Hi, Abbie !
to the forum.
I 'd like to recommend the works of Deepak Chopra, M.D.
(any bookstore, New Age section)
He is very up beat and optimistic about this.
I think your parents will like him.
Thay might even want him to treat your sister.
For your sister 's peace of mind,
I suggest that u be in touch with
the International Association of Near Death Studies
This is not the first time that I 've heard of a situation like this.
In 1993, a friend of mine invited me to a dinner of a group
who have the hobby of studying Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective.
We were seated next to her friend, Mary Francis.
My friend said that she 'd have to leave early because
an old friend of hers was on his deathbed and scared of dying.
I suggested that she go to a bookstore and get any book
about Near Death Experiences, like Life After Life
by a friend of mine, Raymond Moody, M.D.
about what people have said when thay have been
brought back from death, in hospitals. (That happens a lot.)
By "death" we mean no activity of heart, no breathing,
and no electrical activity in the brain for several minutes
or an hour.
When my friend said that, Mary Francis seated next to her,
said that in the 1980s, she was in Florida, having a lot of trouble
giving birth in a hospital. Then she heard her attending obstetrician say:
"we 've lost her." She said that her consciousness,
her mind, floated up so that she was looking down,
seeing frantic efforts to bring her back by the doctor and nurses.
She felt no pain; she felt fine.
She said that her consciousness drifted back, behind the hospital
where she had never been before. She said that she saw her
5 year old boy sitting on some wooden stairs leading down
into the backyard of the hospital, waiting out his mother
who was inside giving birth. She saw a cook come out
of the back door, give the boy a slice of chocolate cake
go into the yard and pull down a banana from a tree
and give it to the boy.
Her thoughts then turned to her daughter, who was in school
several miles away, whereupon she (her consciousness)
arrived in her daughter 's class and saw that thay were
having a written spelling test. She looked down and saw
that her daughter had spelled a word rong.
She then felt distress at being about to lose her family,
whereupon she arrived back in her hospital room
and back in her material body and she woke up.
Her doctor asked what it was like.
(He knew that she had been "dead" because he knew
that she had no activity of her heart, or her lungs
and no electrical activity in her brain.)
She told him what she had experienced.
The cook was called, who confirmed giving the boy
the cake and the banana. Mary Francis' husband then
went to their daughter 's school and asked the teacher
what the class had been doing at whatever time
the chart said that she was in a state of "death".
The teacher confirmed that the class was taking a spelling test
and their daughter came home with the misspelled word
on her test paper.
Another time, I was stuck in traffic with a girl to whom
I was giving a lift. I mentioned that soon I was going to
visit my friend Raymond Moody, M.D. (Life After Life
She then told me of her experience that was very similar
to that of Mary Francis, with her own observations and adventures.
People don 't have to DIE to get out of their bodies.
Some people (including me) have had out-of-body-experiences
which are fun; I only wish that thay lasted longer.
Dr. Deepak Chopra has put it this way:
" people think that we are human beings
with occasional spiritual experiences,
but we are actually spiritual beings
with occasional human experiences."
The idea is that u are not your body,
the same as u are not your car
and u are not your shoes.
After your shoes wear out, u don 't stop walking.
People who have been brought back from "death"
in hospitals have very ofen complained
felt fine while their bodies were dead,
and as thay saw the frantic efforts to revive them.
Many of them said something like:
" Y didn 't u leave me alone??? I was OK."
Some people who have been brought back from "death"
have compared being revived to "being put back in jail."
being out of their bodies
and people who have been killed have no worries at all
about dying again.
Has your sister seen the movie Ghost
with Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore?
Is it possible for her to see that movie? DVD or videotape?
If u want, I can tell u a lot more on this subject, Abbie.
Just lemme know.
U might wanna contact www.IANDS.org
and explain the situation. I 've attended their annual conventions
of people who have died and been revived and of medical doctors who have investigated this.