Childhood Experiencer Sharing Group

This is a sharing group for adults who have had a near-death or similar experience(s) when they were a child (ages 0-18).  The group will offer a safe space to explore the meaning and purpose of your experience and to connect with others who had a transformative experience as a child.

This is a new sharing group for adults who have had a near-death or similar experience(s) when they were a child.  The group will offer a safe space to explore the meaning and purpose of your experience and to connect with others who had a transformative experience as a child.

We commit to respecting all who attend this group, knowing each person holds their own personal perspectives and beliefs. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing.

It is important to know:

    • No one will know you attended, except those in your group. Your privacy is protected.
    • These meetings are never recorded.
    • Trained IANDS volunteers facilitate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
    • You do not have to share. You can listen with your video off for as long as you wish to do so. You are welcome to share when you are ready, even if that takes months or years to achieve.

These sharing groups are free to everyone!

That said, ISGO Sharing Groups rely on charitable contributions to maintain staffing and administrative support. To continue to bring you a wonderful group experience, we thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Donation

 

Beyond The Veil: A Journey of Three Near-Death Experiences

Through multiple near-death experiences, Mas Sajady gained access to universal wisdom and unprecedented abilities to help others to transform their lives and reach their full human potential. Join Mas for this awe-inspiring event as he gives a raw and in-depth personal account of his three near-death experiences.

Beyond The Veil: A Journey of Three Near-Death Experiences

 

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 @ 1pm EST

 

Mas Sajady has unprecedented abilities and access to universal knowledge stemming from two near-death experiences, which has helped him to transform hundreds of thousands of lives in short amounts of time.

Multiple Near-Death Experiences & Highly Advanced Human Abilities

Mas Sajady has always been intuitively gifted and like many others, he hid or ignored his highly intuitive nature so he could “fit in” and it took Mas two near death experiences to awaken and embrace his abilities.
His first near-death experience was in his early twenties and aside from the crushed jaw and torqued neck, it was the best experience he has ever had. “The beauty, peace and love present during this experience can never compare to anything we have on earth at this physical level”, says Mas. After this experience, his intuitive abilities were heightened and he was able to sense future events and the internal issues of others.

His second near-death experience occurred in 2006 and was his second best life experience. This second near death experience opened Mas to even higher levels of awareness which guided him to greater abilities to transform lives.
He started working on clients professionally in November of 2009 and within less than a year, he had worked on over a thousand individuals who were drawn to him by referral. Through his events, individual sessions, and frequent speaking engagements worldwide, Mas has been able to touch countless individuals around the world. Whether it is physical or emotional health, finances, relationships or spirituality, Mas can change your frequency in order to Be Limitless & enjoy Spherical Abundance in all aspects of your life.

Recently, Mas has had a third near-NDE which has propelled him to even greater heights. He is experiencing a huge upgrade, spiritually and physically, and is still integrating the experience.

Join Mas for this awe-inspiring talk, as he gives a raw and in-depth personal account of his near-death experiences. For the first time publicly, Mas will share the details of his recent spiritual upgrades and transformation following the third near-NDE, as well as the impact that this has on his mission and on the consciousness of humanity.

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Those who join this event will receive a special bonus meditation worth $100 as a gift from Mas.

NDE Frequency Meditation: Integrating the Physical and Divine
https://mas-sajady.com/events/2022/nde-medi 

Participate live to gain free access to this life-changing meditation.
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About Mas Sajady:

“Change your frequency, change your life.” ~ Mas Sajady

Mas Sajady is an expert in human transformation who after two near-death experiences, came back alive to share wisdom and remarkable abilities that break through the limitations of psychology, willpower and current self-improvement methods to change countless lives in a matter of minutes by helping people shift at their core frequency level, resulting in drastic life transformation. His method, Xponential Intelligence (XI), is the next generation of human advancement that utilizes the power of frequencies to massively transform your life, not just improve it.

Mas has worked with business leaders, medical and healthcare providers, professional athletes, celebrities, the Royal Families in UAE and Monaco, Fortune 500 Executives that include Capitol Records, Cardinal Health, Starbucks, Facebook, Fox, CCTV, CIA, Forbes, Microsoft, FedEx, Australia Post, China Petroleum and more. Mas also donates his time to assist schools, hospitals, special needs groups, local communities and people from all walks of life.

Areas of Possible Transformation:
• Relieve Persistent Health Issues
• Supercharge Finances
• Heighten Relationships
• Experience True Spirituality
• Business and/or Success
• Sharpen Intuition
• Enhance Longevity, Beauty & Youthfulness

https://mas-sajady.com/

https://mas-sajady.com/18-days

https://www.youtube.com/user/masSajady

https://www.facebook.com/massajady

https://www.instagram.com/mas_sajady/

This event will be recorded. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.

The Amazing Life of a Double-Dead Redhead

Founder and Group Leader of IANDS Santa Barbara in 2011, Barbara Bartolome has had two Near-Death Experiences (1958 & 1987) and she believes they opened her life up to many incredibly amazing and truly astounding connections with God/Creator/Supreme Being, all of which guided her, literally saved her life, and cleared the path for her to fulfill her life purpose.

The Amazing Life of a Double-Dead Redhead

Saturday, January 21st, 2022 @ 1pm EST

 

Founder and Group Leader of IANDS Santa Barbara, Barbara Bartolome will share the story about her 1987 near-death experience (NDE), at age 31, where she flatlined during a medical procedure and watched her resuscitation from a ceiling vantage point, while communicating to an incredible, loving entity who she deeply felt was God/The Creator. When she returned to her body, she shocked the neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and medical support team with the accurate details of what she’d seen and heard them doing during her cardiac arrest and subsequent resuscitation. At that time, very little information was available to help her discover more about experiences like hers, so she chose to not speak about her NDE again until after more than a dozen years had passed.
Barbara started assimilating her NDE and wanting to understand more about it after speaking to a nurse friend, then researching online and finding out that she wasn’t alone in experiencing an NDE. She discovered the NDERF.org website in 2007 and Barbara wrote up and submitted her NDE story for their archives, never guessing what a major opening that would bring to her life. About two years later, she was invited to the 2009 IANDS Conference in San Diego by NDERF Founder, Dr. Jeffrey Long. At that conference, having very little knowledge of NDEs and completely ignorant of their after-effects, a chance comment by one of the speakers set her upon a quest that would eventually provide a new, surprising NDE discovery for her and give her a much better understanding of the many amazing experiences that have occurred throughout her life!
Barbara founded the IANDS Santa Barbara group in August 2011 and, prior to the Covid pandemic, their in-person meetings and events routinely drew between 80-120 attendees each month. Barbara states that NDEs are opening up the world to the reality of non-local consciousness and she’s thrilled to be helping people learn that death is just a transition back “home” and that we all are here to be kind, love others, and to learn from and cherish all aspects of our life adventures while we’re here!
Barbara and her NDE have been featured on the NBC Today Show, and in the 2011 movie ‘Afterlife’, as well as in a film documentary by French Filmmaker Anthony Chene, which has currently garnered almost 770,000 views. She is featured in Guideposts’ new book ‘A Choir of Angels’, along with Kim Clark Sharp and two other NDErs experiences, in the 5th volume of the Witnessing Heaven series. Her NDE accounts have been featured in a variety of print articles including in U.S. News and World Report and The Sun (U.K.), and on a number of very popular podcasts, documentaries, TV, and radio shows.

ABOUT BARBARA:

Barbara previously held a Department of Defense SECRET Clearance, when she worked for Hughes Aircraft in the 1980s. Both she and her husband, Victor, are now retired from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she was recognized as an Unsung Heroine, in 2000, for her volunteer work in the Santa Barbara community. She will be serving as the 2023-2025 President of the UCSB Retiree’s Association. Barbara was named Santa Barbara’s Businesswoman of the Year in 2004, for creating, opening, and operating a wonderful paper arts store in downtown Santa Barbara. Victor, her 7’0” tall, ex-Pro Basketball husband, and Barbara enjoy their five “tall and terrific” grown, successful, and happy kids, as well as sixteen “Adopted by Love” extra kids and two “Adopted by Love” granddaughters, located all over the world – many of whom lived with the Bartolome family at various times in their lives. Barbara loves finding ways to “make a difference” in her community… and far beyond it!

This event will be recorded. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.

Death, Grief, and After Life Communication

Shared death experience, grief, and afterlife communication. Liz will be sharing these experiences, how they’ve affected her life, and the healing she’s gained from having them.

Death, Grief, and After Life Communication

Saturday, December 17th, 2022 @ 1pm EST

After the death of her mother, Liz felt compelled to write. Not only did she write down her experience of grief, but also her mothers death experience, and the communications with her that followed her death. Liz will be sharing these experiences, how they’ve affected her life, and the healing she’s gained from having them.

 

ABOUT LIZ:

Liz Peterson is an Advanced Intuitive Energy Healer, Reiki Master, Spiritual Coach, Podcaster, and soon to be author of her new book- “Mom died last night. My shared death experience. A memoir of death, grief, and afterlife communication”. She has been a lifelong student of healing and metaphysical topics. Uses her natural born abilities, and her personal journey of healing, transformation, and empowerment in everything she does.

She has a local radio show called “Raise the Vibe”, on Voice of Vashon. And is currently the host of the podcast “Raise the Vibe with Liz”, now in its third year. Her podcast is dedicated to bringing today’s psychics, healers, way showers, inspirational speakers, and ascension leaders to an international audience. Healing to the world one guest at a time! And has interviewed guests such as, Ainslie Macloud, Neil Donald Walsch, Robert Waggoner, Dr Steven Farmer, Mark Anthony, and many more.

Mother of 4, Liz lives on Vashon Island, where she enjoys all life has to offer. It’s her mission to assist others on their spiritual journey of inner awakening, healing, and self-empowerment, with love and compassion.
Website and info @ http://www.lizshealingtouch.com

Radio show- http://www.voiceofvashon.org/raise-the-vibe
YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC20e9tSJy0fjKuKfdSIhhlQ
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/raisethevibewithliz/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/raisethevibewithliz/
Podcast- https://www.buzzsprout.com/958816/episodes
and- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raise-the-vibe-with-liz-podcast/id1504545337

This event will be recorded. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.

You Are Deathless

If death is an end, then I know for certain there is nothing final about it. My mission is to tell people not to be afraid of death so that you can fully live this life now. I beautifully present how my NDE, while a cadet at the USAFA (my memory coming back almost 20 years later), became a Spiritually Transformative Experience over many decades. This aligns with the 10 common NDE lessons from NDE’s that IANDS published in it’s 2020 Annual Report the first of which is “we do not die.”

In my book, You Are Deathless-A Near Death Experience Taught Me How to Fully Live and Not Fear Death (published August 2022), Nicole Kerr shares her journey about awakening to herself and the transforming work of aligning her soul, spirit, mind, and body. Through her own death, Nicole was forced to shed ascribed identities, such as being a people-pleaser, to instead develop an authentic, loving relationship with herself and God.

Nicole beautifully presents how her NDE was actually an STE: A Spiritually Transformative Experience. This aligns with the ten most common NDE lessons (Source: IANDS 2020 Annual Report), the first of which is “We do not die.” Nicole has persevered through enormous suffering and pain to create a life she now loves.

Her story proves that we can put to death the punishing, angry God that man created. This allows the beautiful God of love and acceptance whom she encountered in her own death to emerge and accompany us in day-to-day life. Bottom line God is love.

If death is an end, then I know for certain there is nothing final about it.

Talk directly with Nicole during the Q&A portion of this event!

About Nicole

Nicole is a national best-selling author speaker and now Eternality Advocate. For the past 30 years, Nicole has worked in all sectors of society, including in government (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), non-profit (American Cancer Society), military (United States Air Force Medical Operations), academia (University of Hawaii), healthcare institutions/hospitals (Adventist Health Castle and Queens Medical Center), corporate settings (Sea Ties, LLC), and private consultation. Nicole’s warm, engaging presentations have earned her a place in front of international audiences ranging from corporate food producers to health and medical associations. Throughout her career, she has focused on supporting people from every walk of life to make realistic, meaningful, happy choices for lifelong health and well-being. She has appeared on CNN, PBS, CBS, ABC, the Food Channel, and a host of other TV and radio shows to share her unique perspective on wellness, lifestyle, and nutrition.

Nicole graduated with a Master’s in Public Health – Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, she has her BA from Southern Methodist, she is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) certified level 2 practitioner, Disabled Veteran of the USAF and BTDT – Been There, Done That (my most important one).

Facebook: https://www,facebook.com/nicole.a.kerr; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicole.angelique.kerr; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-kerr-8920438/; Goodreads Book Page: You Are Deathless Good Reads Book Page

http://www.nicolekerr.com

This event is being recorded and will be available for viewing approximately 48 business hours after the event. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event. The face-to-face discussion period will not be recorded to protect the privacy of the participants.

Open Spirituality Topic Group

This monthly ISGO theme group is a safe space for respectful open discussion of whatever Spirituality means to you. Open Spirituality has zero dogma or doctrine. It’s about a personal relationship with the Divine with zero requirements other than your intent to connect with like-minded people for stimulating conversation. Open Spirituality is a “non-religion.” It’s a place to share spiritual experiences and beliefs without a religious context. Religious contexts like churches, synagogues, mosques, and such are often the only place where people feel comfortable discussing spiritual concepts, but those places often feel artificially constrained once one has had an NDE or an STE. This group is for people who consider themselves spiritual but who may not be comfortable with traditional religions and religious beliefs and practices.

Open Spirituality Sharing Group
4th Sundays at 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT

The Open Spirituality group is an open gathering space for those who are looking for a place to share personal spiritual perspectives without dogma or doctrine, where everyone respects differing beliefs and perspectives.

The conversation starter for this meeting will be “Who or What is God?” and, as always, will also include our usual open discussion of everything spiritual where nothing is off-limits.

What does spirituality mean to you? How has your understanding of spirituality evolved? How has spirituality challenged you in this life? This monthly group is a safe space for respectful open discussion of whatever Spirituality means to you.

Open Spirituality has NO dogma or doctrine. It’s about a personal relationship with the Divine with zero requirements other than your intent to connect with like-minded people for stimulating conversation.

Open Spirituality is a “non-religion.” It’s a place to share spiritual experiences and beliefs without a religious context. Religious contexts like churches, synagogues, mosques, and such are often the only place where people feel comfortable discussing spiritual concepts but those places often feel artificially constrained once one has had an NDE or an STE. This group is for people who consider themselves spiritual but who may not be comfortable with traditional religions and religious beliefs and practices.

“Open Spirituality” is perhaps best defined by these quotes:

      • “Kindness is my religion.” – Dalai Lama
      • “Religion is an external practice. Spirituality is a state of mind.”
      • “Religion is about beliefs. Spirituality is about being.”
      • “The best religion is the one that brings you closest to God.”
      • “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,
        there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

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If you want to convert the time of this meeting to your own time zone anywhere in the world, you can use this link:
https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter?&tz2=new-york

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Let go of any preconceived ideas of spirituality! We explore the subject of spirituality from every conceivable perspective. This group combines open discussion with presentations and occasional guest interviews all centered around the broadest definitions of spirituality. 

This group:

      • Respects and values all perspectives;
      • Is inclusive of all perspectives,
      • Welcomes all that seek to explore and investigate the mysteries of life;
      • Seeks to find the common ground that ties everything together;
      • Feels that science and spirituality are 2 sides of the same whole;
      • Sends love and understanding to all beings.

If you like subjects that are “out there” with a spiritual, philosophical, and/or theological perspective, this group is for you! 

Religions generally come from an exclusive perspective that can be very limiting. Open spirituality is inclusive and it respects and values the vast diversity of perspectives we each represent.

This group is for you if ANY of the following statements resonate:

      • You feel constrained by societal boundaries/definitions of spirituality and/or religion;
      • You consider yourself ‘spiritual’ but not religious (SBNR);
      • you love your religious community, but feel there is more to spirituality;
      • You believe in the Oneness of all that is;
      • You believe in the equality of all beings;
      • You love the mystery of life/existence and you would like to explore it in more depth;
      • You love God/Source/Creator, but feel that those terms are too limiting;

The Open Spirituality group will explore and discuss the most inspiring spiritual aspects of all religious traditions, philosophies, theologies, cosmologies, and *experiences* like STEs, NDEs, OBEs, alien encounters, psychic phenomena, mediumship, the healing arts, and such.

Open Spirituality welcomes people from all faith traditions. It does not promote any particular belief or theology other than the belief that we are all spiritual beings.

Proponents are self-proclaimed and all are welcome and supported as long as they are open, inclusive, and supportive of the beliefs of others. Open Spirituality welcomes atheists and agnostics as well since the belief in the existence of a deity is a matter of personal opinion.

“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of the opinions of others drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

Lastly, the following excerpt from Wikipedia seems appropriate:
Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR), also known as “spiritual but not affiliated” (SBNA), is a popular phrase used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.


For these groups, IANDS uses the Zoom video conferencing system. After registering for the event, it’s as simple as clicking the link provided in your email (prior to the event).


This is an ISGO “theme group” event offered FREE to IANDS members and for the modest amount of $5 / session for non-IANDS member accounts. (This helps us defray our expenses of maintaining IANDS Sharing Groups.) That’s another good reason to join IANDS!  However, we never want finances to be an issue. If you wish to attend but have a limited budget, please contact Daniel at daniel.endy@gmail.com and he will take care of you.


About the host, Daniel Endy:

Daniel has been on the spiritual path ever since he was a youngster. He was brought up in the Catholic religious tradition and attended Catholic schools. As with many people, Daniel was comfortable with spirituality but he had trouble with religious dogma and he sought deeper truths. As a teen, Daniel left Catholicism and became what he calls a “spiritual independent.” He searched and researched extensively finding “tidbits” of wisdom here and there at first. Over time he found his way to more and more spiritual teachings that resonated as truth for him. He believes that each person’s journey and their “truth” is unique and that it evolves as each person does.

Daniel often thought of how he wanted an open community of people who were spiritual but non-dogmatic. He envisioned a group that would be welcoming and inclusive for all without limits. Open Spirituality is that dream manifested. All are welcome. All perspectives are respected. We don’t need to invalidate beliefs that we disagree with. We can all co-exist in peace.

Experiencer Panel

Three amazing IANDS community members will share their spiritual experiences with us!

Experiencer Panel

 

Saturday, November 5th, 2022 

We are very excited to announce our Experiencer Panel! We will have 3 amazing speakers share their spiritual experiences with us.

~Leena Zafary~

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Leena Zafary arrived in the US at age 7, a naturally curious seeker. As she began to raise a family, she became deeply interested in physical health, specifically how certain foods, herbs, and natural remedies contribute to strong immunity and robust health, and in 2003 opened her own health-focused café, Z-Cafe. Then, in 2014, Leena underwent a Near-Death Experience(NDE), leaving her body to experience the other side. As she learned more about the reality of NDEs for thousands of people around the world throughout history, she also discovered that her own NDE had opened a spiritual door for her – one that led to further Spiritually Transformative Experiences and showed her realities beyond the physical, catapulting her life onto a new orbit.

About Leena

Leena’s passion has since expanded to encompass not only physical but spiritual wellness – a form of health equally complex and vital to the human experience. She immersed herself in study, absorbing material from scores of publications on neuroscience, spirituality, meditation, trauma, attachment healing, addiction, anxiety, somatic therapy, psychedelics, and related topics. Grounded in these learnings, she settled on the field of Bio-Acoustic Vocal Analysis research and practice, co-founding the Mind Body Soul Alignment Center in Las Vegas, NV. From the sound and vibrational cadence of her clients’ voices, Leena is able to extract information about their state of health and wellness, decode whatever is vibrationally off balance, and offer them healing insights.

 

Certified as a Reiki Practitioner, Leena continues to develop both her qualifications and her outreach, having recently founded Las Vegas IANDS, a localized meeting group of the International Association of Near-Death Studies. She is available for bio-acoustic analysis, Reiki healing, and as an inspirational speaker. She also plans to host a podcast, Vibrationally Speaking with Leena Z.

~Joseph Banks~

n 2011 while working inside an airplane fuel tank Joseph became unconscious. It had been but a few moments after blacking out that he realized he was in big trouble, a voice inside of him reminded him of all the safety training he had taken to be in a confined space. As a result, he used all his mental strength to become conscious again, which he did, and got out of the tank on his own. However, he became unconscious again at home, but this time, and a day later, he only woke up because someone told him to come back.

Ever since that day, things changed significantly. It started with what is called sleep paralysis (SP) then it progressed into out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and with some dedication to face what was happening to him on a nightly basis, he left the fear behind. At that moment he was welcomed into another realm. In this new phase, he was taken at first to learn compassion, and patience, and, in some instances, to deepen his understanding of humor. And in contrast, to learn to witness others’ actions without any reservation or judgment.

Joseph realized learning never stops and it expands into the interpersonal realms where all is intrinsically connected and yet experienced in a way so vast that it is pointless to try to understand them with the mind, they are intended to be felt. And all of that with the purpose of maturing and evolving souls leading ultimately to complete freedom and becoming one with the One play writer.

Joseph has started a small non-profit organization in Portland Oregon called “Pia Domu” Latin for “Loving Home”. Pia Domu aims to bring the loving warmth of the eternal Loving Home into one’s life and current experience. That by living one’s Life to the fullest one learns the true meaning of “Eternal Life”.

~Felice DiMartino~

Felice DiMartino is a Near Death Experiencer who has had multiple Spiritually Transformative Experiences. Felice’s NDE occurred in 2015 when she was hit by a large pickup truck while crossing the street. During this profound experience, Felice entered into a timeless, expansive realm where Information was shared with her about the nature of Being a Soul existing outside of a Breathing form and the Soul in an embodied state. In this session, she will share with us the multisensory phases of her near-death experience, the information imparted to her, and the messages she has
been guided to share:

“It is time to Live Big”

“All is Truly Well”

“Tell them there is nothing to fear”

And that we are so much bigger than our bodies.

If time allows, she will tell us about the Circle of Love she experienced and facilitated during her 2 shared death experiences.

About Felice:
Felice DiMartino is an Intuitive Healer, Spiritual Channel, Reiki Master, and SOUL-full Guide. In 2015, Felice had a profound near-death experience when she was hit by a large truck while crossing the street. Upon her return to a broken body, her natural inclinations and sensory abilities were heightened. For the last 35 years, she has been on a Spiritual path, with an in-depth exploration of a multitude of teachings from Spiritual Masters and Indigenous Healers. She has participated in training intensives and
certifications in several Healing modalities including the Akashic Record Readings, Angel Intuitive Readings, and Infinity Healing; a blending of neuroscience and energy medicine. She is a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor and thriver and a certified yoga meditation and mindset facilitator. Felice combines her training, personal journey of resiliency, 30 years as a Montessori School educator, and messages received in her near-death experience to guide others in cultivating a deeper connection with
their Spiritual nature, and an alignment of body, mind, and soul. She now offers 1:1 healing sessions, guest speaking, and group workshops. Her passion is collaborating with others to offer experiences of personal growth and Spiritual transformation. Felice is currently writing a book about her near-death experience which can be found at www.groundedillumination.com.

This event will be recorded. The viewing of the recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.

This Side of the Veil: NDE and Afterlife Communications

Elke witnessed her husband’s death while he experienced his near-death experience as well as his death. She’ll share stories of love and connection from her spiritual perspective and as a loved one on “this side of the veil.”

As a seer and empath her entire life, Elke has been in touch with the spirit world on both sides of the veil. She will share what she experienced with her husband of 35 years during and after his NDE, including communications while he was in a coma, in open heart surgery, and his after-life messages.As a counselor and spiritual guide, Elke’s is a message of support for NDErs and STErs (Spiritually transformative experiences) who are reorienting to a new life. And as the loved one of a brilliant man who’s NDE changed everything, she’ll speak to those she calls the “Left Behinds”: both loved ones of NDErs and ST experiencers, and those who are surviving the death of their loved ones.

She’ll share her strategies for living with an NDE survivor, as well as the important journey in Grief Land. Grieving is necessary in order to be in life fully, no matter what you’ve experienced.

About Elke

For almost 40 years, Rev. Elke Macartney has been a spiritual guide, healer and teacher. She is a seer of subtle energy fields–aka auras– and uses her gift to inspire and support others on this strange but glorious life path. Her life as a daughter of an NDEr, plus a wife of an NDEr–now a death experiencer in August , 2020, as well as counseling hundreds of experiencers, has informed her presentations at numerous IANDs conferences and local chapters. She is a shaman, a counselor, a certified grief counselor, Reiki master, and Therapeutic Touch practitioner. She enthusiastically volunteers as a facilitator for IANDS online sharing groups. Website, blog, and info at https://ElkesPage.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RevElke/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiBGHLzw2bw&t=60s

This event is being recorded and will be available for viewing approximately 48 business hours after the event. The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event. The face-to-face discussion period will not be recorded to protect the privacy of the participants.

Open Spirituality Sharing Group

This monthly ISGO theme group is a safe space for respectful open discussion of whatever Spirituality means to you. Open Spirituality has zero dogma or doctrine. It’s about a personal relationship with the Divine with zero requirements other than your intent to connect with like-minded people for stimulating conversation. Open Spirituality is a “non-religion.” It’s a place to share spiritual experiences and beliefs without a religious context. Religious contexts like churches, synagogues, mosques, and such are often the only place where people feel comfortable discussing spiritual concepts, but those places often feel artificially constrained once one has had an NDE or an STE. This group is for people who consider themselves spiritual but who may not be comfortable with traditional religions and religious beliefs and practices.

Open Spirituality Sharing Group
4th Sundays at 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT

The Open Spirituality group is an open gathering space for those who are looking for a place to share personal spiritual perspectives without dogma or doctrine, where everyone respects differing beliefs and perspectives.

The conversation starter for this meeting will be “Who and What is God/Creator/Source?” and, as always, will also include our usual open discussion of everything spiritual where nothing is off-limits.

Our guest facilitator this month will be former Pastor, Walt Scotson!

What does spirituality mean to you? How has your understanding of spirituality evolved? How has spirituality challenged you in this life? This monthly group is a safe space for respectful open discussion of whatever Spirituality means to you.

Open Spirituality has NO dogma or doctrine. It’s about a personal relationship with the Divine with zero requirements other than your intent to connect with like-minded people for stimulating conversation.

Open Spirituality is a “non-religion.” It’s a place to share spiritual experiences and beliefs without a religious context. Religious contexts like churches, synagogues, mosques, and such are often the only place where people feel comfortable discussing spiritual concepts but those places often feel artificially constrained once one has had an NDE or an STE. This group is for people who consider themselves spiritual but who may not be comfortable with traditional religions and religious beliefs and practices.

“Open Spirituality” is perhaps best defined by these quotes:

      • “Kindness is my religion.” – Dalai Lama
      • “Religion is an external practice. Spirituality is a state of mind.”
      • “Religion is about beliefs. Spirituality is about being.”
      • “The best religion is the one that brings you closest to God.”
      • “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,
        there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

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If you want to convert the time of this meeting to your own time zone anywhere in the world, you can use this link:
https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter?&tz2=new-york

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Let go of any preconceived ideas of spirituality! We explore the subject of spirituality from every conceivable perspective. This group combines open discussion with presentations and occasional guest interviews all centered around the broadest definitions of spirituality. 

This group:

      • Respects and values all perspectives;
      • Is inclusive of all perspectives,
      • Welcomes all that seek to explore and investigate the mysteries of life;
      • Seeks to find the common ground that ties everything together;
      • Feels that science and spirituality are 2 sides of the same whole;
      • Sends love and understanding to all beings.

If you like subjects that are “out there” with a spiritual, philosophical, and/or theological perspective, this group is for you! 

Religions generally come from an exclusive perspective that can be very limiting. Open spirituality is inclusive and it respects and values the vast diversity of perspectives we each represent.

This group is for you if ANY of the following statements resonate:

      • You feel constrained by societal boundaries/definitions of spirituality and/or religion;
      • You consider yourself ‘spiritual’ but not religious (SBNR);
      • you love your religious community, but feel there is more to spirituality;
      • You believe in the Oneness of all that is;
      • You believe in the equality of all beings;
      • You love the mystery of life/existence and you would like to explore it in more depth;
      • You love God/Source/Creator, but feel that those terms are too limiting;

The Open Spirituality group will explore and discuss the most inspiring spiritual aspects of all religious traditions, philosophies, theologies, cosmologies, and *experiences* like STEs, NDEs, OBEs, alien encounters, psychic phenomena, mediumship, the healing arts, and such.

Open Spirituality welcomes people from all faith traditions. It does not promote any particular belief or theology other than the belief that we are all spiritual beings.

Proponents are self-proclaimed and all are welcome and supported as long as they are open, inclusive, and supportive of the beliefs of others. Open Spirituality welcomes atheists and agnostics as well since the belief in the existence of a deity is a matter of personal opinion.

“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of the opinions of others drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

Lastly, the following excerpt from Wikipedia seems appropriate:
Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR), also known as “spiritual but not affiliated” (SBNA), is a popular phrase used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.


For these groups, IANDS uses the Zoom video conferencing system. After registering for the event, it’s as simple as clicking the link provided in your email (prior to the event).


This is an ISGO “theme group” event offered FREE to IANDS members and for the modest amount of $5 / session for non-IANDS member accounts. (This helps us defray our expenses of maintaining IANDS Sharing Groups.) That’s another good reason to join IANDS!  However, we never want finances to be an issue. If you wish to attend but have a limited budget, please contact Daniel at daniel.endy@gmail.com and he will take care of you.


About the host, Daniel Endy:

Daniel has been on the spiritual path ever since he was a youngster. He was brought up in the Catholic religious tradition and attended Catholic schools. As with many people, Daniel was comfortable with spirituality but he had trouble with the religious dogma and he sought deeper truths. As a teen, Daniel left Catholicism and became what he calls a “spiritual independent.” He searched and researched extensively finding “tidbits” of wisdom here and there at first. Over time he found his way to more and more spiritual teachings that resonated as truth for him. He believes that each person’s journey and their “truth” is unique and that it evolves as each person does.

Daniel often thought of how he wanted an open community of people who were spiritual but non-dogmatic. He envisioned a group that would be welcoming and inclusive for all without limits. Open Spirituality is that dream manifested. All are welcome. All perspectives are respected. We don’t need to invalidate beliefs that we disagree with. We can all co-exist in peace.

Mike’s Walk-In Experience

Mike was in a terrible vehicle accident seven years ago, and it altered every aspect of his life.
He experienced a unique NDE, one that few others ever had to endure. While he was still alive at the time of the collision, he felt he was reincarnated. Mike had a full walk-in experience, and his life is forever changed.

MIKE’S WALK-IN EXPERIENCE

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2022 1PM est

A message from Mike:

I was in a terrible vehicle accident seven years ago, and it has altered every aspect of my life.I had a unique NDE, one that few others ever had to endure. While I was still alive at the time of the collision, I feel I was reincarnated. Because of this, neither I nor my way of life are what they once were.

I was a complete secular, yet in the days following the accident I suddenly had an intuitive understanding of mystical texts like the Kabbala and the like. Experiencing the presence of both evil and good spirits, having precognitive dreams, having synchronistic encounters with numbers, etc. The secrets of creation started coming to me in dreams and visions, and I started seeing souls instead of bodies when I look at humans. I’ve always been a really sensible and down-to-earth individual, so spiritual matters have never particularly interested me. After a freak accident that would have killed 99.9 percent of individuals, I walked out unscathed but with a profoundly altered sense of who I am as a person.

Although I still have a deep, abiding affection for my current immediate family, I can hardly recognize their souls or the soul connection I once shared with them. Instead, I have a strong bond with a few angelic figures and hold fast to the notion that I am a resident of the past.

While I do use my talent to assist others on a regular basis, I have done so in secret for many years. I didn’t have a Near-Death Experience; rather, I’m a Walk-In, and my spirit has resided in this body for a very long time.

 

Mike has many years of extensive mentoring experience. He has experience as a martial arts instructor, police officer, and corrections officer, and he has mastered the skills of instructing, mentoring, and inspiring.

His primary objective is to assist others in overcoming obstacles, overcoming pain, and achieving their life goals.

 

The recording is included free with your RSVP to the event.