We die; we all do. From the womb of time we are born; to the womb of time we return.
By this cycle of life and death, the soul evolves, learning and unlearning things that advance it from lesser knowledge to higher knowledge, and higher self-individuation of the divine powers within.
Death is good. Death is life. But the veil of death hides things from most people, so death is feared.
If we know what others have had the opportunity to learn, we shall appreciate that death is another life, of which we know little.
Fortunately, writers have documented the various experiences of persons who crossed the threshold of life to the world of the dead, and returned to record the varied experiences and insight into the reality beyond the veil of death.
These are known as near-death experience (NDE), and the literature is vast. There are some distinct features of the NDE that are evident in the narratives.
The body is distinct from the soul. When one dies, one sees one’s body from the spirit realm, and realises that the body is distinct from the soul.
This was the experience of an accident victim who said: "I could see my spirit standing before me. My spirit was so beautifully perfect, dressed in a white gown that was loose, free-flowing and below the knee. From my spirit there emanated a bright, soft-white halo. My spirit was standing six to eight feet from my body. It was so strange, for I could see my spirit and my spirit could see my pathetic body.”
We have work to do on earth and we die when we finish our work.
"My first visual memory was looking forward and seeing a brilliant bright light, almost like looking directly at the sun… A tremendous amount of warmth and love came from the light…The figure in the light told me through what I now know to be mental telepathy that I must go back, that it was not time for me to come here.
I wanted to stay because I felt so full of joy and so peaceful. The voice repeated that it wasn't my time; I had a purpose to fulfil and I could come back after I completed it”.
Hell is real and down there. This person was admitted at the hospital for miscarriage, but no one attended to her until after eight days. This was her experience.
"I recall being pulled down into a spinning vortex. At first, I did not know what was happening. Then I realized my body was being drawn downward, head first. I panicked and fought, trying to grab at the sides of the vortex. All I could think of was my two children. No one would care for them.
I pleaded, Please, not now, but I kept moving downward….Then there was a white dot, like a bright light at the end of the tunnel. But as I grew closer, it was a small white skull. It became larger, grinning at me with bare sockets and gaping mouth, and traveling straight toward me like a baseball. Not only was I terrified, I was really livid, too. I yelled: 'No! damn it, no! Let me go. My babies need me! No! No! No! No!'
"The skull shattered into fragments and I slowed in movement. A white light, the brightest light I have ever known or will ever see again was in place of the skull.
It was so bright yet it did not blind me. It was a welcome, calming light. I felt absolute peace of mind and sensed myself floating upward, and I was back.”
We meet our family once more: Another person who switched off at the hospital took flight into the beyond. He reports: "I hear a bark, and racing toward me is a dog I once had, a black poodle named Pepe. When I saw him, I felt an emotional floodgate open.
Tears filled my eyes. He jumped into my arms, licking my face…I was also greeted by all of my relatives who had passed on before me. These loved ones were somewhat younger in form and face than when I had last seen them, healthier and happier.”
Heaven is real. Like other persons, medical conditions precipitated her flight out of the body while at the hospital. Hear her: "Suddenly I was aware of being in the most beautiful garden I've ever seen. I felt whole and loved. My sense of well-being was complete.
I heard celestial music clearly and saw vivid coloured flowers, like nothing seen on earth, gorgeous greenery and trees. As I looked around, I saw at a distance, on a hill, Jesus Christ. All he said to me was that it was up to me whether to come back to earth or not. I chose to come back to finish my work. That is when I was born again”.
Galaxy and futuristic technology revealed. One person’s near death experience led to an amazing encounter with futuristic inventions that transformed his life on returning to the body.
“He was pulled by light away from the tunnel, far away from earth, past stars and galaxies, past imagery and physical realities, to a multi-angled overview of all worlds and all creation, and past even that to the edge of existence where vibrations cease…He saw planetary energy systems in detail and how human thoughts influence these systems in a simultaneous interplay between past, present and future. He learned that the earth was a great cosmic being.”
“On his return he has been flooded with ideas for inventions and the marketing plans for their sale. In an experiment at Baylor University in Texas to identify the cellular makeup of a certain disease pattern, he was able to describe three cell prints a full year before they were verified medically. In 1993, he went on to arrange laboratory experimentation with DNA coding and nerve-cell re-generation that has produced results of far-reaching magnitude.”
Space limitations.. What I mean to impress on my readers is that the trip beyond the threshold of death and the return to relate what people saw beyond the veil must convince us that death is life, and we need not fear to die.
Of course, we must die in righteousness, otherwise, hell is also ready to receive and to celebrate us!
The writer is a lawyer.