- What happens mechanically in an NDE is that our energy body, which is who we actually are, leaves our material body, but it remains attached to our material body by an energy cord. That energy cord, which is often called the “silver cord,” is what keeps our material body alive while our energy body is out of it. If the silver cord breaks, it cannot be reattached, so death of the material body then happens.
- Death is always a one-way trip. Our silver cord is unbelievably stretchy. Most of us travel out of our material body using our energy body for two or three hours on many nights each week, and while many of us don’t leave our bedrooms during these excursions, a few of us have traveled as far as the ends of the universe this way. But if the silver cord breaks, it cannot be reattached, so death of the material body then happens. Death is always a one-way trip. If someone is able to tell you about having had an NDE, then that person never has died during that near-death experience. Not even for a moment!
- During our NDE, our spirit guide might raise our spiritual vibration enough to escort us to the astral plane, which is in the same place where we are now but at a higher vibration. This is why many people think that they “went to heaven.” The astral plane looks and feels very different from the earth, since it is full of colors never seen here, and love is the very air we breathe. We might meet sixth-level beings, and perhaps our own dead loved ones, and have amazing and often life-changing conversations.
- The one being that we cannot meet in an NDE is God, and the one place to which we cannot travel is the genuine afterlife. God never appears physically, and never speaks with an external voice. And we know that no NDE traveler ever goes to the genuine afterlife, in part because in more extensive NDEs, the experiencer will sometimes be told that he or she is approaching the place where the dead are, and must turn back now or else that silver cord will break, death will happen, and it will be irreversible.
- We probably cannot meet the genuine Jesus, Buddha, or other religious figures. Religious figures are reported in NDEs, but the ways that they look and the things they say tend to be so atypical that experts consider these apparitions to be dream-figures.
- Approximately one in seven NDEs is hellish or otherwise scary. But the fiery and frightening locales where they take place are not real. When experiencers call for help, they are immediately out of these experiences.
- So now you know that no one who is able to tell you what happened during his or her near-death experience has ever actually died! Death is always a one-way trip.
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