Near death experiences and revelations
THEOPHILE THE YOUNG continues his mentorship on the topic of death with his teacher, THEOPHILE THE ELDER. In this conversation, they together explore the idea of Near Death Experiences and the revelations that come with them.
Theophile the Elder: What have you learned from your readings about Near Death Experiences (NDEs)?
Theo the Young: I discovered many different aspects. Medically speaking, NDEs definitely aren’t hallucinations, as the flat line on the ECG shows there is no more activity of the heart. But what I find interesting is that people can leave their bodies and be in two worlds at once, thus being able to give a faithful description of the surgery they underwent and the dialogue between the physicians and nurses during the operation. One of the patients even said to his surgeon that during his NDE he was able to read the inscription on the metal plate underneath the operating table. The surgeon has no idea that there was a plate, but he checked and confirmed it was indeed there. This comforted the patient who could then conclude that the beautiful light he saw was also real and not simply a figment of his imagination.
Couldn’t we have astral projections, out of body experiences, just for fun?
E: I used to do just that when I was young, but my spiritual guide advised me to stop.
E: He said it could damage my nervous system. The astral body might be damaged, particularly if re-entering the body proves to be difficult. Later I understood that travelling to the Infinite should start inwardly, via the dimensions of the heart. The heart protects and integrates all the plans of the being.
Like any major event in our
lives, an NDE is our soul’s choice.
The soul determines its
own destiny before incarnating.
Chariji told me once that, before
coming to Earth, every soul
had chosen the moment and
circumstances of its death. So,
why should we worry about it?
Y: All the persons who have lived through an NDE enjoyed it. It gave a new meaning to their lives. They came back with a feeling of love and peace. Can you explain why they all shared that feeling?
E: It means that they have been in touch with the Point of the light of the soul, the Christ point of the love dimension (Point 2 in the Heart Region). At this point we feel so much love for others. We no longer fear death. We have an intense love and respect for life; any form of life becomes sacred. We develop empathy and compassion for all, which matches what we are aiming for in our spiritual approach.
Like any major event in our lives, an NDE is our soul’s choice. The soul determines its own destiny before incarnating. Chariji told me once that, before coming to Earth, every soul had chosen the moment and circumstances of its death. So, why should we worry about it? Better to live our lives harmony with our souls.
Y: Is that what free will means? And is it prenatal, then?
E: It remains postnatal too, as we have decisive choices to make throughout our existence.
Y: What choices?
E: Either we follow our soul and its destiny, or we loiter on the way. As I already told you, neither Love nor God can put us under any constraint. We are free to choose, but we do bear responsibility for the consequences.
Either we follow our soul
and its destiny, or we loiter
on the way. As I already told
you, neither Love nor God can
put us under any constraint.
We are free to choose,
but we do bear responsibility
for the consequences.
Now, let us come back to our description: the experience and the revelations gained during an NDE usually make the persons feel peaceful, aspire to deeper knowledge and spirituality, and live their lives with intense joy. The precious teachings they have received have completely transformed their understanding of what being on Earth means. Now they have access to greater sensitivity and can at times aspire to the Divine through prayer, contemplation and meditation.
They have had a direct vision of the Divine. They can no longer be satisfied with this or that creed. They want to relive, to extend the spiritual experience they had of the ineffable light, of the music of the spheres, and of such extraordinary colors. It even happened that some of these people met spiritual entities and were taught by them. They sometimes came back with intuitive capacities and mediumistic gifts.
Y: How is that possible? Sometimes it happens during the few seconds that a heart attack or a stroke may last, doesn’t it?
E: Time for them to pass through into another time dimension.
Y: And these few instants let them see their entire lives unfold, all details included, as if it were a film.
E: Exactly! Then, time and space don’t exist anymore. The story of Arjuna and Lord Krishna before the Mahabharata War is a good example: a short moment before the battle was enough for Krishna to transmit the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. A single and unique moment …