The other day one of my friends posted a short video by Doctor Eben Alexander about his near death experience(NDE). After I watched the video I posted the comment, “How has this changed your life?” The only response I got was something like, well it can’t on this earth plane. I thought to myself, what a shame. Here is some important information and they are willing to ignore it.
If you are not familiar with Dr. Eden and his book, Proof of Heaven, here is a brief overview.
Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.
Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.
Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.
I was working with a client the other day and I played an animated video of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. As I was watching it, the similarities between a near death experience and the individual in the allegory walking out into the light were striking. I’ve included a ling to the automation video. It is pretty short and well worth the investment in time.
Here is the video:
Does it strike you that the Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is really a near death experience?