The picture above is exactly like the bird that we saw in our garden.
SERAPHIM VISITS OUR GARDEN © 08/09/16by S.N.Strutt
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The other day on Wednesday 07/09/16, my wife and I, and family, who live here in Scotland, (UK), had the privilege of being visited by a very beautiful Seraphim bird, which we found out later originated from the USA.
I have put the history of this bird and how it got its name, which we have traced back
to North America below.
Whilst sitting in our garden yet again, this time we had a beautiful experience, in seeing a rare bird arrive in our garden.
We had never seen such a bird before, and though looking like a cross between a dove and pigeon, it had extremely feathered feet.
My granddaughter quipped, that it looked like it had a rooster's feet.
The bird flew from our garage roof into the big tree in the centre of our small garden. It then flew onto one of the 2nd floor window-sills. It appeared to be reasonably tame. It then finally went, and perched on the top window to our bedroom, and promptly tucked its head in and went to sleep. Not suprising the timing as, it had just started raining outside. We didn't have the heart to close the window, as long as this beautiful and gentle bird, was still perched on our window-frame, so we simply just left the window wide open all night.
When we awoke the next morning, the beautiful bird was still there. Then she awoke, and flew away, and we thought that was the last we would see this wonderful bird.
But lo and behold, about half an hour later, the bird returned & flew right back onto our bedroom window-sill.
Our 7 year-old granddaughter, who happened to be visitng from Spain with our daughter, her mother, really enjoyed this adventure with this rare bird.
We decided to call for expert attention, and we called Scotland's only charity for the preservation and protection of birds.
They sent a young man who was obviouly an expert with capturing escaped birds. He told us that it was very good that we had called them right away, as the bird was under-nourished. They promised to take good care of the bird and to re-house it with a good new bird-keeper.
We took the fact that my wife and family were visited by such a beautiful and rare bird as a very good OMEN of BLESSING, which is much appreciated by us at the present time, when my wife has been in a wheelchair for the past 10 months, due to a very severe concussion, and I myself have recently been very sick with severe anemia.
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ISA.6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
ISA.6:2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
ISA.6:3 And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!"
ISA.6:6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.
Seraphim or Seraphs
The word Seraphim (one seraph, two or more seraphim) means “burning ones” or nobles. They are also sometimes called the 'ones of love' because their name might come from the Hebrew root for 'love'. Seraphim are only fully described in the Bible on one occasion. This is in the book of the prophet Isaiah, when he is being commissioned by God to be a prophet and he has a vision of heaven 1.
So these types of heavenly beings have six wings, but they only use two of them for flying. It sounds strange to use wings to cover your face and feet. They may well cover their face because, being so close to God, they would witness His full glory which would be too powerful to behold. Feet are considered 'unclean' and so not worthy to be shown to God. (Some scholars also think that 'feet' could actually mean 'genitals'.) We're not told how many Seraphim there are, but it's more than one.
Their position is flying above God's throne, unlike the Cherubim who are beside/around it. Their primary duty is to constantly glorify and praise God and they may also be the personal 'attendant' angels of God. Their eternal song "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." has been used by Jews and Christians for thousands of years to join with the angels in praising God. In Hebrew, to use the same word three times to describe something means that the person/object is utterly like the word. So calling God Holy three times means that God is utterly and perfectly holy.
In Jewish folklore, and some later Christian works, the Seraphim are said to be the highest rank of angel. This is probably because of their very close proximity to God.
In art, Seraphim are often red (because of their names 'burning ones') and are shown holding a flaming sword with the words 'holy, holy, holy' on the blade.
The coal in Isaiah's vision, that touches his lips, is used to signify that Isaiah is now purified and fit to be a prophet. The coal came from the altar in heaven, so would have been very powerful. Fire is also used in many religions and faiths as a way of purifying and cleansing something.
Cherubim or Cherubs
When most people think of Cherubs they'll think of pudgy little baby-like creatures, with two little wings, who are rather cute. However, that's not how the Bible describes them! Cherubs (the correct pural is Cherubim) are described in two books of the Bible, Genesis and Ezekiel (a Jewish prophet).
In Genesis they guard the Garden of Eden, following Adam and Eve's banishment from the Garden, and are described holding flaming swords
“God drove out the man and He placed cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden, and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life’ (Genesis 3:24).”
The prophet Ezekiel has a vivid vision of heaven where he sees many angelic beings. His description of the Cherubim is powerful – almost frightening 3.
Not your average cute little angel! These are powerful heavenly beings with four faces and four wings.
The Cherubim are also described in the construction of the 'Ark of the Covenant'. (Yes, the one out of the Indiana Jones film!) The Ark was the dwelling place of God with the Israelites during their exodus in the desert 4.
The ark was placed in the Jewish Temple, when it was built in Jerusalem. The holy part of the Temple (where the ark was placed and where the highest alter was located) also featured statues of Cherubim 5.
In Ezekiel's vision he also describes another type of angelic beings that seem to be associated with the Cherubim. Their description is even more strange, to our eyes 6.
Certainly an amazing scene. Ezekiel's vision might seems strange, it might well be that human eyes and senses just can't properly describe the wonder of heaven.
The Bible doesn't say how many Cherubim there are, but we're told that Ezekiel saw four - and there may be more than that! Their role is to guard God's Holy domain and presence from any sin and corruption. They are sometime known as the throne angels as they are seen to be around the throne of God 7.
In Jewish folklore the 'Throne Angels' are known as Merkabah.
Having four faces on four side of their heads and being arranged in a square, they can travel in any direction without having to turn.
The word Cherub may come from a term 'to guard' which would fit well with their role. No where in the Bible are the Cherubim actually called angels!
So far from being cute, cuddly creatures, the Cherubim are the mighty and powerful guardians of God.
EZE.1:4 Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
EZE.1:5 Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
EZE.1:6 Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings.
EZE.1:7 Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves' feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze.
EZE.1:8 The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings.
EZE.1:9 Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward.
EZE.1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle.
EZE.1:11 Thus were their faces. Their wings stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies.
EZE.1:12 And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went.
EZE.1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning.
EZE.1:14 And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.
EZE.1:15 Now as I looked at the living creatures, behold, a wheel was on the earth beside each living creature with its four faces.
EZE.1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their workings was like the color of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. The appearance of their workings was, as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
EZE.1:17 When they moved, they went toward any one of four directions; they did not turn aside when they went.
EZE.1:18 As for their rims, they were so high they were awesome; and their rims were full of eyes, all around the four of them.
EZE.1:19 When the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
EZE.1:20 Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, because there the spirit went; and the wheels were lifted together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
EZE.1:21 When those went, these went; when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up together with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
EZE.1:22 The likeness of the firmament above the heads of the living creatures was like the color of an awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads.
EZE.1:23 And under the firmament their wings spread out straight, one toward another. Each one had two which covered one side, and each one had two which covered the other side of the body.
EZE.1:24 When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings.
EZE.1:25 A voice came from above the firmament that was over their heads; whenever they stood, they let down their wings.
EZE.1:26 And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.
EZE.1:27 Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around.
EZE.1:28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.
EZE.10:1 And I looked, and there in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim, there appeared something like a sapphire stone, having the appearance of the likeness of a throne.
EZE.10:2 Then He spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, "Go in among the wheels, under the cherub, fill your hands with coals of fire from among the cherubim, and scatter them over the city." And he went in as I watched.
EZE.10:3 Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the temple when the man went in, and the cloud filled the inner court.
EZE.10:4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and paused over the threshold of the temple; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD'S glory.
EZE.10:5 And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even in the outer court, like the voice of Almighty God when He speaks.
EZE.10:6 Then it happened, when He commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, "Take fire from among the wheels, from among the cherubim," that he went in and stood beside the wheels.
EZE.10:7 And the cherub stretched out his hand from among the cherubim to the fire that was among the cherubim, and took some of it and put it into the hands of the man clothed with linen, who took it and went out.
EZE.10:8 The cherubim appeared to have the form of a man's hand under their wings.
EZE.10:9 And when I looked, there were four wheels by the cherubim, one wheel by one cherub and another wheel by each other cherub; the wheels appeared to have the color of a beryl stone.
EZE.10:10 As for their appearance, all four looked alike-as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
EZE.10:11 When they went, they went toward any of their four directions; they did not turn aside when they went, but followed in the direction the head was facing. They did not turn aside when they went.
EZE.10:12 And their whole body, with their back, their hands, their wings, and the wheels that the four had, were full of eyes all around.
EZE.10:13 As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, "Wheel."
EZE.10:14 Each one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, the second face the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
EZE.10:15 And the cherubim were lifted up. This was the living creature I saw by the River Chebar.
EZE.10:16 When the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim lifted their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also did not turn from beside them.
EZE.10:17 When the cherubim stood still, the wheels stood still, and when one was lifted up, the other lifted itself up, for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
EZE.10:18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.
EZE.10:19 And the cherubim lifted their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight. When they went out, the wheels were beside them; and they stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD'S house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.
EZE.10:20 This is the living creature I saw under the God of Israel by the River Chebar, and I knew they were cherubim.
EZE.10:21 Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.
EZE.10:22 And the likeness of their faces was the same as the faces which I had seen by the River Chebar, their appearance and their persons. They each went straight forward.
THE 4 BEASTS
In the final book of the Bible, Revelation, there's a description of 'Four Living Creatures' 8.
These amazing creatures have features in common with both the Seraphim, in having six wings and continually praising God; and like the Cherubim, that they number four, are covered in eyes and look like a lion, ox, man and eagle.
Whether these creatures are Seraphim, Cherubim or another sort of angelic/heavenly being, we simply don't know. But they are certainly amazing and very powerful.
REV.4:6 Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back.
REV.4:7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.
REV.4:8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!"
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The following are the background details concerning the SERAPHIM BIRDS:-
The Seraphim: one of the American Breeds
|The Seraphim |
The Seraphim is indeed the most recent serendipitous creation, and its creator,rather than being long gone, still roams among us. Anne Ellis reflects:
|"I was playing around with oldfashioned, long-faced Oriental Frills and surprise! I got a beautiful combination that turns white with the first molt. I was so impressed with the beauty of these angelic birds that I named them "Seraphim." But Seraphim are not your regular, pigeon-type of angel because, although they look white, they are actually genetically recessive red and recessive yellow! confused? Don't be, it's really very simple. Imagine an angelic bird that has a touch of magic...."|| |
|The Seraphim were created from what Anne calls old fashioned Oriental Frills. These old fashioned frills have longer faces and are much slimmer than the Oriental Frills exhibited at shows today. Today's Oriental Frills' beaks are too short to be effective parents to their own young, and foster parents are required to raise them. Because of the longer beak,the old fashioned Oriental Frills are quite capable of feeding their own young.. The Seraphim has retained this desirable quality of the old fashioned Oriental Frills, and are also quite capable of taking care of their young..|
|As Anne stated, the Seraphim are all genetically recessive red or recessive yellow, but at maturity manifest the Seraphim's white angel color. As young birds, before the first molt, they show patches of this underlying yellow or red color, and look quite jolly and playful. It is not until after the first, and in some rare stubborn cases the second molt, that the magic occurs and they gain their angelic pure white appearance.|
|They have also kept the frill, peak crest, mane, slipper-like grouse feet and the gentle temperament of the old Oriental Frills, but have gained and an elegant form and unique head structure. Anne describes the grouse-type feathering on their feet as white stars and it is not hard to see why. She has created the perfect combination of grace and beauty and kept a touch of magic, making this breed worthy of the name Seraphim. A Seraphim, in case you are wondering, is a six-winged angel that guards the throne of the Lord.|
|In January of 1995 the NPA unanimously adopted the Standard of Perfection for the Seraphim, and officially recognized the breed. |
Anne began with pigeons as pets. Her first breed was the Saxon Monk. She started the Seraphim project in 1986, and had placed over 170 young Seraphim in new homes by 1995. She remains passionate about what makes a this perfect bird. They are living, moving, works of art. I do not know if they have yet made it abroad, but I would be surprised if they have not. They are, after all, adorable.
HEAVEN IS REAL
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES
What heaven's really like - by a leading brain surgeon who says he's been there: Read his testimony before you scoff...it might just shake your beliefs
By DR EBEN ALEXANDER
18 October 2014
When I was a small boy, I was adopted. I grew up remembering nothing of my birth family and unaware that I had a biological sister, named Betsy. Many years later, I went in search of my biological family, but for Betsy it was too late: she had died.
This is the story of how I was reunited with her — in Heaven.
Before I start, I should explain that I am a scientist, who has spent a lifetime studying the workings of the brain.
Dr Eben Alexander says he was taken 'on a voyage through a series of realms' after he went into a coma when he was diagnosed with meningitis
My adoptive father was a neurosurgeon and I followed his path, becoming an neurosurgeon myself and an academic who taught brain science at Harvard Medical School.
Although nominally a Christian, I was sceptical when patients described spiritual experiences to me.
My knowledge of the brain made me quite sure that out-of-body experiences, angelic encounters and the like were hallucinations, brought on when the brain suffered a trauma.
And then, in the most dramatic circumstances possible, I discovered proof that I was wrong. Six years ago, I woke up one morning with a searing headache. Within a few hours, I went into a coma: my neocortex, the part of the brain that handles all the thought processes making us human, had shut down completely.
Dr Eben's Alexander's 'heaven' was filled with music, animals, trees, and colours and was extremely vivid
At the time, I was working at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia, and I was rushed to the emergency room there. The doctors ascertained that I had contracted meningitis — a rare bacterial strain of E coli was in my spinal fluid and eating into my brain like acid. My survival chances were near zero.
I was in deep coma, a vegetative state, and all the higher functions of my brain were offline. Scans showed no conscious activity whatever — my brain was not malfunctioning, it was completely unplugged.
But my inner self still existed, in defiance of all the known laws of science.
Magical: He said he found himself as a speck of awareness on a butterfly wing, among pulsing swarms of millions of other butterflies
For seven days, as I lay in that unresponsive coma, my consciousness went on a voyage through a series of realms, each one more extraordinary than the last — a journey beyond the physical world and one that, until then, I would certainly have dismissed as impossible.
For thousands of years, ordinary people as well as shamans and mystics have described brief, wonderful glimpses of ethereal realms. I’m not the first person to have discovered that consciousness exists beyond the body.
What is unique in my case is that I am, as far as scientific records show, the only person to have travelled to this heavenly dimension with the cortex in complete shut-down, while under minute observation throughout.
There are medical records for every minute of my coma, and none of them show any indication of brain activity. In other words, as far as neuroscience can say, my journey was not something happening inside my head.
Plenty of scientists have a lot of difficulty with this statement. My experience undermines their whole belief system. But the one place I have found ready acceptance is in church, where my story often tallies with people’s expectations.
Even the deep notes of the church organ and the glorious colours of the stained glass seem to echo faintly the sights and sounds of Heaven.
Here, then, is what I experienced: my map of Heaven.
After the blinding headache, when I had slipped into the coma, I gradually became aware of being in a primitive, primordial state that felt like being buried in earth.
It was, however, not ordinary earth, for all around me I sensed, and sometimes heard and saw, other entities.
It was partly horrific, partly comforting and familiar: I felt like I had always been part of this primal murk.
I am often asked, ‘Was this hell?’ but I don’t think it was — I would expect hell to be at least a little bit interactive, and this was a completely passive experience.
I had forgotten what it was even to be human, but one important part of my personality was still hard at work: I had a sense of curiosity. I would ask, ‘Who? What? Where?’ and there was never a flicker of response.
After an expanse of time had passed, though I can’t begin to guess how long, a light came slowly down from above, throwing off marvellous filaments of living silver and golden effulgence.
It was a circular entity, emitting a beautiful, heavenly music that I called the Spinning Melody. The light opened up like a rip in the fabric of that coarse realm, and I felt myself going through the rip, up into a valley full of lush and fertile greenery, where waterfalls flowed into crystal pools.
There were clouds, like marshmallow puffs of pink and white. Behind them, the sky was a rich blue-black.
This world was not vague. It was deeply, piercingly alive, and as vivid as the aroma of fried chicken, as dazzling as the glint of sunlight off the metalwork of a car, and as startling as the impact of first love.
I know perfectly well how crazy my account sounds, and I sympathise with those who cannot accept it. Like a lot of things in life, it sounds pretty far-fetched till you experience it yourself.
Despite scans showing his brain was not functioning, Dr Alexander had a vivid experience
There were trees, fields, animals and people. There was water, too, flowing in rivers or descending as rain. Mists rose from the pulsing surfaces of these waters, and fish glided beneath them.
Like the earth, the water was deeply familiar. It was as though all the most beautiful waterscapes I ever saw on earth had been beautiful precisely because they were reminding me of this living water. My gaze wanted to travel into it, deeper and deeper.
This water seemed higher, and more pure than anything I had experienced before, as if it was somehow closer to the original source.
I had stood and admired oceans and rivers across America, from Carolina beaches to west coast streams, but suddenly they all seemed to be lesser versions, little brothers and sisters of this living water.
That’s not to denigrate the seas and lakes and thunderstorms that I’ve marvelled at throughout my life. It is simply to say that I now see all the earth’s waters in a new perspective, just as I see all natural beauties in a new way.
In Heaven, everything is more real — less dense, yet at the same time more intense.
Heaven is as vast, various and populated as earth is ... in fact, infinitely more so. But in all this vast variety, there is not that sense of otherness that characterises our world, where each thing is alone by itself and has nothing directly to do with the other things around it.
Nothing is isolated in Heaven. Nothing is alienated. Nothing is disconnected. Everything is one.
I found myself as a speck of awareness on a butterfly wing, among pulsing swarms of millions of other butterflies. I witnessed stunning blue-black velvety skies filled with swooping orbs of golden light, angelic choirs leaving sparkling trails against the billowing clouds.
Those choirs produced hymns and anthems far beyond anything I had ever encountered on earth. The sound was colossal: an echoing chant that seemed to soak me without making me wet.
All my senses had blended. Seeing and hearing were not separate functions. It was as if I could hear the grace and elegance of the airborne creatures, and see the spectacular music that burst out of them.
Even before I began to wonder who or what they were, I understood that they made the music because they could not contain it. It was the sound of sheer joy. They could no more hold it in than you could fill your lungs and never breathe out.
Simply to experience the music was to join in with it. That was the oneness of Heaven — to hear a sound was to be part of it. Everything was connected to everything else, like the infinitely complex swirls on a Persian carpet or a butterfly’s wing. And I was flying on that carpet, riding on that wing.
Above the sky, there was a vast array of larger universes that I came to call an ‘over-sphere’, and I ascended until I reached the Core, that deepest sanctuary of the Divine — infinite inky blackness, filled to overflowing with indescribable, unconditional love.
There I encountered the infinitely powerful, all-knowing deity whom I later called Om, because of the sound that vibrated through that realm. I learned lessons there of a depth and beauty entirely beyond my capacity to explain.
During this voyage, I had a guide. She was an extraordinarily beautiful woman who first appeared as I rode, as that speck of awareness, on the wing of that butterfly.
I’d never seen this woman before. I didn’t know who she was. Yet her presence was enough to heal my heart, to make me whole in a way I’d never known was possible. Her face was unforgettable. Her eyes were deep blue, and her cheekbones were high. Her face was surrounded by a frame of honey-brown hair.
She wore a smock, like a peasant’s, woven from sheer colour — indigo, powder-blue and pastel shades of orange and peach. When she looked at me, I felt such an abundance of emotion that, if nothing good had ever happened to me before, the whole of my life would have been worth living for that expression in her eyes alone.
Dr Alexander became a neurosurgeon and an academic who taught brain science at Harvard Medical School
It was not romantic love. It was not friendship. It was far beyond all the different compartments of love we have on earth. Without actually speaking, she let me know that I was loved and cared for beyond measure and that the universe was a vaster, better, and more beautiful place than I could ever have dreamed.
I was an irreplaceable part of the whole (like all of us), and all the sadness and fear I had ever suffered was a result of my somehow having forgotten this most central of facts.
Her message went through me like a breath of wind. It’s hard to put it into words, but the essence was this: ‘You are loved and cherished, dearly, for ever. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you can do wrong.’
It was, then, an utterly wonderful experience.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, I had been in my coma for seven days and showing no signs of improvement. The doctors were just deciding whether to continue with life support, when I suddenly regained consciousness. My eyes just popped open, and I was back. I had no memories of my earthly life, but knew full well where I had been.
I had to relearn everything: who, what, and where I was. Over days, then weeks, like a gently falling snow, my old, earthly knowledge came back.
Words and language returned within hours and days. With the love and gentle coaxing of my family and friends, other memories emerged.
By eight weeks, my prior knowledge of science, including the experiences and learning from more than two decades spent as a neurosurgeon in teaching hospitals, returned completely. That full recovery remains a miracle without any explanation from modern medicine.
But I was a different person from the one I had been. The things I had seen and experienced while gone from my body did not fade away, as dreams and hallucinations do. They stayed.
Above all, that image of the woman on the butterfly wing haunted me.
And then, four months after coming out of my coma, I received a picture in the mail.
As a result of my earlier investigations to make contact with my biological family, a relative had sent me a photograph of my sister Betsy — the sister I’d never known.
The shock of recognition was total. This was the face of the woman on the butterfly wing.
The moment I realised this, something crystallised inside me.
That photo was the confirmation that I’d needed. This was proof, beyond reproach, of the objective reality of my experience.
From then on, I was back in the old, earthly world I’d left behind before my coma struck, but as a genuinely new person.
I had been reborn.And as I shall reveal on Monday, I am by no means the only one to have glimpsed the afterlife — and the wonders it holds.(SOURCE:- www.peopleofthekeys.com)
March 15, 2016
Absolutely Amazing Real Life Story: She Met Jesus When She Fell Inside Of A Tree And You Won't Believe What Happened Next!
By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
The absolutely amazing real life story that we'll share with you today has not only been confirmed by those who lived it but can be experienced by all of our readers on the big screen as a new movie called "Miracles From Heaven" opens this Friday and tells one of the most awesome stories I've ever read.
The first video below is the official trailer for "Miracles From Heaven" featuring Jennifer Garner while the 2nd video is a Fox News report on this amazing story.
Back in December of 2011, nine-year-old Annabel Beam fell 30' headfirst into a hollowed out tree, landing upon her head. For the next several hours, Annabel was stuck until firefighters were able to get a harness around her to pull her out.
While it seemed like a miracle that she emerged with barely a scratch, what Annabel and her family and doctors found out later bordered on the unbelievable and was just the beginning of this real life saga.
Annabel had been suffering from a lifelong illness prior to her fall which had her going in and out of hospitals for years. She also needed to take 10 medications daily as well as pain medications to deal with her discomfort from 'pseudo-obstruction motility disorder', the incurable disease with which she suffered.
During her hospital visit after the fall, doctors found via an MRI and CT scans that she had suffered no injuries to the brain despite the 30' fall landing upon her head. Even more puzzling, she had stopped displaying symptoms of her incurable disease and was slowly taken off of all of her medications except for 3; painkillers were also no longer required at all.
To top it all off, Annabel tells us what she remembers while she was inside of the tree for those several hours...a time where she had the opportunity to actually meet Jesus.:
'Heaven was very bright and it was very peaceful,' Annabel told Entertainment Tonight of her experience, which is the focus of the new film.
There was no pain, and that's why I wanted to stay. And I sat on Jesus' lap and I asked Him if I could stay.
He said, "No, Annabel, I have plans for you on Earth that you cannot complete in heaven, but whenever the firefighters get you out, there will be nothing wrong with you."'
I SAW HEAVEN
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