Quote from leslie :-D
you really had an nde, dave?
Yeah. It occurred back in 1976 during a 3 week coma. I was hit head-on by a Drunk Driver while on a Motorcycle.
I merely described the experience as a dream until I read Moody's Life After Life
and other works like The Tibetan Book of the Dead
. I experienced many similarities mentioned in those works.
As far as The Decision, it was understood and, as I said before, lovingly accepted. I have to agree with you, leslie. I believe we don't always have a choice to return or not. It's almost as if the end result is understood.
I tend to explain the feeling of being in That Place as being A Part of the Whole. That description falls short, I know, but it sums it all up for me: I was a part of, connected to... everything! It was a Great Feeling.
As far as being changed positively, I could give you References from People's who Idea of Me is not what you would call "Positive". However, I do think of myself as a Monument to Trial and Error who Endeavors to be a Person of Integrity. Would I have been that way had I not had an NDE? Who knows? But I do think of My Experience, in the very least, as being a Catalytic One.
I do not "fear" Death. Like Woody Allen, "I just don't want to be there when it happens". I see Death as an important part of life. And, like everything else which is important to life, I've studied it extensively. I want to be as prepared for Death as I was for my Driving Test or The State Boards. I'm ready to go at any time. All my Affairs, to My Best Intent, have been put In Order: People, Paperwork, and Property.
Thank you for Your Question, leslie. Your Queston helped me to remember that I need to remind myself to work on these things on a Regular Basis.
And My Very Best to AKY in Her Journey of Understanding and Peace.