Today a trademan noticed some of my NDEs books neatly on my table, and asked me ~when I was drawn to this phenomena. I had never thought up to that pointwhy, until I reflected on it, and remembered a memory, around the age of maybe 9, and sitting in the kitchen with my paternal grandmother, who I remembered being a pretty strict lady, and not particularly interested in what she would call ~mystical things and I didn’t really connect to her or enjoy her company much, so my visits were infrequent.
On this one day, we were sitting at the table and I asked her if she was ever afraid of flying~ as she often would visit her family, that lived In Italy and I always remembered her either packing or unpacking luggage or planning her next trip to that destination, which was why I felt prompted to ask her .. (She had asked my brother once if he wanted to go with her, but I think he backed out after a few weeks~ preferring to be around all his friends or more, he didn’t like her much either, and she knew not to ask me ~as she might have sensed I was not liking her much . She was a devout Catholic, and to me pretty hypocritical with it. 🌸
She replied no, when your times up its up.
🌸 Myself afraid of time and void and already awakening to my clairvoyance, and so already feeling aloof to normal everyday life (which seemed mundane) was not at all satisfied with the answer and replied, but why would you not fear the unknown such as death?
She then to my surprise (as I was expecting a telling off) sat down with a warm glow, I’d not seen before on her face and as she poured from her red teapot ~described to me her sisters NDE~ although I had no idea what that was at the time, and although I can’t remember the exact words, I remember the feelings of pure intrigue as she described what her sister had told her (and I knew instinctly that she believed her) and recalling her final words on the subject, of her sisters NDE ‘If that’s dying, then I will never fear death again’
This I feel on reflection, sparked my interest… 🌸
We never ever spoke about anything I found remotely interesting, other than that one time and around fifteen years later, I found out another relative had an NDE and described it to a relative, that they had sworn to secrecy ~but on seeing my interest on it told me anyway … by then I’d already read a Raymond moody book, so had familiarised myself with the concept. 🌸
This is why I was not sceptical of the book on first reading it… Raymond moody asks us to ask friends, relatives and people close, or let them tell us, despite the fears as its quite common… Raymond moody also explains in the book how some have attempted to tell friends, ministers or others and been shut down, so never mentioning it again, until safe to open up (Raymond moody) being open minded in this study back in the 1970s, and how on explaining to some patients that others also had described similar experiences to him, would be very relieved 😌
I also remembered after I reread life after life, a flashback of an attempted conversation on this book once, with my older brother, who at that time was at university studying sports science, and him replying ‘yes there is a logical explanation for it’ and gave some science jargon, mentioning lack of oxygen to the brain, and my witty reply before leaving the room~’huh I doubt anyone could feel that ecstatically joyful over lack of oxygen to their brain’ ! ..and my guide agreeing, and saying there is so much people don’t know there. 🌸 Reading the next of his beautiful books warm blessings readers 🌸 🌸 🌸