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Embraced by the Light Study Guide & Plot Summary

Betty Eadie
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Embraced by the Light is a story of a near death experience, and how it changed the life of the author, Betty J. Eadie. In the hospital for a simple surgery, Ms. Eadie found herself floating above her body for reasons she did not fully understand until many years later and moving into a spiritual realm she had never dreamed could exist. In this realm, Ms. Eadie learned many truths that she carried into her existence on Earth and continues to learn from. Embraced by the Light is a story of courage and spiritual enlightenment that goes beyond the mortal realm.

The story begins, as Ms. Eadie entera the hospital in order to undergo a hysterectomy. While Ms. Eadie was waiting for sleep to claim her the first night in the hospital, she thought back on her childhood, and the one experience she had as a small child in a similar hospital in which she recalled nearly dying. During this time, Ms. Eadie recalled having been held in the arms of a bearded man. No one could recall a man like this after Ms. Eadie's experience.

Ms. Eadie's childhood was a rocky one, as she also recalled on this night. Ms. Eadie's parents divorced when she was young, and she was sent to a Catholic boarding school that left Ms. Eadie with many confusing opinions regarding God and religion. A result of this confusion caused Ms. Eadie to not be able to find a religion in which she felt comfortable attending services for each Sunday.

Also as a result of her parents' rocky marriage, Ms. Eadie found herself marrying at a very young age. This marriage resulted in four children and an early divorce. Within a year, Ms. Eadie married again, this time to an Air Force soldier. Together, Ms. Eadie and her new husband had three more children, the later with whom they experienced a very rocky and uncertain pregnancy. This was the experience that led Ms. Eadie to her current circumstances. The result of so many pregnancies led Ms. Eadie to require a hysterectomy.

The surgery went well, though Ms. Eadie does not recall the hours after the procedure. Alone that night, Ms. Eadie experienced a moment in which she began to feel very weak and was suddenly propelled out of her body. Ms. Eadie became conscious then of three monk-like men standing over her bed anxious to help her, all the while telling her that her death was premature. After a quick visit to her family, Ms. Eadie was propelled down a dark tunnel to a place where she came face to face with a man she believed to be Jesus.

After speaking with Jesus for a long while, Ms. Eadie was taken on a tour of what she called a spirit world in which she learned many things about spirits and life after death. During this time, Ms. Eadie also learned many rules by which spirits are governed while on earth and discovered truths about herself she might never have known.

When Ms. Eadie returned to her Earth body, she became very depressed by the weight and mortality of her body. Demons attempted to kill her in the first hours after her experience, but Ms. Eadie was saved by a dome of light from the spirit world. It was also during this time that Ms. Eadie saw the spirit of a little girl she would later recognize in a small child, who came to live as a part of her family.

It was many years after her experiences that Ms. Eadie took in a foster child of alcoholic parents in order to give the state time to find her a new home. During the ten months Ms. Eadie had custody of this child, she fell deeply in love with her. When the child was adopted, Ms. Eadie soon learned that she had been badly abused and would be returned to her, just as a dream had shown her she would. Years after adopting this child, Ms. Eadie recognized in her the spirit she was in her hospital room soon after her near-death experience.

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