David Ditchfield is a near-death experience (NDE)-inspired artist, composer, and author. He turned his life around following his NDE and wants to use his own spiritual journey to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

In 2006, he was dragged under a speeding train in a freak accident. As the surgeons fought to save him, he had a profound NDE.

When he woke up in hospital, he had acquired astonishing new abilities. He found he could paint dramatic paintings of what he had seen in the Afterlife, far beyond any artistic ability he had before.

He then discovered he could compose classical music, having never received any training. To this day, he cannot read or write a single note of musical notation, and yet his debut NDE-inspired symphony, The Divine Light, was premiered at a sell-out orchestral concert to a standing ovation.

He has since composed further classical works which have also been premiered at sell-out concerts and completed over 40 paintings. He lives, paints and composes in a converted riverside mill near Cambridge, UK.

Episode 63: Shine On          Website: Shine on the Story