A Near Death Experience

by | Mar 4, 2020 | spiritual growth

I have taken so many risks in my life …

An ordinary day, heading out to pick up pizza, little did I know.  It’s funny because with all the things that have happened in my life and the risks I have taken, the last thing I expected was to be attacked by a swarm of wasps.

My daughter was 3 at the time and by my side helping to open the gate of our property.  Out of nowhere the wasps charged at me, I was stung repeatedly, My instant reaction was to protect my daughter and make sure she was out of harm’s way.  She was watching, wide eyed, as I jumped up and down trying to evade the painful assault.  I was running around like a crazy man and by the time they had finished with me, I had been stung over 40 times. I checked my little one and she had not been stung once, thankfully.

I raced inside for the bug spray and straight down to the gate, found the nest and torched it. I was satisfied with this result and got back into the car to pick up the pizza.

By the time I had reached the gate for the third time, I started to feel numb and disoriented.  I turned the car around and managed to make it inside the house. By this stage I had a fair idea of what was happening. I laid down on the tiles in the lounge room, grabbed a pillow for underneath my head and asked my wife to call an ambulance.  I was going into anaphylactic shock. I knew I was about to pass out.

This is my recollection …

In the moment, when I was lying on the tiles, I felt myself, my soul, leave my body and I looked back down at myself, at my lifeless body, lying on the floor.  I remember this feeling or more of a knowing that I was slipping away. It felt completely beautiful and natural, just looking down at my body and everything around me.  I felt a total sense of peace and love. While I was in this state I had another ‘knowing’ and was preparing to leave this life for good, when all of a sudden, I heard an unknown ‘male voice’ that said to me, “do you want to stay or do you want to go?” In that split second I realised that I was offered a choice. I answered the voice telepathically and said “I need to stay; I have work to do’.

I believe the reason why I decided to stay from a higher perspective was I needed to work on myself more deeply, to not only become a better human but to evolve as a spiritual being and to assist others. 

Having had several out of body experiences in the past, this kind of thing was not unfamiliar to me, however, this time it felt very different and more final, as if I was coming to the end of my contract in this life.

Choosing to stay

I could see from a higher perspective that the lessons I needed to learn were the most important thing in my life and the reason for staying would be for my spiritual growth and to share spiritual wisdom with others.

As soon as I had made the decision to stay, “we”, meaning the higher unidentifiable male voice and myself both agreed to this new soul contract.  Then in a flash I slipped back into my body and that’s when the paramedics walked in.  I tried to get up and they tried to stop me. They took my blood pressure and it was 20 over 40 which meant, I was coming back from death. They insisted on taking me to hospital to be checked over and I was later discharged with no problems; however, a new and life affirming purpose had surfaced.

I had been given a choice and decided to stay, from that moment on, the most important thing in my life has been my spiritual journey.  Life experiences come and go, every new day I give my full attention to the purposeful  “work” that I chose to stay here and complete.

My near death experience has also shown me not to waste a moment and to use this life to help myself and others in all ways possible.  You just never know when a random swarm of wasps could try and kill you and an all knowing voice from above offers you a choice to stay or go, in a timeless moment, hovering between life and death.

Larry Livoni

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