Sighclone wrote:mmy -
I am interested in your comments on "Backwards." I have read her second book, out for pre-publication only right now - a little more detail and deeper memories. But the viewpoint of someone who has been previously unimpressed with NDEs is helpful. Please let us know!!
I agree with Andy, mmy. I have read extensively on NDE's as well as OBE's and lucid dreams, and find them quite compelling. At first they were a curiousity to me, but the more I read and investigated the clearer it became that there is more to life and experience than just the physical world. Healthy scepticism is an asset, but taken to an extreme becomes a blinder. Somewhere we must find a balance that leads us to a clear understanding of the nature of being.
There's nothing like direct experience to gain clarity on a given phenomema. Even if one has no memory of such an experience, the reports of others can still be helpful. Do we not follow this same rule when exploring our own awakened being? We constantly seek out useful pointers until direct perception dawns. As always a healthy scepticism is wise.
But I have long since drank the tea of acceptance on the reality of these after physical life realms. So many have reported a common theme from their own experience that a sense of authenticity can be felt. One can sense a familiarty in the same way as Tolle's teaching (and others) rings true even in the grip of one's ego identity. But I am always open to the light of truth, as any perception I currently hold as truth can only be enhanced by open and honest discovery. So I envite your honest scepticism and encourage you to look for yourself, pray for guidance and clarity, and be open to what's true without regard to currently held beliefs.
Feel free to tell us what you discover. As always get a sense of any new information from a space of clear presence. That is the real you. Analysis is helpful but resting in silent awareness brings clearer understanding.