Quote: William Martin

Quote: William Martin

Jun 08

Make the Ordinary Come Alive
Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples, and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

— William Martin, “The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents”

Quote: Wesley Wyatt

Quote: Wesley Wyatt

Apr 14

“Suffering is the alchemical fire which transforms the mundane experiences of our lives into the gold of self-realization.”

— Wesley Wyatt, author of “The Alchemy of Dreams”

Quote: Marc Barasch

Quote: Marc Barasch

Apr 09

“It’s clear we’re in the midst of a huge shift. We’re moving from self-discovery to other-discovery; from ‘me’ to ‘we.’ We’re realizing ever more acutely that we’re now playing Survivor for real here on planet Earth. If we don’t want to get kicked off the island, we need to think less about Darwin’s survival of the fittest, and more about a parallel thread in his work, what some call ‘survival of the kindest’.”

— Marc Barasch

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Apr 03

Version 3.0 of “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” includes a major overhaul of both the chart and worksheet. In addition, eight new sub categories have been added to The Formula’s 12 main sections. The wording on several existing sub categories has also been improved…

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

Mar 28

Posted anonymously on Facebook, here is some very, very good advice. It has helped me many times to calm down, heal, regenerate, reconnect with myself and God, and discover answers to challenging situations. Many near-death experiencers also report that reconnecting with nature helps them reconnect with The Source of life that they encountered on the other side…

Quote: Jeff Foster

Quote: Jeff Foster

Mar 26

“It’s about coming alive. It’s about waking up to grace. It’s about unconditional friendliness and infinite kindness to yourself. It’s about making it safe, finally safe for all of those unloved, un-met, unseen waves of the ocean of yourself to crawl out of the depths, out of the darkness, out of the corners and holes and crevices of experience and come into the light, blinking and full of wonder.

“It’s about giving birth to yourself, so that all thoughts are finally allowed to flood in, all sensations, all feelings, all sounds, all those waves that we used to label ‘dark’, or ‘evil’, or ‘negative’, or ‘dangerous’, or ‘sinful’ — fear, anger, boredom, doubt, confusion, frustration, helplessness — are finally allowed to come to rest, to breathe, to be fully themselves in the space that you are. They are not separate entities or enemies, they are intimate appearances of you, and so they cannot hurt you, even if they hurt, and this is what we forget sometimes in our rush to ‘fix’ or at least ‘normalise’ ourselves.

“Yes, all of those swirling, pulsating energies of that which we call ‘life’ are welcome in the unlimited room that you are, the vast Living Room in which all of creation sings and dances and paints itself into the ever-changing picture of this extraordinary moment…”

— Jeff Foster

Quote: Emanuel Swedenborg

Quote: Emanuel Swedenborg

Mar 08

“Worship does not consist in prayers and in external devotion, but in a life of kindness.”

— Emanuel Swedenborg

Quote: John Muir

Quote: John Muir

Mar 06

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

— John Muir

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Mar 06

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…

Quote: C.S. Lewis

Quote: C.S. Lewis

Feb 23

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which you would be strongly tempted to worship. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”

— C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Quote: Carl Jung

Quote: Carl Jung

Jan 08

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — Carl Jung

The End-of-Life Epiphany of Roger Ebert

The End-of-Life Epiphany of Roger Ebert

Dec 31

Chaz Ebert describes the passing, and spiritual epiphany of her husband, Roger Ebert…

Quote: Byron Katie

Quote: Byron Katie

Dec 20

“Anyone who is angry is fearful.” — Byron Katie

Christophor Coppes: The Essence of Religions and NDEs

Christophor Coppes: The Essence of Religions and NDEs

Dec 16

Christophor Coppes is the author of “The Essence of Religions: A Glimpse of Heaven in the Near-Death Experience”. This article summarizes his core findings…

‘NDE Take-Aways’ by David Sunfellow (Updated, v1.1)

‘NDE Take-Aways’ by David Sunfellow (Updated, v1.1)

Oct 12

Here’s a summary of what David Sunfellow believes are the main “take-aways” provided by near-death experiences. This summary comes from a presentation that David gave in Sedona on January 27th called “How NDEs Are Changing The World”…

Quote: David Spangler

Quote: David Spangler

Oct 11

“Our future as a species depends on our ability to cooperate. This isn’t only because some great natural or human-made catastrophe may overwhelm us, requiring us to help and depend on each other if we wish to survive and prosper. This is always a possibility, but a more pressing problem is that we are creating and living in an increasingly complex and interwoven planetary culture. We are crossing a threshold from a past in which we were separate human factions relatively isolated within our own territories and our separate racial, ethnic and cultural ways of thinking, to a future in which we are a global species, interdependent with each other and with every other species on this world.”

— David Spangler

New Book: ‘Mind Over Medicine’

New Book: ‘Mind Over Medicine’

Sep 20

We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck — and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes…

New Book: ‘My Death: A Personal Guide Book’ by Jeremy Kagan

New Book: ‘My Death: A Personal Guide Book’ by Jeremy Kagan

Sep 16

American film and television director, screenwriter, and television producer Jeremy Kagan publishes a book about his a near-death experience…

Quote: Peter Eisenberger

Quote: Peter Eisenberger

Jun 27

“If they don’t tell you you’re crazy, you’re not doing something worthwhile, because what you do when you innovate is you disturb the existing order.”

— Peter Eisenberger

Quote: ‘We Are All Visitors…”

Quote: ‘We Are All Visitors…”

Jun 26

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return Home.”

— Australian Aboriginal Proverb

Book: ‘The Kind Diet’

Book: ‘The Kind Diet’

Jun 25

In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese — the very foods we’ve been taught to regard as the cornerstone of good nutrition — are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our ecology…

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Jun 25

“Every time you buy organic, you’re persuading more farmers to grow organic.”

— Mother Earth News

New NDE Book: ‘I Knew Their Hearts’ by Jeff Olsen

New NDE Book: ‘I Knew Their Hearts’ by Jeff Olsen

Jun 12

After reading Jeff Olsen’s new book “I Knew Their Hearts,” I wholeheartedly agree with Raymond Moody’s assessment, “Jeff Olsen’s story is one of the most amazing I have ever heard.” Everyone who has an interest in near-death experiences (and related issues) needs to read this book…

Notes from Sedona’s 06/04/13 NDE Class

Notes from Sedona’s 06/04/13 NDE Class

Jun 05

This update includes information about the 2013 IANDS and ACISTE conferences, a new book by J. Steve Miller called “Near-Death Experiences as Evidence for the Existence of God and Heaven: A Brief Introduction in Plain Language,” a quick list of NHNE’s diverse and growing NDE resources, a video of Reverend Peter Panagore sharing his near-death experience, and, finally, tons of information about NDEr Jeff C. Olsen and his new book, “I Knew Their Hearts”…

Quote: Plato & Joseph Dillard

Quote: Plato & Joseph Dillard

May 24

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth (Socrates) is called at once a lunatic and fool.”

— Plato (429-347 BC)

“Plato probably didn’t realize that the perennial problem he was describing is a macrocosmic out-picturing of an interior reality with which all men, if they wake up enough, must wrestle. As children we are brainwashed by the cultural assumptions of our family and society. This is inevitable, because culture has no choice but to pass what it has learned, true or not, helpful or not, down to us in the particular distorted forms that it assumes at that place and time. The one part of us that dares to tell the truth – our inner compass, as represented by our night time dreams, is called a lunatic and fool. Why? Because it is a direct threat to the agenda of the prevailing culture. This will not change until the agenda of the prevailing culture reflect the priorities of each man’s inner compass. For that to happen, children in families everywhere must be taught from the cradle to find, listen to, and follow their inner compass.”

— Joseph Dillard, creator of Integral Deep Listening