Other Worldly Encounters ,Part II
A True Story?
As he raised his head and his face became more visible ,the feeling of ice coursing though my veins.....my vision became tunneled and extremely focused and I knew that my mind was about to go into the fight or flight mode , it's not the first time for that or so it seemed , I have always had an ability to freeze frame my reaction to about anything going on around me , but today , right here , right now ,I had just entered into a new world .
Somehow , there seemed to be a calm reaction to something that made no sense at all.
I was standing there looking at my own presense right in front of me , except his.........my features were younger , My image looked exactly like I did in my twenties , and yet the age on this .....this mans face seemed beyond comprehension, Almost immediately my mind returned to that time , to a not so friendly , not such a happy time in my life. And more , I knew that this was in a way beyond my comprehension , I turned and looked at the truck once again above me on the edge of the road , the steam still escaping from the hood , and all at once I thought , I have seen that truck before !
" Well, do you you remember me now ?"..........he asked ... ,....No ! I asked ?
He had spoken !
" Don't look so shocked" , and continuing in a calm voice at the same time of which I immediately knew this wasn't any stranger at all, I knew this man ........visions started coming into my head , for one I started to remember a time back twenty years ago that I had gotton up on a day like this one, and put on the same clothes he was wearing right now , and as I turned once more to the road he continued.......
"It's all okay , don't be afraid .....I have just returned to you here..., now.... because , well because it's time , it's time for you to go!".
" I 'm afraid I don't understand .......I don't "........I somehow stammered.
. " Yes , you do , or let's just say you are, you are beginning to understand."......
Visions were once again passing in front of my minds eye, a dark night , visions distorted as if I was now driving and looking through the oval shaped windshield of the old truck above us on the road. Looking ahead at the moving scenery of darkness ,of rain and moving objects , but something wasn't right , it was as if the visions were blurred , like I was driving drunk or something . The objects were moving at different speeds , it was raining and the windshild wipers were hardly keeping up with the rain on the windsheild.
" You are remembering now ?" .......," don't worry it will all come back", he said. " do not be afraid , do not be afraid".
I lost my vision and stumbled walking backwards , stepping into the waters below , I saw it splash up and then his hand raised up and I stopped right in my tracks.
" Be careful , I know this is strange to you , but there is no other way , there is only here and there is only now !" he spoke calmly.
Instantly I looked and saw that where I was now standing , I had stood twenty years before , and that the image of the truck , the bridge and the river all came back instantly.
"You remember now , don't you , you recall the accident , and the night of blackness , the rain , and you remember what happened don't you.?"
" Yes, yes I do ," That night the river had crested in a torrent of flooding , the bridge was washed completely away , and the last thing that I had remembered was hitting the trees on the other side of the bridge that had stopped me instantly. I somehow stumbled out of the truck and then disoriented , had fallen into the water , and from there .......nothing , in shock I realize that something is wrong here , very wrong.
Now , I realize I must have forgotten ........or that, I what , I'm really dead ?
"You see it all now , don't you . ? he said.
"You were granted a stay , if you will, it seems that it was felt that you were not worthy of going with us then ," he continued , "sometimes we leave those of you unworthy of going to the heavens here , at least for awhile . Look at it as Hell here on earth."
By now all of the memories of that night were clear , I remember drinking way too much and knowing that I should not drive , but drive I did . And by now all of the dark visions of the whole accident were coming clear , losing my hold on the river bank and slipping slowly into the icy water that numbed me instantly as the feeling of total panic began to sober me almost instantly as I half floated , half swam down the fast currents slowly , surely losing the hold on my consciousness , untill an almost euphoric presense began to calm my struggling arms and legs and the last thing I felt was the river bottom tumbling , turning and the taste of the river water............
But Why , I don't understand why ...........
"Thats alright , in time it will all come clearer , and as he moved towards me slowly I realized that when it's time , its really time .
"Are you ready to go now" , and I realized , that he was me then ........and that now that my time had come , nothing else mattered at all , and as he got to me we turned together towards the brightest light I have ever seen and yet .........I feeling of calmness spread through me like the light itself through my eye's.