|Maria sent this via email to us today (9 Aug 06)....
I am writing to you about an out-of-body
experience I had when I was about 13 years old.
My name is Maria G Rodriguez and I had an out-of-body experience
when I was young. One afternoon I came home from school and I
decided to eat a little snack. I ate and felt tired so I went to the
bedroom and laid down. I fell asleep and all of the sudden I felt my
body being lifted up and I realized I was floating. I looked down
and I saw my body on the bed, sleeping. I was so confused on what
was happening to me that I looked around and I was still in my room,
but out of my body and in the form of a spirit. I floated towards
the window and I sat on thin air. I looked on my right and I saw
another "spirit" sitting next to me but when I looked at its face it
was covered with smoke. I looked around and I saw "other spirits"
sitting in pairs and their faces are also covered in smoke.
Then all of a sudden, I started to go up and up. I was so high up
that I could actually feel the clouds on my face and skin. I felt so
at peace. I stopped and I saw the tunnel with the bright lights at
the end of it. I started to walk towards the lights and as I was
walking I felt the peace and serenity of the place. I wanted to stay
there forever and I never wanted to leave. All of a sudden, I heard
a voice saying "You need to come down it is not your time" I
answered " I don't want to come down. I like it here and it took me
awhile to get here and I don't want to leave." The voice kept asking
and I finally said yes. After I said yes, I was drawn back to the
window by my bed. It was a like a roller coaster ride. I was "sucked
down by some force" back to my room.
I was back in my room and again I was looking down on my body. I
slowly lay my spirit on top of my body and I woke up. To this day I
still remember everything and I don't know if I died for a little
while or it was just a dream. Only God knows what really happened to
me that afternoon.
I am now 34 years old and I am a Christian. I am a follower of Jesus
Christ. I surrender my life to God. I give God all the glory, all
the praise, and all the thanks for HE is worthy.
I was baptized and raised Catholic. I went to Catholic school and I
attended Sunday Masses and received penance for my sins. In the
past, I thought I was a good person and would go to heaven because
of all the things that I did like being baptized when I was an
infant, receiving penence for my sins, and receiving Holy Communion
on some Sundays. But I was wrong, and I began to realize that
everything that I did was worthless, unless I ACCEPT and CONFESS
Jesus Christ as my LORD and SAVIOUR and believe in my heart, then I
will be saved. The word of GOD said in Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace
ye are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift
from God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." It doesn't
matter if I was Catholic or not I needed GOD to save me. I don't
follow any "religion" I follow GOD and HIS words. For heaven and
earth will pass away but the word of GOD shall not pass. HIS words
are good yesterday, today, and tommorrow.
Accept and Receive the LORD unto your hearts and Confess in your
mouth that HE is the SAVIOUR and REDEEMER of our souls and spirits.
REPENT and let HIM inside your heart and HE will give you peace.
JESUS said "MY yoke is light and MY burden is easy, come to ME, who
are tired and I WILL GIVE YOU REST." PRAISE the LORD.