Near Death Experiences

Written By:  Wendell Krossa

Some NDE experiences from PMH Atwater’s The Big Book of Near Death Experiences.

One from Tannis Prouten of Vancouver BC, “I felt the most wonderful, gentle, loving, warm wave start at my toes and move up my whole body. I felt love…I left my body through my head…I saw small, round, glowing spheres of light….I was a point of pure consciousness…I felt no fear…I saw a light before me..gradually I was enveloped within this most divine, living light. My HOME. The joy, bliss, humility, awe were beyond human capability to bear. The LIGHT was an infinite, loving, accepting Being without form. It had personality. It communicated with me…It was pure truth. I was the light and the light was me. I was still a unique, separate point of consciousness with the same sense of humor and awareness that I always had, but the paradox is that I was more. I had become homogenous with the light. I was all love, wisdom, truth, peace, joy, for all eternity. Human words fail to express this experience. Not only was the message of my true nature conveyed to me…I experienced the spirit of the message- I felt it with every speck of my being. There was absolutely no possibility of hiding, distorting information or lying in communicating with the Light. I fell madly in love with the Spirit of Truth”

Arthur Yensen of Idaho hurt in a car accident, “Gradually the earth faded away…through it loomed a bright, new, beautiful world, beyond imagination….finally, I stood in a glory that could only be heaven…in the background were two beautiful round-topped mountains…the slopes were adorned with foliage of indescribable beauty…the mountains appeared to be about fifteen miles away, yet I could see individual flowers growing on their slopes…to the left was a shimmering lake containing a different kind of water, clear, golden, radiant, and alluring. It seemed to be alive. The whole landscape was carpeted with grass so vivid, clear and green that it defies description….to the right was a grove of trees, composed of the same clear material that seemed to make up everything… I was translucent as were the grass and trees…this was my real home…Everything over here is pure…everything is kept in place by an all-pervading master vibration which prevents aging…everything looks so bright and new”

Ray Kinman, “I could see in three dimensions as if I had no body at all, but was just a floating eyeball. There were no directions or dimensions as we think of them. I as greeted by a being of Light and Love. It seemed to be just a brilliant glow that absorbed me inside itself. Love is far too weak a word to describe this experience. I became Love- my entire being, every strand of my spirit spreading throughout the universe had become Love times a million billion…the intense Love and Peace and pleasure began to overcome me and I was no longer Ray. My ego dissolved but I had the same sense of humor and the same hang-ups…Time ceased to exist. Past and future were completely nonexistent. I was travelling in an intense burning now. Now was everything…I was given a huge message…This is who you really are…I could not tell the difference between myself and the infinite galaxies. I became all-powerful, and all-knowing, yet I was still Ray….then the Being introduced me to another Being of the most incredible Beauty and Love that anyone could comprehend. It was a greater Being of intense Light. It was God. The first being guided me to this Light and let it enfold and swallow me up. I became one with Love times a million, billion, trillion forever and ever. We were made of the same stuff. Every being that had ever existed in all creation was now part of this greater whole Being called God. I was one with all of them, yet I was still Ray- all-powerful little old me…This is who you really are thundered the Light. It looked like a galaxy except the points of light were not stars, they were beings. Every being was singing this incredibly beautiful music”

Haisley Long of Montreal. “The experience was the most beautiful, brilliant thing that ever happened…overcome by the power….a million times more potent than humans can imagine, a power that welcomes you into it. Wave of unselfish love and unlimited knowledge…I wondered how I was able to withstand this. It was like standing in front of a huge star, and being amazed at the power a star can pump out then having the star go supernova and the power jump incredibly, but you’re not fried. It was total ecstasy. More and more waves cam. You just cry and cry, while waves wash you and clean you and remove what little pieces of humanity are left stuck to you…come into contact with Life directly…travelling at the speed of thought through Life’s presence, and coming into contact with God in his natural state”

Tonecia McMillan of Maryland. “Then I was in a very beautiful, peaceful, picturesque place like a meadow. I felt very loved. The colors were brilliant, they were like nothing I have ever seen before. There is simply no comparison- the yellows, greens- so very beautiful, so peaceful”

Stephanie Johnstone of Virginia, “They did not have bodies but were more of an energy that was iridescent. I had no fear. There was a sense of peace, almost as if I was dreaming, but I wasn’t dreaming. There was no pain, nothing physical…I was given a life review…I was told that I had a choice…I could stay or return and complete my life. The choice was up to me. I felt no pressure. I felt that whatever my choice, it would be all right. There was no sense of judgment of myself or others. It was the most overwhelming feeling of unconditional love, so totally accepting. And there was such a sense of freedom.”

Tannis again, “My whole concept of reality had shifted. I now knew there was a greater reality, one more colourful and alive than here. And I knew there was a loving, totally accepting God who is close to me always, with every breath I take”

Atwater on her own NDE, “I can positively affirm that being bathed in the Light on the other side of death is more than life-changing. That light is the very essence, the heart and soul, the all-consuming consummation of ecstasy. It is a million suns of compressed love dissolving everything unto itself, annihilating thought and cell, vaporizing humanness and history, into the one great brilliance of all that is and all that ever was and all that ever will be…You know it’s God. No one has to tell you. You know. You no longer believe in God, for belief implies doubt. There is no more doubt. None. You now know God. And you know that you know. And you’re never the same again. And you know who you are- a child of God, a cell in the greater body, an extension of the One Force, and expression of the One Mind. No more can you forget your identity or deny or ignore or pretend it away. There is One, and you are of the One. The Light does that to you….a single intelligence permeates and enlivens all things…God is a very real, totally living and powerful Presence that, while defying description, is as vital as the next breath, and just as accessible”

Smiley-Jen of Australia, “If I came back with one thing, it is that there is nothing of importance but unconditional love and compassion. I had experienced a lot of tragedies in my life, quite a few sudden and violent deaths of dear friends including murder, which before the NDE I was very angry about. I was quite surprised to learn there is no judgment, that as much as I’d ranted and raved about hating God for letting these tragedies happen, he still loved me, and there was a better way to face such tragedies. During the NDE I learned so much about the essence of love and compassion. I know my life here is to experience opportunities to show that it can still exist under difficult circumstances….my son born by Caesarean was paralyzed by a mistake made by the delivering doctor and died in my arms….while the doctor had an instinct to run from me, I was able to ease his fear and show him love and compassion….Two years ago this week, our beautiful fifteen-year old daughter was hit and killed while walking home. I was able to impart to her friends and authorities that the young driver was in need of understanding and compassion and in so doing, averted the horrible path of blame and anger that had been so destructive in my own life”