Near-death experiences are a hint that life is far more than can be measured or studied from the narrow perspectives of our present experience of it
Near-death experiences are a hint that life is far more than can be measured or studied from the narrow perspectives of our present experience of it @GlowImages

According to a Gallup poll, over eight million North Americans say they have had a near-death experience, and this number is said to be underestimated. NDE’s, as they are called, are now increasingly debated, challenging the way we see life and death. In our haste to study them – to prove or disprove them – we should ensure we don’t miss the deeply individual and important spiritual lessons they teach about the nature of life and health.

NDEs are not new. They are recorded throughout written history and in many faith traditions. The first recorded mention is by the great Greek philosopher, Plato. The Tibetan Book of the Dead mentions them, as do the Bible and the Koran.

Many people who have experienced NDEs are shy about speaking of them, frightened about being ridiculed and disbelieved. They want to protect and process what they saw and experienced rather than have it dismantled piece by piece by skeptics or clinical studies.

Recently, though, the discussion has broken wide open with the publication of books such as “Proof of Heaven” by neurologist Dr. Eben Alexander. Alexander was …… you can read the rest of this article in the Vancouver Sun HERE

 

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My interest in the relationship between health and spirituality propelled me to begin writing about this topic a couple of years ago.

I am a regular contributor to several news outlets, including The Times Colonist newspaper both in print and online with the blog, Spiritually Speaking which is hosted by the Times Colonist. I also write on an interfaith blog, A Spiritual View, hosted by the Vancouver Courier.

My long-time Christian healing practice and more recent writing journey has resulted in many interesting connections with health professionals with different perspectives lead sometimes to more questions, as well as discoveries about the healing needs of – and answers for – our world.