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Beyond and Back

Almost every Sunday (late night, early morning), I watch a show called I Survived: Beyond and Back on Biography Channel. It is probably on at an earlier time, but that is when I catch it.

If you haven't seen the show, each episode focuses on 3 people, who have died and had a near death (or mostly actual death) experiences.

The people on this show are almost always, for lack of better description, American and Christian. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it would be nice to be able to compare with stories from different parts of the world and of more varied religions.

Every NDE on the show is similar and yet different, which makes me think that what happens to you at death somewhat depends on you and your beliefs and expectations.

The only common ingredient is that almost everyone sees or goes into a beautiful white light and they feel overwhelming love. Who they see in that light or who leads them into the light seems to depend on the individual. People with hellish NDEs are only about 1% of people that experience death or near death experiences.

Some people feel Jesus himself came to them, others saw a dead relative or even their beloved pet that had passed on. Some aren't exactly sure, a guide of some sort, maybe an angel. I even saw one where the man felt he had met Moses, which I never connected with life after death, but that is who he felt he met even though the person didn't name himself.

When I was a preteen, I experienced a very intense out of body experience (which some day I will bring myself to write about). During it, I saw everything going on around me and both amazed and frightened friends by telling them what they had been doing when I had no physical way to know. Because of that, I have no doubt that we have a soul and that it continues on after we die.

Strangely, although I can write about most anything with no problem, I find it very hard to write about that one particular thing - and I can't even explain or figure out why that is, but I think it is because each time I feel that I fall short in describing it. I am sure that of all my esoteric experiences that was the one that really knocked me out. Even now, I get kind of sweaty and upset thinking about it. It wasn't that the experience was upsetting, it was the aftermath.

That people experience slightly different death experiences that maybe they are more comfortable with - I do not find unusual. I know skeptics will use that to prove that it is all a delusion, but they don't know wtf they are talking about. If there is any sort of order to the multiverse, such a transition would be treated kindly, to make it easy for the person that is making that big transition. It seems only reasonable that the person that comes to you would be the one that would make you feel the most comfortable. After all, it will never be easy for people to just disregard all they have known here and move on - they need a bit of encouragement.

Of course, myself and others have loved ones that have made that transition and we hope that it was as easy as possible for them, we also hope for it to be easy for ourselves because we all know that some day we will experience that. I am completely sure that it is that easy, but some may take comfort in knowing what others have experienced.

Just maybe, that is why certain people are sent back - just to tell the rest of us that we have nothing to fear.

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  • Lesley is also a columnist for UFO Magazine. Check it out !