Near death experiences are always fascinating to hear, many people want to know what next? What happens outside the body? Where do we go, what do we see? People are curious, of course they want to hear another persons experience, after all who wants to experiences such a thing, not knowing if they will return to tell the tale. Below is an article on the subject, and also included into this post today are some stories told of NDE
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Having near death experiences is what can be described as a prelude to the death experience, almost like a trailer to the movie, or the advertisement to a television show, note that it is NOT the experience. While a person life line may seem to have gone while their physical bodies lay in distress on earth, perhaps no heartbeat, no form of life, no life activity, the fact that they return meant that their life line (the silver cord) spiritually was never cut. Here Is a Key I Obara Meji will give to you; If a person is dying in the hospital, they may be in a coma or probably fighting for their life, and a knowledgeable person goes to where they are, they can be brought back (in some cases) if the person hold their hold their left big toe and shout, I mean shout their name (energy waves sent through sound), like what they should be doing now to Bobbi Kristina (please pray for her everyone), the more people shout the name, the faster the spirit will respond, with this however there is a secret name that is needed to be given to the head of the family to call upon, this name is given to you by a knowledgeable person such as a sage or diviner, a competent one. I pray that none of you or even myself will have to do this for anyone. There is secret to the left big toe. It identifies the patriarchal side to all, and there is deep mystery to what I have written here, but I cannot elaborate. When the school comes, then perhaps some of you will know.
The stories from most that tells of floating away and being met by guides and relatives, and the tunnel with the white light, is only a precursor to the real experience. Of the real experience, no one has yet to share, because they have not come back from it, but there are people who have been made privy to the experience itself while here on earth, people who have been given a peep into the extraordinary experience of death and the whole process. Let us leave it like that for now, but know that there is no fear to this mystery. It is inevitable, we should only pray for long life and that we accomplish all that we came here to learn and also pass along (teach). Here is another spiritual Key that I Obara MEji will give to you; If a mother have a sickly child, knot the child clothing together with yours at times this will bound the child to this realm for a while, there is a coded message here, can you figure it out? I will not tell, just trust what I write.. Check yourself spiritually every twenty one days, get a reading, this way your head will reveal what is to be known to you. Osun bless you all!!
Near Death Experiences by Dr, Tan Kheng Khoo
When I was ten years old, I had a NDE. This was before the 2nd world war. We had a hawker who was selling ice balls just outside our house. The hawker was a carrier of typhoid. He used his hands to make the ice balls. Ice was scraped into flakes and squeezed into a ball, and then sweet red syrup was poured all over the ice ball. We would then suck the sweet ice ball until it is all consumed. My two brothers and I contracted typhoid this way. As there was no antibiotics for this disease at that time, we had to depend on our own immunity to fight the disease. My older brother died of it. He predicted three things just before he died: (1) The Japanese would bomb Singapore very soon. (2) My teenager older sister would be married soon (this is most unusual as in my family, all of us normally would complete our tertiary education at the university). (3) That I had to be careful as my life was in danger. All these pre-mortem predictions came true.
As for me, the doctors gave up the fight and left me to die. I was delirious, semiconscious and intermittently totally unconscious for six weeks. During these periods of unconsciousness, I had many attacks of NDE. These episodes were all similar. I would float up from my bed and go through the ceiling and the second floor out of the house to the top of the trees. The top of the trees was higher than the roof of the house. My bed was on the ground floor. When I reach the top of the trees, the ‘being of light’ is represented by a white disc with a face on it. This being would ask me: ‘do you want to go back to earth or do you want to complete your life now and proceed to the white light?’ I had a choice, and I would repeat the same answer that I would like to finish my life on earth. All these communications were transacted by telepathy. There was no bliss, no joy nor tranquillity. There was only resignation and apprehension, as I knew that when I return to earth it would be filled with suffering. I was merely a presence or a spirit: I had no form. There was neither a tunnel nor a rushing sound. There was no meeting of dead relatives or friends. These out-of body episodes were repeated several times during my six weeks of near-death sickness. The contents were all the same.
NDE has been defined as an episode or illness in which the patient is rendered unconscious and is physically near death. The episodes during my illness that are described above fit into this definition. Although, Dr. Raymond Moody described this condition in 1975, NDE has been reported for many centuries throughout history.
It is Dr. Moody that brought this condition to the fore and with all the modern gadgets for resuscitating near-death patients this occurrence has escalated to phenomenal numbers. In 1982 a Gallup poll estimated that roughly eight million Americans suffered near-death experiences, and about one in twenty Americans would suffer NDE. Further, numerous studies are being conducted prospectively, and more certain knowledge and information will appear in future.
The typical case of NDE unfolds itself thus: a patient who is very sick or undergoing an operation or someone who has met with a severe accident or drowned, appear to have lost total consciousness. All the medical monitors at hand indicate that the patient is for all intents and purposes dead. A heroic rescue effort is being conducted and the patient suddenly recovers miraculously. Many minutes may have transpired. The patient wakes up angrily and abuses the rescuer. Alternatively, the patient may recover on his own without any attempt to bring him around.
The patient himself could be in severe pain or be very sick before he became unconscious. The second he falls unconscious, the pain completely disappears, or if he is just very sick and his mind is rather hazy, his consciousness suddenly becomes very clear.
Out-of Body (OBE) —Autoscopy.
His spirit leaves the physical body, and he floats up to the ceiling or just above the body. There he watches the goings on beneath him: most of the time he is being rescued or merely sees a body quite dead lying there below. If he tries to shout or call out that he is fine, nobody can hear him. He is being completely ignored. If he were to try and touch or move the rescuers his hand would go through the arm of the rescuers: he feels that the arm of the doctor or nurse (rescuers) is like electrified soft jelly. When he finds that his efforts are futile, he will stop trying. However, he hears acutely all the conversations that are being carried out in the room. Simultaneously, he also sees and perceives his surroundings in great detail. After a while, he floats through the walls of the room and goes and visits other rooms. In one of them he will see his relatives crying and wailing. And again his efforts to console them are useless. He merely continues to see and hear their conversations and their actions.
During this OBE, only less than 10% can see themselves: they look similar to their own bodies, and some of these mentioned that they look much younger. Nobody else can see them. Their minds are absolutely clear: they could reason and reflect. There is no murkiness or haziness about their thinking. They also know instinctively that they are not dreaming. This is reality being enacted before them. In this reality they have a definite sense that they are dying. They can see themselves dying before their own eyes.
During this period of OBE, the patient has absolutely no sense of time. It is timeless to them. He is in the fourth dimension, in which realm, there is no time and space: it could be a minute or many hours. Emotionally, these patients may be suffering a great deal of pain before the NDE, and the second the OBE occurs, there is peace, calm and tranquillity. It is so restful and joyous with clarity of mind. And even at this autoscopic stage, they do not want to go back to the body. However, a few of them feel rather sad. This is because they have been watching their relatives or love ones crying over their ‘dead’ bodies or being brutally resuscitated. It is their emotional reaction to the sadness of their love ones. It just shows that their minds and emotions are still intact.
During this OBE state they can travel anywhere just by thinking of the locality. If one is in London, one can move to New York just by thinking about the latter.
Their return to their bodies is usually sudden, and invariably the pain that they had before the NDE would return to them. That is why they are angry when brought back. At this point they also cannot tell others what happened. They find difficulty in choosing words to explain the NDE.
Summarising, the patient suddenly loses total consciousness, and the pain and suffering immediately cease. There is now only calm, peace and well being. There is now no more fear. The OBE is accompanied by an acute sense of hearing and sight, while the mind is crisply clear with its logic and reason. His spirit is light and he can float to anywhere he likes.
From the floating position some of these patients may proceed to experience events in another realm beyond the limits of this world. They will be pulled into a darkness or dark tunnel through which they are hurdled with a rushing or buzzing noise in their ears. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel. This light pulls them towards it, and this light is filled with love, warmth and it does not blind them. Few of them do not speed through the dark tunnel: they simply float or hang around in this darkness. Some climb up a staircase. An occasional one does express fear initially in this darkness, but it is quickly replaced by peace and tranquillity. Once they are out of the tunnel, a light instantly envelops them. This light is very bright, and it is described to be white or orange with a yellow tinge, and it gets brighter and brighter when one gets nearer and nearer to it. The light is beautiful and filled with love.
Invariably, a Being of Light is encountered during this period. He will be with the NDEer during the post-mortem life review. And he will be the being who will inform the NDEer to return back to earth. Relatives may also give these same instructions. This Being of Light is totally composed of love. He does not judge during the life review. This review occurs sometimes chronologically forward since childhood days, sometimes backwards and sometimes in a holographic clump. The patient merely notes the commissions and omissions in the very detailed life review. Sometimes, these omissions and commissions are being pointed out to them by the Being of Light. Some of them reckon that their whole life was reviewed, but the time to reel out one’s entire life took only a few seconds. Some remember only the major events, especially the negative ones. In an event in which one had hurt some one else, the perpetrator (the NDEer) will receive the pain
17 Near Death Experiences Accounts
An example of the out-of-body component of the near-death experience is the case of Jazmyne Cidavia-DeRepentigny of Hull Georgia. She died on the operating table during surgery in late 1979 (pages 10-11, paperback version, “BEYOND THE LIGHT”):
“I must say that this experience was quite unsettling to say the least. I was floating over my body. I could see and hear everything that was being said and done. I left the room for a short while and then returned to where my body lay. I knew why I died. It was because I couldn’t breathe. There was a tube down my throat and the medical staff did not have an oxygen mask on my nose. I had also been given too much anesthetic.
“In my out-of-body state, I’m using my mind to try and make my right arm and hand move – my arms are extended parallel to my physical body. I want my right hand to move, any thing to move. I was trying to pull the tube out of my mouth. I looked down at my face and tears were streaming. One of the nurses blotted the tears from my face but she didn’t notice my breathing had stopped, nor did she see me next to her. At this point, I’m trying really hard to make my physical arm move, but it’s like my whole body is made of lead.”
Cidavia-DeRepentigny’s determination in her out-of-body state to make an arm move finally paid off; and, with great clamor and commotion, the tube was pulled out, an oxygen mask attached, and her breathing restored. She had a similar near-death episode when she was hospitalized at thirteen, and again in 1991 when she faced death a third time. The more recent occurrence resulted from a nearly fatal bout with pneumonia, only this time she witnessed her own soul as a spirit residing outside of her body:
“I could see my spirit standing before me. My spirit was so beautifully perfect, dressed in a white gown that was loose, free-flowing, and below the knee. From my spirit there emanated a bright, soft-white halo. My spirit was standing six to eight feet from my body. It was so strange, for I could see my spirit and my spirit could see my pathetic body. I had not an ounce of color and I looked all withered and cold and lifeless. My spirit felt warm and so, so celestial. As my spirit slowly moved away, my spirit told my body goodbye, for my spirit saw the light and wanted to go into it. The light was like a circular opening that was warm and bright.”
Cidavia-DeRepentigny spoke of feeling torn between two worlds – wanting to remain on earth while at the same time feeling a strong pull to unite with her spirit self and pass into the light. After another round of hospitalization, she was left confused and disoriented, ready to change her life yet hesitant to begin. She lamented about the lack of people she could discuss her situation with, although her church bishop did express some degree of understanding. Her lament is commonly shared by most experiencers
The case of Robin Michelle Halberdier of Texas City, Texas, illustrates the overwhelming sense of love experiencers often encounter in the light. Her near-death episode took place in a hospital when she was between one and two months of age. Born prematurely, and with Hyaline Membrane disease, she was not expected to live (pages 12-13, paperback version, “BEYOND THE LIGHT”):
“My first visual memory was looking forward and seeing a brilliant bright light, almost like looking directly at the sun. The strange thing was that I could see my feet in front of me, as if I were floating upward in a vertical position. I do not remember passing through a tunnel or anything like that, just floating in the beautiful light. A tremendous amount of warmth and love came from the light.
“There was a standing figure in the light, shaped like a normal human being, but with no distinct facial features. It had a masculine presence. The light I have described seemed like it emanated from that figure. Light rays shone all around him. I felt very protected and safe and loved.
“The figure in the light told me through what I now know to be mental telepathy that I must go back, that it was not time for me to come here. I wanted to stay because I felt so full of joy and so peaceful. The voice repeated that it wasn’t my time; I had a purpose to fulfill and I could come back after I completed it.
“The first time I told my parents about my experience was right after I began to talk. At the time, I believed that what happened to me was something everyone experienced. I told my mom and dad about the big glass case I was in after I was born, and the figure in the light and what he said to me. They took my reference to the glass case to mean the incubator. My father was a medical student at the time, and he had read a book about near-death experiences. From comparing the information in the book with what I told them, they decided that’s what I was describing. My mom told me all of this years later when I brought the subject up again.
“I began attending church at the age of five, and I would look at the picture of Jesus in the Bible and tell my mom that’s who it was in the light. I still have many physical difficulties with my health because of being premature. But there is a strong need inside me that I should help others with what death is, and talk to terminally ill patients. I was in the other world and I know there is nothing to be afraid of after death.”
I found that both adults and children occasionally report being greeted on The Other Side by animals, especially if favored pets have previously died. But it is the children who describe an animal heaven, some even insisting that they must go through it before they can reach the heaven where people are. Adult cases can be equally compelling.
Several years before his death, Bryce Bond, a famous New York City media personality turned parapsychologist, shared with me the story of what happened to him when he once collapsed after a violent allergic reaction to pine nuts and was rushed to a hospital. He remembered suddenly passing through a long tunnel toward a brilliant light, and then (pages 13-14, paperback version, “BEYOND THE LIGHT”):
“I hear a bark, and racing toward me is a dog I once had, a black poodle named Pepe. When I see him, I feel an emotional floodgate open. Tears fill my eyes. He jumps into my arms, licking my face. As I hold him, he is real, more real than I had ever experienced him. I can smell him, feel him, hear his breathing, and sense his great joy at being with me again.
“I put my dog on the ground, and step forward to embrace my stepfather, when a very strong voice is heard in my consciousness. Not yet, it says. I scream out, Why? Then this inner voice says, What have you learned, and whom have you helped? I am dumb-founded. The voice seems to be from without as well as within. Everything stops for a moment. I have to think of what was asked of me. I cannot answer what I have learned, but I can answer whom I have helped.
“I feel the presence of my dog around me as I ponder those two questions. Then I hear barking, and other dogs appear, dogs I once had. As I stand there for what seems to be an eternity. I want to embrace and be absorbed and merge. I want to stay. The sensation of not wanting to come back is overwhelming.”
Bryce was also greeted by all of his relatives who had passed on before him. He experienced these loved ones as somewhat younger in form and face than when he had last seen them, healthier and happier. He remembered racing backward through the same tunnel he had entered when it was time to leave and reviving in time to witness a hypodermic needle being plunged into his arm. “I heard a voice say, ‘Welcome back.’ I never asked who said that nor did I care. I was told by the doctor that I had been dead for over ten minutes.”
Yet there are cases of “near-death-like” experiences that mimic those which occur during the trauma of death itself. One of those is the story of Julian A. Milkes. I met Milkes on a bumpy train ride to Long Island Sound, where I was slated to speak at a near-death study group meeting in Syosset, New York. He is a retired teacher, and was returning that day from buying concert tickets in Times Square. Here is what he told me (page 17, paperback version, “BEYOND THE LIGHT”):
“My mother and I were driving out to the lake one afternoon. My dad was to follow later when he finished work. We were having company for dinner, and, as we rode along, my mother spotted some wild flowers at the side of the road. She asked if I wouldn’t stop the car and pick them as they would look nice on the dinner table. I pulled over to the right side of the road (it was not a major highway), parked the car, and went down a small incline to get off the road to pick the flowers. While I was picking the flowers, a car came whizzing by and suddenly headed straight for me.
“As I looked up and saw what I presumed would be an inevitable death, I separated from my body and viewed what was happening from another perspective. My whole life flashed in front of me, from that moment backwards to segments of my life. The review was not like a judgment. It was passive, more like an interesting novelty.
“I can’t tell you how many times I think of that near-death experience. Even as I sit here and write my story for you, it seems as though it happened only yesterday.”
Milke suffered no injury. The speeding car veered off just as suddenly as it had appeared, and sped away. I have observed that the terror of an ultimate end, the kind of terror that sees no hope, no other alternative except death itself, is sometimes enough to shift people into a near-death mode. Illness, injury, or body trauma is not necessary.
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Lickle Brawta fi oonuh, Dolores Cannon, May she rest in peace, she passed away last year.
Ààrò tó bá tutù ladìyẹ ńyé sí. /
It’s only in a cold hearth that a hen can dare lay its eggs……Yoruba Proverb!
[We experience whatever we make room for]
All religion are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…. Obara Meji!
There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned!….Obara Meji
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.