On August 18, 2016 my life was forever changed. After coming in from work one evening I began to feel weird. I hadn't known what it was however, I was not in any pain. I talked to family and friends on the phone, gotten ready for bed and the next thing I know I'm waking up in the hospital connected to tubes, machines and my family and a doctor standing beside my bed. They next began telling me " Jay, do you know where you are? You're in the hospital, You had a heart attack, You died!" I had no idea what they meant, all I knew was that I existed. No worries, pain, concerns or anything.
As days went by I was then told that not only did I die, I died for nearly 24 hours. I was clinically deceased for nearly an entire day. It had gotten to a point where memorial plans, a letter of condolence was sent to my family by my employer and everything. When it happened my family were called, informed of my passing and were given time to arrive to say their goodbyes. When they arrived my oldest daughter who was 18 had to make the decision to officially call it but she refused despite the doctors telling her " We're so sorry, there's nothing we can do. He's gone and has been the entire day. Again she refused and demanded that they wait another day. As the family were making the memorial plans the next day, they got a call from the hospital saying " Hurry back, we found a faint pulse". Of course both elated and shocked they came back and was told "even though we found a pulse his chance of survival is about 23% and if he did, were not sure what his quality of life will be". While in a medically induced coma I then suffered 26 strokes and because of the most high I too survived it. When it was all said and done, I had to relearn just about all the things I once took for granted like writing, talking and even walking. Nevertheless I had a new lease and view of life and a new beginning. I was at peace, relaxed and rejuvenated. What I experienced on the other side was so familiar. Something that I had only experienced through my meditation practices that I had started several years earlier. I had literally experienced Nirvana. At that time I understood what the most high exclaimed to Moses... I AM!!! Though I was new, my life was too. I lost my job that I held for nearly 20 years because of my disability, my home and had to start completely over. Again I had no worries! I had my family, my beautiful children, a new wife and I was still here!!!
Now with this second chance of life that I have been given I wanted to help individuals experience a level of peace through meditation or whatever engine that brings them peace. I wrote a memoir titled " The Second Time Around A Memoir About A Life A Death and A Second Chance", and created a company called Daleth Aromatherapy & Meditation Sanctuary LLC. A site to help individuals obtain the resources that will help them create their own personal inner sanctuary in the company of their own home. I am sincere when I say, my goal is to help as many people as I can obtain some level of peace in their lives. I was given a second chance and I would be honored to help others experience theirs. My hope is to be able to spread the light of the most high to you all. Thank you for visiting, I love you and I pray you peace and blessings on your journey to find your balance.