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…
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Shared-Death Experiences (SDE) Original Link Shared-death experiences (SDE) have been documented by the Society for Psychical Research in London since the late 1800s. Peter Fenwick, MD, and Elizabeth Fenwick, RN, who research end-of-life phenomena, have collected hundreds of shared-death experiences in the United Kingdom and in Northern Europe. Dr. Raymond Moody formally coined the term […]
…………………. The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation Published in 2009 Hardcover Edition Kindle Edition Excerpt from Chapter 1: The Field of Near-Death Studies: Past, Present, and Future “In 1975, Raymond Moody, then a medical student, published the book Life After Life. In it, he coined the term ‘near-death experience’ and the acronym ‘NDE,’ […]
Rethinking Buddhism: A New Way To View Suffering By David Sunfellow One of the prime directives that I sail under — and that I see everywhere in near-death experiences — is that the universe, or God, or Source, or whatever you want to call It, has a plan. There is a reason why we chose […]
Learning To Love Yourself By Gay Hendricks 122 Pages, March 18, 2011 Excerpt: I was at a crisis point in my work. For many years I had been searching for the answer to one question: How can we bring about change in ourselves? I wanted to know the most fundamental processes by which we could transform […]
“The bright realization that must come before death will be worth all the boredom of living.” — Ned Rorem ………… Waiting To Die By NDE Researcher and Author Kenneth Ring What’s it like, waiting to die? Of course, it’s different for everyone. I can only say what it’s like for me. On the whole, it’s […]
……………. Highly Recommended Books ……………. Love The Person You’re With By David Sunfellow Every day, all over the world, an increasing number of people are reporting near-death experiences (and related phenomena). This book is a collection of the-best-of-the-best stories and quotes from 40-plus years of research. It shines a bright light on the universal truths […]
Near-death experiences champion prayer as a super power. Along with meditation (feeling the Presence of God), feeling and expressing gratitude, cultivating a sense of humor (which includes not taking ourselves too seriously), and learning how to see things from higher perspectives, near-death experiences indicate that prayer can produce miracles. Here are a few quotes from near-death experiencers that illustrate the power — […]
…………….. Related Links: • Peter Panagore Website • Peter Panagore on Facebook • Two Minutes for God (Book) • Heaven In Beautiful (Book) • Daily Devotions (Radio Show) …………….. The Man Who Visited Heaven Speaks GuidePosts Original Link Peter Panagore was a college student ice climbing on his spring break when mistakes on the mountain caused him […]
Dream Basics v1.0 By David Sunfellow A two-page handout created for David Sunfellow’s near-death experience class in Sedona, Arizona. Download a pdf of the handout here. ……………… How To Remember Your Dreams • First and foremost, you need to value dreams and WANT to remember them. Here are a few ways to awaken an interest […]
The Favorite Son By Janie Thompson Original Link Janie Thompson, an intuitive healer and psychic medium, writes: Most of the time we think of mediumship as connecting with a loved one who has already passed over, not one who is about to enter this world. One of my favorite readings that I’ve ever done, is […]
Releasing The Butterfly By Sandy C HeavenKnowsBooks September 10, 2016 Original Link “Many people say: Of course, Doctor Ross has seen too many dying patients. Now she starts getting a bit funny.” These were the opening lines of On Life After Death, a little book containing transcripts of three lectures given by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross between […]
How To Love Ourselves (v2.1) By David Sunfellow Near-death experiences strongly champion the idea that we need to love ourselves. If we could see and love ourselves as God does our lives would be completely transformed. So would our relationships with everyone and everything else. You would think that loving ourselves would be easy, especially for […]