08/06/13 NDE Class Notes

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08/06/13 Class Notes
By David Sunfellow

As always, the class began with a few moments of silence. Then I shared a few interesting NDE-related videos and stories from the past week.

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2013 IANDS Conference

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The 2013 International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) Conference will take place August 29 – September 1 at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Featured speakers include Eben Alexander, MD (neurosurgeon and near-death experiencer, author of Proof of Heaven), Anita Moorjani (near-death experiencer and cancer survivor, author of Dying to Be Me), Mary Neal, MD (orthopedic surgeon and near-death experiencer, author of To Heaven and Back), ill Guggenheim (author of Hello From Heaven), and PMH Atwater (author of The Rest of the Story).

For more information, go here.

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Art Bell Returns September 16th

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Art Bell Returning To Radio With Sirius Show About The Paranormal
By David Bauder
Associated Press
July 29, 2013

EXCERPT:

Art Bell, radio’s master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone on Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.

Bell was one of radio’s top syndicated voices in the 1990s before walking away from his nightly show in 2002 due to family issues. He worked occasionally after that but hasn’t been on the air since Halloween 2010.

A Sirius representative contacted Bell through social media a few months ago, leading to the formation of his show, “Art Bell’s Dark Matter.” He’ll talk about things like UFOs, ghosts, near-death experiences and weird aspects of science. He’ll do interviews and take calls from viewers.

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Cartoon: I Better Let You Go — I See A Bright Light…

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Bob Olson Interviews NDEr Natalie Sudman: Part Three

This is Part Three of a three-part series of interviews that NDEr Natalie Sudman did with AfterLifeTv’s Bob Olson. In this interview Natalie Sudman reveals what happened to her in the “Healing Environment.” She talks about the different forms (shapes/appearances) she took in all three environments, and how her soul (whole self) chose the injuries she would have when re-entering her physical body. She also discusses why she chose those injuries, what the Healing Environment was like and what it teaches us about our soul’s detachment and sense of humor, and why our souls make choices for tragedies in the first place. She also talks about spirit guides, the environment in which they exist, and how they fulfill our requests when they get mixed messages from us.

To watch all three interviews, go here.

From Bob Olson’s first interview with Natalie Sudman:

“A lot of times we think that our lives are small and petty and are not very valuable. I’m not as valuable as the person who has control over millions of dollars. Or I’m not as valuable as the person who runs a country. But it’s not true. All of our lives are valuable. If you do nothing more than enjoy your day then you have done something valuable for creation, for The All That Is, God, whatever you want to call It. Just our being here is amazing and everything we do matters. Everything we do matters.”

“We don’t really realize how amazing and totally cool we are; that we can, as Spirit, maintain the focus that it takes to stay in our physical bodies and work in a physical environment. It takes a special kind of skill and not all spirits or beings have… developed themselves in that direction… That kind of razor focus that it takes us to stay here is a real high, it’s a real thrill for the Whole Self to be able to do that.”

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Anita Moorjani Begins 30-Day Detox Program

One of the foundational truths we encounter in near-death experiences is that while NDErs can experience all kinds of life-changing experiences on the other side of the veil — and bring back many of these experiences with them, including miraculous healings of all kinds — the challenges of being incarnated in this world tends to creep back in. In other words, living in this world often wears even the most connected of near-death experiencers down. The Formula suggests that the only permanent solution to this dilemma is to build a consciousness, in this world, that can fully embody the Divine. And part of doing this involves regular course corrections and reconnections with the Source of all life. How am I doing? How am I feeling? How is my body doing? Here are a couple quotes from Anita Moorjani that illustrate this process…

From page 182 of Anita’s best-selling book, Dying To Be Me, published March 1, 2012:

Q. Theories are interesting, but what about practical advice? How do you stay healthy now – what do you eat and what do you avoid in your diet?

A: Well, my diet has changed since my NDE, but I’m afraid it’s not in the way you think! I used to be paranoid about what I ate. I was a strict vegetarian. I consumed only organic foods and was into macrobiotics, vitamin supplements, and wheatgrass juice — and that was before I got sick. I thought that everything caused cancer, from microwaves to preservatives. I used to eat very healthfully, but I did so out of fear.

Now I eat whatever I’m drawn to. I enjoy chocolate and a good wine or champagne from time to time. I just make sure that I have a good time with food and life! I think that it’s more important to be happy than anything else.

It’s no fun eating all the so-called right foods out of fear of getting sick and being miserable about it. Being anxious causes a whole other set of problems. Our bodies are actually a lot more resilient than we give them credit for, particularly if we’re happy and not under stress.

Even when I choose to eat healthfully, I do so out of love instead of fear. That’s my method in every aspect of my life, and I invite you to live the same way.”

An August 6, 2013 Facebook Post:

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“Danny and I have taken the plunge and started a 30-day detox program today, from Anita Cheung’s center, i-Detox. I think all the traveling and living out of hotels was taking it’s toll, so I’m looking forward to this much needed reprieve, since I had heard amazing things about the iDetox program. Knowing how much I love chocolate, Anita Cheung even supplied me with organic chocolate, as well as cocoa powder for the protein shakes! Too bad there’s no pizza substitute for Danny!! Haha!! The only thing I’ll really miss is the caffein!!”

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“The Little Things” & Mastering Time

Near-death experiences constantly emphasize the importance of “the little things” — of the seemingly small and insignificant words we say, thoughts we think, and deeds we do every day. Many NDErs report that the things we tend to value in this world — making money, acquiring power, collecting material possessions, becoming famous, etc. — have very little value on the other side. What is valued there is how deeply we have loved one another; how fully present we have been with all the people who cross our path.

In exploring this topic — and trying to be more responsive to “the little things” that crossed our path, we discovered that one of the main things that prevents us from being more present is time. Being truly present requires time and time seems to be in short supply in this world. We are all busy, burdened, and constantly stressed out with more things to do that we apparently have time for. That reminded me of a man named Neev that NDE researcher Kenneth Ring mentions in his classic book, Lessons from the Light. After reporting that Neev underwent some dramatic physical healings (chronic migraines, cramps, an anxious stomach all disappeared), Ring quotes Neev saying this:

“It [my NDE] was not only a physical healer — my mental state was repaired as well. My outlook on life was no longer bleak and dismal. I felt like I now had a purpose, which was to help people and share my positive perspective. My dependence on time seemed to stop. I no longer felt pressured by the clock — there was always time to do something else or more. I tried to fit in as much as possible into every day. I experienced everything for what it was — not for what it could do or give to me. I was no longer interested in what ‘society’ had to say about how I lived my life. I was no longer interested in what people thought or how they felt about me, or if I looked good or not. I learned that I am much more than my body. In doing this, other people around me began to accept me for who I was. My feeling of warmth and love flew through from my body and brought me many new friends….I had no fears of rejection of embarrassment. These were trivial things that [had] no consequence in the larger scheme of things.”

Neev later reports:

“From this large change in my personality, many of the things I valued previously seemed virtually unimportant to me. Money and material objects were not even a secondary thought to me. I became very generous with all of my time and material things. I joined several school philanthropy groups and spent time working in several soup kitchens. The most major change I noticed in myself was the loss of the desire to compete. Competition was the major driving force in my life before my NDE, but afterward, it seemed foolish and unimportant. Sports were still fun, but I lost that killer instinct that helped me get recruited by several universities.”

I shared this quote emphasizing that it is possible to slip into altered states of consciousness where time can be bent, stretched, and made to serve the deeper purposes of our souls. Like everything else, it requires a major shift in attitudes and priorities, but stories like Neev’s indicate it’s possible.

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Jessica A. Haynes

We spent the rest of our class time watching and discussing the near-death experience of Jessica Haynes. I started the video at the 09:30 mark and played it until the end. We paid close attention to what Jessica had to say about prayer. That’s because prayer is often mentioned in near-death experiences as an extremely powerful and effective way to effect changes in this world. Along with being prominently featured in The Formula, we are planning to give prayer more attention by starting a local prayer group (more about this in future updates). Jessica also echoed another important NDE theme: the quality of our life and death is determined by the quality of our consciousness.

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Future Classes

Our next NDE class will take place on Tuesday, August 13th from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at St. Andrew’s (see below for directions).

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A Newly Emerging Spiritual Path

“Unlike spiritual paths that arose from the ideas and inner experiences of lone, isolated human beings, the path presented by near-death experiences is emerging as a direct, grassroots revelation that millions of people from all over the world are receiving and sharing. If we explore this newly emerging path deeply enough, we discover that all religions, philosophies, and cultures are honored; that science and spirituality are celebrated; that both the human and spiritual side of our natures are cherished and embraced. In short, near-death experiences present us with a universal, all-inclusive, perfectly integrated spiritual path that revolves around three core truths: 1. We are all one; 2. Love is the essence of life; 3. We are here, in this world, to become perfect embodiments of the divine.”

“The Formula”

“The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” or “The Formula” was introduced in David Sunfellow’s two-part YouTube presentation called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” The goal has been to identify the universal truths presented by near-death experiences and wrestle them into “a formula” that we can use to transform our lives. Version 1.0 can be download here (pdf). The Formula’s Circling Worksheet can be downloaded here (pdf).

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Donations & Discussions

The materials created for this class are available, free of charge, to whomever is interested. If you would like to support this work, you can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking here. If you would like to participate in conversations with other people who share an interest in this work, we encourage you to join The Mustard Seed Venture Network. This ongoing, evolving, cutting-edge work is co-sponsored by NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE) and The Mustard Seed Venture.

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
100 Arroyo Pinon Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-4457

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