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Regrets Of The Dying

by David Sunfellow

My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five…

Index of Notes

by David Sunfellow

Fantastically Informative & Inspiring Notes & Quotes • Regrets Of The Dying • At The End Of Her Life, My Mother Started Seeing Ghosts • The Ego Is Alive & Well Upon Returning From An NDE • The End-of-Life Epiphany of Roger Ebert • The Difference Between Drug-Induced Spiritual Experiences & Near-Death Experiences • Near-Death Experience Images • Kimberly Sharp […]

At The End Of Her Life, My Mother Started Seeing Ghosts

by David Sunfellow

Last summer, six months before my mother died, I walked into her bedroom, and she greeted me with tinny hello and a big smile. She then resumed a conversation with her mother — who had died in 1973. “Where are you?” Mom asked, as though Grandma, a onetime Fifth Avenue milliner, was on one of her many European hat-buying junkets. As I stood there dumbstruck, Mom continued chatting — in a young girl’s voice, no less — for several more minutes. Was this a reaction to medication, a sign of advancing dementia? Or was she preparing to “transition” to wherever she was going next?

Regardless, Mom was freaking me out — as well as my brother, sister and father.

As it turned out, my mother’s chat with a ghost was a signal that the end was inching closer. Those who work with the terminally ill, such as social workers and hospice caregivers, call these episodes or visions a manifestation of what is called Nearing Death Awareness.

The Ego Is Alive & Well Upon Returning From An NDE

by David Sunfellow

“I learned the ego is alive and well upon returning from an NDE. It may have settled down its fervor for wanting what it wants, but for the most part, the ego is still there. When back in the physical plane with the ability to think and have free-will, ego-centred behaviour may return and old behaviour patterns become active once again. Impatience, lack of trust, judgement and all other ego-centered behaviours are just reminding us of perhaps the one big reason people return from an NDE; that is, because there is still much to learn. Those things not yet completed at the time of the NDE are still there. Along with all of the gifts and special talents, this may be the biggest lesson of all from the light. There are still things to be done. There are attachments to become detached from. There are still steps to be taken to learn what the physical world has yet to teach; otherwise, returning would not have been an option.”

The End-of-Life Epiphany of Roger Ebert

by David Sunfellow

The Death of Roger Ebert By his wife, Chaz Ebert As told to Chris Jones of Esquire Magazine December 24, 2013 Original Link We were on our way to a movie screening in December. Roger was having a hard time moving around that morning, and we didn’t know why. It was so strange, because he […]

When Loved Ones & Friends Pass From This World To The Next

by David Sunfellow

Many people suffer terribly when a family member or dear friend passes from this world to the next. If you are looking for something to ease your pain and/or lift the pain of another, here are a few helpful resources to explore and share… Becki Hawkins is the author of “Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About […]

David Sunfellow Bio

by David Sunfellow

David Sunfellow is the founder and president of NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE), a small internet-based non-profit located in Sedona, Arizona. NHNE first emerged online in October of 1994. It was one of the first spiritually oriented organizations to emerge on the internet. It was also one of the first organizations to make a search for the truth […]

Near-Death Experiences & Suicide

by David Sunfellow

NDE Research Dr. Jeffrey Long On Suicide “Due to the overwhelming percentage of loving and warm experiences reported in near-death experiences (NDEs), I occasionally receive e-mails from people, often in a depression, wondering if they should try suicide in order to induce one. I immediately respond: ‘Absolutely not!’ I encourage those who are depressed to seek […]

NDEs & Hell

by David Sunfellow

……………….. For more information about Emanuel Swedenborg and his prolific, pioneering, multi-faceted life and work, including his remarkable spiritual experiences, go here. ……………….. Can Negative Behaviors Lead To Hellish Experiences? Yes. An informative question and answer section that explains why — and why there is so much confusion around this issue. ……………….. Quotes: “Although the […]

How To Deal With Skeptics & Atheists

by David Sunfellow

How To Deal With Skeptics & Atheists The following excerpts are taken from a conversation that originally appeared on NHNE’s main NDE social network. Skip to the end of this post to see a list of people who abandoned atheist worldviews after they had a near-death experience. … Barbara Harris Whitfield writes: The problem here is that NDErs […]

Inspiring Posters

by David Sunfellow

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Angels

by David Sunfellow

Near-death experiences are full of encounters with angels and other spiritual beings. Here are a few examples… ……………… When I Was In The Company of Angels NDEr Howard Storm Excerpts from My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life “Every person has guardian angels all their lives throughout his or her life. Our angels are […]

Powerful, Life-Changing Near-Death Experience Quotes

by David Sunfellow

A collection of powerful, life-changing quotes from people who have had near-death experiences, as well as those who have researched this very important topic. ……….. “Our situation regarding NDEs is similar to the way humanity learned of exotic lands during the ancient era of exploration. After sailors returned from long voyages and wrote their accounts, […]

NDEs & The Purpose Of Life

by David Sunfellow

Our Job On Earth Is Important; Our Worth Is How Much We Can Love Near-Death Experiencer Heather V “At the end of this tunnel was the most beautiful place in existence. I seemed to have arrived back in the room but in another dimension. I was looking at everyone and everything in that hospital through what […]

NDEs On The Importance Of Caring For Plants, Animals & The Earth

by David Sunfellow

Take Care Of The Earth, The Animals, And One Another NDEr Oliver John Calvert “I heard a voice say to me ‘You have not fulfilled your purpose here.’ “And I said, ‘What was my purpose?’… I didn’t have a clue. I truly didn’t have a clue — how to live, what life was about, what it was […]

Near-Death Experiences That Predict The End Of The World

by David Sunfellow

What are we to think about near-death experiences that predict the end of the world?  Are these dramatic, apocalyptic predictions reliable? Where do they come from? And what can we learn from them? As an example of the kind of dire predictions we are talking about, this resource page begins with a 15-year-old Jewish boy describing his apocalyptic […]

Why It’s Important To Know About Shadow Issues And Work On Them

by David Sunfellow

Quotes “Here is a universal truth that everyone needs to know: Spiritual experiences, including near-death experiences, DO NOT perfect the human side of our nature. Spiritual experiences can, however, blind us and make us (and others) think we are more developed than we actually are. If we focus too much on the spiritual realities of […]

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains

by David Sunfellow

……………….. While many “experts” continue to suggest that malfunctioning brains produce near-death experiences, the evidence is now overwhelming that this is not the case. Be sure to check out this related resource page: How To Deal With Skeptics & Atheists. ……………….. “The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, […]

Heavenly Humor

by David Sunfellow

When it comes to near-death experiences, God — and His/Her/Its many representatives — often display a terrific sense of humor. This is one of the most important characteristics of the Divine — and also one of the most overlooked and/or downplayed. On NHNE’s NDE Stories website, several NDErs mention God’s sense of humor, and also comment […]