My favorite bailiwick is to squash the fear of death.
According to my dead relatives, “Death is like crossing the street, no big deal.”
How does life change when we know for sure that we do not die? That we simply move on to another realm, wearing our ethereal body instead of our dense physical body?
(This is not the first time you’ve heard it. Nor the last.)
People around the world tell similar stories when they come back from their near-death experience (NDE). An international survey says 4% to 15% of us have died, revived, and remembered an NDE.
Invariably this changes our life, transforms our outlook and our priorities.
Just take a moment to imagine you are fine with dying.
Let yourself know, way down in your core, that you, the real you, will advance to new places.
You will never die.
How does your earth life change?
There are no threats. Nobody can threaten you with death, because you don’t care. (Being in a hostage situation is no fun, but at the same time, terrorists would lose their leverage.)
No terror, no problem . . .
Would we still have wars?
What’s the point in killing each other?
I’ve read accounts of World War II soldier enemies shooting each other, then arising from their dead bodies to meet and shake hands. This blows my mind. How much hugging is going on, spirits hugging with relief and elation and forgiveness, right there on the battlefield?
Right there automatically they understand love, not war.
If we know for sure that death is no big deal, we won’t get so nervous and spend so much time, energy, and money, trying to hold it off.
We won’t be so stressed!
How relaxed will you be when you know there’s no time limit, no deadline (wink, wink)?
How relaxed can we get as we approach our physical demise?
Can we be okay with it?
A million intensive care nurses including myself have declared that we want a tattoo that says “Do not resuscitate,” because we’ve seen the long drawn-out unnecessary expenditure of pain and heartache and confusion dragging on for months or years after a slightly successful resuscitation.
(Okay, okay, on the other hand if we didn’t resuscitate people we might not have so many accounts of NDEs. I’ll give you that.)
Lots of correlating data has amassed from case studies of NDE.
Most people meet dead relatives, friends and/or spiritual masters, see vivid colors and/or celestial landscapes, have an altered sense of time and nonlocal space, feel great peace, harmony, and joy. They return to Earth with new insight.
Their life is utterly transformed.
Life is no longer the same as it was.
Life is more precious than ever.
There’s a radical change in personality and attitude. (Like with Ebenezer Scrooge, remember?)
Malignant illnesses disappear, and there’s less pain for the rest of their life.
Researchers say these survivors have lower blood pressure, lower body temperature, and a slower metabolic rate.
They need less sleep and have more energy.
Their senses are sharpened with a deeper appreciation of smells, tastes, touches.
They are more sensitive to light, sound, noise, and they can no longer handle much alcohol or pharmaceuticals.
Some studies say their mental abilities increase.
The most dramatic shifts happen in attitude, bringing in new values and life goals.
They feel awake to their own life,
feel a reverence for all life,
feel they are surrounded and filled with divine energy.
These people live more deeply and more purposefully than ever.
They are humble and self aware, with more tolerance and compassion for others.
They are now “immune to society’s fear-mongering about death,” Julia Assante PhD writes in The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death. (Much of the material on this page is paraphrased from Assante.)
Assante observes that these people come into a broad view, moving into “a more universalist spirituality” rather than an Orthodox religious mindset.
They feel certain a supreme being or benevolent source exists. (Even atheists come to this conclusion.)
They understand that every person on the planet plays a vital role here.
They know love is the most important thing, always and ever.
Many experience an increase in psychic abilities.
Studies say that up to 65% feel they have developed the gift of healing, and they open to new careers as counselors, massage therapists, health practitioners.
So what do you think of all this?
Here’s one of my personal affirmations:
“No rush, baby. We have all the time in the worlds. We have forever.”
Diane Stallings RN does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix. Free meditation classes in Fountain Hills.
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