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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett is produced by Empower Radio and featured on empoweradio, iheart, itunes, stitcher and various independent youtube channels. Programs cover a wide range of Mind-Body-Spirit/Alternative Awareness/PSI topics, including: Consciousness, UFO, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Energy Medicine.

Ongoing personal experiences with extraordinary and unexplained seen/unseen phenomena underscore my belief in a world abundant with wonders we haven't yet begun to fathom.

Experiencers, via their unique encounters, give us glimpses and clues to what potentials creation has yet to reveal when we are willing to listen to the call of the muse and curious enough to table our fear and explore the unknown inner and outer limits of being.

And the answers are there, teasing us in quirks, quarks and fantastic anomalies.

My proof
- and that is the whole point of this reality thing being very personal and unique to the individual experiencer - the light beside me goes off for a moment and then comes on again as I am composing this introduction, underscoring the "quirk" factor and the representation of the ever-present, unseen support in this adventure.

Thank you for your interest and for listening. I hope you enjoy the shows! - wendy ... and the nightlights ;)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Anita, Beyond Death

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. - Woody Allen

According to a 2003 Harris poll online survey, 84% of U.S. adults believe in the survival of the soul after death. So said 89% of women and 78% of men in the survey group.

What happens to the soul after death is a mystery. However, there are some who think they might be able to shed a little light on that subject. They've earned the label Near Death Experiencer. As such, they've "been there, done that".

One of the most incredible Near Death experiences I have ever run across is from a woman who describes, with explicit detail, her near death recovery from Cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma). Documented on a website that is collecting data on Near Death Experiences world wide. The first thing to note: each NDE is unique.

Long story short; Anita had a window during her in between state that offered a glimpse of two outcomes. If she chose to die, the certificate would read ___. If she chose to live, it would read ____. Given the information she was exposed to and her feelings about what life now had to offer as a result, she felt her life could serve a purpose and chose to remain. She also had information that it was not her time to die but whatever decision was made would be up to her.

In her words, "I found out that my purpose would now be to live "Heaven on Earth" using this new understanding, and also to share this knowledge with other people."

The encounter Anita describes is vivid, detailed, and offers a wonderful perspective on a greater picture than we have access to on the manifest plane and she certainly acquired some inspiring wisdom worth checking out. Of all the nuggets she tosses out - one basic concept is:
"I look at everything in our reality, including things like illness and aging, so differently. I challenge anything that is considered "natural" or "normal". To me now, everything feels like human construct -- that is, just another product of personal and mass belief. Having had the experience I have, it feels like nothing is real, but every single possibility exists. I now live knowing that I can create my own reality based on these new truths that I have learned."

Anita's story alone will make you stop and think or stop and re-think life. But there are other amazing stories as well. The site has over 1600 personal accounts of NDE's. Anita’s resonates so well with me because the basic information she offers is similar to what I was given as I wrote the book Talking to Nightlights. It was no accident I stumbled across her account.

When we are open to receive information, it comes in whatever form we will allow. Poking around in that material also led me to another resource to validate my own life-affirming metaphysical experience with automatic writing, which I much prefer to that of nearly dying. Given my journalist background, Ruth Montgomery was an inspiration.

Anita’s vividly detailed near death experience offers hope and inspiration to others who would like a peek at the hereafter without having to go through the drama/trauma of having the life scared back into us.

Do You Believe In Life After Death? The only way we can begin to understand any of this is to share our stories. To that end, I spoke recently with Jody Long, (Show #18) who manages the NDERF website. They have upgraded and expanded the site offerings and are looking for more accounts. If you have had an experience, take a few minutes and add it to those on record at the Near Death Experience Research Foundation.

An interesting correlation comes from all this. Apparently, no matter where we are in our life journey, whether in the process of living and/or dying, we have the power to create our reality.