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“When you start preparing for death you soon realize that you must look into your life … now … and come to face the truth of yourself. Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.” - Sogyal Rinpoche

I love this quote. Those readers and friends who know me personally know that I am utterly and completely obsessed with death. Near-death experiences in particular. All things supernatural, mystical, metaphysical and unexplainable are right up my alley. Everything from apparitions of the Blessed Mother to alien abduction stories I'm there.

I think I have read every book there is to read on the subject of near death experiences from those who study it to those who have experienced it. A fantastic site you might want to check out: (If you really want to check out something spectacular, Google Reinee Pasarow's near death experience. It's a video you can watch as this woman tells of her near death experience ... FASCINATING). In all of my reading I have come to realize that almost every religious belief has a belief in some sort of afterlife. This is not surprising. What is surprising is that they are all very similar. Scripture refers to God as light. The near death experience … is all about the light. It beckons and pulls us toward it, to merge with it in an explosion of love that is, as NDE’s describe it, indescribable. The experiencer does not want to return to his body or this earth and many who have experienced this event have attempted suicide upon their return to their physical bodies just to try to go “back there.”

Christians believe that when we leave the earth and meet our maker and we will be made to account for our lives and be “judged”. NDE’s report that there is no “judge” … we will judge ourselves. When I reflect on this scripture:
Matthew 7:16
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. This scares the hell outta me, but I believe it to be true. This realization helps me to evaluate and examine myself all the time. And if I could experience anything in life it would be a near-death experience. Those who have had an NDE have no fear of death and are changed completely when they return to their bodies. They live lives that are dedicated to helping others, loving themselves, and having empathy for all living things. I love that. It would seem that you really could have heaven on earth if everyone either (a) had this experience, or (b) tried to live as if they had. Regardless of your religious affiliation, personal philosophy, or even if you're an atheist, kindness and empathy could change the world. Of all the billions of dollars that are spent on making wars, sustaining wars, encouraging wars, or promoting wars, if those billions of dollars and negative energy were spent on loving actions that helped the suffering, the hungry and educating the young ... well, it's almost limitless what humankind could accomplish. And yes, I realize that I probably sound like a head case who cannot see the world as it is ... but that's the point.  Of the many people who came here to change the world, (e.g., Jesus, Martin Luther King, Ghandi ... were all murdered) ... to assassinate Goodness says something about humanity doesn't it.  Everyone thought Jimmy Carter was a joke and an idiot as president.  Maybe he was.  But Jimmy Carter saw politics as a way  " to serve" ... to be a peacemaker in the world. Today, he is a peacemaker. He has built  homes for the homeless and is looked to as a great humanitarian.  Now, he is dying.  But what he has done here on earth will bring him honor and everlasting peace in God's kingdom.  Love and kindness, empathy and caring are not valued here in "this vale of tears" where competition, money, position, and ruthlessness in business and government are viewed with envy and esteem. Could you see Donald Trump facing his maker?


Donald: "I made Barak Obama show the world his birth certificate and ..."

I haven't done anything for mankind on a grand scale either. But I think you get the point.
If everyone tried to live consciously, treating others with love and respect in the sphere of our own little worlds, well .... love could conquer hate.  

I believe that transformation is taking place on the earth ... a shift in consciousness is occurring. Something is happening.  Messages given to children over the ages by the Blessed Virgin, ancient hieroglyphs that depict space craft and strange beings visiting and teaching human beings? Drones?  Fish dying in masses?  Fires burning up entire states?  There seems to be more death and destruction and mysterious acts of nature occurring.  Bees disappearing?  The earth is trying to tell us something.  We're fucking everything up.  Today we have life saving methods that can pull people back from death, literally, and we are also destroying our planet little by little.  

All ancient mysteries and spiritual phenomena have meaning.  Quantum physicis and parallel universes.  The possibility of time travel?  I think it all has merit and value. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. I am a true Aquarian and it's my time. 

Science and physics ARE GOD. GOD created everything therefore, I totally believe that anything is possible ... but more than anything LOVE CONQUERS ALL.   


  1. Debbie my dear, dear soul.

    First of all, your kind words confirm to me that the goal to treat people with love AND encouraging words does work. The fact that you said you "...want to live in my blog" tells me that we ALL DREAM of a better place, we have been given PARADISE in our hearts, and that is NO accident. Love is the force that will never end, and you are right. Jimmy Carter served. Jesus served. Society looks at people, especially those in power, who serve, as idiots. But that is the way OF THE WORLD. We are in the world, and it can be a glorious place, IF WE MAKE IT THAT WAY. And we can. It looks as if evil wins, but it won't. I believe too much in the power of truth because no matter what, truth NEVER CHANGES. We will see the light one day, and I just want to be on the right side when it comes.THANK YOU and I hope you are well!!!! YOUR WRITING IS FABULOUS! I am so glad that you keep on writing. It is a therapy for me, is it for you?

    I go back to school on Monday. AHHHH! I LOVE THE KIDS. I LOVE TEACHING BUT....the politics of the system keep squeezing blood from turnips!!! AHhh!

    LOVE YA! Anita

  2. Dear Debbie

    I really enjoyed this post. It is more open ended than many religious folks will like, as they have specific creedal commitments about the nature of God, salvation and the afterlife. And many NDE's are simply too vague and/or leave out what is considered essential for salvation and a right relationship with God.

    Having said all that, the fact is that there are many religions, spiritual quests and experiences, and these are (in the nature of things) subjective. I.e., no one can say with absolute certainly, much less empirically, THIS is what will be in the afterlife.

    But I am a firm believer that if anyone's religion, spiritual "encounter", NDE, whatever, does not make them wise, kind, fill them with empathy for others, make them a person of love who wants to make the world a better place for all, then as far as I'm concerned that religion spiritual encounter or NDE is largely worthless.

    What I like best about your post is that it doesn't matter who you are (Christian, atheist, or are waiting for space friends), everyone can ask if their "beliefs" makes them and the world better, and if not, why the hell not?

    Thanks for this thought provoking post.


  3. Hi Debbie,

    Thought you might like my latest post on Heavenly Minded.

    All the best

  4. Debbie, you had me grinning at the first comment. Great blog!

  5. Well said, nice work.


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