We were living a normal day.
My close friend had her twin 7 year old boys and her 4 year old boy with her and I brought my twin 6 year old girls. My friend was driving all of us in her minivan. We were heading back from a fun and educational trip to the Carolina Raptor Center.
We live in Charlotte, North Carolina and are blessed to live in a safe place and not be in one of the several locations in the world right now where true unthinkable tragedy is happening every day.
Earlier in the morning when we departed for our day trip my friend and I were chatting in the car as our combined five children played and watched a movie in the back. I told her how I am in a really good place in my life right now. We moved into our new home that my husband and I built together and feel like we are settled.
I finally feel like I have a balance in my life between family and my incessant desire to have a business that produces an additional income for my family. She had a similar feeling to share. Her business is also doing well. She has an etsy shop that has grown and other aspects of her business are growing.
The positivity and hope for the future in that conversation stayed with me for the rest of the morning and filtered back into my thoughts later in the day. As she described it to me later, “we were driving in a happy bubble,” our kids get a long great and the van was full of positive feelings and joy.
At around 1:30 pm we drove down a two lane road heading home.
We had a great day together and the kids were tired and happy and enjoying a movie in the back.
As we drove down the road we saw a funeral procession coming toward us with a police car, lights flashing in the lead. My friend slowed down as they were passing.
Looking ahead in our lane we saw another police car, lights flashing, coming toward us in our lane. It was speeding along quickly and it felt like an eternity passed as we tried to make sense out of what was happening.
My friend turned to me, eyes wide, “Kara, he’s in our lane. He’s not stopping. Why isn’t he stopping? There is nowhere for us to go!”
As I write these words now the emotions of those seconds consume by body in a tidal wave of fear, adrenaline, and helplessness.
Our options in the seconds that passed were to stay where we were or press on the gas pedal and run into the steep ditch to our right. A normal person doesn’t think to press on the gas pedal and propel a vehicle toward danger and then turn into a steep ditch presenting yourself in yet another bad situation.
I think that if the oncoming vehicle wasn’t a police car we would have taken the ditch option without question.
The problem with a police vehicle is that you’re trained to see it as a symbol of safety, someone coming to help.
You’re mind doesn’t process the police vehicle as a threat.
Your subconscious is fighting with your conscious mind. You know the car is speeding straight for you yet you don’t believe it is happening—it just doesn’t make sense.
Divine intervention, chance, or luck?
I believe in divine intervention. God was with us that day. That is the only explanation that makes sense for me.
There was a car in the funeral procession to our left that for some reason provided a car length space between his car and the car in front of him. That small space was present at the absolute last moment before impact.
The driver of the police car cut the wheel just before impact.
My friend and I looked at each other in shock. Complete shock, frozen and overwhelmed by the realization of what just happened.
I turned in my seat to look at the kids in the back. Four out of five of them were still happily watching the movie, unaware of the danger they were just in.
The fifth, one of my friend’s sons, crossed his arms over his chest and solemnly lowered his head.
I will never forget the look on his face, the self-comforting gesture of crossing his arms, his sad, overwhelmed face as he lowered his head. As one can imagine, he would be the one to be disturbed in his sleep by “bad dreams.”
Seconds later the reality of what just happened hit both of us.
My friend and I drove down the road maybe another 100 yards and pulled over near a community where we found a safe spot to stop.
Disbelief, anger, fear, and thankfulness. We survived. It didn’t happen.
I called 911 to report the incident. It took a couple of days to track down the supervisor of the police officer driving the car. During the several phone calls made or received I was asked a couple of time what my desired outcome of reporting the incident was. I told them I just wanted the driver to know that what he did was wrong and not to put others at risk like that again.
Maybe I should have asked for something more?
The next 5 hours after the incident were overwhelming.
We went back to my friend’s house and let the children play while we had a beer and discussed the sequence of events.
She was consumed by guilt that she should have driven into the ditch instead of remaining there in the lane. I explained that at the time the ditch didn’t make sense. As I wrote above, you are trained to think a police car is going to take the correct action.
We both told our husbands who were at work about the incident. They were both upset but I’m still not sure we will ever be able to explain how truly close we came to tragedy and the horrible emotional overwhelm we experienced from it.
I have read other accounts of near death experiences online.
Afterwards people reflect on their lives and talk about all of the things they still want to accomplish, things they wish they had done differently, people they need to forgive, or tell they love them.
I had none of those feelings.
I think that is one of the most shocking revelations to come out of this situation.
My husband and I have made so many changes in our lives since 2012 that I feel at peace in life. My heart feels full of love and happiness. Sure, I have normal day to day stress and difficulties but that is just life. I know I am not at the end of my journey in this life but I am seeing my path more clearly.I am helping people change their lives as I have changed mine.
I’m finally where I need to be and I am more committed than ever to helping others move out of the shadows and finally make the changes in their lives they need to make to live a happier, healthier, life.
It is important to manage day to day stress and get to a place where your heart feels full and you can begin your life’s work.
The most important lesson you can walk away from my experience with is that you must take action today.
Don’t wait another day to take action and start living your goal of a Freedom Lifestyle so you can enjoy ALL of what life has to offer.
Take action so you can enjoy a better quality of life where you’re not reliant on big companies and their toxic solutions.
Live the quality of life where you’re eating all natural foods and dishes that are quick and easy so you and your family have the energy to make positive progress in life.
The food you and your family eat impacts your moods and your outlook on life so wouldn’t you agree it’s important to focus on?
Would you agree that poor sleep, stress from finances, toxic chemicals in your personal care and cleaning products, poor quality foods, and never ending trips to the Doctor’s office are preventing you from living the life you want to live?
I look back at the changes my family has made over the last six years–with some of the most significant lifestyle changes in the last two years–and I am filled with satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment and I’m betting you would love this same feeling too.
If you were facing a near death experience, would you walk away full of the need to make changes or full of regret?
Have you made the changes you need to make to feel satisfied with your quality of life, like your health and the direction of your lifestyle? If not, what’s stopping you, slowing you down, or standing in your way?
You don’t HAVE to have a near death experience to make changes.
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