STEVE TAYLOR, Ph.D.: “Transformation Through Dying — The Aftermath Of Near-Death Experiences”

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A near-death experience is when a person appears to be clinically “dead” for a short period — when the heart stops beating, the brain registers no sign of activity and other vital signs indicate death — and yet they report a continuation of consciousness. This may happen following a cardiac arrest, for example. For a few seconds or minutes, a person may show no biological signs of life, and yet when they are resuscitated, report that a series of unusual experiences.

Typically, near-death experiences begin with a feeling of separation from the body (or out-of-body experience), sometimes with a humming or whistling sound. Then there is usually a journey through a dark passage or tunnel towards a place of light. There is a feeling of serenity and intense well-being, a sense of calmness and wholeness, which is often so pleasant that some people are reluctant to return to their bodies, and even feel disappointed when they regain consciousness. Often people meet deceased relatives or beings of light. In a smaller proportion of cases, there is a “life review,” in which the significant events of a person’s life are replayed.

Throughout the experience, people feel that their senses have become heightened — everything they experience has a quality of intense realness. In contrast to hallucinations, NDEs feel much more real than our ordinary experience. There is often also a sense of being outside time. Even though a person may only be unconscious for a few seconds, they may undergo a complex succession of experiences that may appear to last for hours. There is also a sense of connectedness or unity. The sense of being a separate entity, enclosed within our own mental space, is replaced by a sense of being part of an interconnected network of being, of sharing identity with other people, or the world in general.

Near-death experiences are controversial because it is difficult to explain them in neurological terms. Many suggestions have been made — for example, that they are caused by cerebral anoxia, by undetected brain activity, or the release of “psychedelic chemicals” like DMT or ketamine in the brain when a person is close to death. From this point of view, NDEs are nothing more than brain-created hallucinations, no more real than dreams.

The After-Effects of NDEs

However, one of the most striking things about near-death experiences is their long-term effect. They frequently bring about a profound shift of values and perspective, which itself leads to major lifestyle changes. People often become less materialistic and more altruistic, less self-oriented and more compassionate. They often feel a new sense of purpose, and their relationships become more authentic and intimate. They report becoming more sensitive to beauty, and more appreciative of everyday things. One person who had an NDE after a heart attack told the researcher Margot Grey, “Since then, everything has been so different… The sky is so blue and the trees are much greener; everything is so much more beautiful. My senses are so much sharper.” People often report becoming more intuitive too, and even sometimes developing psychic abilities. Another woman told Margot Grey that she felt “a very heightened sense of love, the ability to communicate love, the ability to find joy and pleasure in the most insignificant things about me…I seemed to have a very heightened awareness, I would say almost telepathic abilities.”

One of the most significant effects of NDEs is a loss of the fear of death. Because NDEs have such a powerful quality of realness, most people are convinced that they really have briefly experienced death. As a result, they become certain that there is life after death. And since their NDE was such a blissful experience — so blissful that people are sometimes disappointed to return to their bodies — any anxiety they may have had about dying dissolves away. It’s probable that an unconscious fear of death is a major source of a lot of pathological human behavior — such as materialism and status-seeking — so when this fear disappears, it has a major effect. So the loss of fear of death probably contributes significantly to some of the other changes I’ve already mentioned, such as a shift away from materialism.

It’s remarkable that one single experience can have such a profound, long-lasting transformational effect. And this is illustrated by research showing that people who have near-death experiences following suicide attempts very rarely attempt suicide again. This is in stark contrast to the normal pattern — in fact, a previous suicide attempt is usually the strongest predictor of actual suicide.

And in my view, the fact that they have such profound after-effects makes it seem very unlikely that NDEs are a brain-generated hallucination. Hallucinations certainly do not have these kinds of transformational after-effects. They are usually quickly forgotten, with a clear sense that they were delusional experiences, less authentic and reliable than ordinary consciousness. But with near-death experiences, there is a clear sense that what we experience is more real and authentic than normal consciousness, and our vision of reality — and our values and attitude to life — are completely transformed.

So if NDEs can’t be explained in neurological terms, how can they be explained? Perhaps to a large extent, they can’t be explained. But as I point out in my new book Spiritual Science, they certainly point towards a different vision of the world in which consciousness isn’t directly produced by the brain, but is in some sense fundamental and universal.

 

~via WakeUp-World.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “The Special Numerology Of January 11 Brings Spiritual Transformation Within Us”

Numerological patterns can come up in all our lives once in a while. In numerology, these patterns are special — they signify higher vibration levels that build a potent connection between our soul and the universe.

In numerology, 2019 is sacred — it is the number 3 year. It represents our ability to express ourselves and manifest our true selves into the world outside. And in this special year, the first potent day falls on the 11th of January. It’s a time for healing yourself and for knowing yourself better.

The Magic Of The Pattern

If we look at the pattern properly, January 11th forms the 111 pattern. It’s a magical number — it represents the movement of angels between the earth and their own realm. If you believe in miracles, it is at this time that divine miracles can take place. Since the angels communicate with us in their own way, this time is related to new beginnings and fulfillment of wishes.

Listen To Your Body

When this powerful code of angels combines with the creative number 3 of the year, we get to a whole new level of self-discovery. The energy of 1113 builds the connection between body, soul, and mind and we question ourselves on who we are. It’s a necessary and rare connection, so accept it with a peace of mind.

Do not rush through the day. Feel your intuition and your emotions. Feel what your body needs. Our body knows what it needs and it is by stopping and listening to it that we can access this hidden trove of knowledge.

Sometimes, when we are concentrating on our body, we might feel the desire to eat, or feel hidden aches, or even experience the unknown stress we carry with us. Notice and understand it better — you can only work on it if you acknowledge the problems.

Make Your Body Your Guide

January 11th arrives with enough energy to connect yourself with your body. Tap into it. Keep your eyes closed and inhale into your stomach. Let the air travel down to the bottom of your belly. You can feel the blood coursing through your limbs. You will feel connected to yourself.

As you breathe in, imagine that a golden light is being cast upon you and it is going down to your heart and recharging you from within. Let this golden light envelope you. Compose your own mantra and repeat ‘I love you’ to every part of your body.

Pay attention and see how your body responds. Our body knows more than our conscious mind does — it collects the useful information of the universe as we course through our lives. Listen to it and follow its guidance.

Wish Fulfillment

On this special day of January, since the vibrations are high, you can compose your own wish. The vibrations peak at 11:11 AM/PM and 3:33 AM/PM. Use these times to convey three wishes into the Cosmos — or any transformation you wish to take place within you. Tune into your body and mind and share their wisdom. Learn what change you need. Follow their guidance.

A Special Time For Planets Too

This day also has a special planetary alignment in store for us. There is the yearly meeting of Pluto and Sun scheduled on this day. Pluto is full of potent vibration and it pushes us to reach higher levels of our consciousness.

But now, when it aligns with the energy of the Sun, the illumination will help us reach the higher realms easily along the lighted path. It’s almost magical how this special event happens at this moment, coinciding with the numerological code. This day brings everything needed for personal transformation.

Don’t hustle though this special day. Listen to your body and soul and find the wholeness present within you. It is a time to support yourself and realise the potential that you carry within.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com