#34 Longing for Another Realm

by Bryan Corbin

“Damn it! Why did I have to reenter my body and return to earth,” I told my stunned wife as she stared at me in bewilderment. Tears ran down her cheeks as she kissed me telling me everything was going to be okay. Everything was not okay, I thought. I was just in the most glorious realm meeting a loved one whom I recognized but I couldn’t recall his name.

I wanted so badly for my wife to understand the near death experience that I just had, but each time I mentioned it, she wanted to hear nothing of it. Elaine I said, “Don’t you want to know about the other side?” Her response was always, “I want to be with you now, and not think about your absence. I love you too much to imagine you rotting in a coffin.”

Sadly, many people go through life never thinking about their demise; many fear that the world awaiting them is one of dread and misery. My wife is one of those individuals, and perhaps that’s why she won’t listen to my out of body experience.

My experience to the hereafter changed me in ways I could never have imagined, and even though Elaine is in complete disbelief about life beyond the grave, I know she’s wrong. I hope to precede her in death, so I can see her reaction when her soul departs from her mortal body and races towards that realm I long to return to more than anything.

1 comment:

Sam Knight said...

I like the idea of conflict with the wife about which is the better place to be, but I felt hurried through the story, like you didn't have time to convince me that he was right.