Craft Davis was in intensive care for eight days with e-coli bacteria working its way throughout her body. Her near-death experience led her to
It was a
matter of life and death: my doctor checking me into the hospital in
intensive care. No time to pack a few necessary items, though my house
was just around the corner and a few blocks away. The e-coli bacteria
was dictating the terms.
I was in intensive care for eight days and barely made it, my doctor
says. I had heard how this bacteria had killed thousands but I never
thought it would happen to me. I have wanted to get this caution out to
people as a means of protection. So this is my method of doing it.
We think it was caused from cantaloupe that were shipped from a country
that does not have the sanitary systems we have in the US. Though I wash
all produce in antibacterial solution and rinse thoroughly, if
contaminated water had seeped through the rind, no amount of outside
washing is going to remove it. I am writing this so you, the reader, may
avoid the e-coli bacteria.
As to life and death: life is spirit, life is energy and cannot be
destroyed. It can only be transformed into a different form. We as
humans cannot die. We can only transform into something far greater. The
status we call death does not exist. We can call it death but it is only
a transition. Jesus said that the last thing he had to conquer was death
so it is no longer a reality.
I experienced so-called death. There was no pain, not even an
uncomfortable feeling. When one is going through the throes of on-coming
cessation of life, it appears that one is suffering terribly, but I can
tell you that this is only the body's resistance to giving up its hold
on the person.
From experience I can tell you, there is no death: only heavenly
ecstasy, freedom, complete exultation and joy beyond anything one can
As I moved effortlessly upward, I beheld a great light which became
larger and larger until it obscured everything else. As I was drawn into
it, I found there was nothing but light. It was as if I were nothing,
yet I was part of everything that is.
I remember thinking, "So, I have returned to the Godhead from which I
came." I also remembered reading of how God is everything. God is light
which is pure energy and it all made so much sense.
I thought of the book in which I read that, if we could take everything
there is on Earth and subjected it to enough heat and put it under a
microscope, it would reveal one thing: light which is pure energy. So it
stands to reason that, if God is everything, then the light I saw and
became part of was God.
This experience was so overwhelming I did not think of my husband and
two small children I was leaving behind. The ecstasy was so
overpowering, I could only feel that all was love, peace, celestial
lightness and splendor beyond my wildest dream.
I know that most people who reveal their death experiences say they go
through a tunnel or meet loved ones on the other side and I do not doubt
this. As we have different experiences in life, we have different
happenings at death.
Oh, how I fought with Him when He sent me back. I told him that He was
an unfair God to show me such bliss and send me away; that I would
rather have not had the experience than to have to give it up. Even with
beloved children and husband so happy to have me back, I was terribly
depressed for three months.
It is not easy to live on Earth after such a powerful experience. And
after all these years, every moment of it is as clear as the day I died.
I wrote a poem about it:
|Heaven Must Wait
I died and went to heaven
But I saw no streets of gold,
No angels with fluttering wings.
It was not like I'd been told.
But joy unspeakable and ecstasy divine.
No thought nor worry of those left behind.
Oh, let me stay in this splendor, please.
I was light as a feather
Tossed on the breeze.
He sent me back. His message was clear:
Time will pass swiftly with those you hold dear.
Audrey Craft Davis
Dr. Audrey Craft Davis lives
with her husband in Oldsmar, FL. She holds workshops and seminars, and has appeared on TV. Also
available for counseling. (813) 891-0644.