LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “Breaking Through to the Other Side”

“This process of re-routing collective consciousness groups that have been synchronized into an assortment of reality bubbles that form into ascending and descending network hubs, will accelerate in the coming year, 2020. It is a rough time for many confused people of the earth, however, there are just levels of consciousness that cannot stay upon the earth now and must begin routing for transit. Over the next few years, the tragic nature of the death of the body may be very hard to observe in the masses. What is very important to understand is that these violent human groups, such as terrorist groups, work within a small range of low fundamental frequency. These groups are attuned to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd chakra or the Negative Ego mind control influence of the NAA reptilian hive mind. Many of them will amplify their negative ego belief systems into fanaticism and they will start to leave this earth through a death crisis of the body. They will take this belief system, whether religion, science, or violence with them in the next life, and their reality will be a holographic mirror to their matched group consciousness frequency.”

~Lisa Renee

 

There are many groups of people on the earth that must be directed into another consciousness pathway or future timeline based upon their consciousness hierarchal level in the frequency fields. The bifurcation is the framework for the Consciousness Corridors being outlined as the indication for future direction of the individual and where its group consciousness frequency will evolve in the next cycle. The Group Consciousness coalesces into Frequency Hubs which act as Reality Bubbles which synchronize into holographic frequency containers on the earth grid. This process of re-routing collective consciousness groups that have been synchronized into an assortment of reality bubbles that form into ascending and descending network hubs, will accelerate in the coming year, 2020. This will appear to those of us observing this phenomena as exit points, when surprising and sudden exits from this reality occur when the higher intelligence of the inner spiritual being decides to move into the next ascension stage that is most productive for their consciousness growth, mission or energetic clearing objectives.

What is very important to understand is that these violent human groups, such as terrorist groups, work within a small range of low fundamental frequency. These groups are attuned to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd chakra or the Negative Ego mind control influence of the NAA reptilian hive mind. One must attune their consciousness awareness to a higher frequency than Negative Ego. Meditation and the focus upon one’s heart and spirit is the frequency that protects, supports and informs where one needs to pay attention now. This attention placed on the inner spirit, spiritual consciousness, meditation, inner stillness and 12D Shielding, will protect our consciousness and body in ways we do not yet comprehend. There is nothing on the earth that is safer than being in one’s own 12D Shield and activated Lightbody.

These higher timeline collective realities are providing the framework of belief systems from which these groups will learn to rehabilitate their thought-forms without Mind Control, and learn higher principles of service, which form the evolutionary format for learning in the next lifetime or incarnation. Many of them will amplify their negative ego belief systems into fanaticism and they will start to leave this earth through a death crisis of the body. Over the next few years, the tragic nature of the death of the body may be very hard to observe in the masses. It is a rough time for many confused people of the earth, however, there are just levels of consciousness that cannot stay upon the earth now and must begin routing for transit. They will take this belief system, whether religion, science, or violence with them in the next life, and their reality will be a holographic mirror to their matched group consciousness frequency.

Essentially the current phase of the bifurcation in time is sorting group consciousness that exist between the frequency levels of: Negative Ego with predator polarities or the Vandal groups, Human Ego thought-forms polarized in Service to Self, Soul in astral plane willing to learn Service to Others, and the Monadic plane and higher consciousness which serves the Cosmic Sovereign Law of One completely.

Exit Points

Points in time when the Soul decides to drop the physical body and leave the Earth Plane to continue the journey in other times and spaces. These maybe chosen as illness, accidents or other abrupt exits. Not everyone is here to do the physical biological ascension and may need to drop their body to evolve to where they need to arrive onto a higher plane of existence. These events call upon us to remain within a state of engaged neutrality coupled with deep Compassion, as this is as it needs to be. Many of us are being called upon to be a midwife of the spirit, setting up the transition teams and are helping those families and friends comprehend the passing over process. Passage can be assisted through the Aqua Portal of Mother.

Midwife of Spirit

I have been aware that many people around us are choosing Exit Points right now. There seems to be an unusual opening until the end of the year to decide if you want to stay or leave the Earth plane. We are going through these levels of completion in the cycles now and for some of us, this means the contract is over. Many of us may be observing people near us coping with illness, accidents and abrupt exits of loved ones, which are surprising and even shocking. Be sure to do your best to remain within a peaceful and loving state of Engaged Neutrality coupled with deep Compassion, as this is as it needs to be. Not everyone is here to do the physical biological ascension and may need to drop their body, to evolve to where they need to arrive. Many of us are being called upon to be a midwife of the spirit, setting up the transition teams, and helping those families and friends to better comprehend the passing over process. If this is your piece, I want to thank you for your loving support as this is a role very much needed right now.

If you are unclear about what you are doing here, please consider spending some time renewing your commitment to your soul growth and stating your Declaration of Intention to the Ascension plan and mission. My suggestions would be to set a conscious intention to connect with your Soul, Starseed Identity and if guided, your Star Family. Ask all spiritual links and connections that are required and needed to create and increase this connection, to be activated and anchored in priority and harmony within your energy field. Set time daily to meditate, connect and increase your Higher Sensory Perception. As you set your intention with a consistent exercise, it will cultivate increased emotional awareness and the cellular knowingness that comes with developed emotional cognition.

Aqua Portal

Upon the activation of the 8th Chakra to ignite the Amoraea Flame which connects to the Mother Arc, it is possible to open a Aqua Portal for transit of earthly souls and other entities, to be given to the Mother for dispensation, rehabilitation, or transit. This is a direct dispensation of the Law of One and the return of the Holy Mother to this planet. If it is of Service to Others divine purpose, the Guardian host will help the individual hold this portal, provided they have attuned their body and consciousness to the 12D Shield. Once a person has proven spiritual integrity to hold this portal themselves, after consistent dedication to Law of One, the 8th Chakra and higher heart functions are opened into a Crystal Blue Lotus heart, and this enables the function of the Transharmonic Gate of the Aqua Portal.

(Source: ES News – Break on Through to the Other Side)

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Time Shift Blog – posted December 11, 2019

LISA RENEE: “Soul Matrix”

“The Soul Matrix is the first spiritual triad of when a human being starts to connect and integrate the soul body energies and heart complex during the first stages of the process of spiritual awakening or spiritual Ascension. The entire soul body is made of three layers that interact together into a Horizontal Triad Body. Each of these layers, 4D, 5D and 6D correlate to the same Chakra, its colored wave spectrum and a dimension of time and space in the future. Our Soul and Monad is a family of consciousness that contains extensions that are existing simultaneously in other dimensional timelines. The first level of spiritual Awakening is connecting with our soul consciousness and extensions, our soul family is comprised of 12 different individual personalities. As we integrate our Soul consciousness, we integrate these 12 aspects within our consciousness body, and this unifies the triad of the entire Soul Matrix, so that we experience our emotions and the forces of love in entirely new ways. Complete soul integration leads us to the higher integration of our Monadic matrix or Oversoul Matrix, which contains 12 oversouls, each containing 12 souls within them, for a total of 144 monadic or oversoul extensions. With each stage of monadic integration there are significant expansions of consciousness that unify the monadic matrix in our consciousness body, and then we find that we are connected to everything, living in a massive Universe that is filled with many possibilities to explore.”

~Lisa Renee

 

Each Soul is an individual consciousness unit that originated from the Eternal God Source, or Infinite Consciousness, All That is. Every Soul has a unique blueprint that has divine purpose, which is to learn, evolve and experience all aspects of creation and eventually return back home and reunite with the Eternal God Source.

The Soul body is the threefold principle of creative imagination, receptivity and feeling perception and holds the recorded memories of the Consciousness. The Soul acts as the repository of accumulated memories from the physical or external experiences that are translated into the internal energetic reality of the consciousness of being. These many lifetimes of experiences are recorded into the soul body which translates into memories that are embedded in the cellular matrix of our body.

Without the Soul body whole or connected, all of these functions will either become distorted or non-existent, as qualities of experience and blocked memories inside the body. The Soul is the higher sensory body, which allows higher emotional states and feelings to be experienced, along with continually developing sensory abilities. The Soul allows our heart to deeply feel the Love of God as a unifying force. It acts as the bridge between the Soul and Monad body that is united with the Inner Holy Spirit, when ignited in the Higher Heart (thymus area). [1]

The Soul Matrix is the first spiritual triad of when a human being starts to connect and integrate the soul body energies and heart complex during the first stages of the process of spiritual awakening or spiritual Ascension. The entire soul body is made of three layers that interact together into a Horizontal Triad Body. Each of these layers, 4D, 5D and 6D correlate to the same Chakra, its colored wave spectrum and a dimension of time and space in the future.

Soul Extensions

When we intend to connect with the organic architecture of our Christos Blueprint, this helps to heal and integrate our soul extensions and monadic extensions. Our Soul and Monad is a family of consciousness that contains extensions that are existing simultaneously in other dimensional timelines. The first level of spiritual Awakening is connecting with our soul consciousness and extensions, our soul family is comprised of 12 different individual personalities. As we integrate our Soul consciousness, we integrate these 12 aspects within our consciousness body, and this unifies the triad of the entire Soul Matrix, so that we experience our emotions and the forces of love in entirely new ways.

Complete soul integration leads us to the higher integration of our Monadic matrix or Oversoul Matrix, which contains 12 oversouls, each containing 12 souls within them, for a total of 144 monadic or oversoul extensions. With each stage of monadic integration there are significant expansions of consciousness that unify the monadic matrix in our consciousness body, and then we find that we are connected to everything, living in a massive Universe that is filled with many possibilities to explore. The process of soul extension and monadic family reintegration is happening at an accelerated rate at this time, because this has been made possible when the transduction birth records were shifted into organic Timelines. [2]

Astral Plane is the Soul Plane

In 2008 a Guardian planetary repair project was healing the distorted timelines and damage in the 4th dimensional Astral Plane and its related impact to the 4th strand of DNA within the divine human body template. The Astral Plane is severely damaged with Phantom Matrix, Dead Energy and Miasma, Planetary.

The 4th layer of the human body Chakra system houses the first level of the divinity, the soul matrix and heart intelligence.

The 4th layer of the human Lightbody is impacted by the 4th layer of the planetary lightbody also called the Astral dimensional plane. The 4th Dimensional Planetary Stargate leads us into the Astral plane layers and is positioned at Giza in Egypt. [3]

Second Harmonic Universe

These collective consciousness bodies exist on the planet earth throughout the densities and are aspects of the future timelines and the Lightbody of the planet earth. The earth consciousness body is directly interconnected in all Harmonic Universes to interface with the human consciousness, which is its life form expression in all densities.

  • In the Second Harmonic Universe in 4D-5D-6D exists the three layers of the Soul Matrix.
  • In the Second Harmonic Universe in 4D-5D-6D exists the three layers of the Tara Matrix.

Universal Ascension Model

In our Ascension model we recognize and work with 15 Waves of Spectrum of Frequency that correlate directly with the Universal Rays (See the Universal Time Matrix) and our individual Chakra systems. The first nine layers of the Spectrum of Frequency or Kundalini include levels of particle currents that make up the matter worlds. Above nine dimensions are the anti-particle dimensions which are blueprint forms of liquid plasma light or hydroplasmic currents.The amount of energy stored in the Kundalini is the capacity of the genetic code to hold energy. The Soul energies that cannot integrate into the DNA will be stored in the Kundalini center at the base of the spine.

Soul Matrix Triad is 4D-5D-6D

These three layers can be seen in the 12 Tree Grid graphic as in the soul dimension and are related to the 5th dimensional timelines on the future planet earth, Tara.

Astral is 4th Layer of Soul Body

The entire soul body is made of three layers that interact together. Each of these layers, 4D, 5D and 6D correlate to the same referenced Chakra energy center, its colored wave spectrum and a dimension of time and space in the future. These three layers can be seen in the 12 Tree Grid graphic as in the soul dimension and are related to the 5th dimensional timelines on the future planet earth. The Astral Plane is the 4th dimension and the first layer of the triad of the Soul Matrix. For more detail see the Universal Time Matrix.

Astral Heart

This is the Astral Heart 4th Chakra located in the centre of the chest. It is Green in Chakra Wave Spectrum colour and it opens into the dimensions of the Astral Plane.

Astral Heart Manipulation

When one has control over the thoughts of one’s mind, one has control over the direction and actions of the physical body, all of its parts and reclaiming of the soul energies. Whoever controls the Mind controls the Soul. Most NAA Mind Control is manipulated in the Astral Plane and this Alien Machinery has damaged humanities Astral Heart and 4th Chakra, thus blocking our true heart purpose which is to express the soul through the heart center. When the 4th Chakra is blocked it accumulates aberrant emotional energies in the 2nd Chakra creating trauma, Soul Fragmentation and Addiction problems. These blockages disrupt the Soul and Monadic integration in the body and consciousness, manifesting many disease states or mental body pathologies.

Archetypal Body

The center for the Soul matrix body is the 5D layer of the Lightbody which sets the patterns for our etheric body, as such it is called the Archetypal Body. During Soul embodiment the 5D archetypal body merges with the physical layers through the blue flame or blue chakra wave spectrum. When bringing in the blue flame wave spectrum into the physical layers, the Soul becomes increasingly focused within the body, shifting consciousness into the Soul frequencies.

Soul-Monad Connection

The Spirit body of the Monad is only consciously aware of the contents of the Soul when it is connected to the Soul. This is the same as when the physical body is disconnected from the Soul, the conscious mind does not remember her (cannot feel the soul). When the Spirit body is disconnected from the Soul, the spirit consciousness can no longer remember the Soul, and becomes unconscious of the Souls memory of existence. This unconsciousness has the impact of Soul Fragmentation. How this manifests in the First World, the lowest plane on earth, is Insanity, schizophrenia, catatonia, psychotic break, and all other forms of split consciousness. How this manifests in the Second world is chaotic dream states of astral delusions, holographic bits of fragmented pictures of millions of storylines. These pictures intersect without coherence or cohesion, just jumbled messages of dreamy, disconnected fantasy images and impressions. This manifests in the Third World in much the same way as an anesthetic puts the consciousness to sleep, similar to hypnotic like trance or sleepwalking. When the Consciousness layers are split apart, it results in a sleepwalking or amnesiac type trance in all Three Worlds. Conversely, when we awaken our consciousness and start to desire communication with our Soul and Spirit, this starts the awakening process in all Three Worlds. [4]

Soul Split in Underworld

When aspects of the Soul fragment and sink into the lowest layers of perception, they enter a danger zone. Some of these distorted aspects are from our fallen history and the astral body damage that ensued with the 2D/4D Split. The 2D-schism split the instinctual body into separate functions, creating a collection of fragmented astral sub-personalities and a repository for collective chaotic forces. The 4D-schism placed a barrier that separates the astral body/heart chakra from merging with the 3D Solar Plexus mental body. This created a Soul Split that subjects the person to underworld energies and lower astral traveling.When the Soul is separated from its higher spirit body and continually sinks into the lowest dimension, it will merge at the areas where the personal and collective unconsciousness start to flow together. When this merge with collective unconscious occurs, dark, chaotic, shadow bodies start to emerge and multiply. The Soul aspect enters the realm of the Underworlds, which are the spheres of collective unconsciousness. This is the chaotic realm of demonic hierarchies, animalistic, vulgar and grotesque creations. If this soul-spirit consciousness split remains at the death of the body, the human being enters this Underworld of darkness and demonism.

Building Wings

When the Soul Matrix and Monadic Matrix begin to merge together in the first stage of sacred hierogamic union, this is called Building Wings, signifying the union of the masculine and feminine as One. Upon Building Wings in the lightbody, the chakra membranes dissolve and merge into one unified column of light. At this time, the planetary grid is in the unusual position of supporting both humans with chakras on the 3D timelines, and humans on the ascending path without chakras on the 5D and above timelines.

Soul Fragment

When aspects of the Soul fragment and sink into the lowest layers of perception, they enter a danger zone. When the Soul is separated from its higher Spirit body it continually sinks into the lowest dimensions, where the personal shadow and collective unconsciousness start to flow together and merge. When this merge with collective unconscious occurs, dark, chaotic, shadow bodies start to emerge and multiply, possibly becoming fixed and consubstantial with the Soul, engulfing its light. The Soul aspect enters the realm of the underworlds or phantom matrix, which are the spheres of collective unconsciousness in which the NAA and lunar groups are directing artificial technology to create consciousness traps. Primarily, the consciousness traps are the AI False Timeline Propagation that was generated from the NAA group’s 9-11-2001 declared war against humanity, called the Armageddon Software. This event signified that they intended to take complete control over the future earth timelines, and would attempt to circumvent Ascension by continued dimensional blending experiments and instigating wars, while rolling out the Transhumanist agenda. [5]

 

References:

  1. Divine Infinite Calculus
  2. Artificial Timeline Wars
  3. February 2009 Newsletter
  4. Divine Infinite Calculus
  5. Solar Logos

See Also:

False Ascension Matrix

Monad

Universal Time Matrix

Term first found: Page 104, HGS Manual

 

~via Ascension Glossary

REFLECTIONS FOR THE DAY ~ Lisa Renee on “The Afterlife”

“Most people do not think of what they will experience or feel when they reflect on what they have done with their life on earth, when they have transitioned to the next dimension. When communicating with earth based humans that have passed their body, the most prevalent experience I found was regret. Regret that they did not do more with their life. Regret they did not unconditionally love everyone. Regret that fear stopped them from achieving important events that would have changed their timeline and improved the lives of future generations. Life goes on after we drop the physical body, and it is as real as you can feel yourself right now. It is even more real than our lifetimes spent on earth.”

~Lisa Renee

 

~via Overcoming Fear

LISA RENEE: “Soul Retrieval Case Studies”

“There are many more, however for now this gives some examples on the importance of soul retrieval and transit work on this earth now. When I am called to help a spirit/human that is trapped, I have personally found that “God Spirit”, the forces of Christ, utilize my body consciousness to get someone out of a space they cannot move out of. There are many of us in here that provide this service. This has become easier with Mother Arc. I also want to add that this issue of trapped or static beings is why we are returning at the end of the cycle to the earth.”

Lisa Renee

 

As example what I have seen in my experience in soul retrievals:

1. A person or people that died suddenly or traumatically. Sometimes they do not know they are ” passed over”. Sometimes they act similar to a Alzheimer patient, they are disoriented and confused, they have no idea where they are. We lead them out.

2. Sometime a belief system that a group “believes” that they have offended God makes them scared to move. I have encountered Indigenous Indians that were killed in a group and thought they displeased God, and were terrified of making God angry again.

3. A child that died a violent death at the hand of an adult that was possessed. Such as an intentional killing after a rape to hide the evidence.

4. A person that was satanically bound without knowing it, is of the Christ-Michael lines but did not know how to contact them while on the earth. The Christ Michaels came and got him, but they needed my help in the process, because the person that was killed did not know how to find them and was disoriented from the trauma of a sudden death.

5. People that were incinerated by the Atom Bomb in Nagasaki/Hiroshima. They had no idea what had happened, they were incinerated instantly, and displaced by the extreme pain and trauma. When they gained some consciousness they were enraged and needed rehabilitation and re-education to life events.

6. People that were in holocausts across time, especially the Nazi camps, horrible Satanic bindings involved there. This is when intentional occult ritual is used to kill many people in the name of God, which is a horrible energy, this kind of hatred is beyond gruesome to look at.

7. People that were stuck in servitude to entities that they thought were Temple Guardians, they were serving the “Temple” because they felt they were “sinners” and had to repent. This is a type of “Stockholm Syndrome” where they fight us tooth and nail like a feral animal, they have no idea what they are doing, they are like robots performing endless rituals. This happens a lot with religion, the damage of mind controlled religion is beyond belief incredible.

8. Actual SRA where children and animals where sacrificed and killed, and stuck to the group satanic body, like Moloch tanks.

9. People in incredible pain from losing a loved one on earth, like a spouse or child, and their grief overtook them into a thoughtform possession. These are the usual disincarnates that roam the earth in the inter dimensional areas, and can be manipulated by lower spirits.

10. ET’s that crashed on this earth, perished and could not get out of the planetary fields without some kind of help.

11. People that were executed, like from mafia scenarios, and they are attracted to a house or building and refuse to leave. Generally they are attracted to areas with drug/prostitution or organized crime areas, and they are pretty “macho” and not happy when I show up.

12. People that have extensive burdens they carried in secret, they die and then they ask for help in resolving the burden, so they can leave who/what they are bound to until they resolve the energy between them. Many times people are stuck somewhere when they have not cleared or resolved the pain or conflict they have with a person, place or thing. In the death process the 3 day period one can help release a lot of this kind of burden for them, it’s easier in the in-between states, then they can move on to another reality.

Suicide

To clarify, there is no absolutes in anything that is in regard to the death/spirit cords releasing from the body and the passage from this dimension into another. There are too many alternatives and variables to count in the potentials that are present. However, in making a general statement about Suicide this is a very high risk choice to leave the body because of the following reasons:

1. When a Suicide transpires the person is in high percentage of committing acts of great violence against the self, against the soul.

2. The person in taking their own Life, is forgetting the relationship they have made with their own spirit, which allows a natural consent to be given over to the material forces. This is especially so if the person is not consciously aware or has an understanding of how to be in peace when leaving the body.

3. Most persons committing Suicide are in an intense, suffering and trauma, either physically, mentally and emotionally, which is ultimately, spiritual trauma. This trauma level is the vibration that the heart seed and its spirit cord releases from the body, and that vibration is not the best nor for the highest evolution for that person. (The vibration or thoughts you have at the death passage, are the highly probably areas that one will automatically vibrate to or attract like-spirits at the moment of death of the body)

4. A high percentage of Suicides are in tandem with a demonic possessing spirit, that is pressuring for the person to commit suicide in order to bind the soul or confuse the soul or take over the body.

One of the most important parts of passage when leaving the body in the case where a person does not have a direct relationship with their own spirit, is to leave the body and this world with peace, holding peace in your mind and heart. When we are called to help non-spiritually developed people to leave their body, this is the highest action one can do to support them in their departure.

It is important to understand that we on the earth, have more consciousness power than any Ascended Master in the higher dimensions to help our Ancestors or people that have chosen Suicide. Our role here is to evolve and help to support the consciousness of our ancestors, especially the biological family members. There is a joke in the Starseed world, that every 3D family got at least one star being in the family line. This is because our role is a Genetic Pathcutter, to transmute karmic blockages and Miasma and help our biological lineages to evolve and ascend through the timelines before, during and after the death process.

What this means is that we are all time travelers and the more we are developed in our Consciousness in this Ascension Cycle in the now time on this earth, that translates to enlighten our family members, even the ones that in this moment are long gone and deceased.

Please do know that you inhabit the cellular memory of your parents and ancestors inside your body consciousness, and you have Consciousness power to help support his consciousness to achieve freedom. In fact many of us that are here on the earth now, this is why we are here on the Ascension Cycle, as we are capable while the portal is open to achieve things in consciousness power that were never previously available in this density of the material plane before. This is what was meant with the statement reference by Christ in “the works that I shall do, he/s/he shall do also; and greater works than these shall s/he do.”

You may want to peacefully consider and meditate on your feelings about this matter. If you are at unrest with the situation, then it may be supportive for you to dedicate some processes for any relative that chose suicide, and that you may feel direct relief in your own body because of that shift. Many times the pain we have is “inherited” from our family of origin or ancestors. [1]

There are many more, however for now this gives some examples on the importance of soul retrieval and transit work on this earth now.

When I am called to help a spirit/human that is trapped, I have personally found that “God Spirit”, the forces of Christ, utilize my body consciousness to get someone out of a space they cannot move out of.

There are many of us in here that provide this service. This has become easier with Mother Arc.

I also want to add that this issue of trapped or static beings is why we are returning at the end of the cycle to the earth. There are many more, however for now this gives some examples on the importance of soul retrieval and transit work on this earth now.

Suggestions:

ES Suggestions for Family/Group Clearing once you have consent or permission from that human being:

  • Core Soul Protection Prayer for Family Line
  • Opening Shadow Vortex in your home for Ancestral Entity Transit
  • Setting Personal Space Treatment (long version)
  • Health Upgrade dedicated to Sick Family members
  • Alpha Omega Clearing Audio (Clear 911 implants from Family)
  • Etheric Body Rewiring Treatment (Use with Family or Friend Body as Stand In)

 

Reference:

ES Forum: Suicide

 

~via Ascension Glossary

STEVE TAYLOR, Ph.D.: “Transformation Through Dying — The Aftermath Of Near-Death Experiences”

Ascension Avatar note: I’ve been through this three times since age 3 and retained my original soul, but each time came back wiser with new abilities… art… hearing ‘music of the spheres’… having ‘x-ray vision’ into the souls of humans, if they are human at all or a cloned version… knowing the final outcome of earthly events long before they ‘occur’…

.   .   .

 

A near-death experience is when a person appears to be clinically “dead” for a short period — when the heart stops beating, the brain registers no sign of activity and other vital signs indicate death — and yet they report a continuation of consciousness. This may happen following a cardiac arrest, for example. For a few seconds or minutes, a person may show no biological signs of life, and yet when they are resuscitated, report that a series of unusual experiences.

Typically, near-death experiences begin with a feeling of separation from the body (or out-of-body experience), sometimes with a humming or whistling sound. Then there is usually a journey through a dark passage or tunnel towards a place of light. There is a feeling of serenity and intense well-being, a sense of calmness and wholeness, which is often so pleasant that some people are reluctant to return to their bodies, and even feel disappointed when they regain consciousness. Often people meet deceased relatives or beings of light. In a smaller proportion of cases, there is a “life review,” in which the significant events of a person’s life are replayed.

Throughout the experience, people feel that their senses have become heightened — everything they experience has a quality of intense realness. In contrast to hallucinations, NDEs feel much more real than our ordinary experience. There is often also a sense of being outside time. Even though a person may only be unconscious for a few seconds, they may undergo a complex succession of experiences that may appear to last for hours. There is also a sense of connectedness or unity. The sense of being a separate entity, enclosed within our own mental space, is replaced by a sense of being part of an interconnected network of being, of sharing identity with other people, or the world in general.

Near-death experiences are controversial because it is difficult to explain them in neurological terms. Many suggestions have been made — for example, that they are caused by cerebral anoxia, by undetected brain activity, or the release of “psychedelic chemicals” like DMT or ketamine in the brain when a person is close to death. From this point of view, NDEs are nothing more than brain-created hallucinations, no more real than dreams.

The After-Effects of NDEs

However, one of the most striking things about near-death experiences is their long-term effect. They frequently bring about a profound shift of values and perspective, which itself leads to major lifestyle changes. People often become less materialistic and more altruistic, less self-oriented and more compassionate. They often feel a new sense of purpose, and their relationships become more authentic and intimate. They report becoming more sensitive to beauty, and more appreciative of everyday things. One person who had an NDE after a heart attack told the researcher Margot Grey, “Since then, everything has been so different… The sky is so blue and the trees are much greener; everything is so much more beautiful. My senses are so much sharper.” People often report becoming more intuitive too, and even sometimes developing psychic abilities. Another woman told Margot Grey that she felt “a very heightened sense of love, the ability to communicate love, the ability to find joy and pleasure in the most insignificant things about me…I seemed to have a very heightened awareness, I would say almost telepathic abilities.”

One of the most significant effects of NDEs is a loss of the fear of death. Because NDEs have such a powerful quality of realness, most people are convinced that they really have briefly experienced death. As a result, they become certain that there is life after death. And since their NDE was such a blissful experience — so blissful that people are sometimes disappointed to return to their bodies — any anxiety they may have had about dying dissolves away. It’s probable that an unconscious fear of death is a major source of a lot of pathological human behavior — such as materialism and status-seeking — so when this fear disappears, it has a major effect. So the loss of fear of death probably contributes significantly to some of the other changes I’ve already mentioned, such as a shift away from materialism.

It’s remarkable that one single experience can have such a profound, long-lasting transformational effect. And this is illustrated by research showing that people who have near-death experiences following suicide attempts very rarely attempt suicide again. This is in stark contrast to the normal pattern — in fact, a previous suicide attempt is usually the strongest predictor of actual suicide.

And in my view, the fact that they have such profound after-effects makes it seem very unlikely that NDEs are a brain-generated hallucination. Hallucinations certainly do not have these kinds of transformational after-effects. They are usually quickly forgotten, with a clear sense that they were delusional experiences, less authentic and reliable than ordinary consciousness. But with near-death experiences, there is a clear sense that what we experience is more real and authentic than normal consciousness, and our vision of reality — and our values and attitude to life — are completely transformed.

So if NDEs can’t be explained in neurological terms, how can they be explained? Perhaps to a large extent, they can’t be explained. But as I point out in my new book Spiritual Science, they certainly point towards a different vision of the world in which consciousness isn’t directly produced by the brain, but is in some sense fundamental and universal.

 

~via WakeUp-World.com