I used to hear this phrase and wonder what it really, really, really meant lol. Once I understood what it meant to me, my experience of this life opened up so much more. The freedom and expansive feeling of it grew and continues to grow…just WOW!
This earthly experience is, on it’s surface, a concrete one. It is one we use our 5 senses to have. We employ our physical bodies to navigate ourselves through each day, responding to stimuli and making decisions about things based on those responses. For some, that’s where life stops. For others, there is a deeper experience of life where relationships are forged and emotions play a larger role. Even deeper are the spiritual seekers, those who wish for a greater depth of meaning in their daily existence and exploration of this is a priority in their life.
Regardless of our depth of experience, the journey is the same. We have all the “time” in the world to have it as it is a timeless and for lack of a better word, endless one. The world of Physics states we live in an expanding universe. The universe is pure consciousness and as we are part and parcel of it, the expansion of our own consciousness is integral to that of the universe, it’s energy is Love. As we grow in more and more love, as we allow ourselves to literally be the experience of Love, we expand beyond the known boundaries of space and time as experienced in these skin suits we put on to live out the life we choose. These skin suits communicate with one another through energy. When we’re feeling love, others feel it too and respond in kind.
In that sense, it’s our job to find ways to grow in more love so we may help others grow in more love and contribute to this magnificent universal expansion that benefits us all. It’s about the journey. Truly.
Much Love to you!
I don’t know about you but when I first heard about meditation I could only identify with it as a concept. I wasn’t at the point in my life where I cared enough about my well-being and improving it other than through the relatively brief satisfaction we get when we acquire material things. I certainly wasn’t happy in my life really because I wasn’t happy within myself.
It was only when I’d hit an emotional bottom that meditation was something I felt the very real impulse to try. When it came down to it, I just wanted to feel better. I’d spent years and years feeling discontented and lacked joy in my life. I’d been looking outside myself for happiness and now it was time to go within.
But where was it? Where was that “place” of peace inside me? I had to find it.
At the same time as I was discovering meditation, I was also very slowly integrating my near death experience into my life. The Love I’d experienced was who and what I was, it was who and what we all are and before I returned to my body I’d been asked to share it with others. During the same years I’d spent being unhappy in my life I’d been ignoring the message of my NDE. I ignored it because it required for me to love me. I had to learn how to love me first before I could share it with others.
I had always known this, that self love was key but didn’t really know how to cultivate it. I’d tried using what I knew, like trying to be a good person, being good to my body, etc. What it took though was rigorous self love. Putting me first. Getting in touch with “me”, that magnificent, eternal, sublimely beautiful being I was in the afterlife. I was love and I knew how it felt. I had to get back to that here, in the body, so that I may truly share it with others as I’d promised.
Meditation was the doorway for me to enter into the space where my question “how do I do this” was answered. It was and is where I find my self again and again. It was there that the Twelve Principles For Daily Living were found. These Principles are my near death experience. When practiced, they encompass my experience and help bridge the “gap” between this world and the realm of divine love I’d felt in the afterlife.
Now, the second important aspect to my NDE was that I was co-creating it with the loving universe. I and “it” were creating it for me. It wasn’t a conscious thing on my part, I participated through using my free will to choose and following the impulses of the energy I was in my experience. If I had a desire to go or do I went and did. The description is a bit involved and I won’t get into it here but it was all a gorgeous lesson and confirmation of why I’m here and perfect for me to experience at that point in time to help me move along my earthly path.
In meditation, I re-discovered that path. I began to lay the ground work and transform my life. I created the Twelve Principles to help me, to serve as a guide and points of focus for my energy every day. I learned about the Law Of Attraction and began to practice it, never realizing how it was such an integral part of my NDE until many years later. Using these two daily practices, my life has just kept getting better. The lives of those around me are affected in a positive way. My daughter has spent the latter part of her life observing and learning from her mother ways of navigating this world in a way that helps to create peace in the living of it.
It’s been an incredible journey so far. Thank you so very much for sharing it with me.
Much Love! xoxo
Most of us have heard about or know about the Law Of Attraction. It was something that came into my awareness many years after my NDE and was truly key in my moving forward in my life. It, along with finding meditation and then creating the Twelve Principles For Daily Living, which I practiced without abandon. My life depended on it. My daughter’s life depended on it. My family life depended on it. I literally felt like if I didn’t make some deep, drastic, life-long changes in me all would be lost.
That may sound dramatic but it’s true. I had always been an energetically sensitive person and longed for deeply meaningful relationships and experiences in life. When I didn’t get the kind of love I needed from my parents, I decided to put up a barrier of ego and used it to get along, all the while at the same time still yearning for more love in my life.
When I came around to integrating the experience I had in the afterlife into my earthly life, I was able to make the deeply profound connections I hadn’t seen before. My NDE was the Law Of Attraction in action. I was practicing the LOA with Source during my NDE before I knew it existed. It still astounds me to this day. The Law Of Attraction is indeed law. It is law, like our experience of gravity. It is everywhere all the time. It is the stuff of us and the Universe. It’s magical and magnificent and intuitive and natural. It is awe-some!
The Twelve Principles For Daily Living are parallel to LOA. They go hand in hand, like during my NDE. The Twelve Principles help to re-create the feeling of it and LOA guides one in practicing them.
I am still in the process of creating a site where people can go to view what they are and perhaps, if inspired to do so, incorporate them into their lives. I’ve just republished my little book about them on Amazon called I Died And Learned How To Live. It’s one avenue in which to share the message and hopefully help others. That’s why we’re here.
More to follow!
Much LOVE to you!
I learned so many things from my near death experience but the one single thing overarching all the others was experiencing the infinite power of our intentions.
The “events” within my experience were created and co-created with the universal energy I returned to, which was and is love. It taught me how our state of being, our vibe, our disposition, our energy creates our reality. Our thoughts become things. They shape our life and ultimately our world.
Negative thoughts create negative things. Negative thinking perpetuated second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, well you get the idea-creates a negative life. Other negative people show up, less than desirable outcomes happen, things seem to always go “wrong”. When these things happen in our lives we aren’t victims of circumstance, it’s simply that we lack the awareness of our innate ability to create our lives.
Intention is thought with a purpose. I intend to have a good day, so I direct my thoughts toward the positive. If I find myself in the middle of a negative thought, I turn it around, trying always to be aware of when I’m thinking them. To be aware I pay attention to how I feel as I’m thinking the thought. If it makes me feel good, I go with it. It’s “right” for me. If it makes me feel crappy, I change the thought about what I’m thinking about, or change the thing I’m thinking about. I alter my inner or outer world to create the best possible state of being for me.
I am infinitely powerful. So are you.
Wishing you so much love!
In September 2016 my daughter and I flew to Albuquerque New Mexico to meet Morgan Freeman. Yes, God himself (Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty references lol). That came about only after I had walked through a lot of fear about sharing my NDE. When I finally did so at an IANDS (International Association of Near Death Studies) conference in 2014, my first ever, I brought a little book I wrote called I Died And Learned How To Live. I put it in the bookstore there and someone bought it. She wasn’t planning on buying anything but saw my book and was drawn to it.
This person brought my story home and shared it at her local IANDS chapter meeting… two years later...and another person was drawn to it. This person had been contacted by Morgan Freeman’s production company months before to help them find people who’d had an NDE to be on their show. They’d settled on someone but weren’t entirely comfortable with them, so this person went home after the IANDS meeting and emailed the contact person for the show, telling them to get in touch with me.
I received an email from them on a Thursday night (they found me through this blog) and was skyping with them the following Monday. Then, my daughter and I were invited to New Mexico to be interviewed by Mr. Freeman.
I was not nervous, nor overly excited. I was grateful to be able to share the message of love. That love has been taught to me by all those who have entered and stayed or entered and left my life. I have felt the deepest love of the universe encompass all that I am, a love without bounds or end. That love has been shown to me in my life. I’ve also experienced its opposite, which helps me to recognize it even more, to desire to have it even more, to be it even more.
We are love. Every thing being and non-being is love energy. At the same time, we are the opposite of love. At any given moment we have the free will to choose love over its opposite–fear, over ego. That’s the beauty of this life, we have the choice. We can choose to experience joy or we can choose to suffer, either way we choose.
For me, right now in this moment, I choose love and I absolutely love you all xox
This is a topic that came up in conversation today around my NDE and coming back…how did I continue living in this 3D world knowing what I knew?
It wasn’t easy. I spent so much time going around and around in my head about what I knew happened and what my ego wanted to tell me didn’t. The ego-aspect of myself was fearful of the fact that if I consciously acknowledged my experience in the afterlife, I’d have to change…drastically. It wasn’t an option, it was a necessity. My “old” life wasn’t what my higher self, my ego-less self, desired and required to exist in. So imagine: a newly graduated Physician Assistant, a brand new mother, a cardiac arrest patient trying to recover, and the wife of a touring musician completely changing their life because of a near death experience…
It didn’t happen. Not for a while, anyway. So, I had to adapt and assimilate and figure out how to live in this world knowing what I knew. I actually remember making the decision to forget about my NDE and focus myself on my life. I had to live rather than simply exist but my soul’s purpose was higher than just existing yet, I couldn’t reconcile the two no matter how hard I tried. And boy, did I try.
Many unhappy years later I found myself miserable and basically alone. I had my beautiful daughter, whom I absolutely lived for. I wasn’t living for myself, or my husband. My NDE was a constant through many ups and downs and changes in my life, always there, nagging at me to pay attention to it. Finally, one day when I’d had enough, I decided to revisit it and wrote my experience down. The whole thing, from start to finish and actually felt it through. I found myself in tears wanting desperately to be able to carry the incredible infinite love of the universe with me, to feel it permeate every bit of my soul, to merge collectively with it once again. I remember being angry at myself for digging it up again, feeling the frustration and pain of not knowing how to use it in my life when something hit me. I became acutely aware of what I needed to do. It was very simple, the message of my NDE. Love. Love is all. All is love. I am love and loved beyond measure.
Love was the answer and it was where my work began. Learning how to live in this world as that love was one of the reasons I came back. The other was to meet the person who would help me on my path back to myself. Overarching it all was being a mother and guide to my daughter. I’m doing all those things and will continue to do all these things until my last breath is taken once again.
It’s truly a journey.
Love to you on yours. Lots and lots of it. xox