Tahoe Today: A near-death story
I wanted to tell you my son’s story in response to your request about near death experiences. It’s not the usual type of near-death story, but I thought you’d be interested.
We live in an area of South Tahoe called “Tahoe Island Park,” even though there is no island and no park. Our house is one block away from the last channel of the keys. In the winter, those channels freeze over and people often ice-skate on them or walk across them as a short cut. One late winter/early spring about 10 years ago, when my son Jim was 15, he was walking across the frozen channel when the ice cracked and he fell in.
He tried to pull himself back up onto the ice, but the ice broke apart under his hands and arms. He kept struggling and struggling to hoist himself back up on the ice, but couldn’t do it. He called out for help, but there was no one around to hear. He was exhausted and getting hypothermic. He fell into despair knowing he couldn’t keep up the effort much longer and realized he might die very soon. Jim gave it one more try, with the ice still breaking up around him.
Just then he looked up and saw himself – an older version of himself – walking toward him across the ice. He extended an arm down and pulled himself up out of the ice. When he was standing on solid ice again, dripping wet with freezing water, he looked around and there was no one there. He walked the one block home and told me about it that night.
That’s my amazing son, Jim. This is one of the five times he has cheated death and I can’t help believing that he is destined for something big; that his life must have some far-reaching impact on the world in some way.
Response: Thank you so much for writing, Rose, the story is lovely and yet unexplainable in this Earth realm. I do know that the light and love of God works in mysterious ways. I believe when he realized he was going to die he let loose of a lot of terror; he then was able to see his future on a different level in time. I believe the older version of him was shown to Jim to give him hope that, in itself, gave him the courage to try just a little bit harder to save his life., and that he did.
This seems to be a good lesson for a lot of people who are suffering in these depressing times – not to give up on life, to keep trying, even though we think we are at our wit’s ends. Maybe, just like Jim, if we try just a little bit harder in life it may be our turning point for each and every one of us, just a little bit further may make all the difference in the world.
I know you are going through trying times at this point with your son, whether he realizes he is a teacher and a healer of the spirit, and one who will help many along life’s path. It may take him a little while longer to realize he was saved for a reason, but his light will shine and once that bulb is turned on the light of the spirit will guide him to his destiny. He has a calling to help those who are suffering. Trust me, in time, he will help others.
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