Scientist Dies and Visits Heaven
Over the course of our lives, we will not all face life and death situations, but often times we will experience events that change the course of our lives. For Dr. Mary Neal, she faced a life or death experience that set the course for the rest of her life. In 1999, Dr. Mary Neal was in Chile on a trip. One day she was kayaking, and her kayak flipped. She was trapped eight feet below the rapids, unable to move or breathe.
Ultimately Dr. Mary Neal died. But this did not last for long, as she came back to life after visiting Heaven amidst her death.
Dr. Neal comes from Wyoming, where she is an orthopedic surgeon. After her experience in Chile, Neal authored the book, “Seven Lessons From Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life,” to tell others about her wondrous and incredible experience.
Recently, Dr. Neal was a guest on the “The Billy Hallowell Podcast,” where she talked about her book and her experience in more detail. Dr. Neal talks about the accident, and how it not only transformed her spiritual walk but also her day-to-day life. She also gives details surrounding the accident and how she knew that she as in trouble as soon as she crested a waterfall.
“We were kayaking on a section of river well-known for its waterfalls,” she explained. “As I crested the waterfall, I knew that things were not going to go well for me.”
After going underwater, she quickly experienced a weird sensation. She describes her state as a “radical shift in time and dimension.” She said that although he knew she was underwater, she felt a calming feeling of comfort wash over here.
Neal goes into more detail saying, “I was being held and comforted and being reassured that everything was fine, regardless of whether I lived or died,” she said, saying she knew it was Jesus who was comforting her. “I was taken through a life review that was the first of many very profound parts of this experience for me.”
Neal was always a Christian, but before her accident, she was living in lukewarm waters. Following her accident, she said her life changed. She realized quickly that there is more to Christianity than going to church, but a real true relationship with the all mighty God.
“The reality of God is [now] part of every breath I take. And God’s presence is part of every thought that I have,” she said.
Dr. Mary Neal’s experience was life-changing, and one that certainly shook things up in her spiritual life. Do you ever find that you are in a lukewarm place in your faith? Do you feel you could be closer to Jesus? Don’t wait for a near-death experience to wake you up. Make the decision now to get to know the powerful God we serve better.