I was living the high life when it happened: A C-suite executive with a life’s worth of experience behind me and a wealthy existence all around, I couldn’t possibly have predicted that my neck would break for the second time in my life.
But happen it did, in January of 2000 – and with the crushed discs and nerves went the glass barrier that had, until then, sheltered me from the meaning and purpose of life.
While in rehabilitation, I left my body… experienced prophetic visions and powerful insights.
I desperately needed to know how and why I could experience what was happening to me – and ultimately, I needed to know who I was. But how could I publicly admit my doubts and questions? I was a CEO at Ernst & Young consulting in Singapore, one of thirty-seven distinguished graduates from the US Naval Academy class of 1981. I’d been a nuclear submarine officer and an advisor to cabinet officials. I could lose everything.
But I needed to know. I went on a quest that I hoped would answer my questions and save my sanity.
I interviewed hundreds of people, read thousands of research papers and hundreds of books. Eventually I launched a radio show to help find more answers and try to open a conversation about my questions. Ten years later, I still didn’t have all the answers but I was slowly discovering them.
(11 days in May, by JD Messinger)
His wife asked, “What have you been doing?”
“I think I wrote a book!” he said.
“What is the book about?” She asked.
“I don’t know. I haven’t read it yet!”