CJ

Colleen Jones

As human beings, the most fundamental questions concerning our existence usually centre on whether or not a supreme being exists. Very few can answer that question without meeting with a barrage of related questions. We cannot answer most of those questions but the qualification for anyone of us to ...show more As human beings, the most fundamental questions concerning our existence usually centre on whether or not a supreme being exists. Very few can answer that question without meeting with a barrage of related questions. We cannot answer most of those questions but the qualification for anyone of us to answer will surely be given by the fact that we are all human beings.

I suffered a Grand Mal Seizure on July 12, 2013. My partner, Obert, who was there at the time and who phoned the paramedics who eventually terminated the fits, said that when I lost consciousness, he was sure that I was dead. I didn’t breathe for some minutes and with the loss of oxygen to my brain, it was surprising to say the least that I made a full recovery without any brain damage.

I had, even before the seizure, considered myself a deeply spiritual person. I frequently conversed with something or someone (in my head) that I was sure was not me. Having being raised Catholic by a deeply devout mother, I attributed this astute voice in my head to the Christian Deity simply known as ‘God.’ God told me and taught me many things. It was perhaps a year before I suffered the seizure that our ‘conversations’ became more serious. God told me that there were things He wished to impart to me but indicated that in my current state (of diminished acumen,) I wasn’t equipped to receive this ‘information.’ I have small children, so whenever I could steal the time, I would research things of a religious nature. My appetite for this theological knowledge was insatiable. I knew it was God that had made me so inquisitive. There weren’t any libraries in my area catering for my Theological tastes, so I had to make good with ‘Google’ and my laptop whenever the ‘spirit of inquisition’ took hold.

After the seizure and the accompanying ‘panic attacks’ had subsided, my thirst for theological knowledge returned with a new voracity. During the seizushow less
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