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

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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

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NAVEEN KUMAR: “Lucid Dreaming… Exploring Inner Dimensions”

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“And in dreams the mind beholds its own immensity.

~Naveen Kumar

 

Dreaming is surely be considered the most wonderful mysteries of the sleep; then how much more so must be considered the lucid dream, in which dreamers know that they are dreaming and are in a certain sense awake, and yet are in deep asleep. A very sensitive state of consciousness that differs from the ordinary dream state. And in dreams the mind beholds its own immensity. What has been seen is seen again, and what has been heard is heard again. What has been felt in different places or faraway regions returns to the mind again.  Seen and unseen, heard and unheard, felt and not felt, the mind sees all, since the mind is all.

During sleep the soul moves from one plane of consciousness to another. The soul is like a free bird. If the physical consciousness wants to observe what the soul is doing, it has to allow itself to be molded and guided by the soul’s light. Only then can one expect to be conscious twenty-four hours a day. If you wish to be more conscious of your experiences during sleep, the best thing to do is to spend more time in meditation.

DREAMS vs LUCID DREAMS

In the dream state the doors or windows of the senses are shut. The mind remains alone and plays. It is the subject and it is the object. It projects various sorts of objects like space, mountains, rivers, gardens, etc., from its own body from the material collected during the waking state. It manufactures curious mixtures and marvelous combinations. Sometimes the experiences of the previous births that are lodged in the causal body flash out during the dreaming state. Where as in Lucid dreaming, the dreamer is partly conscious or awake and aware of his dream state and he can also experience the realities of both physical and dream planes.

In lucid dreams, people witness strange sensations and events and that usually does not seem in the material world. These sensations includes, finding yourself in the middle of chaos, flying alone in the space, free-falling, sleep paralysis etc.

The experience of sleep paralysis occurs when your mind partly wakes up, but your body remains asleep. Physically asleep, you stay paralyzed. But mentally conscious, you may start to panic and the half-dreaming mind conjures up nightmarish images to explain what is happening, often based on cultural beliefs.

One more interesting thing about lucid dreaming is, it is possible to be lucid and have little control over dream content, and conversely, to have a great deal of control without being explicitly aware that you are dreaming. Once lucid, dreamers usually choose to do something permitted only by the extraordinary freedom of the dream state. One can have the choice to control on dream events. For example, you could continue with whatever you were doing when you became lucid, with the added knowledge that you are dreaming.

LUCID DREAMS AND OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE (OBE)

Studies says, OBE is also considered as a type of lucid dream. Both includes the techniques that are virtually identical to Wake Induced Lucid Dreams. They are virtually the same phenomenon. Out of body experiences are personal experiences during which people feel as if they are perceiving the physical world from a location outside of their physical bodies. The human consciousness separating from the human body and traveling in a discorporate form in the physical world. During an OBE, even though you experience your consciousness outside your body, still linked to your physical body (Like Anchoring a boat to the shore). Here comes the difference in OBE vs Astral Projection, where consciousness completely get separated and moves freely out-of-body and receives not commands from physical body. And it’s entirely depends on the person who is experiencing and controlling the process. When the experience is over, you return to your body and merge your consciousness back into it.

With great practice and concentration, one can easily convert OBE to an astral projection. We can say astral projection is a well-controlled lucid dreaming.  However astral projection is also possible without having lucid dreaming. To achieve perfection in Astral projection, one need to have an absolute knowledge about the physical body, controlling the senses and extreme concentration levels.

Benefits of Lucid Dreams

Lucid dreams give the most wonderful experience to the one who is practicing in his/her life.

1 .  The main thing that attracts people to lucid dreaming is the potential for wild adventure and fantasy fulfillment.

2 .  Lucid dreaming may well be the basis of the most effective therapy for nightmares.

3.  By properly practicing and controlling Lucid dreaming, one can expand their limits of consciousness.

4.  As lucid dreaming creates a bridge between unconscious mind and conscious mind, lucid dreaming may well be the basis of the Astral projection.

5.  With Lucid dreaming one can experience limitless freedom from the material world.

6.  With lucid dreaming, one can experience unlimited freedom and can explore the world/realms beyond the physical/material world.

7.  Lucid dreaming breaks the boundaries and incredibly improves your creative potential.

8.  Useful in healing: Healing always starts from a thought that “you are going to heal”. So by training your mind, you are going to heal your mental health and by healing your physical health.

 

 

“We are asleep. Our life is a dream. But we wake up, sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.”  

~Ludwlg Wlttgenstein 

 

 

 

~via enlightened-consciousness.com

OWEN K WATERS: “The Shift To The New Reality Is Occurring”

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Your physical body exists at a specific location in space and time. In order to relocate physically, you have to travel to the new location. Your mind, however, is free to roam to different locations and even to other points in time.

In recent decades, Remote Viewing – the mental viewing of remote locations – has been developed into a highly disciplined method of obtaining information from other locations in time and space.

Many people have experienced their own versions of this skill in the form of precognition or deja vu, where scenes that you suddenly recognize in your life are scenes that you had previously viewed while in another state of consciousness.

Deja vu occurs because you, as a soul, pre-planned the major themes of your life before your were born. You chose the time, the place and your parents in order to set a life plan in motion which would explore the desired themes.

Such pre-planning gave rise to the occurrence of related, meaningful events in your life which may have given you the impression that pre-destiny does exist.

To a degree, destiny does exist. The major themes of your life are pre-planned, by you, ahead of time. As you pass through life, certain names, places, people and activities resonate with a certain special-ness in your consciousness.

It’s almost as if you knew these events once before, but you can’t quite remember when or where. That is so-called destiny, unfolding into your life along the lines of pre-planned, pre-viewed events.

In the phenomenon called deja vu, this previewing occurred either during your pre-life planning or in a recent, out-of-body, dream-state where, in order to help yourself remain on-purpose, you reviewed the important, upcoming events in your life.

Your soul, or inner self, has the capability, not only to see, but to BE in different locations in space and time. Physical life is a projection of consciousness, which appears to be solid, which appears to be fixed in location, and which appears to run along a linear timeline.

Solidity, space and time are all projections of consciousness in the theater of life. They are nowhere near as fixed as we have been led to believe.

When a particularly vivid example of deja vu occurs, it is not just the recall of a recent dream, it is more likely to be a real-time connection with your inner self – your complete consciousness – when you were planning this lifetime of experience.

Your inner self can look into how a plan of action would work out by connecting with the actual event at the time and space location where the event will occur.

It can be a little disorienting to be living your regular life and suddenly have a brief connection with your inner self as it was working through the planning stage of your life many years ago before you were born.

In fact, you can come out of such a contact with your complete, inner-self consciousness wondering – just for a split-second – where you are, and what the date is today!

Such an experience is an excellent example of the wide-ranging consciousness of your inner self. It has the ability to relocate to and directly experience other locations in space and time.

As you progress in the development of your consciousness you will acquire more and more of the attributes of the expanded consciousness of your complete, inner self. Your daily consciousness is a tight focus, a subset, of your complete consciousness. That daily, waking consciousness is now expanding to incorporate more of the capabilities which you already possess within your complete, inner self.

Now that The Shift to the New Reality is occurring, this type of inner development is accelerating rapidly. As time passes, you will become more and more capable of perceiving other locations in time and space.

 

 

 

 

 

~via spiritualunite.com