The Top 10 Things “Dead” People Want You to Know
Mike Dooley, 12-20-2011, http://www.tut.com
1. They’re not ‘dead’.
2. They’re sorry for any pain they caused.
3. There’s no such thing as a devil or hell.
4. They were ready to go when they went.
5. You’re not ready.
6. They finally understand what they were missing.
7. Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of the moment you arrive.
8. Don’t try to understand this now, but life is exceedingly fair.
9. Your pets are as crazy, brilliant and loving, here, as they were there.
10. Life really is all about love, but not just loving those who love you…
Now here are some quotes from the newly-transitioned on the same subjects. The full titles of books can be found here.
Edwin told us that a very large majority of people are no sooner arrived in spirit than a burning enthusiasm overtakes them as the spirit world reveals itself to them in the new life and they immediately want to rush back to the earth and tell all the world about it. (Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, LIWU, 54.)
When I first arrived my strongest desire was to try to demonstrate to the friends I left behind the fact that I still lived. In this I fear I was not very successful. (William James in LHH, 107.)
“Ruth, this is Lily and the group. Arthur Ford is here and wants you to know that he is as young as the merry month of May. He feels great and does not want you to grieve. He is so glad to be here, more delighted than you will ever know, for he has secretly yearned to make this trip of exploration and finds it much more beautiful than he had imagined or glimpsed while in trance. He’s on top of the world. A ball of fire! He’s so glad to be rid of the worn-out body which caused him such pain.” (Lily, Ruth Montgomery’s spirit control, in WB, 10.)
What are the facts? When anyone dies, upon awakening in their new surroundings, they naturally think of those they have left behind. If they are in great happiness, they long to tell their loved ones not to grieve for them. They want to describe the new and beautiful country to which they have come. With their clearer vision they are often able to guide those on earth in their human affairs, and, above all, they want them to realize how love is deeper, stronger, purer, than ever it was on earth.
Well, then, the cords of their great love draw them back to the earth and, in spirit form, they enter the old home. Their first sorrow is their total inability to make their presence known, their desire to comfort is unavailing; they watch the agony of grief and can do nothing. In their distress they often seek someone of psychic development and send a tender message of love and consolation. But, alas! Too often the bereaved will not receive the message. They are only frightened or incredulous.
Again they try, by abiding in the old home, to make one member, more receptive than the rest, realize their presence. But this time their touch, or partial manifestation, creates terror instead of joy and they are reluctantly obliged to resign themselves to knowing that in the home of which they were the centre their name is often never mentioned and they are regarded only as dead in the tomb, which friends with loving hands decorate with flowers and water with their tears. (John Heslop, SABL, 12-3.)
I struggled, fasted, sought for what was already present, perfect and everlasting within me. Like most of us in the body life I was in illusion; lost in glamour. I looked for the Spirit to reveal itself to me, when all that was necessary was ‘relaxation [into] God’ The Spirit was always with me, veiled because physical sight could not view it. The great secret of finding that Spirit was ‘letting go’ of self.
I, who longed so much for the touch of the divine, who dedicated my life to religious work, who read lives of the saints for their examples, who delved into the science of psychology, extrasensory perception, and all psychic phenomena, as well as into the occult sciences, who denied myself the usual sensual and reproductive life of a human being; who truly tried to obey the precepts of the Master, as related in the New Testament, I had not accepted the simple Reality of those word: “Behold, I am with you even unto the end.”
I had not been able to let go and let the Spirit absorb me. As I now see my thoughts, actions, aspirations from this angle, I am realizing that the very tenseness of my striving was my undoing and it barred the way to that very union for which my soul longed. (Frances Banks, TOL, 102-3.)
No soul can ever pass over into these worlds unless it has given its consent; and here I don’t mean a conscious consent, because the conscious mind is only a minor extension of the soul. The conscious mind may assume that death is approaching, but it is the soul itself that must give its consent before the process can take place. (Mike Swain in FMW, 50.)
My death [was] part of a plan. (Philip Gilbert in PTW, 212.)
My destiny had to be worked out. It was all fixed. (Philip to his mother, Alice Gilbert, in PTW, 115.)
I have brought about my own death because here I have greater works to do. (Sigwart, BOTR, 3.)
There comes to me from the earth such a feeling of oppression, of worrying, of anxiety, of fear of death, and all is derived from non-belief. If they could but realize the glory, even a fragment of the peace of this life I now experience. (Winifred Combe Tenants in SBS, 11.)
Nothing in life comes up to the immense joy of dying. (Sir Alvary Gascoigne in AL, 99.)
My death was beautiful. Everything became still. It changed to a quiet, calm sea after a blustering storm. The final experiences as a man were part of this storm. Then came the smooth waters of liberation. … It was a blessing to have been freed without illness, without extended pining away. (Sigwart, BOTR, 29.)
All the animals you have loved on earth and educated to understanding, will be with you here. (W.T. Stead, BI, 140.)
That is my dog [Frisker], my one faithful companion upon your earth. … He died while I was in France. I found him by accident soon after I came here. He recognized me and followed me. From that time all real loneliness has left me. (Private Thomas Dowding, PD, 66.)
Benjamin Daniel Breedlove (August 8, 1993 – December 25, 2011) was an American Internet personality from Austin, Texas, known for his vlogs on YouTube. On the night of December 25, 2011, he died of cardiac arrest at the age of 18.
Here’s his message to us:
Near Death Experiences (Source)
Let’s talk about the topic of Near Death Experience (NDE). First off, I have always been an atheist. I loved listening to Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris and I had a great interest in science.
Because I’m into science, I was interested in the NDE-phenomenon but then from a neurological perspective. I didn’t take the experience in itself seriously, I just wondered what exactly happened in the brain.
When doing some research online, I found an interview with Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel. He had written a book about the subject and I learned some things about NDEs that I never even knew, like large scale studies on the NDE-phenomenon.
The Current View
The current accepted view of NDEs is that when someone dies, the brain acts strangely because of oxygen deprivation and/or an overdose of DMT (which is made in the brain) which then causes a dreamlike or hallucinatory state.
The experience often consists of life flashing by, an out-of-body experience and a tunnel with light at the end.
The Full Story
What I learned is that there have been a few large scale quantitative studies (thousands of people in each study) in Europe and the US on the NDE-phenomenon. Researchers would have one list of questions to ask people that had just survived a heart attack for instance.
These were the findings:
-Only a small percentage of people reported having had an NDE (believe it was around 5 to maybe 10 percent)
-The NDE consists of multiple recognizable elements and not all NDEs contain all of these elements
The Elements of an NDE
Out of body experience
There is an out-of-body experience. There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence that people truly were out of body, observing an operation room from above looking down at their body and everything else taking place. Some of these people observed specific things, like a doctor getting a note or a nurse taking away a personal item of the patient. This of course when the patient was unconscious.
Scientists point out that pilots or astronauts have out of body-experiences as well when they are in the G-simulator. Eventhough the reported experience is very different than that of the NDE, they take the G-simulator argument as proof of nothing weird going on during an NDE.
Seeing the Tunnel
The second element of the NDE is finding oneself in a black space. When someone has a hellish NDE, they will stay in the black space and venture around often experiencing horrible things. Most people however, will find themselves in the black space and immediately a tunnel of light will open.
Mainstream science points out that when someone has oxygen deprivation, they will lose their eyesight slowly from the outside of your sight, inwards, thus creating a tunnel effect. This is how mainstream science explains the NDE tunnel. They don’t mention that dying of oxygen deprivation is a very painful process and in the NDE the tunnel experience is the exact opposite of that. People experience intense happiness and joy when they go through the tunnel.
After the Tunnel
The third element is about what happens at the end of tunnel. So from the research done, it became clear that at the end of tunnel people are greeted by a light or light-being or dead relatives. Christians tend to use the word angel, but say the angel has no wings. The person that died might then be explained some things about what’s going on by the light being or dead relatives.
Now just think about that for a second… the experience is supposedly a hallucination or dreamstate like experience induced by chemicals being released in the brain, but somehow the experience is very narrow. People don’t see living relatives at the end of tunnel, they don’t see Mickey Mouse, they don’t suddenly find themselves in a roller-coaster or in some Narnia like land. The experience is limited to light/energy beings and dead relatives greeting the person that just died.
Of course mainstream science doesn’t talk about this. A while back, the science documentary series “Through the Wormhole” had an item on NDEs but when they reached the part after the tunnel, they just kept it vague and talked about seeing a beautiful light. They of course did NOT mention, the large quantitative studies that found that people mostly saw light beings and dead relatives and that there was communication with the light beings. Of course they did not approach one of many people online that share their full NDE testimony that consists of all elements found by the large studies. No the makers chose someone that had had an NDE that was more vague and didn’t contain all elements and kept it at that.
The Life Review
The fourth element is when the person that died is taken into another space where they experience a full life review with the light being. Every action the deceased person has ever done, is experienced again but now entirely from the perspective of the other person! So if the deceased had said something horrible to a loved one at some point in their life, they experience that action through the perspective of the loved one. The pain of the loved one is felt. And the entire life review is done like this.
Note how specific this is again. It’s not just your life flashing by as might happen during an accident, but it’s a full on life review from the perspective of the other human beings in your life.
This element is never discussed by mainstream science, eventhough it has been clearly identified by the large quantitative studies.
Returning to the Body
The last element is when the deceased gets to hear, he or she has to return to their body. This message is often delivered by what people call a higher consciousness or God. So it’s not the light being telling the deceased their life is not over yet, but it’s a new entity that now interacts with the deceased one.
The person is being told by the higher consciousness they still have things to take care of on Earth. The NDE experiencer often (if not always) protests this decision. The world they entered during the NDE is so full of love and happiness and people really don’t want to return to their bodies. Even young mothers have protested going back to their bodies. That’s how awesome the experience of all encompassing love and happiness is during the NDE.
In the end, the choice is not theirs and they’re sent back to their body which is often described as a very painful and awful experience.
Some other elements that have been identified:
-NDE experiencers say the “other” reality is way more real than our 3D everyday reality. Sometimes during the NDE, they get a view of 3D reality and they see it’s just “fluff”. It’s not nearly as real as the reality of the NDE.
-There’s often talk about reincarnation
-People experience exstacy, happiness and all encompassing love in a way they have never done in normal life
-People’s personalities often change drastically after having had an NDE. They become way more loving and now have difficulty living in the normal world with all of its idiocy. People that were very dogmatic about their beliefs, became way less dogmatic.
-People from all backgrounds and religions experience the same things during an NDE
One other important point to make is that after someone’s heart stops pumping, the brain very quickly loses its function, but this is when the NDE takes place!
Mainstream science has been saying that there is still a little bit of signal left in the brain stem and that that could explain that people have the NDE experience.
This goes against everything we know about the brain. Even when we think about a picture of a flower, our brain lights up as has been proven with brain scans. So how can people possibly have an NDE experience that they describe as the most real and intense experience in their life, when there is just a little bit of signal left in the brain stem?
The best way to get a good feeling for what an NDE is like, is to listen to the NDE-experiencers share their story. These are some good documentaries to watch, since they mainly show the testimonies of NDE-experiencers:
Near Death Experience Documentary – commonalities of the experience
How Near Death Experiences are changing the world
The NDE-experience follows a very narrow path in an endless sea of possibilities. If the NDE is nothing more than the brain doing strange things due to oxygen deprivation and overdoses of certain brain chemicals, one would expect a wide variety of experiences.
To me, since the wide variety of experiences does not exist, this to me is a serious clue that the NDE experience is more than the brain just doing weird stuff. And especially when you hear NDE-experiencers talk about the NDE (see the documentaries above), you will very quickly notice that these people have had a very profound and very real experience.
- No Humdrum Heaven: An Interview (stevebeckow.com)
- What is the Divine Plan for Life? – Part 2/2 (the2012scenario.com)