Here’s something I don’t often share.
In my 8th year of life, I was pronounced dead. Not once, but on three separate occasions, and for three different reasons (drowning, electrocution, and a horrible vaccine reaction.)
Those experiences were (not to put too fine a point on it) life-changing. Literally, in this case.
It’s funny what happens to you after you come back from an NDE (near death experience, they call it.) It’s not how you think it will be.
When I “came to” after each of these events, the first thing I did was to remember that I am in a human body — and that life force still moves in and through me.
I wasn’t surprised, just calm and present. In two of these NDE’s, I had the experience of being outside my body (but still conscious), looking down at myself and watching what was happening. It was fascinating.
There was no sense of time. It was like I was just floating. (In the case of drowning, that had a double meaning. . . )
After I was back inside my body, and things settled down around me, I had several thoughts:
1) I am here for a reason. I have important work to do, and it’s not my time to leave yet.
2) Human life isn’t what we think it is, or have been taught. It’s much more mysterious and complicated, especially spiritually.
3) Life is precious — and fragile. We need to respect the opportunity once we have it. We can’t waste it.
4) Everything is for learning. Our time here in Planet Earth is for learning — and for evolving.
5) So many things are a choice — and all our choices have consequences. That is a lesson that almost cost me my life. Three times.
Those are intense things to learn at an early age. They are gifts I will take with me forever.
After I died, I have never looked at life the same way (or death either, for that matter.) If there was any surprise, it was in discovering how mistaken I was — how mistaken we all generally are — about what is true.
It set me on a path to examine things, to question, to search, to explore — and to find meaning.
So why am I telling you this?
You don’t have to literally die to discover truth.
You can learn it in any number of ways.
But you have to want it. Maybe more than anything else.
Listen. If you’re just going through the motions, you’re missing the point of being here. (I learned that, too, when I died.)
Too many of us ARE just going through the motions, just getting by, and have lost a sense of direction, or connection, or real meaning.
And that’s very sad.
I want more for you. For all of us.
And that’s one reason I keep creating things that will help, things people need right now, to ease the suffering. To make things better. To bring inspiration, hope, joy, and possibility forward.
For that reason, this December I’d like to offer you a special bundle of peace. It’s inside my program to start you on a journey of self-mastery, and to support you once you’ve begun. Click here to find out more and sign up.
Enjoy a peaceful weekend and have a lovely holiday season this year!