Thursday, July 24, 2014

Life is a Ripple Effect: The Near Death Experience of Erika



In our life, every act of kindness, every act of love, has a ripple effect.  I have been going through some Near Death Experiences, and they all show the same pattern: first one is withdrawn from the physical body, and in many cases they can see or hear things happening around them - even outside the room of the doctors. The second stage tends to be going through the tunnel, at the end of which is a light. The third stage is that in the presence of a Supreme Being, God, Jesus, or angelic beings, one will go through a life review. Every single moment is recorded, nothing that is ever thought or done is lost. And what is being looked at in the life review? Every single act or thought of kindness - what was done for others. This afterlife, including the life review, the light at the center of heaven, was described in the 18th century in the waking visions of Emanuel Swedenborg. Now, with our modern medical science, there is just a sudden explosion of these testimonies. And one thing that is emerging that is consistent: its not about what your belief system is, its about how you live your life.

If you ask a materialist scientist, or a skeptic, they will say these are all imaginations, hallucinations, or products of oxygen deprivation.  What these skeptics choose to ignore is that in the first stage of death, many have become clairvoyant and can see or hear things in a heightened state of awareness while their body lay dead. In this materialistic society, materialists ignore the evidence that shows that their life view is wrong because it does not fit with their view. This materialistic view, the way I see it, will gradually die out as science discovers the reality of higher and higher dimensions, realms that do not interact with physical light.

As I was going through some Near Death Experiences, I came across one by Erika which mentions how our life is like a ripple, a ripple that will effect others. I had already posted the picture above on my profile, and then found a Near Death Experience that confirms the truth of this analogy. Here is a video taken at 9th Annual Spiritual Retreat for Near Death Experiencers, St Louis, May 2014, of Erika talking about the day she died of a drug overdose from prescription diet pills:



THE LIFE REVIEW

After withdrawing from her body, and seeing herself in the third person, and going through the tunnel, she has a life review. In the first life review, she sees all the things in her life that she regarded as important, from a child to adult - such as losing a tooth, going through graduation and so on. Then she sees a pair of glasses and is told that these are God's glasses, and she is told to put them on so she could see how God sees things in our lives. She puts them on, and she sees a completely different story about her life - how she showed acts of kindness to others, some so small that she had forgotten about them. Some were just spontaneous that made people happy.

So what is life all about? Its not about personal success, nor about money or material things. It is all about love, compassion and kindness. Swedenborg shows from scripture that there are two levels of love: love towards others, but higher than that is love towards others as a result of love towards God. And this is why a belief in God is important: for without God, everything becomes a matter of the ego and self glorification. Without God there is no love, for God is love itself.

LIFE IS A RIPPLE EFFECT

Next, she turns to see God, who before was standing at her side. She sees God in human form, but not his face, but from the shoulder down. She then has a thought to look up as high as she can. God then lifts his arm and she is told to look up as high as she can - she looks as high as she can, where she could see the stars. Then in the palm of God's hand appeared a rock. God then lets loose the rock, and the rock begins to fall, and it falls for a long time. God then says, "I am the rockI am the light." And as he says this she sees that now the rock is glowing, and is becoming a powerful and brilliant light. As the rock falls, it begins to fall in front of her, and then appears in front of her the largest body of water, a large lake or ocean. The rock falls into the ocean, and the rock makes one single ripple. This single ripple begins to grow in size, and it kept growing and growing until she could no longer see the border of the ripple. God then says, "You are the rock. You are the light. You are the ripple, that effects mankind." She then realizes we can effect people even if we never meet them.

I found this to be an interesting object lesson, for in it, there is some universal symbolism that is being used, which is explained in detail by Swedenborg in Heavenly Arcana (Arcana Coelestia, or "Heavenly Secrets"). In heaven, it is common for these symbolic or representative object lessons to be used to teach other spirits and angels, for learning never ends. Both a "rock" and the "light" are symbols of truth. An outstretched arm is a symbol of power. The ocean she saw could be the "sea of glass" that John saw in the book of Revelation - and the sea represents the lowest most outer form of heaven. Likewise, a sea represents our most outer forms where the effects of our intent takes place in act. A complete act is composed of the intention or purpose, the thought of how to fulfill the intent, and the act itself. Philosophically stated, this is end, cause, and effect.  The object lesson is interesting, for the outstretched arm that drops the rock is the end, the glowing rock of light is the cause, and the ripple is the effect. It is a perfect, simple object lesson describing what Swedenborg goes into detail in many pages.

The other point that is interesting is that God first identifies himself as the rock or the light. Then he says that we are the rock and the light. What is the meaning of this? God is love or good itself, but when we do an act of love or good in our lives, it is God acting through us. This is how a relationship with God develops: it is in love, in the smallest of acts in our everyday lives.

LIFE IS A UNIQUE GIFT

Next she is told to look to her left and to her right.  She sees this outstretched wall of shelves, and there were various colours that were magnificent, that took on a life of their own, which she has trouble describing. On these shelves are gifts, and no one gift was the same. Every gift was different. This wall of shelves went on forever, she could not see the end of this wall of shelves of gifts. Then God said, "Erika, in life I give each and every one of you gifts. And they are all different, because that is part of My plan." Then God said to her, "When you were born, I gave you the gift of patience, and I gave you the gift of beauty." Then when God said that, she immediately thinks, no that cannot be right, you did not give me the gift of beauty. She says, no, I made some very bad choices in my life, and it resulted in me taking those diet pills, for I thought I was never good enough and was trying to be what other men wanted me to be. She then realized in so doing she stifled what God wanted her to be. God then stopped her and said, "Erika, I gave you the gift of patience, and I gave you the gift of beauty." At that moment, she then knew what God really meant. That beauty came from within her heart. It is the love that she carried within her heart.

She then looks again, at all the unique gifts on the shelves, and realizes how unique and significant each one of these gifts was that God gives to each one of us. Then God said, "In life, I have more gifts to give to each one of you. And all one has to do to get those gifts, is to ask. But one has to be quiet, and listen, in order to receive them." And this was repeated to her multiple times.

THE LAST LESSON OF HEAVEN

Erika feels she was in heaven for a lifetime, and learned so many things. She then shares the last lesson she learned, and it was called the last lesson. She looks to the left, and she sees the planet earth. She sees the planet earth, how it is engulfed in flames, the flames were over the entire planet. She then starts to panic, and begins to think about her family, because her family was down there on earth. She panics and looks to God on her right. She then knows to look in front of her, and in front of her appears God's glasses again. She then puts on God's glasses so she could see things how God sees events on earth. She again looks at the earth, and sees it engulfed in flames, but now between the flames she sees these silvery, white "things" lifting off. She then realizes, that those are souls, and these souls are unscathed by the flames. They were lifting off, ascending from the earth and coming up behind her and God, and going into the region ("planet") of heaven. When she saw they were fine, she was very happy and joyful. But at the same time, she then feels an incredible magnitude of sadness from God. But she then says no God look its ok, they are not hurt. God then looks at her and says, "Erika, it is free will."  Erika does not understand, but she could see that God was crying for those who chose separation from Him. In that moment she understood how much God loves each and every one of us, and wants that connection. God's love is so great that he lets us have that free choice to have that connection.

PARTING GIFTS

At the end Erika feels she is at home in heaven, and does not want to return, she feels her family will be fine. But God then said, "Child, you are not staying, you work for Me now, remember?" He then said, "Before you go, I want to give you two more gifts. I want you take the gift of patience, the gift of beauty, and now I am going to give you knowledge, and wisdom. And I want you to be quiet and listen to the people I put into your life. And when you speak, you will change millions of peoples lives."

And so, is it an accident that I came across this, and that you are reading this?  Erika emphasizes at the end that each one of us is unique, and that is what make us each so significant and valuable in God's eyes. It is important to identify the unique gifts God has given us, and to grow them. Each one of us is meant to use those unique gifts in our earthly journey. Each one of us has different gifts, and when we come together, that is part of God's plan. For that is how the world will change.

Here is a song by Reflekt with Deline Bass, Need to Feel Loved:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Letter to Obama from Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor


Image credit: AP

While the western media talks endlessly about the downing of MH17 and the blaming of Russia without evidence gathered, they say nothing about the weapons America has sold to Israel, which the IDF then uses to indiscriminately kill Palestinian civilians. Israel is saying that Hamas is using the body count to "gain sympathy" and that this is all in the name of "self defense." For this blog post, I am reposting Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor. The doctor is Dr. Mads Gilbert. But first, an introduction by another doctor, from Norwegian doctor invites Obama to Gaza hospital:
Dr Gilbert’s Norwegian partner in the Gaza mission, Dr Mohammad Abu Arab, said apart from attending casualties, they were also eyewitness to the violations of human rights.
“Israeli strikes are launched randomly with no military targets at all,” he told Gulf News, adding that more than 500 Palestinians had been killed so far — the majority of them innocent civilians. Many of them are children and women, proving that the vengeful Israeli assaults target civilians, the doctor said.
“We have come to this conclusion according to the statistics of the injured people and the nature of the injuries where victims, heads and chests are mainly targeted by the Israeli forces,” he said.
“The wholesale killing of Palestinian civilians clearly indicates that killers on the field had been ordered to kill as many of those civilians as they can in the shortest possible time. This inhuman trend of war must be halted with immediate effect.”
Dr Abu Arab said the general health conditions in Gaza were catastrophic, give with the dire shortage of drugs, electricity, water, and medical needs such as disposables, operating room tables, instruments, and monitors.
“Gaza health capabilities were far better in the previous two aggressions than the current catastrophic conditions of the ongoing assault,” he said. “The humanitarian conditions in Gaza imply an immediate lift of the blockade imposed on the coastal enclave as this blockade is in itself a crime against humanity.”
LETTER FROM DR. MADS GILBERT

Dearest friends,
The last night was extreme. The "ground invasion" of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.
The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza's hospitals are working 12-24 hour shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!
Now, once more treated like animals by "the most moral army in the world" (sic!).
My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian "sumud" gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace - but we cannot afford that, nor can they.
Ashy grey faces - Oh NO! Not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out - oh - the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes,cannulas - the leftovers from death - all taken away ... to be prepared again, to be repeated all over. More then 100 cases came to Shifa in the last 24 hrs. Enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here - almost nothing: no electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors - all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterday's hospitals. But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormously resolute.
And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flow, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear. This is not happening!
An then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic 'Zennanis', the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made in and paid by the US.
Mr. Obama - do you have a heart?
I invite you - spend one night - just one night - with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe.
I am convinced, 100%, it would change history.
Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people.
But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another "dahyia" onslaught on Gaza.
The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death.
Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue.
Mads Gilbert MD PhD
Professor and Clinical Head
Clinic of Emergency Medicine
University Hospital of North Norway


AMERICA'S REACTION?

So far, a phone call to President Netanyahu by Obama criticizing him for over-stepping the bounds of military protocol.  Nothing concerning sanctions, yet the U.S. has quickly slapped them on Russia for what I see as Russia defending its own self-interests after a western backed coup in Ukraine. But even this - yes even this - has been criticized by Forbes magazine - from President Obama Needs To Stand With Our Allies:
But with all the talk about the MH17 crash and the Israeli invasion, commentators and, indeed, politicians, are missing a larger point: The US is not standing up for its allies.
In the case of Israel, President Obama made his second phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three days not to offer his unequivocal support, but to criticize Israel for overreaching. Obama told Netanyahu that Kerry will travel to Cairo to press for an immediate cease fire.
What’s more, John Kerry defended Israel’s right to take action on the Sunday talk shows, but also made critical comments privately that were captured by Fox News on a live microphone. Chris Wallace, the Fox interviewer, confronted Kerry with a tape of the remarks during his appearance wherein Kerry is heard saying, “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation…We’ve got to get over there.”
Well thank goodness that unlike the media President Obama is waiting for the evidence on the crash of MH17. And for once we have a President that does not give unconditional support for Israel. And where is the outrage in the U.S. over the killing of civilians by the Israeli military, from U.S. made weapons? So shame on Forbes magazine.

Does Israel deserve aid to the amount of 3 billion dollars per year, paid by the U.S. tax payer?  Do you think ever Israel will moderate its policy and be interested in peace if the U.S. keeps putting money in their pockets?

And the typical reaction of pro-Israelis is that any criticism is "anti-Semitic."  Judaism is one thing, but Zionism is another, and there are even Jews who oppose Zionism:



The sad thing is, the Palestinians are close genetic relatives to the Jews. They are killing their brothers and sisters. For a quick history of this Israeli-Palestinian conflict, see this excellent short video,

A Beginner's Guide to the Israeli Palestinian Conflict






Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Prophetic Dream of Flight MH17: Another False Flag?


On July 17, 2014, Malaysian flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board, in separatist Russian held territory. And the media is all over it, blaming it on pro-Russian separatists. It is said that it was shot down by a surface to air missile.  As the flight was at 33,000 ft, the Pentagon states that it was probably an SA-11 surface to air missile, a system that was perhaps supplied to pro-Russian separatists by Russia.  According to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash: What we know:

The Pentagon said Friday it is unlikely that pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine could obtain or operate the sophisticated missile system allegedly used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines plane without Russian help.
The Pentagon says there is strong evidence the missile, a SA-11, was fired by Russian-backed separatists since the missile was fired from an area controlled by rebels.
But Ukraine said something different: it was shot down by another aircraft:
The Obama administration said preliminary evidence suggests the cargo aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile. Ukraine's government says the jetliner was shot down by a Russian aircraft.
Coincidentally (or not), this crash occurred on the anniversary of the crash of TWA flight 800 on July 17, 1996.  According to the official investigation, the cause of the crash was probably caused by the explosion of flammable airs in a fuel tank.  However, there is strong evidence that this flight was accidentally shot down by a U.S. missile, and was the subject of a government cover up. See TWA Flight 800: What Really Happened. You cannot trust what the media feeds you. Always check the facts for propaganda.

As for the dead, another interesting fact emerges. From The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine: a timeline
More than half of the passengers - 189 - are of Dutch nationality, while around 100 of those who die are delegates en route to Melbourne, via Kuala Lumpur, for the 20th International AIDS Conference, which is due to begin on Sunday.
Other reports reduce the number - up to now 7 confirmed. But among them was Joep Lange, the former president of the International Aids Society and a notable HIV researcher. He founded "PharmAccess Foundation", a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam which aims to improve access to HIV/AIDS therapy in developing countries. The interesting thing is it looks like his research found evidence of stopping AIDs, which for some reason, was derailed by other "activist" organizations. From Wikipedia:

In 2003, Lange completed a study on the offspring of HIV-positive volunteer mothers in Rwanda and Uganda. He found that a baby's chance of contracting HIV falls to less than 1% if they receive anti-retroviral drugs while being nursed. The findings of the study were announced by Lange at the 2003 International AIDS Society meeting in Paris. During the 10th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Lange announced the results of a large multicenter clinical trial with the involvement of 1,216 patients in 17 countries. According to Lange, who served as principal investigator, these findings "clearly demonstrate the comparable efficacy of nevirapine and efavirenz in HIV treatment".
Two years later, he commented in an editorial for PLOS Medicine that activist groups have derailed several pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) clinical trials. He also expressed frustration that activist groups have prevented newer CCR5 receptor antagonists from being tested in Europe. However, Lange was criticised for neglecting the needs of sex workers in the trials, and other researchers asserted that the concerns raised by activists are "entirely legitimate".

And now, Joep Lange, a pioneering researcher in AIDs research, is dead. Mourners have said that they have truly lost a "giant" in AIDs research.

BACKGROUND: WESTERN INTERESTS IN UKRAINE

In a previous blog post from April of this year, CIA Blowback in Ukraine, I mentioned that there is strong evidence that pro-Maidan (pro-Western) organizers were responsible for the snipers who had killed people during the February 2014 protests, which led to the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych who had just agreed to an economic deal with Russia. He of course has been replaced by a pro-Western president who had signed a deal with the EU.  Following that post an interesting news item emerged: White House confirms CIA director was in Kiev. I noted that in a follow up comment, and said "this is not looking good."  So what is the head of the CIA, John Brennan, doing in Ukraine? Can they be more obvious than that? The media of course, did not discuss the story in detail. For those of you who want more facts concerning this western backed coup, see Poland’s Hand in Ukraine Coup d’Etat: Trained Putchists Two Months in Advance, on Behalf of US-NATO.

So what is going on here? Why the back and forth between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine - a territory, that is in fact an artificial country, and historically belongs to Russia?  Why was the U.S. so upset when Crimea - VOTED - to become part of Russia?  The answer is oil and gas pipelines.  The fact of the matter is, oil supplies are dwindling. From the Guardian (I always have to go outside the U.S. for some news), Ukraine crisis is about Great Power oil, gas pipeline rivalry:
Resource scarcity, competition to dominate Eurasian energy corridors, are behind Russian militarism and US interference
And unfortunately for the west, these pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are messing up their plans. So the crash of flight MH17 over their territory is rather convenient. Actually quite fortuitous.  What a coincidence. What a perfect story to turn public opinion and Europe to do something about these pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

A PROPHETIC DREAM CONCERNING THE SHOOT DOWN OF FLIGHT MH17

The above is enough to make me suspicious of what the media is feeding the public. So I would encourage people to follow the facts, and to question the source of such facts. But there is something else that makes me question what western media is saying. As said before in this blog, I know of some people who have a tendency to have prophetic or clairvoyant dreams. And just a few weeks ago, a friend of mine told me of a dream in which they saw a plane overhead, and it was carrying a globe full of money.  They saw me take a rock, and I hit that pearl or globe, and it cracked open, showering the surrounding area with money. It was a dream of a deliberate shoot-down, not accidental.  And the shoot down was done for money. The person who has these dreams is highly accurate, I have seen it happen over and over again. For a similar dream, see A Precognitive Dream of September 11.

Due to how recent this event is, I have left certain details out. But one thing that is interesting is that this shoot down comes close to my birthday, and I am half Dutch.  Most of the victims were Dutch or from the Netherlands. This leads me to believe that the dream does concern flight MH17, and there were other details in the dream that indicated it was going to happen this summer.

So again, I encourage everyone to follow the facts, and do not trust what the media is telling you. The U.S. will promote doing something about the situation in Ukraine. Conspiracy theory? Has everyone forgotten the false flag of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, to get the U.S. involved in a war in Vietnam? The U.S. will of course say nothing concerning the attack of Israel on Gaza, where about the same number of people have died in a military operation against a civilian population. That of course, is deliberate use of military power against unarmed civilians, not accidental.