Angels from My NDE

 

 

111 thoughts on “Angels from My NDE

  1. Hi Tricia,
    I came across your blog via your recent profile in NG. I have been fascinated by the NDE — and what it can teach us — since reading Still Me many years ago. I look forward to reading your memoir!

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    • Hi Kipp…Thanks so much. I just started this blog…haven’t even sent it out to friends yet, but I do plan to share more about NDEers. I want to interview others who’ve had these experiences and include their stories on the blog. I read “Still Me” many years ago. Thanks for reminding me of that book.

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  2. Hi Tricia! What beautiful and descriptive sharing, thanks! I love the term, “life informed by the other side.” Looking forward to reading your memoir, and as for me, there can never be too many versions of people’s NDE’s! Your perspective from the path you’ve walked is so interesting and unique, and very inspiring.

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  3. Tricia, reading about your NDE brings comfort to me in so many ways! I have feared death all my life, having been traumatized as a small child. I was especially delighted to hear about the angels you encountered. Thank you for creating your blog and sharing your story!

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    • Jan,

      Thanks so much for your comment. One of the main reasons I tell my story is so that others will not fear death or life. Angels are here willing to help us in life, and they are definitely there with great wisdom and care, helping us transition to the other side. I believe much healing is possible in this life from all kinds of wounds. The more we connect with others, the more our burden is lightened. May you find much peace and healing.

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  4. My father and my aunt were both doctors. I have always felt that doctors are used by spirit whether they know it or not. Thank you for confirming that.

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  6. Wow!!!!! My mind is completely blown away… Your description of the your encounter allowed me to vividly share your experience. Thank you for being who you are and sharing this much needed message with the world. I’m a strong faith based person and your story will certainly help increase my believe God and all his glory. Thanks for being so open..

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  7. This story is amazing and it gave me chills. You are extremely strong for making it through this and you are an inspiration ! This is a very touching story about your life with a wonderful explanation of your relationship with the “angels”. Thank you for sharing this, it is truly amazing and can possibly change someone’s life one day and even their relationship with Christ !!:)

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  8. That’s incredible. The way you describe the feeling of peace and awareness reminds me a little of Eat Pray Love when the author describes meditating in India. The feeling of being connected to the whole world and the divine.

    Your students are incredibly lucky to have you.

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  10. Hi Tricia,
    A great start to the memoir! I saw the video of your account that Jan Holden showed at a seminar in Texas. Love your whole NDE. I’m very interested, as a long time devotee of the subject, in the notion that we might (finally) be approaching the point where mainstream science can no longer just dismiss the elaborate and detailed OBEs so many, including you, are giving. Laurin Bellgs new book, Near Death in the ICU, is yet another work which presents this astounding phenomenon so clearly (and she runs two icu’s and so must be taken seriously). To just constantly cite the brains ability to “confabulate” a story from bits of sensory input, and imagination, is wearing really thin for more and more bright “fence sitters” like me who are open minded and want to follow the data where it really leads, not to some preordained destination that mainstream science tells us is the only one allowed!
    Anyway, more power to you, and godspeed…
    Would love to talk more about the subject with you if you like:
    richardgowell@yahoo.com
    All the best,
    Rich

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    • Thanks so much for your comment. I, too, am hopeful that we are approaching a point where mainstream science at least must nod in the direction of the many accounts of NDEs. The National Geographic article was a small nod, but the television series gave a bit more credibility to these experiences in the first episode. I’ve repeated it many times, but I am certain that the reality outside of my body was more real than this reality I saw this reality, plus the reality beyond the viel. Some hospitals are becoming more supportive of these experiences and allowing NDEers to verify details after surgeries and other moments. I’m encouraged by this. I will check out Laurin Bellg’s new book.

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      • Great response, thanks! I will check out the TV show.
        So great a question hangs in the balance…….whether we have souls! My god, it couldn’t get much more fundamental than that. And that’s exactly what will make the resistance to change so fierce. But its also why a stronger fight has to be made to get the evidence out in a way that can’t be ignored.
        By the way, its a great anecdote about the candy bar!😀

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  11. Professor Barker,

    All I can say is wow. My skin is covered in goosebumps from reading about your experience. I look forward to reading your memoir.
    By the way your class was awesome! I totally enjoyed it.

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  12. Just got a stomach full (and then some!) of skepticism regarding ndes from Dr. Steven Novella, a Yale neurologist. I hate how guys like him and Kevin Nelson can weigh me down with doubt even after all that I’ve seen and read on the topic. It bugs me how one camp can be certain that the “soul” travels, while the other considers it to be obviously nothing more than the brain and its “mechanisms”
    Aaaaaarrrggghhhh…..
    So anyway Tricia, you’re extra double triple sure right?!😁😁😁😁
    Thanks ahead of time for the reassurance (I know you already answered this with your first response, but dammit I’m insatiable)!

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    • You know how some memories fade and change over time? The reality from the NDE was more real than this reality. The clarity and brightness of that moment does not fade in my memory. I am more than sure. I don’t fear death in the least. I don’t like physical pain or dying, but I know that the soul goes on. As soon as I popped out of my body, I wanted to come back and tell people very simply…”We do go on!” I think it was Dannion Brinkley who turned to a group of skeptics and said, “I know you put a lot of weight in being a Dr. or a Ph.D, but I have NDE after my name and that matters to me.” So many people who were skeptical before their NDE were not skeptical afterwards. I’m not sure I want to check these guys out, but I might when I have more time. I like to think spiritual awareness and awakening is becoming more mainstream. If it isn’t mainstream, I’m going to work to make it that way:-)

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  13. I was just at a Satori this evening, and Dr. Jan Holden presented more of her research on NDE’s. I’m so glad to know her and benfit from her extensive studies of these experiences. The children’s perspectives are especially poignant and touching. There are simply too many people who have had these experiences to discredit them. I’ve had dreams, hallucinations, lucid dreams, and spiritual experiences, but nothing came close to the intensity, clarity, and power of that experience. Waking life pales in comparison. I wish my surgeons had been open to verifying basic details about where they stood over my body. I think that verifiable details are a key part of helping skeptics understand this phenomenon.

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  15. Thanks a bunch Tricia. I appreciate your thoughtful responses, and your wonderful writing generally.
    “More real than this reality” I love this phrase that so many of you employ. It carries a real force with it that should give any honest skeptic pause. And I agree, the ndes of children are compelling, as Dr. Melvin Morse’s work showed for instance.
    Do check out Laurin Bellgs book. The accounts she relates are amazing, and as the physician/scientist who was usually on the scene, the corroborations she provides add tremendous weight to it all. Its as if one of the neurosurgeons working on you was an NDE researcher! One account, as I recall, describes beings identical to your “angels”.
    Don’t want to take all your time with our interchanges but I really enjoy communicating with someone who has caught such a glimpse of the other side!
    Cheers

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    • You’re welcome:-) I will check out Bellgs book. I have a huge reading list now, and I’m falling behind on my writing schedule. It is fun to meet people out here who enjoy discussing this topic. I hope to interview a few people I’ve recently met who have not told their NDE stories yet.

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  23. Tricia,

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I’ve always wondered if there was anything beyond this life. My grandmother always said there was but a small part of me only believed it because I needed to believe that one day I would be with her again. Your description was so vivid that I could almost see it as well. I would certainly read your book if you continue the memoir!!!

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    • Sheila…Thanks for much. I’m glad you connected with the piece. I just finished the first draft of the novel. Now the real writing begins with revisions. I hope to start querying agents as soon as I’m done revising.

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    • My thoughts were pretty simple and clear after the NDE…I heard “love is all that matters” while on the other side, so if a minister, priest, monk, or teacher’s message was one of love, I accepted it. God is love not fear. It really is that simple.

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  26. Thank You for such a beautiful memoir. The way you have expressed yourself has given me goosebumps. For a moment I imagined myself on that operation table. There were many questions in my mind about life after death or are my loved ones happy after leaving this world?
    You made me realize that I am wrong and selfish of just thinking about myself when they left me alone in this world to survive.

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    • Dying is a beautiful experience. I am certain your loved ones are in a very happy place. Here….we do miss them greatly, but there will be a time to be reunited again. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  27. You were privilege to have felt such an amazing feeling. I admire your strength in talking about the situation. I personally believe in angels and also believe in life after death. I have never had a NDE but yet I can relate to your blog – A few years ago I had a beautiful dream right after my brothers’ death. I saw my brother in my dream and right behind him there was an angel. There was a bright shiny light that didn’t let me see the angel. I only heard an angelic voice that said to me “ You are my daughter and I’ am with you” That voice made me feel an unexplained feeling, very hard to describe, but overall I felt peace. Honestly, I think it was God telling me my brother was with him and I was feeling what my brother felt when he parted from us.
    Thank you for sharing your experience!

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    • That is a beautiful account. I understand that feeling of peace. It is almost as if we are children in the dark here on earth, and every once in a while we get some comfort from the other side that everything really is o.k., despite how it may seem at times. Lovely experience…thanks for sharing it with me.

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  29. I am in awe of this story. I hope you are not a dishonest person because you basically have proof that our spirits live on after our bodies are dead. That is something not too many people can witness and that’s why we are all so unsure. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • I waited over twenty years to take the time to fully write story. I didn”t want to do anything other than teach since that was what the light commanded me to do. A couple of years ago, I got a loud message that “my mission had been completed.” I completely freaked out and didn’t know what I was suppossed to do with me life. Eventually, this has naturally unfolded. I continue to teach, but I would like to tell me story to more people besides my students and friends. I’m in the process of revising and editing my memoir. I would love it if my book helps others and gives healing to others. Dr. Jan Holden, a well-known NDE and OBE researcher, has talked with other NDEers who have verifiable moments outside of their body. One woman knew that a baby’s shoe had been left in another room. She told the nurses to go get this shoe, and they found it there. Another person knew what colored bags they use in hospitals to dispose of amutated limbs. If my surgeons had been more open, I wanted to describe to them where they were in relation to my body and verify the song that was on the radio. My surgeon was not open… She did verify that I died. Thanks for your comment.

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  30. Reading this gave me the chills. I’m just in awe at how strong you are for sharing this moment of your life with all of us. Thank you!

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  31. Wow… I think everyday most people question their faith and wonder what life is after death. It is amazing and comforting to know that you experienced that there is some sort of “light” or “higher being”. I have goosebumps just thinking about it! Thank you for sharing, you have my mind racing with thoughts and emotions!

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  32. Professor Barker,
    I love this so much. I’ve always had a hard time and fear when thinking of death. This gives me peace and comfort to know that, “We do go on.” I’ve felt extreme sadness and anger when the thought of not being on this earth comes up; however, knowing that you saw “light” gives me so much hope. I do not question my faith in Him, but death is not my favorite topic. This makes me very happy to finally feel content.

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  33. You have are so brave to share your stories, and I think they are absolutely amazing. God works in mysterious, yet beautiful ways. Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories to educate the world and bring more peace!

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  34. Professor Barker,
    Your near death experience is very interesting. I can’t believe you saw angels coming upon you . In fact, when I read your blog I realized that life is to short and anything could happen at anytime. So therefore, we should appreciate with what god has given us and give thanks to him! I love your story:)

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  35. I dont think you know what an inspiration this story is to me. Or maybe you do! Its true that God is working through you to help others, because today…this morning…you helped ME. Sometimes as people of faith, we are that, just people of faith. Its awesome to know that someone has seen whats after our physical life, even if it was just a brief glimpse. The peace you describe brightened my day and renewed/revived my faith in Heaven and God.

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  36. I enjoyed this excerpt. The afterlife is one of biggest mysteries to human existence. I love when I hear someone give their testimony on a near death experience. This gives me confirmation and comfort to know what the afterlife will be like.

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  37. I thought this only happened to me. I had a out of body experience following an ectopic pregnancy where my Fallopian tube ruptured.. I just remembered falling to the floor at home in front of my husband and looking at myself in the ambulance on the way to the hospital ( crazy huh??? )… I remember something or someone telling me to go home… That’s when I woke up in the hospital not knowing I had been in a coma for two weeks!

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    • Wow…that is an intense experience. You might want to check out other stories from IANDS. There are so many good books about NDEs as well. It might help you feel more comfortable with your experience as you hear from others. I’m glad you found my post:-) Blessings to you.

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  38. I not sure if my first post went through, but I just wanted to say again thank you for sharing your story. I hope your back is continuing to heal well. I’m sorry you had to go through the car accident but it is great to see how you have come through the whole experience with a positive outlook on life.

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  39. Your story is truly incredible, I continued to read Part II of this post and I’m astonished. I too believe nothing has meaning without love, every day I try to live with as much compassion in my heart as possible. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

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  40. This whole story and event is very heart touching, and I appreciate the fact that you are sharing this touching story with us. When your book comes out, I will definitely read your memoir when it comes out!!

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