Whether you believe in the afterlife or not, there is something undeniably intriguing and alluring about the prospect of life after death. It’s a concept that has been explored by writers and thinkers for centuries, and one that remains a mystery today.
Despite skeptics’ claims to the contrary, many people report having verifiable experiences and descriptions of the afterlife. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of these accounts and explore why they might be evidence of an afterlife. Stay tuned!
by David Stone
Assorted Ideas, Large & Small
Proof of the Afterlife…
What is “proof?”
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it is “evidence or argument establishing a fact or the truth of a statement”. In this blog post, we look at verifiable experiences and descriptions showing that there is an afterlife.
We also look at scientific evidence suggesting that consciousness does not die.
What is verifiable experience?
It’s an experience you can verify as true or false by comparing it against something else. It might be another person, a document, or a physical object. Looking at the verifiable experience as proof of the afterlife, we first look at some experiences that people had after death.
Let’s start with Dr. Ian Stevenson’s work in reincarnation research published in over 3000 academic papers. He studied children who could remember their previous lives and find the still living people from them. He verified experiences by comparing what children said who were experiencing a past life with other details that he found in his investigation of their cases.
Other examples are near-death experiences, fairly common among people who died for a brief period and then come back to life. People have a near-death experience report similar experiences such as leaving their body, seeing a bright light, going through a tunnel or meeting deceased relatives.
There are books written by people who had a near-death experience, describing what they saw and experienced. For example, the authors of “Life After Life”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” all wrote about their experiences after death.
What is the afterlife like?
People who have had verifiable experiences of the afterlife often report similar descriptions of what it is like.
A third example is mediumship readings where people speak to people who have died. The medium will often relay specific information that the person who has died knows such as their name, where they are, and what they did after death (Guggenheim, 2009). There have been many cases of mediumship readings being verified as accurate. For example, in the book Saved by the Light by Dannion Brinkley, he describes how his mediumship reading was verified by a family member who had died.
What are descriptions?
They are words that tell what something is like or what it looks like. There have been many books written which describe the afterlife based on people’s experiences. In the next blog post, we will look at what consciousness is and how it continues after death.
Is There Proof of an Afterlife?
In this blog post, we will look at what consciousness is and how it continues after death. We will also discuss why the afterlife exists. We’ll start by looking at what consciousness is in general before moving on to specifics about life-after-death experiences.
What is Consciousness?
It’s a person’s awareness of their environment and themselves.
How do we know that consciousness lives on after death? There are two approaches: scientific evidence suggesting consciousness does continue after death; and verifiable experience with descriptions of what happens during life after death experiences.
Scientific Evidence for an Afterlife: In Proof of Heaven, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander describes how his coma was caused by a rare form of meningitis that affects the brainstem and shuts down all electrical activity in the cortex.
This is what doctors believed happened to him and is why they didn’t expect him to survive. However, he did survive, and he reports that during his coma, he had an incredible experience where he was in a place of perfect love and light. He was able to come back to life and share this experience with the world.
Alexander’s story is not unique. There are many cases of people who have had similar experiences while they were unconscious or even after death. In the book Saved by the Light, Dannion Brinkley describes how he was struck by lightning and had a near-death experience.
During his near-death experience, he saw a light that was brighter than anything else he had ever seen before and felt an overwhelming sense of peace. He was eventually revived by paramedics and was able to share this experience with others after coming back to life.
Verifiable Experience with Descriptions
Many people have had near-death experiences or even after-death experiences that can be verified as accurate based on their descriptions of what they saw during that experience.
Dr. Raymond Moody, who coined the term “near death experience” – or simply NDE – reports numerous examples in his Life After Life.
More stories appear after people have out-of-body experiences and can accurately describe what was happening around them even though not consciously aware of it at the time. In his book Journeys Out of the Body, Robert Monroe describes how he started having out-of-body experiences in which he would leave his body and explore different dimensions. He was able to accurately describe what he saw in these dimensions, providing evidence that they were real.
But Why Does the Afterlife Exist?
The afterlife exists because consciousness does not end with death. Consciousness is the essence of who we are and it continues after our physical body dies. This is why people report feeling a sense of peace and love during their life-after-death experiences.
When we die, our consciousness transitions to a different dimension where we live on. Here is what the afterlife is like: it’s a place where we can still experience love and peace, and we can continue learning and growing in knowledge and understanding. The afterlife is a wonderful place where we can reunite with our loved ones who have passed away and continue to enjoy life in a new and beautiful dimension.
Verifiable Experiences of Life Between Lives
There are also many cases of people who have had verifiable experiences of life between lives. In Journey of Souls, Michael Newton interviews people who have died and then come back to life to share their experiences. They talk about going through a process of soul transition in which they meet with their spirit guides and other people from past lives preparing for their next life on earth.
What can we learn from near death experiences?
Near-death experiences can teach us a lot about the afterlife and what happens when we die. They can help to dispel the myths and misconceptions that we have about death, and they provide evidence that life continues after our physical body dies. In addition, near-death experiences can also be helpful in terms of providing comfort to people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. When we know that our loved ones are okay and living in a place of love and peace, it can help to ease the pain of their loss.
Scientific Evidence of Consciousness Surviving the Body
There is also scientific evidence that consciousness survives the body and continues after death.
For example, some researchers believe in reincarnation because it shows consciousness passing from one person to another, possibly through DNA. This would mean that we are not born with a blank slate, but rather, our souls already have memories from past lives. These memories are stored and passed on.
The idea that consciousness can survive the body is also supported by quantum physics, which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed but only transformed into another form of energy. This suggests that when we die, our consciousness may not simply disappear but rather transitions to a different form of energy.
The evidence for the afterlife is compelling, and there is solid support confirming its existence. When we look at all of the different types of evidence – from verifiable experiences to scientific evidence – it becomes clear that there is something more to life than what we see and experience in this physical world.
The fact that so many people have near-death experiences and report seeing loved ones who have passed away shows us how real the afterlife is. It’s a place where we continue experiencing love and happiness, and it’s a wonderful dimension that awaits us after we die.
When people come back from the dead to tell their stories, it’s hard not to wonder what happens when we die.
The afterlife is a wonderful place where we reunite with our loved ones, enjoying life in a new and beautiful dimension. When we know that our loved ones are okay and living in a place of love and peace, it can also ease the pain of their loss.
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