Many of my clients have an exorbitant
fear of death and dying. Now everyone, I think, has
some fear of death and except for some special mystics,
and people in great depression or pain, no one really
wants to die, but it is an inevitable part of life and
we have to deal with it. Even deeply religious people,
on some levels of consciousness, fear death even though
they may not admit this fear openly.
Sometimes this fear
of death comes from foreign energy attachments and they
can be dealt with using Spirit Releasement Therapy (SRT).
However, the fear of death is very real and scary to
many people and there are ways using hypnotherapy that
can help alleviate much of the fear energy. For instance,
using Past Life Regression Therapy (PLT), the hypnotherapist
can take the client back through many past lives and
have the client go through his death in these lifetimes
and this seems to help greatly because the client usually
experiences peace and freedom after going through the
transition. However, lots of clients are not relieved
of their fear using PLT and other techniques must be
One of the most effective
techniques have found is to have the client read about
experiences of people who have died clinically and then
came back to life
the so called "Near Death
Experience" or NDE. When I wrote my book I interviewed
a number of people who had been through the NDE encounter
and read about many others who had experienced the phenomenon.
One story in particular really impressed me and I excerpted
much of this story to present to you in hope that it
will help any of you in whom this death fear is particularly
debilitating. The name of this story is "A JOURNEY
THROUGH THE LIGHT AND BACK", the Near-Death Experience
Story of Mellen-Thomas Benedict. The following are from
"In 1982 I died
from terminal cancer. The condition I had was inoperable,
and any kind of chemotherapy they could give me would
just have made me more of a vegetable. I was given six
to eight months to live. . I tried all sorts of alternative
healing methods, but nothing helped. I ended up in hospice
I remember waking
up one morning at home about 4:30 AM, and I just knew
that this was it. This was the day I was going to die.
So I called a few friends and said goodbye. I woke up
my hospice caretaker and told her. I had a private agreement
with her that she would leave my dead body alone for
six hours, since I had read that all kinds of interesting
things happen when you die. I went back to sleep.
The next thing I
remember is the beginning of a typical near-death experience.
Suddenly I was fully aware-and I was standing up but
my body was in the bed. There was this darkness around
me. Being out of my body was even more vivid than ordinary
experience. It was so vivid that I could see every room
in the house. I could see the top of the house, I could
see around the house, I could see under the house.
There was this Light
shining. I turned toward the Light. The Light was very
similar to what many other people have described in
their near-death experiences. It was so magnificent.
It is tangible; you can feel it. It is alluring; you
want to go to it like you would want to go to your ideal
mother's or father's arms.
As I began to move
toward the Light, I knew intuitively that if I went
to the Light, I would be dead. So as I was moving toward
the Light I said, "Please wait a minute; just hold
on a second here. I want to think about this. I would
like to talk to you before I go." To my surprise,
the entire experience halted at that point. You are
in control of your life-after-death experience. You
are not on a roller coaster ride.
So my request was
honored, and I had some conversations with the Light.
The Light kept changing into different figures, like
Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mandelas, archetypal images
and signs. I asked the Light, "What is going on
here? Please, Light, clarify yourself for me. I really
want to know the reality of the situation." I cannot
really say the exact words, because it was sort of telepathy.
The Light responded.
The information transferred to me was that during your
life-after- death experience your beliefs shape the
kind of feedback you are getting before the Light. If
you were a Buddhist or Catholic or Fundamentalist, you
get a feedback loop of your own stuff. You have a chance
to look at it and examine it, but most people do not.
As the Light revealed itself to me, I became aware that
what I was really seeing was our Higher Self matrix.
We all have a Higher
Self, or an oversoul part of our being. It revealed
itself to me in its truest energy form. The only way
I can really describe it is that the Being of the Higher
Self is more like a conduit. It did not look like that,
but it is a direct connection to the Source that each
one of us has. We are directly connected to the Source.
So the Light was showing me the Higher Self matrix.
I was not committed to one particular religion. So that
is what was being fed back to me during my life-after-death
As I asked the Light
to keep clearing for me, to keep explaining, I understood
what the Higher Self matrix is. We have a grid around
the planet where all the Higher Selves are connected.
This is like a great
company, a next subtle level of energy around us, the
spirit level, you might say. Then, after a couple of
minutes, I asked for more clarification. I really wanted
to know what the Universe is about, and I was ready
to go at that time. I said, "I am ready, take me."
Then the Light turned
into the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen:
a Mandela of human souls on this planet. Now I came
to this with my negative view of what was happening
on the planet. So as I asked the Light to keep clarifying
for me, I saw in this magnificent Mandela how beautiful
we all are in our essence, our core. We are the most
The human soul, the
human matrix that we all make together, is absolutely
fantastic, elegant, exotic, everything. I just cannot
say enough about how it changed my opinion of human
Beings in that instant. I said, "Oh, God, I did
not know how beautiful we are." At any level, high
or low, in whatever shape you are in, you are the most
The revelations coming
from the Light seemed to go on and on. Then I asked
the Light, "Does this mean that Mankind will be
saved?" Then, like a trumpet blast with a shower
of spiraling lights, the Great Light spoke, saying,
"Remember this and never forget; you save, redeem
and heal yourself. You always have. You always will.
You were created with the power to do so from before
the beginning of the world."
In that instant I
realized even more. I realized that WE HAVE ALREADY
BEEN SAVED, and we saved ourselves because we were designed
to self- correct like the rest of God's Universe. This
is what the second coming is about. I thanked the Light
of God with all my heart. The best thing I could come
up with was these simple words of total appreciation:
"Oh dear God, dear Universe, dear Great Self, I
Love My Life."
The Light seemed
to breathe me in even more deeply. It was as if the
Light was completely absorbing me. The Love Light is,
to this day, indescribable. I entered into another realm,
more profound than the last and became aware of something
more, much more. It was an enormous stream of Light,
vast and full, deep in the Heart of Life. I asked what
The Light responded,
"This is the RIVER OF LIFE. Drink of this manna
water to your heart's content." So I did. I took
one big drink and then another. To drink of Life Itself!
I was in ecstasy.
Then the Light said,
"You have a desire." The Light knew all about
me, everything past, present and future. "Yes!"
I asked to see the
rest of the Universe, beyond our solar system, beyond
all human illusion. The Light then told me that I could
go with the Stream. I did, and was carried through the
Light at the end of the tunnel. I felt and heard a series
of very soft sonic booms. What a rush!
Suddenly I seemed
to be rocketing away from the planet on this stream
of Life. I saw the Earth fly away. The solar system,
in its entire splendor, whizzed by and disappeared.
At faster than light speed, I flew through the center
of the Galaxy, absorbing more knowledge as I went. I
learned that this Galaxy, and the entire Universe, is
bursting with many different varieties of LIFE. I saw
many worlds. The good news is that we are not alone
in this Universe!
As I rode this stream
of consciousness through the center of the Galaxy, the
stream was expanding in awesome fractal waves of energy.
The super clusters of Galaxies with all their ancient
wisdom flew by. At first I thought I was going somewhere,
actually traveling. But then I realized that as the
stream was expanding, my own consciousness was also
expanding to take in everything in the Universe! All
creation passed by me. It was an unimaginable wonder!
At this point, I found myself in a profound stillness,
beyond all silence. I could see or perceive FOREVER,
I was in the Void.
I was in pre-creation,
before the Big Bang. I had crossed over the beginning
of time/the First Word/the First Vibration. I was in
the Eye of Creation. I felt as if I was touching the
Face of God. It was not a religious feeling. Simply,
I was at one with Absolute Life and Consciousness.
When I say that I
could see or perceive forever, I mean that I could experience
all of creation generating itself. It was without beginning
and without end. Scientists perceive the Big Bang as
a single event which created the Universe. I saw during
my life-after- death experience that the Big Bang is
only one of an infinite number of Big Bangs creating
Universes endlessly and simultaneously. The only images
that even come close in human terms would be those created
by super computers using fractal geometry equations.
The ancients knew
of this. They said God had periodically created new
Universes by breathing out and recreated other Universes
by breathing in. These epochs were called Yugas. Modern
science called this the Big Bang. I was in absolute,
pure consciousness. I could see or perceive all the
Big Bangs or Yugas creating and recreating themselves.
Instantly I entered into them all simultaneously. I
saw that each little piece of creation has the power
It took me years
after I returned from my near-death experience to assimilate
any words at all for the Void experience. I can tell
you this now: the Void is less than nothing, yet more
than everything that is! The Void is absolute zero,
chaos forming all possibilities. It is Absolute Consciousness,
much more than even Universal Intelligence.
The Void is the vacuum
or nothingness between all physical manifestations.
It is the SPACE between atoms and their components.
Modern science has begun to study this space between
everything. They call it Zero point. Whenever they try
to measure it, their instruments go off the scale, or
to infinity, so to speak. They have no way, as of yet,
to measure infinity accurately. There is more of the
zero space in your own body and the Universe than anything
What mystics call
the Void is not a void. It is so full of energy, a different
kind of energy that has created everything that we are.
Everything since the Big Bang is vibration, from the
first Word, which is the first vibration. The biblical
"I AM" really has a question mark after it.
"I AM-What am I?" So creation is God exploring
God's Self through every way imaginable, in an on-going,
infinite exploration through every one of us. I began
to see during my near-death experience that everything
that is, is the Self, literally your Self, my Self.
Everything is the great Self. That is why God knows
even when a leaf falls. That is possible because wherever
you are is the center of the Universe. Wherever any
atom is, that is the center of the Universe. There is
God in that, and God in the Void.
As I was exploring
the Void during my life-after- death experience and
all the Yugas or creations, I was completely out of
time and space, as we know it. In this expanded state,
I discovered that creation is about Absolute Pure Consciousness,
or God, coming into the Experience of Life, as we know
it. The Void itself is devoid of experience. It is pre
life, before the first vibration. Godhead is about more
than Life and Death. Therefore there is even more than
Life and Death to experience in the Universe!
When I realized this,
I was finished with the Void and wanted to return to
this creation, or Yuga. It just seemed like the natural
thing to do. Then I suddenly came back through the second
Light, or the Big Bang, hearing several more velvet
booms. I rode the stream of consciousness back through
all of creation, and what a ride it was! The super clusters
of Galaxies came through me with even more insights.
I passed through the center of our Galaxy, which is
a black hole. Black holes are the great processors or
recyclers of the Universe.
Do you know what
is on the other side of a black hole? We are; our Galaxy,
which has been reprocessed from another Universe. In
its total energy configuration, the Galaxy looked like
a fantastic city of lights. All energy this side of
the Big Bang is Light. Every sub atom, atom, star, planet,
even consciousness itself is made of Light and has a
frequency and/or particle. Light is living stuff. Everything
is made of Light, even stones. So everything is alive.
Everything is made from the Light of God; everything
is very intelligent.
As I rode the stream
on and on, I could eventually see a huge Light coming.
I knew it was the First Light; the Higher Self Light
Matrix of our Solar System. Then the entire Solar System
appeared in the Light, accompanied by one of those velvet
I could see all the
energy that this Solar System generates, and it is an
incredible Light show! I could hear the Music of the
Spheres. Our Solar System, as do all celestial bodies,
generates a unique matrix of light, sound and vibratory
energies. Advanced civilizations from other star systems
can spot Life, as we know it in the Universe by the
vibratory or energy matrix imprint. It is child's play.
The Earth's wonder children (Human Beings) make an abundance
of sound right now, like children playing in the backyard
of the Universe.
The Light explained
to me that there is no death; we are immortal Beings.
We have already been alive forever! I realized that
we are part of a natural living system that recycles
itself endlessly. I was never told that I had to come
back. I just knew that I would. It was only natural,
from what I had seen during my life-after-death experience.
I don't know how
long I was with the Light, in human time. But there
came a moment when I realized that all my questions
had been answered and my return was near. When I say
that all my questions were answered on the other side,
I mean to say just that. All my questions have been
answered. Every human has a different life and set of
questions to explore. Some of our questions are universal,
but each of us is exploring this thing we call Life
in our own unique way. So is every other form of life,
from mountains to every leaf on every tree.
That is very important
to the rest of us in this Universe. Because it all contributes
to the Big Picture, the fullness of Life. We are literally
God exploring God's Self in an infinite Dance of Life.
Your uniqueness enhances all of Life.
As I began my return
to the life cycle, it never crossed my mind, nor was
I told, that I would return to the same body. It just
did not matter. I had complete trust in the Light and
the Life process. As the stream merged with the great
Light, I asked never to forget the revelations and the
feelings of what I had learned on the other side.
There was a "Yes."
It felt like a kiss to my soul.
Then I was taken
back through the Light into the vibratory realm again.
The whole process reversed, with even more information
being given to me. I came back home, and I was given
lessons from my near-death experience on the mechanics
of reincarnation. I was given answers to all those little
questions I had: "How does this work? How does
that work?" I knew that I would be reincarnated.
The Earth is a great
processor of energy, and individual consciousness evolves
out of that into each one of us. I thought of myself
as a human for the first time, and I was happy to be
that. From what I have seen, I would be happy to be
an atom in this Universe. So to be the human part of
God-this is the most fantastic blessing. It is a blessing
beyond our wildest estimation of what a blessing can
be. For each one of us to be the human part of this
experience is awesome and magnificent. Each one of us,
no matter where we are, screwed up or not, is a blessing
to the planet, right where we are.
I went through the
reincarnation process expecting to be a baby somewhere.
But I was given a lesson on how individual identity
and consciousness evolve. I was so surprised when I
opened my eyes. I do not know why, because I understood
it, but it was still such a surprise to be back in this
body, back in my room with someone looking over me,
crying her eyes out. It was my hospice caretaker. She
had given up an hour and a half after finding me dead.
My body was stiff and inflexible. She went into the
other room. Then I awakened and saw the light outside.
I tried to get up to go to it, but I fell out of the
bed. She heard a loud "clunk," ran in and
found me on the floor.
When I recovered,
I was very surprised and yet very awed about what had
happened to me during my near-death experience. At first
all the memory of the trip that I have now was not there.
I kept slipping out of this world and kept asking, "Am
I alive?" This world seemed more like a dream than
that one. Within three days I was feeling normal again,
clearer, yet different than I had ever felt in my life.
My memory of my near-death experience came back later.
I could see nothing wrong with any human Being I had
ever seen. Before that I was really judgmental. I thought
a lot of people were really screwed up. In fact, I thought
that everybody was screwed up but me. But I got clear
on all that.
About three months
later a friend said I should get tested, so I went and
got the scans and so forth. I really felt good, so I
was afraid of getting bad news. I remember the doctor
at the clinic looking at the before and after scans,
saying, "Well, there is nothing here now."
I said, "Really, it must be a miracle"' He
said "No, these things happen; they are called
spontaneous remissions." He acted very unimpressed.
But here was a miracle, and I was impressed, even if
no one else was.
During my near-death
experience I had a descent into what you might call
Hell, and it was very surprising. I did not see Satan
or evil. My descent into Hell was a descent into each
person's customized human misery, ignorance, and darkness
of not knowing. It seemed like a miserable eternity.
But each of the millions of souls around me had a little
star of Light always available. But no one seemed to
pay attention to it. They were so consumed with their
own grief, trauma and misery. But, after what seemed
an eternity, I started calling out to that Light, like
a child calling to a parent for help.
Then the Light opened
up and formed a tunnel that came right to me and insulated
me from all that fear and pain. That is what Hell really
is. So what we are doing is learning to hold hands,
to come together. The doors of Hell are open now. We
are going to link up, hold hands and walk out of Hell
together. The Light came to me and turned into a huge
golden Angel. I said, "Are you the Angel of Death?"
It expressed to me that it was my oversoul, my Higher
Self matrix, a super ancient part of ourselves. Then
I was taken to the Light.
Soon our science
will quantify spirit. Isn't that going to be wonderful?
We are coming up with devices now that are sensitive
to subtle energy or spirit energy. Physicists use these
atomic colliders to smash atoms to see what they are
made of. They have got it down to quarks and charm,
and all that. Well, one day they are going to come down
to the little thing that holds it all together, and
they are going to have to call it...God. We are just
beginning to understand that we are creating too, as
we go along. As I saw forever, I came to a realm during
my near-death experience in which there is a point where
we pass all knowledge and begin creating the next fractal,
the next level. We have that power to create as we explore.
And that is God expanding itself through us.
Since my return I
have experienced the Light spontaneously, and I have
learned how to get to that space almost any time in
my meditation. Each of us can do this. You do not have
to die or have a near-death experience to do this. It
is within your equipment; you are wired for it already.
The body is the most magnificent Light Being there is.
The body is a Universe of incredible Light. Spirit is
not pushing us to dissolve this body. That is not what
is happening. Stop trying to become God; God is becoming
I asked God: "What
is the best religion on the planet? Which one is right?"
And God said, with great love: "I don't care."
That was incredible grace. When God said, "I don't
care," I immediately understood that it is for
us to care about. It is important, because we are the
caring Beings. It matters to us and that is where it
is important. What you have is the energy equation in
spirituality. Ultimate Godhead does not care if you
are Protestant, Buddhist or whatever. It is all a blooming
facet of the whole. I wish that all religions would
realize it and let each other be. It is not the end
of each religion, but we are talking about the same
God. Live and let live. Each has a different view. And
it all adds up to the big picture; it is all-important.
I went over to the
other side during my near-death experience with a lot
of fears about toxic waste, nuclear missiles, the population
explosion, and the rainforest. I came back loving every
single problem. I love nuclear waste. I love the mushroom
cloud; this is the holiest Mandela that we have manifested
to date, as an archetype. It, more than any religion
or philosophy on Earth, brought us together all of a
sudden, to a new level of consciousness. Knowing that
maybe we can blow up the planet fifty times, or 500
times, we finally realize that maybe we are all here
For a period they
had to keep setting off more bombs to get it in to us.
Then we started saying, "we do not need this any
more." Now we are actually in a safer world than
we have ever been in, and it is going to get safer.
So I came back from my near-death experience loving
toxic waste because it brought us together. These things
are so big. The clearing of the rain forest will slow
down, and in fifty years there will be more trees on
the planet than in a long time. If you are into ecology,
go for it; you are that part of the system that is becoming
aware. Go for it with all your might, but do not be
depressed. It is part of a larger thing.
Earth is in the process of domesticating
itself. It is never again going to be as wild a place
as it once was. There will be great wild places, reserves
where nature thrives. Gardening and reserves will be
the thing in the future. Population increase is getting
very close to the optimal range of energy to cause a
shift in consciousness. That shift in consciousness
will change politics, money, and energy.
After dying, going through my near-death
experience and coming back, I really respect life and
death. In our DNA experiments we may have opened the
door to a great secret. Soon we will be able to live
as long as we want to live in this body.
After living 150
years or so, there will be an intuitive soul sense that
you will want to change channels. Living forever in
one body is not as creative as reincarnation, as transferring
energy in this fantastic vortex of energy that we are
in. We are actually going to see the wisdom of Life
and death, and enjoy it. As it is now, we have already
been alive forever.
This body, that you
are in, has been alive forever. It comes from an unending
Stream of Life, going back to the Big Bang and beyond.
This body gives life
to the next life, in dense and subtle energy.
This body has been
alive forever already."
I think this says it
all very beautifully. Maybe it will help someone handle
the fear of death. It did for me.