“Stories about near-death experiences, especially as a child, and how after-effects are handled, are invaluable teaching tools for all of us. Near-death experiences, no matter how brief or complex, change brain structure and function, alter the nervous and digestive systems, and quite literally turn us around.
The public focuses primarily on the phenomenon itself, “the story,” hardly glancing at what comes next and how such experiences change us….for life. You do us all a favor by offering “the rest of the story.”
Each experiencer will differ in focus and descriptions. None of us differ in how our heart “explodes” into realms of love and compassion we never knew existed before.
Thank you, Sheri, for this precious “hug.”-P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D., pioneer researcher, in the field of near-death studies, and author of such books as: The Forever Angels: Near-Death Experiences in Childhood and Their Lifelong Impact and Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience.