Regardless of your religious background, you’ve got to admit that the thought of life after death is a mesmerizing one. There are so many things in the world that man cannot explain, including the question: What happens to us after we die? Many religions teach about life after death, eternal life and reincarnation, so it’s not a new concept.
Millions of people who have been revived after a near-death experience (NDE) have reported eerily similar experiences that take one of three paths. The first path is one where patients don’t recall anything other than being revived, if they even remember that.
The second path is surrounded in darkness, and the survivors feel fear and even come into contact with entities they consider to be frightening or evil.
The third path is surrounded by light and survivors report a feeling of unconditional love where they are met by loved ones and even a God presence. These survivors are told by the God presence that they still had work to do on Earth and it wasn’t their time to leave Earth yet. People in this group often express the feeling that they didn’t want to return to “Earth” but, once they did, noted that they were no longer afraid of dying and that being a better person was more important than material possessions and superficial relationships.
Medical science has long dismissed NDEs as mere hallucinations of a dying brain, explaining that with the loss of oxygen, the brain goes haywire and emits the last vestiges of a dream state to the dying person.
But one fact remains. Survivors report what they see and hear around their physical bodies once they’ve “died.” For example, if the NDE took place in a hospital, they report hearing medical directives from their doctors, witnessing resuscitative attempts and seeing distraught relatives from a place above their bodies; and when they relay this information to others once they’ve “come back,” are told it happened during the death period.
So how does medical science explain this phenomenon? It doesn’t seem to fit the dream state explanation. It’s been reported by people from all over the world, from all age groups, socio-economic backgrounds and religious factions. It is truly a universal experience.
Is it a person’s soul that has separated from his body to witness his own death before ascending to the great beyond? Theories from scientists over the last century indicate that the soul weighs 21 grams and that it is measurable, but there are no recent studies to expand on these theories.
Survivors have reported newly uncovered psychic abilities after their NDEs. Others communicate with dead relatives and convey family secrets that no one knew about to their families when they “return.” Still others report an overwhelming peace and reversal of bad habits or attitudes they had before the NDE.
It’s possible that man was never meant to know all the mysteries of the universe, and this is certainly the biggest one of all. Still, it begs a look, whether you believe in it or not. Science can’t prove everything.