So many people are so preoccupied about what Near Death Experiences can teach us about DEATH…..that they totally miss the lesson on how they can powerfully, profoundly and positively teach us about LIFE.
I was reminded of this while watching a brief screening of new documentary – Death Makes Life Possible – brought to us by Deprak Chopra and Dr Marilyn Schlitz and featuring a whole host of “celebrity” doctors, spiritual seekers, teachers, scientists and skeptics alike. (see the website here)
A good article below discusses much of the same idea…..and how this incredible, magical and even MYSTERIOUS experience can still inform us, inspire us and enlighten us in how we live on a day to day basis, even if all of the ultimate answers aren’t yet in.
you can read the whole article at the link following the short excerpt below.
Recently, though, the discussion has broken wide open with the publication of books such as “Proof of Heaven” by neurologist Dr. Eben Alexander. Alexander was not a religious or spiritual person, but what he saw in his near-death experience showed him such a different perspective on the nature of life and consciousness that he was forced to reconsider his belief system. His experience was not just about light, or meeting those he loved, but also about a feeling of deep, unconditional, spiritual love. This feeling seems to be one shared by many who have had an NDE.
In her book, “Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences,” intensive Care nurse Penny Sartori discusses her investigation into near-death experiences in the UK. She began her exploration as a cynic, but became convinced that they are genuine. She shares some really insightful examples, and also thoughtfully dismisses the common arguments and medical explanations that reject the experience as hallucinations.
Among Sartori’s accounts is the healing that one of her patient’s experienced while under her care. She writes:
“This near-death experience had two significant effects on his life. First, Tom says, it completely removed any fear of dying. Even more extraordinary is what happened to his right hand, which had been frozen since birth into a claw-like position. (This had been noted on his hospital admission form, and his sister has since signed a statement confirming it.) Yet, in front of me, soon after his near-death experience, Tom opened and flexed that same hand. This should not have been physiologically possible, as the tendons had permanently contracted. What had caused this sudden, seemingly spontaneous healing? Even now, science has no answers.”