I am going to share with you all is a very personal experience and I had only told this to 3-4 very close family members. The first person I shared this with was my Mom nearly 8 years after it happened. This was something that occurred in mid 2009 when I was hospitalized for a fairly small operation.
However, the operation turned into a major one that lasted for hours, as laparoscopy didn't work and my underbelly was slit from one end to the other to carry it out. What I am going to share is what happened post op.
This is going to be a three part story as all are totally different from one another and only connected together because of the operation. The first two are what happened at the hospital. The third happened at my home during recuperation.
After my op, I slipped into a coma within 24 hours with post op complications. This was due to the gross negligence of the nursing staff: they forgot to inject a medicine that was specified in my medical records.
My eyes were closed and my breathing was torturous. But I heard a lot of things in this state.
I remember very well the tearful voice of my Mom asking my Dad why there were so many tubes inserted into me.
I remember my Dad not being able to answer and sighing heavily and helplessly quite frequently.
I remember my very dear Brother stroking my head and assuring me in a voice not at all steady that he was there and I would be all right.
I remember quite clearly "seeing" myself lying in the bed with all the tubes and my brother standing at my side with his hand on my head.
I remember "seeing" my mother in a chair at the corner of the room sobbing uncontrollably with my dad at her side with his right hand on her left shoulder.
Then something strange happened.
All of a sudden, the pain went away. All sounds were abruptly muted and the whole room was filled with an amazing golden light. I remember turning away from the scene below me and look at the golden light that felt so calm, warm yet cool, so enticing, totally enveloping my soul.
And the intensity of this light was coming from just beyond my room's door. It felt like The Glow was calling out to me, I wanted to leave the room and go into the passage to be surrounded by it. It felt like the safest thing that could ever happen to me. I really cannot describe the feelings that went through me and the uncontrollable attraction that I had to "go into that Light".
I turned towards my room's narrow passage and it felt like the intensity of that golden light increased even more (it seems impossible as it was already extremely bright). I felt it calling out to me silently, I felt that unexplainable urge to just go into it, and I even "took a few steps" towards it.
As I was "walking" towards it, I looked at my parents, and the next thing I remember opening my eyes and I was in the hospital bed and that nerve wracking pain was back.
I had been in that coma for 5 days. I did not recover then and there but I will leave that story for a part 2 as I feel even that was a miracle for me.
The reason I am writing this is because we have all seen movies/ TV series, read books where we saw/ read that the departed goes towards the light. And the light is usually described as a bright white. I am curious to know if anyone knows of a Golden Yellow light.
I have thought about it a lot and the scenes do not change. I know I was not hallucinating. What I comprehend is that my time probably came but I made a choice. I guess my earthly bonds just had more pull to keep me here and continue with my tasks and duties than attain eternal happiness.