As I've written in another story, I have seen the dark tunnel. I went through this while in surgery. It's been years and I still remember it clearly until this day. I never wanted to go back to that place again, ever. It was so pitch black, I couldn't see a thing. I felt my way around and realized I was in some sort of tunnel. I could think as I do while I'm awake. I knew I was somewhere, but didn't know where that was and I felt fear grip me while trying to think back on how I even got to where I was. That's when I heard it, the growling sound that still haunts me to this day. It was heading my way getting closer. I ran as fast as I could, although it was difficult since I couldn't see a thing. I kept my hand on one side of the wall while running. I remember coming to a split when I felt the edge in the center of the walkway. I just guessed on which way was the right way, not even sure if that existed at the time considering I wasn't sure how far I was in the tunnel. It didn't take long for that thing to catch up with me. It grabbed me by my hair in the back of my head which caused me to fall back. I could feel the pain as it dragged me by my hair while I was on my back through that dark tunnel. I that point I knew I was going and I wasn't going the right way either. It was then I heard my name echo from far away. I finally came back and thanked God. I opened my eyes and looked around me. My hospital bed was surrounded by people all the way around it. They stood standing hip to hip. I had surgery before and never have I ever seen so many people around my bed when I came out of surgery. I still to this day believe God and his angels pulled me out, along with the doctor.
It has been at least 21 years since that happened to me. I've had other surgeries since then and I can tell you that each and every time I get nervous. That memory will always be with me. So far so good, for the most part anyway. I hoped I wouldn't ever be brought to that place again, and up until about a year and a half ago, I was right. I just sat down for my daily meditation. My doctor's actually taught me this to help relieve my chronic pain. I sat down, put my headphones on and started the DVD with the sounds of nature. It wasn't two minutes later that I was pulled into a vision. I saw myself sitting on a bench, almost like a reflection of where I needed to be. I walked over to myself and joined myself. As I looked around, I was thinking how odd it was that there was only one bench and how it was placed directly in between the light and the dark. The bench was strategically placed directly in the center, halfway in between the two and it was also sitting centered in between the two walls on each side of the bench. It seemed so odd to me, but what really had me concerned was the fact that the bench was facing the darkness. I didn't exactly feel completely uncomfortable at the time, although I didn't like seeing the dark tunnel again even from the outside of it. As I looked all the way around me, still sitting, I saw two women come out of the light and walk right past me as they socialized. The strange thing I couldn't understand was the fact that they were walking straight into the dark tunnel. I kept thinking, "That can't be right. Why are they walking into the darkness"? I was really confused. Then looking behind me, I saw a man with two women on one side of him and another woman on the other side of him. All four of them were talking too. As they came out of the light I began to walk towards the light, something made me very uncomfortable. Something didn't feel right. That is when I began to freak out. I've had visions before, but none that got to me that bad. I wanted out and I wanted out now. I never noticed this before, at all. Did my spirit travel passing through a dimension or was it an actual vision? I wasn't sure because I never paid attention to how my body felt during these times. I was too busy paying close attention to the scrolls I was seeing in previous visions. In this one, since I wanted out, I then realized how I felt. I felt absolutely nothing. It was very strange. I knew my physical body was sitting on the couch, even though my spiritual body was sitting on that bench. I couldn't feel my physical body at all, not my eyes, legs, arms or even my chronic pain. I kept thinking, "How am I going to open my eyes if I can't even feel them"? Well, that is about when I really started freaking out. Those walking out of the light were getting closer and I wanted out before they got near me. I began to shout, "Close Out! Close out"! I said it over and over again. It was then I started to see the fuzzy screen and it close out like an old picture screen...poof! I opened my eyes and was thankful to God again. Since I didn't see the entire vision, I'm not sure exactly what the meaning behind it was. I'm thinking maybe that I am now sitting in between the light and darkness, but that I'm starting to go into the wrong direction again. I'm not sure. I was wondering if anyone else might have a clue on the meaning behind this. Just curious on what others think and if anyone else has ever seen this tunnel. Bad thing is, I don't meditate as much anymore and I can feel the difference with my pain level. With everything going on in my home and with this vision that struck me, it's kind of made me edgy. I almost wonder if that's what they were trying to do too. Wanting to make stop meditation. Meditation, I believe, helps me ground myself better and helps make my spirit stronger and also helps with my pain. What are your thoughts on this? Also, is there an easier way of getting out of these visions if need be? Not sure on that one, but thought I'd ask anyway. Thanks all.