Why You Don’t Really Want a Near Death Experiencesam
By Debra Diamond
When people hear about the research I’m doing into NDE’s, they often ask, “How can I have one of those?” NDEs sound so appealing.
I must confess I’m mystified by the desire for this experience. After working with NDErs, hearing their stories and learning about their lives afterwards, I just shake my head when I’m asked this question. I often think that perhaps I didn’t do a very good job of explaining this phenomenon. “Be careful,” I always say. “Having an NDE is serious business.”[ad name=”AdSense Responsive”]
NDEs are not just a simple matter of boosting dormant ambitions. It’s not a reversible thrill-ride and it’s certainly not a “walk in the park.” The experience entails permanent and hazardous separation to another realm and there’s no turning back. In most cases, it involves nearly dying.
And that’s not the least of it. There are problems when experiencers return—problems that can’t be corrected. An NDE can bring on baffling, frightening and even dangerous after-effects. If you listen to an account of a personal journey, you’ll hear one story but if you peek behind the curtain, you’ll hear another.
One after another, experiencers related how they quit their jobs, left their spouses, contemplated suicide, embarked on self-destructive behavior and questioned their lives, following their NDEs.
Physical trauma—chilling enough—is only one aspect of the experience. The emotional and mental burden is where things gets sticky. In this book, as you read the cases, no doubt you were thinking, “Why they’re prodigies! What I wouldn’t give to have some of that!” But let me assure you: You’re only looking at the silver lining of a very dark cloud. There’s a price to pay for the experience. Here’s why.
Most experiencers return with a sense of isolation. They’ve changed to their core. And it’s not the kind of shift you can easily adapt to. It fundamentally reprograms you and there’s no way to get back to the old way of life. No how-to books to consult, no magic pill to take.
You might be able to tell your friends or family you went to heaven and met God or had a conversation with your dead grandmother, but if you mention that you now get psychic messages and see dead people, that’s when the conversation stops.
Then there’s the matter of your spouse. You stop eating the types of food they prepared. You no longer want to watch that favorite television show. You don’t tell them that when you’re standing in line at the supermarket or department store, you know what everyone else in line is thinking. You learn to keep your mouth shut. Your spouse asks what’s wrong and says, “If you only stayed the way you were, we’d be fine.” But you can’t. It’s impossible. According to one study at the University of North Texas, 65% of NDEers eventually divorce.
But wait. There’s more.
It’s also common for the people you love to simply refuse to accept what you are telling them.
Then there’s the issue of mission. Many NDErs know they were given a purpose during their experience, but don’t remember what it is. The more fortunate ones recall and, if they’re lucky, it’s a mission easily applied to earth: music, art, a form of healing. But many have no idea what they are supposed to do now. All they know is they’re meant to do something, but darn if they can figure out what it is.
Many spend years wandering, struggling with life purpose. Other’s criss-cross the country, seeking an unfathomable answer. Some take odd jobs. Or no jobs at all. Many experience money problems. They think the next place will provide a solution to their very deep dilemma. Many never find the answers they seek.
You may not be clinically dead in order to have a Near Death Experience (NDE); in fact, many people return to consciousness permanently transformed––often in positive ways, sometimes in confusing ways that may not be understood for years.
Debra Diamond’s new book, Life After Near Death: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Transformation in the Extraordinary Lives of People With Newfound Powers describes in detail a dozen cases of remarkable, science-based, cognitive and physiological near-death aftereffects. Her interviewees recovered from their NDEs with newfound musical and artistic talents, mathematical gifts, enhanced hearing, elevated IQ, improved eyesight, spontaneous healing, and electrical sensitivity, among other affects.
For the first time, Life After Near Death reveals new evidence of:
- The link between predisposition and NDE
- The role of manifestation and intent in the creation of NDEs
- Unmistakable connections between the energetic world, frequency, and the NDE
- The circumstances and conditions that give rise to a NDE
A practicing psychic, and a popular writer and speaker on spirituality, NDEs and psychic development, the author is a frequent presenter at Health and Wellness events, and leader of intuition development workshops.
Debra Diamond said, “An NDE can bring on baffling, frightening and even dangerous aftereffects. I talked to men and women who spent years trying to adapt to this new world they were thrust into. On average, it takes experiencers seven years to adapt to the changes brought about from an NDE.”
“On the other hand, we all have the potential to have a transformative experience. Perhaps not an NDE, but an STE—a spiritually transformative experience—that can lead to an improvement in the quality and purposefulness of our lives.”
Life After Near Death: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Transformation in the Extraordinary Lives of People With Newfound Powers lays out a new paradigm with which to understand the NDE and our assumptions about the afterlife. Although you can return from an NDE, you will likely never return to your former life.
About the Author:
Debra Diamond is a former Wall Street money manager and artist who left her high-profile life to pursue spirituality and her life’s purpose. In 2008, she had a transformational experience that left her with unconventional powers as a clairvoyant and medium, abilities that are the foundation of her practice as a healer and a psychic.
As an investment professional, Diamond was a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a regular commentator on CNBC. She has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Baltimore Sun, among other media. She has an MBA from George Washington University and is a graduate of Christie’s Education and the Jung Institute. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, and the East Coast.
Pub Date: January 2016
Author: Debra Diamond
Publisher: New Page Books, a division of Career Press
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