(I'm typing the first few sentences in a scottish accent)
I had a near death experience years ago when I was just an 11 year old Boy Scout a wee lad more wee than I am now. During me first outing for scouting I hit me noggin on on a beached log just after I fell off a cliff. Me noggin split the log in two pieces so I did some logging with me noggin but the wood would be no good use to me nor you.
(okay back to normal accent)
When I fell off a cliff and landed on the beach with my head smashing a log in two pieces everything went black. I heard one of my fellow scouts scream in a girly voice "He's Dead!"
I laugh at that part now.
The next thing I knew I saw a birds eye view of my own body laying on the beach. The sun was out but it appeared quite dim at least dim compared to the glowing rings and orbs floating around me. I felt a little scared that I was clearly dead but at the same time I felt some what calm looking at the glowing rings and orbs around me. I was not sure what they were. Were these supposed to take me to my next destination? I saw no other spirits around me nor did I see any messenger to speak to me. I didn't see a bright light to welcome me just bright glowing rings and orbs. There seemed to me far more rings than there were orbs.
As I floated about I noticed that I didn't have any control as to where I floated. I seemed to just roam about high up in the sky like a seagull would do. I began to spin calming in circles counter clockwise. The spinning went faster and faster and FASTER! I spun I found that I went much lower to the ground closer to my body.
All the sudden I saw black. I heard one of the other boys calling my name. I eventually came too. my eyes were full of sand and my head really hurt bad. I eventually got up though.
We walked back to camp my Dad was furiously anger and wanted to know what happened.
I quickly shouted " I FELL DOWN and HIT MY HEAD ON A LOG!"
A local EMT looked at me and did a first aid perception check. He asked me who the president was. He had me count backwards by a certain number sequence. He asked me if I knew what day it was. He asked me if I knew what year it was. I got all of these answers right. With the information I gave them they didn't know that I hit my head falling off a cliff. I passed the test but I don't think I was quite right. I probably should have gone to the hospital but I was not taken there.
I think I wasn't sure if my spiritual experience of seeing my own body, glowing rings or orbs was real or not.
I was okay though I guess.
To be honest I've never felt pain quite the same after that. I've been hit in the head a number of times and got back up like it was nothing.
I never bothered telling the spiritual side of my near death experience until maybe a year or two ago. I guess I was afraid that too many would not believe me. Perhaps I feared that my experience wasn't nearly as real or cool as those who claim to have seen the spirit world or what they felt might have been heaven.
My experience is my experience.
I once told this story to a man who lived a good portion of his life as an Atheist and then became a christian later in life. He told me " You need to decide for yourself if this was a real enough experience for it to be real. Even if it was a dream there is probably a great significance behind the orbs and rings. Perhaps you should ponder about what those orbs and rings mean and what they could represent in your current life."
I've thought of this for a time. I thought that perhaps the rings are incomplete orbs or light. Perhaps the orbs of light represents the rich and fulfilled things in my life. I suppose the rings were things that I had yet to fulfill as I was only in 5th grade at that point in time. Perhaps if I pondered further I could find other conclusions as to what they could mean.
Until then I am still alive and kicking.