but to sum it up in slightly different words... I believe it is a combination of our chemical makeup being the lens for our mind and the other part is that NDE's fill in gaps of learning we need to learn in our lifetime. They are all very personal and most people never talk about them. I can't seem to stop... like a NDE Rainman...
I hope you follow the link. Let me know what you think from it... I also want to say that 10 people can see the same thing in everyday life and each one will see something different. I don't call what I see before my eyes as "The Truth" with a Big T but rather "my truth." Some people have written me and told me that what I have written makes sense to them while others believe I am deceived by the devil...and still others believe what happened to me was simply my dying brain having a reaction to its dying... What do you believe accounts for the wide range of perceptions that NDE Experiencers have?
I hope others chime in but most people are not as blabber mouthed about their NDE as I am. I try to be as honest as I can when I write about it still knowing that writing about it is not a very good medium for expressing soul. Look at the religious texts out there... Little twists of words from language to language can change a whole religion but the language of soul is impossible to translate into written words so all will comprehend what it means to everyone.
"What do you believe accounts for the wide range of perceptions that NDE Experiencers have?"
I think that God is not a separate phenomenon from everything. In fact I think that everything including us, light and dark, pleasant and unpleasant, every conceivable notion is God> The term I use that nicely takes religion out of it is Infinite Potential. I use this term to say that all things are possible and arise as God is ever creating and expanding.
I see us as kind of camera angles of the overall "event." However we can tap into larger vistas of the total event as our awareness grows.
I heard one NDE that kind of echos what I am saying. I think it was Mellon Thomas?
I also don;t think of God as an entity that has an agenda. I think of God as more of a celestial clay where everything rises out of and falls back into.
That said, I think the wide variation in NDE accounts is because of people's experiences, world views and thus filters. As we expand our views though (awareness) and include more of the larger vista, we begins to see they are all beliefs and patterns that fall in the scape of infinite potential. We can have or experience anything we want on the canvas of "God."
The notion of infinite potential allows for all other experiences even the harmony and disharmony. It comes down to choice and influence.
Infinite potential is a term that suggests that you can experience anything and it also includes the aspect of free will. I also like the term because it bridges the gap between Science and spirituality. Religions tend to be limiting where as this term is expansive and allows all other views.
Also seeing God as a separate entity creates separation and there is so much evidence to the connectivity of all things.
I remember in the Mellon NDE that he got to a point where he realized that everything was god including him and he sa all life everywhere as one interconnected, evolving and flowing mandela.
If you study fractal math, this particular mathematical language fits his experience perfectly.