I have experienced heaven

Columnist Cassandra Jean. Photo courtesy Cassandra Jean

Heaven is defined by Google as “a place regarded in various religions as the abode of God (or the gods) and the angels, and of the good after death, often traditionally depicted as being above the sky.”

In other words, a clear white plain where the good souls who die go to be at peace. Heaven is the opposite of hell.

I was involved in an accident last month, where I became unconscious and ended up with a concussion. If I’m being honest, I can remember only one thing: being in an all-white place (something like aplainfield, just dead space). I looked up and saw my aunt, who had just died. I was going to speak at herfuneral. Instead, I saw an image of her walking down white stairs smiling at me.

She stopped and said, “Cassy, everything is going to be OK, but you have to go back.”

I was hit with another smile before she walked away up some steps and through a gate. I woke after that in an Aventura hospital with a concussion.

Apparently, we hydroplaned in Port Saint Lucie on our way to north Miami for the funereal. My sister was driving, and she was trying to get over from the left lane to the far right on Interstate 75, to avoid the bumpy road. The car skidded on water and started spinning across the highway before hitting a guard rail. I was in the passenger seat, and I was knocked unconscious.

I honestly believe I was in the front gates of heaven. I have never been in a place where I felt completely peaceful and worry free. I just knew that was heaven. Many people have described their out of body experience the same way.

If many others have described it in similar ways, there has to be some truth in the Bible, right? Or did everyone get knocked the same way? In the new living testament of the Bible, in John 14:2-3, it says, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

I can believe this after what I’ve seen. Imagine white mansions with gold accents on a bed of clouds. You see people of all colors, shapes and sizes walking around in long white robes smiling.

In 2014, “Heaven Is for Real,a family drama, was released. “This is the story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. His son Colton claims to have visited heaven during a near-death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. The church turns on him and so does everyone who is closer or further to him including his wife,” as described by imbd.com

So, for those who don’t believe heaven is real, after reading this how do you feel? Many have experienced it. I have and it is real.