Boom! The Life and Times of a Suicide Near-Death Experiencer

At six months Chris was thrown into a dumpster by his biological mother. This became the root for suicidal thoughts throughout his life, eventually leading to a suicide attempt, when he experienced his NDE. During his NDE he met angels who have helped him in his love for working with kids. Join us January 8th at 6:00 pm PST (9 pm EST) to hear his amazing story!

Arizona IANDS presents…

Chris Batts is an author and motivational speaker who had a near-death experience after a suicide attempt. He was born in Southern California, where at 6 months old was thrown into a dumpster by his biological mother.  That, and never experiencing love as a child nor having any family who cared about him, became the root of suicidal thoughts throughout life,  eventually leading to his suicide attempt by throwing himself out of a speeding car at age 24.  After being removed from his mothers care by the courts, he grew up in many foster homes.

In his book “Boom- The Life and Times of a Suicide Near Death Experiencer”, Chris goes in detail about his life, what led up to his suicide attempt and how his life has changed since. He was  taken to the spiritual realm and experienced telepathic thoughts from God of Pure Love, but was overwhelmed because he didn’t believe in any of this. He met many Angels in this realm, including two whom seemed very familiar to him, and whom he is still in contact with to date. These two Angels continue working with him to help guide his understanding of how the Spiritual Realm works.

One of Chris’s strongest missions is to get the word out about suicide prevention, saying “many people who go through dark times and depression don’t realize how much they are loved,”

Chris loves music and sign language. He is currently attending college pursuing a Deaf Studies major, with the goal of becoming an interpreter.

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series presents… A Second in Eternity

A professional psychic for decades, Gary L. Wimmer will speak in detail about his intense and life-changing 1977 near-death experience (NDE) and what it revealed about the current and future challenges facing all of humanity. He considers himself one of the luckiest of people for being shown how clearly ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ is coming into view during the decades ahead to all who seek it. Sat. Dec. 19, 2020, 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST)

Gary L Wimmer began studying psychic ability during the late 60s in college while studying Electrical Engineering, and started giving readings professionally in 1974. In 1977, he had a life-changing “near-death experience” (NDE) that revealed the Unity that underlies all things, and shed light on the “World Revolution” we are currently experiencing and its affects on all of humanity. Life always guarantees change, and it is often through change and the unexpected that we learn to see matters from a new and more enlightened perspective.

For example, Gary recognizes that Covid-19, manifesting as humankind’s latest major “curve ball” is Infinite Mind acting through Nature to encourage mankind to reevaluate everything and make new priorities.

Gary has spoken in depth about these necessary changes during numerous interviews and during his recent radio show.

 That intense and enlightening 1977 NDE still profoundly inspires and motivates Gary to this day, and he wrote about it in detail in his book, A SECOND IN ETERNITY. SEE:

garywimmer.com/writer/eternity.htm

As a professional psychic for over forty-five years, Gary has been referred to as a medium, intuitive, healer, teacher, spiritualist, and clairvoyant. SEE: http://lithomancy.com. He is the author of LITHOMANCY, THE PSYCHIC ART OF READING STONES, the only comprehensive book on the amazingly revealing methodology he uses, known as Lithomancy. SEE: http://garywimmer.com/writer/litho_book.htm

In his presentation Gary will address questions such as: Who or what is God? How can we learn to “read the signs” and develop our natural psychic abilities? What is the best use of free will? What is our collective past and our collective destiny? Is there life after death and what is it like? How much is written in stone and how much affect do we have? He still offers readings over the phone. Both of his books are available on Amazon and Kindle.

Bio:

Gary studied Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University 1965-1970. Always curious about God, life and the Universe, during the late 60s, he became interested in psychic ability and began reading the works of psychics and spiritualists like Edgar Cayce, Madame Blavatsky and Ruth Montgomery, stirring his curiosity and opening him up to his own abilities. He began giving readings in 1974. In 1977, he had an intensely illuminating NDE, which took him to the worlds beyond and to the infinite power and creativity of The Source, changing his life forever. He still offers readings and does interviews.

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series presents… Bringing Death to Life (leaving fear behind)

Dr. Mary Helen Hensley will give a detailed account of her NDE and its subsequent impact on her life as a healer. You will feel what it was like for her to be self-aware to the point of time seeming to stand still while deciding to exit the body, then observing from above, as her vehicle was hit broad side. In the current public-magnified focus on death due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mary Helen’s message is the absolute anecdote for the fear-based response that this crisis produces in a vast number of people. Dec. 5, 2020, 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST)

Bringing Death To Life with Dr. Mary Helen Hensley

Mary Helen will give a detailed account of her NDE and its subsequent impact on her life as a healer. You will feel what it was like for her to be self-aware to the point of time seeming to stand still while deciding to exit the body, then observing from above, as her vehicle was t-boned in an intersection by a driver running a red-light at a speed estimated to be over 75 mph.

In the current public-magnified focus on death due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mary Helen’s message is the absolute anecdote for the fear-based response that this crisis produces in a vast number of people. Even beyond this calming perspective communicated by Mary’s experience is an even greater awareness that “all situations are working out fine”; as they are intended to contribute to a heightened awareness of the truth that personal consciousness, that is a complete awareness of self, continues. The passage called “death” is thus illuminated as another opportunity to realize the reality of “fear” is the only adversary and it is totally unnecessary, even related to human death.

Especially related to fears raised by most religions and other human dictums of right and wrong, there is a positive message within Mary Helen’s narrative that addresses how “everyone makes it”. This may be the message that will do the most to calm unnecessary uneasiness about living life fully with whatever time we are given.

Each of these subjects will be woven together in a delightfully humorous yet informative presentation, allowing each listener to empower themselves with the knowledge that we already are that which we seek.

Biography

Dr. Mary Helen Hensley has been psychically aware from childhood and shares how she found her life’s purpose by the outcome from having her near-death experience.  In her NDE, she meets her spiritual guardians and she describes how her deceased grandfather guided her to become a chiropractor when she had no significant awareness of that profession.

Now having been licensed and practicing the true course of a healer for nearly two decades, she shares numerous anecdotes for the real spiritual purpose of her “hands-on” healing for her clients.

Mary Helen is also a very prolific author just having completed an audio book to go with nine published books… including Promised by Heaven: A Doctor’s Return from the Afterlife to a Destiny of Love and HealingUnderstanding Is the New Healing: Miraculous Recoveries from Physical and Emotional Trauma; and our theme today… Bringing Death to Life: An Uplifting Exploration of Living, Dying, the Soul Journey and the Afterlife.

These and more can be found at Dr. Hensley’s website:
www.maryhelenhensley.com.

Plus be sure to note the newly published children’s book:
Hugh and the ManateeAND to see the promo for her just released audio book click below…

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Social Worker Transformed by Hospice Client Experiences

A hospice clinical social worker, Scott Janssen has worked over 3 decades with terminally ill patients. A self-proclaimed materialist, Scott would dismiss NDEs and the like as attributable to drugs and mental illness. As he witnessed or heard of hundreds of transpersonal experiences of ordinary people approaching the mystery of death, his viewpoint and life was transformed. Scott is a prolific writer about hospice care and life lessons from the dying. He will share captivating stories and personal reflections from being with people navigating the end of life and how that opened his mind and heart. Wed. Jan 13, 2021 at 7 pm CST.

Scott Janssen, MA, MSW, LCSW – will share transformative stories from the forefront of hospice social work.

Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 pm CST (5 PST, 6 MST, 8 EST)
Sponsored by Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS,
Co-leaders:  Jan Holden, Ed.D. and Pete Quortrup

Scott is a clinical social worker with the University of North Carolina Hospice in Pittsboro, just west of Raleigh and has worked with terminally ill patients and their families for over 28 years. During that time he has witnessed or heard reports of hundreds of transpersonal experiences as ordinary people have approached the mystery of death. These phenomena take many forms, such as near-death and out-of-body experiences, deathbed visions and synchronicities, messages delivered in dreams or hypnogogic states, strange animal behavior coinciding with death, and after death communications.

 He has served as an editorial adviser for Social Work Today and written over 80 articles for professional and literary magazines as well as scholarly journals. His novel Light Keepers is a metaphysical adventure about connecting with the transpersonal realm and learning to choose love over fear. His book Standing at Lemhi Pass: Archetypal Stories for the End of Life and Other Challenging Times explores the use of therapeutic storytelling with hospice patients and their loved ones.

 His articles and commentaries on transpersonal end of life phenomena have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Near-Death Studies, Social Work Today, KevinMD and the American Journal of Nursing.

In addition to end-of-life care, he is trained in working with patients struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. He is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Trauma Informed Work Group and has spoken nationally about psychological care for terminally ill combat veterans and building trauma informed hospice teams.

When he started his career as a hospice social worker Scott was a self-proclaimed materialist, quick to dismiss non-ordinary experiences like NDEs as meaningless phenomena originating in biological, pharmacological or psychiatric causes. His patients have transformed his understanding and his life.

At our meeting, Scott will share captivating stories and personal reflections from decades working with people navigating the end of life as well as the ways this has opened his mind and his heart.

About Scott’s books:

Light Keepers (13.99 on Amazon) takes place within the threshold space between the seen and unseen worlds. Set in the desperate aftermath of the Civil War, it is a work of adventurous and visionary fiction which explores the question of how we may move toward love rather than fear in a world that often seems harsh and unsparing.

 

Standing at Lemhi Pass (12.99 on Amazon), a phrase taken from a pivotal moment during Lewis and Clark’s early exploration of the American West, borrows lively stories from American history and applies them to times we are facing loss, grief or any one of life’s profound challenges.

 

“A Resistant Atheist’s Path to Becoming: The Accidental Medium”

“A Resistant Atheist’s Path to Becoming: The Accidental Medium” – Louisa Peck. Raised atheist with a disdain for anyone who believed differently, Louisa died from an overdose and encountered a being of immense, indescribable love. In denial, it took two decades of paranormal events to change her mind… Friday, Dec. 11 at 6 pm PST (7 pm MST, 8 pm CST, 9 pm EST).

An Arizona IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar hosts:
“A Resistant Atheist’s Path to Becoming: The Accidental Medium” – Louisa Peck
Friday, December 11, 2020, 6 pm PST
(7 pm MST, 8 pm CST, 9 pm EST)

Raised atheist with a disdain for anyone who believed differently, Louisa Peck had just graduated from Vassar College when, in a Manhattan night club, she snorted a gram of lidocaine sold to her as cocaine and suffered a cardiac arrest. Her NDE progressed from a symbolic landscape into the heart of the sun, where she encountered a being of immense, indescribable love. Sent back against her will, 22-year-old Louisa found herself unable to face the ridicule from her family, society, and her own rational mind entailed in acknowledging the reality of her NDE — not to mention a reason to stop drinking. Instead she chose to deny her NDE’s reality. Despite striving with all her will to remain atheist, Louisa experienced over a dozen paranormal events in the next two decades that changed her mind. Today, hearing regularly from her guardian angel and occasionally from deceased loved ones, she refers to herself as an “accidental medium.”

Bio:

After a youth spent publishing short fiction and teaching college English, Louisa now runs her own business coaching tech managers in writing skills. A Seattle “native,” she remains an avid mountain climber at age 60, having summited all five Washington volcanoes several times and planning to stand atop Mount Rainier again next summer. She and her 19-year-old son both recovered from Covid-19 this spring. She remains an active member of Seattle IANDS, having interviewed over a dozen NDErs and condensed their stories for the Seattle IANDS newsletter.

Tune in Friday, Dec. 11, 6 pm PST (9 pm EST), to ruminate together on these perspectives.

Arizona IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

“Maintaining Unity Consciousness While Embracing Diversity” – Chuck had a successful 40-year career in a Fortune 25 corporation constructing then managing multinational computer services. In parallel to this work life, a spiritual life developed that crisscrossed structured analyses of a non-material reality as typified by near-death and similar experiences. Mixing these two broadly defined structured paradigms has resulted in an interesting mix for a theory of what’s really going on here! Join us on Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 pm PST (9 pm EST).

Out of the Box – Insights to the Other Side: Maintaining Unity Consciousness While Embracing Diversity” w Chuck Swedrock, BSc, MBA, ACISTE Coach
Friday, November 13, 2020, 6 pm PST
(7 pm MST, 8 pm CST, 9 pm EST)

Looking back on a spiritually directed life, a map can be drawn of how experiences accumulate through a lifetime to give us the ingredients for this present-moment “impression” of reality (for examples see Chuck’s YouTube video “A Life Guided by Experiences – Chuck Swedrock“).

Using two brief illustrations, one from Dr. Michael Newton’s work revealed in his book, “Journey of Souls”, and the other from Todd Michael’s book, “Evolution Angel“, Chuck will share a lifetime journey that leads to the conclusion of why we are where we’re at and meant to be for the current moment.

A cowboy hat to emphasize the journey of this life...Then, looking at the twists, turns, and major episodes in life, Chuck will share some expansive views of what he has come to realize in working with many near-death and similar experiencers about what life on this planet appears to be versus some very convincing evidence for how it “really is”???

Tune in Friday, Nov. 13, 6 pm PST (9 pm EST), to ruminate together on these perspectives.

Electing Love and Unity – a free online 12-hour webinar

During the uncertainty surrounding this period in history, there is one life affirming message that embraces everyone and that is the universal message of LOVE from Unity Consciousness, All That Is. After 40 years of concentrated research by believers and skeptics, there is evidence for survival of human consciousness that cannot be refuted by scientific means. This core message of LOVE excludes no-one and embraces them where they are at without condemnation or judgment. This FREE event is brought to you to hear for yourself the messages by individuals from all walks of life that have experienced this truth personally. RSVP now and come and go as fits your schedule all day long. Tuesday, November 3, 7 am – 7 pm PST (10 am – 10 pm EST).

Electing Love and Unity… a FREE online election day 12-hour panel
looking beyond the apparitions caused by the false messages of fear!

Featuring: Panelists sharing near-death and similar experiences that reveal a consistent message of love and transformation; regular breaks for guided meditations with experienced music therapists; and interactive question and answers with specialists in the field of near-death and related consciousness studies.

An election day free event with presentations by those who have experienced unity consciousness and the research that demonstrates the reality of those experiences producing messages like:

— there is no death, the body may expire but The Self Does Not Die!
— with the Source of All, there is no agenda – only acceptance.
— the experience of being human unites us all as ONE!
— the ultimate nature of LOVE leaves no room for fear.

Add your affirmation in the comment area on checkout when RSVPing for this event. The RSVP is good all day long to come and go as you please… and be sure to tell others in your community about this marvelous opportunity.

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series presents…

“How to transform confusion to clarity during these turbulent times!” with near-death experiencer, Robin Richardson, LMHC, who will share lifelong lessons from her own cosmic experience accentuated from years of studying numerous spiritual sources and traditions on alternative methods used to articulate them, Robin presents the keys to finding the peace that passes all understanding for ones own journey in the midst of the current pandemonium. Nov 7, 2020, 10:00 am PST (1:00 pm EST)

How to transform confusion to clarity during these turbulent times!” with Robin Richardson, a near-death experiencer and licensed psychotherapist;
Robin is dedicated to coming alongside others to demonstrate how we can mutually support each other on this human-side of what is really our true spiritual life.

Using lifelong lessons from her own cosmic experience plus from years of studying numerous spiritual sources and traditions, Robin presents the keys to finding the peace that passes all understanding for your own journey in the midst of the current pandemonium.

Although she will present telling examples of this truth from a rich variety of transcendent experiences; including her own and significant others she has encountered in this life, Robin shares that the key is to “learn to trust the answers from within and thereby you will find the source of illusion in the actions of others plus how to transmute their effect on you by looking beyond appearances to find love and its energy encompassing all things”.

Robin will help you recognize these patterns and how to gain the ability to see choices for bypassing the fear response in yourself and thus you can be a living example to those around you in a manner that they will be drawn to know how you do it and how they may find that gift for themselves.

Biography:

Robin Richardson is both a practicing psychotherapist in Sarasota, FL and a near death experiencer. She had her NDE when she was only 9 months old after succumbing to the Asian Flu. Her experience as an infant was a very expansive one in which she was able to have her own consciousness merge with all creation in all its varied, splendid expressions. Not only was she able to have her own awareness expand to feel the many different dimensions within eternity on the other side of the veil, but, upon her return to earth, to feel the veil of forgetfulness placed upon her perception once again. Her expertise includes being a licensed mental health counselor, a national board certified fellow in clinical hypnotherapy, a certified clinical trauma professional, and a certified family trauma professional. She also serves as an ordained minister with the Cosmic Center of Spiritual Light in Sarasota, FL.

She is a member of IANDS, was one of the panelists at the recent virtual 2020 conference, and was interviewed about her NDE as a child by Lee Witting on NDE Radio on April 9, 2018.

Additionally, in 2014 she spoke at the lecture and presentation by Dr. Scott Olsen’s at the College of Central Florida entitled “What We Can Learn from Near-Death and Other Transformative Experiences.”

Seattle IANDS Guest Speaker

Joyce Hawkes, PhD is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her work as a research biophysicist. After a near-death experience in 1976 she was drawn to an exploration of indigenous healing traditions around the world, and now offers healing at the interface between Science and Spirit. On ISGO at Sat. Nov. 14, 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST).

NDE Gifts Available for All:  You can learn to access visions, Divine guidance, receive and give healing, and more with or without an NDE…!

Joyce Hawkes, PhD is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her work as a research biophysicist. After a near-death experience in 1976 she was drawn to an exploration of indigenous healing traditions around the world, and now offers healing at the interface between Science and Spirit.

Hawkes practices and teaches internationally and is the author of Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell, and Resonance: Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality. Her popular TEDx talk is titled Biophysicist Discovers New Life After Death.

Find Joyce here: www.CellLevelHealing.com

Creating the Life YOU Envision Series

This is the 4th of 10 independent, interactive sessions in The Greater Reality Living series [this series is being renamed to “Creating the Life You Envision”] with Dr. Mark Pitstick. Today’s session is dealing with “Ask Your Soul Technique”. This focus can deepen your awareness for connecting to the greater reality for living now that fills the essence of finding one’s answers from within while deepening the connection to one’s own higher self.

Creating the Life You Envision*** with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Saturday, January 23 at 10 am PST (1 pm EST) [rescheduled from Nov. 28]

4. Ask Your Soul Technique

*** This is the fourth of 10 independent presentation & interactive-oriented sessions… (this was formerly called “The Greater Reality Living Series”)***.

DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wished you could discern your inner guidance more clearly?  What wisdom might your eternal self share about your biggest questions and challenges?   This technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living.  You also can share this technique with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.  Note: the webinar fee includes a digital audio-product for home use.

Recommendations Before the Session

  • Be rested since the induction techniques used are very conducive to sleep.
  • If possible, sit up instead of lying down during the session.
  • Eat a light, healthy meal beforehand so you aren’t hungry or have low blood sugar.
  • Avoid excess caffeine or sugar for 48 hours.
  • Avoid using alcohol or recreational drugs for at least three days beforehand.
  • Get as relaxed as possible before the experience.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that will not bind as you sit still for 45 minutes.
  • Bring lip salve to prevent dry lips during the open-mouth breathing.
  • Drink water and use the bathroom just before your session.
  • Turn off all phones, pagers, or other potentially interrupting devices

Recommendations After the Session

  • Enjoy some quiet time to internalize your lessons, insights, and inner peace.
  • Be careful and really focus if you drive soon afterwards.
  • Keep a journal to note any additional insights that arrive in dream or waking states.

Disclaimer: This session is not designed to replace medical or psychological care.  Your participation is voluntary; you should stop if you feel uncomfortable at any time.  If you have a history of significant mental illness, obtain permission from your doctor or therapist before using this technique.