How NDE’s Transform Our Lives (How to live the transformation)

Rabbi Robbins capstone message is that “humanity has turned the corner and will continue to realize even more that ‘we are all dependent on each other’ resulting in less avarice between competing ideologies and more agreement to co-exist for healing the welfare of ourselves and the planet!”

Rabbi Robins will focus on the positive messages he has received from his spiritual guides through his eight near-death experiences. Many people who have spiritual transformative experiences do not know how to deal with their experiences. He wishes to provide the insights he has received through his NDE’s. Each of his near-death experiences has provided additional information on human conditions that need attention. His life has led him to a position of influence in several areas and he is the first to say that it is a humbling experience. He believes he is directed to help others based on what he has learned through his spiritual connection. To help each person to focus on the most elemental question, “Why is this happening to me?”

Portland Oregon IANDS Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy.D., D.D. co-founder co-Rabbi with his wife Rabbi Cantor of Congregation N’vay Shalom, Co-founder of the Academy for Jewish Religion, CA; the first trans-denominational rabbinic and cantorial school. He is also a Kabbalist and a practitioner of Kabbalistic healing. In addition, he is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in psycho-neural immunology of trauma and brain development. He integrates both the science and the mysticism into a unified system of human development. This system is particularly applied to those with NDE’s. Rabbi Robbins has had eight NDE’s as well as thirteen surgeries and multiple STE’s. He teaches how to find the deeper meanings in the experience of each person’s NDE.

Greetings!  My name is Greg Thompson and I am the group leader for the Portland IANDS chapter.  I personally have had several near-death experiences and one shared death experience. In addition, I have had guidance to help me on my intended path in this life. I have helped people through rough times with grief, providing comfort and aid to people all around the world with the help of my guides.

I have written a book about my experiences entitled ‘Living with My Spirit Guides’.

I am excited about working with the members and friends of Portland IANDS. Talking and working with people of similar interest in an area that was for a long time ridiculed is a breath of fresh air. Everyone has a different and valuable perspective on the world and deserves to be able to share their experiences and thoughts in a safe environment. I believe IANDS provides that space.

 

MA-NDE Reckoning: What Does It Mean?

Nan writes: “Some NDEs send their experiencers back with an obvious message: Love; Learn; Serve. Others, not so much – and some hide positive meanings behind layers of questions and struggle. We wrestle especially with distressing NDEs, thrown into the hardest questions about goodness and evil,  ego and soul, and the nature of God, if there is one, and of human existence. We didn’t ask for this; so is the struggle worth it? Those who make the journey into the peaks and valleys of spirit and consciousness say there is ultimately a sense of resolution, and positive affirmations, even joy.” Additionally, she explains that she sees distressing NDEs “ …not as punishment but as an upwelling of something that needs to be heard.”

Nancy Evans Bush, MA-NDE Reckoning: What Does It Mean?
Wednesday, June 9th 7 pm CDT (5 PDT, 6 MDT, 8 EDT)
Sponsored by Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS,
Co-leaders: Jan Holden, Ed.D. and Pete Quortrup

Following her own distressing NDE, Nancy Evans Bush spent four decades as a leading researcher of these experiences. She is President Emerita of IANDS, a teacher, and an author of three books about distressing NDEs: Dancing Past the Dark (“The bible on the topic,” to quote Bruce Greyson), The Buddha in Hell and Other Alarms, and her latest, the autobiographical Reckoning: Discoveries after a Traumatic Near-Death Experience. Nan writes: “Some NDEs send their experiencers back with an obvious message: Love; Learn; Serve. Others, not so much – and some hide positive meanings behind layers of questions and struggle. We wrestle especially with distressing NDEs, thrown into the hardest questions about goodness and evil,  ego and soul, and the nature of God, if there is one, and of human existence. We didn’t ask for this; so is the struggle worth it? Those who make the journey into the peaks and valleys of spirit and consciousness say there is ultimately a sense of resolution, and positive affirmations, even joy.” Additionally, she explains that she sees distressing NDEs “ …not as punishment but as an upwelling of something that needs to be heard.”

Nancy and IANDS: Nan came to the International Association for Near-Death Studies in 1982 as its first administrator and editor of Vital Signs for several years. After a break when the office moved to Philadelphia, she returned as a Board member and later President.

Biography: Nancy Evans Bush describes her professional history as “eclectic,” because, she says, it otherwise looks just scattered. Before coming to IANDS, she had worked as an English teacher, foundation librarian, admin assistant to “a shyster management consultant in the Chrysler Building,” grant writer, pediatric nurse practitioner researcher, and client service director for a large employment and training program–all in roughly five-year chunks and each providing background which would prove invaluable when she became the first administrator of the world’s first nonprofit in the new field of near-death studies.

That was in 1982. She had not heard of near-death experiences, though she had for twenty years been dealing with the effects of a reality-shattering event she had never mentioned to anyone. Like the work history, her NDE also did not fit a mold. It was unpleasant in the extreme, and cross-cultural, and unfathomable to the young woman raised in a liberal Protestant parsonage; she did not expect unpleasantness at death or about life.

Nancy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY-Albany, with a certificate in French from McGill University and a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry from St. Joseph’s University (so she could learn about mysticism). Her three adult children live in Virginia, England, and China; seven grandchildren and two great-grands are scattered from Oregon to the UK. She and her partner of 42 years, Nancy Poe Fleming, live by a salt marsh in coastal North Carolina, where they observed the Covid pandemic by being quietly married.

 

Nan’s Books: (Available from Amazon and other booksellers)

 

A Heart of Harps – a faeries guide to being human

Dr. Karen Michelle will share a life full of experiences – child NDEs, adult traumatic injury NDEs, shared death experiences w humans and pets, and pronounced aftereffects including being led to learn the harp and allowing the music to play through her. This is one you won’t want to miss… Saturday, April 3, 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT).

IANDS Launch Pad Series with Dr. Karen Michelle, Psy.D.
Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT)

A Heart of Harps – a faeries guide to being human.

Karen has had a life full of experiences – multiple child NDEs, three adult NDEs from a traumatic car crash injury and subsequent surgery, plus several shared death experiences with humans and pets, and pronounced aftereffects including being led to learn the harp and allowing the music to play through her.

Once again we are faced with an individual that hesitates while sharing because the profundity of sources and vastness of experience do not readily emerge from human language. Be sure to sign-up for this event to see and hear the results for yourself. There will be parts of this event featuring harp music channeled by Karen.

Biographical Info:

Educated with a doctorate of psychology, Karen was a full-time practicing therapist until stepping back from a busy work life to provide caregiver support followed by end-of-life companionship for her mother’s recent transition.

Karen remains buffeted by having to deal with the pull of a society that does not recognize the reality of transpersonal experiences. Join us to support this amazing woman coming forward to share her reality that has often been denied by family, friends, professional colleagues, … essentially alone until discovering IANDS and similar validation and affirmation from communities that have walked the talk and heard the music for themselves.

The Place Between Here and There

Steve will detail his journey to this wonderous place then back to Earth, where he had to rehabilitate from grave injuries, only to experience the worst tragedy a parent can imagine. With the help of a soul connection from the higher realms, he found his way back to the peace and bliss he learned from “The Place Between Here and There.”

Steve Weber, “The Place Between Here and There: A True and Beautiful Near Death Experience”
Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 pm EDT (5 PDT, 6 MDT, 7 CDT)
Sponsored by Dallas/Ft Worth Friends of IANDS,
Co-leaders: Jan Holden, Ed.D. and Pete Quortrup

Steve Weber was riding his Harley one day in 2015 when he was broadsided by a large SUV and spent the next three weeks in a coma. Upon reflection during his recovery, he realized that experiences he at first didn’t recognize as otherworldly were in fact a visit to another realm, a domain he now talks about with deep passion. He tells of traveling to a place where time did not exist, where people are spirits, and where in bliss he learned the wisdom of the universe, coming to understand the connection of souls, the continuation of consciousness, and the inter-communication between realms.

Steve’s talk will detail his journey to this wonderous place then back to Earth, where he had to rehabilitate from grave injuries, only to experience the worst tragedy a parent can imagine. With the help of a soul connection from the higher realms, he found his way back to the peace and bliss he learned from “The Place Between Here and There.”

If you are grieving from the heartbreaking loss of a loved one, Steve’s story may help you find peace. If you are wondering whether what you see here on Earth is all there is, his talk may bring some insight to your thoughts. If you have personally experienced or believe in the infinite spirit inside each of us, what Steve shares may be an affirmation of all you hold sacred.

Steve lives with his love and co-author Katherine Plant in Northport, New York, where he works as an Information Technology Manager and Kathie is in childcare. Together, they host workshops to help others heal their grief by understanding the continuation of consciousness and our connection to one another and spirit, to understand the meaning of life by knowing that all experiences are opportunities for spiritual growth on a soul level, and to use higher awareness to achieve bliss while here on Earth. His book, The Place Between Here and There, is available on Amazon in paperback, audiobook, or Kindle.

 

Website: betweenhereandthere.org

Email: info@betweenhereandthere.org

An NDE Gave Krista the Tools for Living

While in labor, Krista Gorman suffered an amniotic fluid embolism resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest. Her pulse was lost  for 8 minutes, followed by three days in the ICU  for severe bleeding. Krista experienced an NDE when she flatlined, it was the catalyst for profound change that really would not fully take hold until 10 years afterwards. Friday, Feb. 26, 6:30 pm EST.

with Krista Gorman, Friday, February 26 at 3:30 pm PST | 6:30 pm EST

Krista Gorman is a Physician Assistant. Back in the summer of 2000 she had just recently completed her training and was pregnant with her daughter Maggie.

While in labor, Krista suffered an amniotic fluid embolism resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest. Her pulse was lost  for 8 minutes, followed by three days in the ICU  for severe bleeding. Krista experienced an NDE when she flatlined, it was the catalyst for profound change that really would not fully take hold  until  10 years afterwards. Krista explains,

“I continue to gain more and more insight into my experience and how it explains the Universe and our place in it.”

Krista Gorman, a Florida resident, is a Physician Assistant who has worked in emergency, pain management and now has gone to assist in the Covid crisis. Krista went to work in New York City when the pandemic so tumultuously emerged there. She has spent the last few months in field hospitals in Texas working 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week.

Krista wrote the book “I Died and Learned How to Live” available on Amazon.  In this book she shares her story and the principles by which she transformed her life and aligned herself with the love she was on the other side.

Krista and her daughter were featured on the “Story of God” with Morgan Freeman in 2017 . It is viewable on the National Geographic episode “Heaven and Hell.”

Krista has spoken at past IANDS conferences, as well as for the Edgar Cayce Association in Virginia Beach, Spirit University and also Blissful Beginnings in Florida. She is married to Ainsley Threadgold, who also happens to be a near-death experiencer and their meeting is another beautiful story in itself.

IANDS Launch Pad Series – A Veteran’s NDE and Path to Revealing It

Chase Skylar DeMayo is a U.S. Air Force veteran who died April 1, 2008, and was sent back to spread laughter, light, love and joy to the world. His near-death experience (NDE) occurred during cardiac arrest while he was stationed at Langley Air Force Base. For 12 years, Chase kept his NDE private for fear of judgment and retribution. Now he reveals the depth of his experience and its aftereffects. Come hear this remarkable, spirit-filled man!

Are Veteran’s more likely to have NDE’s while less likely to come forward?
with Chase Skylar DeMayo

I took it in and realized I was in Heaven, watching what happiness was. We didn’t exchange spoken words back and forth like a traditional conversation. The joy itself seemed to be the conversation; the light and the love that was flowing through me was filled with information and memories.

Jesus turned to me and said with another smile on his face, “You have to go back now.”

I took another look around. I remember feeling content with his guidance—as if this was all part of the plan.

“I need you to go back and remember to share laughter, joy, love, and light,” he said.

When he said those words, it was if they were being tattooed into me, or digested into my heart. Those words hit me like a truck.

Before I could respond, he started to grin again. It was the type of grin you have right before a laugh starts to come out. There was such a sense of fun and humor during my time spent in the garden. To me, it felt like the relationship you have with a best friend or sibling or spouse, where even the slightest notion could send you into peals of laughter.

His grin was my last memory before gravity set in and the weight of the world started to set into my human body again. It was obvious I was no longer in Heaven, where everything was so free and weightless.

What would a 21 year old do after such a clear, defined, and transformative experience while in the Air Force? Nothing. I told no one about my experience. I joked about dying with friends, but I knew if I told anyone about my experiences in Heaven that they would think I was either crazy, lying, or both. I couldn’t tell people I had met Jesus. Who was I to share that? A church might look at me and say, “He hasn’t earned his right to enjoy such an experience.” My friends and family might think it was all for attention. So, for 12 years, it stayed a secret from almost everyone but my close friends and family. Until now.

 

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series

As a near-death experiencer, 4X cancer survivor, author and hospital chaplain, Rev. David Maginley, explores the soul’s homework through the wisdom of those who have stepped across the edge of mortality. In these chaotic times, understanding how conflict and suffering challenge ego self-preservation has never been more important. Engaging this wisely accelerates our awareness that we all emanate from Love. Our differences need not divide us! Sat. Dec. 21, 10 pm PST (1 pm EST, 2 pm AST).

“Conflict and Suffering as Instruments of Awakening”
with Rev. David Maginley, MDiv, CSCP
Saturday, November 21, 10 am PST (1 pm EST, 2 pm AST)

As a near-death experiencer, 4X cancer survivor, author and hospital chaplain Rev. David Maginley, explores the soul’s homework through the wisdom of those who have stepped across the edge of mortality. In these chaotic times, understanding how conflict and suffering challenge ego self-preservation has never been more important. Engaging this wisely accelerates our awareness that we all emanate from Love. Our differences need not divide us!

The ego is such a convincing garment of identity! And nothing threatens it life conflict and suffering. How easily we believe everything we think. How often we are controlled by everything we feel. Yet those who’ve had a NDE know that ego identity is a necessary illusion, an aspect of the human experience. Their temporary transformation does not lead to enlightenment! But it does leave the indelible signature of the sacred upon our psyche.

David has been with hundreds as they’ve died, and will share insights on ego identity, how it fuels the present crisis, and the centrality of forgiveness and reconciliation in coming home to ourselves. One of the most difficult and central aspects of this is understanding the way conflict and suffering deconstruct ego identity in the reverse order that it was formed. And ego does not enjoy the process! Instinctive defence mechanisms kick in, and add fuel to the fire. This replays old injuries, triggering regret, shame, and frustration. What can we do?

David will explore concrete, simple strategies to restore connection and community, grounded in the wisdom of near-death experiences. We are all wired with this. Awakening it is the homework of the soul, now more than ever.

Rev. David Maginley is an interfaith spiritual counselor at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and award-winning author of Beyond Surviving: Cancer and Your Spiritual Journey. David has also survived cancer four times, which resulted in a profound near-death experience and explorations in the nature of consciousness and the connection of body, mind and spirit. He knows what it’s like to have cancer from both sides of the hospital bed, and has a sense of this life from both sides of the veil.

David is ordained with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, a specialist with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, member of Canadian Association for Psychosocial Oncology, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and is featured in the documentaries Here Right Now and When You Die.

He has presented internationally on the most difficult topics: suffering and meaning, grief and hope, death and dying and our connection to God through love.

More information can be found at davidmaginley.com

Portland Oregon IANDS Guest Speaker Event

“I was shown a new positive future for humanity has now been realized by events on earth as observed by the Messengers in my latest NDE earlier this month!” — Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy. D., D.D. Join us as Rabbi Robbins shares the latest messages from his eighth NDE… a bright outlook exists for humanity as seen from the spiritual dimension that he visited. Hear his experience on Saturday, November 21, 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST)

I was shown a new positive future for humanity has now been realized by events on earth as observed by the Messengers in my latest NDE earlier this month!

with Rabbi Stephen Robbins, Psy. D., D.D.

Rabbi Robbins has had eight near-death experiences, the most recent being this month, November, 2020. Rabbi is eager to share the positive messages from this latest experience. The capstone message is that “humanity has turned the corner and will continue to realize even more that ‘we are all dependent on each other’ resulting in less avarice between competing ideologies and more agreement to co-exist for healing the welfare of ourselves and the planet!

Rabbi Robbins’ first NDE occurred at birth when he was born dead in 1944 with the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck of his fetus. His second NDE was in l964 from severe hepatitis, then 1987 with a collapse lung from influenza originally contracted in 1985 with aggravation to previous severe lung damage, and again in 1991 with a second lung collapse followed by a third lung collapse in 2005 and by a severe shingles infection which left him in level 10 pain.

The sixth NDE was in January 2018, in which he received a message about IANDS which he knew nothing about at the time of this NDE. The seventh NDE was in May of 2020 in which he had massive organ failure, pneumonia, blood clots while in the hospital. Rabbi Steve was out of his body in near-death experiences several times. He has since been part of a research project for IANDS on NDEs and prophetic visions conducted by Robert and Susan Mays. Those videos are available on the IANDS website.

**** Special Message from Portland Oregon IANDS ****

Greetings!  My name is Greg Thompson and I am the new group leader for the Portland IANDS chapter.  I want to thank Jane de Forest for her hard work as the previous group leader.  She is a good friend and I wish her well.
I personally have had several near-death experiences and one shared death experience. In addition, I have had guidance to help me on my intended path in this life. I have helped people through rough times with grief, providing comfort and aid to people all around the world with the help of my guides.

I spoke about these experiences at a Portland IANDS meeting last January and have been involved in IANDS for the past three years off and on. I have written a book about my experiences and it is being published soon. It is titled ‘Living with My Spirit Guides’.

I am excited about working with the members and friends of Portland IANDS. Talking and working with people of similar interest in an area that was for a long time ridiculed is a breath of fresh air. Everyone has a different and valuable perspective on the world and deserves to be able to share their experiences and thoughts in a safe environment. I believe IANDS provides that space.

 

IANDS Launch Pad Series – From Darkness to Light

From Darkness into Light… from the time of birth, the challenges and memories begin, with long periods of searching… then Spirit returns, a new phase of the journey begins. Finding a way … to live the journey with purpose bringing Light into Darkness. Join Julio at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT) — as the Journey Continues! (Event free with coupon “Julio123”)

From Darkness to Light  with Julio Enrique Reyes-Alvarado

  • Introduction:  Birth challenges……they are out to get me…. Nine months later…. they are out to get me…
  • Destiny revealed…. Introduction to the Spiritualist Community…. reading from the Seer…
  • The Journey begins… twenty-five years… searching for Truth…questioning…
  • Return of the Spirit…
  • The Desert Journey…
  • The Prophecy… Living in Faith…
  • Living in the Light…
  • Finding Purpose…
  • Living Purpose…Bringing Light into Darkness…
  • The Journey Continues…

Biography:

Julio volunteered for 35 years with various non-profits in Northern California.  In that capacity he sat on boards and was Board President of Nepenthean Homes Foster Family Agency, as well as serving as part of a non-profit audit team for United Way.  He also served as Director of two NGO Boards.

Business experience:

  • Early in his extensive business career he was recruited by General Electric for a two-year, in-house, award-winning national training program, which included divisional training and onsite factory training.
  • Co-founder and Senior Adviser – Alvia Services, Inc.
  • Senior Adviser to start-up companies.
  • Thirty years+ experience in construction management, contract compliance, risk management and conflict/claim resolution.
  • International business experience – Working with private enterprises and local governments in Transfer of Technology, Project Management, and International Commodities Trading.

Alvarado Associates LLC, consulting services matching projects with investment dollars.

 

Upstate NY IANDS Guest Speaker Webinar

She went to bed one night asking God to take her, to forgive her and let her die. Lisa sobbed herself to sleep and woke around 4am, eyes still wet with tears to a voice like no other. This voice said “You will be ok speak softly.” A love and a peace overcame her, she had no pain for the first time in almost 4 years. Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 pm EDT.

This event is past, it’s video recording should be available within 24-48 hrs.

“You Will Be Okay Speak Softly” 
with Lisa Ward, Friday, October 9 at 3:30 pm PDT | 6:30 pm EDT

Lisa Ward will be sharing with you what many call a spiritual transformative experience . Her inspirational story started with serious health concerns beginning in 2012.

Lisa lives in the Syracuse area. She was diagnosed with several serious conditions including two brain tumors – one on the cerebellum, one on the pituitary gland. She had a 5mm lung tumor, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathy, chiari malformation with hydrosyringomyelia, COPD, bowel and bladder incontinence and the list goes on.

She would end up in the hospital by ambulance at least once a week. Lisa could no longer do anything that she could once do. She was in constant pain. Lisa had been to the NY Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, she had been to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, she had been to Chiari Institute in Long Island. She was becoming deeply depressed and running out of hope. Hospice had called, Blue Cross/Blue Shield called frequently.

She went to bed one night asking God to take her, to forgive her and let her die. Lisa sobbed herself to sleep and woke around 4am, eyes still wet with tears to a voice like no other. This voice said “You will be ok speak softly.” A love and a peace overcame her, she had no pain for the first time in almost 4 years.

Lisa is now a reiki master, a hypnosis consultant and is NLP certified. She will share with you her journey and the amazing things she learned along the way to healing. She will speak on unconditional love and the power of meditation and discovering her purpose.

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