The most compelling evidence toward the possibility of life after death comes from testimonials of thousands of people who have had Near Death Experiences (NDE’s) and return to share their stories with the world. There are three major statements made about the value of life from almost all people who return from “home” to share with us as we move toward bringing the thought process of what people call “heaven” to earth. Furthermore, is there a parallel with NDE’s and what we understand will be ascension in this lifetime?
Regardless of culture or religion, near death experiences create a language that can be understood by all. According to a recent sample poll of Americans, 68% of people believe that our soul survives after death. A near death experience is described as what occurs as the soul leaves the body during what we have termed death and returns to the body to be fully revived with remembrance of the experience.
Many people report common experiences that give confirmation to NDE’s:
-Nearly half of people that have a NDE remember having an out of body experience (OBE). For those who died in a hospital, many people report seeing their bodies in the hospital bed and talk about the EKG flatlining, as well as the step by step efforts of the doctors and nurses bringing them back to life. Some people recall what the doctors and nurses were saying as they worked on reviving them. They also explain how they were able to move their awareness to other places in the hospital and witness conversations between people. While out of their body, all people reported feeling no pain. They said that they felt like they were the observer of what was happening with their body.
-The most popular experience that people have is that of going through a dark tunnel. Most describe the tunnel as horizontal, where they are traveling forward toward a light that seems faint and small but quickly seems to get larger and closer. Some people never make it all the way through the tunnel before they are aware of being back into their bodies. Others go through the tunnel into the light where they find themselves in fields of flowers and green grass (some call this the “Summerland”).
-The feeling on the other side is one of having physicality but not in a body like we have here. It is more of a “vehicle” or light body and just by focusing your thoughts on where you want to go you can narrow your focus toward what you would like to experience.
-Many people report seeing their “dead” relatives and many other familiar faces but cannot seem to pinpoint where they know them from. Upon returning to their bodies, they found old pictures of great grandparents and great-great grandparents that they had never met before as a child. They may meet a guide such as Jesus or Mother Mary which is usually a representation of their beliefs of what they will see in the afterlife.
-Many people speak of a life review at this point and are reminded of what they wanted to accomplish in this lifetime. The purpose of this is to give them the free will to return to their body in order to carry out the rest of their goals.
There are three main experiences reported of most people who share their NDE’s:
1. The instant feeling of comfort and love a person experiences after moving their consciousness out of their body takes all fear out of dying when they return to their body.
2. The knowledge that we all will have a life review of everything we have done on this lifetime not only from our point of view but from other’s viewpoint makes us aware of this lifetime as an experience and we become more aware of how we treat others when we return.
3. A realization upon returning to this life is that most people draw energy from material things and other people instead of remembering that we have a direct connection to the Source energy that is infinite.
Most people who return from NDE’s are more caring and loving and are a joy to be around. They return intact of their individual personality but remember the feeling of being part of something more expansive. They say that love is the most important thing to them in life. Some feel like their new purpose in life is to share this information with others. It is hard for these people to describe in words the feeling of knowing that there is a Source of a high vibration of love and comfort outside of this physical experience.
What is the similarity of NDE’s and ascension?
People who return from NDE’s feel like they have one foot in this world and one foot in another world. They are straddling the conscious memory of life after death. From what we have learned about ascension, it seems that at the point of ascension it may be similar to having a NDE without having to leave the body.
There is a similarity in feeling comforted, having a life review, and existing in the body with the knowledge of a direct umbilical cord to our creator. In both instances we keep our identities and know that everything we do is recorded and we think about how it feels to someone else. Ascension brings an expansion of knowledge about who we are as spiritual beings having a human experience without having to experience the traumatic physical death and return from somewhere that feels like home. In a way, we could say that many people who have had NDE’s have had a taste of ascension.
We can take others’ experiences and apply them to our lives now. By being conscious of what we say and what we do in relationship to others, we will prove to our higher selves that we are one step closer to ascension. The most powerful way to bring ascension into our lives is to live our life like we have already ascended. Thanks to those who bring the information forth about walking on the other side of life, we could create a new term for ascension compared to NDE’s and call ascension a new life experience (NLE).
More information about near death experiences
Lessons Learned from a Near Death Experience
Dr. Eben Alexander’s Near Death Experience Interview
Near Death Experience: Magical Times are Upon Us!
Dannion Brinkley Insight into the Near Death Experience
John Scott Shares His Near Death Experience NDE
Facing the Death of a Loved One
Consciousness Moves to Another Universe at Death
The Best Scientific Explanation of Life After Death
What Can We Expect After We Die? Dr. Raymond Moody
Lessons Learned From A Near Death Experience
When You Do Your Life Review
Is Death an Illusion? New Study Suggests Yes!
Transformation From Human to Spirit
Evidence of the Afterlife – Dr Jeffrey Long
Dannion Brinkley Insight Into The Near Death Experience Process
Dannion Brinkley – The Changing Face of Time
Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon–Survival of Bodily Death
Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences
Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between lives, Dr. Michael Newton
Echoes of the Soul: The Soul’s Journey Beyond the Light – Through Life, Death, and Life After DeathJourney of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche
NDE Documentaries on Video:
About the author: Michelle Walling is a Certified Holistic Life Coach. She has devoted her life to being a bearer and grounder of the light in service to others. As a truth seeker, she is committed to share her experiences with the world. She is also a hands-on healer, a distance healer, an empath, and an intuitive. Michelle has recently joined forces with Gregg Prescott as an admin for the In5d Facebook page, as an assistant for In5d Events, as a contributing author for http://www.in5d.com. Michelle also supports Gregg’s endeavors in many other areas including alternative and holistic healthcare. Their next project is a walk in clinic under the name AHH- Alternative Holistic Healthcare to be launched in 2014-2015 in the Sarasota, Florida area, and then subsidiaries will be opened around the world based upon that model. Michelle Walling’s cosmic writing website is CosmicStarseeds.com. Holistic Counseling sessions can be booked on the website MichelleWalling.com. Michelle’s personal Facebook page can be found here.