Becki Hawkins Coming To Sedona (Updated)

Becki Hawkins Coming To Sedona (Updated)

Oct 14


October 14, 2012 Update

Becki Hawkins, a hospice nurse and a chaplain, is the author of “Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life And Death”. She sat by the bedside of seriously ill and terminally ill patients for more than 30 years as an oncology and hospice nurse. During that time, she listened to patients describe various kinds of spiritual experiences, including near-death experiences. Becki shared some of her stories, including the lessons she learned from them, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 with a small group of people that gathered at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Sedona, Arizona. Becki’s presentation was co-sponored by NewHeaveNewEarth (NHNE) and The Mustard Seed Venture. Her presentation was part of an ongoing series of classes taught by David Sunfellow on near-death experiences.

To find out more about Becki, go here:

To order a copy of Becki’s book, go here.

To find out more about The Mustard Seed Venture, go here:

To find out more about NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE), go here.

To find out more about near-death experiences in general, go here:

How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World

NDEs Absolutely, Positively NOT Caused By Malfunctioning Brains

Pulse Resource Page on Near-Death Experiences

To find out more about David Sunfellow’s NDE classes, go here.


Becki Hawkins holding up a copy of her new book, “Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life And Death”.


David Sunfellow and Becki Hawkins. 


Becki speaking at St. Andrew’s in Sedona, Arizona.


Original Post: October 3, 2012

Becki Hawkins, a hospice nurse and a chaplain, is the author of “Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life And Death”. She sat by the bedside of seriously ill and terminally ill patients for more than 30 years as an oncology and hospice nurse. During that time, she listened to patients describe various kinds of spiritual experiences, including near-death experiences. Becki will be sharing these stories, including the lessons she learned from them, during our Tuesday, October 9, 2012 class. This class, like all of our NDE classes, will take place between 7:00 and 8:30 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Sedona (see below for directions). Becki will be bringing copies of her book to the meeting.



Flyer for Becki’s Sedona Presentation (pdf)
Becki Hawkins Website
Becki Hawkins Media Kit (pdf)
Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life & Death (book)


Transitions: A Nurse’s Education about Life and Death is a collection of stories from Becki Hawkins’s patients over the past thirty years of her career. She started off as a nurse’s aide, became a registered nurse, and began her career in oncology. A couple of years later she also started seeing hospice patients. She also did outpatient oncology nursing, home health/hospice, became a hospice chaplain, and later a hospice volunteer. She now sees patients on a volunteer basis. She began writing a feature column, “Beyond Statistics,” for a local newspaper when her husband told her one evening after her shift at work, “Please don’t tell me about it. Write it down.” The first article was published in 1986. These stories are the patients’ stories and their education to Becki as she visited them about the transitions we make in life and in death. Some of them involve patients in the nursing home, others in the hospital or an outpatient setting, and many others in the patients’ homes. Some of the patients were strangers, some were friends, some acquaintances, and some were family. You will find humor, heartbreak, wisdom, and frequent spiritual allusions in Transitions. The author reminds us that life is brief and fragile, and laced with story after story of how each of us is “learning” in this place that one patient named “Earth School.”



By Becki Hawkins
Transitions Website
August 7, 2012

Original Link

Recently I have been busy with the blessing of doing radio talk show interviews about my book “Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life and Death”. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “What do you think are some of the most important lessons you’ve learned from your patients. So I would like to share a few with you.

1. Live this day! Leave the ghosts in the past and don’t rush ahead into tomorrow. This moment, this day is ‘real’ time. One dear Jewish fellow said to me, “Becki, if I’m constantly worrying about “When am I going to die? When am I going to die?”, I’m not livng today.. this day.”

2. Forgive yourself and forgive others. One of my elderly cowboy Hospice patients said that he was sad that he had remained angry at an old friend for over 40 years and at this point he couldn’t exactly recall why anymore. He thought it might have been something to do with a cow? He decided to let it go. He said he didn’t know how to contact him but that he believed just releasing that grievance would travel the airways to his old friend and he would know. Then he proceeded to forgive himself for being so stubborn for so long and missing out on that friendship. He said that being angry and depressed or sad at times about something that happened ‘that far back’ could no longer serve who he wanted to be. “Not that I might not get riled up again thinking about whatever it was he did, but in reality, it doesn’t matter anymore. I’m moving on. I’m letting it go. God be with him. And me too!”

3. We are not here by accident. We are here on purpose, with purpose. We are beautiful and loved souls who come here for a time for lessons to help us mature in our souls. We come to learn how to love one another better. One of my favorite ladies said, “We’re not here to just take up space. We need to be about connecting to the business at hand. Is someone hungry? Is someone in pain? Is someone all alone? Does the Earth call upon us for help? Are the creatures of the Earth reaching out to us as well? If we say we love God and ignore all the pain and suffering around us, how does that add up?” I think she was recycling before we knew it was called recyling!

4. Remember: The only thing we take with us is the Love woven in the DNA of our souls in the way our memory banks hold how we treat one another. Hold lightly (not tightly) in your hand what you own. It is all temporary.

5. It is not about how big our house is, how fancy our car is, how many diamonds we own, who we know or how many degrees we have or how great we hope we look. BUT, it is about how we share what we have, and how we lean toward humility and not pride, and how we admit youth and beauty fade..and we do wrinkle!

6. We are not to be running around judging people. Instead we can observe their insanity in choices (often just like ours) and pray for their ability to have a change of heart or learn quickly from their choices. And hope they pray for us as well!!

7. If we are too busy to spend time with God, one patient said, we are too busy period. Whether in church or in a prayer closet, on our knees, singing on a lakeshore, meditating in a rocker…it is good to make time for God and especially take the time to be still and listen for God. You might be surprised to know how often I found many of my patients and/or their family members, other nurses or doctors, priests, nuns, preaches, chaplains, friends…praying.

Truly, I count it an honor to have been with so many dear people. They were always patient with me in trying to teach me a thing or two!


St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
100 Arroyo Pinon Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-4457



  1. Tamsin

    I was expecting this nurse to tell us about some of the death bed visions/nde’s/shared ‘departures’ and all I got was a lot of blithering from an obviously petrified of death ‘tv host’ mumbling on and a lot of stories about patients who could have been of ANY type – not necessarily end of life – together with a load of dull written platitudes at the end of it all.

    Well that’s 25 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

    PS Believe this nurse should change the very misleading title of the book if this is all it contains.zzzzzzzzz

  2. Ned

    Tamsin, it would serve you well to be less harsh and judgmental in life. Maybe people will treat you more kindly. And, as many NDErs talk about, it would make your life-review that much better.

    I saw another interview last night (first I learned of Becki) that was over an hour long, (an hour and nine minutes, to be exact), where she gave more examples of visions and conversations “at the very end.”

    I’m at work now and don’t have the link. But I can post it this evening from home.

  3. In reply to Tamsin- I’m so sorry you were disappinted with the interview you watched. My hope is that you willl watch the video that David filmed when I spoke in Sedona. I was able to share some of my patients’stories of our time together, some with pre-death visions, some with NDE’s. Blessings to you Tamsin in your ‘journey’ . Love and Light,
    Becki Hawkins

  4. Thank you David Sunfellow for this nice posting of my book and video and blog. I appreciate your community in Sedona so much!! What a warm welcome I received!! You are doing such a generous service to so many with your site here. I pray many find much love and light in their searching. Love, BEcki

  5. Thanks, Becki! And thanks for the very important work you are doing. I also appreciate you coming to Sedona to share with us!

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