COMMENTARY: HOW NDES HAVE INFLUENCED MASS CONSCIOUSNESS
People have always had after-death contacts and experiences of expanded awareness. But, until recently, in many Western countries it was only in Spiritualist or esoteric circles that people spoke openly about them. So what has changed that?
Near-death Experiences are not necessarily the best or the only evidence for the afterlife, but they have been a game-changer in terms of getting the message of the afterlife into the mainstream. Advances in medical technology and resuscitation techniques meant more people were being brought back from death and sharing stories of what had happened to them. In the 1970's the publication of books and research by respected professionals like Raymond Moody, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and PMH Atwater, together media attention given to celebrity near-death experiencers like Betty Eadie (1992) and Dannion Brinkley (1994) brought the phenomenon to the mainstream. The formation of IANDS (1981) and the involvement of academically respectable cardiologists and other medical professionals has led to a significant amount of academic research.
While we still have a long way to go, we could say that NDEs have entered mainstream consciousness being regularly featured popular magazines, TV programs, and movies as well being the subject of cartoons.
DR. JEFF O'DRISCOLL - AFTERLIFE EXPERIENCES IN THE E.R. Another positive sign of a willingness of our society to discuss life after death is that some medical doctors are speaking and writing about their experiences. In the interview below, Dr. Jeff O'Driscoll, retired emergency physician, shares some of his experiences of afterlife contact in his hospital emergency room. Dr. Jeff is the author of a wonderful book called 'Not Yet' which details his experience in more detail. His website is www.jeffodriscoll.com
THE HIGHER SPIRITS ARE TRYING TO UNDO GENERATIONS OF IGNORANCE, LIES, AND DECEPTION According to Silver Birch, there is a definite plan by high level spirits to make humans more aware of the reality of the afterlife.
"People who die are--in the early stages--just the same as those who live. They have shed a physical body that is all. They have not changed their individuality; their character is not altered. Their habits and traits and idiosyncrasies and characteristics remain just as they were; the selfish still selfish, the greedy still greedy, the ignorant still ignorant, the deluded still deluded, until the process of spiritual awakening takes place.
This happened so many times that in our world there came the determination to fill the earth with some knowledge of reality...We have had to undo generations and generations of misrepresentations, ignorance, prejudice, lies, deception, aspersions, all the forces that have held millions of people in the darkness of subjection." Silver Birch, The Seed of Truth p.126.
AFTERLIFE ANSWERS PART 1 We can also be very grateful that we now have wonderful books and videos by people who have spent years exploring the afterlife in what we call out-of-body experiences. Jurgen Ziewe created two excellent books and a wonderful series of videos answering questions about the things he learned during his more than forty years of explorations. The video below answers the question "What happens to the average person when they die?"
Dream communication is the most frequently reported method of after-death communication. Researchers in cross-cultural studies found that about half of all reported spontaneous psychic experiences occurred in dreams.
Unlike normal dreams, contact dreams don’t fade with time. They are incredibly vivid and you will be able to remember details even years later. The person who has died usually looks much younger and in perfect health. They are smiling and telling you that they are fine and happy. They tell you that they did not suffer during their passing and that they are with family members. You may wake up with a feeling that they have hugged and kissed you. Some contain evidence that suggests the experience was more than just a dream.
HOW TO INITIATE A DREAM VISIT Medium Susanne Wilson's excellent book Soul Smart is full of practical advice like the video below on how to contact loved ones in spirit.
YOU CAN MAKE CONTACT WITH A CROSSED OVER LOVED ONE
Directly from the afterlife: "... Now this function of thought transference is not confined exclusively to inhabitants of the spirit world, nor are we the only people who are able to practise it.
Every human being can do so.
It is possible - and perfectly natural - for people still living in the earth world to direct their thoughts to some friend in the spirit world, and they are always doing so. If those thoughts are directed with the full intention, that they should be received by the person concerned, then received they will be, beyond any doubt whatever." Hugh Benson, through writing medium Anthony Borgia FACTS '95 ed.p.55.
MUCH LOVED MEDIUM DORIS STOKES
In the 1980s Doris was one of the best known British mediums who built a huge personal following through appearing on television talk shows where she gave readings, and public performances in both Britain and Australia. Her many best-selling books resonated with ordinary people and de-mystified mediumship. She became the first-ever medium to perform at the London Palladium, where the tickets were sold out in around two hours; she also sold out the Sydney Opera House.
Q AND A FOR DEVELOPING MEDIUMS One the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Pacific time we have been hosting free sessions for developing mediums where experienced guest teachers of mediums answer questions and lead discussion. Many mediums tell us that they find the videos of these sessions very helpful.
Our most recent guest teacher was Karen Frances McCarthy M.A. C.S.N.U a writer and public speaker who was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is now based in New York. Recently she completed a best-selling book "Till Death Don't Us Part" about her spiritual journey which has recently also been released as an audio-book. She has a private mediumship and healing practice in New York and Dublin.
NEXT WEEK'S AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS - FREE - ALL WELCOME
Friday June 18th/ Saturday June 19th Australia
“Safe Space Sharing Group”
with Catherine Chapey 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. 8 p.m. EST
Share about your different types of experiences related to consciousness expansion such as Spiritually Transformative Experiences, NDEs, OBEs, Metaphysical Experiences, Mystical Meditations, Dreams, Unusual and Unexplained, UFOs, ETs, Spirits, Angels, Guides, Christ Consciousness.
8 p.m. New York time
5. p.m. Pacific time
10 a.m. Saturday Sydney time
Contact: email@example.com https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89931348720?
Sunday 20th June / Monday 2st June Australia
Global Gathering Every Sunday.
Guest Speaker: Paul Hamden - Experiences with extraterrestrial beings known as Zetas. Paul is a medium who claims that his training by the Zetas began over 60 years ago. The Zetas working through him do so in a manner that appears similar to a physical medium working in a deep trance state with Spirit. Paul will talk briefly about the recent disclosure events from the Zeta perspective and is happy to discuss any subject centred around peoples experiences of E.T. See Paul's website. For those in Sydney, Paul will be conducting a series of workshops at the Wallacia Development Centre in early July.
Los Angeles 2 p.m. Sunday
Phoenix 2 p.m. Sunday
Chicago 4 p.m. Sunday
New York 5 p.m. Sunday
London 10 p.m. Sunday
Rome 11 p.m. Sunday
Sydney 7 a.m. Monday Check the time for your city
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
It will be a combination of a presentation of some aspect of Spiritualism and spirituality followed by open discussion. If you have questions about Spiritualism or spirituality or religion, bring them here.
California 4 p.m.
Mountain (Phoenix) 4 p.m.
Central (Illinois, Texas) 6 p.m.
Eastern (New York) 7 p.m.
Sydney Australia - Monday 9 a.m.
Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616
Monday 21st June 2021/ Tuesday 22nd Australia
GOSH: Gatherings over Strange Happenings When: Every two weeks on Mondays (UK EUROPE and USA) and Tuesday 7 a.m. (Sydney).
A small group that meets to share and explore the meaning of strange experiences like missing time, seeing scenes from another time, interacting with a person who suddenly wasn't there, bi-location etc. If it's something you cannot share easily with others, bring it to this group to get validation and speculate on its cause.
Los Angeles 2 p.m. Monday
Phoenix 2 p.m. Monday
Chicago 4 p.m. Monday
New York 5 p.m. Monday
London 10 p.m. Monday
Rome 11 p.m. Monday
Melbourne 7 a.m. Tuesday
Contact: Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Tuesday 22nd June 2021/ Wednesday 23rd Australia
"Army 4 Love" FREE Gathering: Every Tuesday at 3:00 PST. Arizona Time. People share what is happening in our world, how we are dealing with issues, holding each other’s hands, bringing in laughter and love. To bring in laughter each week one person shares a joke. This person then receives a few messages from a loved one they choose to connect with on the Other Side. Debra Martin always ends the gathering with a mini healing meditation.
Los Angeles 3 p.m. PDT
Phoenix, 3 p.m. MST
Chicago 5 p.m. CDT
New York 6 p.m. EDT
London 11 p.m. BST
Rome 12 midnight CEST
Melbourne/Sydney 8 a.m. AEST, Wednesday https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87968366796
Spirit Art with Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
We are meeting to create spirit art with messages.
No art experience required.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at
California 6 p.m. PDT
New York 9 p.m. EDT Sydney/Melbourne 11 a.m. Wednesday AEST, https://zoom.us/j/8738817733 Contact: email@example.com
Wednesday 23rd June 2021/ Thursday 24th Australia
Physical mediumship development group
with Rob Blackburn and Craig Hogan
Illinois 8 p.m. Central DT.
New York 9 p.m. Eastern DT California 6 p.m. Pacific DT Sydney/Melbourne 11 a.m. Thursday AEST
The group is admitting new members.
Participants sit in a darkened space in their own homes; the group has been going for some time and members are experiencing phenomena.
Contact Rob Blackburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Craig Hogan (email@example.com) before joining the group. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190
Friday 25th June 2021/ Saturday 26th Australia
Exercises to expand consciousness 2nd and 4th Friday of the month with Catherine Chapey.
8 p.m. EST
Meditations, spiritual practices, and modalities to expand our consciousness and connect with our higher self and inner awareness.
8 p.m. New York time Eastern DT
5. p.m. Pacific DT
10 a.m. Saturday Sydney/Melbourne AEST
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89931348720?
UNDERSTANDING THE AURA (II): THE AURA AND THE AKASHIC RECORDS
Dr. John Finnemore, lead volunteer with The Universal Spiritual Brother & Sisterhood (USB) on earth, tells us that its parent organization in the highest spirit realms teaches that the aura attracts, repels, or melds with other auras, due to its extreme sensitivity.
Moreover, those advanced teachers explain how the aura contains the full and complete record of an individual, since it records the sum total of what we have been and what we are, in fact, everything about us.
You can learn more about this fascinating topic here and from Part 1 (in pdfs).
VOICES ACROSS THE VEIL
'Voices Across The Veil' is a project created by Michelle Szabo and Dr. Dennis Grega (creators of Afterlife Data) to allow more people to experience after-death communications with experienced, reliable mediums at a reasonable cost. They set up and monitor online sessions via Skype. Members of a group of no more than 10 people are each given a reading by a skilled medium. People are asked a short series of questions before and after each session. The cost of the session is around US $40. Read more.
INSPIRING BLIND CHEF SAYS 'DREAM BIG'
Blind chef, Christine Ha, shocked the nation when she tried out for the reality show cooking competition, Masterchef.
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HIGHLY INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC:
Don MacLaine's Winter Wood has been overshadowed by many of his other great classic songs like American Pie but this is a gem, encouraging us to accept the difficult times but "sing hopeful songs on dismal days".
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