarr: Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

EstellaGrace: OMG! The angels gave her a gift and it was to tell your cousins mom that she was going to have a girl. I am in awe. It's amazing what happens after we die. Thank you for sharing that story too. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

EstellaGrace: That is beautiful. I was not in a coma and was blessed to see my mother at my side. What an amazing story too! Thank you for sharing. :)

MegStarr from Texas on March 13, 2012:

This is so touching. I enjoyed every second of this. Thank you for sharing.

EstellaGrace from New York on March 13, 2012:

OH, AND: my cousins mother was dying, and right before she did, she said "it's a girl". My cousin didn't know she was pregnant at the time, but she was, and she had a girl.

EstellaGrace from New York on March 13, 2012:

My Aunt was in a car accident and pronounced dead at the scene. She told me later the same encounter you just wrote about, only they were in a field, and rather than Jesus, it was her mother. She kept asking her mom if she could go with her and her mother (my grandmother, who I've never met) just said "no, it's not your time". My aunt came back, and was in a coma for 2 weeks.

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

ripplemaker: Now you know. :) You to keep shining yours. :)

Jrandol62 on March 13, 2012: are blessed my friend. Yes, only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ...The way, the truth, the life. I know he's with me every day of my life. Saved me numerous times....Bad bull rides, cancer x2, heart attack, etc....Each day is a gift, not granted....When HE's ready for us, he'll call us, and what a glorious day that will be!! Bless you and everyone here on earth!

Allen Edwards from Iowa on March 13, 2012:

AE...Your Grace in responding to the skeptical Mr. Suits, was a Great lesson on how to keep true to your message of love and bliss, when pierced by the barbs and arrows of one so firmly entrenced in empirical beliefs.

Thanks again for your message of our infusion with the Infinite Law.

must65gt on March 13, 2012:

@ripplemaker...are you talking about the Gift we have in AEvans, or the Gift God gave her when he sent her back to us?

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on March 13, 2012:

Reading your hub made me smile. Now I understand about the gift you told me about. Thanks for sharing this and allowing us to see the mysteries of life. Keep shining your light. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

jeyaramd: Faith is a beautiful thing and thank you for commenting. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

marcoujour: Thank you. Yes there are so many facets of what people believe, but I am so thankful for the time I was there. It never be forgotten. I also feel blessed that God gave me that memory. I am glad I could share a little piece of my life with all of you. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

janiek13: That is a question I cannot answer but when you are present in the Lord there is no time. What we believe is hours, is only moments or seconds. When you are there you don't worry about length of time, you worry about nothing at all. You are just so happy to be there. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Craig Suits: I know there is a God just like you believe in Science. I din't understand why anybody would believe in Science when it comes to creation, but I respect their thoughts. When you are in heaven it isn't like earth it is a different place, time and dimension. We don't have to worry about anything there, we just bask in the glory of love, peace and happiness. It is our soul that goes there not our bodies.

It wasn't a dream and where I was is fact, it is something nobody can ever take away. There is another place, a GOD and Jesus. I know that and that is what matters to me. Thanks for your thoughts I can respect them. :)

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on March 13, 2012:


How beautiful you are. How beautiful is your faith.

Some of us can easily believe when we are just as blessed. Some of us simply believe... Some of us will never... wow, as far as story content, this is rather meaty to me, a nurse just like you.

Keep up your beautiful work. Voted UP & ABI. Hugs, mar.

Mary Krenz from Florida's Space Coast on March 13, 2012:

Ms Evans, I am glad you were able to return to tell your story. I believe in God for many reasons, it is nice to have yet another affirmation. I wonder how long we remain in the waiting area?...

Craig Suits from Florida on March 13, 2012:

No Pepsi machines? Bummer! I'm not going.

You neglected to answer one question?

What do you do all day? I mean, beauty, serenity, love, warmth, peace and tranquility, and a different place are all fine and dandy but none of them take up any time at all. After a while all that 24 hour warm and fuzzy stuff would get a little boring. So what's doing other than smiling all day? And where do I seek in order for find?

I'm not trying to bust your buns I'm simply hoping to remind you that "reality" is worth consideration before one dedicates one's life to anything at all. You've got a long way to go Kiddo, don't make the mistake of living the rest of your life based on a dream, a wish, a hope or desire. Steadfastly believe in and base your life on what you know to be fact. Fact that can be backed up with your knowledge that makes it proveable or at the least, extremely likely. Don't be afraid to say: "Beats the hell out of me, I just don't know."

jeyaramd from Mississauga, Ontario on March 13, 2012:

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful experience of after life. I also believe in after life. I think our souls are eternally blessed. There is definitely God on the other side, along with our loved ones waiting for us. However, we have to wait until it is our time. Thanks for sharing. Faith is a beautiful thing. Your a blessed soul.

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Just Ask Susan: Thank you. I will be reading it . :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Craig Suits: With regards to form you take: When I was there nobody looked young, old or anything in between. All you could feel was love, there wasn't any faces, but I knew that all of them knew me. It is hard to explain but there isn't any age there.

What's up there? Beauty and serenity. It is a different world, a different place. There isn't any pepsi machines etc. Just love so much love. Warmth, Peace and tranquility. There isn't any cloud there it is different then what we see here.

As for your last question, yes I would still go there is beauty beyond the horizon. :) Seek and you shall find. :)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 13, 2012:

It's called Death A Haiku.

Craig Suits from Florida on March 13, 2012:

Hiya Kiddo...Long time...

Interesting hub and I'm not here to argue with you, I'm still trying to come up with some credible evidence on why one should definatly mount toilet paper rolls in the "out" position.

Gettin a little short on subject matter are ya? LOL...Actually it was a very creative and controvercial hub...

Anyway, my co-author, Lilith Eden died in an ER as well and was brought back to life. Thought you might want to read her experience which she explains in her hub as " very peaceful." She's about your age and holds degree's in anthropology and history. You can believe every word she speaks.

As for me little girl, I think I'll stick to the scientific reasoning until I see a bit more proof than an unconcious dream. I hope your right, there's a whole bunch of people I'd love to see again.

Question oh believer of unproven faiths: What form do you take when you croak. What if you're say 10 years old, forty, or eighty five? Do you get a choice to go back or forward to any age you choose?

This is a very important question as many people are very old, disfigured, very young, or flat out uglier than ugly and would not want to spend eternity in their present physical state.

Why in the hell do people want to go to "Heaven" anyway. What's up there? What would one do all day? Do they have Pepsi machines, rock and roll, sex, apple pies? And how the hell do you walk around on clound anyway?

If I gave you a 30 day paid vacvation to a really great place, handed you a beautiful, multi colored travel brochure to make up your mind, but when you opened it there was nothing in it. Would you go?

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

lord de cross: You always make someone smile. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

mljdgulley354: I believe that too. Sometimes we don't always understand, but if we share it can make people feel more calm about what is after life. So glad your mom shared her experience with you. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Victoria Lynn: Never give up and do not fear life after death. For me it was beautiful. But there are people who have also experienced Hell and that is some place I will never choose to be. Thank you for appreciating and reading. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

mcals71: I will be happy to check out his book on his life after death experience. Glad you also appreciated my experience. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

CMerritt: Chris, God has promised us who believe a better place to be. All of us are on a journey and we are only passing through. What we do while we are here is by choice. I am glad that I was able to remind you of God's love for all of us. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Shiningstar4u2c: Thank you so much! :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

2besure: I am not as hard-headed as I was then. lolo! I have regular check-ups and yes I go to the doctor when I do not feel good. lolo! I would like to be at least 85 before I go back to where I was. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Marcy Goodfleisch: There are many and some people are afraid to share it, because people would think they are nuts. None of us are crazy, we have just had the opportunity to see the other side and what awaits all of us. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

MissOlive: It was God who placed it on my heart to share. It was the hubber who asked the question at the right time for me to respond. Thank you for reading and appreciating my journey to heaven. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Melovy: I will write a follow up to my life after death experience. It effected me in so many ways that I cannot explain. I am human and sometimes when I do not walk close to God I feel guilty. But he knows where my heart is all of the time, so I just ask for forgiveness. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Just Ask Susan: Today is my day to catch up on all of the reading that I have to do. Which haiku is it? It is like that and it is a wonderful feeling. I am so glad I had my mom, it wasn't mine time. But I know mom will be waiting for me on the other side. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Aliswell: There are many of us who have been there. We can recount those moments or minutes. Being able to see a part of what is to come is beautiful. I would love to look her up and read her story. God sent me back for a reason and I hope I can figure out why I am still here. :) Thanks for commenting. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

must65gt: Wow! It is hard to come back. Although mine was minutes and only felt like seconds. Those seconds have always stuck in my head. What is amazing is that God imprinted it in mind. I can't explain why, but apparently it was to share his grace with others. Thanks for sharing your story too. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Thelma Roberts: There is really life after death. As you know many go and do not come back. It is hard to leave that place, but there are those who are here to talk about the joys of where we are going. So glad I could share. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

lord de cross: You were there. God gave you a glimpse to what is and where we are going. Mom had to depart it was her time and only God knows when he is to call us home. Instead of fighting and trying to understand I am embracing my memory. When I am sad, I can reflect and God said it is time for the World to know what is on the other side. I share my experience because it was on my heart. Another little piece of me given for all of you to see, I am transparent. :) You to have a wonderful week and yes I will catch up with everyone. :)

Joseph De Cross from New York on March 13, 2012:

Would you stop laughin' please!

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Clayton Fernandes: There is life after death. I am glad I was able to reach out and share my little peace of heaven. I believe it was time for me to share my story. God said it was time. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

Feline Prophet: All of us should truly try to live life to its fullest. Tomorrow is not promised. Instead of arguing all of us need to try to enjoy each others company. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

homesteadbound: It is not painful at all. It is peaceful, glorious and serene. You do not feel any pain, just so much joy and happiness. Nothing to be afraid of all of us will get to the other side one day. I am looking forward to going back when God calls me home. :)

Julianna (author) from SomeWhere Out There on March 13, 2012:

John Redd: Yes. All of us are destined to go to heaven and when some of us have been there and we can share that place. It makes it even better. Thank you for knowing I am a good person, because I truly am.:)

mljdgulley354 on March 13, 2012:

Thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony. My mom had such an experience two years before she died.I believe her testimony helped her children to trust that they would see her again.

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on March 13, 2012:

AEvans--Your story gave me chills that I still haven't shaken. Wow. Thanks for sharing that with us. Gives us hope--at least it does for me. Beautiful hub.

mcals71 on March 13, 2012:

NDEs are always uplifting and they strengthen our faith. There are some excellent first hand experiences in these hubs, including this one, and for those who want to read more I suggest a precious little book entitled "Return from Tomorrow" written by Dr. George Ritchie (now deceased), who gave his testimony back in 1976 to Dr. Raymond Moody in his video, "Life After Life." Thank you so much for sharing.

Chris Merritt from Pendleton, Indiana on March 13, 2012:

It is always nice to hear of personal, first hand accounts...I am a Christian and a believer of His promises. Being a human, it is easy to let one's "belief" sometimes sway...that is why it is so good to be reminded of such incidents.

Thank you for sharing..


Shiningstar4u2c from Hilton Head Island on March 13, 2012:

Just Beautiful! Voted Up!

Pamela Lipscomb from Charlotte, North Carolina on March 13, 2012:

Very encouraging experience. I know there is a life after death and it is in the Presence of the Lord. Thanks so much for sharing this. Now, as a MOM...."the next time you feel sick, are you going to the hospital???? Huh, missy?"

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on March 13, 2012:

This is an amazing hub - I firmly believe there are many here who have briefly crossed the veil and the glimpses they've given us, such as yours here, are so inspiring. The more loved ones I lose, the more I begin seeing that process as a journey where I will see them again. Thanks for sharing your personal encounter with what awaits us. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on March 13, 2012:

AEvans - what a beautiful and uplifting testimony. I know a few people that have had life after death experiences and I have read about these accounts as well. I believe in what you experienced. Thank you for sharing with us.

Yvonne Spence from UK on March 13, 2012:

Wow. I had no idea you’d had this experience. I have read several accounts of life after death experiences because it fascinates me. I’d love to read more about how it affected your life afterwards.

Very interesting hub.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 13, 2012:

This is exactly how I've always imagined death to be like. I wrote a haiku recently about this.

Beautiful story and I too am glad that you came back.

Allen Edwards from Iowa on March 13, 2012:

AE, I listened to a lady on a PBS special that featured Wayne Dyer. He introduced her and she gave a 5 minute account of her ADE. It was amazing and I have since been following her on her website. Her name is Anita Moorjani.

By the way, I'm glad you decided to come back!

must65gt on March 13, 2012:

My experience was years ago when my love a 1965 GT Mustang Fastback was broad-sided by a drunk driver doing 70 in a Grand Prix. After being sent back, it took another 4 days in a comma and months to recover full cognitive, but I know i was real. I will say It hurt a lot when I came back, but I only hope I live up to what is expected of me now. Thanks for sharing.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on March 13, 2012:

Awesome! I hope there is really life after death. A better place than what we have now. No pain, problems, worries and that is really a heavenly place to live.Peaceful! Thanks for sharing.

Joseph De Cross from New York on March 12, 2012:

AEvans, is almost 2 am Easter time and you have me reading this hub! What's wrong with you! At least you should've warned me, to sleep or take a nap earlier and then have the strenght to comment. I believe what you said, because the night I wrote that piece of Poetry about Paradise, I felt like I was there, and sure... is the moast wonderful experiences you could ever have. Can You imagine an 17 century Philosopher, seeing this screen and the fonts and the color? Now how can we make that analogy with our creator? We might as well kneel down and praise his creation. There are things that happen for a reason: Mom departed first, because she knew she had to watch after you, Torry. Melissa,Miranda, and possible Vic. There is a reason for all, and you know in your heart so well. Have a wonderfulo week...and please catch up with us. Are those 4 hush puppies putting a stress on you?


Clayton from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 12, 2012:

there are no shadows in heaven, Just the thought of it broadens my imagination a bit more!. Yes i do believe that there is life after death.

Feline Prophet on March 12, 2012:

Meanwhile you must try to live your life to the fullest! :)

Cindy Murdoch from Texas on March 12, 2012:

It is so easy to want to believe that life after death is so painless to get to. Obviously, you did not feel a painful transition. This is the way I hope it would be - from glory to glory!

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