My Book Project – Nearing Completion!

I am filled with mixed emotions as I sit down to write this post. I’m full of gratitude for the opportunity to share my story. The love and support my family and friends have shown towards me from the onset of this project has me forever indebted. I’m sure there were many times over the past five years they would have wished I’d just stop talking about the spiritual side of life. There were many times I wondered what my life would be like if I never had the near death experience and the waking visions. Would my faith and spiritual belief be as strong as it is today? I highly doubt it.

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Excerpt #14 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

(Continued from Excerpt #13)

A Butterfly Vision

Branelle and I hash over the details of my last vision. We both are still puzzled with this whole ordeal. I ask her if she feels up to me describing another vision, she agrees. I close my eyes once more and the black canvas in front of me starts to come to life. This time all the little sparkly white dots slowly form and old weathered wooden deck. This deck immediately reminds me of the deck we have down by the water at the lake. It too is a deck that is unfinished and is weathered from the elements. This vision is in black and white, similar to the horse vision. A little butterfly slowly enters the scene. It has a small body and delicate wings and is doing a slow dance just above the weathered deck surface. It lands on the deck and remains there for some time.

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Excerpt Post #3 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

Excerpt Post #3 – Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus – Shelley Zwingli

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9:00 PM, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Zwingli Farm

Blog - Water dropletBranelle sits with her back towards me in the washroom. She’s my safety net. I step into the warm shower and instantly feel a different sort of water hitting my skin. This water feels like living water, it seems to have life within it. I glance down at my body and watch the water trickle down my skin. It’s creating little pathways that look like river streams of color. I feel every drop of water land and it feels intensely refreshing. I have also observed that every water droplet is holding a little rainbow within its self. All these water droplets are awake with a flickering brilliance of color. I don’t mind this new-found awakening; I’m just struggling with how my senses seem to be overloaded with this super-clarity of everything in sight. This sensory awareness doesn’t seem to be letting up…if anything, it’s becoming more intense.

I was just about to share what I have observed in the water with Branelle, when I stop myself. I don’t want to burden my family with all of these details; the NDE was almost too much for them to handle.  I decide to keep some of these realizations to myself. I know deep down that something has drastically changed within me. I will just try to sort through it on my own. Maybe once I get a good night’s sleep under my belt I will wake to a new day, my normal life will resume and I will feel like my old self again.

Branelle and I head upstairs after my shower. I’m finding it very difficult to climb this many stairs. It was just 10 days ago when I was running up and down these levels without any effort. Now it’s taking a great deal of energy, and I don’t have much get up and go. I will just keep telling myself that tomorrow will be a better day. Every day I have made progress and I will keep thinking positively.

10:30 PM – Will the Morning Come?

Trent, Branelle and I visit for a few more minutes in the living room. It’s been a long day for all of us. Trent gets up and gives both of his girls a kiss, he then heads upstairs to bed. Branelle and I stay up for a few more minutes. I share with her how scared I am of going to sleep. I’m worried that I might not wake up in the morning.

Blog - Excerpt #3What I have seen is far too real. I have been shown a glimpse of the afterworld and even though I love where I’m headed when I pass I still don’t want to leave my family yet. I also haven’t been very truthful with Trent and Branelle when it comes to how my body has changed since the near death experience. I haven’t told them everything that I’m feeling and visually seeing. I don’t want to freak them out. I will just keep praying privately for some help and guidance. Hopefully all this will pass and I will be okay.

Branelle and I head upstairs for bed as well; I tuck her in and ask her to pray for my continued healing. I know that God hears our prayers and answers them all. I also realize that the answers may not be the answers that we want. The Maker is in control of our destiny. I just hope that this is not the end of my life here on Earth. I hope there are many more pages to my life story. I kiss my girl goodnight and head down the hall to our master bedroom.

(To be continued – Excerpt Post #4)

Ask, Listen and be Watchful

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Believe-Trust-Connect: About Divine Signs

Every soul that has ever touched the surface of this planet has had to ask itself at some point in time, What’s this life all about? Is there a greater being that is in control of our destiny?

I was taught as a very small child that if you don’t have the answer to a question, you need to ask for guidance from someone who can steer you in the right direction. That’s exactly what I’ve done throughout my entire life. My Dad told me shortly before he passed away not too long ago that I was a deep thinker. He couldn’t have paid me a better compliment. The questions that I’ve asked over the past few years have become deeper. With every passing day, the reality of my mortality seems to stare me in the mirror. Where will I go from here?

On April 3, 2013 I received the answer to many of my questions. Many of us struggle with totally trusting our gut or intuition (which is our soul), but on this sunny April day my life was transformed, and what I came to call my “correction” took place. Since that day, my soul has experienced an awakening, a rebirth, and I have made a connection with the Creator, whom I sometimes call Om. I will never question our divine existence again.

Every minute we’re alive our souls are reaching for their Maker. My dramatic experience taught me that we need to slow down our busy lives in order to truly feel the breath that God has placed in us, and connect with him, or whatever each of us believes as our higher power. Only then will we realize completeness.

Divine signs are everywhere, once our eyes are open to them. I hope you’ll not only read my stories, but share yours, too. You can do that through comments on individual posts, sharing on the Your Stories page, or writing to me privately at

I look forward to sharing this incredible journey with you.

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Life is Beautiful | via Tumblr on We Heart It

This blog is my living journal of how I see and connect with our Creator. My hope for you is that through my journaling (and upcoming book) I will give you the hope and some of the tools you need to strengthen your connection with whatever loving God you believe in.

Twice monthly I will post a new blog that will share a holy experience from the present or my past. I am always amazed at how close the spirit world is to us and how willing they are to connect to us. All we have to do is ask for the guidance and it will be given.

Ask, listen and be watchful

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