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Near Death Experiences. Are they the biological process of dying or spiritual?

Updated on October 2, 2008

Death never takes a holiday, but it sometimes offers a reprieve to fix some mistakes in order to live the life you're born to live. I'm 25 years old and feel like I'm still on chapter 2 in my life book. I've got a case of writer's block and can't get past the last page in the chapter. For months, I've been searching for my next big adventure and have come up empty thus far. There are a few cases where I'm really close to something great, but the results are too small to mention.

What will appear on my tombstone when my number is called? Will it read something like "Beloved daughter, friend, gone too soon"? Not if I have anything to say about it. I'm never going to sacrifice my need for adventure out of necessity or choice. The only way I'm going to understand my future is understand my past and examine how close death has come into my life.

My first real examination of death was the death of my grandfather. The concept of heaven and hell has been part of my life ever since I was ten years old. Before then, the idea of death never mixed with playing with my dolls or fake tea parties. As a ten year old, my grandfather's cancer diagnosis was the death sentence that allowed me to see life in a darker light. His body withered away from a burly lively man to a super skinny shadow of a man. Everyone's face always illustrated shock and endless sadness whether he entered the room. Going to his funeral was an experience I'll never forget because my family looked terribly devastated and like the sun set for good. It's an experience I'll never get over.

I know that the experience wasn't directly mine, but I felt like I nearly died myself. My faith in humanity and God briefly died after my grandfather's funeral. My self confidence left me for two years until I finally picked myself up and moved on. A similar scenario happened after my other grandfather died due to the fact I lived with him until I was 18. It's been a number of years since he died but the shock still remains. I since learned how to manage my grief and not sideline my life.

The closest I've come to a near death experience was when I was in a car accident two years ago. I was driving to work and pulled out into traffic by mistake. I tried to move out of the way but I was like a deer in headlights as a car was coming towards my driver's side door. Luckily, I didn't move out far enough and I would've been directly hit. The only damage that was really sustained was to the car and not me. I got a cut on my foot from a piece of glass after my driver's side window shattered all over me. I was never more scared after that moment. I couldn't stop shaking or crying. It took months to get over my fear of driving alone. Now, I'm still a little shaky when I drive to certain places but I've gotten much back to normal, except a little more careful.

In the end, the death of a loved one, or a near death experience, teaches you to realize that you're living life on someone else's time table. You need to take advantage of all the opportunities that've been presented to you before they're gone. Once you're at the end, there's no more do overs. It's only darkness from here on out. Remember to bring a flashlight just in case.

How do you become a heavenly angel when you can't get above ground?
How do you become a heavenly angel when you can't get above ground?


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      me 7 years ago

      I will not burdon you with religion or philosophy. All I can tell you is what I experienced. It was real, no imagining things or delusions. What I experienced was not relgious but very scientific in nature. What I saw was light and energy and vibrations of energy. It was though God was the ultimate source of light and I could communicate through the vibrational frequency of light through emotions. I saw energy in the form of souls. They didnt talk telepathically in that sense, but through emotional vibrational frequency. It was as if, our emotions were energy and they were being passed back and forth between souls that were energy. I know nothing about science and alot about religion, but this was nothing like I had been taught in church. This was scientific in every term. I wonder today why science hasnt figured this out. I understand now why religions have a philosophical way of describing things. But science and religion now take on a whole new aspect for me, they are the same. They are only being perceived and communicated differently. We have electrical currents through out our body and brain, energy cannot be created nor destroyed. It can only move and change form, it is the first law of Thermodynamics. That is what I read after I had my experience, so that I could make sense and put into words what I experienced for others. Its the only way I can describe it. Some people see nothing when they die, some people see all kinds of things, heaven, hell or tunnels, whatever it is. I can only say that maybe that is because of the energy they possess or have around them. Energy is what I experienced and like I said, I know nothing about energy and did horrible in school when it came to science and the like. I never even had an interest in science or energy, never was taught that the after like was energy. I was only a believer of religion, and not a staunchy one at that. I was not following any religion when I had my experience, I only knew what I saw and what I had learned as a child about death. There is no way prior that I would have been subjected to the idea of science being apart of the afterlife. I only hope that oneday, science has a way to prove this, not for me, but for you guys.

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      seamist 9 years ago from Northern Minnesota


      Great hub! I like the comment you made about "we're living life on someone else's timetable.