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Near Death Experiences and What They Mean
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NDEs and What They Mean
We will examine several Near Death Experiences (NDEs) which verify that we have a soul/spiritual/light body separate from our physical bodies. We will then examine what NDEs mean.
See book, “NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES the rest of the story” 2011 by P.M.H. Atwater. Atwater studied some 3,000 adult cases and about 300 child cases. Starting in chapter seven are cases which have been “Verified.” By “Verified” it means the person obtained information outside his normal five senses was later were corroborated by investigation.
While clinically dead, George arose and went to the newborn section of the hospital near where his body lay. George noticed a baby with a broken hip. Upon reviving, George told the doctors about the baby’s broken hip and added, the hip is broken because the nurse dropped her. X-rays showed the break. When the nurse was confronted, she admitted to dropping the baby. At page 59.
While having a hernia operation, Mark found himself above the operating table looking down at his body. Mark ‘flew’ out of the operating room to a waiting room where his parents were. He sat next to his mother and later recounted the conversation of his parents. Mom turned white when Mark repeated almost verbatim what they were talking about. At page 65.
We are an energy body.
Proven NDEs by Raymond A. Moody, Jr. M.D.
An elderly woman accurately described in detail the instruments that were used during her resuscitation and the techniques employed by the doctors. She also told her doctor who came in and out of the room, what they were wearing and what they did. The doctor reported that everything she told him was exactly as it happened. One explanation skeptics have for such occurrences is that the patient subliminally senses what is happening and fills in the picture with their observations from before and after the NDE. The trouble with that theory in this instance is that the woman had been blind since birth.
A woman with a heart condition lay dying at the same time that her sister lay in a diabetic coma elsewhere in the hospital. After the woman was revived, she told the doctor that she and her sister had watched her operation from near the ceiling as it occurred. She then told the doctor that she knew her sister had died. The doctor denied this, but at the woman’s insistence, he sent a nurse to check on her sister’s condition. She had indeed died while the woman was being operated on
NDEs Teach to Forgive & Avoid Judgment
From Reflections on Life after Life 1977 by Raymond A. Moody, Jr. M.D. Moody studied hundreds of near death cases for over a year to compile his book.
Most of the individuals interviewed did Not experience any reward/punishment crisis, the traditional model of being reviewed.
Again and again, my near death subjects have described a panoramic, wrap around, full color, three dimensional vision of the events of their lives. Some people say that during this vision they saw only the major events of their lives. Others go so far as to say that in the course of this panorama every single thing that they had ever done or thought was there for them so see. All the good things and all the bad were portrayed there at once, instantaneously. It will be remembered also that this panorama was quite frequently said to have taken place in the presence of a “being of light,” whom some Christians identified as Christ, and that this being asked them a question, in effect, “What have you done with your life?” P. 31-32
In being pressed to explain as precisely as they can what the point of this question was, most people come up with something like the formulation of one man who put it to me most succinctly when he said that he was asked
whether he had done the things he did because he loved others, that is, from the motivation of love.
At this point one might say, a kind of judgment took place, for in this state of heightened awareness, when people saw any selfish acts which they had done they felt extremely repentant. Likewise, when gazing upon those events in which they had shown love and kindness they felt satisfaction. P. 32
It is interesting to note that the judgment in the cases I studied came not from the being of light, who seemed to love and accept these people anyway, but rather from within the individual being judged.
A passage in Matthew respecting judgment is of some significance in this regard. The KJV, Matt 7:1-2: Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
See website IANDS
See website International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) for stories on near death experiences. Search the site for "vertical" NDEs. The term "vertical" gives the verified stories.
Our "Judgment" is actually a projection of ourselves.
According to hundreds of NDE cases from the best researchers, NDEs teach us to reconcile with others on this plane of existence. Associate any negative emotions you may have with the person and learn to forgive them. Reaching out to reconcile is enough. Just make the adjustment in your own mind and make an effort.
Learn to avoid judging others to the extent of creating negative emotions in your own mind. Remember you do not have perfect knowledge and cannot thouroughly know their point of view. People are at different stages of development in this plane so avoid the worst ones and pray for their growth. You may pray: Thank you for making it clear to me as to : who I am, what I believe and what I do.
See Hub: "GOD DOES NOT CONDEMN, we judge ourselves in a mirror held by God."