In doing research on life after death experiences, I discovered many similarities between the various accounts.  One of the most common experiences involves a tunnel with a bright light,  as well as meeting a being that explains the meaning of life to the individual.  One thing I’ve noticed while reviewing the various accounts is that Christian people who have near-death experiences tend to meet Jesus and see angels.  Muslim people tend to report life after death experiences that involve religious imagery that makes sense to them, such as joining great multitudes of souls waiting on a vast plane for judgment.

For example, Baptist minister Don Piper was involved in a terrible car wreck involving an 18-wheeler where he was crushed inside his car.  The paramedics found him dead and covered him with a tarp.  According to Mr. Piper, he visited heaven, met with dead family members, and joined a heavenly choir that marched through the gates of Heaven.

In another example, pastor Todd Burpo’s four-year-old son, Colton, had an emergency surgery and recovered.  However, Colton began to report a near-death experience that occurred during the surgery where he met a miscarried sister and his great grandfather. He also reported meeting Jesus and listening to angels sing to him.

Betty Eadie was recovering from a surgery when she had a near-death experience where she met angels who told her about past lives she had on earth.  She also reported a dark tunnel and existed into white light where she met Jesus.   Betty also reported going to a “life library” where she could experience anything that had ever happened to anyone who had ever lived.

There are many other stories about near death experiences that have been cataloged for study by the Near Death Experience Research Foundation and the International Association for Near Death Studies.   One posting by Robert E describes something similar to what I experienced during several death meditations.  Robert’s experience involved traveling through the solar system and out into the universe where he arrived at a place where a he saw a cylinder made of rotating lights.   In my death meditations, I saw something very similar which I have a called a tornado-bathed-in-light.

Everyone who has had a life after death experience reports that it has changed them in some fundamental way.  Those who report meeting a heavenly being who explains life’s secrets to them,  return from their journey with new insights and a clear life purpose.

During my death meditations, I learned that each of us creates our own universe that is uniquely our own.  And not only do we create one, we create countless copies for every possible past and future. In addition, all of our life experiences are preserved in place that sounds very similar to the “life library” that Betty Eadie reported seeing.

The heavenly being that I met during my journeys was my True Self, an eternal being that had incarnated hundreds of times,  and I was just one of its many earthly lifetimes.

With the realization that we are creating our own reality from a sea of energy,  I believe it is easy to assume that people create their own life after death realities.  Therefore, religious people see someone or something that represents their faith when they die.  That’s not to say that these experiences are illusions or fictional.  I believe they are as real as life itself is real; however, that in itself is a bit of a tricky statement.  Who knows how life is going for everyone else on the planet except for you?   Are you just part of a large herd of humanity, or is there something uniquely different about you?   I’m sure that you would have to say that you feel uniquely yourself.  No one else can feel like you do.   So that’s my point.  You created yourself and your life this way, so why should you not have influence over the way you experience life after death?

I have heard many people ask the mystic about what happens after death.  He usually answers by saying, “It is something that is better experienced than just explained in words.”   He then adds, “Are you interested in experiencing it now?”   Most people shake their head no.

Death is a mystery that puzzles us all.  However, what he learn while reading about life after death experiences from other people is that the non-physical energy that exists on this planet as you is something that does not end with death.  Exactly what you’ll find is entirely up to you.  I am sure you will have an absolutely incredible adventure when the time comes.