The NDE Exemplifies Spirituality (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1)

By Kevin Williams, NDE Researcher

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Love is God

  We must open our hearts to love because love is God. Open our minds to life because life is God. Open our eyes to light because light is God. Love, light, and light is God; in other words, totally unfathomable! (Kevin Williams)

  Love is the power of life. I know that love between people here can be eternal. The key is love. (RaNelle Wallace)

  In the search for truth, all paths lead to love, the Spirit of God. (Sandra Rogers)

  Everyone is in the circle of God, Love. The Kingdom of God is within us. But more important, we are in the Kingdom of God. The Spirit of God is within us, but more important, we are in the Spirit of God. The love of God is within us, but more important, we are in the love of God. All there is – is God. (Jan Price)

  The meaning of the terms Christ, Christ Consciousness, and Mind of Christ, has little to do with the personality known as Jesus. These terms refer to the spiritual condition of human-divine unity or at-one-ment. This unity is the ultimate goal of everyone and is spiritually possible for all. Jesus became a Christ in that he attained perfect human-divine unity. It is God’s desire for everyone to attain Christhood; or Buddhahood if you live in the East (same concept). (Edgar Cayce)

  The truth of who I am, indeed, who we all are, is perfect love as a creation of God. (Linda Stewart)

  The very core of our essence is love, nothing else. Our core is perfect love, loving perfection. (Jayne Smith)

  When humanity recognizes the divinity within them as the controlling force in the world and turns away from their own selfish pattern of living for self alone, the old pattern disappears and the Christ pattern emerges.(Edgar Cayce)

  God is within you. The universe is God’s Cathedral. (Kevin Williams)

  God said, “You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High.” (Psalm 82:6)

  Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods?” (John 10:34)

 

The Love Connection

  All it takes to change the world is to change one person (ourselves) which, in turn, will cause a chain reaction of change from one person to another. (Rev. Howard Storm)

  The quickest way to change the world is to be of service to others. Show that your love can make a difference in the lives of people and thereby someone else’s love can make a difference in your life. By each of us doing that and working together we change the world one inner person at a time. (Dannion Brinkley(Six posts on Dannion Brinkley can be found on AngelicView here)

  Those whose hearts have been awakened to God have a responsibility to share his love with others. That is the nature of service and of love; all of our lights shine brighter when we pass them along. (Betty Eadie)

  The positive, as well as the negative, impact of one decision has the capacity to be felt throughout the world. (Angie Fenimore)

  I saw myself [in a life review] perform an act of kindness, just a simple act of unselfishness, and I saw the ripples go out again. The friend I had been kind to was kind in turn to one of her friends, and the chain repeated itself. I saw love and happiness increase in others’ lives because of that one simple act on my part. I saw their happiness grow and affect their lives in positive ways, some significantly. (Betty Eadie)

  I saw [in a life review] that I had sent out waves of goodness and hope and love when I had only meant to smile or to help in a small way. (RaNelle Wallace)

  A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. As humans, we are all linked together. What one person does affects everyone else. This is why it is important to help people. We are not only helping them, we are helping ourselves and everyone else. And this is why powerful spirit entities on the other side are trying to help us. Until we all progress spiritually, the powerful spirit entities on the other side cannot fully progress. But, a simple smile has within it the power to alter the whole course of world history, change the balance of power, and save the universe. (Kevin Williams)

  As we each find one person with whom to share our light, a wonderful miracle begins to take place: we find the Lord answering our individual prayers and preparing us to become the light, the answer, to yet many others. (Betty Eadie)

  The good that we have done for others, all of our good deeds and kind words, will come back to us and bless us a hundred fold after this life. Our strength will be found in love. (Virginia Rivers)

  We are all one. I comprehended that our oneness is interconnected by love and is an available, much higher level and means of communication than we normally use but to which we have access. This love is available to anyone who is willing to do the hard spiritual work that will allow us to open our hearts and minds and eyes to Spirit. (Linda Stewart)

  What is important is how we show our love for God by the way we treat each other. When we do unto others, we do unto God and ourselves. God loves and forgives us, and expects us to love and forgive others. (Sandra Rogers)

  They want every person to consider every other person greater than their own flesh. They want everyone to love everyone else, completely; more, even, than they love themselves. If someone, someplace else in the world hurts, than we should hurt we should feel their pain. And we should help them. (Rev. Howard Storm)

  This is the simple secret to improving humanity: The amount of love you received during your life is equal to the love you gave. It is just that simple. (Dannion Brinkley)

  If we learn to use what we have, we will receive more. This is a spiritual law. We will be given all that we are prepared to receive. (Betty Eadie)

  By giving love, we receive and experience a tremendous love from the universe. (Laurelynn Martin)

  We are here to help each other rise to the higher level of love. (Sherry Gideon)

  I asked, “How do I know right from wrong?”He replied, “Right is helping and being kind. Wrong is not only hurting someone but not helping when you can.” (Cecil, age 11)

  Whatever we become here in mortality is meaningless unless it is done for the benefit of others. Our gifts and talents are given to us to help us serve. And in serving others we grow spiritually. (Betty Eadie)

  The Being of Light told Dannion, “Humans are powerful spiritual beings meant to create good on the Earth. This good isn’t usually accomplished in bold actions, but in singular acts of kindness between people. It’s the little things that count, because they are more spontaneous and show who you truly are.” (Dannion Brinkley)

  They never gave me a direct mission or purpose. Could I build a shrine or cathedral for God? They said those monuments were for humanity. They wanted me to live my life to love people not things. (Rev. Howard Storm)

  Life is not about pursuits but about people. (Laurelynn Martin)

  If we look after others, God will look after us – and do a lot better job of it than we can. (Arthur Yensen)

  To know about love is not enough. We must express that knowing. How we do that is up to us. (Dr. PMH Atwater)

  Love unconditionally as much as you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the places you can, during all the times you can, for as many people as you can, for as long as you can. Then you will be able to worship God within everyone and everything and even walk upon the water. (Kevin Williams, a modification of John Wesley’s quote)

Love is the True Religion

  The guides taught us that doctrine and creed and race meant nothing. No matter what we believed we were all children joined under one God, and that the only rule was God’s true law – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We should treat all people as if they were a part of our soul because they were. (May Eulitt)

  It is love, not religion, which creates spiritual growth. Where religion teaches love, there is growth. Where religion impedes love, there is stagnation. (Nora Spurgin)

  What counts is what comes from the heart, not what one professes to believe. The most difficult thing for a person who has been deeply steeped in a particular religious tradition is to realize that the form alone is not what elevates a person; it is the heart. (Dr. PMH Atwater)

  It is not true, as some people think, that if we only give verbal assent to belief in God, well, that’s fine -that is our passport to heaven and everything will be all right. What we have to remember is that Jesus showed us the path by which it will be all right. He doesn’t say, “It’s all right, brother, come along in. Sit down now and relax and do nothing.” He says, “It’s all right. You are on my way. There are a lot of stones in it, but you are on my way. If you ask me, I’ll help you over the stones.” The old teachings that “as you strive, so you’ll be helped” are right. The Lord helps those who help themselves. (Margaret Tweddell)

  The Golden Rule is the governing principle in the spirit world: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. People who truly practice the religion of love will find themselves in a universal sphere where everyone understands that true religion is to love others as ourselves. (Nora Spurgin)

  God is love in all religions, so the more we live love the closer we are to God. (Betty Bethards)

  Because our opportunities on Earth for spiritual growth are limited time-wise, we should realize that indoctrinating children before they are old enough to reason can spoil the learning value of their lives. In some cases this is worse than murder because it may spoil their whole lifetime instead of just a few years. (Arthur Yensen)

  When I asked what a person should do while on Earth to make it better for him when he dies, he answered, “All you can do is to develop along the lines of unselfish love. People don’t come here because of their good deeds, or because they believe in this or that, but because they fit in and belong. Good deeds are the natural result of being good, and bad deeds are the natural result of being bad. It’s what you are that counts!” (Arthur Yensen)

  God is really only concerned about what is within us, our heart and spirituality. The way to heaven is through love. We do not go to heaven by worshipping Jesus, or by believing in his name, or by believing in the cross, or by accepting Jesus as our Savior. We grow to heaven by creating heaven within us by practicing unconditional love. (Kevin Williams)

  You’ll not be in heaven if you’re not leaning on the arm of someone you have helped. (Edgar Cayce)

  Love in action is what lasts. After death, a person is his love. This is the person’s life. (Emanuel Swedenborg)

  Our state in the spirit realm is determined by our level of spiritual maturity. If not mature, we may find that an understanding of the knowledge available through the various religious traditions may help to begin the process. (Nora Spurgin)

  The more knowledge of the spirit world we acquire while on Earth, the further and faster we will progress in the spirit after death. (Nora Spurgin)

  There are only two things we can take with us at death: love and knowledge. This is why it is best to learn about both as much as possible. (Virginia Rivers)

  No one can truly fathom the great truths of life until they finally unite with eternity after death. (Dr. George Rodonaia)

  In the spiritual universe, sin is not seen in the same way as it is here. In the spirit world, all things are learning experiences. We are here in this world to make mistakes, to learn and grow from them. (Jayne Smith)

  Howard Storm was given the following insights from beings of light after his life review when he was fearful of returning to Earth life and afraid he would make mistakes again: We shouldn’t continue going around with a sense of guilt, and we should try not to repeat our mistakes. We should learn from our mistakes. God wants us to do what we want to do. That means making choices – and there isn’t necessarily any right choice. There are a spectrum of possibilities, and we should make the best choice from those possibilities. If we do that, we will receive help from the Other Side. (Rev. Howard Storm)

God’s Tough Love

  I heard the voice of Christ vibrate through me as he said, “No, this heart condition of yours is not a cross from me for you to bear. This heart condition is a challenge to help you grow and stay compassionate.” (Lynn)

  Hardships are necessary for soul growth. (Sandra Rogers)

  We need negative experiences as well as positive experiences in life because before we can feel joy, we must know sorrow. Every experience is a tool for you to grow by. Negative experiences allow you to obtain greater understanding about yourself until you learn to avoid those experiences. (Betty Eadie)

  The angel (I don’t know what else to call her) said that life is an endless cycle of improvements and that humans are not perfect yet. She said that most people have this secret revealed to them when they die, but that handicapped children often know this and endure their problems without complaining because they know that their burdens will pass. Some of these children, she said, have even been given the challenge of teaching the rest of us how to love. It stretches our own humanity to love a child who is less than perfect,’ said the angel. And that is an important lesson for us.’ (Dr. Frank Oski)

The Heart Does Go On

  It cannot be stated too often that the spiritual perspective is inward and not outward. Once we leave the physical realm we will view reality inwardly and not outwardly. All that we have placed inside ourselves will act as a lens, a filter. All that we see will be seen through and be distorted by these things we have stored within ourselves. This is why it is important to remove as much clutter as possible so as not to obscure our reality. We not only take our attitudes with us into death, but we inhabit them. They will, however, become much, much larger in death, much harder to bear, with no way to set them aside easily. (Edgar Cayce)

  If, during our lifetime on Earth, we matured in a spiritually rich and beautiful way, we will come to dwell in an environment that corresponds with these qualities. Conversely, if one has been stunted in his spiritual growth through an undeveloped or misdirected lifestyle, has led a purely self-centered life or has hurt other people, their spiritual environment will reflect something of these realities. A self-centered life on Earth places one in an area of the spiritual world with like-minded people who have yet to learn the value of unselfishness for the advancement of the soul. Environments distant from God are said to be dark, cold and inhospitable. (AngelicView: See “Does Hell Really Exist?“)  Indeed, they reflect the spirits of those dwelling therein. In between these extremes are many levels representing different stages of spiritual growth. The central factor determining our level is the degree to which we have lived for the sake of others, and the extent to which we have been able to influence others likewise to follow paths of service and love. In this respect, the actions of loving, serving and teaching others carry the highest spiritual value. (Nora Spurgin)

  The spiritual state of being you have on Earth is the spiritual state you take with you to the world beyond when you die. There is no sudden metamorphosis from an idle person into an active person, from a nonreligious person into a religious person, from a money-centered person into a God-centered person. This is not an automatic thing. (Margaret Tweddell)

  According to Cayce, death in the physical world means birth in the spirit world; and death in the spirit world means birth in the physical world. Because of this, everyone is born with a spiritual void within them. Throughout our lives, we fill our void with a multitude of things. Then when we die, we step into the spiritual void we have filled. This is why having love within us is so important when we die. Giving and receiving love from the heart, creates a heavenly paradise within us which is manifested in the spirit world and becomes realized at death. (Kevin Williams)

  Our ability to accept truth, to live by it, governs our progress in the spirit, and it determines the degree of light we possess. Nobody forces light and truth upon us, and nobody takes it away unless we let them. (RaNelle Wallace)

  The higher one’s soul development, the brighter the light will shine from their spirit. What determines what one looks like in the spirit world is the person’s quality of heart and life. One’s inner quality is perceived as light. One’s features are visible but the light that comes from their very essence is the identifying feature. For example, because they lived totally for other people, Jesus and other religious leaders emanate brilliant light. (Nora Spurgin)

  Spiritually, we are at various degrees of light – which is knowledge – and because of our divine, spiritual nature we are filled with the desire to do good. (Betty Eadie)

  Heaven and hell are not places – they are spiritual states of being. They are not static states but are states in which there can be growth and progress toward ultimate wholeness of being. (Margaret Tweddell)

  You grow to heaven. You don’t go to heaven. (Edgar Cayce)

  The only thing you take with you when you die is the love you give away. (Laurelynn Martin)

Love Gives Unlimited Opportunities

  A soul is given the time it needs to turn away from its selfish ways and, like the prodigal son, return home to a feast of joy and welcome from its Father in heaven. Reincarnation is the method that allows the soul enough time to correct its mistakes and develop itself. (Edgar Cayce)

  We progress at our own rate to reach the light. If you do things that take you away from the light, then you are perpetuating your time here. (Dr. Ken Ring’s research)

  The chief purpose for reincarnation is instruction. We return to Earth, not because of any external pressure, but because we desire spiritual growth. This is a universal process that prevails throughout all of nature. All living things are evolving through the use of a physical form in order to gain physical experiences. When we have learned the lessons we need from the physical world, we need not return unless we come back of our own accord to act as teachers or helpers in the glorious plan of evolution. (Dr. Ken Ring’s research)

  God loves and suffers for those in spiritual darkness, ignorance and misery. Based on their desire and willingness, such souls are given opportunities for advancement. (Nora Spurgin)

  After we die, we may realize that we haven’t learned everything we should. So, we return and are born again. As we transform into another personality, our soul is maintained throughout. Our soul does not get bigger or smaller. We carry with us the characteristics of our former personalities. The phrase “burning off bad karma” means that we have characteristics that we have to deal with.(Thomas Sawyer)

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

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