We live forever, and once we realize that, we see that there is never need for despair, depression, or morbidity.
Those who have traipsed for the other side emphasize how, from the perspective there, that no disease or trauma or heartbreak, no tragedy on earth, seems like a “big deal.”
Such is the perspective “over there.”
The earth is a passing place, and a big mistake it is when we embrace it as our complete or even predominant reality.
The most immediate obstacle for an easy transition: worldliness, according to one young woman who allegedly had such an experience in February of 2010 when she had a seizure and collapsed at a party. Suddenly she had found herself watching a lot of people in a circle staring at something, with police caution tape around, and when she went to see what they were looking at, she saw that it was her own body.
All of a sudden a huge white light appeared, coming from the ceiling to the floor. “I just knew, okay, that’s home,” she relates on a video [below]. “That’s where I’m supposed to go. So I went into the light and it felt so good, it’s hard to explain. The higher I went into the light, and the more I moved up and further than earth, the better I felt. The feeling of pleasure does not really apply to this earth. Nothing can compare. If you took everything you are in favor of — maybe getting a massage, getting into a hot tub, your favorite music, your favorite food, your favorite drink, [if] everything that you love happened to you all at once — it would not even closely compare to the pleasure that was in that light. As you moved up, it felt better and better.”
As always, we are vigilant because deception can come as an “angel of light.” Deception? Drugs?
So many of these experiences are astoundingly consistent and bear good fruit (conversion) that we discern them. When we do we see how fading indeed — how insignificant — are the pleasures of life. (Indeed, fasting can bring more pleasure than a fantastic meal.)
Earth turned dark for this particular woman — black — and our “universe” seemed “the size of an ant. In Heaven, the leader of a nation is of no more note than the janitor at church or the clerk at a convenience store (and perhaps of less note).
“It made you realize how insignificant life is and how we are only here for such a short time,” she witnesses. “There’s an eternal life we have to live, and not too many people know that or believe that. There is a place we go.”
She saw her whole life all at once in a flash. “I honestly looked at my life and felt like a complete failure. I felt like I’d lived one big selfish life, which was only directed to myself. I never helped anyone on this planet. I never gave anything to a significant degree. I guess I was — now I know the terminology — ‘worldly.’
“My life seemed so big on earth, my friends, my clothes. When you look at it from up there, it looks so insignificant. There was an overwhelming feeling of love.”
We contrive importance based on a very limited vision. “There is no perfection here,” she notes. But there is on the other side (though there is also “a place of all evil”).
She wasn’t ready for the afterlife, however — it turns out — and when a Voice spoke to her, it said, “If you want to live, show it.” She was suddenly back in her body.
A lesson for today:
“If you want to live, show it.”