David Sunfellow’s 7-Week NDE Class
June 17 – July 29, 2015
• 1st Class (06/17/15) Amy Call’s NDE
• 2nd Class (06/24/15) The Purpose of Life
• 3rd Class (07/01/15) Hellish Realms, Evil Spirits, and How Our Vibrations Create Our Experiences
• 4th Class (07/08/15) Love: The Central Message of NDEs
• 5th Class (07/15/15) NDE Super Powers
• 6th Class (07/22/15) Jesus, Near-Death Experiences, and Religion
• 7th Class (07/29/15) Putting All The Pieces Together: What NDEs Teach Us
NDE Super Powers
Near-death experiences indicate that there are special things we can do to super-charge our lives and connection with the Divine. What are those things and how can we tap their power to transform our lives?
The most important thing we can do is to adopt the foundational attitude that near-death experiences champion: everything is good, wonderful, beautiful, and perfect, including all the aspects of our personalities and lives that are growing, evolving, and learning. This foundational attitude; this positive, loving, exuberant view of life, God, and everything and everyone we share existence with, opens the door to many other wonderful insights and gifts.
The Problem of Staying Connected to God
Connecting with God and our Divine nature is easy. Staying connected — in a healthy, balanced, integrated way — is profoundly challenging. To set the stage, we watched excerpts from the following three videos:
Ryan Rampton – The 1 minute, 8 second excerpt we watched is located here. The complete video is located here. You can learn more about Ryan and his near-death experience by going here.
Alon Anava – The 3 minute, 30 second excerpt we watched is located here. The complete video is located here. You can learn more about Alon Anava and his near-death experience by going here.
Natalie Sudman – The 2 minute, 56 second excerpt we watched is located here. The complete video is located here. You can learn more about Natalie and her near-death experience by going here.
So what can we do to deepen our connection with the Divine? What “super power” ideas and practices do near-death experiences suggest?
1. Cultivate A Positive, Trusting, Cheerful Attitude That All Is Well
Near-death experiences insist that the universe is unfolding perfectly, that everyone is loved, that no one is lost, that all is well, that all challenges and obstacles, that all manner of evil, serves a vital role in the grand scheme of things. To the degree that we are able to understand and incorporate this loving perspective into our worldview, we resonate at higher frequencies. We feel more love and experience more peace. To the degree that we reject this perspective — that we believe, for example, there is no God, there is no Divine plan, that we are all alone in the universe, that we are mortal beings, that the material universe is all there is, that evil things happen for no reason, that evil beings can do whatever they wish with impunity, that some souls are abandoned and condemned to hell forever, etc. — we resonate with lower frequencies which, in turn, produce various levels of distress, anxiety, disillusionment, fear.
2. Lighten Up, Laugh, Don’t Take Life So Seriously
When we begin to understand that all is well, several things happen: We become less fearful and more daring. We begin to appreciate, enjoy, and celebrate life, in its myriad of forms. We view obstacles and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. And we begin to develop an infectious sense of humor. Indeed, the higher we rise in consciousness, the greater our sense of humor and the greater the sense of humor of the exalted beings we encounter. Here are a few quotes from near-death experiencers that illustrate this:
“I became aware that the God I was experiencing was not just a life force, or some impersonal consciousness but God had a personality, an integrity like the father I had never known. God had a sense of humor! He and I both laughed at the thought of me questioning His existence. It seemed to me the absolutely funniest thought in the world, and we laughed at thought of it. I realized that I was the shadow, and he was the reality. The very idea that I would question his existence was a source of laughter for God and me. I was sobbing, overcome by the sheer amount of love that swept through me and over me, and laughing at the same time.”
— NDEr John K.
“The light and I talked for quite a long time. Oh yes! On the other side communication is done via telepathy (thought transfer). I must tell you that God has a fantastic sense of humor, I never laughed so much in all my life! We laughed about the way so serious I had reacted to an event. Life on earth is a big drama! It should not be taken too much in earnest!”
— NDEr Leonard
“This glorious, wonderful entity recognized me, understood perfectly every minute aspect about me, and poured love into me. The love was real, as much a force as a feeling, and immeasurable. Knowing every little thing about me and my life and viewing it along with me, there was a lot of real amusement. This being has a personality. It is fun to be with, delightful, and it has a sense of humor. I never wanted to leave this divine Presence, but somehow, without explanation, but with perfect understanding, I knew that I had to go back, and I understood that this was good and right.”
— NDEr Brain T.
“Jesus laughed and then gave me the answer, not in words but in a ‘knowing’ that encompassed not just the element of the question, but a complete understanding of all relational aspects of the question. He has a wonderful sense of humor and I distinctly got the feeling that He enjoys us humans as a father enjoys watching the minor scrapes children get themselves into.”
— NDEr Terry E.
3. Remember That We Are immortal & We Are Not Alone
Deeply attached to the idea that the universe is a wonderful, benevolent place are the ideas that we are immortal and we are not alone. To illustrate these two ideas, I played videos of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Lorna Byrne describing their humorous encounters with angelic beings.
4. The Power Of Prayer
Prayer is another super power that NDEs constantly talk about. Here are a few comments from near-death experiencers that champion this life-changing practice.
“As I lay on the ground, my tormentors swarming around me, a voice emerged from my chest. It sounded like my voice, but it wasn’t a thought of mine. I didn’t say it. The voice that sounded like my voice, but wasn’t, said, ‘Pray to God.’ I remember thinking, ‘Why? What a stupid idea. That doesn’t work. What a cop-out. Lying here in this darkness, surrounded by hideous creatures, I don’t believe in God. This is utterly hopeless, and I am beyond any possible help whether I believe in God or not. I don’t pray, period.’
“A second time, the voice spoke to me, ‘Pray to God.’ It was recognizably my voice, but I had not spoken. Pray how? Pray what? I hadn’t prayed at any time in my entire adult life. I didn’t know how to pray. I wouldn’t know what the right words were even if I could pray. I can’t pray!
“That voice said it again, ‘Pray to God!’ It was more definite this time. I wasn’t sure what to do. Praying, for me as a child, had been something I had watched adults doing. It was something fancy and had to be done just so. I tried to remember prayers from my childhood experiences in Sunday school. Prayer was something you memorized. What could I remember from so long ago? Tentatively, I murmured a few lines — a jumble from the Twenty-third Psalm, The Star-Spangled Banner, the Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and God Bless America, and whatever other churchly sounding phrases came to mind.
” ‘Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. For purple mountain majesty, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Deliver us from evil. One nation under God. God Bless America.’ ”
“To my amazement, the cruel, merciless beings tearing the life out of me were incited to rage by my ragged prayer. It was as if I were throwing boiling oil on them. They screamed at me, ‘There is no God! Who do you think you’re talking to? Nobody can hear you! Now we are really going to hurt you.’ They spoke in the most obscene language, worse than any blasphemy said on earth. But at the same time, they were backing away. I could still hear their voices in the utter darkness, but they were getting more and more distant. I realized that saying things about God was actually driving them away…
“I desperately needed someone to love me, someone to know I was alive. A ray of hope began to dawn in me, a belief that there really was something greater out there. For the first time in my adult life I wanted it to be true that Jesus loved me. I didn’t know how to express what I wanted and needed, but with every bit of my last ounce of strength, I yelled out into the darkness, ‘Jesus, save me.’ I yelled that from the core of my being with all the energy I had left. I have never meant anything more strongly in my life.
“Far off in the darkness I saw a pinpoint of light like the faintest star in the sky. I wondered why I hadn’t seen it before. The star was rapidly getting brighter and brighter. At first I thought it might be some thing, not someone. It was moving toward me at an alarming rate. As it came closer, I realized that I was right in its path and I might be consumed by its brilliance. I couldn’t take my eyes off it; the light was more intense and more beautiful than anything I had ever seen. It was brighter than the sun, brighter than a flash of lightning. Soon the light was upon me. I knew that while it was indescribably brilliant, it wasn’t just light. This was a living being, a luminous being approximately eight feet tall and surrounded by an oval of radiance. The brilliant intensity of the light penetrated my body. Ecstasy swept away the agony. Tangible hands and arms gently embraced me and lifted me up. I slowly rose up into the presence of the light and the torn pieces of my body miraculously healed before my eyes. All my wounds vanished and I became whole and well in the light. More important, the despair and pain were replaced by love. I had been lost and now was found; I had been dead and now was alive.”
— NDEr Howard Storm
“I moved down through great walls of clouds. There was a murmuring all around me, but I couldn’t understand the words. Then I realized that countless beings were surrounding me, kneeling in arcs that spread into the distance. Looking back on it now, I realize what these half-seen, half-senses hierarchies of beings, stretching out into the dark above and below, were doing. They were praying for me. Two face I remembered later were those of Michael Sullivan and his wife, Page. I recall seeing them in profile only, but clearly identified them after my return when language came back. Michael had physically been in the ICU room leading prayers numerous times, but Page was never physically there (although she had said prayers for me too). These prayers gave me energy. That’s probably why, profoundly sad as I was, something in me felt a strange confidence that everything would be all right. These beings knew I was undergoing a transition, and they were singing and praying to help me keep my spirits up.”
— NDEr Eben Alexander
“My final heavenly lesson taught me that all of our prayers are answered within seconds of being heard. Although it can seem like several months or years before they are answered, heaven does hear us immediately.”
— NDEr Casper
“I think that we put up morphagenetic fields in our universe through our conscious thought. So I now believe that prayer is the most powerful tool in the universe.”
— NDEr Tara S.
“Prayer is such a powerful force. We underestimate it so much. Prayer can move mountains if only we would let it. If only you would realise just how powerful prayer can be, you would never feel hopeless.
“I talk and ask the angels to help; I ask angels to intercede but I don’t pray to them. I pray only to God. Prayer is direct communication with God.
“No one ever prays alone. When you pray to God there is a multitude of angels of prayer there, praying with you, regardless of your religious faith or how you are behaving. They are there enhancing your prayer, interceding on your behalf and imploring God to grant your prayer. Every time you pray, even if it is only one word, the angels of prayer are like a never-ending stream, flowing at tremendous speed to Heaven with your prayers.
“Nothing is too trivial … or too big to pray for either. Sometimes, we get overwhelmed by a situation such as a war or a famine and feel we can do nothing to help. We can. We can pray. When we are moved by something we see on the TV news or read about in a newspaper we should say a prayer.
“When you hear an ambulance or walk past a hospital, say a quick prayer for whoever is sick and for those who are caring for them. When you see someone in difficulties on the street, say a prayer for them. We all need to expand our circle of prayers out from ourselves, our family and friends. You are being called upon to pray for other people — including people in the world whom you have never met.
“I believe that each and every one of you has been demonstrated the power of prayer in your own life. Think about it!”
— NDEr Lorna Bryne
Here’s another quote from Howard Storm in which he mentions how prayer was used in a future world that Jesus and the angels showed him.
“If a person, in this view of the future, became disturbed, then the community of people all cared about the disturbed person falling away from the harmony of the group. Spiritually, through prayer and love, the others would elevate the afflicted person.
“What people did with the rest of their time was that they gardened, with almost no physical effort. They showed me that plants, with prayer, would produce huge fruits and vegetables.
“People, in unison, could control the climate of the planet through prayer. Everybody would work with mutual trust and the people would call the rain, when needed, and the sun to shine.
“Animals lived with people, in harmony.
“People, in this best of all worlds, weren’t interested in knowledge; they were interested in wisdom. This was because they were in a position where anything they needed to know, in the knowledge category, they could receive simply through prayer. Everything, to them, was solvable. They could do anything they wanted to do.”
To learn more about how near-death experiences champion the miracle working power of prayer, go here.
Near-death experience ideas and practices that help us connect with the Divine:
• See life’s challenges as gifts in disguise
• Feel and express gratitude
• Meditate (spend quiet time with God)
• Live a balanced life
• Help others, especially when we are tempted to cave in on ourselves
• Spend time in nature
• Tell the truth
• Participate in close, personal relationships with other human beings
• Become aware of the unseen forces of life and seek to build healthy relationships with these forces
• Work with your dreams
• Work with shadow issues
• Study NDEs (and other spiritual experiences)
• Embrace threshold experiences (birth, death, serious illness)
• Avoid the brainwashing of mass media
• Join with communities of like-minded people
Bonus: Howard Storm On How To Connect With Jesus & The Angels
“My final argument — this was the biggie; this was the ace I’ve been keeping up my sleeve — I said, ‘you can’t send me back.’
“And they said ‘why?’
“And I said… ‘I’ve never known anybody that loved me like you did, I’ve never known anybody that knew me like you do because you know me better than I know me… if you send me back, it will kill me. I will die of a broken heart.’
“And they said, ‘you’re not paying attention. Has there been a moment in your life when we have ever been a part from you, when you have ever been alone or separate from us?’
“And I went, ‘No, but like I never saw you, I never talked to you, I never felt you. Is it going to be like that when I go back?’
“And they said it’s going to be exactly like that.
“And I said, ‘well, it’s kind of like being alone when you can’t see, hear, taste, touch the person that’s with you. They’re not there. It feels lonely… That would kill me, in loneliness, to be a part from you.’
“And they said, ‘there is a way to get in touch with us.’
“And I said, ‘how do you do that?’
“And they said, ‘be still, get quiet, talk to us, tell us everything you want to say. Then be really quiet and still and invite our love into your heart and you’ll know that we are right there and you’ll know our love right there.’
“This works. It really works…”