Dr Oz sat down with Dr. Mary Neal, a surgeon formerly skeptical of near death experiences, until she herself drowned while on vacation. This trip was life-changing and certainly made her a believer. The last day of her vacation, while her family was paddling down the river, she realized that she was in trouble, and immediately felt pinned in between the rocks. She said that she gave her life to God’s will and, suddenly, she felt comforted and was assured that she would be fine – it was then that her body was completely free. She was greeted by a dozen spirits and was led back to God and she could see her family attempting to resuscitate her body.
She said that the spirits told her that it was not her time to die. The spirits told her that she had work left to do and that she needed to return to her body. Although Dr Neal said she always had faith, she stated that she now has the personal knowledge to support it.
Dr Oz and Dr Neal discussed the three things that the spirits told her that she still needed to do:
- She was told that she needed to protect her husband’s health.
- She needed to be a spiritual rock in which upon which her family and community could stand after the death of her oldest son.
- She needed to come back and telling her story.
Unfortunately, Dr Neal’s son was skating while struck by a car and instantly killed. Dr. Neal said her near death experience assured her that her son did not suffer any pain and was joyously greeted. She said that she knew that while she was having her near death experience she did not want to return, so she knew that her son must have felt the same way. It also allowed her to be the rock of support for those people that were devastated by his death. Dr. Neal said that before her near death experience she saw herself as a highly skilled engineer who fixed people and that now she sees herself as more of a healer and not just a surgeon.