Celebrities Shared Their Near-Death Experiences
A long time ago, I was reading about Peter Sellers (September 8, 1925 – July 24, 1980), the actor and comedian, and how he shared a near-death experience he had in 1964. He suffered eight heart attacks and later related them to the actress Shirley MacLaine. The article stated that to his surprise, he found her welcoming his telling of his experience: “Well, I felt myself leave my body. I just floated out of my physical form and I saw them cart my body away to the hospital. I went with it… I wasn’t frightened or anything like that because I was fine, and it was my body that was in trouble. I looked around myself and I saw an incredibly beautiful, bright, loving, white light above me. I wanted to go to that white light more than anything. I’ve never wanted anything more. I know there was love, real love, on the other side of the light that was attracting me so much. It was kind and loving and I remember thinking that’s God! Then I saw a hand reach through the light. I tried to touch it, to grab onto it, to clasp it so it could sweep me up and pull me through it. But just then my body’s heart began beating again, and at that instant the hand’s voice said: It’s not time. Go back and finish. It’s not time. As the hand receded, I felt himself floating back down to my body, waking up bitterly disappointed.”
I grew up watching Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011), the beloved and revered British actress. She was interviewed by Larry King on CNN’s Larry King Live and shared how she died for five minutes on an operating table and met Mike Todd, who was her third husband. He had passed on in a plane crash earlier in 1958: “I was pronounced dead once and actually saw the light. I find it very hard to talk about, actually, because it sounds so corny. It happened in the late ’50s, and I saw Mike. When I came to, there were about eleven people in the room. I’d been gone for about five minutes – they had given me up for dead and put my death notice on the wall. I shared this with the people who were in the room next to me. Then after that I told another group of friends, and I thought, Wow, this sounds really screwy. I think I’d better keep quiet about this. For a long time I didn’t talk about it, and it’s still hard for me to talk about. But I have shared it with people with AIDS because if the moment occurs and you’re really sharing, it’s real. I am not afraid of death, because I have been there.”
In another interview with America’s AIDS magazine, Elizabeth once again shared her near-death experience: “I went to that tunnel, saw the white light, and Mike [Todd]. I said, ‘Oh Mike, you’re where I want to be.’ And he said, ‘No, baby. You have to turn around and go back because there is something very important for you to do. You cannot give up now.’ It was Mike’s strength and love that brought me back.”
Sharon Stone, born March 10, 1958, film actress, shared her near-death experience with Katie Couric while being interviewed: “When it hit me I felt like I’d been shot in the head. That’s the only way I can really describe it. It hit me so hard it knocked me over on the sofa. And Phil was out of town and I called him and said, ‘I think I had a stroke.’ But in all fairness, I’m a person who’s always saying, I think I’ve had a stroke, I think I’ve had a heart attack, I think I’ve had a brain hemorrhage. I had a real journey with this that took me to places both here and beyond that affected me so profoundly that my life will never be the same. I get to be not afraid of dying and I get to tell other people that it’s a fabulous thing and that death is a gift. And not that you should kill yourself, but that when death comes to you, as it will, that it’s a glorious and beautiful thing. This kind of giant vortex of white light was upon me and I kind of – poof! Sort of took off into this glorious, bright, bright, bright white light, and I started to see and be met by some of my friends. But it was very fast – whoosh! Suddenly, I was back. I was in my body and I was in the room.”
In 1988, I suffered a massive heart attack while living in Arizona. When the pain became unbearable there was a sudden shift into the Divine Light. I was freed of my physical body, suffering, and any sense of fear. Then to my delight and surprise, I saw a figure of Light coming towards me that was Jesus Christ. He asked if I was coming with Him. I told him I couldn't leave my children and he answered that He would help me to begin again.
I have been blessed to receive first-hand experiences of the Divine and Masters of Light. Therefore, knowledge of the Realms of Light and the afterlife is an absolute truth for me. Whenever I provide comfort for those grieving from the loss of loved ones, my spiritual gifts add to my life purpose.
Live in love and let your love-light add color to our world that shouts of peace and joy ~